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Colorado Centennial Scrapbook

Identifier: WH2147

Scope and Contents

Scrapbook containing events calendar and newspaper clippings from the Denver Post that document the various activities taking place during the celebrations.


  • 1959


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The collection is open for research.


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Biographical / Historical

Centennial held during 1959 to commemorate Colorado's "Rush to the Rockies." Celebrations were based on the historical discovery of gold in July 1858 in the Pike's Peak region of Kansas Territory. The events commemorated the efforts of the pioneers, miners, and cattlemen who had travelled to the area 100 years before.


1 oversize folio(s)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Joan Riecke, 2010.


Repository also has Historical album of Colorado, an official souvenir: Colorado Rush to the Rockies centennial, 1859-1959 (C978.8 B674hi).


Catalog record based on preliminary inventory.


Collection incorporates former collections:

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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States