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Colorado

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Name Authority File

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Robert Brown for Colorado Reflections

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Identifier: couda-brown
Abstract 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
Abstract 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
Abstract 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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