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Barney Ford

Added by Nick Johnson on 12/10/2015 - 14:54, last changed on 10/18/2022 - 13:43

Barney Ford

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Born into slavery in 1822, Barney Ford escaped to freedom and moved to Colorado in 1860. He soon became a successful businessman and an influential civic leader who pushed for Colorado statehood with suffrage for all. Ford died in Denver in 1902 and has been recognized for his contributions to the...

Barney Ford's People's Restaurant

Added by Nick Johnson on 12/10/2015 - 14:58, last changed on 11/18/2019 - 13:19
In 1863 the black pioneer Barney L. Ford built the People’s Restaurant at 1514 Blake Street in Denver . The success of the restaurant helped make Ford into one of the the state’s most influential black business and civic leaders. Although the building has undergone extensive alterations since Ford’...

Breckenridge Historic District

Added by yongli on 11/04/2015 - 15:27, last changed on 09/30/2022 - 02:43
Settled as a gold-mining camp in 1859, Breckenridge has gone through a series of booms and busts typical of Colorado’s mining towns. The advent of skiing in the 1960s revived the town after decades of stagnation, bringing modern development but also greater interest in historic preservation. Today...


Added by yongli on 08/03/2016 - 15:33, last changed on 01/26/2023 - 07:42
Denver is the capital of Colorado and the twenty-first largest city in the United States, sprawling over six counties and 3,497 square miles of the High Plains and the Rocky Mountain foothills. Centered at the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek , the city and county of Denver...

Riverside Cemetery

Added by yongli on 10/16/2020 - 11:43, last changed on 11/24/2022 - 04:44
Riverside Cemetery was established along the South Platte River in 1876, making it the oldest surviving cemetery in Denver . It is the final resting place for many prominent early Coloradans, including John Evans , Augusta Tabor , Miguel Otero , and Barney Ford . The seventy-seven-acre cemetery was...
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