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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Molly Brown's House

Saturday, the folks visited the Molly Brown House in Denver.  This is the second time they attempted to visit her house.  The last time was two years ago on April 20th.  They remember that date because that is National Cannabis Day. Since marijuana is legal here, it is a big event in Denver. They were unable to find a parking spot.  They had trouble finding parking again this time, but finally were able to park in a paid lot a few blocks away.  On a side note, they tried to visit Molly Brown's birth home in Hannibal, MO a few years ago, but it closed whenever they drove by.

Molly Brown's House. She paid $30,000 for this house.
Most people remember Molly Brown for being "Unsinkable Molly Brown".  She was on the titanic and she was thrown into lifeboat #6 and survived.  The list of the items she had taken on the boat is displayed in the house.  She lost over $27,000 worth of items.  A necklace she had in a safe on the boat was valued at $20,000.

Molly actually went by the name of Margaret.  She became a millionaire due to her husband working as a superintendent in a mine in Leadville, CO.  They were given shares of the company and overnight, they became very rich. They bought the house in Denver shortly thereafter.

Molly was a women who was living in the wrong time.  She is more like a woman of today than in the 1800's.  She actually ran for Senate which was unheard of for a woman of her time.  Her husband was not happy.  He said a woman's name should only appear in the paper three times; her birth, her wedding and her death.  She withdrew from the race.  She and her husband later separated, but they never divorced.

Mom said the tour of the house lasted an hour and it was fun.  Pictures were not allowed to be taken inside.  Here is a gallery of some of the items as well as more information about Molly.  Molly Brown House
The front porch

Another photo of the front porch.


Back of the house
Me just chilling at home.


Joey,
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