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Western History / Genealogy News
August 2016

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CELEBRITY CATS OF COLORADO HISTORY

CELEBRITY CATS OF COLORADO HISTORY

From the opening of the Denver Cat Company, to the debut of the Kitten Pavilion at the Denver County Fair, to the advent of feline wine created by a Colorado company, there is no doubt that Colorado is in the throes of feline frenzy. 

But cat lovers in Colorado are nothing new – in fact, they have been around longer than the Centennial State itself.

Even the first arrival of cats into Colorado is the stuff of legend.  Read more.

LOOK OUT BELOW! - WOW PHOTO WEDNESDAY

LOOK OUT BELOW! - WOW PHOTO WEDNESDAY

Trust.

Trust is a small word that carries some very big implications.

For example, let's say you're a member of the Denver Fire Department sometime between 1920 and 1940, and you've been asked to help demonstrate a wonderful piece of rescue equipment called the Browder Life Safety Net. That's exactly what's happening in this picture by Mr. Harry Rhoades titled, Fire Department Demonstration (Rh-1200). Find out more.

News & Events

THE HISTORY OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

THE HISTORY OF WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

Weddings today can be elaborate productions documented by a crew of professionals (and guests) who capture hundreds, if not thousands, of candid digital images and videos of the nuptials and reception. 

Browsing through the Denver Public Library's Digital Collections, however, we are reminded of a time when "wedding photography" meant a posed portrait or two of the wedding party taken in a photographer's studio. It was not until the 20th century that wedding photography began to change. Learn more.

UH, WHAT KIND OF CHILDREN'S PARTY? - WOW PHOTO WEDNESDAY

UH, WHAT KIND OF CHILDREN'S PARTY? - WOW PHOTO WEDNESDAY

Hey kids, we're having a burro party down in Manitou Springs and you're all invited!

For better or worse, that's not something you're going to read on an e-Vite that comes from your children's classmate at school. But back in the late 19th century, a Manitou Springs burro party was definitely a thing, as is indicated by this William Henry Jackson picture. Find more fun photos in our Digital Collections.

RESEARCH

Colorado Military

Colorado Military

Women and men have served in the armed forces in many capacities through conflicts and peaceful times. Colorado has a rich tradition of military service. Volunteers have created indexes to several record groups for use by researchers. Explore more military resources.

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