The explosions outside the State Capitol yesterday startled people from downtown to Capitol Hill. But unlike so many other explosions today, these were planned. Artillery blasts marked the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Glorieta Pass, on March 26, 1862, when Colonel John Chivington led the First ... More >>
Before John Evans moved west in 1862 to become the first territorial governor of Colorado and found the school that grew into the University of Denver (as well as inspire the naming of streets, towns and a mountain), he was among nine founders of Northwestern University north of Chicago, in what's n ... More >>
Colorado's archives include eighteen dioramas that were displayed at the old history museum -- but are nowhere to be seen at the new History Colorado Center. Is that dumb?
The most common question state historian Bill Convery hears about the new History Colorado Center is, "Where is the Denver diorama going to be?" That huge diorama depicts the Mile High City in 1860, complete with the old Rocky Mountain News building, an Arapaho Indian camp and, Convery says, "fantas ... More >>
Photo by Melanie AsmarAre those kids playing catch with an eyeball? Grody. Spilled entrails. Dogs guarding picked-over bones. Men dangling raw flesh above their mouths like bunches of grapes. Children tossing an eyeball back and forth. Sound like the apocalypse? A cannibal's birthday party? No, i ... More >>
Royalty returns to Denver for the annual native celebration.
Photography is a hot topic right now in the area.