The area around Glenwood Springs, Rifle and Silt was once “Teddy Roosevelt country.” A century after his death, he’s still remembered as a larger-than-life figure – in both American history and that of Western Colorado.
What’s the real story behind the famous stuffed animal? A surprising tale of Theodore Roosevelt’s refusal to shoot a subdued bear.
Devoted to scholarly research but open to the public, the center focuses on the history, people and culture of the American Southwest.
Onofre Tafoya spent 40 years moving the earth in an underground copper mine near Tucson. But it was more than hard work. It was the place where, as he says, he “became a man.”
Tracking the history of Arizona’s boom and bust towns. Bisbee and Globe survived, Helvetia and Ruby didn’t.
Gordon Hirabayashi objected to the way Japanese-Americans were treated in World War II. His fight took him from the Supreme Court to a prison camp in Arizona.
A collection of lead crosses and swords found near Tucson has led to a nearly century-old controversy: Was a Roman colony established in the area around C.E. 800? Some are convinced it proves that Romans settled in the area, others say it’s a hoax.
The Battle of Picacho Pass on April 15, 1862 was the western-most engagement of the Civil War. Some say it was just a “skirmish,” but each year it’s brought back to life a dedicated group of re-enactors.
The heat, the sounds, the power. We climbed aboard Union Pacific’s historic steam locomotive known as The 844 in 2012 for a talk with the engineer and to record the sounds of the legendary iron horse.
“We were rank sentimentalists and rank romanticists, both of us.”