Summary: Nancy Dorn presents humorous anecdotes about two events that took place during the University Park Community Council's annual Christmas Carol Sings at Observatory Park, Denver, Colorado, during the 1970s. She relates a story about a misunderstanding with an artificial Christmas tree, and another about the misfortunes of the members of a brass band who play their instruments outside in cold weather.
Summary: Andrew Gassman, Chamberlin Observatory astronomer, provides a brief history of Chamberlin Observatory, which is located in Observatory Park in the University Park area of Denver, Colorado. Gassman notes that the observatory was built for research in 1896 and at the time of its construction was located far from populated, lighted areas that might interfere with its operation. He relates that as the surrounding area became populated, the function of the Observatory changed from a research facility for astronomers to a facility to educate students and the public about astronomy. Gassman also discusses the historical features of the Observatory.
Summary: Arthur Krieger provides general information about the University Park area of Denver, Colorado since moving to the area in the 1930s. He offers a critique on the design and construction of the Valley Highway (known as I-25, Denver's North-South Interstate Highway) in the 1950s and comments on the noise and pollution it brought to the area. Krieger also notes that he is a former scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 5, Denver, Colorado.
Summary: Carolyn Etter shares her memories of the University Park area of Denver, Colorado, including the professions of the individuals in the neighborhood, business development in University Park, and changes in both transportation services and traffic flows.
Summary: Chuck and Dorothy Haines discuss details about the University Park area of Denver, Colorado and the changes that have taken place since they moved to the neighborhood. They talk about the local schools, passenger and freight train service in the area, and local businesses including the pharmacy and the Piggly Wiggly grocery store. They discuss the relationship between the neighborhood and the University of Denver, highlighting the friction between the two groups in the past. Chuck Haines also relates some historical details about Boy Scout Troop 5, Denver, Colorado.