In 1900, the young and beautiful Leonel Ross Campbell became the first female reporter to work for the Denver Post.
Known as Polly Pry, she ruffled feathers when she worked to free a convicted cannibal and when she battled the powerful Telluride miners' union.
She was nearly murdered more than once. And a younger female colleague once said, "Polly Pry did not just report the news, she made it!" In spite of herself, however, Campbell would become a respected journalist and establish herself as a champion for rights of the under-served in the early twentieth century, taking up the causes of women, children, laborers, victims and soldiers of war, and prisoners.