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When the skies opened on July 31, 1979, few anticipated this summer storm would result in the deadliest flash flood in Colorado's recorded history. 144 lives were lost and another 150 were injured on this tragic day. What remain are the survivor's stories, and a few stubborn structures displaying the evidence of nature's impact on a man-made environment.

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Thu, 10/06/2016 - 22:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365659487/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In March, 1931, a winter blizzard took the lives of five children who were stranded inside a school bus in southeastern Colorado. Learn of the events that unfolded over 33 fateful hours, and how the story remains a vivid one today. /episodes/get/54893 /episode/54893 Pleasant Hill Bus Tragedy /episode-player/54893

Delve into 1931 when a winter blizzard took the lives of five children who were stranded in a school bus.

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Thu, 02/04/2016 - 05:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365651239/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false "For all who wish to learn," are the words by which Emily Griffith lived her life. Influenced at a young age by her uncle, Griffith set off to offer a free education to all regardless of age, ethnicity or social stature. Meet the woman whose lasting legacy in education lives on today,... /episodes/get/55195 /episode/55195 Miss Opportunity: The Life & Times of Emily Griffith /episode-player/55195

Meet the woman whose lasting legacy on education lives today, even as her murder remains an unsolved mystery.

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Thu, 01/28/2016 - 05:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365647119/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false In 1859, two surveyors stumbled upon the Garden. One gentleman remarked this spot, surrounded by towering red geological features would be a "capital place for a beer garden," to which his companion replied "Beer garden! Why this is a place fit for the gods to assemble!" With a... /episodes/get/54429 /episode/54429 Garden of the Gods /episode-player/54429

From Native Americans to thrill seekers, discover the beauty and history of one of the world's most visited and celebrated city parks.

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Thu, 01/21/2016 - 05:00
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365638998/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false High altitude, groceries delivered by mule train, pack rats and spoiled Thanksgiving turkeys are just a few of the challenges faced by ladies living in Colorado's remote mining towns at the end of the 19th Century. Learn the stories of three inspirational women who held their own while... /episodes/get/54736 /episode/54736 Ladies of the Mines /episode-player/54736

Discover the hardships, innovation and tenacity of the women caught up in Colorado's mining bug.

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Fri, 01/15/2016 (All day)
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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365627233/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false After the gold rush hit Colorado in 1859, prospectors craved a way to carry -- and spend! -- their rich finds. Architecturally inspired by the Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence, Italy, the Denver Mint solved this problem and began minting coins in 1906. Enter through the ornate doors of one of... /episodes/get/56748 /episode/56748 Colorado Coined /episode-player/56748

Step inside the historic 1904 building and discover Denver's US Mint.

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Thu, 12/17/2015 - 05:00
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