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Boulder County

Added by yongli on 12/28/2015 - 15:47, last changed on 04/28/2019 - 01:07

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,...

Burlington (Boulder County)

Added by yongli on 12/06/2017 - 12:19, last changed on 03/26/2018 - 14:10
Burlington was a small homestead community along St. Vrain Creek , near present-day Longmont . Founded in 1860 by prospector Alonzo N. Allen, Burlington was named after Burlington, Iowa. The settlement grew to a population of about 150 before the Chicago-Colorado Colony absorbed it in 1871. The...

Cardinal Mill

Added by yongli on 05/21/2018 - 16:14, last changed on 12/10/2018 - 09:11
Located about two miles west of Nederland in western Boulder County , the Cardinal Mill processed gold, silver, and tungsten ore from its parent mine, the Boulder County Tunnel, as well as other local mines between 1902 and 1942. The Cardinal Mill was an essential part of the area’s tungsten boom...

Chicago-Colorado Colony

Added by yongli on 12/06/2017 - 12:21, last changed on 12/10/2018 - 09:11
The Chicago-Colorado Colony (1871–73) established the city of Longmont near the confluence of St. Vrain and Left Hand Creeks in 1871. Financed by wealthy Chicagoans and consisting mostly of immigrants from the Midwest, the colony was an agricultural community that emphasized thrift, temperance, and...

City and County of Broomfield

Added by yongli on 10/03/2016 - 14:28, last changed on 02/16/2018 - 13:26
The City and County of Broomfield encompasses about thirty-three square miles on the Front Range in central Colorado, mainly between US Highway 36 and Interstate 25 southeast of Boulder . Broomfield supports a population of 65,065 and borders Boulder County to the northwest, Weld County to the...

Front Range

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 16:06, last changed on 01/06/2018 - 01:07
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 08/25/2017 - 20:47
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—...

Longmont

Added by yongli on 12/11/2017 - 13:09, last changed on 01/29/2019 - 01:07
Longmont is a city of about 92,000 along the Front Range in eastern Boulder County . Named after the prominent Longs Peak to the west, the city was founded in 1871 by members of the Chicago-Colorado Colony , near the confluence of Left Hand and St. Vrain Creeks. After its founding,...

Longmont Carnegie Library

Added by yongli on 07/05/2017 - 12:22, last changed on 03/26/2018 - 14:10
Built in 1913, the Carnegie Library at Fourth and Kimbark Streets in Longmont served as the city’s public library until 1972, when it was remodeled to house city offices. The Longmont Carnegie Library was one of thousands of similar libraries donated to communities across the United States by steel...

Silvia Pettem

Added by yongli on 11/27/2018 - 15:11, last changed on 05/12/2019 - 08:24
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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