The year was 1932.
The U.S. was in the depths of the Great Depression, Amelia Earhart made history as the first woman pilot to cross the Atlantic Ocean and the parking meter was invented.
History was being made in the election of a new president when Franklin Roosevelt, who promised a New Deal for the American people, defeated incumbent Herbert Hoover.
And Joan Gauthier, of rural Oconto Falls, made personal history when she voted in her first presidential election. She cast her first ballot as a 19-year-old in Milwaukee, but the details of that vote are hazy.
“To tell you the honest to God truth, it’s hard to remember my first vote,” she said.
Exactly 84 years later, on Nov. 8, she was at the polls again, voting in the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and the eventual victor, Donald Trump.
Twenty-two presidential elections have come and gone from 1932 to 2016, and Gauthier said she has voted in every one.