Western History & Genealogy Blog

Snarky Comments from Denver Theatergoers, 1881-1911
Florence E. McCune, Denver High School, 1879. Z-8022
The History Of The Denver House That Inspired A Horror Film
Henry Treat Rogers, between 1886 and 1901. Photo by Rose & Hopkins. H-81
A Ghost Story Gets Fact-Checked
A Denver House That Inspired A Horror Film
Residence at 1739 East 13th Avenue, between 1893 and 1910. Photo by Joseph Collier. C-117
In The Spirit of Halloween, Ghostly Tales from a Cheesman Park Residence
The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 in Colorado
St. Louis Red Cross Motor Corps on duty Oct. 1918 Influenza epidemic. Courtesy of Library of Congress Prints & Photographs.
Need Motivation For A Flu Shot? A Killer Pandemic Turns 95
The Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Archives
The Top 5 Things You Need to Know About Archives
October Is American Archives Month...But Wait, Do You Know What An Archives Is?
Paris, 1924: Mira C. Bostwick Travel Diaries
Dorothea "Bit" Bostwick, passport photograph. From the Immigration & Travel Collection, Ancestry Library Edition.
A Year Abroad During the Roaring Twenties
NEW! Exhibit: Back to School in the Archives
Elementary students sit around a table while a boy and girl write on chalkboard.
Go back in time to an era when typing class was mandatory and kindergartners were taught hand saw safety!  
Denver's Bygone Markets
John A. Boyd displaying produce at Denargo City Market, 1939. History Colorado Image Archive
What Happened To Denver's Wazee and Denargo Markets?
Denver Dining of Yore: Pell's Oyster House
Pell's Oyster House by Rocky Mountain Photo Company, between 1900 and 1910. Call Number: X-29479
Why Was Denver Oyster-Crazed During The Late 19th Century?  
The Denver That Never Was: 1976 Winter Olympic Games
Promotional sticker, circa 1972
How Denver Became the First City in History to Reject the Olympic Games