In 1910 Washington became the first state since 1896 to give women the vote. Other states soon followed.
In 1911, after a heated campaign, women narrowly won the vote in California. The next year, three more states, Arizona, Kansas, and Oregon, gave women the vote.
At age 78 Abigail Duniway, an active suffragist for more than forty years, joined the governor in signing Oregon’s official suffrage proclamation and became the first Oregon woman to register to vote.