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Colorado’s new state historian wants to make sure public lands are for everyone and reflect inclusive past

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Michelle P. Fulcher/CPR News
Colorado state historian Jared Orsi in CPR’s downtown Denver studios, Aug. 12, 2022.

Colorado’s public lands are renowned for their beauty and for the riches they contain, but the stories of people who’ve lived and worked on those lands for centuries are often overlooked, especially the stories of people of color. That's why the new state historian, Jared Orsi, is focused on making sure there's inclusion and equity in the discussion about Colorado's past, and present.