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Did Colorado Really Hold the World’s First Rodeo?

The red and white sign on the side of the road proudly states you have entered the “Home of the World’s First Rodeo”.  While the town of Deer Trail, Colorado, is quite certain the contest between a group of cowboys in July 1869 was the world’s first organized rodeo, towns in Texas, New Mexico and…

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Fritchle Electric: A Surprising Tale of Denver’s First 100-Mile Electric Car

The electric automobile has gained popularity over the last decade. Advancements in battery technology has made the electric car more practical and reliable. While Colorado isn’t known for automobile manufacturing, it wouldn’t be surprising that an electric car manufacturer would set up shop in Denver. Oliver Parker Fritchle, a chemist and electrical engineer developed a…