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Who was Colorado's first woman mayor, Wanden Kane?


Last updated 3/22/2022 at 2:28pm

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This photo of Wanden Kane is from the Historic Colorado website. Her Fountain ranch is now a new county open space, open to the public as of March 23.

 The month of March is Women's History Month. Many amazing women have been celebrated during this month. The Fountain Valley has certainly had many strong, intelligent women in our history, although few were nationally known. I want to introduce one of these women. Her name is Wanden Kane.

Wanden was born Feb. 5, 1902, in New York. She died Feb.  4, 1991. Wanden had an extraordinary and varied life during her 88 years. She was born into a wealthy family in New York and was raised in Europe, mostly by her nanny. She traveled extensively through Europe. She received an amazing education...

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