Female engineer broke tunnel taboo in 1972

This is the muddy tunnel that Janet Bonnema and several reporters walked into in 1972 after Colorado’s voters agreed to amend the state Constitution to guarantee equal rights for women.



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This is the muddy tunnel that Janet Bonnema and several reporters walked into in 1972 after Colorado’s voters agreed to amend the state Constitution to guarantee equal rights for women.

When Janet P. Bonnema first stepped into the Straight Creek Tunnel in 1972, no one expected the project to be a defining moment in the women’s equal rights movement. Her story began in…




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