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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 […]

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Best Colorado Destination for History Buffs

Once a rowdy, frontier town originally named Defiance, Glenwood Springs often lived up to its rebellious name. From hosting visionaries and villains to witnessing triumphs and tragedies, Glenwood Springs is a fascinating destination for anyone interested in history. The Glenwood Springs Historical Society keeps the past alive for every generation at two locations in Glenwood […]

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Walk Back in Time at The Hotel Colorado

The New Historic Tours Have Started on Weekends and run through Labor Day Glenwood Springs, CO (July 22, 2019) – There is more to the 126-year-old Hotel Colorado than meets the eye. The history of the hotel is filled with stories that defy a natural explanation. In fact, there are rumors that some past guests […]

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Hike up to Doc Holliday’s Grave

By Savannah Nelson, June 17, 2019. This blog post was originally published on SunshineWithSavannah.com.   There’s a view of Glenwood Springs that’s hard to beat, and it’s in reach to locals and visitors alike. A trail leads to a series of expansive overlooks, marked by lush greenery, unexpected prayer flags, and an air of Old […]

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Glenwood Springs: Women to remember!

As an historical town, Glenwood Springs has many interesting stories to tell. Often we focus on our favorite Wild West Characters such as Diamond Jack and Doc Holliday. With the help of the Glenwood Springs Historical Society we have gathered some interesting biographies of impressive ladies from Glenwood Springs. We will continue to gather stories […]

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The History and Ghost Stories Of Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Springs is a quaint little town in the Western Slope of the Colorado Rockies, tucked in at the confluence of the Roaring Fork and Colorado rivers. Incorporated in 1885, it’s now home to around 10,000 people and is best known as a historic destination for vacationers who want to enjoy the natural beauty, hot […]

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Defiance: The Real Wild West

Western history is replete with stories of defiance against the norms and laws of civilization. Glenwood Springs has its own story of defiance. In the summer of 1878, prospectors and miners were leaving Leadville, Colorado, to find other sources of silver and gold.  Three of these men, John Blake, W.M. Bell and “Frenchy” Cleiopfar, headed […]

A Glenwood Springs Unsolved Mystery: Derringer Continues to Attract Doc Holliday History Buffs

An Old West mystery still piques curiosity. The story behind the firearm given to Doc Holliday by his girlfriend as a love token continues to drive visitors see it for themselves and ponder what happened on the day the famed gunslinger died in Glenwood Springs. Glenwood Springs, Colo. (Sept. 20, 2018) — On Nov. 8, 1887, […]

Two Iconic Glenwood Springs Landmarks Celebrate 125 Years with a Historic Birthday Bash

The Hotel Colorado and the Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves have teamed up to bring the community together for a once-in-a-lifetime, all-day anniversary celebration party on Sept. 15! Glenwood Springs, Colorado – August 20, 2018   Two of Glenwood Springs’ most historic and beloved properties are turning 125 in 2018. The Hotel Colorado and the Yampah […]