The Women's Alliance
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N 43° 32.831 W 096° 43.972
14T E 683144 N 4824078
Quick Description: In 1911, Sioux Falls had no rest rooms or rest areas for women who were visiting or traveling through Sioux Falls.
Location: South Dakota, United States
Date Posted: 5/19/2006 1:35:04 PM
Waymark Code: WMD0Q
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member MNSearchers
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Long Description:
Edith Kellar Lillibridge and Anna M. Eddy saw a need and organized a group of 30 women to organize the Women's Alliance Group as a nonprofit organization. Having only a vision, the women pioneered a venture which in its time was unique for this city and the Midwest. 400 members enlisted and paid a dollar for dues for this cause. Initially, the Alliance established two rooms on the second floor of a downtown building. 3 years later, the facility moved to a place where meals could be served and sleeping arrangements were provided. In 1956 the Fosdick mansion was purchased and a 2 story dormitory was added.

By 1973 the Womens Alliance sold their home. The sale proceeds were invested as an endowment and each year the board authorizes grants to agencies who focus on womens and children.
Marker Name: The Womens Alliance

Marker Type: City

Marker Text:
Woman's Alliance---Sioux Falls Public Rest Rooms...


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