Tag CHNC: Special Edition

Fashion Conscious in Colorado

People’s fascination (and let’s be fair, women’s in particular) with clothing style has been around for millennia.  However, publications devoted to style have only been around since the eighteenth century. It was of course in Paris, France that the first fashion…

Fire in Colorado Springs!

On January 12, 1900, the thriving business district on Tejon Street in Colorado Springs was rocked by a fire.  The fire was noticed around 4 a.m. by a waiter working at the Blue Front restaurant.[footnote]“Big Loss.” Aspen Tribune, January 13, 1900. CHNC[/footnote] It…

Colorado-Bred Swashbuckler

“Want something snappy, exciting, romantic, full of tense action, bubbling over with romance and glamor [sic]? Well, here it is!” Douglas Fairbanks in the The Mark of Zorro.”[footnote]“Movies Next Week.” Record Journal of Douglas, July 29, 1921. CHNC[/footnote] On Dec 5, 1920, The…

Bears, Oh My!

In the summers of Colorado, a century and a half ago, larger wildlife could be found milling about in abundance. However, with the completion of the transcontinental railroad in 1869, the incredible slaughter and decline of the bison was just…