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Historical Markers in Arapahoe County, Colorado

 
Clickable Map of Arapahoe County, Colorado and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Arapahoe County, CO (15) Adams County, CO (20) Denver County, CO (114) Douglas County, CO (18) Elbert County, CO (6) Jefferson County, CO (81) Lincoln County, CO (5) Washington County, CO (3)  ArapahoeCounty(15) Arapahoe County (15)  AdamsCounty(20) Adams County (20)  DenverCounty(114) Denver County (114)  DouglasCounty(18) Douglas County (18)  ElbertCounty(6) Elbert County (6)  JeffersonCounty(81) Jefferson County (81)  LincolnCounty(5) Lincoln County (5)  WashingtonCounty(3) Washington County (3)
Littleton is the county seat for Arapahoe County
Adjacent to Arapahoe County, Colorado
      Adams County (20)  
      Denver County (114)  
      Douglas County (18)  
      Elbert County (6)  
      Jefferson County (81)  
      Lincoln County (5)  
      Washington County (3)  
 
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1Colorado, Arapahoe 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
2Colorado, Arapahoe County, Littleton — A Memorial to the Pioneers
A Memorial to the pioneers of the Upper Platte Valley who began settlement here in 1859 Map (db m96186) HM
3Colorado, Arapahoe County, Littleton — Alfred G. Packer
Alfred Packer was born on January 21, 1842, in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War and was discharged in June 1863 for epilepsy. Packer traveled to the Rockies and worked for the mines for 9 years. In . . . Map (db m182105) HM
4Colorado, Arapahoe County, Littleton — Arapahoe County Courthouse
In the early part of the 20th century, Denver served as both the state capital and the Arapahoe County seat. An amendment to the Colorado Constitution creating a new City and County of Denver was passed by Colorado voters in 1902. This left . . . Map (db m130140) HM
5Colorado, Arapahoe County, Littleton — Denver & Rio Grande Depot
The first railroad to reach present-day Littleton was the Denver & Rio Grande on October 28, 1871. The line was being built by William Jackson Palmer to connect Denver to the resort community he had just founded, Colorado Springs. Richard Little's . . . Map (db m177545) HM
6Colorado, Arapahoe County, Littleton — J. D. Hill General Store
One of the earliest buildings in Littleton was the J. D. Hill General Store. Julius D. Hill, known as J.D., was born in Massachusetts in 1843 and served in the Union Army during the Civil War. Hill came to Littleton in 1870 and was employed by the . . . Map (db m177629) HM
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7Colorado, Arapahoe County, Littleton — Littleton War Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the millions of men and women of the United States who served their country during World War II. The cause was freedom. Their actions and sacrifices will always be remembered. November 11, 2000 American Theater of War . . . Map (db m46114) HM
8Colorado, Arapahoe County, Littleton — Littleton, Colorado Post OfficeNational Register of Historic Places
This property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m177642) HM
9Colorado, Arapahoe County, Littleton — Public Transportation
The evolution of mass transit in Denver has resembled a cross-town commute — a long stop-and-go journey. It began in 1871, when the Denver Horse Railroad Company started running horse-drawn coaches over tracks laid in the middle of downtown’s dirt . . . Map (db m177560) HM
10Colorado, Arapahoe County, Littleton — Rough and Ready
At various points in its history, the Rough and Ready Mill churned out flour, lumber, and livestock feed. But the end product was always the same: growth for Littleton. Built in 1867 by pioneers Richard Little, Joseph Bowles, and John Lilley, among . . . Map (db m177558) HM
11Colorado, Arapahoe County, Littleton — The Good, The Bad, and the Hungry
Colorado CannibalAside from his conviction for cannibalism, Alfred Packer was a fairly commonplace frontier character: He came West to find his fortune but found trouble instead. Packer, like most, brought his woes upon himself. A . . . Map (db m177559) HM
12Colorado, Arapahoe County, Littleton — Weston Masonic Lodge
The Weston Lodge Number 22 of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons was organized in Littleton in 1872. It was named for Allyn Weston, a Harvard graduate who had published a Masonic magazine in Detroit before moving to Colorado in 1860 to practice . . . Map (db m177636) HM
13Colorado, Arapahoe County, Strasburg — Comanche Crossing Centennial
Erected by Union Pacific Railroad in commemoration of Comanche Crossing Centennial Marking point where rails were joined to form the first continuous land link by railroad across the U.S.Map (db m107232) HM
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14Colorado, Arapahoe 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
15Colorado, Arapahoe County, Strasburg — The Rail Chains Final LinkPacific       Atlantic Reported permanently removed
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
 
 
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Jan. 28, 2023