Emily Griffith’s legacy goes back to the early 1910s when she founded a school that has come to be symbolic with helping kids and adults rise above poverty.
She was the founder of the Emily Griffith Technical College, once called the Emily Griffith Opportunity School. It has shepherded 1.6 million students to new careers over its 96-year history.
On the morning of June 18, 1947, she and her sister were shot to death in a cabin in Larimer County. The murders have never been solved.
(Source: The Denver Post)