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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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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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History Matters

We all know the significance of history in our own lives, but we begin to wonder, sometimes, whether that concept is widely understood in our communities. Others share those concerns, and they have created a new cooperative effort, the History … Continue reading

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September 2013 Flooding in Evergreen

Bear Creek slams downtown business district in Evergreen Eyewitness account by Karen Groves After days of rain in early September 2013, Evergreen residents watched as torrents of muddy water in Bear Creek roared down hills, flowed over culverts, and wiped … Continue reading

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An 1880s Great Flood in Morrison

This first-person account by Francis Kowald, S.J., describes one of many floods to strike in the lower reaches of Bear Creek Canyon and Morrison. Due to space constraints, it was not included in the 2014 issue of Historically Jeffco devoted … Continue reading

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