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This resource guide is for researchers who wish to explore more about the "Los Seis de Boulder" car bombings in Boulder, Colorado in May 1974, through primary sources, books, related databases, digital humanities projects, and film and video.  It also contains information about the "Los Seis de Boulder" community sculpture project, completed and installed on the CU Boulder campus in 2019.

The first car bomb killed Neva Romero, Una Jaakola, and Reyes Martinez on May 27, 1974 at Chautauqua Park in Boulder.  Less than 48 hours later, a second car bomb exploded on May 29, killing Florencio Granado, Heriberto Teran, and Francisco Dougherty in the parking lot of Pudlik's Liquor Store and Burger King on 28th Street and Canyon Boulevard.  A seventh man, Antonio Alcantar, Jr., was also injured in the May 29th bombing.

The six who died are now known as "Los Seis de Boulder" (or, "the Boulder six").  Five of the victims identified as Chicano/a, and all were involved in El Movimiento (the Chicano social justice movement). 

Image credit: El Diario de la Gente, Volume III, Number 1, June 11, 1974, p. 1.  Source: Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection