Pikes Peak or Bust: Colorado’s Women 59ers

Dec 9, 2018


Hear the adventures of well-known frontierswomen like Elizabeth Byers, Augusta Tabor, and Addie LaMont.  Life for these early women settlers was difficult, filled with long days of washing clothes, cooking, and running boarding houses, but several women established more unusual roles. 

Elsa Jane Forest took on the guise of a man; Charlotte Card dressed like a man and mined her own claim; and Mary Randal became one of Colorado’s first African-American settlers.