Auraria, Rhythm of the Neighborhood

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This is Carlos Fresquez’ digital story titled “Rhythm of the Neighborhood” from the Colorado History Museum’s Imagine a Great City: Denver at 150 exhibit. This story was made in a workshop facilitated by The Center for Digital Storytelling’s Denver office. Posted in conjunction with Mile High Stories.

Carlos is now Assistant Professor of Art at Metropolitan State College of Denver, where he works in the same Auraria neighborhood he visited as a child. You can find out more about Carlos from this article from the Metro newspaper.

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2 Responses to “Auraria, Rhythm of the Neighborhood”

  1. Beth Partin Says:

    I really enjoyed that. I hope to get my website to feel like that someday.

  2. Victoria Says:

    My mother was born in Denver in 1926, and went to parochial school at St. Cajetans as a child. Here family lived on 9th Street and on various streets in Auraria at that time. She remembered being told that before St. Cajetans was built, that her family attended church in the basement of St. Leos.

    She remembers the extremely strict Dominican priests and nuns who were at St. Cajetans when she was a child. They all were from Spain and were not fluent in English. She was more fluent in English at home than Spanish, and learned a lot of her Spanish at school — kind of a bizarre reverse bilingual education. Her family was from Bent county via Pueblo, some of whome were Spanish land grant settlers in northern New Mexico and southern Colorado; they recently traced their ancestry to a settler that arrived in Texas in 1599(!)

    Many people migrated to Denver after the 1923 Pueblo flood and ended up in Auraria.

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