Western History & Genealogy Blog

Underrated Mayor, Underrated Governor, Underrated State
Pamphlet distributed on tour.
The pamphlet pictured was distributed on bus tours designed to show Denver citizens the true state of housing in Denver developments.
Larimer Letters
Larimer cabin at 15th and Larimer Street, Denver City, Kansas Territory
First Christmas in Denver
Larimer Letters
Gift, Welch, Anderson, Wright, Holcomb, Kane, Hamilton, Donaldson, Moore, Sullivan, Smith, Wood, Oumer, Dorgan, Ulrick
Believing that he would be Colonel of a new regiment, William Larimer, Jr. vigorously recruited men for the 3rd Colorado Volunteers.  The transcribed letter that follows, like others in the collection Larimer Family Papers, WH1678, communicates his excitement and enthusiasm at the time.  
Caring, Imagination and Persistence
Library donated by Women's Auxiliary
When they decided to help, nothing stopped them.
Early Steamboat Springs Visitors
Sheridan Hotel - Steamboat Springs Chamber Website Photograph
The guest register for the first hotel in Steamboat Springs, Colorado contains the names of visitors from all over the United States.
Colorado Narrow-Gauge Railroads
WH32 Bowman-White Papers
Rare Railroad Find
Nineteenth Century in Arizona
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What did they do when the snakes bit?
LARASA
LARASA website photograph
 They've been working on it for forty-five years.
Hidden Gems
Hidden Gems
LBJ visits Cheyenne.
Collection Surprise
National Museum of the American Indian