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  History of Colorado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
During the period 1832 to 1856 a number of trading posts and small settlements were established along the Arkansas River as well as on the South Platte near the Front Range.
Arapaho — Algonquian-speaking tribe that migrated westward to the base of the Rocky Mountains in the late 19th century and settled on the piedmont and the eastern plains.
Until the 1880s, the Utes controlled nearly all of Colorado west of the continental divide, a situation that eroded after the silver boom of 1879.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/History_of_Colorado   (514 words)

 Brief History of Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The population of the Colorado Territory is 25,371.
Colorado College is founded at Colorado Springs; territorial legislature appropriates $15,00 for University of Colorado at Boulder, on condition that equal sum is raised by that city.
Colorado is dubbed the "Hate State" when Colorado voters approved Amendment 2 on Nov. 3, 1992, changing the state constitution to prohibit laws aimed at protecting gays and lesbians against discrimination.
hometown.aol.com /vikkigray/3rd.htm   (5668 words)

Palmer's & his colleagues' intentions were to establish Colorado Springs as a resort in the Rocky Mountains for the genteel rich- set in a locale where the climate was friendly & the scenery some of the best one could find, while both acted as a tonic and diversion to the tourist.
Another point of interest, especially for fans of Victorian architecture, is the small cottages frequently seen to the rear of the bigger homes in the older parts of town where TB patients might have chosen to stay for months at a time, rather than the larger sanatoriums.
The Colorado Springs of the 90's remains at heart the city it was born to be.
www.cospgs.com /history.html   (1206 words)

 Earthquake Hazards Program: Earthquake History of Colorado
Colorado is considered a region of minor earthquake activity, although there are many uncertainties because of the very short time period for which historical data is available.
It was felt at Laramie, Wyoming, to the northwest, east to Goodland, Kansas, and south to Pueblo, Colorado.
The northwestern corner of Colorado was shaken by a light earthquake on September 24 at 10:58 a.m.
neic.usgs.gov /neis/states/colorado/colorado_history.html   (2809 words)

 Mining History of Colorado
Colorado’s largest gold discovery was the Cripple Creek district in 1893.
Many uranium deposits were discovered in the southwestern portion of Colorado and in the Front Range during the 1950s.
Colorado is famous for its aquamarine, rhodochrosite, beryl, and diamond gemstones.
www.yampavalley.info /ag_and_envir0111.asp   (589 words)

 Colorado Highways: History
When Colorado became a territory in 1861, the Kansas Legislature already had authorized some toll roads and bridges, one of which was a toll bridge over the Arkansas River at Pueblo, built in 1860.
The CAC and the Colorado Chapter of the National Good Roads Association (1905) persuaded the legislature to pass a bill in 1909 to establish the Colorado Highway Commission, and it became effective Jan. 1, 1910.
Colorado led the country in the use of convict labor until ending it in 1926.
www.mesalek.com /colo/history.html   (2327 words)

 Colorado Ski History
The first documented use of skis in Colorado, as reported in Frank Hall’s History of Colorado, occurred during the winter of 1859-60 in a snow-locked mining camp along the Blue River near present-day Breckenridge.
Father Dyer (Colorado Ski Hall of Fame) was one of the early settlers in Buckskin Joe (on the eastern slope of Hoosier Pass) in 1861.
It was the beginning of the ski-sport in Colorado and it was to change the state forever.
www.skimuseum.net /historycol.html   (1406 words)

 Colorado History Pages   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
A brief outline of the history of the state of Colorado.
For thousands of years the area now called "Colorado" was inhabited by various Indian tribes such as the Arapahoe, the Utes, and the "Anasazi" (Ancestral Pueblo).
The settlers were often brutal with the Native Americans who lived in Colorado, forcing them off of land, raping Indian women, and plundering the environment from which Indians made their livelihood.
spot.colorado.edu /~dylan/History.htm   (1341 words)

 colorado river history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Sunset The history of the Colorado River mirrors the history of the American west.
History of the Colorado river and the Black Canyon region.
LCRA History The Colorado River is the largest river entirely within the...
www.colorado-2005-2006.com /30/colorado-river-history.html   (316 words)

 snowboarding history for colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Colorado Ski and Snowboard Museum/Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame was established in 1976.
The Colorado Ski Museum/Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame is a non-profit...
History of the Colorado Ski Museum/Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.
www.getsnowboardinfo.com /67/snowboarding-history-for-colorado.html   (343 words)

