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Honoring Women’s History Month

Honoring Women’s History Month

Mamie Doud Eisenhower The First Lady’s Denver Years Denver’s own Mamie Doud Eisenhower was the First Lady of the United States and held the position with style and grace for both of her husband’s terms, from 1953 to 1961. One biographer said “…the world never really knew Mamie Eisenhower…as she was perceived as quiet and […]

George Crofutt’s observations of Gilpin County (1885)

George Crofutt’s observations of Gilpin County (1885)

Gilpin County, of which Central is the commercial center, is the oldest and perhaps the best developed mining portion of the state of Colorado. Its population is 7,000. The veins hereabouts are all true fissures, and there are many shafts down to the depths of 700 to 1,800 feet. The people are generally prosperous; some […]

Rededicating the Ames Monument

Rededicating the Ames Monument

By Anna Lee Frohlich  On Nov. 26, 1882 a group of people stood on the top of Sherman Hill above the Union Pacific railroad town of Sherman, Wyoming. They were there, braving the cold, to honor and dedicate the recently finished Ames Monument which was on the pass between Cheyenne and Laramie.They stood at the […]

Dinosaur Ridge

Dinosaur Ridge

  By Linda Wommack Ancient dinosaur prints and fossils have been found in the area known as Dinosaur Ridge for hundreds of years. In 1975, Dinosaur Ridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The following year the adjacent land, including the historic 1861 Rooney Ranch, was certified as a Jefferson County Landmark. […]

Hotel Hauntings

Hotel Hauntings

Of all the hotels in Colorado only 30 have achieved a listing on at least one, if not all categories of preservation status, including: 1) Listed with the National Register of Historic Places, 2) Listed with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, 3) Listed with Colorado Preservation, Inc., or 4) Listed with city or county […]

A Tailing Tale of the Musgrove-Franklin Gang

A Tailing Tale of the Musgrove-Franklin Gang

November 25, 1868 – Wrapped in the chilly darkness of night, Sam Dougan stands in the back doorway of the Jack Hill Saloon. Dougan, a member of the Musgrove-Franklin Gang, is wanted for a series of robberies in Denver and mining towns to the north. As he anxiously awaits the return of his friend Miles […]

A TAILING TALE – A Tailing Tale of George Nelson

A TAILING TALE – A Tailing Tale of George Nelson

In 1931, President Herbert Hoover led our struggling country through the great depression. The U.S. adopted the Star Spangled Banner as our national anthem, and on May 7, George Nelson was born in a little hospital on the corner of Broadway and Alpine in Boulder. The first child born to Martin and Dollie Nelson, George’s […]

TRAIL’S END – 101 Years of The Denver Western Stock Show

TRAIL’S END – 101 Years of The Denver Western Stock Show

The Wild West and Buffalo Bill Cody are synonymous when it comes to the adventurous American West. Arguably America’s first western showman, William F. Cody personified the West and endeared America as well as Europe to a by gone era. While Buffalo Bill’s frontier exploits are legendary, the time spent from his Pony Express days […]

A Tailing Tale of Dolores Spellman, Matriarch of Black Hawk

A Tailing Tale of Dolores Spellman, Matriarch of Black Hawk

Born January 10, 1933 in Chase Gulch, Dolores Blake Spellman proudly states she is the oldest native resident still living in Black Hawk. As I sat down with the town matriarch recently, she pointed out on a picture of the town every location that has been an integral part of her life for the past […]

The ghosts of Christmas past

The ghosts of Christmas past

Holiday has dark—even frightening—origins For most people, Christmas is a joyful time. Families gather around a tree (be it evergreen, spruce or plastic) for good food, gift giving, songs and all-around good cheer. Centered on childhood, religion and good old-fashioned commercialism, our Christmas is all about giving, loving and pleasing others, as it should be. […]

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