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Barb Melfi, left, her husband Ralph, middle, who are Colorado’s official Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley, and Gunny Jeff Norman, right, celebrate the western legend’s 169th birthday at the Buffalo Bill Museum & Grave in Golden, Colorado March 1, 2015. The birthday celebration included a cake, ice cream, buffalo chip throwing contest and other Buffalo Bill re-enactors. The party also marks the opening of “Harmonius Living: Diversity in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West” a new exhibit offering posters, photos and items form the late 1800’s including relics from sharpshooter Annie Oakley. Buffalo Bill’s Wild West was a place where many diverse peoples mingled including Russian peasant dancers, Venetian glass blowers, Japanese acrobats, whirling dervishes and aboriginal boomerang throwers. (Photo By Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post) @helenhrichardson #buffalobill #buffalobillcody #annieoakley #reenactor #wildwest #birthday #cake #birthdaycake #goldenco #lookoutmountain #coloradohistory

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Chicanos started calling American Southwest (land that was part of México before the Mexican-American War) Atlán in the 1960s. The term affirmed our stolen history, bonded us and forged our spirits. Aztlán originally referred to the ancestral and mythical homeland of the Aztecs in México. Chicanos view Aztlán as our homeland, too - one lost through war, racism and oppression. #ColoradoHistory #ChicanoPower #Culture #Cultura #OurHistory

Joe Coors was a racist? Hated Chicanos and thought they didn’t deserve the Educational Opportunity Program? Whoa… It’s a good thing there’s tons of better tasting beer to drink in this state. #coloradohistory (at History Colorado)

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The Frying Pan Kilns. These kilns were built for the creation of charcoal to fuel the silver refining ovens in Aspen in 1881. They were in continual use for 20 years being fed by the vast piñon pine forest in the surrounding valleys and mountains. They ceased operations around 1903 and for another six decades were used by local ranchers for cattle or hay storage. They were cleaned and saved and added to the Colorado Historic Registry in 1984.

Photos by James Blatter

Presales are MOVING! Thank you to everyone who’s purchased a ticket. Hit me up if you want $10 presales(no service fee). Looks like we will have a capacity crowd. So come and elevate with @officialhwood as we make #coloradohistory THIS SATURDAY! 🙌

Oh this? Just 1070 Bannock in 1904 when there were 3 houses where our building is now!!!! The Nash family lived at 1070 in 1926. I sure do love Colorado history and spending time on the 5th floor of the liberry! #awesome #denverhistory ##firemaps #coloradohistory (at Central Library)