Tag:colorado history

The Litigious History of Commercial Transportation in Rocky Mountain National Park

A years long legal battle over commercial transportation and jurisdiction in Rocky Mountain National Park made it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

A Brief History of the Battle of Glorieta Pass

Colorado contributed to a tipping point in the U.S. Civil War before being entangled with the Ku Klux Klan early in its statehood.

Judge Gary Jackson Inducted Into the Blacks in Colorado Hall of Fame After a 51-Year Pioneering Career

Judge Gary Jackson was inducted this month into the Blacks in Colorado Hall of Fame for a career where he advocated for diversity in the bar.

The Colorado Cannibal: The Story of Alferd Packer

Alferd Packer, also known as the Colorado Cannibal and the “Man-Eater,” remains a popular state figure but was denied a posthumous pardon.

The 1927 ‘Insurrection’ in Two Colorado Counties That Led to a ‘Voluminous’ Legal Battle

In 1927, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado granted the release of men involved in an armed clash in Weld and Boulder counties later deemed an “insurrection.” A 1928 appeal in the case was dismissed.

Denver’s 1894 Job Scare: Why the governor aimed cannons at City Hall

In Denver in 1894, police and fire department board members barricaded themselves in City Hall. Then-Gov. Davis Waite ordered the Colorado Army National Guard to aim full-size, military-grade cannons at the building in hopes of driving the protestors out.

The Explosive Finale of an Idaho Springs Miner Strike: A brief look at the Colorado Labor Wars

The Western Federation of Miners ignited a wave of union strikes across the state between 1896 and the early 1900s - but the strike at the Sun and Moon mine was perhaps the most deadly.