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Baseball in Colorado

A new exhibit at the History Colorado museum, Play Ball!, brings in some amazing artifacts to tell the story of the nation’s pastime. In conjunction with the exhibit, the two most recent issues of History Colorado’s Colorado Heritage magazine include numerous articles on the history of Colorado baseball. The Spring 2018 issue looks at how […]

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Golf in Colorado

As the weather gets warmer people are beginning to head to the golf course.  If you’re interested in the history of golf in Colorado, or are a landscaper, manager, or owner of a golf course, our library has several resources that may be of interest to you. The Economics of Colorado’s Golf Industry, The Golf […]

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Colorado Ski History

Skiing has been an important part of Colorado’s history, from the Tenth Mountain Division “Soldiers on Skis” in WWII to the development of the state’s largest tourist draw.  The current (March/April 2016) issue of Colorado Heritage includes a detailed article about skiing in Hot Sulphur Springs in the early twentieth century.  The article features some […]

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Time Machine Tuesday: Kids' Games, 1931

You probably know how to play charades, or bean-bag toss, or how to make shadow animals.  You might even remember Cootie (I do!)  But do you know how to play Up Jenkins?  Or, You Have a Face?  Or, I Went to Paris?  What in the world is Dumb Crambo?  Do you know the elements of […]

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Bicycling in Colorado

The weather is warming up, so many people are getting back on their bikes after a long, snowy winter.  The Colorado Department of Transportation offers several helpful bicycle maps for planning your routes.  They have developed an interactive Bicycle & Byways Map app that uses geolocation to find bike routes near where you are located.  […]

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CSU Football Stadium Study

An article in today’s Denver Post references a feasibility study done last month and presented to Colorado State University regarding the possibility of building a new football stadium.  You won’t find it in the newspaper article, but you can find the feasibility report in our library collection:  Colorado State University On-Campus Stadium Feasibility Study, dated […]

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Colorado and the Olympics

Recently, Colorado made headlines with announcements from the Governor and the Mayor of Denver that an exploratory committee would look into the possibility of Colorado bidding for the 2022 Olympic Games.  Just last week, however, the United States Olympic Committee announced that the US would not be seeking the 2022 Games.  Colorado has had an interesting role in Olympic history.  […]

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Colorado Sports

Sports and recreation are a huge part of life for many Coloradans. One of the books in our collection, Colorado: A Sports History, shows that it has been this way for a very long time. This book gives the history of all kinds of sports and recreational activities in our state. Other publications you can […]

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Colorado Baseball

The Colorado Rockies just finished competing in the World Series. Even though they didn’t win, it marks a new chapter in the history of sports in Colorado. You can find out more about Colorado’s sporting past in the book Colorado: A Sports History by James Whiteside, and particularly Colorado’s baseball past in They Came to […]