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155 Years Ago Today: The Rocky Mountain News’ First Issue

Portrait of William Newton Byers, between 1859 & 1863. Z-4887
View of the Rocky Mountain News and surrounding buildings, between 1860 & 1864. Z-1520
Copy of Rocky Mountain News Dated April 23, 1859, by Harry Mellon Rhoads. Rh-21

The first issue of the Rocky Mountain News was published April 23, 1859—mere days afte

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.

Photo Archive Friday

Hollywood Icon

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.

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

The "Rocky" comes to the Denver Public Library

The "Rocky" comes to the Denver Public Library

The "Rocky" is here!

After almost four years of contract negotiation between Scripps and the City, the Denver Public Library will officially be designated the repository of the Rocky Mountain News archives.