Where the Columbines Grow

Once a year at Cragmor Sanatorium in the 1910s-'20s the patients and doctors reversed their roles for a day. The Cragmor Frolics (or Follies) were times when the invalid residents could participate in fun and games to the best of their abilities: wheelbarrow races, sputum cup folding, riding on the shoulders of nurses, juggling, cards, etc.

In 1915 the state of Colorado adopted a new State Song, Where the Columbines Grow, which is known to have been performed at Cragmor. The actual last verse has been rewritten to reflect the residents point of view.

Performed during the live version of The Sun Palace at UCCS by performers from VAPA.