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Preserving Chicano murals throughout Colorado

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Chicano Mural Preservation Historic
Photo Courtesy of David Garcia.
David Garcia Ocelotl’s “Huitzilopochtli” which was painted over in April 2020.

Dozens of murals in Colorado -- celebrating Chicano life -- have landed on the 2022 list of America's Most Endangered Historic Places, which comes from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The listing is a victory for a community trying to preserve these works of art from weather, pollution, and gentrification. Denverite’s Maggie Donahue tells us about a group leading the effort.