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  • Adams County

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    Adams County, located just north of Denver, is home to more than 440,000 Coloradans.
    Adams County
  • Adams County on Google Map

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    Adams County is the fifth-most populous of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado.  The county seat is Brighton. The county is named for Alva Adams, Governor of the State of Colorado. Population: 469,193 (2013) County seat: Brighton Area: 3,066 km²
    Adams County on Google Map
  • Alva Adams

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    Adams County was named for Alva Adams, the fifth, tenth, and fourteenth governor of Colorado.  
    Alva Adams
  • Rocky Mountain Arsenal

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    This photo shows the South Plants of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal chemical complex, about ten miles northeast of Denver, in 1970. The US Army built the facility in 1942 to manufacture chemical weapons; in 1952, Shell Oil began leasing the south plants to  manufacturers of fertilizers and pesticides.
    Rocky Mountain Arsenal
  • Beet Inspector in Brighton, 1939

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    A worker inspects washed beets at the Great Western Sugar Factory in Brighton in 1939. The factory operated from 1917 to 1977.
    Beet Inspector in Brighton, 1939

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