The current issue of Discover magazine features articles on an extinct ski area near Golden, the celebrated Gem Theatre once located on Washington Ave., and the story behind the early agricultural uses in the area. We trust you’ll enjoy this one.
Top stories in spring 2022 Discover magazine
Colorado’s high, arid climate is not often associated with lush agricultural production. When Edwin James, member of the Stephen Long Expedition of 1820, passed through the region he wrote that the Great Plains were “uninhabitable by a people depending upon agriculture for their subsistence.” Learn how creative irrigation changed all that starting in 1859.
Did you ever catch a film in the Golden Gem before it closed in 1975? Even if you didn’t, you can enjoy some first-person accounts in this issue from a few who did.
Finally, if you miss Meyer Hardware like we do, this issue’s reminiscence from Steve Schaefer and some bonus photographs featured in the online collection are sure to bring back some great memories.
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