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Mrs. Crawford Hill, nee Louise Sneed, was Denver’s most conspicous society doyenne from the late 19th century through at least 1915. She authored Denver’s first social register and although Margaret “Molly” Brown was not a member of her elite Sacred 36, Mrs. Hill did give a party for Mrs. Brown after her return from the Titanic disaster.

Mrs. Hill’s father-in-law, Nathaniel Hill, is credited with bringing the smelting industry to Denver and making mining a truly profitable enterprise in Colorado.

The Hill’s home is located at 969 Sherman St. and was designed by Theodore Davis Boal in 1906. It still stands today but is used as private offices.


society, molly brown, mining, women's history, capitol hill

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