Arapahoe City: Lonely marker all that’s left of early Colorado outpost

This article first appeared in the Broomfield Enterprise.

A lonely marker off 44th Avenue between Wheat Ridge and Golden is all that is left of one of the first towns organized in Colorado. Settled in 1858, the ghost town once called Arapahoe City lasted only about a decade. Continue reading

Advertisements

Fort St. Vrain thrived briefly but closed mysteriously

This article first appeared in the Broomfield Enterprise.

Decades before the gold rush brought thousands to Colorado, the only man-made structures in this wild region were several small forts stationed along the South Platte River between present-day Denver and Greeley. Continue reading