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The History of Daylight Saving Time

Nov. 7, 2022

Some have said Benjamin Franklin first came up with the idea for daylight saving time. Others believe it was adopted so farmers could have more hours of sunlight to work in the field. The real history of daylight saving time is much more complex.

1875 CC Trade Dollar: Type 1 Reverse (U.S.)

Time Capsule in Old Main

Nov. 7, 2022

In a snowy outdoor ceremony on Sept. 20, 1875, Boulder town officials and members of the Masonic Grand Lodge placed a small tin box with nearly 50 items in the cornerstone of what would become Old Main.

Emma Gomez Martinez Park

Uncovering the History Behind Boulder Park Names

Nov. 7, 2022

CU history classes research the origins of the names of 82 Boulder parks.

Old Main Cottonwood

Letters from Forever Buffs

July 11, 2022

Readers react to the spring issue of the Coloradan.

CU Boulder commencement in 1908

CU Commencement, 1908 to Now

July 11, 2022

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Remembering Barrier-Breaking CU Professor Joyce Lebra

March 11, 2022

In 1958, CU Boulder professor Joyce Lebra became the first American woman to receive a doctorate degree in Japanese history.

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The Typewriter that Shaped CU's Natural History Museum

March 11, 2022

Hugo G. Rodeck, owner of this 1903 typewriter, helped establish the CU Museum of Natural History. The museum now has the largest natural history collection in the Rocky Mountains.

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CU Alumni Own Eldorado Artesian Springs

March 11, 2022

Forever Buffs control the natural spring water in Eldorado Springs, once considered the “Coney Island of the West,” and hope to maintain the area’s history.

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The Frankenstein Switch of CU’s Old Main

Nov. 5, 2021

An artifact of CU’s Heritage Center is believed to be one of the switches that sourced power for Old Main.

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How Should We Define Camping?

Nov. 5, 2021

Environmental and cultural historian Phoebe Young has spent the past 20 years delving into two questions: What does it mean to camp, and why does it matter?

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