After the sudden death of her father and mentor Dr. Michaela Quinn, also known as Dr. Mike, left her home in Boston to practice in the Colorado territory in a little town called Colorado Springs. Since the practice with her father was gone she had no where to work in Boston so she responded to an ad for a doctor on the new frontier. After the long journey she found that Colorado Springs was no better at welcoming a woman doctor as Boston was, but was determined to stay and show people that she was just as good as any man. She is befriended by Charlotte Copper and they become very close friends. Dr. Mike decides to look for permanent housing and receives an offer from a local man, Sully, to stay at his old homestead since no one was using it now. Charlotte calls on Dr. Mike to help deliver a baby and Dr Mike enlists Charlotte help to clean the homestead along with her sons Matthew and Brian, and her daughter Colleen. After she is bitten by a rattle snake she finds out that there is ... Written by
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Dr. Quinn came to Colorado Springs after answering an ad in their newspaper looking for a doctor. She signed it as Michaela Quinn however, telegrapher Horace Bing thought it was a typo and suppose to say, "Dr. Michael A. Quinn". See more
Dr. Quinn arrives in Colorado Springs in late 1867. At that time, the town was known as Colorado City. See more
Dr. Michaela 'Mike' Quinn
I was born on February 15, 1833, in Boston, Massachusetts, the last of five children - the four before me all girls. My father, being a man of science, firmly believed that the odds were to finally dictate the birth of a long awaited son. He would be named Michael... I was named Michaela.