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This book of 650 pages with 1,000s of photographs is the first comprehensive history of Jefferson County.

Jefferson County is one of Colorado's “Crown Jewels.” More that one-third of the JeffCo's 775 square miles of mountains and plains have been preserved by federal, state, county, and city governments. All 540,000 residents live within a ten-minutes drive of a Colorado Getaway to historic Wild West nature trails. Excellent public and private schools and colleges serve diverse neighborhoods from urban condos to horse ranches in the rural foothills.


This book celebrates 150 years since Colorado's initial “Provisional Territory Government” began at Mount Vernon and Golden in 1859. Once an agricultural and mining area, JeffCo residents developed a thriving economy where the great plains meet the Rocky Mountains with some of the most magnificent scenery in the world. In 2009, it became the best place to live and work in Colorado!

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