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Finger Lakes

Ontario County Courthouse

27 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424

Well-known suffragist Susan B. Anthony was arrested and tried at the Ontario County Courthouse in 1873 for attempting to cast a ballot in the 1872 presidential election. She was fined $100 plus the costs of the prosecution, but no attempts were made to imprison her. She refused to pay the fine, calling it an “unjust claim.”