Betsey Mix Cowles (1810-1876)
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N 41° 45.239 W 080° 51.289
17T E 512069 N 4622472
Quick Description: Betsey Mix Cowles Home.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 6/23/2008 5:05:29 AM
Waymark Code: WM41BQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
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Long Description:
Below is the text from the Ohio Historical Marker:

Betsey Mix Cowles dedicated her life to fighting slavery and improving the status of women. Her desire for a formal education led her to Oberlin College, where she completed two years of study in 1840. An advocate of immediate abolition, Cowles lectured on the moral depravity of slavery, opened her home, at this site, to fugitive slaves. Opposed to expansion of slavery into the West, Cowles protested the Mexican War. Cowles served as president of Ohio's first women's rights convention (in Salem) in 1850, and the following year wrote a treatise on equal pay for working urban women. She served as the first dean of women at Grand River Institute, and later became one of the first women public school superintendents in Ohio.
1101 State Route 45 S
Austinburg, , Ohio USA

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Site Details: free, as this is right along the road.

Open to the public?: Public

Name of organization who placed the marker: State of Ohio Historical Society

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