Subject: Cotopaxi - History of Russian Jews in Colorado #general


Sabra Waldfogel <sawaldfogel@...>
 

I was fascinated by this discussion, since I never knew there were Jews
in Cotopaxi, Colorado. I wanted to add a coda in reference to the
origins of the Jewish community in Denver. In the early years of the
20th century, Denver was a center for the treatment of tuberculosis.
Jews >from crowded urban centers, who were most prone to the disease
ironically called "the Jewish asthma," were sent to Denver for treatment
that took advantage of the mountain air.

Sabra Waldfogel
Minnesota

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