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1 Famous Coloradoans of the 1800s

2 Susan “Doc Susie” Anderson 1870-1960 One of the first female doctors in Colorado Rode her horse to get to patients in remote mining and logging areas Saved many lives during the Great Influenza Epidemic of 1918-19.

3 Casamira Barela 1847-1920 Colorado state senator for 37 years Helped write Colorado State Constitution Businessman

4 James Beckworth 1798-1866 African-American mountain man and fur trader Led early expeditions of the Rocky Mountains Lived with the Crow Indians for many years

5 William Bent 1809-1869 Built Bent’s Fort along the Santa Fe Trail Married to a Cheyenne, he helped build good relationships between whites and Indians

6 Isabella Bird 1831-1904 World traveler and author 3,000 mile horseback trip on “Birdie” along the Front Range One of the first women to climb Long’s Peak in 1873.

7 Black Kettle 1803-1868 Cheyenne chief A great peacemaker between the Indians and white settlers Survived Sand Creek Massacre

8 “Aunt” Clara Brown 1803-1885 Nicknamed “Angel of the Rockies” Freed slave Businesswoman Worked hard to bring black people out of enslavement and poverty

9 Margaret “Molly” Brown 1867-1932 Worked for women’s suffrage Gave generously to poor Survived sinking of The Titanic

10 William Byers 1831-1905 First newspaper in Denver, the Rocky Mountain News Businessman

11 Kit Carson 1809-1868 Mountain man, trapper Guide for early pioneers and explorers

12 Chipeta 1843-1924 Ute tribe She and her husband, Chief Ouray, were peacemakers Traveled to Washington DC in attempts to negotiate better relations between whites and Indians

13 Buffalo Bill Cody 1846-1917 Rode for the pony express Army scout Wild West showman

14 Mary Elitch 1865-1936 Businesswoman Opened Elitch Zoological Gardens in 1890, only zoo west of Chicago Later added roller coaster and other amusement rides

15 Elizabeth Ensely 1848-1915 African-American who worked for civil rights for blacks Fought for women’s suffrage (Colorado was the 2 nd state to allow women for vote in 1893)

16 Justina Ford 1871-1952 Denver’s 1 st female African- American doctor She treated anyone who needed medical care regardless of their race, citizenship, or ability to pay

17 John Gregory 1820-1865 Discovered first lode gold in Colorado in 1859.

18 Emily Griffith 1868-1947 Teacher Founded Emily Griffith Opportunity School Believed education could lift people out of poverty Helped poor with food and money

19 Frances Jacobs 1843-1892 “Mother of Charities” Founded the Denver Ladies’ Relief Society to help with sickness and poverty Her concern over tuberculosis led her to establish National Jewish Hospital in 1892.

20 John Henry “Doc” Holliday 1851-1887 Dentist turned outlaw Shootout at the O.K. Corral

21 Little Raven 1810?-1889 Arapaho chief Negotiated peace between the Southern Arapaho, Cheyenne, Kiowa, Comanche, and Plains Apache in 1840 Survived Sand Creek Massacre Travelled to Washington, DC to try to make peace between government and Indians

22 Martha Maxwell 1831-1881 Naturalist, taxidermist, and markswoman Opened her own natural history museum in Boulder

23 Ellis Meredith 1865-1955 Journalist for Rocky Mountain News Suffragist Worked hard for women’s rights Author of 4 books

24 Enos Mills 1870-1922 Mountain guide in Estes Park Naturalist and photographer Established Rocky Mountain National Park in 1915

25 Chief Ouray 1833-1880 Great Ute chief Spoke 4 languages Peacemaker

26 Owl Woman 1800?-1840 Cheyenne Indian married to William Bent, founder of Bent’s Fort Built positive relationships between two worlds – white and Indian

27 Alferd Packer 1842-1907 Mountain man who led expeditions over the Rocky Mountains Accused of cannibalism

28 William Palmer 1838-1909 Civil War soldier Owner and co-founder of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Built first railroad from Denver to Pikes Peak region Founded Colorado Springs

29 Zebulon Pike 1879-1913 Soldier and explorer Led expedition to explore Pikes Peak region

30 Dr. Florence Sabin 1871-1953 Doctor, medical researcher 1 st woman to become a professor at any medical college in U.S. Pioneered research in fighting tuberculosis

31 Teresita Sandoval 1811-1894 One of Colorado’s first pioneers Early settler along Arkansas River near Pueblo Helped her husband run Fort El Pueblo

32 Minnie Scalabrino 1865-1936 Journalist for Rocky Mountain News Suffragist Equal rights for African- Americans

33 Jefferson “Soapy” Smith 1860-1898 One of the greatest con men of all times Very generous, and gave to charities

34 Chin Lin Sou 1837-1894 Immigrant, railroad worker, miner Brought thousands of Chinese to Colorado Mayor of Hop Alley Helped improve working conditions for workers

35 Winfield S. Stratton 1848-1902 Known as “The Gold King” Discovered one of the richest gold mines on Earth in Colorado

36 Elizabeth “Baby Doe” Tabor 1854-1935 Colorado’s Silver Queen Rags to riches to……..

37 Horace Tabor 1830-1899 Silver King Became one of Colorado’s richest men

38 “Uncle Dick” Wootten 1816-1892 Mountain man Provided buffalo meat for sale at Bent’s Fort Built toll road over Raton Pass

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