First, Kate spied just one rattlesnake, 1. Your password must be at least 8 characters, Please check the I'm not a robot checkbox, If you want to be a Photo Volunteer you must enter a ZIP Code or select your location on the map. Rattlesnake Kings. No animated GIFs, photos with additional graphics (borders, embellishments. All rattlesnakes are members of the Viperidae family of snakes (subfamily pit vipers), a family that also includes copperheads, vipers and more. In her early life, she was known to enjoy wearing pants instead of dresses, and loved shooting guns and working hard. ... Musician Neyla Pekarek (formerly of the Lumineers), helps tell the legend of Rattlesnake Kate, an early 20th century woman who refused to play by the rules. In the Upper Room and Rattlesnake Kate were both featured readings at the 2019 Colorado New Play Summit. Rattlesnake bites can be fatal, but rarely. Katherine McHale Slaughterback, or Rattlesnake Kate, killed 140 rattlesnakes back in 1925 and used them to make a dress. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. The high-pitched rattle accentuates the snake’s petrifying hiss. Rattlesnake Kate wearing her rattlesnake-skin dress and the rattle necklace she made. Add to your scrapbook. The 36 known species of rattlesnakes have … We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. Try again later. She would also make and sell snakeskin souvenirs.Visitors can see the original dress, which is kept in an air-tight, climate and light controlled case at the Greeley History Museum.Three weeks before her death, Kate donated the dress to what was then called the Greeley Municipal Museum. Cheryl Oberle's triangle-shaped Lacy Prairie Shawl. Oops, something didn't work. This flower has been reported and will not be visible while under review. Lost Highways is presented by the Sturm Family Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. This headstone lies next to our Camp family headstones and I was very intrigued by the name. She uprooted a "No Hunting" sign and began to use it to kill the snakes. Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5. 1925. Kate was born in a log cabin about 9 miles east of Longmont on July 25, 1893 to the late Wallace and Alvina McHale. At her request, her headstone in the Platteville cemetery where she is buried reads, “Rattlesnake Kate.”In 1987 and 1988, Ernie donated additional items of Kate’s to the museum including her .22 Remington. Please try again later. Quickly see who the memorial is for and when they lived and died and where they are buried. Try again later. If you notice a problem with the translation, please send a message to feedback@findagrave.com and include a link to the page and details about the problem. Thanks for using Find a Grave, if you have any feedback we would love to hear from you. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. A new musical celebrating the true story of a Colorado woman the world wasn’t ready for. {BEST PDF |PDF [FREE] DOWNLOAD | PDF [DOWNLOAD] Kate Slaughterback: Legendary Rattlesnake Kate I know I’m not alone in the joy I take in reading through early back issues of PieceWork. She had disturbed the snakes and soon Ernie, Kate and her horse were surrounded.Worried about Ernie and her horse, and with nothing left in the gun, Kate grabbed a nearby sign—ironically it’s believed to have been a “No Hunting” sign—and began killing the rattlesnakes, one-by-one, until all were dead.According to Kate, “I fought them with a club not more than 3 feet long, whirling constantly for over two hours before I could kill my way out of them and get back to my faithful horse and Ernie, who were staring at me during my terrible battle not more than 60 feet away.All totaled, she killed 140 snakes.The story immediately spread like wildfire and according to Kate, “Soon a newspaper reporter came and had me string 140 dead rattlesnakes on a wire and have my photo taken.”The story of her bravery earned Kate national notoriety. "We also enjoyed a live demonstration on a Clydesdale horse of how to put on a pulling harness and how and why the different pieces of the harness works to allow the horse to comfortably pull large loads." When she became famous as Rattlesnake Kate, she beaded herself a belt, too. The scientific name Crotalus is derived from the Greek κρόταλον, meaning "castanet". Apr 20, 2017 - “Rattlesnake” Kate’s story is one of a few stories being considered for the Rocky Mountain PBS series “Colorado Experience.” You could help by voting. While her 3-year-old son Ernie stayed on the horse, she killed at least 140 rattlesnakes. Rattray Fitness and Wellness Consulting. She had to climb down from her horse to unlock the gate. Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. Kate fired the bullets in her .22 Remington rifle until none remained. A rattlesnake bite will kill me. Becoming a Find a Grave member is fast, easy and FREE. The large, black snake is Cap Mama, a female Arizona black rattlesnake that gestated with four other females and gave birth in late August to seven neonates. Please contact Find a Grave at support@findagrave.com if you need help resetting your password. To suggest a change to a cemetery page, visit the Cemetery Corrections forum. Around 100 years ago near Greeley, Colorado, frontierswoman Kate Slaughterback fought tooth, nail and rifle to save her son, killing 140 rattlesnakes in one quick-thinking and courageous battle. You are only allowed to leave one flower per day for any given memorial. Reports of her snake-killing story and photos emerged, and the incident earned her the nickname “Rattlesnake Kate.”Kate was a lady of many talents and someone who did not waste anything. That’s an incredible story, but as is typical of the women of the west, Kate turned it into something amazing. GREAT NEWS! Personal Blog. She had no choice. It’s full of triumphant stories about the lives and needlework of women homesteading and eking out a life in the rugged, unknown territories of Colorado, Texas, and Oklahoma. The living room ceiling was covered with rattlesnake skins. Are you sure that you want to delete this memorial? We’ve updated the security on the site. She shot it with her rifle, then 3 more snake appeared. Please try again later. Calls for Submissions and Editorial Calendar, Address: 311 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO, 80524. In her early life, she was known to enjoy wearing pants instead … Karen Brock To suggest a correction or addition, visit the memorial page and click Suggest Edits. I’ve always tended to think of that as mere family legend, but after reading through this issue and identifying with those plucky women, I so want it to be true! In her early life, she was known to enjoy wearing pants instead of dresses, and loved shooting guns and working hard.An independent lady, Kate was progressive for the time—she had married and divorced several times and had been a trained nurse and taxidermist. There was an error deleting this problem. Married and divorced six times, Kate was a taxidermist, farmer, midwife, and bootlegger. For Edits select Suggest Edits on the memorial page. Cheryl Oberle's triangle-shaped Lacy Prairie Shawl. Learn more about Kate by reading the article in that March/April 2000 issue of PieceWork, and discover all the other fabulous characters in this and every PieceWork. All members of this family are venomous. But why the moniker? We have a volunteer within fifty miles of your requested photo location. Photos larger than 8Mb will be reduced. Other than these complex mechanisms, rattlesnakes also coil their serpentine bodies and raise their head in the air to demonstrate resistance to intruders. The cook was Kate Donovan, affectionately known as Dits. Also an additional volunteer within fifty miles. An email has been sent to the person who requested the photo informing them that you have fulfilled their request, There is an open photo request for this memorial. Over the past 15 years, 31 Summit plays have gone on to be premiered as fully staged productions on the DCPA Theatre Company’s mainstage season. Rumor has it that she was also a bootlegger.On October 28, 1925, Katherine McHale Slaughterback (1863-1969) was out with her 3-year old adopted son Ernie. Add your article. After a two hour fight the snakes were gone and she could safely return to her home. Youngsters can enjoy imaginative play in our kid-friendly section of the gallery. Include gps location with grave photos where possible. Thanks for your help! Pekarek wrote a folk opera called Rattlesnake about Katherine McHale Slaughterback popularly called Rattlesnake Kate, who was a renowned snake. While we don’t offer instructions for making your own rattlesnake dress, the Wild West issue has some great projects for you to try: the prairie shawl to knit, a lacy crocheted edging, and a cross-stitched sampler. Jan 16, 2015 - 3 min read. “Feisty and independent” Rattlesnake Kate, as author Peggy Ford describes her, was a woman living on the plains of Colorado in the very early twentieth century. Oops, some error occurred while uploading your photo(s). The kitchen housed the hot water heater, which was heated by a wood stove. Meals were eaten there with the whole family together. We have 2 volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. However, underneath the perfect husband act, he lives a double life and often has affairs with other married women. Learn the history of some of Northern Colorado’s most famous residents like “Rattlesnake” Kate Slaughterback, and see her original rattlesnake skin dress, Nathan Cook Meeker, Greeley’s founder who died in the Meeker Massacre, and more. The story of Rattlesnake Kate, a northern Colorado legend. Rattlesnakes are a group of venomous snakes of the genera Crotalus and Sistrurus of the subfamily Crotalinae. In fact, rattlesnakes are considered the newest and most evolved snakes in the reptile family. She had to parachute out of a plane and had broken her hip. Musician/Band. All photos uploaded successfully, click on the Done button to see the photos in the