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10 For The $10: Which SA Woman Should Appear on the $10 Bill? 

The U.S. Treasury Department announced yesterday that starting in 2020, Alexander Hamilton will share the $10 bill with a woman.

It's the first time in over 100 years that a woman will appear on U.S. paper currency. The Treasury Department is open to suggestions for who to honor, so it got us thinking — which women from the Alamo City could grace the $10 note?

Here are ten San Antonio women for the $10 bill. Since there's no precedent for living people on U.S. currency, we did not consider anyone who's still alive. Research for this story was conducted through the Texas State Historical Association.

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Mary Eleanor Brackenridge (1837-1924)

Brackenridge was a leader of the women’s suffrage movement in Texas, and co-founded the Woman’s Club of San Antonio. After Texas ratified the 19th Amendment, Brackenridge became the first woman in San Antonio to register to vote.

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