WELCOME to Unsinkable Western History!

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Western history is best celebrated when details about people, places and events are shared with interested readers. Unsinkable Western History contains stories, research, news, and reviews for your enjoyment.

Joyce B. Lohse, Author –
American Western History

Ride along with Colorado author Joyce B. Lohse, who combines journalism with genealogy research and a passion for western history to share stories from the past. Topics for her award-winning all-ages biographies include Leadville’s Silver Queen, Baby Doe Tabor; Railroad Pioneer, General William Palmer; Unsinkable Adventurer, Margaret “Molly” Brown; Educator Emily Griffith; Physician Justina Ford; Mining Magnate and Developer, Spencer Penrose; Colorado’s First Governor and First Lady, John and Eliza Routt, and others.


“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.”




These books are available from the publisher,,
local bookstores, museums, and online.

Spencer Penrose: Builder and Benefactor, Filter Press 2016, $12.95
ISBN 978-0-86541-190-6, 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, $7.95 Republished in 2013 as e-book.

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