- NAME: Clara Brown
- OCCUPATION: Entrepreneur, Philanthropist
- BIRTH DATE: c. 1800
- DEATH DATE: 1885
- Did You Know?: It is believed that Clara Brown was the first African-American woman to make it to Colorado's gold rush region.
- Did You Know?: Clara Brown was offered membership into the Society of Colorado Pioneers for her role in the Colorado gold rush.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Virginia
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Clara Brown, a freed slave, established a successful laundry business during the Colorado gold rush and helped former slaves get on their feet.
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