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Flood of ’64 – “Fierce as ten furies, terrible as hell”

—by O. J. Goldrick. First published on May 25th 1864 in “The Commonwealth”, six days after the Denver flood. Higher, broader, deeper, and swifter boiled the waves of water, as the mass of flood, freighted with treasure, trees, and live … Continue reading

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Silas Soule, Assassinated

Rocky Mountain News April 24, 1865 p. 2 c. 1 The Homicide Last Night Our city was thrown into a feverish excitement last evening by assassination of Captain S. S. Soule, of the Colorado First. The sad affair took place … Continue reading

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Drive By History, Part 2: Camp Weld

It says thusly: This memorial is the property of the State of Colorado — This is the Southwest corner of Camp Weld established September 1861 for Colorado Civil War Volunteers, Named for Lewis L. Weld, first Secretary of Colorado territory. … Continue reading

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St. John’s Church in the Wilderness

— by Donna Altieri Driving up 14th Avenue, you pass St. John’s Cathedral. You might have noticed it on your way to the Botanic Gardens, or seen its towers while waiting in line at the Fillmore. Maybe you are one … Continue reading

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The First Mayor of Globeville

William H. Clark was a natural choice for the first mayor of Globeville, for he been there from the very beginning. Twenty-three-year-old Clark was one of the hoards of fortune seekers who descended on the territory when gold was discovered … Continue reading

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