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Peg Ekstrand

“Call me Caroline. It rhymes with sin, gin or jasmine. Take your pick,” is how Colorado historian Caroline Bancroft greeted friends and foes alike—and she had a bevy of both. In history circles her name still spurs debate: some Colorado historians... more

LIFE ON CAPITOL HILL

Many Capitol Hill residents think of Cheesman Park as the neighborhood’s backyard and now is the perfect time to discover the park’s backstory, which begins in Denver’s early days. In 1859, Denver founder General William Larimer claimed 320 acres... more

Capitol Lifestyle

Robert S. Roeschlaub’s father, Michael, was a German-born physician and surgeon who came to the United States with his young family in 1847, ultimately settling in Quincy, Illinois. A little over a decade later, Dr. Roeschlaub, lured by wanderlust, more

South Denver Lifestyle

Henry Miller Porter was 20 years old when he started west, laying lines for an independent telegraph company in Kansas in 1859. Even though his education was limited (he received little more than the equivalent of 12 months of formal education in Mis more

South Denver Lifestyle

Southern belle Louise Bethell Sneed blew into Denver in 1893 bound and determined to climb the social ladder up to the top rung. And climb she did. Within two years she had married Crawford Hill, one of the Queen City’s best-known eligible bachelors. more

Capitol Lifestyle