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The Lives of Women and Children in Colorado’s Mining Towns Resource Set

The Lives of Women and Children in Colorado’s Mining Towns Resource Set

The resource set includes additional sources to accompany the Primary Source Set and Lesson Ideas to help extend lessons and further student understanding. Primary Source Analysis Worksheets are available on the Elementary Primary Source Sets main page.

 

Ladies of the Mines

"Ladies of the Mines" Rocky Mountain PBS Documentary - The Colorado Experience (Video)

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.

Telluride Mining Family

Telluride Mining Family (Photo)

The family in this photo lived in the mining town of Telluride, c. 1880s. Credit: Denver Public Library, Western History Collection

Two Cripple Creek Children

Two Cripple Creek Children. Courtesy of Denver Public Library Western History Collection  (Photo)

The children in this photo lived in the mining town of Cripple Creek. They lived there probably in the early 1900s.


A Child with Burro, Creede, CO

A Child with Burro. Courtesy of Colorado Historical Society (Photo)

This photo was taken in the mining town of Creede, Colorado. The boy is holding the reins of the burro.

Children at Starkville School

Children at Starkville School. Courtesy of Colorado Historical Society (Photo)

This photo was taken in 1886 at a school in Starkville, a coal mining town in Las Animas County Colorado.

One Room School Near Telluride

One Room School Near Telluride. Courtesy of Denver Public Library Western History Collection (Photo)

The building in this photo is a one-room school near the town of Telluride, Colorado. Six girls, two men, and a boy on a burro are standing in front of the building..


Schoolhouse in Silver Plume

Schoolhouse in Silver Plume.  Courtesy of Colorado Historical Society.  (Photo)

This is the first schoolhouse in the mining town of Silver Plume, Colorado. The photo was taken in 1884 or 1885. The children are holding books.

Silver Plume Baseball Team

Silver Plume Baseball Team. Courtesy of Denver Public Library Western History Collection. (Photo)

This is a photo of the Silver Plume baseball team. Silver Plume was a mining town near Georgetown.


Elizabeth “Baby Doe” Tabor

Elizabeth “Baby Doe” Tabor. (Photo)

Elizabeth McCourt Tabor, c. 1870s.  Courtesy of Colorado Virtual Library.  

An Elderly Baby Doe Tabor

Baby Doe Tabor, c. 1930s (Photo)

An elderly, Baby Doe Tabor outside her shack in Leadville, CO.  Courtesy of the Denver Public Library Western History Collection.

Clara Brown photograph

Clara Brown (Photo)

One of the first African-American women to settle in Colorado and became a very successful business woman.

 

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