Historic photo of gold prospector at his Pikes Peak cabin
May In Colorado History
Clear Creek gold discovery ignites “Gregory Fever," Boulder decimated by flood, Elitch Zoological Gardens opens, construction begins on Denver Ordnances Plant.
A painting of the old Rocky Mountain News printing office in 1866
April In Colorado History
Cripple Creek burns, Hastings coal mine explodes, Colorado's first newspaper is born, Stegosaurus and Lark Bunting become state symbols, Colorado woman sets out to conquer fourteeners.
Sepia photograph of Gold Hill from 1888
March In Colorado History
Gold Hill miners establish Colorado's first mining district, Georgetown miner dies in first deadly avalanche, Colorado's first commercial radio station is born.
Actors during action scene at Dickens Opera House in 1907
February In Colorado History
Colorado’s first wildlife protection laws are passed, Dickens Opera House features opening performance, Moffat Tunnel welcomes first train.
Weather Vane
September In Colorado History
During the late 19th century, September was a rewarding month for Park County inventors. They were granted patents for practical inventions ranging from an amalgamator to a signal transmitter actuated by the wind in a weathervane.
Dearfield Founder O.T. Jackson Home Colorado (Rocky Mountain News, 2008)
August In Colorado History
Castlewood Canyon Dam bursts, President Roosevelt establishes Holy Cross Forest Reserve, and Dearfield ghost town becomes a National Registered Historic Place.
Original Broadmoor Casino in Colorado Springs
July In Colorado History
Colorado experiences Great Eclipse of 1878, ultrarunners compete in inaugural Hardrock 100 Endurance Run, and Broadmoor Casino opens in Colorado Springs.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
June In Colorado History
Official flag of Colorado is adopted, Crystal City is incorporated, Golden votes to save historic Astor House, and Silverton residents hear first train whistle from Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.