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Boulder

Added by yongli on 02/22/2017 - 12:34, last changed on 11/03/2017 - 01:07
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...

Central City–Black Hawk Historic District

Added by yongli on 12/19/2016 - 14:19, last changed on 08/29/2017 - 08:07

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Central City and Black Hawk took shape during the boom years after John Gregory discovered gold on May 6, 1859, near the North Fork of Clear Creek in what is now Gilpin County . For much of the 1860s and 1870s, the area was the richest mining region in Colorado, and Central City rivaled Denver as...

Clear Creek County

Added by yongli on 01/30/2017 - 11:05, last changed on 09/04/2017 - 01:07
Clear Creek County lies thirty miles west of Denver on the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains. One of Colorado’s seventeen original counties, it covers 396 square miles and spans Clear Creek Canyon , from which it takes its name. Clear Creek County has a population of 9,303 and is bordered by...

Colorado Gold Rush

Added by yongli on 05/06/2016 - 14:50, last changed on 11/09/2017 - 01:07
The discovery of gold near present-day Denver in 1858–59 drew thousands of people to present-day Colorado, prompting the political organization of first a US territory and later a state. Many current cities and towns, including Denver , Boulder , Black Hawk , Breckenridge , and Central City , were...

Denver

Added by yongli on 08/03/2016 - 15:33, last changed on 10/29/2017 - 01:07
Denver is the capital of Colorado and the twenty-first largest city in the United States, sprawling over six counties and 3,497 square miles of the High Plains and the Rocky Mountain foothills. Centered at the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek , the city and county of Denver...

Douglas County

Added by yongli on 02/21/2017 - 16:36, last changed on 10/31/2017 - 09:25
Douglas County covers 843 square miles between Denver and Colorado Springs on the western Great Plains along the Front Range . The county was established in 1861 as one of the original seventeen counties of the Colorado Territory . It is bordered to the north by Arapahoe County , to the east by...

Gilpin County

Added by yongli on 11/14/2016 - 10:51, last changed on 11/16/2017 - 01:07
Gilpin County, located in the high country east of the Continental Divide some thirty-seven miles west of Denver , was established in 1861 as one of the original seventeen counties of the Colorado Territory . The county encompasses about 150 square miles of mountainous terrain that ranges in...

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—...

Jefferson County

Added by yongli on 03/31/2017 - 16:35, last changed on 11/05/2017 - 01:07
Jefferson County, commonly referred to as “Jeffco,” is named after former president Thomas Jefferson and covers 774 square miles in central Colorado west of Denver. Jeffco is bordered to the north by Boulder and Broomfield Counties, to the east by Adams , Denver , Arapahoe , and Douglas Counties,...
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