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Great Lives in Colorado History 
/ Pesonajes Importantes de la historia de Colorado

March 26, 2013 | By Federal/State Partnership Staff

Colorado Humanities' Colorado biography series, Great Lives in Colorado History, is a 13-book series designed for elementary and middle school readers. Written at the 3rd grade level in English and Spanish (as flip books) by Denver school teachers, each biography contains relevant historical photos and a wealth of information about significant Coloradans.

Colorado Humanities will provide sets of the biographies to the schools involved with its Young Chautauqua program. The books are also available for sale to the public either individually or as a set.

The thirteen books in this series are:

  • Helen Hunt Jackson: Colorado's Literary Lady  / La dama de las letras de Colorado
  • Doc Susie: Mountain Doctor / Doctora de la montaña
  • Little Raven: Chief of the Southern Arapaho / Jefe de los Arapahoe del Sur
  • Barney Ford: Pioneer Businessman / Empresario pionero
  • Ralph Carr: Defender of Japanese Americans / Defensor de los japoneses-americanos
  • William Bent: Frontiersman / Hombre fronterizo
  • Charles Boettcher: Colorado Businessman / Empresario de Colorado
  • Josephine Aspinwall Roche: Humanitarian / Filántropa
  • Robert Speer: Denver's Building Mayor / El alcalde constructor de Denver
  • Chief Ouray: Ute Chief and Man of Peace / Jefe yuta y hombre de paz
  • Enos Mills: Rocky Mountain Conservationist / Un ecologista de las Montañas Rocosas
  • Zebulon Pike: Explorer and Military Officer / Explorador y oficial militar
  • Clara Brown: African-American Pioneer / Pionera Afroamericana