WELCOME to Unsinkable Western History!

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Western history is best celebrated when stories, information, and images are shared with those who enjoy the same subjects. Unsinkable Western History contains stories, news, reviews, research tips, and images for your enjoyment.

About the Author:

Ride along for adventures in research and writing with Colorado author Joyce B. Lohse, who combines a journalism background with genealogy skills and a passion for western history to find real stories from the past. Her award-winning all-ages biographies include subjects such as Colorado’s Baby Doe Tabor, General William Palmer, Unsinkable “Molly” Brown, Emily Griffith, Justina Ford, and John and Eliza Routt.

Joyce Lohse accepted induction for Colorado’s original first lady, Eliza Routt, in the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame in 2008. Lohse has won several awards and presented over 200 programs along Colorado’s Front Range. In her free time, she enjoys lurking in historic archives and cemeteries in search of pioneer stories.

“My goal as a writer is to preserve and share real stories about history and pioneers in the American West through books, articles and presentations.”          — Joyce Lohse

Happy reading! — Joyce B. Lohse




Available direct from the publisher,, through local bookstores, and online from,, and

Spencer Penrose: Builder and Benefactor, Filter Press 2016,
ISBN 978-0-86541-190-6, $12.95, CIPA Silver EVVY Award

Baby Doe Tabor: Matchless Silver Queen, Filter Press 2011, $9.95
CIPA First Place EVVY Award, WILLA Silver Award

General William Palmer: Railroad Pioneer, Filter Press 2009, $8.95
CAL 2010 Top Hand Award Winner

Unsinkable: The Molly Brown Story, Filter Press 2006, $8.95
CIPA Silver EVVY Award

Emily Griffith: Opportunity’s Teacher, Filter Press 2005, $8.95

Justina Ford: Medical Pioneer, Filter Press 2004, $8.95
CIPA Silver EVVY Award, WILLA Silver Award

First Governor, First Lady: John and Eliza Routt of Colorado, $8.95
Filter Press 2002, CIPA Gold EVVY Award Winner

A Yellowstone Savage: Life in Nature’s Wonderland, J.D. Charles Publishing 1988, ISBN 0-944915-00-0, $7.95 Republished in 2013 as an e-book through
















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