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Property Name Winks Panorama (BI)
Reference Number 13001035
State Colorado
County Gilpin
Town Pinecliffe
Street Address 213 Winks Way
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 10/15/2014
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Winks Panorama is significant under Criterion A at the national level in the areas of Ethnic Heritage: Black and Social History as a historic African-American resort of the segregation era in the Rocky Mountain West for the period 1925 to1965. The property retains the atmosphere of the peaceful mountain oasis that it once offered to African-American vacationers with few options for travel and leisure due to the restrictions of segregation. The Lodge is highly significant for what it can tell us about African-American life in the early twentieth century. Resistance to segregation and de facto status as second-class citizens took many forms, including the creation of African-American community enclaves such as Lincoln Hills, the setting of Winks Lodge. Winks Lodge is further significant at the national level in the area of Entertainment I Recreation for the period 1925-1965 as an exemplification of the efforts of earlytwentieth-century African Americans to create their own opportunities for vacationing, recreation and leisure in response to their exclusion in Colorado from white-dominated venues under segregation.

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