Join Wandering Blerds as we travel to the Great Divide and explore the C³, Cool Colorful Colorado. We plumb the depths of Pagosa Springs wading through it’s healing waters to discover this sulfur-rich “Mother Spring” of the nomadic Ute people. Stretch out over 4 corners and find out why this state is so square. We’ll wind our way up the Trail of Ancients National Scenic Byway to the zenith of the state, Denver, the Mile High City. 

Daphne Rice - Allen, Chair of the Black American West Museum & Heritage Center, gives Wandering Blerds valuable insight into the origins of historic Five Points in East Denver. Nicknamed “The Harlem of the West”, Five Points was the physical and spiritual home to several communities of color. From 1899 - 1970, Five Points was the focal point of civic and professional life for Black Denverites. The vanguard of African American performers, intelligentsia and entrepreneurs came to or passed through this historic Denver neighborhood.

 Rossonian Hotel, date unknown. Courtesy of Denver Public Library, Western History Department, Clarence F. Holmes Collection

Rossonian Hotel, date unknown. Courtesy of Denver Public Library, Western History Department, Clarence F. Holmes Collection

Madame C.J. Walker, Courtesy of the Library of Congress

Dr. Justina Ford, Public Domain Photo


Ready to plan your trip to the Mile-High City yet? Before you get in your wagon and go to Colorado check out these links:

Trek the Trail of Ancients

Have a Soak in Pagosa Springs

Swing By The Southern Ute Reservation

Don’t forget your Fry Bread

Wander by the house where the state flag was designed (Please don’t knock on the door and ask to go inside real live people live in there. Visit this link instead for a virtual tour.)

Check In - With Dr. Justina Ford

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