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Jewish Colony at Cotopaxi

Added by yongli on 10/06/2016 - 16:43, last changed on 08/09/2018 - 01:07
In 1882 a group of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe settled at the Cotopaxi Colony. The colony was the result of persistent efforts by several prominent American Jews and Jewish organizations to offer a better life for those fleeing the Pale of Settlement in the western region of Imperial...

Julia Greeley

Added by yongli on 06/19/2018 - 13:23, last changed on 12/10/2018 - 09:11
Julia Greeley (c. 1840–1918) was born into slavery in Missouri. Around 1880 she moved to Denver and became a Catholic. Despite being poor herself, Greeley spent the rest of her life doing good deeds for the impoverished. In 2016 the Catholic Church opened the Cause for Sainthood to determine...

Rev. John O. Ferris

Added by yongli on 09/21/2016 - 14:49, last changed on 08/21/2018 - 01:07
The Reverend John O. Ferris (d. 1942) was a spiritual leader in Trinidad during the Coalfield War and Ludlow Massacre of 1914. Ferris was one of the few people permitted to search the ruined Ludlow tent city for the bodies of slain miners, women, and children, and his account of the days after the...

Rev. Thornton R. Sampson

Added by yongli on 09/21/2016 - 14:53, last changed on 12/28/2017 - 13:41
The Reverend Thornton R. Sampson (1852–1915) was an important religious figure and educator in Texas who disappeared on a hike in the Rocky Mountains in 1915. Sampson’s disappearance received national coverage. The massive search effort launched by his wife was one of the largest ever, though it...
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