— 1844 - ca. 1892 —
Williams was the first known African-American woman to enlist in the U.S. Army and the only known female Buffalo Soldier. Her service represents the contributions of all African-American women who helped settle the West.
Erected by Denver Colorado Chapter Buffalo Soldiers, 9th and 10th Horse Calvary Association, Black American West Heritage and History Center, History Colorado.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Women. In addition, it is included in the Buffalo Soldiers series list.
Location. 37° 10.162′ N, 104° 30.13′ W. Marker is in Trinidad, Colorado, in Las Animas County. Marker located about 30 feet
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Women & Children's March, 1914 (within shouting distance of this marker); Temple Aaron 1889 (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Santa Fe Trail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Coal Miners' Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Trinidad's First City Building (approx. ¼ mile away); The Coal Miner's Canary (approx. ¼ mile away); A Clash of Cultures (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Last Coal Burning Steam Engine (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Trinidad.
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Also see . . .
1. The First (Documented) Black Woman to Serve in the U.S. Army (Atlas Obscura). (Submitted on June 25, 2019.)
2. Female Buffalo Soldier- With Documents (buffalosoldier.net). (Submitted on June 25, 2019.)
3. Cathay Williams (National Park Service). (Submitted on June 25, 2019.)
Additional keywords. Trinidad History Museum
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 164 times since then and 21 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on June 25, 2019, by Jerry Klinger of Boynton Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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