Monday, December 17, 2012

Photo Of The Week: Aurora Democrat Office

Aurora Democrat Office (courtesy Aurora History Museum)

Taken in March of 1911, Raphael Gwynn, editor of the Aurora Democrat/Adams County News, sits in his office. Behind him hangs a 1908 map of Denver. His office was located at 9736 Colfax Avenue, however, at that time, if a newspaper wanted to publish legal notices for a specific county that paper had to be printed in that county. Mr. Gwynn wanted to include information for both Adams & Arapahoe counties, but his office was on the south side of Colfax (in Arapahoe County). In order to print Adams County legal notices, he set up a small press in the back of a barber shop on the north side of Colfax and printed the Adams County News in that location.

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