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By Manya Vee
For the Beacon 

Rita Ireland reveals Edmonds' history of one feisty woman


Last updated 11/11/2021 at 12:11pm

Lorna Moffett

Rita Ireland (center) with two League of Women Voters volunteers at the ribbon-cutting of Missouri Hanna plaque in 2019 in Edmonds.

One feisty Edmonds woman of today reminds us of another feisty woman from 100 years ago.

It was 2018. The 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right, to vote was imminent. That date, June 4, 2019, was rapidly approaching.

How might the Edmonds chapter of the League of Women Voters celebrate?

Then-president of the chapter, Rita Ireland, posed the question. Clearly, this retired librarian determined, some research was the key. A visit to the Edmonds Historical Museum revealed a treasure trove of information.

Under glass and in plastic sleeves were documents, newspapers a...

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