 Colorado Family History Links
This section of Family-History-Links.com consists exclusively of links to Colorado data records and web sites for use in your family history and genealogy research.
This is not a comprehensive list as very large lists of Colorado genealogy resources require far too much work to sift through.
We are looking for sites and pages which provide large amounts of useful data, citing sources for the data, and which are focused on some larger aspect of Colorado genealogy or family history.
www.family-history-links.com /USA/Colorado   (259 words)

 The History of Colorado AIM
Colorado AIM blocks the parade and four arrests are made.
August 14- Colorado AIM congratulates Wellington Webb on election And demands the re-establishment of American Indian Advisory Council, and the abolition of Columbus Parade and statue.
Colorado AIM security is outstanding; Klan gets pummeled and are escorted away under a heavy police presence.
www.coloradoaim.org /history.htm   (1660 words)

 Colorado History
This page is for me a place to collect all of my facts, stories, and information on the topic of Colorado history.
I've given a couple talks to high schools students in the Berlin area on the topic of Colorado history and through this have collected some of the basic stories and facts.
As a result, the ute tribe was moved to barren lands in Utah and the glorious western slope of Colorado was thrown open to white settlement." Marshall Sprague analyzes the event by telling the stories of Nathan Meeker and Chief Ouray, showing the good and evil sides of both.
userpage.fu-berlin.de /~tanguay/colorado_history.htm   (622 words)

 History of Colorado
he vast Colorado River collects water from the highest Rocky Mountain peaks and traverses the widest plateaus, the deepest canyons, and the lowest deserts before emptying into the delta of northern Mexico.
But in the hands of one of the West’s great writers, Frank Waters, the history and lore of its past make irresistible reading and a resounding case for mankind’s respect for the environment.
Frank Waters (1902-1995) wrote fiction, history, anthropology, and biography, often with a deep spiritual dimension drawn from his experiences among the native people of the Southwest.
www.ohiou.edu /oupress/colorado.htm   (172 words)

 The Colorado Lottery: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
The Colorado Lottery underwent a major computer conversion in May. Changes included new state-of-the-art terminals that produce Powerball, Lotto and Cash 5 tickets faster, and ticket checkers so players can scan tickets to see if they are winners.
On September 1, celebrations were held in Pueblo, Denver, Colorado Springs, Fort Collins and Grand Junction to honor the Lottery's first distribution of funds to Colorado residents.
The General Assembly passed House Bill 1080, establishing a state sweepstakes, subject to voter approval at the 1976 general election, with 100 percent of the proceeds, after expenses and prizes, to be allocated to the Conservation Trust Fund for local parks, recreation and open space projects.
www.coloradolottery.com /about/history.cfm   (2568 words)

 Highways of Colorado
1-Nov-05: The multiple-personality disorder that afflicts Colorado voters once again shows itself, with voters approving Referendum C but defeating Referendum D. While Ref C will cause there to be some new funding to CDOT, the defeat of Ref D puts the status of the 55 bond projects up in the air.
Other pages include a history of roads in Colorado, and a narrative of what I call the 470 Saga back in the 1970s.
It is in no way part of or endorsed by the Colorado Department of Transportation, the E-470 Public Highway Authority, or any other official agency.
www.mesalek.com /colo   (724 words)

 History of Colorado Railcar
In 1999, Princess took delivery of two more Ultradomes from the newly reorganized Colorado Railcar, formerly Rader Railcar II in Ft. Lupton, bringing their operating fleet to 10.
According to Rader, Colorado Railcar Manufacturing was created to avoid the possibility of its customers becoming involved in the Florida Fun Train dissolution.
With many metropolitan areas looking for alternatives that will help take cars off of their congested highways, the touring of its DMU is attracting a great deal of interest, as well as its first orders.
www.trainweb.org /ultradomes/history.html   (1433 words)

Here are a few pieces of history by old timers from Old Colorado City.
Martin W. Drake, born in Colorado City in 1899, recalls the daily routine of the local "herd boy" in the early 1900s.
Louis Unser, a patron uncle of the racing Unser Clan who began their racing career in Colorado City, reminisces about Laura Belle, the queen of Colorado City's red light district, circa 1915.
history.oldcolo.com /history/oralhist/oralhist.html   (375 words)

 History: Frisco, Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Frisco's present was shaped by its past - a colorful era when crusty miners spent as much time in brawdy saloons as they did protecting their claims.
At nearly 9,000 feet elevation, the spunky little town found itself at the center of Colorado's mining boom as stagecoach and two major railroad routes converged there.
Frisco's Old Schoolhouse, converted to a town museum, is rich with displays of mining, railroad and Colorado pioneer history.
summitnet.com /Frisco/his.html   (140 words)

