The following is a timelapse video (taken at 1 minute intervals) that illustrates a typical day for a new rattlesnake family. 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. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account. Rattlesnake Kings. In her early life, she was known to enjoy wearing pants instead of dresses, and loved shooting guns and working hard. However, underneath the perfect husband act, he lives a double life and often has affairs with other married women. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. But why the moniker? She shot it with her rifle, then 3 more snake appeared. Previously sponsored memorials or famous memorials will not have this option. ... 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. GREAT NEWS! This week, nine shows in all were canceled, among them two commissions set to receive world premieres: the Colorado-themed “Rattlesnake Kate,” … Rattlesnake Kate wearing her rattlesnake-skin dress and the rattle necklace she made. She shot those but more rattlers appeared and she became aware that she did not have enough ammo to kill at the snakes. Resend Activation Email. Your Scrapbook is currently empty. Oops, we were unable to send the email. Meals were eaten there with the whole family together. Please select a county or city to continue. The neighbor and Kate rode back to the site and found 140 dead rattlesnakes. We have 2 volunteers within ten miles of your requested photo location. They were on horseback and headed toward a lake near her farm in Hudson, Colorado after hearing what sounded like hunters. Youngsters can enjoy imaginative play in our kid-friendly section of the gallery. When she climbed down off her horse to open a gate, a rattle snake appeared. Are you sure that you want to delete this memorial? Calls for Submissions and Editorial Calendar, Address: 311 S College Ave, Fort Collins, CO, 80524. 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. Please complete the captcha to let us know you are a real person. 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. She uprooted a "No Hunting" sign and began to use it to kill the snakes. Place the pin on the map to plot a location. Kate was born in a log cabin about 9 miles east of Longmont on July 25, 1893 to the late Wallace and Alvina McHale. The high-pitched rattle accentuates the snake’s petrifying hiss. 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! Photograph © City of Greeley, Museums, Permanent Collection, Greeley, Colorado. We’ve updated the security on the site. “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. No animated GIFs, photos with additional graphics (borders, embellishments. 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. 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. She also make a pair of shoes and a neck band which she often wore.She also was a nurse in WW2. Close this window, and upload the photo(s) again. Married and divorced six times, Kate was a taxidermist, farmer, midwife, and bootlegger. Quickly see who the memorial is for and when they lived and died and where they are buried. Slaughterback hoped they would find ducks left by the hunters, but what they found instead were over a hundred migrating rattlesnakes. 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. Cheryl Oberle's triangle-shaped Lacy Prairie Shawl. In her early life, she was known to enjoy wearing pants instead … The hope was that there may be a wounded duck or two she could ensnare for that night’s dinner. 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. Musician/Band. This memorial has been copied to your clipboard. Lost Highways is presented by the Sturm Family Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Please 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. Found more than one record for entered Email, You need to confirm this account before you can sign in. The largest rattlesnake is the eastern diamondback (Crotalus adamanteus), which can grow to a length of eight feet. In 1925, Rattlesnake Kate Slaughterback killed 140 rattlesnakes in one afternoon near Hudson, Colorado. Photos larger than 8Mb will be reduced. Married and divorced six times, Kate was a taxidermist, farmer, midwife, and bootlegger. Jan 16, 2015 - 3 min read. Make sure that the file is a photo. To suggest a correction or addition, visit the memorial page and click Suggest Edits. Try again later. If a new volunteer signs up in your requested photo location, they may see your existing request and take the photo. Failed to delete memorial. The scientific name Crotalus is derived from the Greek κρόταλον, meaning "castanet". But why the moniker? Rattlesnake bites can be fatal, but rarely. Rattlesnake Kate: Colorado Kids Create Rattlesnake Kate - Kindle edition by Myers, Natalie. Drag images here or select from your computer for Kate “Rattlesnake Kate” McHale Slaughterback memorial. Are you adding a grave photo that will fulfill this request? Thanks for your help! “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. 