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

American Western Author and Journalist

Ride along with Colorado author Joyce B. Lohse, who combines a journalism background with genealogy skills and a passion for western history to find true 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 related subjects.

Joyce Lohse accepted induction in Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame in 2008 representing Colorado’s Original First Lady, Eliza Routt. Lohse’s work is also included in symposia compilations published by the Pikes Peak Library District, and she has presented over 200 programs on Colorado’s Front Range. In her free time, she enjoys lurking in historic archives, museums and cemeteries in search of true pioneer stories and history.


“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




Book are available directly from the publisher,, through local
bookstores, museums, and online.

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 e-book.



Colorado Authors’ League
Colorado Historical Society
Columbine Historical & Genealogical Society
Denver Woman’s Press Club
Friends of Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum
Friends of Pikes Peak Library District
Molly Brown House Museum/Historic Denver
Western Writers of America
Women Writing the West

WWW Finalist seal


Copyright 2018 © Joyce B. Lohse




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