History

Dinosaur in Denver

Quick, name that dinosaur. Triceratops, of course. Most grade school children could tell you that. And yes, I know you know dinosaur fossils are discovered all the time. No big whoop, right? Wrong. This time the triceratops in question was… Read More ›

A bit of Flatiron history

Some readers might recognize these rock formations as The Flatirons, a Boulder, Colorado, landmark. Symbol of the city, they rise from the foothills just southwest of town and are visible from miles away. (Weather permitting, they can be seen with… Read More ›

The more things change …

One hundred fifty years ago today, on April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth. The president died the following morning, just a week after the end of the Civil War.

When iceboxes were cool

Before electric refrigerators were introduced, Americans used iceboxes. Those of you more than a few years younger than I probably never had one and frankly, I don’t particularly remember the one my family had. What I do remember is the iceman who… Read More ›