Episode Idea Contest
The Colorado Experience Viewers' Choice Contest winner is "Women of Colorado's Mining Towns" submitted by Rudy Davison! This episode will premiere during Colorado Experience season III.
From the high altitude cooking accomplishments of the “Tomboy Bride,” to the journals of Anne Ellis and Mable Barbee Lee, Colorado Experience will take you on a journey to uncover the hardships, innovation and tenacity of the women following Colorado’s mining bug.
As the winner, Rudy Davison will receive the opportunity to screen the episode in his hometown and introduce the show on-air before its premiere!
Thank you to everyone who participated! We received an overwhelming response, from more than 100 submissions to more than 300 votes.
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Season III will air October 2015 - January 2016
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