MOVERS AND SHAKERS Celebrating the Women of Cokato
Thanks to the work of the Women's Sufferage Movement, the United States Government granted women the right to vote with the passing of the 19th Amendment on August 26, 1920. As a result, on November 2, 1920, Caroline Reed became the first Cokato woman to vote in a presidential election. She was 89 years old and a widow at the time. Her vote broke the barrier that had held women back from having a real say in the nation’s politics, and enabled women to influence the world in a way they never could before.
2020 is the 100th Anniversary!
Ida Sparks Clarke, Cokato's First Woman Mayor
20th Century Women
Click the photo of Cokato's first woman mayor to find out more about four Cokato women who lived larger than life.
Cokato Women's Club Chorus, 1931.
Click either photo to see how Cokato women influenced the world of sports or changed the community through different women's organizations.