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On Aug. 17, Lakewood City Council unanimously approved the renaming of Saint Charles Green to Bernice Pyke Park. The approval marks the area as a nationally recognized park.

Last week marked the 100th anniversary of the United States ratifying the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote nationally. To commemorate that achievement, Lakewood officials honored one of their own. On Aug. 18, officials celebrated the renaming of Saint Charles Green to Bernice Pyke Park, after the local suffragist who helped make Lakewood one of the first cities in America to give women voting rights. A number of city officials attended the ceremony, including Lakewood’s second female mayor, Mayor Meghan George, as well as City Council. Pyke’s grandson John Pyke cut the ribbon to officially mark the park’s renaming.

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