Category Archives: historic sites

Jefferson County Historical Preservation Symposium 2017 – Landscape Shapes History

The Jefferson County Historical Commission and Jefferson County Open Space teamed up to present the 2017 Historical Preservation Symposium.  Set in the historic Timbervale Barn at the Hiwan Heritage Park, in Evergreen Colorado, the Symposium focused on how landscape shapes … 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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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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National Register Updates

We are in the process of getting our National Register listing page updated. In the meantime, here’s a quick summary of recent additions. 2015: Bradford-Perley Site 2015: Medlen School 2014: Conifer Junction Schoolhouse See the National Register page from the … Continue reading

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Making of a Morrison Mural

Note: This retrospective, originally published on the Lariat Loop’s blog, captures the process of creating the historic mural in downtown Morrison. On the east side of the TnT Country Kitchen, the mural faces Two Creeks Park at Mt. Vernon Creek … Continue reading

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Jeffco Students Helping History

We suspect everyone is thinking about history this week, thanks to Jeffco high school students (and teachers) across the county who have been protesting a proposal for changes in the Advanced Placement history curriculum (APUSH). They’ve helped raise everyone’s awareness, … Continue reading

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