Miss Florence Martin: An Amazing Life

Date and Time: 
Monday, June 15, 2020 - 7:00pm to Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 11:59am
Shaun Boyd

Miss Florence Martin: An Amazing Life - donated Daniels Park.

History Colorado's Curator of Archives and Douglas County Historian, Shaun Boyd, presents a  program about a lady who broke barriers early in her life. A woman who changed the Denver and Douglas County landscape. From physicist to bon vivant, to philanthropist, Miss Martin built the barn and donated the land that is Daniels Park located in Highlands Ranch.

Learn about this amazing, extremely interesting lady, and her friends. A lady whose donations continue to impact us today. 

See pictures of Daniels Park and other places of interest in the surrounding area. Do you know what famous person had his last campfire at Daniels Park?  (Hint, He died in Fort Lyon, Colorado near his home at Boggsville, and is buried in Taos.See the beautiful Daniels Park landscape and the Highlands Ranch Backcountry from the top of Cherokee Castle.

The Highlands Ranch Historical Society thanks Shaun Boyd, Mark Stevenson and Danny Ruth for their contribution to this program.

LINK to June's presentation is immediately below - in RED - just click it!

Miss Florence Martin: An Amazing Life - donated Daniels Park

Daniels Department Store

Florence's original house in Daniels Park - courtesy DPL

Daniels Park




About Shaun Boyd

Shaun Boyd has been the Curator of Archives at History Colorado for 2 years, where she takes care of all the paper based and/or information-intensive "stuff". Prior to that, she spent 19 years as an Archivist with the Douglas County Libraries. She continues to live in Parker. She has been fascinated with women's history since a young age, growing up in the hometown of Carrie Chapman Catt, a leader in the women's suffrage movement. Shaun has an MA in History from Colorado State University, and a Master's of Library and Information Science from Emporia State University. 



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