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History’s Value

post (c) Doris McCraw I had the privilege to attend the 14th annual Pikes Peak Library District’s History Symposium.  The topic this year was “Enduring Legacies and Forgotten Landmarks, the Built Environment of the Pikes Peak Region”.  You can view … Continue reading

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Early Days On The West Side of Pikes Peak

Post (c) Doris McCraw With the release of the latest Pikes Peak Library Districts History Symposium book, “Disasters of the Pikes Peak Region”, I thought I’d share a bit from my chapter, ‘ The Cripple Creek Volcano: a thirty-five million … Continue reading

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Dolley Madison and Ice Cream by Barbara Schlichting

In 1790, the first ice cream parlor opened in New York. In late June 1791, a notice appeared in the Pennsylvania Gazette announcing the details of that ear’s July 4th celebration. On the menu that year at Grays Gardens were … Continue reading

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Post (c) Doris McCraw Made a trip to Santa Fe this past weekend. A busy time, lots of information gathered, and many miles on the road by myself. I share with you photos and verse.   Quiet of echoes, rising … Continue reading

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Post written (c) Doris McCraw For those in the United States, September 5, 2015 is the celebration of Labor Day. For many it’s the last hurrah of summer, the time to get the last camping trip in. For others it’s … Continue reading

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History and Rabbit Holes

Post by Doris McCraw I am a history lover. No, not the kind taught in most schools, but the history of the people, the ‘man/woman’ on the street who however small, made a difference. I also enjoy the obscure, or … Continue reading

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When the chips are down…

This post is by Nancy Jardine. When the chips are down:  at a time of crisis (Collins Dictionary) . There are similar meanings to be found in other dictionaries… and there’s also this one: When you are in a very difficult … Continue reading

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Awards and Rewards

Post by Doris McCraw As I’ve been watching the ‘TONY’ awards tonight, the topic I had been playing with coalesced. The thought of receiving awards for what we do may only be surpassed by the rewards we get for doing … Continue reading

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Doc Susie’s Colorado Contemporaries

Post copyright by Doris McCraw/Angela Raines-author As the Pikes Peak Library District Symposium draws closer, I’ve spent more time looking at the larger picture of the women doctors who received their license to practice medicine around the same time as … Continue reading

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Culture’em early!

This post is by Nancy Jardine. Our local schools have recently had their 2 week spring holiday. When I was teaching, those two weeks were avidly awaited – they were an opportunity to recharge my batteries and snatch a short … Continue reading

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