History’s Value

post (c) Doris McCraw I had the privilege to attend the 14th annual Pikes Peak Library District's History Symposium.  The topic this year was "Enduring Legacies and Forgotten Landmarks, the Built Environment of the Pikes Peak Region".  You can view a portion of it on face book here: https://www.facebook.com/PikesPeakLibraryDistrict As I sat and listened, along with … Continue reading History’s Value


Colorado Day

Post by Doris McCraw August 1 is Colorado Day. For many years the state of Colorado celebrated big on this day, but over the years many have forgotten what the celebration stands for, not that they don't celebrate. To let you in on the reason, it was on this day in 1876 that Colorado became the … Continue reading Colorado Day

Myths and Misconceptions

Post copyright by Doris McCraw Let's talk a bit about myths and misconceptions. For those who follow my post with Writing Wranglers and Warriors, along with two others I write for, know I have written a lot about early women doctors and other women who don't fit the norm we think we know from history. … Continue reading Myths and Misconceptions

Elevation Education by Doris

Post copyright Doris McCraw Ever Envision Entertaining the thought of writing about E? There are a lot of avenues of possibilities. For myself after entertaining the idea of Electricity- Tesla V Edison, I realized I lived at 6,000+ feet above sea level and traveled to 8,000 and 10,000 regularly. What is common place for me … Continue reading Elevation Education by Doris

Balancing The Scale

Post copyright 2015 by Doris McCraw I am going preface this post with: I love men, men in history and the contributions they have made to our world story. Having said that, this post is about balancing the scale. History has made a practice of telling the story of our lives from the male perspective, … Continue reading Balancing The Scale

Calling the Doctor

Post copyright by Doris McCraw           As many of the readers of this blog know, I've been researching the women doctors of Colorado for some time now. My cut off date is 1900. The interesting thing about my research is the request I sometimes receive when others are looking for someone. … Continue reading Calling the Doctor

Sheep and Cattle

Post written and copyright Doris McCraw 2014               In tales of the Old West there was almost always conflict between the sheep and cattlemen. That was a true fact, especially when land became the all important marker for success. As more and more decided to take up cattle ranching, … Continue reading Sheep and Cattle

The Problematic Why

          Post written and copyrighted by Doris McCraw We all learned the five W's. Who, what, when, where and why and the greatest and most problematic of these is why. Why you may ask? As a historian you spend a lot of time researching people and events of the past.  We … Continue reading The Problematic Why

Fill In the Blanks

Post written and copyrighted by Doris McCraw How do you fill in the blanks when you don't have all the information? Do you make something up? Perhaps you make an educated guess. You may even spend countless hours trying to find the answer. Whichever one you choose is the correct one for your project? Let's … Continue reading Fill In the Blanks

Passionate on Purpose

Post written and copyright by Doris McCraw Between now and March 16, I will be speaking to two history groups on the early women doctors and two public performances as Helen (Hunt) Jackson. I will also perform with the murder mystery company and continue my writing and work hours. For those who have known me … Continue reading Passionate on Purpose