Colorado City, The First Capital - Colorado Springs, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member rmikelyons
N 38° 50.800 W 104° 51.682
13S E 512030 N 4299770
Quick Description: A plaque honoring Colorado City (now called Old Colorado City), which served as the first territorial capital of Colorado.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 12/20/2008 6:23:49 PM
Waymark Code: WM5D1Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Miles ToGeo
Views: 34

Long Description:
Entire text from plaque:

This tablet is the
Property of the State of Colorado

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COLORADO CITY
Founded here in August, 1859
Then in El Paso County, Kansas,
So named because at the gateway
To mines thought to be on the
Colorado River. Incorporated with
Colorado Springs on June 11, 1917.

THE FIRST CAPITAL
of Colorado, so designated by the
First territorial legislature, 1861.

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Erected by
The State Historical Society of Colorado
From the Mrs. J.N. Hall Foundation
And by
The El Paso County Pioneers' Association
And the City of Colorado Springs
1940
Group or Groups Responsible for Placement:
The State Historical Society of Colorado
The Mrs. J.N. Hall Foundation
The El Paso County Pioneers' Association
The City of Colorado Springs


County or City: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Date Dedicated: 1940

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