Western History/Genealogy News
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Western History / Genealogy News
November 2014

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Booklover's Tour

Booklover's Tour

View some of our prized volumes, including the Audubon Elephant Folio, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales by the Kelmscott Press, Dard Hunter's Literature of Papermaking, Manley Hall's Masonic Encyclopedia, an 1881 Danish Bible, an 1881 Dutch Passover Haggadah, an 1869 Book of Mormon in the Deseret Alphabet, Vesalius' 1534 Anatomy, the Gutenberg Bible, the Ortelius Atlas, and the Samuel Johnson English Dictionary. Read more.
Newspaper Reports Of A Haunted House, 1902-1904

Newspaper Reports Of A Haunted House, 1902-1904

On February 13, 1902, the Denver Times reported the following:

The haunted house at the corner of Nineteenth and Grant avenues narrowly escaped destruction last night by firebugs who ignited the place...The house, which has been empty for the last three years, was at one time owned by a wealthy family. J. A. Fleming, a real estate man, who has charge of the property, cannot rent it on account of the reputation of its being haunted. Read more.

Research Tips

What's the History of My House?

What's the History of My House?

Have you ever wondered about the history of your house? How old is it? Who lived there and what did they do?

If so, we have a new interactive Denver Building History Tutorial for you. We’ll take you step by step through the process of discovering the history of your house or other building using the extensive collection of resources in the Western History/Genealogy Department. Much of it can be done online but to really dig deep come into the Department and we’ll help you with your search.
All Denver Public Library locations will be closed Tuesday, November 11, Thursday, November 27 and will close at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26. 
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