Post by Doris McCraw
writing as Angela Raines
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As the Christmas Holiday draws nearer, I decided to take a look back at how the people of Colorado saw the day. Sometimes the most interesting and diverse information comes from advertisements.
I've chosen three short pieces from historic newspapers to share with you.
This first one is an ad for a company called Ashard & Co. in Golden, Colorado. I find it fascinating that Santa Claus is an old German friend who has had some hard times. Even more fascinating is his clerk is Kris Kringle who has sent a message to the business that 'Christmas was kept in the same good old style as in Days of yore.'
|Colorado Miner December 23, 1869|
|Rocky Mountain News December 24, 1869|
|Rocky Mountain News December 24, 1867|
Colorado and Women's History