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Chicago-Colorado Colony

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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 12/02/2019 - 01:07

Fourth & Main, c. 1900

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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,...
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