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Contact: John Stoudt, 315-568-2991 x 3004
Seneca Falls, NY- Bernice Ende, also known as the "Lady Long Rider" and her two horses rode into Seneca Falls, New York, on Saturday, September 6, 2014. Ms. Ende is commemorating the centennial of Montana's women's suffrage by riding 8,000 miles through the United States and Canada. Appropriately, she selected Women's Rights National Historical Park as a destination along her journey.
With her two horses tied up nearby, Ms. Ende accomplished her goal of honoring the women who organized the First Women's Rights Convention. Ms. Ende said, "It was here in Rochester, Seneca Falls, and Syracuse, New York, in the mid-1800s that the call for female emancipation, equality, and the right to vote became a reality." After riding on horseback through the United States for more than 20,000 miles during the past ten years, Ms. Ende toured the Wesleyan Chapel and the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House "to pay homage to the women who so bravely planted the seed of 'women's rights'."
Superintendent Ami Ghazala spoke with Ms. Ende during her visit and commented, "We are thrilled and honored that Bernice Ende has chosen to include Women's Rights National Historical Park in her journey. Ms. Ende's courage in riding many thousands of miles to honor these women is truly inspiring."
For more information, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/wori or call (315) 568-0024. All sites within Women's Rights National Historical Park are free and open to the public.Follow the park's social media sites for Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/