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Adolph Coors

Added by yongli on 02/03/2017 - 21:43, last changed on 02/03/2017 - 21:46
Adolph Coors (1847–1929) immigrated to the United States in 1868 after serving as a brewery apprentice in western Germany and then in the Kingdom of Prussia. After working in Chicago breweries, he moved to Colorado in 1872 and purchased a bottling company. He transformed it into the Coors Brewing...

Caroline Bancroft

Added by yongli on 05/13/2016 - 16:32, last changed on 12/01/2016 - 08:29
Caroline Bancroft (1900–85) was a prominent author, journalist, organizer, and socialite in twentieth-century Denver. Bancroft’s extensive writings on Colorado’s local history established the importance of the genre and served as an example for generations of historians who followed in her...

David H. Moffat

Added by yongli on 01/30/2017 - 11:14, last changed on 01/30/2017 - 11:17
David Halliday Moffat (1839–1911) left a lasting impression on Colorado from his involvement in many industries, including banking, mining, and railroads. Through his civic involvement in Denver , Moffat helped the city develop financially and industrially. His most significant contribution to...

Emily Elizabeth Wilson

Added by yongli on 08/30/2016 - 12:37, last changed on 12/01/2016 - 08:29
Emily Elizabeth “Emmy” Wilson (1902–63) was a well-known Colorado business owner, entrepreneur, and socialite who ran the Glory Hole Tavern, a popular establishment in Central City . Wilson and her tavern played an integral role in reviving the ex-mining town’s social and cultural scene, and for...

Frank P. Marugg

Added by yongli on 08/31/2016 - 11:28, last changed on 12/02/2016 - 17:03
Frank Marugg (1887–1973) was an inventor who developed the “Denver Boot,” a device that immobilizes a vehicle for ticketing purposes. Despite a lifetime of pursuits in various other industries, the boot remains the most notable achievement of Marugg’s professional career. Still, his life story...

Gray Goose Airways

Added by yongli on 08/31/2016 - 13:31, last changed on 12/02/2016 - 17:03
Denver’s history is full of innovation and success associated with the emergence of air travel, but perhaps just as many ventures failed. Though Gray Goose Airways was ultimately unsuccessful, founder Jonathan Edward Caldwell was doggedly persistent in its development and displayed an unwavering...

Henry Teller

Added by yongli on 08/12/2016 - 14:09, last changed on 09/09/2016 - 11:40
Henry Moore Teller (1830–1914) was a successful Colorado businessman, lawyer, and politician. His business and legal interests, which included mining and helping to organize the Colorado Central Railroad , were surpassed only by his political achievements. Teller served five full terms as US...

Josephine Roche

Added by yongli on 03/31/2017 - 14:56, last changed on 03/31/2017 - 14:56
Josephine Aspinwall Roche (1886–1976) was a Colorado industrialist, labor advocate, and politician known for her role in reforming the Colorado coal industry in the 1930s. The daughter of a wealthy coal baron, Roche improved miners’ working conditions and pay when she took over the Rocky Mountain...

Max Goldberg

Added by yongli on 08/15/2016 - 16:08, last changed on 09/09/2016 - 13:36
Max Goldberg (1911–72) was a pioneer of early television broadcasting and a television personality in the 1950s and 1960s. Goldberg worked to promote the growth of television in Denver , and his weekly talk show On the Spot set the stage for television’s early success in the local market. Today,...

Painter Family

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 11:00, last changed on 01/23/2017 - 11:00
The Painter was a prosperous ranching family in Colorado during the early 1900s. Even though ranching went into universal decline following a brutal winter in 1886, the Painter family remained successful due to equal parts luck, persistence, and scientific management of their cattle herds. They...

Verner Zevola Reed

Added by yongli on 04/27/2017 - 12:46, last changed on 04/27/2017 - 12:50
Verner Zevola Reed (1863–1919) was one of Colorado’s most successful businessmen, playing a central role in the development of mining operations during the Cripple Creek Gold Rush and for the US oil industry. Early Life and Business Ventures Born in 1863 on an Ohio farm, Reed grew up in Iowa. By...

Walter Paepcke

Added by yongli on 11/16/2015 - 12:59, last changed on 03/17/2017 - 10:24
Walter P. Paepcke, a Chicago businessman, was pivotal in developing Aspen into a resort known for its exceptional skiing and as a hub for intellectuals, artists, politicians, and celebrities. Paepcke’s efforts have made Aspen stand out among Colorado’s many ski towns and resorts. Born on June 29,...

William Jackson Palmer

Added by yongli on 08/01/2016 - 13:33, last changed on 04/15/2017 - 10:54
William Jackson Palmer (1836–1909) was a Civil War general, railroad tycoon, and founder of Colorado Springs . Though a Quaker from Delaware, Palmer fought for the Union Army during the Civil War. After the war, he moved west and became a civil engineer and philanthropist who played an integral...

William Larimer, Jr.

Added by yongli on 05/18/2016 - 15:35, last changed on 03/16/2017 - 11:52
General William Larimer, Jr. (1809–75), was a prominent nineteenth-century town promoter, prospector, and legislator in the Kansas and Colorado Territories. He is known for establishing the city of Denver . Larimer’s life serves as an example of the pitfalls of conducting business in the American...

William “Cement Bill” Williams

Added by yongli on 08/15/2016 - 15:55, last changed on 03/23/2017 - 11:02
William “Cement Bill” Williams (1868–1945) was a prominent contractor, political agitator, and personality in Golden during the early 1900s. Williams’s tireless campaigning brought crucial road construction to Golden, much of which he built himself. Today, Williams’s legacy as a businessman and the...
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