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Created as a separate county in 1902 from Arapahoe County, the City of Denver was and still is the hub of not only Colorado but the Rocky Mountain Region. Denver, however, existed long before it became a county in its own right. It was in 1858 that gold flakes were discovered at the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek. Three separate small mining "tent towns" were quickly established - Denver, Auraria, and a third small one. With a barrel of whiskey as the prize, they merged into one and officially became the town of Denver. It was named after James Denver, Territorial Governor of Kansas Territory. And as they say, the RUSH was on!

As we develop these pages, we will have a history of Denver from the Colorado Gold Rush days forward. Meanwhile, be sure to bookmark our site and return often. We welcome your visits, suggestions and data to help us record Denver's wonderful history.

  • Denver City Founded November 17, 1858

  • Denver City Incorporated November 7, 1861

  • Denver City named capital of Colorado Territory in 1867 and the new state capital in 1876 when the State of Colorado was created.

A great deal of my childhood memories revolve around Denver, especially North Denver. I learned to swim in Berkeley Lake, ice skate on Rocky Mountain Lake, been paddle boating on Sloans and City Park Lakes - and used to know the Denver Zoo and Denver Museum of Natural History by heart! What started out as a collection of data for our own family history has turned into a sharing project for anyone interested in Denver and its wild, glorious past! So welcome to the Denver History and Genealogy Project!

To help historians and researchers alike, here are a couple quick references for Denver:

Denver City and County Building

1437 Bannock St.

Denver, Colorado 80202

720-913-4900

Official Denver Homepage - http://www.denvergov.org/

Denver Clerk and Recorder - http://www.denvergov.org/Clerk_and_Recorder/default.asp

OUR DENVER RESOURCES

Some of these are still under construction. Be sure to check back with us often as these have the finishing touches put on!

DENVER SCHOOLS FAMILIES

FAMILY SURNAME REGISTER

DENVER FAMILY HOMEPAGES

CEMETERIES

PARTIAL LIST OF BURIALS AT CROWN HILL CEMETERY

DENVER CEMETERIES

LIBRARIES AND MUSEUMS
CHURCH RECORDS PHOTOS

DENVER PHOTO ALBUM

COLORADO PHOTO ALBUM

THOMPSON OLD TYME PHOTOS

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS CARD COLLECTION

ORGANIZATIONS
  HISTORY
  • Days of Gold

  • Queen City of the Plains - a Victorian Venture

COLORADO RESOURCES

Our own collection of Colorado related resources

NORTH DENVER

Frosted Scotchman Days

ORPHANAGES AND HOMES 1888 MAP OF ARAPAHOE COUNTY EARLY DENVER PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIOS DENVER AREA FLORAL SHOPS
THE CITY OF DENVER

Article from The New England Magazine October 1892 - in progress

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THE WONDERS OF AMERICA

By J.W. Buel - over 400 photographs from the 1890's - in progress

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Businesses Listed in the 1931 Bennett High School Annual

This is Adams County but lists several Denver businesses and people

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STATE EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT BOARD

October 1939 - in transcription - will do lookups

COLORADO STATE HOME AND TRAINING SCHOOL FOR MENTAL DEFECTIVES - Ridge, Colorado

Fourteenth Biennial Report - 11/30/1938

Fifteenth Biennial Report - 11/30/1940

Seventeenth Biennial Report - 06/30/1945

All in transcription - will do lookups

DENVER TODAY

Off Site Resources of all kinds

Denver by Pen and Picture - From Pam Rietsch's collection - a MUST! Denver GENWEB Denver Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau History of Colorado Funeral Enterprises by Town - great site by the Colorado Funeral directors Assn
Denver International Airport Larimer Square Elitch Gardens Writer Square
Denver Zoo Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

Downtown Denver Partnership

National Western Stock Show

History Colorado

1300 Broadway

Denver, CO 80203

Phone: 303-866-3670

Fax: 303-866-4464

Denver City Parks Department - including it's Mountain Parks Department - largest city park system in the nation Denver Center for the Performing Arts GETTING AROUND NEWSPAPERS

Rocky Mtn News

Denver Post

Chip Taylor: Rocky Mountain Legacy Series Old Postcard Collection at the Colorado Archives University of Denver

Metro College

Regis University - founded 1887

FACEBOOK
Denver related groups and community pages
(must be history/genealogy/specific topic family rated site
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OUR OTHER RESOURCES
Colorado History Homepage Colorado Resources Family History Homepage General Family History Resources
U.S. States - State by State International Resources Military Resources Native American Resources
Cemeteries, Funeral Homes and Obituaries Scotland-United Kingdom Meikle-One Name Study Tis a Long Road - Saban Thompson Homepage
Wyoming History Homepage Our Nebraska Homepage Wyoming Migrations Grandma and Grandpa's World Homepage
Thompson Old Tyme Photo Collection Old Tyme Christmas Card Collection Church Photo Collection
 
 
   
   
   
   
   

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