- Associated Press - Sunday, June 15, 2014

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) - A group of volunteers is working to restore and preserve the home of the first Congresswoman from Oklahoma.

Alice Robertson was the first woman elected to Congress from the state and the second woman elected in the U.S. Her Muskogee home dates back to 1905 and has fallen into disrepair.

A group of volunteers gathered Saturday to rake, shovel and pull weeds in the home’s front lawn. The Muskogee Phoenix reports (https://bit.ly/1nHbXpT ) that the Neighborhood Alliance for Historic Preservation and the Founders’ Place Historical District are leading an effort to restore the home. Founders’ Place Historical District president Melony Carey says projects like the yard cleanup can help honor the city’s historical figures.

Robertson served in Congress from 1921 to 1923.

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Information from: Muskogee Phoenix, https://www.muskogeephoenix.com


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