After losing both her husband and children by the age of 36, Massachusetts-born Helen Hunt Jackson began traveling the world as a new writer. She found herself in Colorado Springs in 1873, where she met and married William Sharpless Jackson.
It was there in Colorado that Helen began to use her writing to advocate for the rights and better treatment of the Indigenous population, with her most famous work being “A Century of Dishonor.”
Despite being an outcast in her time for her views, she’s memorialized in Colorado today as the waterfalls in Cheyenne Canyon were named in her honor.
– Jacqueline Gualtieri, The 100 Companies