Denver in Denver County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Coal Miner's Daughter
Wall Street of the Rockies
Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado
Josephine Roche, daughter of a wealthy coal mine operator, ran for governor in 1934. She advocated a progressive sales tax that fell heavily on the rich.
Although she lost the election, she became Assistant Secretary of Treasury, the second highest ranking woman in Franklin Roosevelt's administration.
Erected by Walk of Fame International. (Marker Number 4w.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & Politics • Women. In addition, it is included in the Colorado, Denver, Wall Street of the Rockies, and the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1934.
Location. 39° 44.946′ N, 104° 59.701′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker is on 17th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1126 17th Street, Denver CO 80202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. All Washed Up (within shouting distance of this marker); D&F Tower and Skyline Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Private Profits and the Public GoodCherry Creek Emigrant's Song (within shouting distance of this marker); Arapahoe Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Rails and Mountains (within shouting distance of this marker); Mint Robbery February 1864 (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Let the Buyer Beware (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
Also see . . . Josephine Roche. Colorado Encyclopedia website entry (Submitted on December 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. 3. submitted on December 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.