No More War, No More Plague: Denver and the Spanish Flu of 1918

2020-03-30T20:53:20-06:00

 Walter Reed Hospital Flu Ward [1910-1920]. Courtesy of Library of Congress It begins with a headache and tiredness followed by a dry, hacking cough. Loss of appetite and stomach problems develop; on the second day, excessive sweating. The symptoms are so severe that it is misdiagnosed at first as cholera, typhoid and dengue. The majority [...]

No More War, No More Plague: Denver and the Spanish Flu of 19182020-03-30T20:53:20-06:00

A History of Women’s History Month

2020-03-23T09:05:49-06:00

Women’s Day Banner, C. 1975. Courtesy of History.com Women have been making history in our country since long before the founding of what we now know as the United States of America. However, their contributions were often looked over or relegated to the footnotes of history due to patriarchal norms in society. During the early [...]

A History of Women’s History Month2020-03-23T09:05:49-06:00

Suffrage Abroad

2020-03-02T10:56:49-07:00

“An Iraqi woman prepares to cast her voting ballot” courtesy of Wikimedia Commons  In the United States, the fight for women’s suffrage began in 1848 at a meeting in Seneca Falls, New York.[1] In 1869, Wyoming became the first territory to grant women the right to vote and in 1893, Colorado became the first state [...]

Suffrage Abroad2020-03-02T10:56:49-07:00