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Western History / Genealogy News
February 2015

Recent Blog Posts

Valentine's Day $5 photo sale!

Valentine's Day $5 photo sale!


We decided to share the love with our readers with a special offer that's only available until February 12, 2015. You can order any of the photos in the attached gallery (Valentine's Day $5 Photo Sale) for only $5 per digital image. Read more.
A trip to the National Western Stock Show & MLK, Jr. Rodeo

A trip to the National Western Stock Show & MLK, Jr. Rodeo


On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I had the privilege to attend my first National Western Stock Show. I grew up in a rural community and am no stranger to horse riding and mucking stalls, so the sights, sounds, and, well, smells, felt familiar and nostalgic to me. I imagine that with an event that's in its 109th year, many folks feel that nostalgia. The rich histories of the show, the stockyards, the Elyria-Swansea neighborhood, and Denver are all part of the experience. Read more.

Exhibits

The Way We Worked

The Way We Worked


The Way We Worked, adapted from the original exhibition developed by the National Archives, explores how work became such a central element in American culture by tracing the many changes that affect the workforce and work environments over the past 150 years. You should also check out this post and photo gallery on The Working West. Through February 6.

RESEARCH

Maps and Atlases

Maps and Atlases


The map collection documents a wide range of locales, times, and themes, providing information about mining, land use, road development, geopolitical boundaries, and the exploration and development of Colorado and the West. Learn more and explore our resources.
All Denver Public Library locations will be closed Monday, February 16 in observance of Presidents' Day.
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