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Boulder

Added by yongli on 02/22/2017 - 12:34, last changed on 10/23/2019 - 10:46
Boulder is Colorado’s eleventh-most populous city, twenty-five miles northwest of Denver , nestled against the foothills of the Front Range . Home of the University of Colorado (CU), the city has a population of 97,385 and is the seat of Boulder County . Boulder was founded during the Colorado Gold...

Boulder County

Added by yongli on 12/28/2015 - 15:47, last changed on 10/23/2019 - 13:38

Boulder County

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Boulder County encompasses 740 square miles of the western plains and Rocky Mountains in north central Colorado. The county straddles three unique geographic zones: mountains in the west, plains in the east, and a natural trough that runs between the plains and foothills. Its western boundary,...

Boulder Flood of 1894

Added by yongli on 08/15/2016 - 14:28, last changed on 10/08/2019 - 08:42
The 1894 Boulder flood was a natural disaster that reshaped the landscape of Boulder County , wiping out some communities and forcing others to come together to rebuild. Like other extreme weather events, the 1894 deluge played an integral role in the development of the affected communities. Some,...

Carol Taylor

Added by Greg Vogl on 08/01/2019 - 11:57, last changed on 10/11/2019 - 11:04
Carol Taylor is a local historian and researcher with expertise creating compelling public programs and interpretive writing for historical exhibits. She has worked with partners such as the Native American Rights Fund, National Park Service, Colorado Music Hall of Fame, Boedecker Theater at The...

Clara Brown

Added by yongli on 08/20/2019 - 14:48, last changed on 09/28/2019 - 01:07
Clara Brown (c. 1803–85) was an ex-slave who became a philanthropist, entrepreneur, and humanitarian in Denver and Central City . She is said to be the first African American woman to have traveled West during the Colorado Gold Rush . While in Central City, she established Gilpin County ’s first...

Colorado Chautauqua

Added by yongli on 05/17/2017 - 16:26, last changed on 08/29/2017 - 08:04
Established in 1898 on what was then a barren mesa south of Boulder , Colorado Chautauqua has been providing education and entertainment programs for well over a century. Originally founded by Texas educators, the Chautauqua in Boulder was part of a nationwide movement emphasizing intellectual and...

Front Range

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 16:06, last changed on 10/08/2019 - 09:48
The Front Range is a corridor of the Rocky Mountains and surrounding land stretching 200 miles from the Wyoming border on the north to the Arkansas River on the south. The western border of the Front Range consists of a collection of high mountain ranges, from the Medicine Bow and Laramie Mountains...

Gold Hill

Added by yongli on 05/03/2017 - 16:54, last changed on 07/26/2019 - 12:04
Gold Hill was established in 1859 as the first permanent mining camp in the Colorado mountains. Located at an elevation of about 8,300 feet in Boulder County , the town experienced several booms and busts before settling into a small-scale tourist economy in the twentieth century. Today Gold Hill—...

Oliver Toussaint Jackson

Added by yongli on 09/29/2016 - 14:47, last changed on 12/10/2018 - 09:11
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...

Silvia Pettem

Added by yongli on 11/27/2018 - 15:11, last changed on 10/03/2019 - 12:30
Silvia Pettem is a longtime Boulder County resident who has been poking around historic sites for at least forty years. Her research and writing has evolved into two niches –– Boulder County history and missing persons/unidentified remains –– and she has authored more than a dozen books including...
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