West Colfax (Denver, Colo.)
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents From the File: Contains DVDs created by Dr. Jeanne Abrams: A Grocery Store on Every Corner: Early Colorado Jewish Grocers; And Justice You Shall Pursue: Early Colorado Jewish Lawyers; A Legacy of Caring: Early Colorado Jewish Women 1860-1930 (2 copies); From Peddlers to Merchant Princes: Early Colorado Jewish Entrepreneurs; Blazing the Trail: An Early History of Denver's Jewish Community; Growing Up in Early Denver: The Lives of Jewish Children 1860-1940; At Home on the Range: Colorado Jewish Cowboys,...
Overview History of the ill-fated Cotopaxi Colony of Jewish immigrants in Colorado. Brief biographies of the families involved and their contribution to Denver and Colorado after they left the colony.
Overview Nelson Schachet (1903-1992), a Denver, Colorado native, recounts his family history including ties to Cincinnati and the family's origins in Lithuania, and his life in the West Colfax neighborhood of Denver during the 1920s and 1930s. He talks about his father's business, Schachet Mercantile Co. located on Morrison Road, and other Jewish-owned businesses in the neighborhood. His father brought Manischewitz matzah to Denver. Bugsy Siegel ate at the delicatessen that was part of the Mercantile...
Overview Peryle Hayutin Beck (1914-2006) recalls her family history, including the Ginsbergs' and Hayutins' origins in the Russian Empire; their arrival in America in the late 19th century; the loss of several relatives in World War I; her family's ties to the Lower East Side Jewish community in New York City and Memphis, Tennessee; the arrival of Dora Ginsberg, her paternal grandmother, in Denver, Colorado for health reasons; and the extended family's gradual move from New York to Denver. She also...