Sunday, April 8, 2018

Karl Christian Krumpholz

Karl Christian Krumpholz
The Colfax Museum would like to recognize all of the creative people that have contributed to our cause. It's so true that Colfax Avenue has inspired countless painters, photographers, musicians, poets, writers, artists and creative types of all kinds
Today we want to thank the incredible Karl Christian Krumpholz, a brilliant artist and true Colfax devotee, for his contributions to our museum, including this Schuyler Colfax illustration. Vexatious Rickets indeed!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Aurora PUTT-PUTT Golf Course


The PUTT-PUTT mini golf course used to be at East Colfax and Lima Street. They later added bumper cars too!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Bat Masterson

Bartholemew William Barclay "Bat" Masterson was a U.S. Army scout, lawman, professional gambler, and journalist known for his exploits in the 19th and early 20th-century American Old West.

Bat Masterson is a name synonymous with fearlessness, gun fighting, and lawmen. Sports connection? Masterson, notorious for his connection to gambling and prize fights, wrote his first sports columns for George’s Weekly, a Denver based newspaper. Because of his standing in the boxing world, he started a promotion company with the sports editor of the Denver Post, Otto Floto. To say the relationship and partnership ended poorly wouldn’t be giving it justice. In addition to constantly trading barbs via their respective columns, in July 1900, the two openly brawled in the streets, which included Masterson beating Floto senseless with his cane. The Masterson-Floto chapter ended with Floto employing a hired gun to “take care of” Masterson, but nothing ever came of it as Masterson left Denver for New York in May 1902.

He was last sighted in Denver at the Schotz Drug Store at the corner of Colfax Avenue & Broadway.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Star Bread Sign

 This Star Bread sign used to be visible from the Colfax Avenue Viaduct.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Davies' Chuck Wagon Diner

Davies' Chuck Wagon Diner: A West Colfax Institution, shown here with The Colfax Museum curator Jonny Barber in 2018. #westcolfax

Monday, April 2, 2018

Marley Liquor

With all the dispensaries in town, I thought Marley Liquor was a little bit comical, and very Colfax! They even have a boot to boot! (photo by Jonny B.)