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Colorado Launches Interactive History and Heritage Timeline on COLORADO.com
Jun 21, 2010 (11:06 AM EDT)


Explore Colorado's Storied Past

DENVER, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Visitors planning their summer vacation can explore Colorado's rich history and cultural heritage, from the pre-historic era to modern day, on the Colorado Tourism Office's brand new History and Heritage interactive timeline on www.COLORADO.com (http://www.COLORADO.com/swf/chtmain.html).

The Colorado History and Heritage Timeline presents the state's cultural experiences in a broader context and in a visual and interactive way. The new timeline also allows one to dive deeper into specific periods that interest them; the mining boom, for instance.  Timeline navigation is viewed by time period, regions of the state and categories such as Colorado people, ancient people, frontier life, mining boom, 20th century and ancient history. Photo mosaics and thematic videos guide users along through descriptions and links relevant to other site and content within www.COLORADO.com.

The significant places that represent Colorado's history form the foundation for the Interactive Timeline, such as the westward expansion and frontier life. Colorado's history is brought to life via images, videos, links directly to historic sites and activities and article suggestions.  For instance, selecting Frontier Life brings up images and information on everything from the Pawnee Pioneer Trail and Bent's Old Fort to Buffalo Bill's Grave and Museum. The timeline features links to Colorado's storied past, through the state's scenic and historic railroads, scenic and historic byways, ghost towns and more.  

"The Interactive Timeline provides visitors and residents alike with an opportunity to explore the authentic sites that represent Colorado's significant history," said Steve Turner Director of the State Historical Fund. "This timeline is a tangible representation of our important partnership with the Colorado Tourism Office and we are excited to see this new content come online."  

"The interactive timeline represents an online central online hub focusing on the people, places and events that helped shape Colorado's rich cultural tapestry," said Dan Klinglesmith, interim director of the Colorado Tourism Office.  "Colorado wanted to give visitors a window into our history, from prehistoric dinosaurs and ancient civilizations to the recent past."

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For more information or a copy of the 2010 Colorado Official State Vacation Guide, visit www.COLORADO.com or call 1-800-COLORADO. Media are invited to visit the Colorado Media Room at www.COLORADO.com/mediaroom. Follow Colorado on Twitter at www.twitter.com/colorado or Facebook at www.facebook.com/visitcolorado.

Contact:  Roland Alonzi, MMG Mardiks, 646-442-6765 / ralonzi@mmgmardiks.com

SOURCE Colorado Tourism Office