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This page about historic Colorado is a supplement to Colorado Social Studies where you will find additional material including history, colleges and universities, capital city profile, lesson plans, state government and more.

Go to Colorado Social Studies - Colorado History - Capital City Denver, Colorado - Colorado Tourism - Colorado Disasters - California Geography - Colorado Lesson Plans - Colorado Colleges and Universities


A to Z Kids Stuff | Colorado __ General information for kids along with history resources. - From -

Colorado ___A good overview of the history of Colorado, plus statistics, demographic information, and links to "... selected famous natives and residents." - Illustrated - From Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease - 

Colorado Became a State ___The history of Colorado is overviewed on four brief pages. - Illustrated - From the Library of Congress - 
Colorado Ghost Towns ___These brief reports about this state's ghost towns are submitted by viewers. - Map - From -

Colorado Historical Society __ There is a lot to see and do at this excellent website. "Founded in 1879, the Colorado Historical Society brings the unique character of Colorado's past to more than a million people each year through historical museums and highway markers, exhibitions, manuscript and photograph collections, popular and scholarly publications, historical and archaeological preservation services, and educational programs for children and adults." Check back often for Colorado history updates. - illustrated - From Colorado Historical Society - 


Colorado: History ___Topics include early settlement, the mining boom and the twentieth century. - Text only - From The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. -

Colorado history - Buena Vista, Salida, Leadville __ "Legends lived here. Billy the Kid, Doc Holiday, the Unsinkable Molly Brown, Kit Carson. Fourteener Country was the Wild West and its song echoes in the hills today, ..."  You will find photps, click-to-read articles and many additional resources.s - illustrated - From -

Colorado History - __ A great collection of resources related to Colorado history. - From State of Colorado -
Colorado: History in Photos, Primary Sources, and Virtual Tours ___Topics include farmers and ranchers, Indians, and miners. Subsections cover community life and transportation. You might find it easier to do your research from the site map. This website offers great resources for both kids and teachers. - Illustrated - From the Colorado Historical Society, State Historical Fund - 

Colorado Kids Page - Colorado History __ This brief history of Colorado covers the years from "from Cliff Dwellings to Statehood." - From the Colorado Legislative Council -

Colorado Lore, Legend, and Fact __ You will find a collection of articles about various aspects of Colorado history. - illustrated - From -

Colorado Old Photos.... faces and places in the past __ "Old family photographs, postcards, historical pictures, and genealogy about the people and places." - illustrated - From -


Colorado State Government History __ This chronology describes the events that led up to the admittance of Colorado as the 38th state of the Union on August 1, 1876. - From -

Colorado Timeline of State History __ "Offers a chronological time-line of important events and dates in this state's history as well as details on geography for this state located in the Rocky Mountains." - From -

Denver, Colorado History - History of the Mile High City __ "Get all the facts about the history of Denver, Colorado including facts about the gold rush & information on Denver's historic neighborhoods." - illustrated - From -

Famous Colorado People Coloradans __ You will find a list of famous people who are a part of the history of Coloradans. - From - 
Find a Grave - Colorado ___Brief biographies of 208 'famous' citizens, many with information about their claims to fame, causes of death and burial places, and photos. - Illustrated - From Find a Grave -

Greeley, Colorado History for Kids __ Learn about a city in Colorado. Page features information about general facts, history, people, activities, recreations, landmarks, and more. - illustrated - From -

Historical Museums of Colorado - A History Guide __ "Historical Museums of Colorado. Learn about historic Colorado and discover the history of Colorado people. Locate history museums in Colorado, state symbols, historic photos, history timeline and other Colorado history data." - illustrated - From -

History of Colorado __ "In the history of Colorado, the first inhabitants of what was to become the State of Colorado were the American Indians. The earliest explorers of European extraction to visit the area were Spanish explorers. During the period 1832 to 1856 a number of traders, trappers, and settlers including the French and the Americans established trading posts and small settlements along the Arkansas River, and on the South Platte near the Front Range. Prominent trading posts were Bent's Fort and Fort Pueblo on the Arkansas and Fort St. Vrain on the South Platte." And the story goes on. An encyclopedic article. - illustrated - From wikipedia -


Julia Archibald Holmes Reaches Pike's Peak ___Read about Julia Holmes "the first woman on record to reach the summit of Pike's Peak." - Illustrated - From the Library of Congress - 

The US50 - A Guide to the State of Colorado ___A general state history overview and brief biographies of historic figures. - Text only - From Erik Schubach and -


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