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The Colonnade of Civic Benefactors, Thomas Hornsby Ferril, #17

Thomas Hornsby Ferril      I’m not sure that Thomas Hornsby Ferril’s considered his highest honor his name on the Colonnade of Civic Benefactors in Civic Center Park.  I suspect he … Continue reading

December 7, 2020 · Leave a comment

Colonnade of Civic Benefactors, #16, Helen Millett Arndt

Helen Millett Arndt     The sixteenth name on the Colonnade of Civic Benefactors is Helen Millett Arndt.  Historic Denver’s Fiftieth Anniversary is this December.  Helen Millett Arndt was one of … Continue reading

November 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

Police Prepare for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Denver 2008, Riots Expected

This is a research paper I wrote in 2008 before the Democratic Convention.  The paper was about the expected violence and what the city and police were doing to prepare.  … Continue reading

June 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

Civic Center Park, after the George Floyd riots, 6-28-2020 to 6-30-2020

George Floyd died on May 25, 2020 while being arrested by the Minneapolis, Minnesota police.  His death was recorded on a cell phone camera.  His death incited nationwide protests that … Continue reading

June 1, 2020 · 1 Comment

The Colonnade of Civic Benefactors, #15, Alex B. Holland

Alex B. Holland The fifteenth name on the Colonnade of Civic Benefactors is Alex B. Holland.  Holland was a Councilman from Denver’s District 5, which included the Park Hill, East … Continue reading

May 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

Colonnade of Civic Benefactors, #14, Mr. & Mrs. Claude K. Boettcher

Mr. & Mrs. Claude K. Boettcher Claude Boettcher went against the cliché that the second generation of a wealthy family spends the money.  He built up his father’s wealth.  And … Continue reading

April 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

Colonnade of Civic Benefactors, #13, Charlotte B. Seybold

Charlotte B. Seybold Denver’s Mystery Donor I know very little about Charlotte B. Seybold.  I don’t even know if the Charlotte B. Seybold that is honored on Colonnade of Civic … Continue reading

April 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Colonnade of Civic Benefactors, #12, Mr & Mrs Arthur E. Johnson

Helen K. and Arthur E. Johnson The twelfth name on the Colonnade of Civic Benefactors is Helen and Arthur Johnson.  Arthur was an oil man.  Helen’s interest was hippopotamus sized … Continue reading

April 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Colonnade of Civic Benefactors, #11, Helen Dill

Helen Dill Helen Dill is the eleventh name on the Colonnade of Civic Benefactors.  As a historian I was nervous about finding information about a woman that arrived in Colorado … Continue reading

January 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

The Colonnade of Civic Benefactors, #10, Kate A. Speer

Kate A. Speer   Continuing the list of names on the Colonnade of Civic Benefactors is the wife of Denver’s most famous civil servant, Kate A. Speer.  She was born … Continue reading

December 30, 2019 · Leave a comment