womens vote

Marker in Downtown Fargo celebrates 100 years of women’s right to vote

On August 18, 1920, the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote was passed.

FARGO, N.D. – Helen DeLendrecie was a well known suffragist in the Fargo-Moorhead area who fought for women’s right to vote during the early 1900s. She and her husband O.J owned DeLendrecie’s Department Store on Main Avenue which is now an apartment building. “She said, ‘We’re willing to offer you free office space to have the office of the North…