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An article on the boomtown of Laramie, Wyoming in 1887, highlighting the city's many opportunities, but also its failure to confront its rising moral challenges, particularly prostitution, drinking, and gambling. The metaphorical comparison to Sodom…

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In an editorial comments, the Fort Collins Courier lambasts the numerous residents of City of Denver, who it calls "Sodomites of the capital city" for their overwhelming votes in the U.S. presidential contest for William Jennings Bryan over William…

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The Loveland Reporter characterizes a recent nasty campaign and election in Denver, leading to comparisons between Denver and Sodom.

1916, Dec 1_Wicked New York.pdf
The Fort Collins Weekly Courier reports on a judge from Florida who compares the city of New York with Sodom.

1904, Feb 24_What does he mean.pdf
A correspondent from Pierce, Colorado is reprinted here in the Fort Collins Weekly Courier after he warns that Fort Collins and Greeley "not even to look toward Sodom." The Fort Collins papers suggests no one knows what the correspondent is talking…

30 Dec 1908, 6 - The Larimer County Independent at Newspapers.com - Copy.pdf
A report from the Fort Collins Weekly Courier on Rev. W.H. Head's sermon against the sinfulness of Chicago. Particular attention is paid to the "First Ward Ball," described as an "annual event" held in Chicago that was a "second Sodom and Gomorrah."…

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A Fort Collins newspaper makes a metaphorical comparison between Denver's morals (as revealed by a recent election) and the morals of Sodom and Gomorrah.

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In an 1882 article in the Fort Collins Courier, the city was labeled a "modern sodom."
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