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https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2364996352/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Pueblo’s sovereignty had long been disputed; Native American tribes, Mexicans and the US all claimed its land. While the town thrived for years on the success of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company, the decline in the steel market in the 1970’s led to the company’s bankruptcy, but not before... /episodes/get/34934 /episode/34934 Pueblo Border Wars /episode-player/34934

Pueblo has long been the battleground for competing countries and interests.

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Fri, 04/12/2013 - 01:00
https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2363832613/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false After the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor in 1941, roughly 110,000 Japanese-Americans were relocated to internment camps across the United States. Colorado Governor Ralph Carr fought to bring a camp to Colorado, where he felt its internees would be safe from harm. The Granada Relocation Center,... /episodes/get/34236 /episode/34236 Amache /episode-player/34236

Over 7500 Japanese Americans were interned in the Granada War Relocation Center.

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Fri, 03/29/2013 - 01:00
https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2349544027/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Born with two strikes against her, Dr. Justina Ford overcame barriers of race and gender to become the first African- American woman to practice medicine in Colorado and delivered over 7,000 babies. In 1950, just two years before her death, she was inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of fame.... /episodes/get/34447 /episode/34447 Justina Ford, M.D. /episode-player/34447

Dr. Justina Ford was the first African-American woman to practice medicine in Colorado.

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Fri, 03/01/2013 - 02:00
https://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2339004018/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Lincoln Hills Country Club's status as the only African-American resort west of the Mississippi river attracted many prominent black figures of the time, including Duke Ellington, Lena Horne, Langston Hughes, and more. Colorado Experience takes you through the rich history of this remarkable... /episodes/get/34448 /episode/34448 Lincoln Hills /episode-player/34448

During the time of racial segregation, Lincoln Hills provided a shelter from the storm.

Air date:
Fri, 02/22/2013 - 02:00

Join us on a wild ride as we discover some of Colorado's oldest amusement parks. Elitch Gardens, Denver's most popular park, opened in 1890 and operated as Denver's first botanic garden, zoo, and motion picture theater. Across town, Lakeside Amusement Park wowed with its Art Deco decor. In Burlington, their speedy animal carousel attracted children of all ages. Discover why these parks are the most thrilling in Colorado.

Discover the birth and development of Denver through the story of its oldest neighborhood: from Gold Rush to Urban Renewal and from preservation battle to thriving campus, one neighborhood's story tells the tale of a century.

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