Jennie and Dianne are joined this week by special guest, author and historian Doris McCraw, who wrote the book "Under the Stone: Early Women Doctors in Evergreen Cemetery". They discuss the pioneering women doctors from the 1800s who made an impact on the field of medicine despite facing incredible challenges and obstacles. Seven of these Ordinary Extraordinary women are buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Colorado Springs. Tune in to learn more about their legacies and stories that have often been left out of the history books.
Under the Stone: Early Women Doctors in Evergreen Cemetery is available for purchase online as a paperback or eBook on Amazon:
Live stream with Generations Found and Colorado Martini about Colorado's Cannibal, Alfred Packer, will be on YouTube Friday, April 21, 2023 at 6pm mountain time: https://fb.me/e/2OVTTmXWQ
Photos provided by the following photographers and shared with permission: Doris McCraw (grave of Dr. Julia E. Loomis, MD), Ron West (grave of Dr. Anna Shaw Chamberlain, DDS), Tammy Loerke Jorgensen (grave of Dr. Hannah Taylor Muir, MD. Also provided portrait of Dr. Hanna Taylor Muir, MD)
Author & Historian
Doris A. McCraw is a mid-westerner who found her home at the foot of Pikes Peak in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. As a child, she would sit and listen to the stories of those around her. It was the beginning of a lifelong passion to find and share the stories of those who preceded her.
The midwest where she grew up was filled with stories of pioneers who braved the wilderness to build forts, towns, and businesses. The Mississippi River, near her hometown, also inspired a love of nature.
Once she found the obituary of Julia E. Loomis she began a journey to tell the stories of these early women physicians who gave so much. It became her mission to make sure their names were not forgotten.
Doris also writes and publishes fiction under the pen name Angela Raines.
All her work can be found on Amazon.