The current issue of Discover magazine features articles on an extinct amusement park in Golden, the celebrated East Tincup, as well as our Indigenous Connections Project. We’ve published a short excerpt in the magazine, but you can get the entire report at no cost.
Top stories in fall 2022 Discover magazine
For a few short years, Golden was home to two different theme parks. East Tincup and Magic Mountain Amusement Park each drew inspiration from stereotypical elements of the American West. Both held official grand openings in 1960 and were located a scant half mile apart on Colfax Avenue in south Golden. Sadly, both succumbed to mismanagement and financial problems soon after opening. Read the whole story in Discover.
Native American history and connections to the Clear Creek Valley and table lands of the central Colorado Front Range extend back for more than 12,000 years. Contemporary Native American communities continue to view this place as an aboriginal homeland and a living landscape. However, today’s historical narrative of the region largely excludes Indigenous people and their values. Want to learn more? Check out the magazine.
Finally, do you know what Golden’s most famous landmark is? Get the magazine to see if you’re right and then learn the details about how and why it was built.
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