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State Home and Industrial School for Girls

Frances Klock

Added by yongli on 09/14/2020 - 16:41, last changed on 09/14/2020 - 16:41
Frances S. Klock (1844–1908) was one of the first three women—along with Clara Cressingham and Carrie Clyde Holly —to serve as a state legislator in the United States. The three ran for office in 1894, one year after women in Colorado achieved the right to vote . In addition to serving as a member...

State Industrial School for Girls

Added by yongli on 10/11/2021 - 17:32, last changed on 10/11/2021 - 17:32
Established by the Colorado legislature in 1887, the State Industrial School for Girls was a combined reform school, foster care, and prison that trained young, marginalized women to be domestic servants. Late nineteenth-century industrialization had prompted both urban poverty and anxiety about...
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