Portland Hotel Renamed to Honor Suffragist Abigail Scott Duniway
The Hilton Hotel in Portland, Ore., is getting a new, well-deserved name.
"We wanted a name that would represent Portland. Abigail Duniway was one of Portland’s most important pioneers," hotel general manager Eric Walters told Travel + Leisure. "Her fearlessness and inspiration to women made her a change agent and she represents a disruptive character."
Along with serving as a tribute to Portland's history, the renaming honors Duniway as the outspoken "pioneer woman suffragist of the great northwest."
She was a known novelist who consistently addressed issues regarding women's rights. She founded the women's rights newspaper, The New Northwest, in 1871, and fought for suffrage until 1912, when Oregon became the seventh state to give women the right to vote.
Duniway also joined Governor Oswald West in signing the equal rights proclamation.
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