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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 31 - 39 of 39

Apr 2, 2019

Lady Llorona in Denver

Photo Story: Karen Gonzales shares her version of "La Llorona" story, which takes place in the West Colfax neighborhood.

Mar 21, 2019

Denver in the 1940s

Photo Story: Joe Aguirre shares his first vision of the City of Denver.

Mar 21, 2019

Mayor Hancock Remembers Manual High School

Mayor Michael Hancock reminisces about his time as a student at Manual High School in the 1980s. Watch as he gets personal and recounts his experiences at the historic high school, see some of his old yearbook pictures and discover laugh with him as he shares some Manual Thunderbolt wisdom!

Mar 21, 2019

Growing Up in the Five Points Neighborhood

Denver resident Jazz Martinez reminisces about growing up in the Five Points neighborhood.

Mar 20, 2019

My Family is Denver

PhotoStory: Todd Matuszewicz shares the story of over 100 years of family in Denver.

Mar 20, 2019

Finding My Identity in Denver

Photo Story: Aubriana Askins shares her story about finding her identity at Denver South High School.

Mar 20, 2019

Coming Back to Denver

Photo Story: Stacy Shigaya talks about how she left as a child and her efforts in "coming back to Denver".

Mar 20, 2019

Hutchinson Park Resident Shares Why She Moved to Denver

Brooke Collins, a resident of the Hutchinson Park neighborhood, shares why she moved to Denver.

Mar 20, 2019

A Denver Wish for Equitable Bliss By Kim Vetter

Slam poetry extraordinaire Kim Vetter shares her “Denver Wish for Equitable Bliss” in a performance that will keep you entertained and will pump you up for what the City of Denver has accomplished and what’s still yet to come.

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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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