7/25/2006

Colorado Historic Markers

While traveling Colorado’s highways and back roads you may have noticed signs that say “Historic Marker Ahead” and thought that sounds interesting, but lacked the time to stop.

How long it would take to see every historical marker in Colorado? There are more than 220 Colorado Historical Society markers across the state. What once took days, even weeks, can now be done in seconds—at the click of a button! Search the database by location or keyword to view details, including the text, of each marker.

Colorado boasts one of the oldest historical marker programs in the nation. The Daughters of the American Revolution and the state legislature placed Colorado’s first known historical marker in 1907. From the 1920s the Colorado Historical Society took the lead in commemorating our state’s people, events, and issues by creating nearly 180 bronze and wooden markers. In 1995, the Society began placing a new generation of historical markers that present information along with full color photographs, maps and graphs. These markers give due consideration to topics neglected in earlier years—topics ranging from water rights to women’s suffrage.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Maureen,
Do you know if the 220 historic markers are described or written about in a booklet or other publication? RSVP to hmoir@nednet.net

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