Lydia Hooper is Digital Content Manager for History Colorado. She has produced online content for many organizations, including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, The Wilderness Society, National Environmental Health Association, National Rural Health Resource Center, Nonprofit Learning Lab, ArtPlace America, and SAGE Publishing. Lydia graduated summa cum laude with an interdisciplinary B.A. from the University of Colorado-Denver.
The history of the impact women have made in the state of Colorado is extensive. Too often, their accomplishments incited little fanfare at the time. By revisiting these overlooked triumphs, we take an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of Colorado women as well as the communities they helped shape.
We can discover inspirational stories in the places that showcase how Colorado is special. In our Do you know this place? blog series, we quiz you on what you might know about these places and then reveal what makes them unique. This month we quiz you on a place that women played a prominent role in creating and maintaining for generations of Coloradans.
Starting in 1883, the Byers-Evans House was home to several inspiring Colorado women whose lasting impact is still felt today. Explore this timeline to hear the stories of the many women who lived and worked in the home and how they influenced Denver's early history.