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Golden in Jefferson County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Territorial Capital of Colorado

1862 to 1867

 
 
Territorial Capital of Colorado Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 24, 2010
1. Territorial Capital of Colorado Marker
Inscription.  
This Tablet is the
property of the State of Colorado

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From 1862 to 1867
Golden was the Territorial
Capital of Colorado
Legislative sessions were held in this building (erected by W.A.H. Loveland) and in others, now demolished, across the street.
Golden
was named for Thomas L. Golden who camped on the site in 1858. Town founded by Boston Company June 12, 1859. Incorporated Jan. 2, 1871.
 
Erected 1936 by State Historical Society of Colorado, Mrs. J.N. Hall Foundation and the Mount Lookout Chapter, D.A.R.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 39° 45.324′ N, 105° 13.296′ W. Marker is in Golden, Colorado, in Jefferson County. Marker is on Washington Avenue just north of 12th street. Touch for map. Marker is at
Old Capitol Grill and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 24, 2010
2. Old Capitol Grill and Marker
or near this postal address: 1122 Washington Avenue, Golden CO 80401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1115 Washington Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Jolly Rancher 1113 Washington Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); 1211 Washington Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); The Astor House (within shouting distance of this marker); Clear Creek (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 922 Washington Avenue (about 500 feet away); Ferrell/Berthoud Home (Miners Hotel) (about 500 feet away); Winter Wind on the Mesa (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Golden.
 
Regarding Territorial Capital of Colorado. yes the photo is mine
 
Also see . . .
1. History of the Old Capitol Grill Building. A detailed history of the building. (Submitted on January 1, 2011.) 

2. The Capital Grill 2005 Fire. A fire that broke out around 3:30 p.m. Nov. 3 in the building that houses the Old Capitol Grill restaurant heavily damaged the building, but the historic structure appears to remain mostly intact. (Submitted on January 1, 2011.) 

3. The History of Golden, Colorado. (Submitted on January 1, 2011, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona.)
 
Old Capitol Grill - Former Territorial Capitol of Colorado image. Click for full size.
By Robert L Weber, June 24, 2010
3. Old Capitol Grill - Former Territorial Capitol of Colorado
Loveland Building and Coors Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. This page has been viewed 831 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2010, by Bob (peach) Weber of Dewey, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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