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Arapahoe County

  • Arapahoe County

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    Arapahoe County, named for the Arapaho people, covers 805 square miles and is home to more than 572,000 Coloradans.
    Arapahoe County
  • Arapahoe County on Google Map

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    Arapahoe County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. It is the third-most populous county in Colorado. The county seat is Littleton, and the most populous city is Aurora. Area: 2,085 km² Population: 607,070 (2013) County seat: Littleton
    Arapahoe County on Google Map
  • Arapaho Camp

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    Arapahoe County is named for the Arapaho Native Americans, who frequented the area from the 1820s to the late 1860s. The Arapaho followed buffalo herds across the plains during the summer, hunted in the mountains of the Front Range in fall, and spent the winter along the foothills.
    Arapaho Camp
  • Colorado Freedom Memorial

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    The Colorado Freedom Memorial in Aurora was completed in 2013 to honor all Colorado veterans who were killed or missing in action. More than 6,000 names are etched into the memorial’s glass panes.
    Colorado Freedom Memorial
  • Arapaho Camp, 1858

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    Arapaho camp across Cherry Creek from the gold seekers camp in 1858.
    Arapaho Camp, 1858
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