Ever since Western settlers dreamed of deserts in bloom, men have chased the mirage of more water than these arid lands can provide. "Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting" describes the urgent struggle every generation of Coloradans faces to control this fleeting resource -- creating hydrodynamic history through structures that can propel water to run uphill toward money, and power.
Descend into the magical Fairy Caves - dubbed "The 8th Wonder of the World." Hidden inside Glenwood Spring's Iron Mountain, this living cave network inspires awe. But the caverns were nearly lost to time and were closed for over 80 years - until an engineer who happened to be a caver had a vision of how to return the magic to this fantastical place.
A printing press in the Old West was considered to be a "civilizer." So when the newspaper in the tiny town of Mancos imported a high-end printer from back East in 1911, it was the beginning of a real community. 100 years after the Cranston Press first hit Mancos, a wild twist of fate led to its re-discovery and restoration. Now this incredibly rare press is back - creating a new community.
Starting as a small horse exhibition in 1869, the Colorado State Fair has become the largest summer event in Colorado. How did the small fort town of Pueblo become the fun capital of Colorado summers? From livestock to peach pie contests. From big-name entertainment to little kids' 4H. Go behind the scenes to see how the Fair really runs. It's more fun than you can poke a corn dog at!
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