HISTORY

Weather Vane
September In Colorado History
During the late 19th century, September was a rewarding month for Park County inventors. They were granted patents for practical inventions ranging from an amalgamator to a signal transmitter actuated by the wind in a weathervane.
Dearfield Founder O.T. Jackson Home Colorado (Rocky Mountain News, 2008)
August In Colorado History
Castlewood Canyon Dam bursts, President Roosevelt establishes Holy Cross Forest Reserve, and Dearfield ghost town becomes a National Registered Historic Place.
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.
Original Broadmoor Casino in Colorado Springs
July In Colorado History
Colorado experiences Great Eclipse of 1878, ultrarunners compete in inaugural Hardrock 100 Endurance Run, and Broadmoor Casino opens in Colorado Springs.
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.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
June In Colorado History
Official flag of Colorado is adopted, Crystal City is incorporated, Golden votes to save historic Astor House, and Silverton residents hear first train whistle from Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.