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Keep You Informed Of Chinese Culture In Colorado Springs

Newsletter        23 October 2022| Issue 2022-04 

Looking Back at History:

The Birth of the Republic of China and Denver in 1911

On 10 October 1911, an armed rebellion against the ruling Qing dynasty took place in Wuchang (part of Wuhan), Hubei Province, China. This uprising became the beginning of a revolution that successfully overthrew China's last imperial dynasty. On that day,10 October 1911, one of the leaders of the revolution, Dr. Sun Yat-sen, traveling in the US and raising funds for China, stayed in Room 321 of the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver. It is believed that he received a telegraph from China calling him back to lead the revolution. Dr. Sun managed to get back to China in December 1911 and became the first President of the Republic of China on 1 January 1912. 

The Brown Palace preserved this history and Dr. Sun's sign-in signature. You can also find more details from the interview with John Yee, a local historian in Denver. 

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Frost Descent

(shuāng jiàng 霜降)

The weather becomes cold and frost begins to form. For sure we will see snow covering Pikes Peak.

Herb teas for this term (Oct. 23 - Nov. 7):

  1. Ginger and brown sugar tea, fresh and sliced ginger boiled with brown sugar for 7 minutes
  2. Lemon grass and black tea (1:1)

Instruction: Numbers indicate portions of each herb. Soak herbs in hot water for a few minutes. Honey or crystal sugar can be added for sweetness. 

The first Chinese restaurants in Colorado Springs

According to Mel McFarland, a local historian, the first Chinese restaurant in Colorado Springs was in downtown after World War II. It was the Grand Cafe, at Colorado and Tejon. The same owner likely opened another restaurant called the Golden Dragon later in Colorado Springs. Click here to read McFarland's short article about them. 

There is for sure evidence to support the existence of these two restaurants. Here is Grand Café's AD on matchcover and here is the Golden Dragon's Paper Place Mat in the 1960s. 

Events & Announcements

21 January 2023

The celebration of the Chinese New Year Festival has been updated to Saturday, January 21st, 2023. The Community Cultural Collective will be hosting a select number of cultural events at the City Auditorium prior to its planned renovation in early 2023…and CSCCI's Festival made that select list. We will therefore be staging the Festival back at the City Auditorium just prior to the start of renovations.

Click here to check out the details of the 24th Chinese New Year celebration in Colorado Springs. 

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