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On Independence Day, 1917, ten thousand people attended dedication ceremonies for the Weld County Courthouse in Greeley. Bands stationed in the four story building's arcaded corridors played patriotic music throughout the day and into the evening as citizens toured courtrooms and offices. In an open letter to the public printed by a local newspaper the following weekend, county commissioners expressed the hope that "the future shall justify fully the work which now has been carried to a successful conclusion." Their pride was recently validated by the State Historical Fund, which supported a project to preserve the courthouse's unique pneumatic clock system and stained glass windows.
The magazine you’ve grown to love as Colorado Heritage has returned to its roots as The Colorado Magazine. In this issue, Chief Creative Officer Jason Hanson explains why, and Steve Turner introduces this season’s massive public engagement initiative, This Is What Democracy Looks Like. You can also hear from the organizers of Hecho en Colorado and Forty Years on the ‘Fax, our critically acclaimed new exhibitions; read an essay from State Historian’s Council member Nicki Gonzales about the stakes of civil unrest; and join journalist Phil Carson on a journey that was 200 years in the making, among other items.
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