Italian Americans have made significant contributions to our state. You can read more about Colorado’s Italians and their history in the Colorado Historical Society’s publication Italy in Colorado: Family Histories from Denver and Beyond. Many Italian influences still remain in Denver’s northwest neighborhoods. However, Denver was not the only place in Colorado to be influenced by immigrants from Italy. Mesa State College published a history entitled Transplanting the Body: Bringing Southern Italian Culture to Grand Junction, 1870-1930. There is also an article about Colorado’s Italian immigrants in the Summer 1977 issue of Colorado Heritage. All of the above listed publications are available for checkout from our library.
Colorado also celebrates Italian heritage with a special license plate, pictured below. You can find out how to obtain this or other group special license plates at the Colorado Department of Revenue’s website, https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dmv/node/40131/.