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Colorful Coloradans Biographies
Judge Benjamin Barr Lindsey was known as the father of juvenile law. He established the first juvenile court in Denver, Colorado, and was known for his advocacy for juvenile rights, women’s rights and workers’ rights.
The "Father of Denver Theater," Henry Lowenstein survived the Holocaust to become one of Denver's most famous stage producers.
Portia Lubchenco was one of the first female chiefs of staff of any hospital in Colorado. "Doctor Portia" survived the Russian Revolution and helped modernize hospitals and medicine throughout Colorado.
Tadaatsu Matsudaira was an early Colorado pioneer and engineer who worked in the mining industry in Colorado. He was likely the first Japanese immigrant to come to Colorado.
Photographer who created the largest visual record of Denver's African-American history, with photos of everything from daily events to visits by leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr.
Writer, speaker, and conservationist best known as "The Father of Rocky Mountain National Park."
A pioneer in education, Rachel Noel helped integrate the Denver Public School system and provide equal opportunities to all Denver students.
Colorado pioneers and women ahead of their time with roots in Japan.
Maurice Pate grew up in Denver, went on to give aid to the victims of WWI and was an important founding member of UNICEF.
Railroad photographer who predominantly photographed railroads in Colorado. He also took photos of railroads in all 48 continental United States. He was able to capture the history of railroads in the Rocky Mountains through his photography.