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Dearfield

Added by yongli on 06/02/2017 - 13:05, last changed on 11/21/2019 - 10:59
Established on May 5, 1910, by a young entrepreneur named Oliver Toussaint Jackson , Dearfield was an agricultural colony for black people about twenty-five miles southeast of Greeley . For two decades nearly 700 black people worked to transform the rolling desert hills into a thriving farm...

Oliver Toussaint Jackson

Added by yongli on 09/29/2016 - 14:47, last changed on 11/11/2019 - 10:24
Oliver Toussaint “O. T.” Jackson (1862–1948) was an entrepreneur and prominent member of black communities in Denver and Boulder during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In 1910 he founded Dearfield , an-all black agricultural settlement some twenty-five miles southeast of Greeley...
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