Robert Brown for Colorado Reflections
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Robert (Bob) L. Brown professor at the University of Colorado and the University of Denver briefly discusses the books he has written. Brown describes Christmas celebrations during the early parts of Colorado history starting with one of the first celebrations in Colorado during the 1806 expedition led by Zebulon Montgomery Pike. Brown discusses the Christmas dinner during the John C. Fremont expedition of 1848 the Christmas Day Massacre of 1854 at Fort Nepesta (now known as Pueblo) the first account of a Christmas tree being decorated at a Colorado fort in 1855 town celebrations at the skating rink in Gold Hill of Boulder County and finally the turkey shoot at Knute's saloon in Leadville. Discusses the account of the first Christmas in Denver in the early 1860s which centered largely around the banquet.