The first living woman to be honored with a special day at the Lewis and Clark Exposition is Mrs. Abigail Scott Duniway, for whom today has been set apart. Mrs. Duniway is a prominent pioneer woman, who for years has worked in the interest of Woman’s Suffrage and is one of the most widely known women in Oregon and has friends without number throughout the state and country.
The next day’s paper recounted the tribute:
Abigail Scott Duniway, pioneer, long an advocate of woman suffrage in the Pacific Northwest, was duly honored at the Oregon building on the Fair grounds yesterday by many persons who came, extended greetings and passed on, pleased with the opportunity to meet and take her by the hand. The tribute paid to her endeavor was fitting because well earned. The active period of this endeavor belongs to a generation that is approaching its close – a period with which memory is still in close touch, and the ruling element of which was strenuousness. Whether recalling her work in the past or the possibilities of its fruition in the future, Mrs. Duniway is happy in the knowledge that she is closely identified with it, and that in its pursuit the best efforts of her best years were spent.
Mrs. Abigail Scott Duniway Day was followed up at the fair with Thomas Jefferson Day.