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Remembering Sand Creek

Before dawn on the 29th of November 1864, a force of 700 soldiers under the command of Colonel John Chivington attacked the sleeping camps of Cheyenne and Arapaho at Sand Creek in what is now Southeastern Colorado. Over 150 tribespeople … Continue reading

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The Accidental City

1. Denver is a square, proud, prompt little place, surrounded by immensity. –Demas Barnes (Denver visitor, 1865) Denver is the unlikeliest of cities; there’s no port, no access to an ocean or a major river, nowhere to get to (easily) … Continue reading

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What’s A Buckfifty?

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