Welcome to the Sargents Project from the Famous Marching Presidents.

ON this great date of August 26, 2020 The Famous Marching Presidents of Nevada City shall GIFT TO Nevada City, California, a life-size bronze monument of U.S. Senator Aaron Augustus and Ellen Clark Sargent. The monument will be unveiled at the confluence of East and West Broad Streets. The Sargents will be gazing across the street to their old homestead where they lived and raised their three children.

It was U.S. Senator A.A.Sargent who introduced the 19th Amendment: the women’s right to vote. His wife Ellen, worked tirelessly with him and long after his death to see that this amendment was passed and ratified. Unfortunately, neither lived to see this passage. It was duty that took the family to Washington, away from their beloved hometown of Nevada City.


Now each of us has the opportunity to enrich Nevada City’s history by helping to erect its first monument. Make your mark by investing your time, energy or donation.

Your donation will help to spread global awareness about the 19th Amendment and the Women’s Right to Vote, therefore becoming a part of our GIFT to Nevada City, CA. Join us now!


The Famous Marching Presidents and Douglas Van Howd Studio unveiled “The Sargent’s Project” maquette Thursday June 14, 2018 (Flag Day) to honor and to pay our respects for two remarkable individuals, U.S. Senator Aaron Augustus and Ellen Clark Sargent, who spent 41 tireless years to see that their dreams of equality came to fruition. One of the most historical and pivotal human rights issues spanning two centuries. The Sargent’s, Nevada City’s most notable citizens made it their life’s work for the passage of the 19th Amendment which guaranteed women the right to vote.

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