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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...

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...

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,...

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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