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. She had stumbled into a large den of them. Please contact Find a Grave at support@findagrave.com if you need help resetting your password. Oops, something didn't work. Thank you for fulfilling this photo request. You may not upload any more photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 20 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 5 photos to this memorial, This photo was not uploaded because this memorial already has 30 photos, This photo was not uploaded because you have already uploaded 20 photos to this memorial. GREAT NEWS! She garnered fame for an incident in which she killed 140 rattlesnakes. Photo courtesy of Royal Gorge Bridge & Park 101 Things to Do in Colorado This Year Don’t Take These Classic Colorado Pursuits for Granted. "I learned about Rattlesnake Kate, be sure to visit her house and learn about this amazing lady." If you have questions, please contact support@findagrave.com. She had no choice. Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. 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. GREAT NEWS! Other than these complex mechanisms, rattlesnakes also coil their serpentine bodies and raise their head in the air to demonstrate resistance to intruders. 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. Are you sure that you want to remove this flower? 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. 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 account has been disabled. All members of this family are venomous. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Rattlesnakes are a group of venomous snakes of the genera Crotalus and Sistrurus of the subfamily Crotalinae. Cheryl Oberle's triangle-shaped Lacy Prairie Shawl. Rattlesnake Kate, daughter of Wallace & Albina McHale, July 25, 1893; Oct 6, 1969. When she became famous as Rattlesnake Kate, she beaded herself a belt, too. Rattlesnake Kate and the Beaver. Oops, some error occurred while uploading your photo(s). 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. Your account has been locked for 30 minutes due to too many failed sign in attempts. This headstone lies next to our Camp family headstones and I was very intrigued by the name. All rattlesnakes are members of the Viperidae family of snakes (subfamily pit vipers), a family that also includes copperheads, vipers and more. based on information from your browser. The living room ceiling was covered with rattlesnake skins. or don't show this again—I am good at figuring things out. The story of Rattlesnake Kate, a northern Colorado legend. 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)." To suggest a change to a cemetery page, visit the Cemetery Corrections forum. A rattlesnake bite will kill me. Family … 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. Rattlesnake King. That’s an incredible story, but as is typical of the women of the west, Kate turned it into something amazing. Becoming a Find a Grave member is fast, easy and FREE. Family members linked to this person will appear here. Also an additional 2 volunteers within fifty miles. 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 36 known species of rattlesnakes have … For help using the website visit our help page or contact support@findagrave.com. She used the rattlesnake skins to make herself a dress and matching shoes! Save to an Ancestry Tree, a virtual cemetery, your clipboard for pasting or Print. (Her sister was the author's "nanny".) Add your article. Kate McHale Slaughterback was born in 1893. You need a Find a Grave account to add things to this site. I thought you might like to see a memorial for Kate “Rattlesnake Kate” McHale Slaughterback I found on Findagrave.com. Early life. The email does not appear to be a valid email address. Try again later. Year should not be greater than current year. We have a volunteer within ten miles of your requested photo location. Rattray Fitness and Wellness Consulting. 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. Kate fired the bullets in her .22 Remington rifle until none remained. In the Upper Room and Rattlesnake Kate were both featured readings at the 2019 Colorado New Play Summit. Please reset your password. The kitchen housed the hot water heater, which was heated by a wood stove. Katherine McHale Slaughterback (25 July 1893 - 6 October 1969), popularly called Rattlesnake Kate, but also known as Kate Garner, was a woman from Colorado. 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. Flowers added to the memorial appear on the bottom of the memorial or here on the Flowers tab. 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 have a volunteer within fifty miles of your requested photo location. To view a photo in more detail or edit captions for photos you added, click the photo to open the photo viewer. Use the links under “See more…” to quickly search for other people with the same last name in the same cemetery, city, county, etc. We gained a new appreciation for our state’s hallmark activities this past year. Pekarek wrote a folk opera called Rattlesnake about Katherine McHale Slaughterback popularly called Rattlesnake Kate, who was a renowned snake. 1925. The sponsor of a memorial may add an additional. Failed to report flower. 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. Kate had her own room in the lodge during the summers. 