CURIOSITIES

Magellan T Bear (NASA)
How Rural Colorado Kids Sent The First Teddy Bear Into Space
The charming story of how students and faculty from Elk Creek Elementary School in rural Pine, Colorado, partnered with NASA to send "Magellan T. Bear" into space.
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.
Fossil Wasp Palaeovespa (Florissant Fossil Beds Colorado)
Ancient Insect Discoveries From Across Colorado (Part 2)
Colorado's ancient bugs have fascinating stories to tell. In the second part of a two-part series, we're looking at prehistoric dung beetles, wasps, and tsetse flies.
Rocky Mountain Columbines
The Hundred-Year Controversy Over Colorado's State Song
How the omission of a single word sparked a decades-long debate over Colorados' quest for the perfect state song.
Katydid Fossil from Green River Formation in Rio Blanco County, Colorado
Ancient Insect Discoveries From Across Colorado (Part 1)
Colorado's ancient bugs have fascinating stories to tell. In the first part of a two-part series, we're looking at prehistoric katydids, cockroaches, and root weevils.
Pea Green Store in Pea Green Corner, Colorado
Pea Green Corner Was Named After A Bucket Of Green Paint
Welcome to Pea Green Corner, a sleepy agricultural community in southwestern Colorado named after a bucket of government-issued green paint.
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.
1950s postcard of the Mile High City
A 1950s Postcard Road Trip Through Denver's Urban Parks
Postcards from the 1950s illustrate a family’s day of sightseeing in Denver’s Washington Park, City Park, Cheesman Park, and Botanic Gardens.
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Meet The Undisputed Potato King Of Colorado
From hunting whales to mining gold to cultivating potatoes, the "Potato King of Colorado" was a storied character from Colorado history.
1950s Postcard of The Tepees in Golden, Colorado
A 1950s Postcard Road Trip Through Denver's Front Range
Postcards from the 1950s illustrate a family’s vacation through Denver's Front Range, including Red Rocks, Buffalo Bill’s Grave, and “The Tepees” of Golden.
Victorian trade card for Lutteds cough drops
How Victorian Advertisers Capitalized On Snowshoeing
In the late 19th century, snowshoeing was catching on in America as a new winter sport for outdoor enthusiasts. Victorian advertisers for products ranging from tobacco to soap sought to capitalize on the trend.
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