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5 News
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G.E. Boulder History 3
1 Boulder City 7
1 1864
2 1868
3 1880
4 1883 Directory
5 1887
6 1898
7 1915
2 Boulder County 3
1 Historic Boulder County
2 Current Bulder County
3 Caribou
1 Historical Population
1 1858 20
2 1859 280+
3 1870 343
4 1880 3,069 794.8%
5 1890 3,330 8.5%
6 1900 6,150 84.7%
7 1910 9,539 55.1%
8 1920 11,006 15.4%
9 1930 11,223 2.0%
10 1940 12,958 15.5%
11 1950 19,999 54.3%
12 1960 37,718 88.6%
13 1970 66,870 77.3%
14 1980 76,685 14.7%
15 1990 83,312 8.6%
16 2000 94,673 13.6%
17 2010 97,385 2.9%
18 2014 105,112 7.9%

This is the page where I have the history of Boulder County Google Earthafied, meaning it is available for download on a free program called Google Earth, where you can see satellite photos of the world. Clicking on the Google Earth icons will download KMZ files onto your computer that you can open on Google Earth.

The blue Google Earth icon downloads the rainbow color coded versions of the maps, designed to accentuate the lots and buildings, and the white icons are for the realistic green and brown colored versions so it looks like a cartoon world that you can explore. The KMZ files can be downloaded in folders large and small for your convenience, corresponding to where they are.

10-17-1858 Captain Thomas Aikins brought a prospecting company to Red Rocks just south of the Arapahoe Camp of Niwot. One of the Indians told them he had a dream that a boulder creek flooded and washed all the Indians away and left the Whites.
20 Men among them:

12 Original Log Cabins

March 1859 Pop 280+ Male 0 Female Saw & Grist Mill en route

May 1859 Stage Coach en route to Gold Hill

in '79:

short street = 9th street
9th Street = 8th Street
Bluff = Prospect

in 1902 South Street = Bluff
Bluff from 4th to 12th = Maxwell Ave

Size of lots were 50/140 feet 4,044 lots Feb 10 1859 158.9 acres

Blocks were 300x350' Alleys 5 meters.

 

Considered dangerous if wanted more than seven acres of land.

A captain who won a battle was given what he could till in a day.

 

At time of Romulus everyone was content with two acres.

1915 Map of Boulder: 4X5 Miles. 25.78 Square Kilometers

16.1 X 12.87 Kilometers 66.78 Sq Kilometers ff

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Street name changes 15
1 Hill street = Mapleton
2 Water Street = Canyon
3 Front Street = Walnut
4 Valley Road = Arapahoe
5 Hill Street = Morrison Alley
6 Bluff = Maxwell
7 1st Ave = Alpine
8 2nd Ave = Balsam
9 3rd Ave = Cedar
10 2nd = 13th
11 3rd = 14th
12 4th = 15th
13 5th = 16th
14 6th = 17th
15 County = Valmont
1858 20 Original Boulderites
1 Captain Thomas Aikins
2 James Aikins Son
3 Samuel J. Aikins, Nephew
4 Alfred A. Brookfield
5 Thomas Lorton
6 William Moore
7 John Rothrock
8 Henry W. Chiles
9 Charles Clouser
10 W.H. Dickens
11 Daniel Gordon
12 Theodore Squires Brother of Daniel Gordon
13 Wheelock Brother 1
14 Wheelock Brother 2
15 Captain A.K. Yount
16 No Name 1
17 No Name 2
18 No Name 3
19 No Name 4
20 No Name 5
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1 1864 Map
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3 1880 Map
 
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4 1883 Directory
1 D Eclipse Restaurant J.C. Bailey & Sons 1222 Pearl 1883 Directory
2 M Eldred & Co Harness Makers 1304 Pearl
3 H Fred H Eldred & Son Livery 1443 Spruce
4 B H.R. Eldred & Son Livery 15th & Spruce 1883 Directory
5 R Estey's Grocers - Augustus E & Hattie Estey 2333 13th Street
6 R Euler Grocers - WM Euler & SE Pine 1246 Pine Street
7 I Euler Grocery 2931 14th Street William & Mary Euler
8 OEureka Restaurant 1215 Pearl A Beckton & ? Jefferson
9 OJA Everett News & Courier 1639 9th Street
10 OFegan & Clouser 2nd Hand Store 2020 12th Street (Hugh Fegan & Peter Clouser)
11 OMethodist Church Pastor Rev. WA Gilliam 1419 Spruce Street
12 OGarbarino Saloon - Louis & Elizabeth Garbarino 1812 Water (Canyon)
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6 1898 Map
 
