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Letter from Neal Cassady to Justin Brierly, October 23, 1944

October 23, 1944 Colorado State Reformatory Buena Vista, Colo. Dear Justin; At the corner of 15th & Platte streets there’s a cafe called Paul’s Place, where my brother Jack used to be bartender before he joined the army, because of … Continue reading

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Denver’s Victory Gardens

— by Barbara Masoner In 1943, Eleanor Roosevelt took the bold initiative to plant a vegetable garden on the White House’s South Lawn. She called it a Victory Garden. Due to severe food shortages in Europe, Eleanor knew home gardens … Continue reading

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The Barnes Dance

Henry A. Barnes, Denver’s First Traffic Engineer —Compiled and Illustrated by Matt Holman* B50 note: Henry Barnes implemented Denver’s system to allow pedestrians to co-exist with vehicles; first introduced in Denver in the late 40’s, it is still in use … Continue reading

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Chuck’s Do-Nuts: Two Perspectives

Cliff Whitehouse: Sometimes, you want the glass window painted “Chuck’s Donuts,” the spring-slammed screen door, the poorly-drawn dinosaur on the smoke-yellowed walls, the curled Polaroids, the cathedral-high ceiling and time-tortured floor, veterans astride rusty barstools, the unseen Chinese baker and … Continue reading

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