More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Colorado Women, 2nd

More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Colorado Women, 2nd

by Gayle Shirley

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More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Colorado Women, 2nd by Gayle Shirley

Moving portraits of fifteen independent women who helped make Colorado what it is today More Than Petticoats: Remarkable Colorado Women profiles the lives of fifteen of the state's most important historical figures—women from across Colorado, from many different backgrounds and from various walks of life. With enduring strength and compassion, these remarkable women broke through social, cultural, or political barriers to make contributions to society that still have an impact today. Read about:• Julia Archibald Holmes—the bloomer-clad first white woman to ascend to the summit of Pike's Peak, in 1858• Frances Wisebart Jacobs—a compassionate housewife moved to devote her life to supporting Colorado charities in the late nineteenth century• Mary Elitch Long—founder of the famed pleasure grounds known as Elitch Gardens• Caroline Nichols Churchill—a pistol-packing, feminist, journalist dynamo Each of these women demonstrated an independence of spirit that is as inspiring now as it was then. Read about their extraordinary lives in this captivating collection of biographies

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762764440
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/24/2012
Series: More than Petticoats Series
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.43(d)

About the Author

Gayle C. Shirley has written a dozen nonfiction books for children and young adults, including M Is for Montana, More than Petticoats: Remarkable Montana Women, and Charlie's Trail: The Life and Art of C.M. Russell. This book is part of a series she has written about animal legends from throughout the West. She has also written articles for magazines such as Boy's Life and Big Sky Journal.Gayle grew up in Colorado and Idaho and graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in journalism. She worked as a reporter and editor for daily Montana newspapers and as an editor for a publishing company before writing her first book. She is currently the public information officer for the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Resources. She lives with her husband, Steve, and sons, Colin and Jesse, in Helena, Montana.

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