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SunLit Interview: Author Bill Sonn found a “starter drug” in library archives

The writer of the nonfiction "Something Like Treason" came across a trove of documents on an Army unit for misfits that led to his obsession with their story

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SunLit Special: “Something Like Treason” tells a bizarre Colorado-based story of WWII

Author William Sonn examined the true tale of some would-be traitors in a misfit Army unit based near the vaunted Camp Hale in the Colorado mountains

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SunLit Special: “Cockeyed Happy” reveals Hemingway’s Wyoming chapters

Author Darla Worden, a longtime Ernest Hemingway fan, delves into the author's trips to her home state and his relationship with second wife Pauline Pfeiffer

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SunLit Interview: How a $1 volume of Hemingway’s letters launched Darla Worden’s quest

Like Hemingway, the author traveled the world to pursue her writing. But she found inspiration in the time he spent in her home state of Wyoming.

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SunLit Interview: Curious about a peak’s name change, Jeri Norgren set out on a 3-year quest

The author soon became fascinated by the histories behind the 58 Colorado fourteeners -- including still more name changes that continue to this day

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Colorado Springs’ America the Beautiful Park was once home to dozens of families. Here’s their story.

The park stands on what used to be the Conejos neighborhood in downtown Colorado Springs, a vibrant and diverse working-class community

Culture

Drew Litton: Recalling 9/11 — when America stood together

Opinion

SunLit interview: David A. Varel sought to close “gaping chasm” between history and public

In producing his biography of Lawrence Reddick, the author encountered the professional and financial hurdles that many historians face to bring their work into the public eye

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SunLit excerpt: “The Scholar and the Struggle” reveals the life and impact of Lawrence Reddick

Author David Varel's biography tracks the work of one of the most important Black intellectuals of the 20th century -- and links his importance to the present day

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For the first time, Colorado has a Latina state historian. Here’s what Nicki Gonzales hopes to accomplish.

The Denver native found herself moving east to learn about the West. Now she wants to engage students and others in a more inclusive reading of the state’s complex past.

Coloradans

Silverman: Let’s not hide from the racism in our history. We can learn from it.

Three books shed light on the history of racism in Colorado and the United States

Opinion Columns

SunLit interview: An inheritance of diaries and journals spurred a years-long pursuit of history

Jeffrey B. Miller's interest in a World War I-era humanitarian aid effort led to his current nonfiction account of the people behind a program that saved millions from starvation

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Opinion: Happy sad birthday, America

We can honor history by keeping the Fourth of July real and still finding great things to celebrate

Opinion Columns

Ku Klux Klan membership records made public in Denver

History Colorado has digitized 1,300 pages of original Ku Klux Klan membership records from 1924 through 1926.

News

SunLit interview: Raised on Colorado history, Randi Samuelson-Brown gravitated to its notorious elements

Family travels throughout the West piqued her interest. When she started tracking down the stories, one of her biggest challenges was unraveling accepted accounts.

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Push to get Colorado’s Amache internment camp a national park designation interrupted by coronavirus

COVID-19 delays have slowed a three-year process that supporters hope will put the Granada War Relocation Center site under federal management

Coloradans

Opinion: 156 years later, we still have much to learn from the Sand Creek Massacre

Opinion Columns

What’d I Miss?: Tired of all the winning

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Colorado has an active volcano, and it’s a big reminder of Mother Nature’s explosive might

Travelers of Interstate 70 see the fossilized flow from the Dotsero volanco beside the road and behold those ominous, red slopes above

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What’d I Miss?: Denver history and a loss for words

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