THERE IS NO SINGLE WAY TO INTERPRET HISTORY. Depending on your interests and what questions you ask, new relationships can be discovered between the people, places, and things that are part of your everyday surroundings. By examining history at the local level, Creative History's goal is to teach you where to look for resources, how to become a better researcher, and challenge you to examine sources from different perspectives to create a richer understanding of the past.

THE MAIN EVENTS
Explore local history by reading a case study of the 1894 Boulder County, Colorado flood.

A CLOSER LOOK
Discover the backgrounds of some of the people, places, and businesses involved in the flood. Find out how and where resources were found, questioned and interpreted.

KEYS TO LOCAL HISTORY
Learn more about how to research your local and regional archives and take lessons from the case study to apply creatively to your own research project.


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