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|WE ARE HIKERS NOT PIKERS
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“We are hikers, not pikers” was a phrase coined by “General” Rosalie Jones during the women’s suffrage movement in the United States in the early twentieth century. In 1912, she led a group of over two hundred marchers 170 miles from Manhattan to Albany to meet with then New York Governor William Sulzer. The “hikers” held meetings throughout the route and the march was covered by many reporters, garnering attention for the women’s suffrage movement.
““General” Rosalie Jones and the Suffrage Hikes | New York Heritage.” Nyheritage.org, nyheritage.org/exhibits/recognizing-womens-right-vote-new-york-state/general-rosalie-jones-and-suffrage-hikes.