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Added by Greg Vogl on 07/15/2015 - 11:34, last changed on 05/02/2017 - 15:35

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Established in 1979, the Aspen Art Museum is a noncollecting museum that focuses on exhibitions of contemporary visual art. It grew out of a long tradition of contemporary art in Aspen and has displayed the work of modern masters such as Willem de Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol. In...

Colorado Women's Prison

Added by yongli on 11/05/2015 - 14:42, last changed on 06/13/2017 - 11:53
The Colorado Women’s Prison in Cañon City was built in 1935, after three previous women’s buildings at the State Penitentiary had been appropriated for other uses. Standing just east of the penitentiary walls, the women’s prison housed female inmates from Colorado and several other states until the...

Cozens Ranch

Added by yongli on 05/17/2017 - 16:34, last changed on 05/17/2017 - 16:34
Built in 1874 by pioneer homesteader William Zane Cozens , Cozens Ranch was an important early ranch and stage stop in the Fraser River valley in north-central Colorado. The ranch also served for nearly thirty years as the area’s main post office. The Cozens family later donated the ranch to the...

El Pueblo

Added by yongli on 11/18/2016 - 16:09, last changed on 05/16/2017 - 08:07
Established in 1842, El Pueblo (301 N Union Ave, Pueblo, CO 81003) was an independent adobe trading post that operated at the site of the present-day city of Pueblo and was used by a diverse, multi-ethnic group of trappers, traders, women, and mountain men. Largely abandoned after an 1854 attack by...

Fort Garland

Added by yongli on 11/05/2015 - 15:53, last changed on 04/15/2017 - 16:28
The US Army operated Fort Garland in the San Luis Valley for twenty-five years, from 1858 to 1883. The fort was built to protect early settlers from Native American raids in the years before treaties, reservations, and removal made that mission obsolete. After decades of neglect, the fort was...

Fort Vasquez

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Louis Vasquez and Andrew Sublette operated the fur- trading post Fort Vasquez from 1835 to 1842. After ruthless competition and changing trade patterns caused the pair to leave the fort, it served as a landmark along the South Platte River Trail before gradually disappearing back into the plains...

Francisco Plaza

Added by yongli on 11/06/2015 - 13:51, last changed on 06/15/2017 - 16:29
The Fort Garland merchant John M. Francisco and his trading partner, Henry Daigre, built Francisco Plaza near the Cucharas River, at the site of present-day La Veta , in 1862. The first dwelling in the Cucharas Valley , the plaza served as a defensive fort as well as a trading post, farm, and ranch...

Julesburg Union Pacific Depot

Added by yongli on 11/09/2015 - 16:34, last changed on 12/05/2016 - 14:17
Completed in 1930, the Union Pacific Railroad depot in Julesburg is a reminder of the town’s long-standing ties to the railroad. In the 1860s Julesburg served briefly as the end-of-track town when the Union Pacific was building its transcontinental line west, and the town even moved twice to...

Justina Ford House

Added by yongli on 08/29/2016 - 15:30, last changed on 04/19/2017 - 14:42
Built in 1890 at 2335 Arapahoe Street in Denver , the Justina Ford House served for forty years as the home and office of Colorado’s first black woman physician. In 1984 the house was moved to save it from demolition, and after renovations it opened at 3091 California Street as the new home of the...

Limon Railroad Depot

Added by yongli on 05/19/2017 - 15:52, last changed on 05/19/2017 - 15:52
The Limon Railroad Depot was built in 1910 on a triangular piece of land bounded by the intersection of Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad (CRI&P) and Union Pacific Railroad (UP) lines. The interchange made Limon , in Lincoln County , an important railroad hub, and the town’s depot...

State Armory (Craig)

Added by yongli on 11/04/2015 - 16:32, last changed on 09/10/2016 - 07:05
Built in 1922, the State Armory in Craig was one of many new armories built to house national guard units across the state. The Craig building, based on a design by John James Huddart , served for many decades as a place for military training and community events. It now houses the Museum of...

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Added by yongli on 11/19/2015 - 16:23, last changed on 02/20/2017 - 13:08
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science (DMNS) is the largest natural history museum between Chicago and the West Coast of the United States. Incorporated on December 6, 1900 as the Colorado Museum of Natural History, the museum was known as the Denver Museum of Natural History throughout much of...
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