Glenwood Springs Culture & History

Couples with History: Glenwood Springs Love Stories

Romance is always in the air in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, where the hot springs aren’t the only attraction. This month, we’re opening the history books to revisit the love stories of some of the town’s most famous couples. Chief Ouray & Chipeta According to lore, young Ouray was born on a gloriously clear winter night […]

Frightfully Fun Ghost Walk Resurrects Glenwood History

For four days in Glenwood Springs, the ghosts come out early for the Glenwood Springs Historical Society’s annual Ghost Walk. More than average, everyday chain-rattling phantoms, Glenwood’s ghosts have something to say! No ordinary Halloween cemetery stroll, the Ghost Walk in Glenwood Springs draws a spooky assemblage of apparitions. It’s the one time of year […]

Devereux Polo Cup 2021

Hosted by the Roaring Fork Polo Club to benefit the Frontier Historical Museum 50th Anniversary Special Feature by Lyndsay Jo Smith Thundering horse hooves on the grass field and the crack of mallets hitting a polo ball, the historic Devereaux Polo Cup was played once again June 27th at Stout Ranch outside of New Castle, […]

Glenwood Caverns celebrates 125th anniversary of first cave tour on Earth Day by streaming Rocky Mountain PBS “Colorado Experience” Viewers’ Choice Episode about the Fairy Caves

“Colorado Experience: Fairy Caves” explores the magical Fairy Caves – once dubbed “The 8th Wonder of the World.” Hidden inside Glenwood Springs’ Iron Mountain, this living cave network inspires awe. But the caverns were nearly lost to time and were closed for more than 80 years – until an engineer who also happened to be […]

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Virtual Ghost Walk in Glenwood Springs, Colorado!

The Ghost Walk at Linwood Cemetery has been a signature event of Glenwood Springs for years. Witnessing the historic reenactment of famed wild west characters such as Doc Holliday has been popular with visitors and locals alike. This year, people can catch up with the ghosts of Glenwood Springs virtually! “Let’s be honest. You couldn’t make up […]

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Lesson Plans: Remote Learning in Glenwood Springs

Take the kids on a field trip to Glenwood Springs where they can learn about important school subjects all while having an action-packed mini-break in the Colorado mountains. Zoom classrooms and remote learning are an educational reality these days. Hours spent in front of a screen may not be ideal, but one advantage of remote […]

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Rocky Mountain PBS “Colorado Experience” Viewers’ Choice Episode about the Fairy Caves airs March 26, 7:30 p.m

This time last year, Colorado residents voted for “Fairy Caves” to be the 2020 Rocky Mountain PBS “Colorado Experience” Viewers’ Choice. GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (March 24, 2020) — Every year, Colorado Experience conducts a Viewers’ Choice Award contest to let viewers decide what episode Rocky Mountain PBS will produce.x According to producer Eric Hernandez, “For […]

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Dollie Barlow Landis Barnes – In Love with the Circus

My name is Dollie Barlow Landis Barnes.  I was born in O’Fallon, Illinois to my parents Frederick and Caroline Barlow in 1859.  There were six of us kids in all.  I came to Glenwood Springs in 1882 with my new husband, James Landis.  Jim was a wonderful man; strong, hard-working and a good provider.  We […]

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John B. Schutte – Glenwood Springs Local, Postmaster & Photographer

John B. Schutte (1891-1968) grew up on a ranch near Rio Blanco. He attended school in Glenwood Springs, and in 1908 was employed by the Glenwood Springs Post Office. Rising from city carrier to assistant postmaster to postmaster. Schutte worked for the postal service for more than 50 years. When not working at the post […]

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The Ghost Walk is back! Tickets go on sale October 1st

Glenwood Springs, CO: After a year hiatus the Glenwood Springs Historical Society presents its 19th annual Historic Ghost Walk through Linwood Cemetery in Glenwood Springs on Fridays & Saturdays October 18th-19th and 25th-26th.  Tours each night will lead you up the hill by lantern light to the old cemetery where costumed actors portray pioneers from […]