 Colorado Genealogy & History Books
A History of Kiowa County 1880-1980: a Kronicle of Kiowa County
History of the Franciscan Sisters (From Saltzkotten Germany) of the Province of St. Clara in the United States of North America...
Homesteading the Dryland: A History of Northeast Weld County, Colorado
www.theoldentimes.com /co_genealogy_books.html   (2068 words)

 History - Westminster, Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
A must for ayone who is interested in local history.
A history of every school that has ever been in School District 50.
A look at the Women who helped make Westminster the city it is today.
www.ci.westminster.co.us /city/history/whspub.htm   (154 words)

 Colorado history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Henrietta has lived in Colorado all her life.
She's never quite forgiven her mother for going to Decatur, Illinois, to have her (Her grandfather was a doctor there), but she did grow up in Englewood.
Colorado Attitudes in the 1920's (June 1, 2001)
www.henriettahay.com /colorado.htm   (71 words)

 Colorado History: Your best source for Colorado History information, county, museums, ghost towns, mines, mining camps, ...
Your Best Source for Colorado history, ghost towns, mines, mining camps, railroads, stage stops, Doc Holliday, counties, museums, historical societies, Chambers of Commerce, books, and videos.
Your Best Source for Colorado History information, ghost towns, mines, mining camps, railroads, stage stops, Doc Holliday, information about each county, museums, historical societies, Chambers of Commerce, and Colorado history related books and videos.
You'll also find information on the history of that county, as well as info on ghost towns in that county and where to find museums, chambers of commerce, historical societies, etc.
www.coloradohistory.com   (305 words)

 Company History - Little Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
Little Colorado, Inc is a family run business that has been manufacturing handcrafted solid wood children's furniture since 1987.
Little Colorado products are featured by many catalogs and E-tailers such as LL Bean, Amazon.com,Back to Basics Toys, One Step Ahead, Hearthsong and many others.
Copyright © 2002 by Little Colorado, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
www.littlecolorado.com /history.html   (203 words)

 Colorado Cultural History - Artslynx Colorado Arts Resources
Note: Titles that do not link have been de-linked because the org moved its web address without notifying Artslynx of the address change.
To help defray costs of operating this free service, there will be a fee for restoring such links.
Colorado Historical Society, Office of Archeology and Historical Preservation
www.artslynx.org /colorado/hist.htm   (200 words)

 Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration (DPA) Division of Information Technologies (DoIT)
Colorado Department of Personnel and Administration (DPA) Division of Information Technologies (DoIT)
Customers: The State Archives public research room is open on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of each week, excluding state holidays.
This search box searches Colorado State Archives ONLY.
www.colorado.gov /dpa/doit/archives   (90 words)

 History in Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
f you know of a Colorado historical site or institution that is not listed below, please contact us at Public History at UCD.
We would also be happy to set a link to any historical site.
We are pleased to thank the Colorado Historical Museum for the information that formed the basis for this list.
www.historyincolorado.org /colorado2.htm   (485 words)

 Colorado Genealogy & History: Old News from Colorado
Colorado Genealogy and History: Old News from Colorado
This special section of The Olden Times features an index of old newspaper articles about Colorado history and Colorado families.
Rocky Mountain Boom Town: A History of Durango
theoldentimes.com /old_news_co.html   (340 words)

 History of Colorado
Colorado Kids Page - Colorado History - Colorado Legislative Council
This site provides information about Colorado's history and geography.
ALHN American Local History Network Providing a central web presence for the State of Colorado.
cybersleuth-kids.com /sleuth/Geography/United_States/Colorado/History   (199 words)

 Colorado History Museum, Denver | MyTravelGuide.com
If you are interested in finding out more about Colorado and the west, then this is the place to go.
Hotels Nearby Colorado History Museum (+ Add nearby cities)
Improve the Colorado History Museum listing by providing a photo, description or suggesting a correction.
www.mytravelguide.com /attractions/profile.jsp?objectid=78275005   (309 words)

 History of Milliken, Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-20)
It has 207 pages filled with the history of the Milliken and surrounding area and includes over 170 pictures and images.
A History of Milliken, Colorado is published in Cincinnati on brilliant coated paper and bound using the "Perfect Bind" process.
The book's price (see below) has been set as close to "break even" as possible for this first printing.
www.madeiracityschools.org /milliken/book   (186 words)

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