Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Elitch Gardens in Denver, Colorado

Good evening readers,

This link is rich with the history of Elitch Gardens in Denver, Colorado. Elitch's Zoological Gardens opened in 1890 and was the first zoo located west of the Mississippi.

John and Mary Elitch owned and operated the Gardens. When John died, Mary operated the zoo and was the first woman to do so. That is a fun fact.

To see pictures and learn more, click here.



  1. I didn't know that Elitch's was first a zoo. How interesting!! Thanks for sharing. :0)

  2. That is so good to know....I love history...