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go north, young man!

head toward greeley, horace!

Though the city’s elite moved to the south and east, the north side of town is where the people of color lived (and were buried).

If you are interested in the black american experience, visit Dr. Justina Ford’s house, now the home to the Black American West Museum.

The best jazz bands of the golden age played at the Rossonian; no doubt the all black crew at the Fire Station #3 was called on more than a few times to put out the fire.

And then, there’s riverside, where Barney and Julia Ford (but not Justina) are buried.

Audio Stories

To listen by phone, dial the Trek Connect phone number 303.562.2407. Enter the corresponding story number followed by the # sign.

Oral History #219 Black American West Museum told by Opalonga Pugh

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Story Site #19 Black America West Museum

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Story Site #20 Rossonian & Welton St.

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Story Site #21 Fire Station no. 3

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North Side, Five Points, Curtis Park, Riverside, Justina Ford


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