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Women to the Rescue: Creating Mesa Verde National Park

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Who saved Mesa Verde? Women did. Who created the national park? Women did. Women to the Rescue is their story. From the 1890's into 1906, a group of determined, dedicated women did all in their power to preserve the ruins, make the public aware, and arouse Congress to action to establish a park. Then, at the moment of victory, they split into two factions and that is the r ...more
Paperback, 103 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Durango Herald Small Press
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This book was weird because it was written by a man who didn't really understand the women he wrote about.
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Duane Smith received his academic degrees from the University of Colorado and completed his Ph.D. in 1964. That year he began to teach at Fort Lewis College where he is a Professor of Southwest Studies. His areas of research and writing include Colorado history, Civil War history, mining history, urban history and baseball history. He is an extremely popular professor at Fort Lewis, and he is the ...more