Auraria as it used to be: Photos from a long-gone neighborhood

This week's cover story, "Ghosts of Auraria," examines recent efforts, through new construction and revised master plans, to change the look and design of the Auraria campus -- and looks back at a time when the area was a thriving working-class neighborhood, one that was leveled in the early 1970s to make way for the higher education center of tomorrow. Fragments of that neighborhood still survive, but much of it is now consigned to memory. And to aging photographs.
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Alan Prendergast has been writing for Westword for over thirty years. He teaches journalism at Colorado College; his stories about the justice system, historic crimes, high-security prisons and death by misadventure have won numerous awards and appeared in a wide range of magazines and anthologies.
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