City of Greeley Museums’ Limited Rattlesnake Kate T-shirt

Custom artwork of “Rattlesnake Kate” is now available on limited edition T-shirts at the Greeley History Museum.

T-shirts can be purchased while supplies last at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th Street. The design by graphic artist Jordan Nicholson is a tribute to the pioneer’s “Colorado grit.” Kate became famous after fending off 140 rattlesnakes in the early 20th Century. Nicholson is a Colorado native and a University of Northern Colorado graduate. His artwork is a modern take on Kate’s well-known style. Learn more about Nicholson’s work at

A Northern Colorado Legend

The story of Kate Slaughterback’s heroic stand against 140 rattlesnakes is legendary. Her famous rattlesnake skin dress, shoes, and neckband reside at the Greeley History Museum. A replica of her home stands among the historical buildings at Centennial Village Museum.

The historical figure recently experienced a renaissance through the “Rattlesnake Kate” musical. This show was the work of UNC graduate, Neyla Pekarek, a Grammy-nominated musician formerly of the Lumineers.

Learn more about “Rattlesnake Kate” at