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Molly Brown

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Kevin J. Beaty
Stone lions outside the Molly Brown House, Capitol Hill, March 27, 2018. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)
Molly Brown, ever buoyant

How did Molly Brown become “the Unsinkable?” Yes, she survived the sinking of the Titanic and helped other passengers get into lifeboats. But she was a buoyant presence in Denver long before that.

Margaret Brown, as she was known during her life, advocated for public parks, established one of the first humane societies in the nation (the Denver Dumb Friends League) and she helped create a model for the juvenile court system. After the Titanic sank, she used her fame and wealth to help other survivors and improve conditions for folks from the Ludlow mine in southern Colorado to the battlefields of France in World War I. "Please don't say I'm a heroine,” she would tell people. "I did only the natural thing and not the heroic.” The Unsinkable Molly Brown.

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