Ben Jenkins and his friend Aaron Klass ran into difficulties as they walked the Colorado Trail in clothing and camping gear that might have been used in the 1860s.
From darts to machine guns, humans’ evolving arsenal of weapons is on display in Grand Junction.
In handmade trousers with retrofitted eyeglasses and vintage camping supplies, Ben Jenkins will re-enact the 1860s on a 35-day hike along the mountainous Colorado Trail.
Some of our favorite recent Colorado Matters interviews about state history include “Colorado Vanguards,” profiles of people who shaped the state. Then, an effort to revive Colorado’s original state song. And, the state historian on some little-known aspects of Colorado’s past.
Adopted in 1915, A.J. Fynn’s song is little known today. Constitutional law scholar Rob Natelson wants to change that.
Colorado history is full of pioneer legends like Pike, Long and Routt. But there are other, less well-known names like Sabin, Barela and Bent, too.
A collection of amorous correspondence from the past on are on display this month.