“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Adams County Colorado Historical Markers

Charles Kelly Boulevard Marker image, Click for more information
By Mark Hilton, July 30, 2016
Charles Kelly Boulevard Marker
Colorado (Adams County), Aurora — Charles Kelly Boulevard
In honor of Major Charles L. Kelly, MSC, U.S. Army 1925 - 1964 Dust-Off Pilot Extraordinary Killed in action by small arms fire while attempting to approach a hot LZ near Vinh Long, Viet Nam on 1 July 1964 after . . . — Map (db m96555) WM
Colorado (Adams County), Aurora — Colorado Freedom Memorial
"It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here... to the great task remaining before us... that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion, . . . — Map (db m75613) WM
Colorado (Adams County), Aurora — Sharon A. Lane Drive
In honor of 1Lt Sharon A. Lane, ANC, U.S. Army 1943 - 1969 FAMC Staff Nurse, 1968 - 1969 Killed by enemy mortar round while serving with honor 312th Evac Hospital, Chu Lai, Viet Nam Only ANC Officer to die as a result . . . — Map (db m96560) WM
Colorado (Adams County), Aurora — WWI Medical Staff Memorial
1917     1918 In Memory of the Officers Nurses and Enlisted Men of the Medical Department United States Army Who Lost Their Lives During the World War This Tablet is Erected by their Coworkers of the Medical Department . . . — Map (db m96553) WM
Colorado (Adams County), Bennett — 218 — Front Range Flight
The Rocky Mountains proved a formidable barrier to early aviation, leaving Colorado in a familiar position: bypassed. As with the railroads fifty years earlier, transcontinental air traffic went through Wyoming; Colorado had to make do with a . . . — Map (db m70525) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Bennett — 218 — High-Five Plains Towns / Ten Miles a Day
High-Five Plains Towns Watkins, Bennett, Strasburg, Byers, Peoria, Deer Trail, Agate, Godfrey, Cedar Point, Riverbend—most of these Colorado high plains towns were founded around the time when the Kansas Pacific Railroad arrived in . . . — Map (db m70522) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Buckley Air Force Base — Buckley
In honor of 1Lt John Harold Buckley (1896-1918) Longmont, Colorado Lost his life in World War I, on a mission behind German lines. Buckley Field 1942-1947 Denver Naval Air Station 1947-1959 Buckley Air National Guard Base . . . — Map (db m75593) HM WM
Colorado (Adams County), Denver — Larimer StreetLower Downtown Historic District — Established 1988
General William H. Larimer, Jr., founder of Denver City which was established on November 22, 1858, named the city after the Governor of the Kansas Territory and the principal street after himself. Some of Denver’s first cabins were located at . . . — Map (db m51710) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Strasburg — First Transcontinental Railroad
A continuous chain of rails, from the Atlantic to the Pacific had long been a vision of pioneer railroaders and frontier tamers. It became a reality at 3:00 pm on August 15, 1870 at a point 928 feet east of railroad milepost 602, near Comanche . . . — Map (db m87596) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Strasburg — The Rail Chains Final LinkPacific       Atlantic
A continuous chain of rails from Atlantic to Pacific -- long a vision of pioneer railroaders and frontier-tamers -- became reality at 3:00 P.M. on August 15, 1870. At a point 3,812 ft. east of the depot in what now is Strasburg, Colorado. Near . . . — Map (db m17596) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Westminster — 12 — Ma Barker GangLloyd William Barker
Ma Barker's infamous son, Lloyd "Red" Barker traded in a life of crime for a life in Westminster in the 1940s. Lloyd grew up as part of the Barker Gang, described by FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover as "the toughest gang of hoodlums the FBI has ever . . . — Map (db m69547) HM
Colorado (Adams County), Westminster — WFD Volunteers 1934 - 2000
The value of one's life can be measured by how he or she has added value to the lives of others. In 2003 this statue was dedicated to those who gave freely of their time to serve Westminster Citizens through the fire service and community activities. — Map (db m4648) HM

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