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1908 Democratic National Convention

Added by yongli on 08/30/2016 - 10:23, last changed on 11/04/2019 - 13:09
In 1908 the Democratic Party held its national convention in Denver to nominate candidates for president and vice president. The 1908 convention was the political culmination of a half-century of development in the city and the last time Denver would host the convention until 2008. It also marked...

1976 Winter Olympics

Added by yongli on 07/29/2016 - 11:15, last changed on 10/30/2019 - 12:13

Denver Olympic Logo

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In the early 1960s, Governor John A. Love and other business leaders worked to bring the 1976 Winter Olympics to Colorado. Despite winning the bid from the International Olympic Committee in 1970, the voters of Colorado decided not to fund the winter games, causing the event to be moved to...

Cannabis (marijuana)

Added by yongli on 02/02/2017 - 16:10, last changed on 10/03/2019 - 12:21


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Cannabis ( Cannabis sativa , Cannabis indica ) is a cultivated annual herb. In Colorado it is best known for producing the medicinal and recreational drug “marijuana,” but it is also grown for a variety of other products, including seed oil, rope, ointments, and clothing. The cannabis plant comes...

Dawes Act (General Allotment Act)

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 13:39, last changed on 01/17/2020 - 16:09
Passed by Congress in 1887, the Dawes Act—formally known as the General Allotment Act—authorized the US government to survey and divide American Indian reservations into private lots for individual tribal members. The Dawes Act’s central idea of “allotment” became the foundation of federal Indian...

Denver Tramway Strike of 1920

Added by yongli on 08/11/2016 - 13:15, last changed on 09/13/2017 - 17:39
The Denver Tramway Strike of 1920 typified the active militancy of many labor unions during the early 1900s. The strike brought the conversation surrounding labor relations to the forefront of Denver politics and would influence the larger labor landscape for decades to come. Today the strike is...

New Deal in Colorado

Added by yongli on 08/03/2016 - 13:44, last changed on 11/19/2019 - 10:40
As the United States entered the third year of a great economic depression triggered by the 1929 stock market crash, many Americans put their hope in President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his pledge to give them a “new deal.” During his first term (1933–37), he pushed Congress to pass legislation...

Progressive Era in Colorado

Added by yongli on 01/14/2020 - 15:30, last changed on 01/16/2020 - 12:28
The Progressive Era (1900–20) was a national period of social and political reform in which grassroots activists and their political allies sought the power of government and science to address pressing public problems. In Colorado, Progressives brought significant political and social changes to...

The First National Western Stock Show

Added by yongli on 08/03/2016 - 10:56, last changed on 01/18/2020 - 12:36
The origins of Denver ’s annual National Western Stock Show , today one of the city’s biggest tourism draws, date to 1898, a time when American cities competed for the attention of various national organizations in the hope of hosting conventions to bring in revenue. The first stock show helped...
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