Ladies of the Mines

High altitude, groceries delivered by mule train, pack rats and spoiled Thanksgiving turkeys are just a few of the challenges faced by ladies living in Colorado's remote mining towns at the end of the 19th Century. Learn the stories of three inspirational women who held their own while surrounded by a harsh landscape and un-lady-like company.


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Additional Reading

The Life of an Ordinary Woman by Anne Ellis

Cripple Creek Days by Mabel Barbee Lee

Tomboy Bride by Harriet Fish Backus

A Visit with the Tomboy Bride: Harriet Backus & Her Friends by Duane A. Smith

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