First Governor, First Lady: John and Eliza Routt of Colorado

First Governor, First Lady: John and Eliza Routt of ColoradoA Dual Biography Of Colorado S First Governor John L Routt And His Wife, Eliza The Routts Came To Colorado When John Was Appointed Territorial Governor They Stayed For The Rest Of Their Lives John Was Elected Governor Twice And Served One Term As Denver S Mayor Their Story Is The Exciting Story Of Early Days Of Colorado Statehood Author Joyce Lohse Has Been An Advocate For Eliza Routt S Inclusion In The Colorado Women S Hall Of Fame And Was Able To Give The Induction Speech After Eliza Routt S Selection To The Hall In March Of 2008. There was a great deal of Colorado history that I did not know before reading this book Lohse obviously did a great deal of research but I often felt that it could have been related in a smoother story format It seemed that each chapter was a very separate entity, often confusing the timeline. Biographies of John Routt and Eliza Pickrell Routt, the first governor and first lady of Colorado Routt was appointed when Colorado was still a territory After it became a state in 1876, he was elected to two nonconsecutive terms as governor, plus a term in between as mayor of Denver Both Routts were supportive of the women s suffrage movement Because of this, Eliza Routt became the first female registered voter in Colorado after the legislature voted in 1893 to give women voting rights At her urging, the board of the Colorado State Agricultural College now Colorado State University hired its first female faculty member Admittedly, this was in the School of Domestic Economy, but hey, it was a start The book was written by a descendant of a distant cousin of Eliza Routt Nice

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  • Unknown Binding
  • 172 pages
  • First Governor, First Lady: John and Eliza Routt of Colorado
  • Joyce B. Lohse
  • English
  • 22 April 2018
  • 9780865410633