Legendary Locals of Broomfield

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The city of Broomfield had its beginnings in the "howling wilderness" of the late 1850s. At first, the settlement was little more than two stage stops along a treacherous route to California. The Church family operated Church's Crossing Stage Stop, a day's ride from Denver on the Overland Trail. Over many years, other pioneer families settled in: the Graves and Crooks families, the Browns, Nissens, Wrights, Koziseks, Archers, Hansens, Shaws, Brunners, and more. Some of these families claim five or six generations in the area. A century passed before Broomfield began to grow into the city it is today. In the late 1950s, a group of investors began building Broomfield Heights. As young families began moving in, the farm community was transformed into a suburban city, guided by local notables such as Don DesCombes, George Di Ciero, and others. Perhaps the most admirable aspect of the city's history is the enormous amount of work done by community-minded volunteers. Their story is one of selfless enthusiasm, of hard work with no reward except a better place to live.
ISBN: 9781467101509
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Colorado
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 172
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Local author and historian Carol Turner has deep roots in Colorado, with ancestors in frontier Pueblo, Denver, Aspen, and Telluride. She is the author of Notorious Jefferson County and other books.
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