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Notice posted February 2019: This site is no longer being updated. For news from the Jefferson County Historical Commission, please look for us on Facebook (@JeffcoCOHistoricalCommission) or at the Jefferson Co. website. We are also on Twitter, @JeffcoHistory. Posts and … Continue reading

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2017 Hall of Fame October 12!

This event is free of charge, however space is limited. Please RSVP TODAY to: Dennis Dempsey, at 303-271-8734 or Download detailed invitation.

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Historical Books, Launch and Signing August 23

Historical Authors Hank Alderfer and Others Host Book Launch and Signing at Augustana Elk Run August 23 Evergreen, CO CONTACT: Kristina Sherwood, 303-679-8777 X 1604 Some of life’s greatest pleasures can be found between the covers of a book, and … Continue reading

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Hank Alderfer’s Yesteryear

Yesteryear: Tales from Colorado Front Range Mountain Communities by Hank Alderfer, with Barbie Alderfer Last night, November 30, 2016, marked the first appearance of Hank Alderfer’s long-awaited memoir of life in the Jeffco foothills in and around and beyond Evergreen. … Continue reading

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Anniversary of Arapahoe City

Based on information contributed by Golden historian Richard Gardner. On this day in history, November 29, 1858, the Arapahoe City Town Company was organized. Although Arapahoe City existed for only a few years (1858-1863), it may have been the first … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday: 1976 Centennial-Bicentennial

Who remembers this centennial-bicentennial logo for Jefferson County, designed by Linda Allen in 1976? In fact, this auspicious national and state-wide celebration was a primary reason for the formation of the Jeffco Historical Commission in 1974. Several local historical societies … Continue reading

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Jeffco Archives Celebrates Throwback Thursdays

In recognition of the 25th year of Jefferson County Archives, and this past October being National Archives Month, archivist Ronda Frazier has been sharing fun images, stories, and other items on the county Facebook page each Thursday. Most of these, … Continue reading

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What’s in the Jeffco Archives?

Jeffco’s archival collections have grown over the years, making them an increasingly valuable resource for historical researchers, genealogists, and others interested in the history of Jefferson County and its residents. The Archives now includes, for examples: Administrative and Financial Records … Continue reading

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Golden’s Romano Home on National Register

Cross-posted, with permission, from Historic Golden Colorado on Facebook: It is my honor and pleasure to announce the historic Romano family house has just been listed on the National Historic Register! Located at 16300 South Golden Road and familiarly known … Continue reading

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2016 Hall of Fame and Awards Event Report

On October 20th, Joe Tempel joined the ranks of the Jeffco Historical Commission Hall of Fame at the 38th Annual Hall of Fame and Historic Preservation awards event. The award honors individuals significant to county history or the preservation of … Continue reading

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