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Community in Colorado: A Confluence of Cultures

Added by yongli on 09/13/2017 - 15:27, last changed on 10/18/2017 - 12:09
One popular vision of Colorado presents a region of open spaces where a lone man rides into the setting sun. He is strong, silent, and through individual effort manages to save the girl, bring in the cattle, and haul the “bad guys” off to jail, all before the credits roll. This is the individualist...

Cheesman Park

Added by yongli on 05/19/2017 - 15:45, last changed on 08/29/2017 - 08:06
One of the jewels of Denver’s park and parkway system , Cheesman Park (1601 Race St, Denver, CO 80206) sits on land that originally served as the city’s first cemetery. In 1890 the cemetery was closed, many—but not all—graves were relocated, and a park designed by Denver’s first landscape architect...

Colorado Gold Rush

Added by yongli on 05/06/2016 - 14:50, last changed on 10/23/2017 - 11:11
The discovery of gold near present-day Denver in 1858–59 drew thousands of people to present-day Colorado, prompting the political organization of first a US territory and later a state. Many current cities and towns, including Denver , Boulder , Black Hawk , Breckenridge , and Central City , were...

Colorado in World War I

Added by yongli on 09/13/2017 - 14:17, last changed on 09/13/2017 - 17:39
As Europe stumbled into war in late July and early August 1914, Coloradans viewed the conflict with mixed emotions. Some favored the English, French, Italians, Russians, and their allies. Others preferred the Germans and Austrians and their friends. The divisions were predictable. The 1910 federal...

Denver

Added by yongli on 08/03/2016 - 15:33, last changed on 10/17/2017 - 10:17
Denver is the capital of Colorado and the twenty-first largest city in the United States, sprawling over six counties and 3,497 square miles of the High Plains and the Rocky Mountain foothills. Centered at the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek , the city and county of Denver...

Denver Ordnance Plant

Added by yongli on 04/27/2017 - 11:21, last changed on 09/03/2017 - 01:07
The Denver Ordnance Plant in Lakewood produced ammunition during World War II . The plant was the largest federal project in Colorado history before its conversion into the Federal Center , which today houses dozens of government agencies. Beginnings The federal government...

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...

Denver, Laramie, & Northwestern Railroad

Added by yongli on 08/30/2016 - 12:15, last changed on 09/17/2017 - 09:24
The Denver, Laramie, & Northwestern Railroad Company (DL&NW) was a small firm that planned to link Denver and Seattle by rail in the early twentieth century. The company’s history serves as an example of the pitfalls of running a small railroad company in the western United States at a time...

Denver’s Chinatown

Added by yongli on 08/30/2016 - 11:27, last changed on 08/25/2017 - 18:16
For economic reasons, as well as to protect themselves from an Anglo-American culture that mostly viewed them with contempt, Denver ’s Chinese residents established an ethnic enclave in the city around 1870. The neighborhood endured decades of racially motivated violence and other forms of abuse,...

Early Irrigation in Denver

Added by yongli on 08/11/2016 - 15:16, last changed on 08/25/2017 - 20:18
Like most places in the arid American West, Denver could not possibly sustain itself without water from irrigation systems. While easy to overlook, disputes over water rights began with the onset of irrigation and persist to the present day. Today, though most of Denver’s original canals have been...

Four Mile House

Added by yongli on 10/24/2016 - 15:41, last changed on 08/25/2017 - 20:40
Named for its location four miles from the intersection of Broadway and Colfax Avenue in Denver , Four Mile House was built in 1859 and served in the 1860s as the last stage stop before the city along the Smoky Hill Trail . When railroads replaced stagecoaches in the 1870s, the property became a...

Frank P. Marugg

Added by yongli on 08/31/2016 - 11:28, last changed on 08/25/2017 - 20:40
Frank Marugg (1887–1973) was an inventor who developed the “Denver Boot,” a device that immobilizes a vehicle for ticketing purposes. Despite a lifetime of pursuits in various other industries, the boot remains the most notable achievement of Marugg’s professional career. Still, his life story...

Harry Tuft

Added by yongli on 03/31/2017 - 14:51, last changed on 08/26/2017 - 15:02
Harry Tuft (1935–) is a Denver businessman, music promoter, educator, and proprietor of the long-standing Denver Folklore Center . As one of Denver’s enterprising musicians in the 1960s and 1970s, Tuft brought the genre of folk music and its culture to Denver and was responsible for some of Red...

Max Goldberg

Added by yongli on 08/15/2016 - 16:08, last changed on 08/26/2017 - 16:15
Max Goldberg (1911–72) was a pioneer of early television broadcasting and a television personality in the 1950s and 1960s. Goldberg worked to promote the growth of television in Denver , and his weekly talk show On the Spot set the stage for television’s early success in the local market. Today,...

Robert S. Roeschlaub

Added by yongli on 05/16/2016 - 15:04, last changed on 09/17/2017 - 01:07
Robert Roeschlaub (1843–1923) was Colorado’s first officially licensed architect, working in Denver during the early settlement era. Roeschlaub played a central role in defining the city’s building code, which has affected the development of Denver’s built environment through the present. Today,...

Sadie Likens

Added by yongli on 09/21/2016 - 15:16, last changed on 10/17/2017 - 11:12
Sadie Likens (c. 1840–1920) was a prominent officer of the court in Denver’s formative period, served as Colorado’s first prison matron, and was also known for her charitable work on behalf of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and other women’s organizations. Before losing her job as prison...

Ski Industry

Added by yongli on 09/13/2017 - 14:40, last changed on 10/02/2017 - 09:00
Colorado’s ski industry anchors the state’s thriving tourist economy. Built primarily on national forest lands, the state’s numerous ski resorts attract upwards of 12 million visitors annually, generating billions in revenue. Introduced to the state in the late nineteenth century, downhill skiing’s...

St. Luke’s Hospital

Added by yongli on 10/06/2016 - 16:52, last changed on 09/26/2017 - 01:07
St. Luke’s Hospital was a Denver fixture for over a century, serving the community as one of several hospitals in the capitol. St. Luke’s role in training several generations of doctors and nurses garners historical significance for the building complex. Today, only one of the hospital’s buildings...

The Denver Woman’s Press Club

Added by yongli on 06/21/2016 - 14:53, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 07:25
The Denver Woman’s Press Club is an organization for women newspaper writers and authors founded in 1898. At the time of its founding, the club demonstrated the new social and political power of women through its involvement in a range of causes, including the women’s suffrage movement in the early...

Tremont House Hotel

Added by yongli on 05/05/2017 - 12:04, last changed on 08/31/2017 - 08:56
The Tremont House Hotel was established in the fall of 1859 near Cherry Creek in Auraria (later West Denver) and soon became one of Denver ’s top hotels. In the 1880s, the hotel declined as flood-prone West Denver became home to immigrants and industry while wealthy residents moved to new...
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