This article first appeared in the Broomfield Enterprise.
The town of Broomfield, Colorado was originally called Zang’s Spur. Philip Zang, a prominent Denver brewer, once owned huge chunks of what is now Broomfield.
Philip’s son, Adolph Zang, also an industrious businessman, maintained a family home in Broomfield, which still stands on Poppy Way. Adolph invested in a wide variety of ventures, including the creation of the famous Lakeside Amusement Park. Lakeside today is one of the oldest amusement parks in the nation and is the oldest in Colorado that still operates in its original location. Continue reading