Jane Little Botkin

Look for Updates on Boedeker: Wyoming Lawman and Friend of Butch Cassidy

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The Girl Who Dared to Defy: Jane Street and Denver’s Rebel Maids, 1916, published by the University of Oklahoma Press, to be released late 2020 or early 2021.
Jane Little Botkin

Welcome to Jane Little Botkin

Welcome to Jane Little Botkin

Having scoured the West for firsthand sources in family, library, and museum collections, Jane Little Botkin melds personal narratives of American families with compelling stories of labor radicals, miners, lawmen, and outlaws in settings rich with a history that transitions into the New West.

Award-winning Frank Little and the IWW: The Blood That Stained an American Family is Jane’s first book. Look for The Girl Who Dared to Defy: Jane Street and Denver’s Rebel Maids, 1916 to be released late 2020 or early 2021.

Welcome to Jane Little Botkin

Having scoured the West for firsthand sources in family, library, and museum collections, Jane Little Botkin melds personal narratives of American families with compelling stories of labor radicals, miners, lawmen, and outlaws in settings rich with a history that transitions into the New West.

Award-winning Frank Little and the IWW: The Blood That Stained an American Family is Jane’s first book. Look for The Girl Who Dared to Defy: Jane Street and Denver’s Rebel Maids, 1916 to be released late 2020 or early 2021.

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My Book on Feisty Jane Street, Finished!

I have finally finished my book on Jane Street. While researching and writing the book has been an enjoyable journey, so many of the book’s themes are, unfortunately, evident today. I first came across Jane Street, supposedly a housemaid who organized other domestics against mistresses on Denver’s Capitol Hill, while researching for Frank Little and…

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Always Look Under the Floorboards!

Never know what you can discover in old mining camps—under the floorboards, that is. Forget the hardware lying around, or even grains of gold. So far, my friends have found old photos, food cans (labels still-colorful), tobacco cans, and even cans of condoms. But a miners’ union entire ledger? Letters? This is a rich treasure,…

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Researching Wyoming’s Boedekers, Truth or Legend?

A famous quote best describes the written lore of Lawman Hank Boedeker: “When confronted with the truth or the legend, print the legend.” Though not much is in print about Henry E. Boedeker, during the 1950s, campfire stories embellished tales of well-known past residents including Marshal Boedeker to impress visiting dudes at ranches across western…