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Weekend warriors can find some special winter delights across the state of Colorado. Since you’ll already be transporting yourself into stunning snowy landscapes, why not step back into Colorado’s past?
We all know about awe-inspiring destinations like Breckenridge, Telluride, Durango and Estes Park. So here are some other Colorado destinations that are sure to inspire wonder of all kinds.
In our Do you know this place? blog series, we quiz you on what you might know about these places and then tell you what makes them unique. The place we’re featuring this month represents an important piece of history.
In 1915, my great grandmother Bettina Trapaglia immigrated to the United States from Italy. On the ship’s manifest, archived in the records at Ellis Island, she listed her destination as: Elm Street, Pueblo, Colorado. The Elm Street neighborhood was home to many Italian immigrants.
We've had numerous exhibits over the 140 years we've been serving Colorado, but none have been quite like the one that opened last month. Written on the Land: Ute Voices, Ute History tells the stories of Colorado’s longest continuous residents from the perspectives and in the voices of today’s Ute people. Bringing this exhibit to life took years of direct conversations and numerous face to face consultations with thirty members of the three Ute tribes.
Cold or snowy days might keep us inside or in town, but you can still stave off cabin fever with some adventure in your hometown. Enjoy a staycation (or take a vacation to the city) and discover the beauty and history of Denver in winter!
Here are some suggestions for how to spend a fun-filled weekend or a leisurely several days exploring Denver’s past.