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Colorado Heritage Magazine - Spring 2017
Hattie McDaniel grew up in Denver and toured as a vocalist with George Morrison's jazz orchestra, then went on to a career as a groundbreaking African American Oscar winner. In 1917, a mine inspector accidentally triggered an explosion in southern Colorado's Hastings mine, resulting in the deaths of 121 men in Colorado's worst mine disaster ever. And, a set of Denver & Rio Grande Railroad dining car china evokes a time of rolling restaurants and elegant meals.