On the ninth day: Tour Local
There is much to explore throughout Boulder County. Over the years, Historic Boulder has led walking tours of Mapleton Hill Historic District, the Downtown Historic District and other neighborhoods including Goss Grove – home to many of Boulder’s early black families. We’ve offered behind-the-scenes tours of Louisville, Niwot, Gold Hill and more. From Boulder’s early beginnings as a mining supply town to celebrating its glorious mid-century architecture, we have something for everyone.
Next October, we are creating a special tour of haunted places for History Colorado and will repeat the tour for the public. In the interim, check out Boulder Walking Tours or Banjo Billy’s bus tours – we have collaborated with both in the past. Grab a walking tour brochure at the Convention and Visitors Bureau – another partnership – or click here. Hit the pavement yourself or share with friends and family who are visiting. See the best of Boulder up close and personal and watch for new tours in 2016.
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Take the road less traveled and explore history in your own back yard like visiting the landmarked Ruth Cave Flowers house located at 2019 Goss Street. The house was built in 1921 by Ruth Cave Flowers and her grandmother, Minnesota Waters. Dr. Flowers was the first black graduate of CU after not being allowed to graduate from Boulder Preparatory School because of her race. Later she attened law school and received her Ph.D in foreign languages at Catholic University of America. She returned to Boulder in 1959 and lived in this house until her death in 1980.
Historic photo courtesy of the Carnegie Branch Library for Local History.