CULTURE

Orchard of young peach trees in Palisade, Colorado
Exploring The Roots Of Colorado's Culture Capitals
From "Peach Capital of Colorado" to "Celery Capital of the World," Colorado towns have earned a number of unique nicknames over the years. Many have fascinating roots.
Headshot of Rufus "Potato" Clark
Meet The Whale-Hunting, Gold-Mining Potato King Of Colorado
From hunting whales to mining gold to cultivating potatoes, the "Potato King of Colorado" is a storied character from Colorado history.
"Wheel With Wooden Tools" by Rod Rosebrook (1977)
How Colorado Folk Artist Rod Rosebrook Became An Unlikely Sensation
When Colorado-born buckaroo and blacksmith Rod Rosebrook turned tools from his barn into works of art, galleries, museums, and folk art collectors were enthralled.
Mountain Plover in Karval, Colorado
Love Is In The Air As Mountain Plovers Arrive In Karval
The Karval Mountain Plover Festival kicks off April 26, 2024. This weekend-long event celebrates the lovable migratory birds that return to the prairies of Colorado every spring.
Devastating dust storm in Baca County, Colorado
Untold Stories Of Two Buttes Families Battling The Dust Bowl
As the Dust Bowl barreled down on the small farming community of Two Buttes, its residents fought for survival against suffocating dust storms, unrelenting drought, and economic hardship.
Women of the Colorado Mines (Thumbnail Front Cover)
Author Linda Wommack Honors The Women Of Colorado Mining History
With her new book, Women of the Colorado Mines, award-winning author Linda Wommack honors the mighty women whose determination shaped Colorado's mining history.
People At Slum Dwellings In Boulder Jungle Town (1920)
Boulder Was Once Blighted With Slums
Welcome to Jungle Town, the vanished slums of Boulder that pockmarked the city with squalor and destitution over a century ago.
10th Mountain Division soldiers push car out of snow in Colorado in 1940s
The Perils Of Colorado Winter Driving From Decades Past
A collection of historic images from the annals of Colorado history illustrates the perils faced by early motorists navigating winter conditions.
Autolandscape, Colorado (2) by Elaine Mayes
How Photographer Elaine Mayes Reimagined Colorado Landscapes
Conceptual photographer Elaine Mayes documented rural Colorado from her moving car window, challenging the notion of what artistic landscapes should look like.
Watercolor painting of the haunted John B. Hindry House in Denver, Colorado (1940)
Ghost Stories From Haunted Places Across Colorado (Part 2)
From the highest peaks of Colorado to the lowest elevations, tales of haunted places abound. In the second part of a two-part series, we're sharing our favorite ghost stories from across the state.
Gated entrance to haunted Redstone Castle in Manitou Springs, Colorado
Ghost Stories From Haunted Places Across Colorado (Part 1)
From the highest peaks of Colorado to the lowest elevations, tales of haunted places abound. In the first part of a two-part series, we're sharing our favorite ghost stories from across the state.
Boulder County Hay Field
Haying Season Is Upon Us
At hay farms across Colorado, farmers are preparing for their annual harvest. Their yield will be close to three million tons of hay.
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