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Prostitution on the Frontier (Part One)

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November 6, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

On the American frontier, in 1849, the ratio of men to women was 100:2. It was no wonder that the …
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Streets of Denver

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October 30, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

This week, I’m exploring the streets of Denver. Many of the streets in Lower Downtown (LoDo) were named for town …
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Barney L. Ford’s Legacy

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October 23, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

Cheyenne and Denver share a unique history in their respective InterOcean Hotels. Both hotels were owned by African-American Barney L. …
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Denver’s Byers-Evans House

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October 16, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

Another of Denver’s great house museums is the Byers-Evans House, known as “Victoria.” William Byers, publisher of the Rocky Mountain …
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Denver’s Molly Brown House

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October 9, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

Denver’s “Molly Brown House” was designed by architect William Lang in 1886. The Queen Anne style house, located at 1340 …
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A Summary of Denver’s Native American History

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October 2, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

Native Americans have inhabited the area that is now Colorado for more than 13,000 years. The earliest archaeological evidence of …
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Denver’s Brown Palace

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September 25, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

Denver’s Brown Palace Hotel opened in 1892, a crowning achievement for owner Henry Cordes Brown. Brown settled in Denver in 1860 …
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The Characters of Escaping Yesterday

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September 18, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

This week, I’m veering off my research and history posts. Since Escaping Yesterday officially released on Wednesday, I’m going to …
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Elitch Gardens’ Carousel #51

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September 11, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

In 1928, the original 1906 carousel at Elitch Gardens was replaced. Owner John Mulvihill ordered the ride from the Philadelphia …
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The Early Denver Zoo

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September 4, 2015 by Pamela Nowak

The Denver Zoo was established in 1896, its creation spurred by a decades long love of menageries by local residents. …
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