2014 Hall of Fame and Historic Preservation Awards

Our annual event October 16 at the Mt. Vernon Country Club was enjoyed by more than 100 attendees, as we celebrated history in Jefferson County last week. The Hall of Fame event is the culmination of annual efforts of the Jefferson Co. Historical Commission. Our thanks go to David Peterson for sharing these photos.

The 2014 Norm and Ethel Meyer Award for Historic Preservation was presented to Friends of Dinosaur Ridge for their 25-year efforts to protect and interpret historic dinosaur discoveries and sites along the Front Range. Sam Bartlett, a member of the Friends’ Board of Directors, accepted the award.

Nominators Beth Simmons (center) and John Ghist (right) present landmark plaque to Tim Sandsmark.

Nominators Beth Simmons (center) and John Ghist (right) present landmark plaque to Tim Sandsmark.

In addition to the above awards, the Hall of Fame event celebrates new county landmarks, National Register sites, and Writers’ Award winners. The Friends of Dinosaur Ridge were on hand to present this year’s landmark plaque to Jefferson Co. Open Space for the newly rediscovered Arthur Lakes Quarry #1. Tim Sandsmark (left in photo) accepted the marker for JCOS. Beth and John recently completed a new guidebook to the historic quarries and discoveries.

Suzi Morris, of Conifer Historical Society and Museum, accepts National Register plaque from Rita Peterson.

Suzi Morris, of Conifer Historical Society and Museum, accepts National Register plaque from Rita Peterson.

The Conifer Junction Schoolhouse received National Register recognition. Kirsten (left) was the researcher and author of the successful National Register nomination. The State Register site, Bradford Junction, is in the same area. Read more in this magazine excerpt.

The 2014 edition of our annual Historically Jeffco magazine was also distributed at this event. Review the magazine’s contents here; the entire issue will be online in January 2015. Look for copies at your local historical society soon; they are free to members.

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