 
 
 
 
7 1915 Map
 
 
 
 
 

 

Fact Sheet
established in 1870
60 businesses and 400 people, supported by 20 producing mines
3,000< people at peak in 1875 (Some say 5,000)
one church,
three saloons,
a brewery,
newspaper, the Caribou Post
Caribou mine was sold for $3 million in 1871 to Dutch investors
1876 Jerome B. Chaffee and David Moffat bought the mine, incorporated it, and sold shares in New York.
A fire burned down the town in 1879
1920s, Caribou was home to fewer than 50 people.
stores
billiard and dance halls
hotels
blacksmith shops,
a stable
school, a
photographic gallery, a
post office
Jail
had an award-winning silver cornet band that performed throughout the region.
sledding and ice skating during the winter months then playing baseball and racing horses in the summer.
there was a discreet red-light district
Sam Conger discovered silver in the high country above Boulder, Colorado in 1868
The silver crash of 1893 dealt a death blow to the town.
And a fire in 1903 wiped Caribou off the map;
Between the years of 1878-1882 Caribou had two epidemics.
1910-1919 still couldn't wake the town of Caribou. These stone miner's barracks are from that period.
1876 biggest drop
Population Details
1 1880
1 1880 546 Pop Census after Reconstruction from fire:
2 Men Aged 16-50 average 30.4
3 174 children 15 or younger
4 18 older than 50
5 65% under 35
6 264 Men 138 Single 126 Married
7 73 Married Men had families with them
8 10 Single Women 17 or older all but one under 25 including 5 widows under 50
9 One divorce
10 *Oldest 70 & 73 women living with son in law
11 296 born in USA 54%, 110 native Coloradans, 1st generation.
29 from Ohio, then Missouri, New York, New Jersey, Michigan.
Midwest had 36% of americans, North of Maryland 22%, couple of southerners.
12 46% foreign born. Most adults from outside USA. 215 British Isles, 18 from colonies. 20 Others born in Europe, Germany had 13. Most adults from Cornwall.
13 73 Families with both mother and father average 2.4 children.
14 Two families had 8 kids. One had eight girls.
15 23 children in school. All literate.
16 Two couples had one partner under 20.
17 Median age of married couples was 33.9.
18
William Donald managed Sherman house bur also mined.
19
2 teachers, minister, doctor. Seward Merry was teacher and barber. 8 Mining engineers. 3 merchants, 2 butchers, one saloon keeper. averaged just over 35. .
20 100 dwellings occupied. averaging 5.5 people per house.
1885 - 138
1 Men outnumbered women by 20. 5:1 for 15<.
2 27 single men & 27 married men.
3 School Teacher, Music Teacher, Engineer. Hotel Keeper, merchant, tailor, butcher, shoemaker, three women as milliner, dressmaker and boarding house host, grocer and saloon owner.
0 Welcome 0
Town Formula for Pop 1,000
H 1,000P Ch 251H 904P 451Ch
7:1 miner to service person ratio  
18 Single Women 17< 1 Over 25 yrs. 10 widows under 50. 2 divorce  
49% Men Married  
650 under 35  
460 Foreign born (Most fm Cornwall)  
24 German Born  
13.4% Married men with families with them. Average 2.4 children. 2.7% one partner >20  
33.9% Median age married couple  
1.36% Divorce Rate  
319 Children 15>  
106 in 10 Boarding Houses: 58 11.6 Average
1 Sherman 28 rooms.
2 Caribou 10
3 Idaho 5
4 Colorado 10
5 Planters 5
6 Boulder 8
7 Monitor 10
8 10
9 10
10 10
 
4.88 (5) Average per house not including boarding houses.  
5.46 People per house including boarding houses  
183 Houses.  
10 Boarding houses with 106 people. 10.6 per house  
173 private houses with 894 people. 5.17 per house.  
106 in 10 Boarding Houses  
184 houses for 1,000 people 5.46 per house  
5.14 per house not including boarding houses  
894 in normal houses  

