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December 2016

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THE WESTERN HISTORY AND GENEALOGY STAFF

tHE WESTERN HISTORY AND GENEALOGY STAFF

Have you ever wanted to research your family genealogy?  Do you want to find out how to search the history of your home? Perhaps you would like to have an historical image hanging on a wall in your home.  Do you have a relative that served in the 10th Mountain Division and are interested in what they did? Our talented staff can help you find answers to these questions and more.  

2016 CAROLINE BANCROFT HISTORY PRIZE - WINNER AND HONOR BOOKS NAMED

2016 CAROLINE BANCROFT HISTORY PRIZE - WINNER AND HONOR BOOKS NAMED

The Denver Public Library Western History and Genealogy Department is pleased to announce that the Caroline Bancroft History Prize committee has selected Anton Treuer's Warrior Nation: A History of the Red Lake Ojibwe (Minnesota Historical Society Press) as the winner of the 2016 Caroline Bancroft History Prize.

Varmints and Victims: Predator Control in the American West by Dr. Frank Van Nuys (University Press of Kansas) and Strangers on Familiar Soil: Rediscovering the Chile-California Connection by Edward D. Melillo (Yale University Press) were named as honor books in the competition.  More

 

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2017 JUANITA GRAY COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD REQUEST FOR NOMINATIONS

2017 JUANITA GRAY COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD REQUEST FOR NOMINATIONS

To honor the memory of Juanita Ross Gray, a former Denver Public Library staff member and community advocate, the library presents an annual award to outstanding adult and youth individuals in the Denver metro area. The Denver Public Library, Library Commission and committee members invite you to nominate someone you believe deserves this notable award. As mentioned, we are equally interested in youth, ages 14-18, who are setting an example for many in our community.  

Complete the online nomination form by 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2016. More

 

DENVER'S FORGOTTEN ROLE IN THE BIRTH OF THE ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP

DENVER'S FORGOTTEN ROLE IN THE BIRTH OF THE ULTIMATE FIGHTING CHAMPIONSHIP

Gerard Gordeau was not a big man, certainly nowhere near the 410 pounds his opponent, sumo wrestler Teila Tuli, was packing when they entered the octagon at McNichols Sports Arena on November 12, 1993.

What Gordeau, an accomplished Dutch kick boxer, did have was a devastating roundhouse kick, which he delivered directly to the big man's mouth. The 8,000 or so fans in the arena gasped when one of Tuli's teeth went spinning out of his mouth and onto the floor.  Read more

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COLORFUL COLORADANS: BIOGRAPHIES FOR KIDS

Colorful Coloradans: Biographies For Kids

Does your son or daughter ever need an inspirational character for a school project?  Check out our list of biographies to help them find an interesting person to learn about here.

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