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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Caroline Bancroft for Colorado Reflections

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Identifier: couda-bancroft
Overview Caroline Bancroft, author and journalist, describes her education at the Denver Public Schools and Smith College. Discusses her journey to becoming a literary editor for the Denver Post and the struggles she encountered along the way. Bancroft reflects on her path to becoming a Colorado historian through classes offered at the University of Denver and her work as an author.
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Forest Crossen for Colorado Reflections

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Identifier: couda-crossen
Overview Forest Crossen, author and historian, reflects on his family's move from Montana to Colorado. Reflects on riding the Denver Interurban Electric Car from Denver to Boulder in the early 1920s. Discusses his first jobs in Boulder, his education, and his dreams of becoming a professional writer. Discusses working on railroads, particularly working at the Moffat Tunnel.
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Helen Dice for Colorado Reflections

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Identifier: couda-dice
Overview Helen Dice, author, reflects on moving to California to Colorado during the Great Depression and her experiences in Brush Creek, Colorado. Discusses working on a ranch selling dairy products, fruits, eggs, and vegetables and the effects of the depression on the Western Slope and on Dice's family. Dice remembers raising a family in a small town, the town dances, and going to the movies.
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Jeanne Williams for Colorado Reflections

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Identifier: couda-williams
Overview Jeanne Williams, author of historical novels, reflects on her childhood growing up in Kansas and Oklahoma. Williams discusses her books, "Valiant Woman," "Harvest of Fury," and many others which are based on the history of the West. Promoting her newest novel "Valiant Woman," Williams discusses westward expansion after the Mexican American War and Civil War and the industries present including mining, trapping, trade, farming, and more. Discusses her research for her novels, particularly the...
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John Norwood for Colorado Reflections

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Identifier: couda-norwood
Overview John Norwood reflects on his father's employment in the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad Company and his childhood, which included many moves across the country. Norwood discusses writing "Rio Grande Narrow Gauge" about the railroad, his research behind the book, and the history of the narrow gauge built by William Palmer.
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Robert Brown for Colorado Reflections

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Identifier: couda-brown
Overview Robert (Bob) L. Brown, professor at the University of Colorado and the University of Denver, briefly discusses the books he has written. Brown describes Christmas celebrations during the early parts of Colorado history, starting with one of the first celebrations in Colorado during the 1806 expedition led by Zebulon Montgomery Pike. Brown discusses the Christmas dinner during the John C. Fremont expedition of 1848, the Christmas Day Massacre of 1854 at Fort Nepesta (now known as Pueblo), the...
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Robert Brown for Colorado Reflections

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Identifier: couda-brown_ghosttowns
Overview Robert (Bob) Brown, a retired history teacher and author, discusses the ghost towns of Colorado and his research for his books. Brown reflects on his change from teaching at the University of Denver to teaching at public schools. Brown discusses the formation and dissolution of towns in the Rocky Mountains, usually based around mining, beginning around the 1850s. Brown discusses what criteria a town must meet to be called a ghost town, and mentions Mesa Verde, Georgetown, Leadville, Cripple...
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Robert Brown for Colorado Reflections

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Identifier: couda-brown_pikes
Overview Robert (Bob) Brown, retired teacher and author, discusses how Pike's Peak got its name. Explains what Colorado looked like before it became a territory or state and the formation of different towns and cities in Colorado. Brown discusses the how the Gold Rush, which brought people out West to Colorado, was precipitated by the "Panic of 1857," an economic depression. Discusses how people traveled out west, mostly by stagecoaches, by the Santa Fe Trail, the Oregon Trail, or the Smoky Hill Trail.
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