Episode 7: Dick Kreck on the History of Denver and the Wild West

June 23, 2016
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During a recent trip to Denver, Bob and Ben were fortunate enough to sit down with journalist and historian Dick Kreck at the historic Brown Palace hotel for a conversation about the history of Denver and its establishment in the 19th and early 20th century. Dick Kreck has more than four decades of experience as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner, The LA Times, and The Denver Post, and has published numerous books on the history of Colorado and the west (links below). Kreck shared his incredible knowledge about western migration, the construction of the trans-continental railroad, and the ways that the Denver of the 21st century reflects the region’s past. 


Dick Kreck speaks with Ben Sawyer and Bob Crawford at the historic Brown Palace Hotel.

Dick Kreck speaks with Ben Sawyer and Bob Crawford at the historic Brown Palace Hotel.



The Brown Palace in Downtown Denver, CO was opened in 1892. (photo: www.brownpalace.com)

The Brown Palace in Downtown Denver, CO was opened in 1892. (photo: www.brownpalace.com)

Links:
Dick Kreck, Murder at the Brown Palace: A True Story of Seduction and Betrayal (Fulcrum Publishing, 2003).
Dick Kreck, Hell on Wheels: Wicked Towns Along the Union Pacific Railway (Fulcrum Press, 2013).
-Brown Palace Hotel Website
J. Anthony Lukas, Big Trouble: A Murder in a Small Western Town Sets off a Struggle for the Soul of America (Simon & Schuster, 1997). 

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