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Advances in Hiking Footwear from Rachel Gross

July 14, 2022

Talk to almost any serious hiker or outdoor-gear enthusiast these days and you’ll hear the same story: stiff and heavy hiking boots are out, flexible and lightweight trail runners are in. “Elite hikers, long-distance hikers — no one is wearing boots above the ankle,” said History Assistant Professor Rachel Gross...

Team Using CU Next Award to Promote Data Advocacy for All

June 16, 2022

An interdisciplinary team from CU Denver and CU Boulder has won a CU Next Award for their project, Data Advocacy for All: An Open Access Digital Repository for Innovative Data-Driven Curricula . The CU Next Award is an initiative to support faculty pedagogical innovation across CU campuses. At CU Denver,...

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Commerce’s Place in the Quest to Connect to Nature from Rachel Gross

May 11, 2022

The first flagship Abercrombie and Fitch store, says Assistant Professor of History Rachel Gross, was a defining element of the brand’s legacy as an outdoors outfitter. That is, in her words, as “one of the most important companies for shaping this notion in the U.S. that to get back to...

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Hear about the Father of New Mexico’s’ Chili Pepper Industry from Peter Kopp

March 31, 2022

New Mexico State University’s Archives and Special Collections is set to present an event for the father of the state’s chile pepper, Fabián García. For the last several years, Peter Kopp, History Assistant Professor, has been gathering the pieces about García’s life and is currently in the process of writing...

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Native American History tied to the Hop Industry by Peter Kopp

Dec. 9, 2021

The Dawes Act of 1887 distanced Indigenous people from their traditional practices, as it tried to assimilate them into farming like white settlers and divided tribal lands into individual plots. In this era, the Willamette Valley hop industry was on the rise and growers struggled to find seasonal workers to...

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A Parisian Influence on Denver According to Tom Noel

Oct. 13, 2021

A number of different factors created Denver’s diagonal streets. The orientation of natural features like the Platte River and Cherry Creek, for example, gave downtown Denver and Auraria their 45-degree angles. The influence of the City Beautiful movement, which focused on grand civic centers and parks, prompted the creation of...

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Dr. Colorado Tom Noel on the History of the Klu Klux Klan in Colorado

June 17, 2021

Early in Denver’s history, working-class neighborhoods tended to have higher KKK membership rates because those people were more likely to live near or work with immigrants, Jews, Catholics and Blacks, said Tom Noel, Professor of History, during a discussion hosted by History Colorado. The KKK ruled Denver a century ago...

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New Book on the Post Office in History and Society from Cameron Blevins

April 15, 2021

Paper Trails: The US Post and the Making of the American West , a new book from History Associate Professor CTT Cameron Blevins, was published April 1 st . In this cutting-edge interpretation of the late nineteenth-century United States, Cameron Blevins argues that the US Post wove together two of...

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Cameron Blevins Profiled on the Importance of the US Post Office

March 18, 2021

In 2020, the U.S. Postal Service handled more than 129 billion pieces of mail. Though that number is 78 billion less than it was in 2000, mail and package delivery has taken on new significance during the pandemic. Add controversies over its funding and an election that turned on millions...

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Tom Noel on the I-70 Expansion

Feb. 16, 2021

History Professor Emeritus Tom Noel, called Dr. Colorado, said he has mixed feelings about the expanded interstate with its promises of parks, soccer fields and tree-lined streets. “There are improvements and there will be more room on the highway,” he said. “How it looks many years from now I’m not...