See a visual history of the 4th of July in Colorado

Posted at 6:33 PM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 20:33:32-04

DENVER -- Parades, fireworks and eating contests have always have been a part of Colorado’s Independence Day festivities. And come this Tuesday, those traditions will once again be on full display.

Take a stroll through Colorado’s history as we look back at Fourth of July celebrations through the years. The historical black-and-white photos from the Denver Library’s digital catalog paint a festive and patriotic picture of the Centennial State.