“We Just Did It”: Colorado Women in World War II

March 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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“We Just Did It”: Colorado Women in World War II

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Four months before the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Mildred McClellan Melville, a member of the Denver Woman’s Press Club, predicted that war would come for the United States. Colorado women from every corner of the state enlisted in the military, joined the workforce, and volunteered on the home front. Whether or not they worked outside the home, they wholeheartedly participated in a kaleidoscope of activities to support the war effort.

About the presenter: Gail M. Beaton

Gail M. Beaton is a historian, author, retired teacher, and Chautauqua presenter. She is a volunteer member of the Advisory Council of the Center for Colorado Women’s History at the Byers-Evans House Museum. She serves on the Colorado Historic Preservation Review Board and State Register Review Board. Her first book, Colorado Women: A History, was a finalist for the 2013 Colorado Book Awards and for the 2013 WILLA Award from Women Writing the West. Her latest book, Colorado Women in World War II, was published in August 2020.


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