Catharine C. Paine

Catharine C. Paine signed the Declaration of Sentiments in 1848 and adopted the Bloomer costume a few years later. After traveling to Seattle with her husband, Methodist minister David E. Blaine, she opened the tiny settlement's first school in 1854.

Learn more here about this signer through an educational unit, Catharine Paine Blaine: Seneca Falls and the Women's Rights Movement in the State of Washington, a joint project of Women's Rights NHP and the Washington State Historical Society with funding from the National Park Service North East Region Challenge Cost-Share Program.

The Washington Women's History Consortium has posted information on the Life of Catharine Paine Blaine, go here to discover even more.

Last updated: February 26, 2015

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