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Jefferson Territory

Colorado Territory

Added by yongli on 02/25/2016 - 14:22, last changed on 08/01/2020 - 08:40
The Territory of Colorado (1861–76) was the predecessor to the state of Colorado , created on February 28, 1861. The territory was formed in response to the secession crisis as well as a massive influx of white immigrants seeking their fortunes during the Colorado Gold Rush . It was organized by an...

Mount Vernon

Added by yongli on 02/01/2017 - 14:00, last changed on 01/18/2020 - 10:43
The town of Mount Vernon was established in 1859 at the base of Mount Vernon Canyon, west of Denver . The town is best known as the home of Robert W. Steele , who made it the de facto capital of the unofficial Territory of Jefferson while he was governor in 1859–61. Today two early stone houses...
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