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Erinea “Nea” Garcia Gallegos’ roots in Colorado ran deep. Ancestors of both her parents were among the earliest Spanish-speaking settlers, establishing farms and towns on Mexican land grants in southern Colorado and New Mexico. Her grandfather and f...

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Martha M. Urioste is a pioneer in the field of education. Recognized for her work with Montessori education, she is the first and only principal to pioneer a Montessori elementary school, making Denison Montessori Elementary School a national model in the...

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A teacher in Broken Bow, Nebraska, at only 13, Emily Griffith became convinced that the children she taught there and later in Denver’s poorest neighborhoods would never do well until their parents acquired a basic education. In 1915 she appealed to the...

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Edwina Fallis was a Denver native, daughter of pioneer Denver grocer Daniel Hurd, who served as president of the Denver School Board. Not surprisingly, Fallis had a passion for education. Through her creative toys and props, she brought stories to life fo...

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