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Gallery N - The Gage Parlor


The Suffragette Parlor of Matilda Gage
 

This is a re-creation of the parlor from the Fayetteville,NY home of  Matilda Joslyn Gage, a well-known suffragist of the 19th century. Matilda Gage was the mother of T.C. Gage, one of the early pioneers of Aberdeen. She was also mother-in-law of L. Frank Baum, author of “The Wizard of Oz.” Many of Matilda Gage’s Fayetteville neighbors, including all four of her children, were early settlers of Brown County. They and many Central New York residents were lured to the Dakotas by the Dakota Land Boom of the 1880s.