Women's History :: Suffragette Caravan

August, 1913: Before the Suffragette Caravan left New York for Boston, pulled by a balky horse that the ladies had named "Asquith," (after the British prime minister, who also proved balky on the woman suffrage question) the participants (three British Suffragettes and an American Salvation Army colonel -- with tambourine) released several Boston homing pigeons, whose flight home was supposed to herald and precede their own arrival in that city.