Feb. 1, 2024: Marking Black History Month with a visit to Lincoln Hills

February 1, 2024
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Gary Jackson and his brother, Larry, play outside the cabin their great- grandfather built at Lincoln Hills in Gilpin County. The historic resort was built by, and for, Black Americans during a time of segregation.

In 1922, at a time of deep racial segregation in the US, two Denverites realized their dream of building a resort in the Rockies for Black people to socialize and escape the stress of racism. They called it Lincoln Hills. For Black History Month, we revisit Lincoln Hills with retired Denver County judge Gary Jackson and former state historian Jared Orsi in 2022. Winks Lodge at Lincoln Hills was designated a National Historic Landmark in December.