America’s First All Women Town Council  (USA) 18 minutes

At a time when women’s suffrage was being debated and fought for on a national level, the election of an All Women Town Council in a small, rural Utah town began as a prank.  A few men in the community thought it would be a good joke to ask the citizens of Kanab, Utah to vote for an all woman ticket.  One of the men said, “I’m tired of hearing all the women complain, so they might as well run things.”  As circumstances would have it, they ran unopposed and were elected on November 11, 1911.  They were sworn into office on January 2, 1912 and fulfilled their term of office until January 2, 1914.  They served with honor, dignity and accomplished many needed improvements, having the support of their husbands and the community.  9/3 8:25 p.m. – Sear Gallery;  9/4 8:40 p.m. – Dunford Auditorium;  9/10 3:30 p.m. – Mesquite;  9/11 3:30 p.m. – Mesquite