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Baron Walter von Richthofen

Baron Walter von Richthofen

Added by yongli on 07/08/2020 - 16:07, last changed on 10/18/2022 - 08:51

Montclair, Colorado

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Baron von Richthofen (1859–98) was a flamboyant, versatile booster and developer who came to Colorado in 1878; he was one of many Germans who constituted the state’s largest foreign-born contingent between 1880 and 1910. Richthofen invested in Denver real estate, helped establish the suburban town...


Added by Nick Johnson on 11/20/2022 - 09:38, last changed on 11/20/2022 - 09:40
Situated on the east side of Denver and rising some 330 feet above the State Capitol ’s gold dome, the town of Montclair was platted in 1885. The common French place-name means “clear mountain,” and Montclair was so named for its panoramic view of the Front Range between Pikes and Longs Peaks . At...
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