Caroline M. Churchill

Caroline M. Churchill was a leading feminist during the late nineteenth century. Upon arriving in Denver, “a good atmosphere for weak lungs,” this aggressive visionary completed a lifelong ambition by starting her own newspaper. Churchill was a true entrepreneur — writing, editing, and peddling her Colorado Antelope and later, The Queen Bee. Tackling women’s suffrage, temperance, and the “great Catholic threat,” her paper’s circulation reached 2,500, “the highest for any weekly between Kansas City and San Francisco.” Perhaps more important, her publication gained a reputation as the nation’s first emancipation newspaper. As a Denver author and publisher, she often traveled across the country to promote her books.