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'Legendary Ladies' featured in Colorado City's 156th birthday celebration Aug. 8

       Legendary Ladies - Unconventional Women of the West is a Colorado group that specializes in portraying women who have been significant in history. The Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS) is booking them as a new twist for its annual Colorado City Founders Day celebration Saturday, Aug. 8 at 11 a.m.
       Free and open to the public, the event will be at the Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St.
       The Legendary Ladies portion of the program will be from 11 to noon, according to OCCHS Co-President Kathy McBride. Punch and a “birthday cake' for Colorado City will be served afterward, with festivities lasting until about 2 p.m., she said.
       Historical women scheduled to be reenacted are philanthropist Molly Brown, author Helen Hunt Jackson, businesswoman Augusta Tabor, women's baseball manager Maud Nelson, professor Mary Rippon and prospector/entrepreneur Captain Jack, OCCHS press information states.
       This Founders Day will mark 156 years since the founding of Colorado City Aug. 12, 1859.
       For more information, call the History Center 636-1225.

Westside Pioneer article
(Posted 7/28/15; Community Old Colorado City Historical Society)

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