Honoring the Village of Minoa, New Yorkby Former Representative Daniel B. Maffei
Posted on 2013-01-23
of new york
in the house of representatives
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Mr. MAFFEI. Mr. Speaker, I rise to extend my congratulations to the
Village of Minoa on the occasion of its Centennial Celebration. I am
honored to join the Central New York community in celebrating Minoa on
this historic occasion.
The Village of Minoa's founding tells an interesting story about the character of the people who have lived there and about Central New York as a whole. In 1913, during the incorporation of the Village of Minoa, a group of Minoa women banded together in solidarity to vote for incorporation in the village election. Although national law prohibited these women from voting, village law afforded them the ability to do so in this local election. These united women were able to have their voices heard several years before the 19th amendment was passed. As a result of this group's support and solidarity, Minoa officially became incorporated on January 12, 1913. The Village of Minoa demonstrates how then and now, Central New Yorkers have unlimited potential when every person has a fair shot.
For 100 years, Minoa has served as a vital part of Onondaga County and Central New York. It was a prominent railroad community for many years and continues to be a wonderful place to live and raise a family. I am grateful and fortunate to have such a vibrant community within the district I represent.
Once again, congratulations to the Village of Minoa and I wish its residents the best of luck in the next 100 years.