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Denver Stories

If you know and love Denver like we do, or you’re just learning to, you surely have some tales to share — or something that only you would be able to tell — from your own perspective. I Am Denver is us. It’s our history told in our voices, through our stories about our families, neighborhoods, schools and favorite restaurants. Ourselves. 


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Read more stories from our storytelling labs and special storytelling projects

Results 21 - 30 of 39

May 30, 2019

Storytelling Lab: Community Remembers Park Hill

Storytelling Lab: Park Hill Neighborhood

May 28, 2019

Storytelling Lab: Ashley Elementary School Students Talk Tacos And Other Favorite Foods

Storytelling Lab: Ashley Elementary School

May 17, 2019

23rd Avenue Sculpture Studio Welds Northside Denver Community For Another Generation

The 23rd Avenue Sculpture Studio, founded by the late Dennis West, has been a mainstay on 23rd and King Street in the North Denver neighborhood for the past 26 years.

Apr 17, 2019

María Corral: The Good and Bad Memories of Growing Up in West Denver

María Corral has fond memories of the West Denver neighborhood where she grew up — despite its dangerous side.

Apr 16, 2019

Nothing But Suitcases

An eight-page comic that tells the story of a family who became homeless after the mother's job offer and housing fell through.

Apr 15, 2019

A Dream Come True

Gloria Soto moved from Miami to Denver to go to law school in 2000. She explains why it was a dream come true.

Apr 12, 2019

Working in the Harlem of the West

To be able to work in the Five Points neighborhood, also known as the Harlem of the West, is a dream come true for Dele Johnson.

Apr 11, 2019

88-Year-Old Denver Public Library Volunteer Still Going After 27 Years

Miss Edna Williams, a volunteer at the Ford-Warren Branch Library for almost 30 years, describes moving to Denver with her four children in 1968, after fleeing an abusive husband in Florida.

Apr 10, 2019

"We Love Denver"

Best friends Shannon Lukeman and Tahverlee Anglen share their fun outlook on life.

Apr 02, 2019

Getting an Unexpected Gift After a Broncos Game back in the 80s

Jane Hillson's I Am Denver story is about a surprising thing that happened to her after a Broncos game.

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Office Of Storytelling

Rowena Alegria, Chief Storyteller
Office of Storytelling - Human Rights & Community Partnerships
City and County of Denver
720 -865-9084




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