School District No.8-Montgomery was formed in 1863 but there are no extant census records before 1879. William Burnett was Secretary of the district that year, and these are some of the families whose children attended the school: Chapman, Cook, Evans, Kline, McCall, Parsons, Sneed and Weese.

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School District No. 7-Niwot

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School District No. 7-Niwot was formed in 1863 but there are no extant census records before 1876. Barnett Dodd recorded the census in 1876, and he recorded the age of each student in year, month and day, e.g. Jacob Greub was 15Y, 1M and 22D old. These are some of the families whose children attended the school in 1876: Caywood, Dodd, Greub, hornbaker, Williamson, Bader, Gould, Williamson and Wilson.

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School District No. 6-Burlington was formed in 1863 but there are no extant census records until 1875. Mr. LaRue was a teacher in 1875 and L H Dickson was the Secretary of the district. These are some of the families whose children attended the school: Andrews, Black, Beckwith, Cushman, Greenley, Myers, Manners, McCoy, Taylor, Wilson, White and Wiswell.

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School District No. 5-Davidson was formed in 1863, but there are no extant census records until 1879. Edwin M Currier was Secretary of the District in 1879, and these are some of the families whose children attended the school: Beasley, Currier, Davidson, Leyner, Meikel, Prince, Rothrock, Rowe, Stecker, Sawdy, and Way.

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School District No. 4-Valmont was established in 1863 but there are no census records extant before 1879. C W Hayden was the Secretary for the school district that year, and these are some of the families whose children attended the school: Allen, Akins, Chambers, Ewing, Hayden, Hammontree, Lemmex, Platt, Pancost and Wier.

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School District No. 3-Boulder was the largest school district in the county. The district was formed in 1863, but there are no census records extant before 1877. There are more than 30,000 students, administrators and parents listed in this volume. R B Lockwood was the Secretary for the District in 1877, and these are the names of some of the families whose children attended school in the district in 1877: Allen, Berkley, Babcock, Cruikshank, Chase, Day, Eldred, Euler, Fonda, Green, Holstein, Jamison, Kingery, Leonard, Maxwell, Nobles, Oldenburg, Pickel, Quirk, Rowe, Sternberg, Sturtevant, Tourtellot, Van Deren, Widmore, Weiskopf and Young.

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The Shamrock School District, No. 2 (also called Dry Creek School District) was formed in 1863, but there are no census records extant before 1876. And this census for this district is interesting because it counts children under the age of 6, presumably to help plan for the school years to come. Arizona Wilson was the Secretary of the District in 1876, and these are some of the families whose children were counted in this census: Barter, Beal, Coin, Duffy, McDonald Rosenbaum and Staples.
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Colorado Territorial Penitentiary, Board of Managers Reports, 1871-1877: An Annotated Index of Marshals, Wardens, Guards, Board Members, Prisoners, and Local Businesses

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The Colorado Territorial Penitentiary, Board of Managers Reports, 1871-1877: An Annotated Index of Marshals, Wardens, Guards, Board Members, Prisoners, and Local Businesses contains the names of the penitentiary’s first one hundred prisoners (including escapees), a physical description of the person, why they were in the penitentiary, which county sentenced them and where they were born.

In addition, the Board of Managers Reports included the services provided to the prison by local businesses, the names of each member of the Board, along with the names of US Marshals, wardens, guards, nurses and other personnel.

An inventory dated 1 Dec 1874 shows a prison (40’x70’), a guard’s sleeping apartment, a guard’s dining room and prison kitchen, the warden’s residence (brick, 6 rooms and hall, one outhouse and store house), a shoemaker’s shop (adobe with cellar), a carpenter’s show (wood 15’x20’), a blacksmith’s shop (wood 14’x17’), a stone cutter’s shop (wood, 15’x32’), two outhouses for general use, a bake oven (10’x12’), 360’ of stone embankment in front of the prison, 330’ of picket fence with 2 single gates and 1 double gate, 700’ of board fence around the garden, all on 40 acres of land.

Colorado Territorial Penitentiary, Board of Managers Reports, 1871-1877

 

Boulder County, Colorado District Court, Grand Jury Records, 1867-1922: An Annotated Index

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The Boulder County, Colorado District Court, Grand Jury Records, 1867-1922  is an annotated index of the records of District Court requesting men for service as grand jurors. Grand Jurors were summoned to examine cases in order to issue indictments but they were also used to examine public financial records and the safety of public buildings. Several special cases are found in this record set, including those investigating “considerable lawlessness especially in the illicit traffic of liquor and gambling,” and the Grand Jury statements of May Bradford Oles who was the adopted daughter of Andrew J Macky (a prominent Boulder citizen) and her attempt to claim a part of his large estate.

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New Index Available

March 12, 2017

Boulder County, Colorado Surveys and Mineral Claims at the General Land Office, 1859-1876: An Annotated Index

The Boulder County, Colorado Surveys and Mineral Claims at the General Land Office, 1859-1876: An Annotated Index contains the names of the mine owners (claimant), surveyors and survey crew members, along with the mines and their range and township information. One additional piece of information was added when found—cabins, houses, barns, buildings, bridges, boarding houses, mills, toll roads, wagon roads, creeks and rivers. Using those listings is one way to see what was built where during these early mining days.

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