Thursday, January 18, 2018

Virginia Dale



This plaque in Virginia Dale, Colorado reads: Famous stage station on the Overland Route to California 1862-1867, established by Joseph A. (Jack) Slade and named for his wife, Virginia. Located on the Cherokee Trail of 1842, it was a favorite camp ground for emigrants. Vice President Colfax and Party were detained here by Indian Raids in 1865. Robert J Spotswood replaced Slade.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Letters to the Editor

Hi Jonny,

I'm trying to get some info on this but I was driving east on Colfax one afternoon about 4 and
there were maybe 6 or 8 Klieg lights set up all around Pete's and camera and sound guys and about 100 people all around so I pulled over to see what all this was about...walked through the crowd and up to the front window off the sidewalk and there was RODNEY sitting at the counter doing his lines....for what I remember as a commercial for KBPI but this doesn't work on my researching....he was in town for something else and did this in between...I was there maybe 20 mins watching when  Rodney took a smoke break and stood maybe 5 feet from me when he got pestered for autographs so he had to GET RESPECT..."Hey - I'm WORKIN" he shouts out and took a real deep drag at that point....this was about 1990 I think but I'm still looking..

I know Denver VERY well from having lived there for 37 years...I once lived at 1469 Garfield St back in '73 and '74...right next to the used car lot of ROSEN NOVAK FORD and just caddy corner across the alley from MR VON'S ALAMO..got some stories about that place...

Regards,

Tim White

REPLY: You're right, Tim White! Rodney filmed this movie in Denver. Not really on par with Easy Money or Back to School, but what can I say...he gets no respect!
 
 
Filming locations: Denver, Littleton
Film office description: "In order to impress his boss and move upward in his company, Chester Lee (Rodney Dangerfield) decides to coach his employee daughters soccer team. He uses his fiance's son in order to ensure the success of his new soccer team."

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Omar Khayyam

The Omar Khayyam in Aurora, Colorado, featuring continuous dinner and supper dancing for your enjoyment. It's Different. Colfax, East of Fitzsimons.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Studio Colfax presents Maynard Tischler

Artist Talk #1: Maynard Tischler

We are hosting our very first artist talk, and you're invited!
Saturday, January 27th at 4 pm.

Maynard is a legendary ceramicist in Denver.  He taught at the University of Denver from 1965-2009.  His work can be seen in the Kirkland Museum, the Denver Art Museum, as well as private collections nationwide. Join us in a discussion on life, art, and how to integrate both in the current climate. He will also bring what he's working on now, something wearable on sale at the shop this spring....

Find out more at StudioColfax.com

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Schuyler Colfax, R.I.P.

Jonny Barber as Schuyler Colfax
Colfax Avenue namesake, and former Vice President under Ulysses Grant, Schuyler Colfax died of a heart attack on January 13, 1885, in Mankato, MN while changing trains in sub-freezing weather. Join us tonight at The Owl Saloon for the first proper wake of its' kind ever held in Denver for the Honorary Schuyler Colfax, the man who ratified the 13th Amendment freeing the slaves! Colfax Avenue also turns 150 this year, as it was first named in 1868. Photo by Doc Bones Photos at 1900 E. Colfax Avenue in Denver. Costume by Disguises Costumes at 9797 West Colfax Avenue in Lakewood.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Cliff's Mobil Service


Colette Venverable Annas sent this photo in to us, and we are forever grateful. This was her grandfather's gas station! Cliff’s Mobile Service 1949 Colfax and Vaughn. Owner Cliff Venerable Sr.