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Denver - The morning of Sunday, April 14, 1935 started out with sunshine and blue skies, but by the afternoon the temperature had dropped and an ominous black cloud was quickly approaching. This day would soon become known as Black Sunday because of the widespread blackout conditions created from all the winds and dust. Gale-like winds swept across seven different states causing one of the biggest storms during the Dust Bowl.
Denver - On Saturday, April 25, History Colorado will welcome educators from across the state for a teacher workshop based on the new exhibit We ♥ Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). The exhibit celebrates the centennial of one of Colorado’s most treasured parks and is part of the year-long statewide commemoration of the park.
Denver - In March, Governor John Hickenlooper signed a supplemental funding request bill for History Colorado to complete the expansion of the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose, Colorado. The Ute Indian Museum is an integral part of the City of Montrose and Montrose County’s comprehensive development to address quality of life issues for their citizens.
Denver - Colorado’s oldest continuously occupied town, San Luis, will celebrate its 164th anniversary this week. On April 9, 1851 San Luis was recognized as an official town, after Canadian-born, Charles Beaubien, acquired the one million acre tract under the Sangre de Cristo Grant, bringing an influx of people along with it.
Denver - Eleven years ago on April 1, 2004 the United States Air Force Academy Cadet Area was added to the National Register of Historic Places, and simultaneously joined the list of National Historic Landmarks. The Cadet Area was constructed in 1958 and received national distinction for its architectural innovation from the post-World War II era.
Denver - The History Colorado State Historical Fund (SHF) has announced a new funding option for grant applicants. Applicants applying for a Historic Structure Assessment (HSA)―typically a $10,000 grant award—may now apply for an additional $5,000 to conduct an Economic Feasibility Study to determine the most economically sustainable option for reusing their historic building.
Denver - Forty-six years ago this coming Friday, one of the largest and most violent student protests in Colorado history broke out on March 20th, 1969 when over a hundred Chicano and Chicana students at Denver’s West High School walked out of their classes to protest racism in their school.