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More Than PettiCoats: Remarkable Colorado Women
     

More Than PettiCoats: Remarkable Colorado Women

by Gayle C. Shirley
 

Profiles the remarkable lives of fourteen Colorado women, each of whom left a profound and lasting legacy. These pioneering women, all born before 1900, broke down barriers through their work in various fields. Among the amazing women you'll discover are Julia Archibald Holmes, the first woman to reach the summit of Pikes Peak; Florence Sabin, the first female

Overview

Profiles the remarkable lives of fourteen Colorado women, each of whom left a profound and lasting legacy. These pioneering women, all born before 1900, broke down barriers through their work in various fields. Among the amazing women you'll discover are Julia Archibald Holmes, the first woman to reach the summit of Pikes Peak; Florence Sabin, the first female professor at Johns Hopkins University; Caroline Nichols Churchill, a journalist who ran the country's first all-woman newsroom; and Margaret Tobin Brown, the eccentric, courageous lady whom history remembers as "Unsinkable Molly Brown."Each of these fourteen women displayed remarkable foresight, artistry, and intelligence during a time when Colorado was still a rough and unruly land. Read about their exceptional lives in this absorbing collection of biographies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762712694
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Series:
More than Petticoats Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.47(d)

Meet the Author

Gayle C. Shirley launched TwoDot's More than Petticoats series in 1995 with her popular book on remarkable women from Montana history. She has written several other books, including Four-Legged Legends of Colorado, Charlie's Trail: The Life and Art of C.M. Russell, and More than Petticoats: Remarkable Oregon Women.

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