100 Years Ago Today: Iconic Golden Armory Hosts Military Ball

Colorado Transcript, March 27, 1919 Colorado National Guard Armory in Golden, c.1920Denver Public Library, Western History Department The Armory in Golden, Colorado was built for the Colorado National Guard in 1913 for Company A of Engineers. It was constructed with 6,600 tons of cobblestones harvested from nearby Clear Creek. This much rock required the service …

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100 Years Ago Today: Art-O-Graph Film Company Makes Movies in Colorado

Steamboat Pilot, March 26, 1919 The Art-O-Graf film company, a Denver-based movie studio, was owned by filmmaker/producer/actor Otis B. Thayer (1863–1935), with offices in downtown Denver and studios in Englewood, CO. From 1919 - 1924, Art-O-Graf was known for producing low-budget Westerns during the Silent Era of films. Art-O-Graf shot many of their mountainous exterior …

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100 Years Ago Today: Famous Goat, Long Dead, Butts In Again

Colorado Transcript, March 20, 1919 White Angora Goat, like the one in the article Today's article is so weird and chock full of its own history that I'm just going to transcribe it below since the newsprint, found here, is kind of hard to read. It's a story about a college rivalry, a dead goat, …

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100 Years Ago Today: Buy More Liberty Loans

Aspen Democrat-Times, March 19, 1919 To read the propaganda promoting Liberty Loans between 1917 - 1919, you would think that if you didn't buy one of these loans -- also known as bonds and as securities -- you were not only un-American, you were actively aiding the Central Powers in killing our soldiers and welcoming …

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100 Years Ago Today: Gen. Wood Makes Bid For President

Herald Democrat, March 14, 1919 Major General Leonard Wood was one of the most decorated Army veterans in U. S. History. And he was damned close to becoming President of the United States as well, if only he were in that smoke-filled "room where it happens" (shout out to my Hamilton heads) during the Republican …

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100 Years Ago Today: Murderer Ends His Life in Prison

Moffat County Courier, March 13, 1919 The tragedy of Celina Haberl reached its conclusion when her murderer, Richard H. Baugh, ended his own life by hanging himself in his jail cell in the Canon City State Penitentiary. Miss Haberl was just 21-years-old when Baugh shot her to death on June 7, 1918. She and her …

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100 Years Ago Today: Airedales Are Kings Among Dogs

Herald Democrat, March 12, 1919 Today, dogs perform dozens of specialized services for people, such as the work of Autism Assistance Dogs, Veteran Service Dogs, Brace/Mobility Support Dogs, Avalanche Rescue Dogs, Psychiatric Service Dog, and many more. But back in 1919, the idea that dogs could be trained to perform such highly skillful tasks, beyond …

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