the initial forts, built in the first half of the 19th century, were early communities of commerce between native americans, trappers, and traders. william butler, who wrote about the fur trade in colorado, stated that there were 24 trading posts built in the pre-territorial area of what is now colorado. the trading posts were of varying sizes.
aurora / ə ˈ r oʊ r ə /, / ə ˈ r ɔː r ə / is a home rule municipality in the u.s. state of colorado, spanning arapahoe and adams counties, with the extreme southeastern portion of the city extending into douglas county. aurora is one of the principal cities of the denver-aurora-lakewood, co metropolitan statistical area metro denver .
this includes the colorado territorial militia's slaughter of cheyenne at sand creek 1864 , and the us army's slaughter of shoshone at bear river 1863 , blackfeet on the marias river 1870 , and lakota at wounded knee 1890 . some scholars have begun referring to these events as 'genocidal massacres,' defined as the annihilation of a portion .
james pierson beckwourth, born james beckwith and generally known as, jim beckwourth april 26, 1798 or 1800 – october 29, 1866 or 1867 was an american mountain man, fur trader, and explorer.james was also famously known as 'bloody arm' because of his skill as a fighter. he was mixed-race and born into slavery in virginia.he was freed by his white father and master , and apprenticed to a .
location and operation. riverside cemetery occupies a 77-acre 310,000 m 2 site between brighton boulevard and the east bank of the south platte river, approximately 4 miles down stream from downtown denver, colorado. the majority of riverside cemetery lies within adams county, colorado, however the rest of the cemetery, the cemetery's original entrance and administration building, are within .
colorado is notable for its diverse geography, which includes alpine mountains, high plains, deserts with huge sand dunes, and deep canyons.in 1861, the united states congress defined the boundaries of the new territory of colorado exclusively by lines of latitude and longitude, stretching from 37 n to 41 n latitude, and from 102 02′48″w to 109 02′48″w longitude 25 w to 32 w .
this is a list of national historic landmarks in colorado.a list of national park service administered areas in colorado that have a historic focus is also included. there are 25 national historic landmark sites in colorado.
pioneer natural resources company is a company engaged in hydrocarbon exploration in the cline shale, which is part of the spraberry trend of the permian basin, where the company is the largest acreage holder. the company is organized in delaware and headquartered in irving, texas. the company is ranked 333rd on the fortune 500.
having viewed the valley in the shadow of pikes peak as an ideal town site in july 1869, palmer and bell founded fountain colony, downstream of colorado city, on july 31, 1871, and it was laid out by the colorado springs company that year. the town was named colorado springs by 1879.
red rocks park is a mountain park in jefferson county, colorado, owned and maintained by the city of denver as part of the denver mountain parks system. the park is known for its very large red sandstone outcrops. many of these rock formations within the park have names, from the mushroom-shaped seat of pluto to the inclined cave of the seven ladders. . the most visited rocks, around the .
history of the state of colorado, chicago, blakely printing co., 1889. hafen, leroy and ann w. hafen, eds. relations with the indians of the plains, 1857–1861 before the sand creek massacre , in the far west and the rockies historical series, vol. 9, glendale, california, arthur h. clark co., 1959. 'chief niwot: legend and legacy'.
this is a list of superfund sites in florida designated under the comprehensive environmental response, compensation, and liability act cercla environmental law. the cercla federal law of 1980 authorized the united states environmental protection agency epa to create a list of polluted locations requiring a long-term response to clean up hazardous material contaminations.
la junta is the county seat and the most populous municipality of otero county, colorado, united states. the city population was 7,077 at the 2010 united states census. la junta is located on the arkansas river in southeastern colorado 68 miles 109 km east of pueblo
the hungate massacre involved the murder of the family of nathan hungate along running creek box elder creek near present-day elizabeth, colorado on june 11, 1864. it was a precipitating factor leading to the sand creek massacre of november 29, 1864.
the history of denver details the history of the city, and county of denver, colorado, the united states from its founding in 1858 to modern-day.located on the banks of the south platte river close to the foothills of the rocky mountains, denver was founded in november 1858 as a gold mining town.the gold quickly dried up and the city moved to become a supply hub for new mines in the mountains.