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  • Adolph Coors, c. 1900

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    Adolph Coors (1847-1929) was a brewery apprentice in western Germany before moving to the United States in 1868. He worked in Chicago breweries until 1872, when he moved to Colorado to begin his own brewery in Golden.
    Adolph Coors, c. 1900
  • Coors Advertisement, c. 1890

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    Adolph Coors began brewing beer in Colorado in 1872; by the time this advertisement was printed in 1890, Coors was a millionaire.
    Coors Advertisement, c. 1890



Russ Banham, Coors: A Rocky Mountain Legend (Lyme, CT: Greenwich, 1998).

Dan Baum, Citizen Coors: An American Dynasty (New York: William Morrow, 2000).

The Golden Civic Foundation

William Kostka Sr. The Pre-Prohibition History of Adolph Coors Company, 1873–1933 (Golden, CO: Adolph Coors Company, 1973).

Kenneth Rock, German Footprints in Colorado, 1858–1983 (Denver: Committee for the German Heritage Festival, Rocky Mountain Office of the Institute of International Education, and the Goethe Club of Denver, 1983).

Additional Information: 

Coors Brewery Tours, Golden, Colorado (MillerCoors).

Suicide at the Cavalier Hotel,” Hampton (Virginia) Roads Pilot, November 9, 2006.