gallery. Use the links under “See more…” to quickly search for other people with the same last name in the same cemetery, city, county, etc. Academic disciplines Business Concepts Crime Culture Economy Education Energy Events Food and drink Geography Flowers added to the memorial appear on the bottom of the memorial or here on the Flowers tab. The email does not appear to be a valid email address. A 16-year-old boy died after falling from the top of Rattlesnake Ledge near North Bend early Saturday morning, according to Eastside Fire & Rescue. They were on horseback and headed toward a lake near her farm in Hudson, Colorado after hearing what sounded like hunters. The other world premiere on the lineup is Beaufield Berry’s In the Upper Room, about a multi-generational black family living under one roof in the 1970s. Family … Musician/Band. 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Putting both skills to work, she used a fair amount of the snakeskins and rattles to create a one-of-a-kind flapper-style dress with matching shoes and accessories.The snakeskins were attached to a simple-style underdress.According to Ernie, Kate wore the dress to a few parties and supposedly wore the dress while she danced on top of a tavern bar in Juarez, Mexico.Kate would ultimately go on to raise rattlesnakes on her property, extracting their venom for profit. If a new volunteer signs up in your requested photo location, they may see your existing request and take the photo. Are you sure that you want to remove this flower? We have 2 volunteers within ten miles of your requested photo location. Rattlesnake Kate Kate had ridden to a pond with her 3 year old son, Ernie, to gather any wounded ducks from hunters so they could have them for dinner. We have set your language to I asked our living Camp relatives about Kate and did some research on this fascinating person and here is what I found:Kate was riding out to a pond to gather some injured ducks with her son Ernie who was 3 years old. This appeals to me personally because of the pioneer stories from my mother’s family—my mother’s great aunt Jessie allegedly strangled a wolf with her bare hands when it jumped up on her wagon. Make sure that the file is a photo. If she had been unable to fight off the snakes, they surely would have spooked her horse, and her small son would have been thrown from the saddle and bitten. Failed to report flower. “Rattlesnake” Kate was a progressive and important female figure in Northern Colorado history. To view a photo in more detail or edit captions for photos you added, click the photo to open the photo viewer. If you're obsessed with the royals, Halloween is the perfect time to channel your inner Kate Middleton. This memorial has been copied to your clipboard. Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. If you have questions, please contact support@findagrave.com. It seems that one day Kate ran into a large den of rattlesnakes and in the process of defending herself and her three-year-old son on a horse nearby, killed at least 140 rattlesnakes. Are you sure that you want to delete this photo? In 1925, Rattlesnake Kate Slaughterback killed 140 rattlesnakes in one afternoon near Hudson, Colorado. "I learned about Rattlesnake Kate, be sure to visit her house and learn about this amazing lady." Close this window, and upload the photo(s) again. This account has been disabled. Rattlesnake King. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Rattlesnake Kate: Colorado Kids Create Rattlesnake Kate. Photo courtesy of Royal Gorge Bridge & Park 101 Things to Do in Colorado This Year Don’t Take These Classic Colorado Pursuits for Granted. Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. Verify and try again. The Royal Rush Skycoaster. She shot those but more rattlers appeared and she became aware that she did not have enough ammo to kill at the snakes. Your new password must contain one or more uppercase and lowercase letters, and one or more numbers or special characters. In preparing for our newest release of all 2000 and 2001 single issues available for digital download, I admit to spending a lot of time looking through theMarch/April issue, which we can call the “Wild West” issue. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. Home Events Years 1893 1893 births Katherine McHale Slaughterback. Kate had her own room in the lodge during the summers. GREAT NEWS! Rattlesnake Kate: Colorado Kids Create Rattlesnake Kate - Kindle edition by Myers, Natalie. Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. Are you adding a grave photo that will fulfill this request? Try again. The neighbor and Kate rode back to the site and found 140 dead rattlesnakes. We gained a new appreciation for our state’s hallmark activities this past year. Slaughterback hoped they would find ducks left by the hunters, but what they found instead were over a hundred migrating rattlesnakes. Rattlesnake Kate, daughter of Wallace & Albina McHale, July 25, 1893; Oct 6, 1969. You need a Find a Grave account to add things to this site. Save to an Ancestry Tree, a virtual cemetery, your clipboard for pasting or Print. × Drag images here or select from your computer for Kate “Rattlesnake Kate” McHale Slaughterback memorial. Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive? After the infamous showdown, “Rattlesnake Kate” became a global sensation. Her story is one of strength, determination, and creative fun. You can still file a request but no one will be notified. But why the moniker? GREAT NEWS! She claimed the dress was patented and that she once had an offer from the Smithsonian Institute to purchase the dress.She died in 1969 at the age of seventy-five. Place the pin on the map to plot a location. Aug 10, 2013 - Rattlesnake Kate- "When Kate McHale was a young farmer near Greeley CO in the early 1900's, riding out to forage ducks, she dismounted to open a gate and a rattlesnake appeared. Oops, we were unable to send the email. She also make a pair of shoes and a neck band which she often wore.She also was a nurse in WW2. Share this memorial using social media sites or email. When she climbed down off her horse to open a gate, a rattle snake appeared. We have a volunteer within ten miles of your requested photo location. Enter a valid email address and a feedback message. A system error has occurred. Rattlesnakes are pit vipers (subfamily Crotalinae of the family Viperidae), a group named for the small heat-sensing pit between each eye and nostril that aids in hunting. I thought you might like to see a memorial for Kate “Rattlesnake Kate” McHale Slaughterback I found on Findagrave.com. Also an additional 2 volunteers within fifty miles. Resend Activation Email. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account. or don't show this again—I am good at figuring things out. ). Photographer. The largest rattlesnake is the eastern diamondback (Crotalus adamanteus), which can grow to a length of eight feet. She garnered fame for an incident in which she killed 140 rattlesnakes. ... Musician Neyla Pekarek (formerly of the Lumineers), helps tell the legend of Rattlesnake Kate, an early 20th century Western icon who refused to play by the rules. Your account has been locked for 30 minutes due to too many failed sign in attempts. All photos appear on this tab and here you can update the sort order of photos on memorials you manage. Karen Hartman is a recent Guggenheim Fellow whose plays have been celebrated as passionate, relevant storytelling that “resonate in the current moment with overpowering force (Variety)." Married and divorced six times, Kate was a taxidermist, farmer, midwife, and bootlegger. For help using the website visit our help page or contact support@findagrave.com. Kate McHale Slaughterback was born in 1893. Photograph © City of Greeley, Museums, Permanent Collection, Greeley, Colorado. Kate was born in a log cabin about 9 miles east of Longmont on July 25, 1893 to the late Wallace and Alvina McHale. Your Scrapbook is currently empty. Please reset your password. Edit a memorial you manage or suggest changes to the memorial manager. Early life. Please select a county or city to continue. Try again later. The pits provide the snake with stereoscopic heat “vision,” enabling them to detect and accurately strike a … The name Sistrurus is the Latinized form of the Greek word for "tail rattler" and shares its root with the ancient Egyptian musical instrument the sistrum, a type of rattle. Family members linked to this person will appear here. Especially after reading about Rattlesnake Kate. Thank you for fulfilling this photo request. The PieceWork newsletter celebrates the rich history of needlework and makers from around the globe. You have chosen this person to be their own family member. Sometimes in the furious editorial planning of a new year, it’s useful to look back at where we’ve been—plus it’s really fun. (Her sister was the author's "nanny".) The sponsor of a memorial may add an additional. Plese check the I'm not a robot checkbox.'. I rediscover projects that I’m eager to get on my needles, fascinating social and cultural history from all over the world, and one of my favorites, the unforgettable characters that come to life on the pages. Not only did she make her mark in Colorado history, she gained the notoriety of being called Rattlesnake Kate and also living up to her new last name. Katherine McHale Slaughterback (25 July 1893 - 6 October 1969), popularly called Rattlesnake Kate, but also known as Kate Garner, was a woman from Colorado. “Feisty and independent” Rattlesnake Kate, as author Peggy Ford describes her, was a woman living on the plains of Colorado in the very early twentieth century. Failed to remove flower. She used the rattlesnake skins to make herself a dress and matching shoes! She became an overnight hero.She used over 50 of the skins to make a dress for herself, which is currently on display at the museum in Greeley. Robert McQueen has a wonderful family and he makes a decent living. 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