Reimagining Post-Industrial Golden

When:
July 13, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
2022-07-13T18:00:00-06:00
2022-07-13T19:30:00-06:00
Where:
Golden History Museum
923 10th Street
Golden
CO 80401
Cost:
$0 members; $10 non-members
Contact:
303-278-3557

Reimagining Post-Industrial Golden

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In the late twentieth century, cities that were once home to industrial hubs had their populations decline as more Americans moved to the suburbs. To entice tourists back into post-industrial places, city planners, business leaders, and political actors began a decades long process of reimagining industrial zones. Tourists wielding cameras, parking meters, and gift shops replaced smelters, factory workers, and mills. This conversation addresses how Golden repurposed some its own industries into tourist attractions and transformed itself from a thriving but smaller town to a preferred tourist destination.


About the presenter: Bianca Barriskill

Bianca Barriskill is a public history graduate student at the University of Colorado Denver. Her academic focus is American capitalism, and her working thesis is a history of the environmental justice surrounding Denver’s Elyria-Swansea neighborhood. This year Bianca is looking forward to co-publishing a paper with her brother, Jay, who is also a graduate student of the sociology department at the University of Colorado Denver.



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