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This is the grave of Jessie Benton Fremont. Born in 1824 outside of Lexington, Virginia, Jessie Benton was the daughter of the legendary Missouri senator Thomas Hart Benton. The reason she was born in Virginia is that her mother went to her parents for the birth. Benton had wanted a son and was disappointed she […]
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This is the grave of Carrie Chapman Catt. Born in 1857 in Ripon, Wisconsin (a town famous for hosting the founding of the Republican Party just three years earlier), Carrie Lane grew up in Charles City, Iowa. Despite it being quite uncommon to send girls on to higher education, her parents were sort of supporters […]
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