Summer Attractions Colorado 1917, School

For the summer season 1917, the Union Pacific Railroad produced a tourist brochure that included educational opportunities. “Three of the leading educational institutions of Colorado conduct summer schools which rank with the best in the United States.”

Colorado State Normal School, Greeley, Colo.—Summer School. June 18 to July 28, 1917. Both regular and special faculty, with lectures by leading educators of the United States. Weekend visits to Estes Park arranged.”
          “University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.—Fourteenth annual summer session June 25 to August 4, 1917. Two hundred courses. Daily open lectures of general interest and educational value.”
          “Colorado Agricultural College, Fort Collins, Colo.—Summer season opens June 18 and closes July 28, 1917. Courses in Agriculture, Mechanical Arts, Automobile and Tractor Engineering, Home Economics, and Teacher Training.”
          “The Y.M.C.A. Estes Park Conference opens June 7 and closes September 3. It is in the nature of a religious chautauqua. This well equipped permanent camp, with accommodations for 500 guests, is open to the public.”

Photo of the Colorado State Normal School courtesy Denver Public Library, Western History Collection

Quoted text from a free promotional booklet “Colorado for the Tourist,” produced by the Union Pacific Railroad for the summer tourist season of 1917.


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