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Colorful Coloradans Biographies
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.
Adventurous newspaper writer, gossip columnist, and social activist who became one of the first women to run her own newspaper.
Robert L. Ragland was a prolific artist who spent his life helping young artists make a living through art.
Bruce Randolph started a popular barbeque restaurant in Denver and went on to feed and serve those in need for decades.
Helen Rich was a bestselling author, a traveling writer and the first female journalist for the Colorado Springs Telegraph.
Denver's first female landscape architect, Jane Silverstein Ries, created gardens around the state that were easy to grow in Colorado's unique environment.
Pauline Robinson was the first African American librarian in Denver and fought for equal rights and better educational opportunities for children. This is a special biography brought to us from the staff of the Pauline Robinson Branch Library.
Cleo Parker Robinson grew up in Denver's Five Points neighborhood and developed an innovative dance school that operates to this day.
Josephine Roche was a labor advocate, a defender of immigrant rights, a voice for children's rights, a promoter of health care, and a businesswoman.
Judge who worked to modernize the Colorado courts, and was the United States' first ever Hispanic chief justice. Luis Rovira is best remembered for declaring discrimination against gay people unconstitutional.