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July 2015

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Did a Dose of Dragon's Blood Kill Buffalo Bill Cody?

Did a Dose of Dragon's Blood Kill Buffalo Bill Cody?


During the Christmas festivities of the year 1900, the great scout, showman, and Medal of Honor recipient William Frederick “Buffalo Bill” Cody collapsed on the ground in a heap. As he attempted to cry out for help, Cody found he was unable to speak. Though he eventually recovered from this episode, the event held sway over him for the rest of his life. In 1905, as Buffalo Bill sued his wife Louisa Frederici Cody for divorce, Bill declared that she had poisoned him that Christmas night. He also asserted that she had been slowly poisoning him for a period of time. Read more.
 
Bygone Denver: Harry Hoffman Liquors

Bygone Denver: Harry Hoffman Liquors


At a family dinner recently, my relatives, two retired CU-Boulder professors, began reminiscing about Harry Hoffman Liquors. "Oh, the selection!" they remarked, "And the low prices!" They were so low, they explained, that once a week, faculty members took turns making the drive from Boulder to Denver to procure an order of potable goods. Then, my cousin dashed off to a closet and returned a moment later with an elaborate decanter from the 1950s or '60s—a model of the Harry Hoffman store on one side and a mountainside complete with downhill skier on the other. Read more.

Events

James Russell Sherman: A Retrospective

James Russell Sherman: A Retrospective


James Russell Sherman studied at the Kansas City Art Institute and spent his early adult life in New York City before moving to Lamar, Colorado. One of his first paid commission was painting a Works Progress Administration mural for the Loveland Post Office. Sherman's subjects included cattle in landscape, cowboys, and human activity. Sherman also did paintings campaigning against drunk driving. He spent the last years of his life living in Denver's Capitol Hill where he did several paintings of his neighborhood. The exhibit continues through July in the O'Fallon Genealogy Room, Level 5 of the Denver Central Library.
 

RESEARCH

WH/G Archives Digitizes Old Colorado Film Footage

WH/G Archives Digitizes Old Colorado Film Footage


In 2014, the Colorado Historic Records Advisory Board (CHRAB) awarded DPL's Western History/Genealogy department (WH/G) a grant to digitize rare 8mm and 16mm films from our audio visual collection. The resulting digitized film footage, consisting of ten films from two collections, is now available to researchers for the first time to view on YouTube. Learn more and explore our resources.
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