I reached out to Andrew Gulliford, Professor of History at Durango's Fort Lewis College, to learn how the Four Corners handled the 1918 influenza outbreak.
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.
Devoted to scholarly research but open to the public, the center focuses on the history, people and culture of the American Southwest.
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.