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Omar Sharif visits Denver to promote his new movie "Dr. Zhivago"

 

Photo shows Rocky Mountain News Photographer, Harry M. Rhoads; Rocky Mountain News reporter, Francis Melrose; Actor, Omar Sharif and two unidentified men during a photo shoot.

Weird Photo Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Rub-a-dub-dub

One man in a tub. A rooftop tub even. The question you may want to ask is how did he get the water up there? And is it warm enough? He does have a fabulous view of downtown Denver though!

Weird Photo Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

Beery in Viva Villa

Anyone know what Beery in Viva Villa means? We don't, so for today's Weird Photo Wednesday maybe you can figure out what that slogan means.

Weird Photo Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

A heck of a lot of string and time!

Weird Photo Wednesday brings you Colorado's, if not the world's, biggest shoe string ball.

Manuscript Mondays: Civic Center Park

Manuscript Mondays: Civic Center Park
On the War Trail
Manuscript Mondays: Civic Center Park
Manuscript Mondays: Civic Center Park
Manuscript Mondays: Civic Center Park
Manuscript Mondays: Civic Center Park

Rediscover Civic Center Park in the heart of downtown Denver.

While you’re enjoying the tasty food truck cuisine at Civic Center Eats this summer take

Denver Ukefest

Denver Ukefest
Denver Ukefest
Jake Shimabukuro

Denver Ukefest is here this weekend, and we are excited.  Did you know WH/G has a sheet music collection?  Get your ukes fired up.

 The annual Denver Ukefest, put on by Swallow Hill, is upon us, and we stand ready, ukes at attention here in

Hang Out With the Beats

Hang Out With the Beats

Remember when WHG taught you how to talk like a beatnik?  This post will point you in the right direction to hang out in all the beat hot spots in Denver.

So many hip people have hung out in Denver, and still do.

Weird Photo Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Weird Photo Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Don't lean back! 

A line up of beautiful women on the Denver skyline! Let's hope a gust of wind doesn't turn up. Notice all of the smoke in the sky. Denver even then had problems with the brown cloud.

Manuscript Monday: National Western Stock Show

Manuscript Monday: National Western Stock Show

The National Western Stock Show is happening right now!  Did you know Western History & Genealogy is home to several collections featuring Stock Show material? 

As you read in an earlier WHG blog, the Stock Show is taking place until the 22nd of January.

Weird Photo Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Weird Photo Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Is this your Knight in shining armor? 

Or perhaps a Trojan Horse? Today's Weird Photo Wednesday for December 14th, shows a unique statue during an early part of Denver's history. Notice the size of the car in relationship to the horse.