"The Molly Brown's House Museum" Denver Favorite Tip by OlenaKyiv

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  A Lion in front of Molly Brown's House
by OlenaKyiv

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Briefly about Molly Brown
Molly Brown (or Margaret) was born in Hannibal, Missouri, in 1867. When she was 18 years old she moved to Leadville CO with her sister, brother-in-law, and brother. To provide for living she worked in Fisher & Smith sewing and selling carpets. Molly intended to marry a rich man. Her future husband JJ was not a rich when they married, but as Molly said she married him for love. They stayed in Leadville for a while, she gave a birth to two children. JJ's successful venture in business made him reach, as Molly dreamt about. In 1894 Browns moved to Denver, first renting a home and then moved into the house on Pennsylvania Street. The house was already 5 years old. It had electric lights, a telephone, indoor plumbing, and forced heat and air.

In Denver, Molly had an active life in philanthropy and women's activities. She was the member of numerous clubs, including Denver Woman's Club, which had a gaol of improving women's daily lives and moral character primary through education and philanthropy. She also studied literature and languages in Carnegie Institute in New York.

In 1909 Margaret and JJ's marriage fall apart. From divorce she received house on Pennsylvania Street, $700 a month.

After divorce Margaret went into travels. She was in Japan, Egipt, Europe. Not so many women of those years traveled as much as Molly did.

She died in 1932 at the age of sixty-five from brain tumor.

Timeline of Important Events in the Life of Molly Brown

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