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Colorado Women Lecture: Elizabeth Byers

Saturday, November 23, 2019, 1:30 PM until 2:30 PM
Center for Colorado Women's History at the Byers-Evans House Museum
1310 Bannock Street
Denver, CO  80204
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Registration is not Required
Elizabeth Byers moved west during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush, arriving in Denver when the town was little more than a cluster of tents and saloons filled with rough men from every walk of life. Her husband—Rocky Mountain News founder William Byers—became Denver’s biggest promoter, but during the sixty years Elizabeth lived in Denver, she did everything she could to improve life in the rough town. Despite being burned out of one home, flooded out of another, and losing both children born to her in Denver, Elizabeth spent her life helping others, founding Denver’s first charitable organizations, and helping Denver transform from a rough boom-and-bust mining town into the thriving capitol of a new state. From the original 1883 home of Elizabeth Byers, author J.v.L. Bell will share highlights of Elizabeth's amazing life. Call 303-620-4933 for tickets. ($8)