Oops, we were unable to send the email. 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. Youngsters can enjoy imaginative play in our kid-friendly section of the gallery. Home Events Years 1893 1893 births Katherine McHale Slaughterback. Try again. Use the links under “See more…” to quickly search for other people with the same last name in the same cemetery, city, county, etc. 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. Rattlesnake King. 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. Rattlesnake Kate and the Beaver. She also make a pair of shoes and a neck band which she often wore.She also was a nurse in WW2. Married and divorced six times, Kate was a taxidermist, farmer, midwife, and bootlegger. But why the moniker? Failed to delete memorial. In her early life, she was known to enjoy wearing pants instead … 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. Failed to remove flower. 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. Jan 16, 2015 - 3 min read. Resend Activation Email. Becoming a Find a Grave member is fast, easy and FREE. Kate was born in a log cabin about 9 miles east of Longmont on July 25, 1893 to the late Wallace and Alvina McHale. Photo courtesy of Royal Gorge Bridge & Park 101 Things to Do in Colorado This Year Don’t Take These Classic Colorado Pursuits for Granted. 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. Slaughterback hoped they would find ducks left by the hunters, but what they found instead were over a hundred migrating rattlesnakes. When she climbed down off her horse to open a gate, a rattle snake appeared. The PieceWork newsletter celebrates the rich history of needlework and makers from around the globe. ... 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. 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. In the Upper Room and Rattlesnake Kate were both featured readings at the 2019 Colorado New Play Summit. Try again later. For Edits select Suggest Edits on the memorial page. Her story is one of strength, determination, and creative fun. Rattlesnake bites can be fatal, but rarely. Thank you for fulfilling this photo request. Year should not be greater than current year. The email does not appear to be a valid email address. Oops, something didn't work. The kitchen housed the hot water heater, which was heated by a wood stove. Are you sure that you want to remove this flower? There is a problem with your email/password. Kate fired the bullets in her .22 Remington rifle until none remained. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. GREAT NEWS! We do not have any photo volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. She had stumbled into a large den of them. 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. Verify and try again. If you're obsessed with the royals, Halloween is the perfect time to channel your inner Kate Middleton. Katherine McHale Slaughterback (25 July 1893 - 6 October 1969), popularly called Rattlesnake Kate, but also known as Kate Garner, was a woman from Colorado. When she became famous as Rattlesnake Kate, she beaded herself a belt, too. ... 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. After a two hour fight the snakes were gone and she could safely return to her home. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Rattlesnake Kate: Colorado Kids Create Rattlesnake Kate. The Royal Rush Skycoaster. Cheryl Oberle's triangle-shaped Lacy Prairie Shawl. “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. Please try again later. The sponsor of a memorial may add an additional. Rattray Fitness and Wellness Consulting. Rattlesnake Kate: one small-town girl with one big gun Katherine Slaughterback was Fort Lupton’s fiercest historical female figures who killed over 140 rattlesnakes in October of 1925. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. Also an additional volunteer within fifty miles. We have 2 volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. Include gps location with grave photos where possible. If you have questions, please contact support@findagrave.com. 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)." GREAT NEWS! All rattlesnakes are members of the Viperidae family of snakes (subfamily pit vipers), a family that also includes copperheads, vipers and more. Personal Blog. Plese check the I'm not a robot checkbox.'. Calls for Submissions and Editorial Calendar, Address: 311 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO, 80524. 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. In her early life, she was known to enjoy wearing pants instead of dresses, and loved shooting guns and working hard. You can still file a request but no one will be notified. Photographer. I thought you might like to see a memorial for Kate “Rattlesnake Kate” McHale Slaughterback I found on Findagrave.com. She had to climb down from her horse to unlock the gate. Previously sponsored memorials or famous memorials will not have this option. 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. In 1925, Rattlesnake Kate Slaughterback killed 140 rattlesnakes in one afternoon near Hudson, Colorado. 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. There was an error deleting this problem. 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! The largest rattlesnake is the eastern diamondback (Crotalus adamanteus), which can grow to a length of eight feet. Kate had her own room in the lodge during the summers. This week, nine shows in all were canceled, among them two commissions set to receive world premieres: the Colorado-themed “Rattlesnake Kate,” … Try again later. Make sure that the file is a photo. “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. First, Kate spied just one rattlesnake, 1. A rattlesnake bite will kill me. Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5. Kate was born in a log cabin about 9 miles east of Longmont on July 25, 1893 to the late Wallace and Alvina McHale. 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. Other than these complex mechanisms, rattlesnakes also coil their serpentine bodies and raise their head in the air to demonstrate resistance to intruders. No animated GIFs, photos with additional graphics (borders, embellishments. Rattlesnake Kate: Colorado Kids Create Rattlesnake Kate - Kindle edition by Myers, Natalie. "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." Musician/Band. Oops, some error occurred while uploading your photo(s). Thanks for using Find a Grave, if you have any feedback we would love to hear from you. 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. Your Scrapbook is currently empty. Please contact Find a Grave at support@findagrave.com if you need help resetting your password. We have a volunteer within fifty miles of your requested photo location. Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. The living room ceiling was covered with rattlesnake skins. This account has been disabled. Your account has been locked for 30 minutes due to too many failed sign in attempts. 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 high-pitched rattle accentuates the snake’s petrifying hiss. We gained a new appreciation for our state’s hallmark activities this past year. Try again later. Rattlesnake Kate wearing her rattlesnake-skin dress and the rattle necklace she made. or don't show this again—I am good at figuring things out. 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. 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. 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. If a new volunteer signs up in your requested photo location, they may see your existing request and take the photo. Quickly see who the memorial is for and when they lived and died and where they are buried. Please select a county or city to continue. The plane crashed and everyone still aboard died.Her farmhouse was purchased in 2002 and moved to Centennial Village where is it now a part of the museum.TO see photos of Kate, go to http://www.greeleyhistory.org/pages/rattlesnake_kate.html∼Katherine “Rattlesnake Kate” McHale Slaughterback, age 76, passed away on October 6, 1969. We have a volunteer within ten miles of your requested photo location. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. However, underneath the perfect husband act, he lives a double life and often has affairs with other married women. Cheryl Oberle's triangle-shaped Lacy Prairie Shawl. She shot those but more rattlers appeared and she became aware that she did not have enough ammo to kill at the snakes. She used the rattlesnake skins to make herself a dress and matching shoes! The scientific name Crotalus is derived from the Greek κρόταλον, meaning "castanet". Especially after reading about Rattlesnake Kate. 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. They were on horseback and headed toward a lake near her farm in Hudson, Colorado after hearing what sounded like hunters. The following is a timelapse video (taken at 1 minute intervals) that illustrates a typical day for a new rattlesnake family. Place the pin on the map to plot a location. 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. "I learned about Rattlesnake Kate, be sure to visit her house and learn about this amazing lady." Add to your scrapbook. A new musical celebrating the true story of a Colorado woman the world wasn’t ready for. Add your article. All photos uploaded successfully, click on the Done button to see the photos in the gallery. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. 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. 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. We have 2 volunteers within ten miles of your requested photo location. 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. The cook was Kate Donovan, affectionately known as Dits. Lost Highways is presented by the Sturm Family Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. We’ve updated the security on the site. 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. The hope was that there may be a wounded duck or two she could ensnare for that night’s dinner. 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. 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