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. "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." Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. A new musical celebrating the true story of a Colorado woman the world wasn’t ready for. 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. The cook was Kate Donovan, affectionately known as Dits. The Royal Rush Skycoaster. The pits provide the snake with stereoscopic heat “vision,” enabling them to detect and accurately strike a … ). Are you sure that you want to delete this photo? Failed to remove flower. 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. Katherine McHale Slaughterback, or Rattlesnake Kate, killed 140 rattlesnakes back in 1925 and used them to make a dress. While her 3-year-old son Ernie stayed on the horse, she killed at least 140 rattlesnakes. {BEST PDF |PDF [FREE] DOWNLOAD | PDF [DOWNLOAD] Kate Slaughterback: Legendary Rattlesnake Kate Home Events Years 1893 1893 births Katherine McHale Slaughterback. She had to parachute out of a plane and had broken her hip. 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 goes, that on that fateful day in October 1925, Kate and her 3-year old son were coming back on horseback from a nearby pond where duck hunters had been earlier that day. Lost Highways is presented by the Sturm Family Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. There is a problem with your email/password. 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. Her story is one of strength, determination, and creative fun. I know I’m not alone in the joy I take in reading through early back issues of PieceWork. 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. Robert McQueen has a wonderful family and he makes a decent living. Academic disciplines Business Concepts Crime Culture Economy Education Energy Events Food and drink Geography A neighbor saw her return and went to talk with her. We have 2 volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. Karen Brock She was also proficient at sewing. She had to climb down from her horse to unlock the gate. We have set your language to 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. Musician/Band. Try again later. For Edits select Suggest Edits on the memorial page. Add to your scrapbook. Especially after reading about Rattlesnake Kate. Please try again later. Verify and try again. 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. Photographer. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Rattlesnake Kate: Colorado Kids Create Rattlesnake Kate. Remove advertising from a memorial by sponsoring it for just $5. 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. Also an additional volunteer within fifty miles. We were unable to submit your feedback at this time. 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. 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. The PieceWork newsletter celebrates the rich history of needlework and makers from around the globe. All photos uploaded successfully, click on the Done button to see the photos in the gallery. ... Rattlesnake, scorpion, snake, reptile, insect, critter trainer, handler and on location relocation and control of venimous critters ... Rattray Family World Wide. There was an error deleting this problem. Edit a memorial you manage or suggest changes to the memorial manager. Plese check the I'm not a robot checkbox.'. This flower has been reported and will not be visible while under review. “Rattlesnake” Kate was a progressive and important female figure in Northern Colorado history. We do not have any photo volunteers within fifty miles of your requested photo location. You have chosen this person to be their own family member. For memorials with more than one photo, additional photos will appear here or on the photos tab. After a two hour fight the snakes were gone and she could safely return to her home. Prior to the incident, Kate had taken a correspondence class from the Northwestern School of Taxidermy in Omaha, Nebraska. 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. Personal Blog. 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. First, Kate spied just one rattlesnake, 1. You can still file a request but no one will be notified. In fact, rattlesnakes are considered the newest and most evolved snakes in the reptile family. 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. Your new password must contain one or more uppercase and lowercase letters, and one or more numbers or special characters. Thanks for using Find a Grave, if you have any feedback we would love to hear from you. Are you sure that you want to report this flower to administrators as offensive or abusive? Try again later. After the infamous showdown, “Rattlesnake Kate” became a global sensation. A system error has occurred. 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. Kate was born in a log cabin about 9 miles east of Longmont on July 25, 1893 to the late Wallace and Alvina McHale. Try again. Share this memorial using social media sites or email. Enter a valid email address and a feedback message. All photos appear on this tab and here you can update the sort order of photos on memorials you manage. GREAT NEWS! 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