Colorado December 05, 2017
11 Of The Most Nostalgic Photos Of Colorado At Christmastime
Since becoming a state in 1876, Colorado has been a pretty jolly place that enjoys all the glitz and glamour of the holiday season! Thanks to our friends at History Colorado, we can get a firsthand look at past Centennial State Christmases, shown here in these 11 nostalgic photos:
1. "View of a Denver, Colorado street; shows illuminated stars, bunting, streetcar tracks, and a sign: 'Bar' (c. 1904)."
2. "Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Christmas at the Granada Relocation Center didn't provide a Christmas tree for each barracks room home, but there was one at each mess hall, and it is the steward himself in a pair of red pajamas and a Santa Claus mask that makes the yuletide real for these children of Japanese ancestry who, along with their parents were evacuated from the west coast (1943)."
3. "Photograph depicting the Civic Center Park in Denver, Colo. at night with holiday decorations including a Christmas tree, wreaths, and holiday lights. Photographed by the Denver Commercial Photo Co. in 1935."
4. Grand Junction, 1947.
5. Colorado Springs, 1938.
6. Denver Civic Center, 1935.
7. Tejon Street in Colorado Springs, 1940.
8. "Christmas Star at Castle Rock, Colo (1940)."
9. "Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Chief Steward Matsumoto of Block 7-H at the Granada Relocation Center dons some red pajamas and a Santa Claus mask to make Christmas real for the children whose barracks room homes have no Christmas trees. they are the children of persons of Japanese ancestry evacuated from the west coast. The gifts, provided by churches throughout the United States for the children of the ten relocation centers, are distributed on Christmas Eve (1943)."
10. "John Malipede with Workers in front of Civic Center Decorations (c. 1940)."
11. Unknown Colorado location, late 1800s.
For even more Colorado history, check out
Here Are The 12 Oldest Towns In Colorado… And They’re Loaded With History.