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Alan Swallow

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Alan Swallow (1915–66) founded the University of Denver ’s creative writing program and established Swallow Press, a small publisher that focused in part on books about the American West. He also ran the University of Denver Press from 1947 to 1953. Known for his intense personality, his critical...

Anne Evans

Added by yongli on 10/14/2020 - 12:44, last changed on 09/03/2021 - 08:06
Anne Evans (1871–1941) was a Colorado civic leader and patron of the arts who transformed the Denver cultural community. Among her numerous activities, Evans started and helped guide the Denver Art Museum to national prominence, assisted in the development of the Denver Public Library , led the...

Elizabeth Iliff Warren

Added by yongli on 06/10/2020 - 13:36, last changed on 08/11/2022 - 16:09
Elizabeth Fraser Iliff Warren (1844–1920) was one of Denver ’s most influential early citizens and was instrumental in founding the Iliff School of Theology . After arriving in Denver in 1869 as a twenty-four-year-old sewing-machine saleswoman, she married wealthy cattleman John Wesley Iliff . When...

John Evans

Added by yongli on 01/16/2020 - 15:22, last changed on 11/15/2022 - 09:39

John Evans

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John Evans (1814–97) served as second governor of Colorado Territory , from 1862 to 1865. His role in precipitating the massacre of peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians at Sand Creek in November 1864 forced him to resign. A doctor and Methodist minister who helped found Northwestern University in...

John Williams

Added by yongli on 06/16/2021 - 12:40, last changed on 06/16/2021 - 12:40
John Edward Williams (1922–94) was a novelist and professor at the University of Denver, where he founded Denver Quarterly and helped build the school’s creative writing program. He is best known for his three major novels: Butcher’s Crossing (1960), a revisionist Western set partly in Colorado...


Added by Nick Johnson on 11/20/2022 - 09:38, last changed on 11/20/2022 - 09:40
Situated on the east side of Denver and rising some 330 feet above the State Capitol ’s gold dome, the town of Montclair was platted in 1885. The common French place-name means “clear mountain,” and Montclair was so named for its panoramic view of the Front Range between Pikes and Longs Peaks . At...

William Gray Evans

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William Gray Evans (1855–1924) was a Denver businessman best known as the Denver Tramway Company president. The son of Territorial Governor John Evans , he was involved in many of Denver’s early foundational enterprises and played an integral role in constructing the Moffat Tunnel . During the...
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