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.
The four sites chosen for the 2016 most endangered places list collectively span over 100 years of Colorado's history.
To weed out sexual predators in youth sports, two state lawmakers want to require background checks for people who coach, but critics question if screening would do much good. Then, if I ask you to think of artifacts from Colorado's history, would you picture a tofu cauldron? Also, Denver true-crime writer Harry Maclean thinks people are too quick to separate themselves from animals and how it influences his view of murder. And, 2015 was a big year for classical music in Colorado, with the first new recording from the Colorado Symphony in years.
Descendants of the victims of the Sand Creek Massacre are raising funds and pushing forward with plans for an elaborate monument.
The Sand Creek Massacre in 1864 set a young woman named Mochi on a path to avenge the deaths of her family and people.
- Almost 70 people portraying fur trader came to Bent's Old Fort in southeast Colorado for the 2015 Fur Trade Symposium.Read more