“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Adams County, Colorado

Clickable Map of Adams County, Colorado and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Adams County, CO (21) Arapahoe County, CO (15) Broomfield County, CO (1) Denver County, CO (114) Jefferson County, CO (81) Morgan County, CO (5) Washington County, CO (3) Weld County, CO (36)  AdamsCounty(21) Adams County (21)  ArapahoeCounty(15) Arapahoe County (15)  (1) Broomfield County (1)  DenverCounty(114) Denver County (114)  JeffersonCounty(81) Jefferson County (81)  MorganCounty(5) Morgan County (5)  WashingtonCounty(3) Washington County (3)  WeldCounty(36) Weld County (36)
Brighton is the county seat for Adams County
Adjacent to Adams County, Colorado
      Arapahoe County (15)  
      Broomfield County (1)  
      Denver County (114)  
      Jefferson County (81)  
      Morgan County (5)  
      Washington County (3)  
      Weld County (36)  
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1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 Colorado, Adams County, Brighton — Dedicated to the Pioneer Spirit of our Early Settlers
Dedicated to the Pioneer Spirit of our Early SettlersMap (db m119611) HM
7 Colorado, Adams County, Brighton — Historic City Hall
Historic City Hall was initially built as the first permanent Adams County Courthouse. The courthouse was designed in 1904 by architect John James Huddart, who also designed the Brighton Armory. In 1906, builder A.B. McDonald completed the . . . Map (db m203311) HM
8 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
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9 Colorado, Adams County, Commerce City — Early Years of Statehood
Early Years of Statehood In the early years of statehood, silver strikes at Leadville and Aspen brought settlers and money into Colorado. Rail lines, smelters, and refineries were built, and large coalfields were opened up. The High . . . Map (db m119387) HM
10 Colorado, Adams County, Commerce City — Habitat for Wildlife - A Rich History
Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Located just eleven miles northeast of downtown Denver, the Refuge is the largest contiguous open space in the Denver metropolitan area. A major environmental restoration program will be . . . Map (db m119390) HM
11 Colorado, Adams County, Commerce City — Headquarters Area
This Headquarters area is dedicated in honor of all the Rocky Mountain Arsenal employees who accomplished the production, demilitarization, and environmental restoration at the Arsenal from 1942 until 2012Map (db m162066) HM WM
12 Colorado, Adams County, Commerce City — Headquarters for a New Mission
As the focus changed to environmental cleanup, Building 111 became the headquarters of this new mission-and of a public-private partnership among the U.S. Army, Shell Oil Co. and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Years of Partnership Called . . . Map (db m163885) HM
13 Colorado, Adams County, Commerce City — On This Site Stood the "White House"
Arsenal Beginnings Building 111, also known as the “White House, "was located north of the flagpole area. The building was the U.S. Army's headquarters from the time the Arsenal was established in 1942 until the building was . . . Map (db m163883) HM
14 Colorado, Adams County, Commerce City — Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge
In 1942, women and men of the U.S. Army built this Arsenal that helped achieve victory in WWII and the Cold War. With thanks to our partners, the U.S. Army, Shell Oil Company and their contractors, we dedicate this flagpole to the employees of . . . Map (db m119380) HM
15 Colorado, Adams County, Commerce City — South Plants Fabrica Sur
Above this sign, a mile away, 230 buildings once stood. The U.S. Army constructed South Plants in 1942 to produce chemical weapons for World War IIMap (db m156147) HM
16 Colorado, Adams County, Commerce City — The Fourteeners
The Fourteeners There are 58 peaks in the Colorado Rocky Mountains that are above 14,000 feet in height. While 54 are generally acknowledged to be "14ers", most people who want to climb them want to climb all 58. They are contained in six . . . Map (db m119395) HM
17 Colorado, Adams County, Commerce City — Where's the Water?
Commerce City Commerce City was incorporated as Commerce Town in 1952 and became Commerce City in 1970. In 2004 the Prairie Gateway, a 917-acre parcel of land located along the western edge of the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife . . . Map (db m119381) HM
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18 Colorado, Adams County, Northglenn — Northglenn Veterans Memorial
Dedicated Veterans Day 2003 Artist: Hai Ying Wu Veterans and the American Flag symbolize our nation's strength and unity, and continue to be a source of pride and inspiration for millions of Americans. This Memorial serves to honor and . . . Map (db m202817) WM
19 Colorado, Adams County, Thornton — Veterans Memorial Flag Pole
The Flag is flying in Honor of Veterans of All Wars In MemoriamMap (db m221998) WM
20 Colorado, Adams County, Westminster — 12 — Ma Barker's GangWestminster — [Lloyd 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
21 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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May. 28, 2023