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

Arapahoe City

 
 
Arapahoe City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Flint, June 21, 2018
1. Arapahoe City Marker
Replacement marker
Inscription.

In this immediate area once stood
Arapahoe City
A pioneer placer mining camp the earliest town in Jefferson County. Named for the Arapaho Indians. Town company organized Nov. 29, 1858. From here went George A. Jackson and John H. Gregory to make their historic gold discoveries near Idaho Springs and Central City. Arapahoe's population was 80 in 1860. Extensive gold dredging operations of 1904 covered part of the site.

Erected by the State Historical Society of Colorado from the Mrs. J.N.Hall foundation and by students of Fairmount school, A.D. Odaintance and the American Pioneer Trails Association. 1946
 
Erected 1946 by State Historical Society of Colorado.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the History Colorado marker series.
 
Location. 39° 46.5′ N, 105° 10.7′ W. Marker is near Golden, Colorado, in Jefferson County. Marker is on W 44th Ave (County Route 58) 0.1 miles west of McIntyre Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1600 W. 44th Ave, Golden CO 80403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Goosetown Tavern (approx. 2.4 miles away);
Arapahoe City Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Flint, June 21, 2018
2. Arapahoe City Marker
Replacement marker
Ferrell/Berthoud Home (Miners Hotel) (approx. 2.6 miles away); 700 Tenth Street (approx. 2.6 miles away); Greeley’s Crossing (approx. 2.6 miles away); Horace Greeley’s Crossing Point (approx. 2.6 miles away); Winter Wind on the Mesa (approx. 2.7 miles away); 1211 Washington Avenue (approx. 2.7 miles away); 1115 Washington Avenue (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Golden.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Dedication of the Arapahoe City Marker image. Click for full size.
Colorado Historical Society, April 28, 1946
3. Dedication of the Arapahoe City Marker
Dedication of historic marker of the site of Arapahoe City, April 28, 1946. At left is Charles L. Palmer, one of first white children born in Arapahoe's vicinity, and Sioux Chief Big Snake.
Original Arapahoe City Tablet image. Click for full size.
4. Original Arapahoe City Tablet
This tablet went missing a number of years ago.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 3, 2015, by Richard Flint of Golden, Colorado. This page has been viewed 505 times since then and 73 times this year. Last updated on May 3, 2015, by Richard Flint of Golden, Colorado. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 22, 2018, by Richard Flint of Golden, Colorado.   3, 4. submitted on May 3, 2015, by Richard Flint of Golden, Colorado. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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