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Historians

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

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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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...
Dates: Date Not Yet Determined

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.
Dates: Date Not Yet Determined