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Colorado Road Trips History

Colorado’s Ugly History

Camp Amache.  If I didn’t know better, I would have thought it was the name of some long forgotten Native American village.  Instead, it is a symbol of one of the uglier sides of American history. Our local public radio has been broadcasting a series called Order 9066. By signing Order…

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Rollins Pass (from the west side)

Traffic as far as the eye could see.  I wasn’t prepared for this.  I expected traffic in Washington, DC, but not on I-70 in rural Colorado.  Nevertheless, a line of cars and trucks were bumper to bumper east bound all the way up to the Eisenhower Tunnel. A Shortcut Gone…

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Meaning behind the flag

Working as a Park Ranger for many years, I became fascinated with visiting other national park sites.  One of my most memorable visits occurred at Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore.  I got to learn all about our national anthem as well as a lot of history behind America’s flag….

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Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest

I’d passed the sign hundreds of times before.  But as I drove the Peak to Peak Highway today and saw the familiar brown sign with white letters etched into it, I took the time to think about it. Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest Much of the land that surrounds Nederland…

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