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Denver’s Curtis Street Theater District and its Glittering Past

As early as 1873, Curtis Street in Denver was “the place to go” for theatrical entertainment.

Weird Macabre Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Weird Macabre Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Another macabre photo from the dark side of Denver history!

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Flying Saucers Over Denver!

Rocky Mountain News. 7 July 1947. Front page.
Rocky Mountain News. 7 July 1947. Page 5.
UFO Watchtower in Hooper, Colorado. AUR-829

On July 6, 1947, people from all around the Denver area reported seeing flying saucers in the sky, moving at incredible speeds and making impossibly sudden and exact turns.

Weird Photo Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Cats and steam don't mix!

You would think that these cats might find something else to climb on, other than a steam locomotive.

Simply the Greatest

Chief American Horse
Buffalo Bill Cody
David Francis Barry
Chief Joseph

Born in Honeoye Falls, New York in 1854, David Francis Barry became one of the most famous photographers of the American West.

Weird Macabre Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Weird Macabre Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Trains, tracks and humans don't mix! Or, watch where you take your nap!

We have another Weird Macabre Wednesday, showing you the dark side of Denver history through photographs.

Weird Photo Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

The big question: Was the fire put out?

We don't know the full story about this fire truck and how it overturned. Was it on its way to a fire? Were the fire men showing off? If there was a fire, did someone else put it out?

Weird Macabre Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Weird Macabre Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Another macabre episode from the dark side of Denver's history!

Today's photograph shows a murder scene.

Weird Photo Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Weird Photo Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

You have faith in that contraption? Really?

We have many questions for this young lady! You think you'll go far with this contraption? Afraid of sinking? And what is that rocket shaped thing in front of you?