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Entries by Kate Kelly from 08/2008

Democratic Convention 2008 vs. 1908

| Posted 08.20.2008 | Politics

It is interesting to note that Denver has hosted the Democrats one time previously -- exactly 100 years ago, in July of 1908.

White Versus Green Convention

| Posted 08.20.2008 | Huffington Post

As the Democrats of 2008 prepare for the "greenest" convention ever, people might like to know that in 1908 the goal of the convention organizers, with access to Rocky Mountain snow in July, was to make it the "whitest" ever.

Denver Convention 1908: When Candidates' Families Called It As They Saw It

| Posted 08.23.2008 | Politics

John W. Kern, a well-liked Democratic politician from Indiana, became his party's choice for vice president in 1908: On July 11, 1908, The Rocky Moun...

Denver 1908: Women Participate for First Time

| Posted 08.25.2008 | Politics

Though the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution giving women the right to vote was not ratified until 1920, women in Colorado had earned the right to vote before this time.

The Hillary Factor: Denver Convention, 1908

| Posted 08.26.2008 | Politics

While Denver was no "good luck" charm for the 1908 nominee William Jennings Bryan, the Democrats and the newspeople of today might be heartened to be reminded of how the nomination unfolded.

Where is the Candidate? (1908)

| Posted 08.27.2008 | Politics

As was customary in 1908, the candidates themselves did not attend the nominating conventions.