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Katharine Lee Bates

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Why live history is important: some famous ideas

If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.  ~Pearl Buck

The challenge of history is to recover the past and introduce it to the present.  ~David Thelen

What would constitute useful history?  That which should teach us our duties and our rights, without appearing to teach them.  ~Voltaire, Philosophical Dictionary

Katharine Lee Bates: During Katharine's short stay in Colorado Springs she began the first stanza of what would become the poem "America the Beautiful". Like many other writers of her time she had a life that has been overshadowed by the above work.  Why did she come to Colorado Springs and what did she do to make a living?  It wasn't just writing.  Let Katherine tell her story in her own words.