Mary Elitch Long
American businesswomanDied when: 80 years 63 days (962 months)
Star Sign: Taurus
Mary Elitch Long (maiden name Hauck) (May 10, 1856 – July 16, 1936) was one of the original owners of Elitch Gardens in Denver, CO.
She was the first woman to own and manage a zoo -- the first zoo between Chicago and the west coast -- and one of the first women to own and manage a theater (the first Summer stock theatre in the country.) She was an author of two children's books and was inducted into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame in 1996.
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