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Courtesy Suzanne Caswell. Boone County Historical Society.

One hundred years later, in 2008, the Boone County Historical Society received funding to organize a reenactment of Iowa’s historic suffrage parade.

One hundred participants from across the state came dressed in 1908 fashions and marched the original parade route singing songs and stopping to listen to suffrage speeches. The original slogans and banner styles were reproduced after examining photographs in the 1908 Boone News Republican.






Many Iowa organizations participated in the reenactment.

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Courtesy Suzanne Caswell. Boone County Historical Society.

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Courtesy Suzanne Caswell. Boone County Historical Society.

After the parade, a suffrage monument was dedicated to the women of Iowa on the grounds of Boone High School.