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Colorful Coloradans Biographies

Biographies of important Coloradans featuring digitized sources from the Western History collection to provide young researchers with high quality, primary source material for their history projects. Ideal for 4th grade and up.

Lena Archuleta (1920 - 2011)

Denver's first Hispanic female school principal, Lena Archuleta was dedicated to improving life for all people, especially Hispanic Denverites. 

Caroline Bancroft (1900 - 1985)

Historian, journalist, and philanthropist whose stories about Colorado history helped spark new interest in the state's past. 

Casimiro Barela (1847-1920)

Casimiro Barela was a long-serving senator in the Colorado legislature.

George Bent (1843 - 1918)

Cheyenne-American interpreter and historian who often found himself caught between his mother's Cheyenne world and his father's white American world. 

Ralph Carr (1887-1950)

Governor of Colorado who served during WWII. He publicly opposed putting Japanese Americans into internment camps.

 

Maude Fealy (1881-1971)

Actress, author, director and teacher known for her work in silent film and plays at the historic Elitch Theatre

Eugene Field (1850 - 1895)

Poet, newspaper writer, and humorist whose poetry for and about children is still widely read today. 

Gladys Caldwell Fisher (1907-1952)

Artist, particularly known for her sculptures of animals.

Tim Flores (1919 - 1988)

Influential labor leader, lobbyist and activist who fought for the rights of workers throughout Colorado. 

Mary Antoinette Perry-Frueauff (1888-1946)

Mary Antoinette was an actress, director, producer, humanitarian, and an activist, whose work on Broadway inspired the creation of the Tony Awards.

 

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