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Oct. 21, 2022: Lincoln Hills marks a century, preserving history and a family’s legacy

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Lincoln Hills Gary Jackson
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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 built by, and for, Black Americans during a time of segregation marks its centennial this year.

In 1922, at a time of deep racial segregation, two Denverites realized their dream of building a resort in the Rocky Mountains for middle class African Americans to socialize and, for a time, escape the stress of racism. State historian Jared Orsi joins Chandra Thomas Whitfield as retired Denver county judge Gary Jackson shares his family's legacy on the centennial of the Lincoln Hills resort.