Michelle Barone
Cynthia Becker
Daniel Blegen
Liz Duckworth
Debra Faulkner
Mary Peace Finley
Lydia Griffin
Gail E. Haley
Joyce B. Lohse
Charlie Mac
Nancy Oswald
Sarah B. Rickman
John Stansfield
Steve Walsh
Dorothy Yoder

Product Catalog : Biography
First Governor, First Lady: John and Eliza Routt of Colorado

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Code: 978-0-86541-063-3
Cover Price: $14.95
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Joyce B. Lohse.

A dual biography of Colorado’s first governor John L. Routt and his wife, Eliza. The Routts came to Colorado in 1875 when John was appointed territorial governor.

By the time they both died in 1907, Colorado had been a state for thirty-one years; John had served as governor for three terms and as Denver mayor for one term, had become a "Bonanza King," and had overseen construction of the new state capitol; Eliza had served as the first woman on the State Board of Agriculture, and had the distinction of being the first woman registered to vote in Colorado. They were the right people, in the right place, at the right time. Their enthusiastic commitment to public service left a legacy that reverberates today.

"What sets the Routts apart is that they exhibited the utmost integrity in their actions and nonpartisan treatment of others in the interest of doing their best for their family, state, and community. How important and rare are these qualities in public life today."
— From the Foreword by former Governor Richard Lamm.

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.

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172 pages; illustrated with maps and historic photographs
Trim: 6" by 9"
Publication date: 2002

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