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Barney Ford: Pioneer Businessman (great Lives In Colorado History) (great Lives In Colorado History / Personajes Importantes De La Historia De Colorado)

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Barney Ford Pioneer Businessman

Filter Press

Author: Jamie Trumbull

It's essential to read a copy of Barney Ford: Pioneer Businessman, pioneer businessman a fantastic child's book. Written by Jamie Trumbull and it was published sometime in 2010 by Filter Press. The children's book has 50 pages and it is loaded with black & white illustrations. It weighs only 0.2 lbs. To get your own copy of this book, visit the shopping cart button on this page.

ASIN: 0865411158

Born into slavery in 1822, Barney Ford's life is an inspiring testament to optimism, perseverance, and courage. Ages 8 to 10 Bilingual in English and Spanish50 pages (English 25/Spanish 25) Paperback Trim: 5"by 8"He built and owned hotels and restaurants in Denver and Cheyenne before going bankrupt. Barney Ford succeeded as a businessman, respected member of society, and a friend to all people. He fought for civil rights. He helped start adult education programs for freed individuals in Colorado. He filed a gold claim in Breckenridge, Colorado, only to have it denied simply due to the reality he was African American. Ford was also the first African American to serve on a Colorado grand jury— an inspiring and praiseworthy appointment. He was active in insuring that statehood brought all rights as free of charge citizens of the Usa. Barney and Julia started over with a popular restaurant in Breckenridge before it too burned. He started a effective barbershop in Denver until it was destroyed by fire. He and his wife Julia operated a hotel and restaurant in Nicaragua till threat of war forced a return to the United states of america. Today, he is remembered with a stained glass window portrait directly behind the speaker s desk in the Colorado state House of Representatives. All through the booms and busts of his personal fortunes, Barney worked for equal rights for African Americans. This may be the fourth book in the Great Lives in Colorado Background series. Barney Ford gained and lost several fortunes. At 26, he escaped slavery by travelling north on the Underground Railroad.


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