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Chicago-Colorado Colony

Added by yongli on 12/06/2017 - 12:21, last changed on 03/19/2021 - 17:58
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 Historic Districts

Added by yongli on 08/25/2017 - 11:32, last changed on 04/08/2020 - 11:13
The East and West Side Historic Districts in Longmont are located east and west of Main Street and south of Longs Peak Avenue. They contain many of the city’s earliest homes. The East Side Historic District includes 67 historic houses and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in...

Mary Lord Pease Carr

Added by yongli on 12/01/2021 - 14:58, last changed on 12/01/2021 - 14:58
Mary Carr (1838–1933) was a dedicated philanthropist, cofounder of Longmont ’s first public school and one of its first teachers, charter member of the National Woman’s Relief Corps , and an activist for women’s suffrage and equality. She helped shape modern Colorado by aiding in the establishment...

William H. Dickens

Added by yongli on 12/06/2017 - 13:51, last changed on 11/11/2019 - 11:48
William Henry Dickens (c. 1842–1915) was a homestead er , farmer, and businessman in the St. Vrain valley. A prominent early citizen of Longmont , Dickens built the Dickens Opera House , established Farmers National Bank, and helped organize the Farmers Milling and Elevator Company, among other...
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