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Extraordinary Women

Of The 

Rocky Mountain West


Published by the

Pikes  Peak Library District


Paperback,  $24.95

Here are the real women who homesteaded, worked the ranches, built the cities, ran the businesses, brought art to the frontier, founded the institutions, preserved human history and natural wonders, fought against racial and gender discrimination, and advanced the cause of equality for women. The women of this book exhibited “can-do, forthright frontier spunk;” some were quiet, others were strident.

They were nonviolent but definitely militant. Their stories are powerful, exciting, and inspiring, all the more for being the unsung heroines who carved a life out of a vast region and forged a society where strong, intelligent, capable women stood up to forces of nature and political opposition and conquered most obstacles.