© 2024
Prairie Public NewsRoom
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Rest Room


On this date in 1914, the ladies of the local Woman's Civic League in New England, ND, were waiting to hear back from their city council as to whether they could establish a special room for the ladies of the country: a rest room.

They asked the council to turn over a part of city hall for this purpose and to furnish two or three couches and other articles of furniture. They also intended to place a "competent" lady in charge of the rooms, to provide care and comfort.

No definite answer had been given, but it was reported to be an idea to their credit, which "hundreds of people in the New England territory" would appreciate, and so they were already ‘flush' with success.

Dakota Datebook written by Sarah Walker


The Fargo Forum and Daily Republican, Monday Evening, June 8, 1914, p.2