Suffrage hikers arrive in DC on February 28, 1913.
Photos via the Library of Congress
Although the hike was largely considered successful, at times the hikers were harassed along the way. Young boys threw snowballs at the hikers in Leiperville, PA. Students at the University of Maryland insulted the marchers and ripped the banners off their baggage car.
When the hikers marched through DC, they were greeted with both cheers and jeers. Sara T. Moller later testified, “When Rosalie Jones and her pilgrims arrived, we had a very difficult time in front of headquarters. We had telephoned the police, and even then the crowd was very badly handled. It was very rough… I thought that was very ominous of what might happen on Monday [March 3, the date of the larger suffrage parade].”