Author: Jess

Offbeat Colorado Road Trips: Driving the Length of Colfax Avenue

Colfax Avenue. For Denverites, reading those two words elicits immediate images and feelings about the place. It definitely does for me.  I want to invite you to do something you’ve…
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Take Your Sweetie to the Boneyard: Four Romantic Graves Perfect for a Second Date

I have a confession to make: I’m a sucker for cemeteries. There’s nothing better than strolling the cemetery paths on a sunlit spring day, listening to the birds chirp, and…
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The Connections Museum: Denver’s Treasure Trove of Telephone History Hidden Inside a Palace

At the corner of 14th and Curtis Streets sits a very palatial structure. Its architecture is quite unique—creamy, terra-cotta facing that stretches skyward over a terraced, American perpendicular style building…
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Welcome to Colorado, Rookie: 5 Crucial Experiences Newbies Must Do to Initiate Themselves into Denver Culture

#1: Memorize the Shane Company Radio Jingle This is singlehandedly the most important thing you can do to fit in here. Though tedious, it will all make sense one day.…
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On the Disloyalty of Elk and Colorado’s Most Glorious Tour Guide, Prairie Dog O’Byrne

One evening in 1893, John O’Byrne sat in the audience of The Hettie Bernard Chase Opera Company’s production of “Alaska” in Streator, Illinois. The stage was strewn with frosty, Arctic…
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Brewability Lab: The Most Empowering Beer in Denver

Tucked into an industrial corner of Peoria and I-70 is Brewability Lab. It could easily be mistaken for another one of Denver’s myriad beer start-ups if not for one thing:…
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General Larimer Part Deux: His Private Letters Revealed!

(Continued from part one...) General Larimer’s son, William H. H. Larimer, had been with his father during the founding of Denver. The boy had written of his experiences at the…
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Everything I Believed About General Larimer Was Wrong and Here’s Why

My celebrity crush is a man who has been dead for nearly 143 years. But it wasn’t love at first sight. I didn’t get the best first impression of him.…
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