Western History & Genealogy Blog

Dawn, Day and Eventide: The Unpublished Autobiography of Grace Ensey (1860-1935)
Image from the Denver Post obituary of Grace Ensey, 1935.
Engineering Marvels of America: DPL’s Western History and Genealogy partners with American Experience of PBS
 Marble Quarry no. 4 about time Lincoln took charge, Z-6664
Be mine for Valentines, and Weird Photo Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Be mine for Valentines, and Weird Photo Wednesday, February 12th, 2014
Who really is this card for?
Found in the Archives: 19th-Century Recipe Notebook
Harriet Scott Camp's recipe notebook, believed to date from 1850s through the 1880s. WH1453
Cookies, Cakes, Sickness, and Sorrow
DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY'S WESTERN HISTORY AND GENEALOGY DEPARTMENT HAS A YOUTUBE CHANNEL... CHECKOUT THE VIDEO!!!
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Checkout The Sweet Video!!!
I've used the online Assessor Books to locate my house - now what?
Cabinets holding microfilm of deed book volumes
I've used the online Assessor Books to locate my house - now what? Head to the clerk and recorder office on the 1st floor of the Wellington Webb building.
Colorado State Archives - New and Improved
CO State Archives - reading room
If you haven't been to the Colorado State Archives in a while you're in for a treat.  
Weird Photo Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
Weird Photo Wednesday, January 29th, 2014
Ok, ok, it's not Denver vs. Seattle...
Denver’s Albany Hotel (1885-1976)
Exterior of the Albany Hotel by William Henry Jackson, undated. WHJ-10343.
A Denver Hotel Built On A Croquet Field, Demolished For An Office Building
Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades
Don't Hurry Me Down to Hades
Has a book ever so captivated you....