A ride on the antique Carousel of Happiness in Nederland, Colorado. Mount fantastic hand-carved animals and soak in the playful, joyous atmosphere as old-fashioned music and smiling volunteers ensure the merry-go-round lives up to its name.
My first foray into what I hope is a long-running series: ghost towns. First up, Dearfield, Colorado, founded by O. T. Jackson in 1910. It's the site of a former African-American agricultural colony that thrived until the Great Depression and Dust Bowl of the 1930s. Here are photos of the ramshackle remains.