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Colorado Experience: Dana Crawford

Nov 8, 2016

In the early 1960s, Denver’s Larimer Square was known for its homeless population and abandoned buildings. When Denver’s Urban Renewal Authority publicized its plans to raze the area in an effort to modernizing the city, preservationist Dana Crawford interceded and launched her own plan to preserve the historic buildings dating back to the 1860s. Crawford’s efforts helped to revitalize Larimer Square, leading to the thriving hub of commerce and community it is today.

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The Five Points Jazz Festival, now in its 12th year, brings people together for a day of food, fun and fantastic music. The free festival takes place the third Saturday of May each year and celebrates the history of Denver’s Five Points neighborhood. Once known as the Harlem of the West, Five Points was home to several jazz clubs which played host to many of jazz music’s legends such as Miles Davis, Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and many others. Since its inception in 2004, the Five Points Jazz Festival has grown each year in size and popularity.

Baseball arrived in Denver long before the big league Colorado Rockies. Babe Ruth barnstormed through Denver. So did Josh Gibson, Satchell Paige and the 1937 Trujillo All-Stars from the Dominican Republic. And Coors Field is the fifth baseball park Denver has seen.

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