Beaton, Gail

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Denver, CO
Historian, author, Chautauqua presenter, retired teacher

I attended schools in Colorado Springs from 3rd grade through 12th, graduating from Harrison High School in 1972. I have written Colorado Women: A History, the first full length chronicle of the lives, roles, and contributions on women in Colorado, including those in the Pikes Peak Region.

2020 Women Writing the West WILLA Award Finalist in Scholarly Nonfiction
2013 Women Writing the West WILLA Award Finalist in Scholarly Nonfiction
2013 Colorado Book Awards Finalist in History (Colorado Humanities)
United States History Teacher of the Year, Veterans of Foreign Wars, 2005
Ward Family Outstanding Thesis Award (co-winner), University of Colorado-Denver, Department of History, 2003
Outstanding United States History Teacher, Denver chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 2001
Master of Arts Degree in Public History, University of Colorado-Denver, 2002
Master of Arts Degree in United States History, University of Colorado-Denver, 1987
Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education, University of Colorado-Boulder, 1976
Local Authors Genres
Published Works Book Jackets
* Women Writing the West
* Western History Association
* Colorado Humanities
* History Colorado
Speaker Availability
Speaker Topics
* Colorado women's history
* "Gail Murphy: Colorado's Rosie the Riveter" (a composite character)
* The role of American women during World War II