Eleanor flanders

One Hundred Years and Counting

Sept. 1, 2016

A tiny but growing number of Americans live to age 100 or beyond. A pair of CU centenarians (and two on the cusp) recall the 1930s.

football travel in 1949

Then: October 1949

Sept. 1, 2016

The first step to victory is getting to the field.


Origins: Email at CU

Sept. 1, 2016

The '90s were big

Temporary Building No. 1

Origins: Temporary Building No. 1

March 1, 2016

Temporary Building No. 1 has been a hospital, offices and classroom space. One thing it’s never been is temporary.

Two young women in the early 1900s

Then – May 1925

March 1, 2016

By 1911 CU-Boulder’s women had decided the time was right for a major campus building of their own, one with parlors, bedrooms, a dining room and a gymnasium.

1902 Columbia steam surrey

Origins: Motoring

Dec. 1, 2015

The automobile age arrived in Boulder in October 1900, when a visitor rumbled through town on the way to nearby Magnolia.

University of Colorado Hiking Club in High Falls

Then – April 1, 1919

Sept. 1, 2015

The University of Colorado Hiking Club was founded April 1, 1919, to foster “a greater interest in the vast natural beauty that surrounds the University and to furnish an opportunity for the fullest enjoyment of [it].”

CU squad in 1894

Then – Baseball Season, 1894

June 1, 2015

The University of Colorado Boulder played its first intercollegiate baseball game in the spring of 1890. CU defeated the Colorado School of Mines, 5-4, in Boulder.

1886 Commencement program image

Origins: Co-Education at CU

Dec. 1, 2014

Many of America’s first universities were centuries old by the time they admitted women. At CU-Boulder co-education began early — with the Tyler sisters.

Skiers at Chautauqua Mesa Ski Area

Then – January 1949

Dec. 1, 2014

For a short time, still within memory for some Baby Boomers, Boulder had its own ski run: Chautauqua Mesa Ski Area operated from 1949-52 and in 1962.