A History Behind the History: Boulder’s Silvia Pettem

I get so excited to write a historical piece about Boulder County because I know that I will always turn up something unexpected, whether it’s a detail about the naming of a place, an anecdote, or the roots of a crazy yet meaningful tradition. Whenever I’ve been researching a historical piece, I have always found myself touching on a work by Silvia Pettem, who I very quickly learned upon moving here is Boulder’s foremost historical writer and researcher.

Read my article with Your Boulder, “The History Within the History: Boulder’s Silvia Pettem,” for a brief ode to some of Pettem’s contributions to and works within Boulder’s expansive canon.

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