Virginia Donaghe McClurg
Women in the West helped shape and preserve the heritage we now enjoy. One such woman was Virginia Donaghe McClurg, (1857-1931) She was instrumental in preserving the ancient Anazasi Cliff Dwellings and devoted her life to the cause.
By the end of the nineteenth century, the Colorado landscape, which attracted thousands of miners to its rich mineral deposits, came to be viewed in a different light. Virginia McClurg was one of the first to foster an appreciation for the landscape’s aesthetic and historical importance. Click on the link to read more, it is fascinating stuff.