Rob Natelson is not just a constitutional scholar and lawyer. He is also a trained historian. And in his latest research he has uncovered the story behind one of Colorado’s official icons: Where the Columbines Grow—the official state song.
This is the centennial year for Where the Columbines Grow, a state anthem like no other. It unfairly neglected today—and sometimes the politically-correct sneer at it. But there is a fascinating history behind Columbines, and Coloradans can be proud of both the composer and the song itself.