Western History & Genealogy Blog

Boldly Go Where Everyone Else Has Been Before
"We Will Ride" Plaque Colfax and Broadway
When I think about Independence Day, I normally think about the 4th of July with picnics, fireworks and parades. A few weeks ago, I met with members of ADAPT (American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today) and the Atlantis Community and they told me that this Saturday was the 36th anniversary of a important day in Denver history.
Community Tuesday: Creating Your Community Photo Booth at the Decker 100th Celebration this Saturday
Saloon Photo Booth
The Creating Your Community Wild West Saloon Photo Booth will be at the Decker 100 Year Celebration on Saturday. Come join us for some fun!
Community Tuesday: Living Local Event at the Four Mile Historic Park Sunday April 14th 10-4pm
Living Local Event
Come join the Creating Your Community Team at the Four Mile Historic Park this Sunday from 10-4pm for the Living Local Event. The event will give you hands on experience to see how the agricultural and horticultural practices of Colorado Pioneers can be used in your daily life.
Community Tuesday: Event in Longmont on Saturday!
Unique barber pole in front of Longmont, Colo. shop on Main Street. ca. 1880
Longmont Historic Preservation Commission Invites Public to Community Fair, “Historic Longmont: It's Everyone's Story,” on February 23, 2013 The Longmont Historic Preservation Commission invites the community to participate in a symposium entitled “Historic Longmont: It’s Everyone’s Story” on Saturday, February 23, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Longmont Museum, 400 Quail Road.
Community Tuesday: Douglas County High School
Douglas County High School
Did you go to Douglas County High School? Well we got the community for you on Creating Your Community! The High Schools of Douglas County Community is a place for you to share your stories and photos about the good old days!
Community Tuesday: Ford-Warren Renovation Celebration
Ford-Warren Renovation
Please join the Creating Your Community team this Saturday at the Ford-Warren Library Renovation Celebration from 10-12pm.
Community Wednesday: Thanks Mission Viejo!
Mission Viejo Holiday Celebration
Thanks to the Mission Viejo Neighborhood in Aurora for inviting the Creating Your Community team out for your Holiday Celebration.
Community Tuesday: Whittier Neighborhood
Whittier Elementary school students between 1927 and 1929
New Community Alert! A community for the Whittier Neighborhood was created last week. Whittier is right next door to the Five Points Neighborhood. 
Community Tuesday: Denver Artists
Pastel kitten by Kinsey Hamilton
New community for you local artists out there: Denver Artists. If you are an artist and want to share your artwork or stories please check it out!
Community Tuesday: The Mission Viejo Neighborhood in Aurora
Mission Viejo Sign
This week we are featuring Colorado’s only true California inspired master-planned community on Community Tuesday.  The Mission Viejo Community shares the history of the neighborhood with photos and resources. If you ever lived in the neighborhood please share your story! Thanks to the Mission Viejo Homeowner's Association for creating the community and sharing your history.