Colorado State Capitol

Kerouac mentions the State Capitol in both ‘Windblown World’ (‘Last night I saw bats flapping about the Golden Dome of the State Capitol’) and ‘Visions Of Cody’, where he calls it ‘… the big dumb Capitol building’ (I suppose he doesn’t take that literally, as he calls the undoubtedly beloved downtown streets of Denver ‘dumb’ … Continue reading


Then the train came

… As I write this at midnight now she’s somewhere near Omaha. (Windblown World, p.202) He’s talking about his mum who, at that time (July 1949), left Denver again where Kerouac had bought a house for the whole family – his mum didn’t like Denver, so she left for New York with him following later … Continue reading