If you are at all interested in the life of women in the Colorado Rockies from the Gold Rush (1859) through the turn of the century, here are a couple must read's:
- The Magnificent Mountain Women by Janet Robertson (University of Nebraska Press, 1990.)
- They Weren't All Prostitutes and Gamblers by Sandra F. Mather, PhD. (Summit Historical Society, 2009.)
- Doc Susie by Virginia Cornell. (Manifest Publications, 1991.)
- Women As Tall As Our Mountains, Collected Short Stories. (P.E.O. Chapter F.U. 1976.)
|Four great reads.|
We all know life was hard for our ancestors'. This very special collection of women makes that abundantly clear. This is by no means a comprehensive list, however, it is a good start to understanding the difficulties faced by the first female pioneers of this difficult country.