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January 2015

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Denver Was Once Professional Football's 'Siberia'

Denver Was Once Professional Football's 'Siberia'


If you've lived in Denver for any length of time, you know that the Mile High City's heart belongs to the Denver Broncos. From the pre-game oceans of orange at the grocery store to the non-stop Broncos media chatter, there's no question that Denver is a football town, but it wasn't always that way. Read more.
What's in a name in Dacono?

What's in a name in Dacono?


Years ago I had the opportunity to work in a library in the Carbon Valley region of Colorado. The library served the tri-cities of Frederick, Firestone, and Dacono in Weld County. I decided to head back to the area to continue the series of blog posts I am doing to visit towns that are often passed through, but not often destination spots in Colorado and the west. On this trip I found that the town of Dacono had some controversial stories about their name and a law in the 1980s that people are still talking about. Read more.

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Getting Started in Genealogy Tutorial

Getting Started in Genealogy Tutorial

You may be inspired to research your family history after watching “Who Do You Think You Are” or “The African-Americans: Many Rivers to Cross.” The Denver Public Library is here to help you in your quest. Learn how to get started.
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