Compiled by Rosemary Lewis for the Sesquicentennial, 2010-2011.
Jefferson County is celebrating 150 years since its establishment as one of the seventeen original counties in Colorado Territory. PastPort is a program designed to encourage visitation and appreciation of local historic sites within the County. For 2010-2011, eight special sites have been selected that have attained recognition on the National Register of Historic Places or as a National Natural Landmark, with a road trip on a National Scenic Byway thrown in for extra fun. From the Denver suburbs to the Rocky Mountain forests, these places showcase what makes Jefferson County unique.
We encourage explorers, young and old, to take a trip through time in their own back yards, from the Age of the Dinosaurs to the Gold Rush to the 20th Century. You will visit mansions and sod houses, ghost towns and thriving cities.
Elementary-aged explorers who visit all eight of the sites by August 1, 2011 and have their PastPorts stamped will receive a special-issue Time Traveler badge. Just download the following pages, get on your walking shoes, and open your imaginations to living history.