Surrounding the Celestial Seasoning Tea Factory in Boulder, Colorado, is a densely populated prairie dog preserve. This post tells you why it's there and shows you a few pictures of the cute western rodents.
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.