In the nearby Occoquan Workhouse, from June to December, 1917, scores of women suffragists were imprisoned by the District of Columbia for picketing the White House demanding their right to vote. Their courage and dedication during harsh treatment aroused the nation to hasten the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. The struggle for woman's suffrage had taken 72 years.
Geographic Location: Fairfax County
Physical Description of Location: Lorton, VA 22079. Located on Ox Road (Rt. 123), 0.75 miles south of the intersection of Ox Road (Rt. 123) and Furnace Road. Marker is on the right when traveling south on Ox Road (Rt. 123).
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