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Byers-Evans House

Added by yongli on 03/13/2020 - 14:45, last changed on 04/17/2020 - 12:43
Built in 1883, the Byers-Evans House at 1310 Bannock Street in Denver is a Victorian mansion notable for its association with two of the city’s most influential early families. William Byers , who built the house, had established the city’s first newspaper, the Rocky Mountain News , and during his...

Chicago-Colorado Colony

Added by yongli on 12/06/2017 - 12:21, last changed on 07/31/2020 - 11:34
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...

Elizabeth Byers

Added by yongli on 04/10/2020 - 15:37, last changed on 09/15/2020 - 16:07

Elizabeth Byers

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Elizabeth “Libby” Minerva Sumner Byers (1834–1920) was a Colorado social reformer who arrived in Denver in the summer of 1859 and spent the next six decades establishing and supporting the city’s early charitable organizations, schools, and churches. Her focus on the poor led her to found...

Longmont

Added by yongli on 12/11/2017 - 13:09, last changed on 06/07/2020 - 01:07
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,...

William N. Byers

Added by yongli on 01/16/2020 - 15:27, last changed on 06/11/2020 - 15:29
William Newton Byers (1831–1903) founded the first newspaper in Colorado, the Rocky Mountain News (1859–2009) and was Denver ’s biggest booster during the city’s early days. Byers used his newspaper as a platform for his advocacy, as his knowledge of the territory allowed him to broker land deals...
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