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Exhibit reveals early days in Colorado

August 5, 2010

The multi-faceted exhibit, 'Colorado: Early Days,' includes historical, promotional pamphlets enticing settlers to come to Colorado, a narrative written by Zebulon Pike, and archival photo collections. The exhibit is being sponsored by the Colorado State Libraries, now through Sept. 2.

Zebulon Pike's map of the southern part of the Louisiana Purchase. Image from CSU Libraries Archives and Special Collections.

Now through Thursday, Sept. 2
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Morgan Library
Archives and Special Collections
Room 202

The Colorado State University Libraries is hosting the exhibit, Colorado: Early Days, which runs now through Thursday, Sept. 2 and is open Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Morgan Library, Archives and Special Collections, second floor, Room 202.

The exhibit celebrates Colorado Day (Aug. 1) and the Centennial State.

Centennial State's rich history

On August 1, 1879, President Ulysses S. Grant signed a proclamation admitting Colorado to the Union as the 38th state. This exhibit, "Colorado: Early Days," includes:  

  • An 1810, first edition, of Zebulon Pike's account of his 1806-1807 expedition to explore the southern portion of the Louisiana Purchase
  • Early travel guides for gold seekers
  • Promotional pamphlets to draw people to Colorado
  • Photos from the University Historic Photograph Collection

The event is being sponsored by the Colorado State University Libraries.


Contact: Jane Barber
E-mail: jane.barber@colostate.edu