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Father and Son Publish a Wonderful Book Together

Father and Son Publish a Wonderful Book Together
Father and Son Publish a Wonderful Book Together

Father and son publish a book using photographs from the Western History Collection. 

Several months ago, Larry Johnson called the Western History reference phone line and asked for permission to use several photographs in our collection.

Cyber December at WHG! Find Holiday Gifts and Win a Prize Too!

Cyber December at WHG! Find Holiday Gifts and Win a Prize Too!

Not Just Cyber Monday, but Cyber December!

Did you know that YOUR Library is a great source of holiday gifts?

Photo Archive Friday

Big Thompson Flood 1976 Aerial
Flood damage
washed out road
car stranded in rushing water
new warning signs

This week was the 37th Anniversary of the Big Thompson Flood

The 37th Anniversary of the Big Thompson Flood of 1976, the most deadly flash flood in Colorado history, was observed on Wednesday.

The Artistry of Railroads

The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads
The Artistry of Railroads

A fantastic new exhibit on Level 7 of the Central Library! And we've added some teaser images to entice you to visit!

Railroads have been the objects of artistic interest since the day flanged wheels first rolled uncertainly over crude iron rails.

Photo Archive Friday

Secretary Day

From the Rocky Mountain News Archives Rocky Mountain News – Paramount Theater  

From the Rocky Mountain News Archives Information on the back of the image: Rocky Mountain News – Paramount Theater March 12, 1963

Season's Greetings

Fun in the snow

Happy Holidays

Season's Greetings from the staff of the Western History and Genealogy Department.

Our New Digital Collections Site is Now Live

Our New Digital Collections Site is Now Live

It isn't just history anymore - it is America's quintessential region and culture right at your fingertips!

 

Across the Great Divide: A Photo Chronicle of the Counterculture

Across the Great Divide: A Photo Chronicle of the Counterculture

Come see our wonderful new photo exhibit! 

Across the Great Divide: A Photo Chronicle of the Counterculture

On view at Denver Public Library Oct 7- Dec 31, 2011

Opening Reception | Sunday, October 16, 2- 4:30 p.m.

Saying Goodbye to a Long Time Friend

Saying Goodbye to a Long Time Friend

Hale and Farewell to John Litchfield

Saying Goodbye to a Long Time Friend