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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...

Justina Ford House

Added by yongli on 08/29/2016 - 15:30, last changed on 11/18/2019 - 13:22
Built in 1890 at 2335 Arapahoe Street in Denver , the Justina Ford House served for forty years as the home and office of Colorado’s first black woman physician. In 1984 the house was moved to save it from demolition, and after renovations it opened at 3091 California Street as the new home of the...

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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