Women’s History

March 22, 2023

Women as Tall as Our Mountains: Biographical Sketches by Local Women

I would call this little book “small but mighty”! This compilation of mini-biographies of pioneer Summit County women was a project of our local Summit County chapter of P.E.O. (P.E.O. is a philanthropic and educational organization interested in…

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March 07, 2023

Florence Watson’s Way: A poet in Breckenridge

Florence Watson was a poet in Breckenridge during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Her book of poetry, “Sweet Summerland” was exhibited at the Chicago World’s Fair and she wrote numerous stories for the local newspapers.

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April 08, 2022

The Women of Breckenridge

Who were the women who came to Breckenridge in the 1880s?  Where did they come from?  Did they willingly make the trek to Breckenridge?  What did they find when they arrived?  Census data and diaries tell the story.

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March 29, 2022

Women of Willpower: Breckenridge Pioneers

Pioneering women of Breckenridge’s early days survived and thrived in the unforgiving mountain environment of Colorado’s mining communities.

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March 03, 2022

Women of Willpower: Julia and Sarah Ford

Mr. Barney L. Ford ascended to wealth and political prominence in frontier Colorado but what about the women in his life – Julia and Sarah?

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