On Colfax Avenue: A Victorian Childhood

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"Everyone was moving to Denver, which was mushrooming all over the prairie and giving every evidence of becoming a metropolis of real proportion" - so recalls Elizabeth Young of her childhood on Colfax Avenue. Her youth ran parallel to that of her hometown: she grew up in the 1890s in the midst of Denver's rapid metamorphosis from frontier town to modern city. Young's memoir provides vivid glimpses of the people and events of this heady era, along with the adventuresome spirit that animated them. On Colfax ...
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Overview


"Everyone was moving to Denver, which was mushrooming all over the prairie and giving every evidence of becoming a metropolis of real proportion" - so recalls Elizabeth Young of her childhood on Colfax Avenue. Her youth ran parallel to that of her hometown: she grew up in the 1890s in the midst of Denver's rapid metamorphosis from frontier town to modern city. Young's memoir provides vivid glimpses of the people and events of this heady era, along with the adventuresome spirit that animated them. On Colfax Avenue captures the sense of joyful self-discovery that comes with childhood - both the author's and Denver's.
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"This charming volume offers a rare, intimate glimpse into Denver family life in the late 19th and early 20th century as recorded by Elizabeth Young, who was born in 1890...Photos of her home's interior provide an additional peek into the period, and Cade Nethercott's annotations placing Young's observations into the larger context of Denver's history complete this informative book."
Rocky Mountain News
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780942576443
  • Publisher: Colorado Historical Society
  • Publication date: 8/15/2004
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Elizabeth Young (1890-1967) gained renown as a vocalist in Denver during the 1910s. She subsequently married Pennsylvania architect Frederick Muhlenberg and raised four children.
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Table of Contents

Prologue ix
1. Night Lights 1
2. The Lure of the Rockies 11
3. New Neighbors 22
4. School Days 28
5. Opera Near and Far 40
6. Sundays 54
7. Firecrackers and a Fall Festival 71
8. Christmas 86
9. Housekeeping and Hospitality 93
10. The Majesty of the Mountains 106
Epilogue 123
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