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The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 in Northern Colorado

The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 in Northern Colorado

As the 1918 Influenza Pandemic swept through Northern Colorado, schools were shut down, churches stopped meeting, theaters were closed, and grocery shopping required calling in your order and picking it up at the door.

The Klan in Northern Colorado, Part 7 — We Weren’t Immune

The Klan in Northern Colorado, Part 7 — We Weren’t Immune

The Klan in Northern Colorado,Part 7 — We Weren’t Immune by Meg Dunn | Jul 28, 2019 | Boulder, Cultural Character, Denver, Estes Park, Fort Collins, Greeley, Laporte / Bellvue, Loveland, Weld County | 0 comments The Ku Klux Klan had an unusually expansive influence...
How the Klan Took over Colorado Part 4 – Shrewd Planning, Crafted Messaging

How the Klan Took over Colorado Part 4 – Shrewd Planning, Crafted Messaging

How did the Klan grow so large in the 1920s in Colorado? Why did people that we otherwise might have thought of as fine Coloradans pull on the white robe and hood? How were some people convinced that fiery crosses were a symbol of family values? The answer is strategic marketing built on a foundation of fear.

When the Klan Came to Colorado Part 3 – Denoument

When the Klan Came to Colorado Part 3 – Denoument

The Ku Klux Klan was at the top of its game in Colorado as 1924 came to a close. The organization had swept the statewide elections, putting Klansmen into positions of power on the U. S. Senate, the Colorado House and Senate, as governor of the state, as mayor of the state’s capital, and in numerous other positions throughout Colorado. But they were soon to discover that gaining power and keeping power were two very different things.