How Women Have Shaped the State

Women in Minnesota: Weaving the Web of Society in the North Star State

Rhoda R. Gilman, a founding member of Women Historians of the Midwest and a former candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, considers the influence of women in Minnesota: the Willmar 8, the Schubert Club, the Minnesota Woman Suffrage Association, and much more.

Shoes worn by Gratia Alta Countryman

Shoes worn by Gratia Alta Countryman

Women's black lace-up shoes worn by Gratia Alta Countryman of Minneapolis, ca. 1889.

Carrie Olson Price

Carrie Olson Price

Carrie Olson Price, fourth wife of Fred Price, visits her husband in jail after his conviction for the murder of his third wife, Mary Fridley Price. From "Etchison Ready to Stand Trial; Price Plans to Appeal," Minneapolis Sunday Journal, January 16, 1916, 4. Image reproduced from microfilm at the Minnesota Historical Society.

Fred and Mary Price in their Cadillac

Fred and Mary Price in their Cadillac

Fred and Mary Price in their Cadillac, 1913–1914. Mary holds her dog, Chum. From "Etchison's Story is Unshaken Under Severe Grilling," Minneapolis Journal, January 11, 1916, 1. Mary and Chum exited the same car on the night of November 28, 1914, and fell to their deaths from a cliff. Image reproduced from microfilm at the Minnesota Historical Society with permission from the Minneapolis Journal.

Mary Fridley Price and Fred Price

Mary Fridley Price and Fred Price

Mary Fridley Price with her husband, Fred Price, ca. 1907–1914. From "Mary Fridley Pice Was Member of One of First Families of Minnesota," Minneapolis Sunday Tribune, January 9, 1916, 6. Image reproduced from microfilm at the Minnesota Historical Society with permission from the Minneapolis Sunday Tribune.

"Fear for Pet Costs Her Life"

"Fear for Pet Costs Her Life"

Mary Fridley Price, 1910–1914. From "Fear For Pet Costs Her Life," (Minneapolis Sunday Journal, November 29, 1914). Image reproduced from microfilm.

Murder of Mary Fridley Price

The November 1914 death of Mary Fridley Price made the front page of the Minneapolis Journal: “Woman Killed in Attempt to Save Pet Dog.” Her grieving husband, Fred Price, told police she had fallen off a Mississippi River bluff in a vain attempt to keep her dog from going over. But by January 1916, that grieving husband was at the center of a sensational murder trial, accused of shoving her off the cliff for her money.

Ruth Boynton

Ruth Boynton

Ruth Boynton, ca. 1925.

MN90: Sister Suffragette

In this segment of MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds, Allison Herrera describes the career of suffragist Clara Ueland.

MN90: Sister Suffragette

In this segment of MN90: Minnesota History in 90 Seconds, Britt Aamodt describes the career of suffragist Sarah Burger Stearns.

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