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Anne Evans

Added by yongli on 10/14/2020 - 12:44, last changed on 09/03/2021 - 08:06
Anne Evans (1871–1941) was a Colorado civic leader and patron of the arts who transformed the Denver cultural community. Among her numerous activities, Evans started and helped guide the Denver Art Museum to national prominence, assisted in the development of the Denver Public Library , led the...

Anne Evans Mountain Home

Added by yongli on 06/28/2017 - 14:41, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 06:40
The Anne Evans Mountain Home is a rustic cottage built by Anne Evans at an elevation of about 8,200 feet on her family’s large ranch in the Upper Bear Creek watershed in eastern Clear Creek County . Completed in 1911, the house was notable for its vertical log construction and artistic interiors,...

Elbert County

Added by yongli on 04/27/2017 - 16:44, last changed on 11/20/2022 - 22:23

Elbert County

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Elbert County, named for former Colorado territorial governor Samuel H. Elbert , covers 1,851 square miles on the Great Plains southeast of Denver . It is bordered to the north by Arapahoe County , to the east and south by Lincoln County , to the south by El Paso County , and to the west by Douglas...

John Evans

Added by yongli on 01/16/2020 - 15:22, last changed on 11/15/2022 - 09:39
John Evans (1814–97) served as second governor of Colorado Territory , from 1862 to 1865. His role in precipitating the massacre of peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians at Sand Creek in November 1864 forced him to resign. A doctor and Methodist minister who helped found Northwestern University in...


Added by yongli on 02/01/2017 - 13:48, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 06:40
Morrison is a small tourist-oriented town of restaurants and antique shops located along Bear Creek in the valley south of Red Rocks , about fifteen miles southwest of Denver . Established in 1872, the town relied on George Morrison’s quarrying industry in its early years but gradually shifted to a...

Riverside Cemetery

Added by yongli on 10/16/2020 - 11:43, last changed on 11/24/2022 - 04:44
Riverside Cemetery was established along the South Platte River in 1876, making it the oldest surviving cemetery in Denver . It is the final resting place for many prominent early Coloradans, including John Evans , Augusta Tabor , Miguel Otero , and Barney Ford . The seventy-seven-acre cemetery was...

Sand Creek Massacre

Added by yongli on 09/19/2019 - 13:42, last changed on 11/16/2022 - 08:05
On November 29, 1864, US volunteer cavalry killed at least 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho people—mostly women, children, and the elderly—who were camped peacefully along Sand Creek in what was then Colorado Territory . Learning about the Sand Creek Massacre encourages people to reflect on the ways the...

The Civil War in Colorado

Added by yongli on 09/13/2022 - 14:14, last changed on 10/26/2022 - 00:41
Colorado’s role in the American Civil War (1861–65) was part of a broader geopolitical contest: control of the American Southwest. The war began in 1861, just two years after the Colorado Gold Rush and mere months after Congress established the Colorado Territory . Although the territory was...

William Gray Evans

Added by yongli on 05/18/2022 - 09:59, last changed on 11/12/2022 - 18:57
William Gray Evans (1855–1924) was a Denver businessman best known as the Denver Tramway Company president. The son of Territorial Governor John Evans , he was involved in many of Denver’s early foundational enterprises and played an integral role in constructing the Moffat Tunnel . During the...
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