 

when they take women they go 3-400 miles


 

up to 6 farmers

 

 

 Between 1900 and 1906, Enos Mills  climbed Longs 304 Times

 

 

Town Formula from 1880 Census Pop 546
7:1 miner to service person ratio
1.83% 10 Single Women 17< 1 Over 25 yrs. 5 widows under 50. 1 divorce
49% Men Married
65% under 35
46% 251 Foreign born (Most fm Cornwall)
2.4% 13 German Born
13.4% Married men with families with them. Average 2.4 children. 2.7% one partner >20
33.9% Median age married couple
1.36% Divorce Rate
31.9% 174 Children 15>
5.46 People per house (100 Houses) including boarding houses
10.6% 58 in 5 Boarding Houses 9.2 Average: 80 Total including 22 family members.
1 Sherman 28 rooms
2 Caribou 10
3 Idaho 5
4 Colorado 10
5 Planters 5
9.41% Boarding Houses
109.2 people per boarding house
5.15 people per house including boarding houses.
19.4% houses to people
Building Key
1 one story building 4
2 two story building 6 meters tall
3 3 story building 10 meters tall
4 Tent 6X7X3
Population
1871 - 964 (Guy said 250 Houses)
1973 - 1,088
*1875 - 1,100 w/ 285 Houses
3.86 People per house
119 in 10 boarding houses with 9 with 10 and sherpan with 28
981 other
1876 - 712
1878 - 600
1880 - 549 49Ch 9 50<
1885 - 138
1890 - 169
1900 - 44
1910 - 51
350 Children

Town Details

1 as high as 272 Voted for President
2 Caribou Tunnel 752 ft
3 Caribou town size 160 acres
4 1871 Within a circle of one half mile from town there are no less than seventy lodes; fifty six pay well, and all would pay if there were means for reducing the ores.
5 Five fire plugs and a fire hose from the ditch
6 Municipal town had 5 trustees: President, acting mayor
7 1879 three dogs per resident.
8 1876 Nederland had 300 people. small merchandise area and school
9 Road up Boulder Canyon opened 1871
10 Daily Stage from Nederland to Caribou, in winter had sleighs.
11 Sherman house had 28 sleeping rooms, a reading room, parlor, large dining room.
12 1875 Six saloons. 3rd biggest mining town after Georgetown-Silverplume and Leadville.
13 1875 Two general merchandise stores, two livery stables, six saloons, four hotels, one fruit stand, one butcher, brewer, restaurant, and dry goods store.
14 1871 250 Houses.
15 1871-2 Caribou Post
16 1871 had livery stable, two at times, one drug store Fonda Bros. Thompson and Co had store with drugs Two blacksmiths, a boot and shoemaker, a barber, a jeweler , assayer, mining engineer, phtoographick gallery one doctor.
17 Boarding Houses 4:
18 Sherman House 28 rooms
Caribou House
19 7-10 boarding houses and hotels. Five with names.
20 1873 Two general merchandise stores, two livery stables, six saloons, four hotels, one fruit stand, a butcher, brewer, restaurant, and dry goods store.
184 Houses at Caribou with 1,000 People
1 1st Avenue 2
1/1 6P 4Ch
2/2 Miss Baumbaugh's School of 20 '77 1P 0Ch
2 2nd Avenue 6
1/3 5P 3Ch
2/4 10P 8Ch Eight Girls
3/5 5P 2Ch Widow w/ Sister
4/6 4P 2Ch
5/7 4P 2Ch
6/8 4P 2Ch
3 3rd Avenue 14
1/9 4P 2Ch
2/10 4P 2Ch
3/11 2P 0Ch
4/12 4P 2Ch
5/13 4P 2Ch
6/14 4P 2Ch
7/15 4P 2Ch
8/16 4P 2Ch
9/17 German 1 5P 3Ch
10/18 4P 2Ch
11/19 4P 2Ch
12/20 5P 3Ch
13/21 4P 2Ch
14/22 4P 2Ch
4 4th Avenue 10
1/24 5P 3Ch
2/25 4P 2Ch
3/26 4P 2Ch
4/27 4P 2Ch
5/28 4P 2Ch
6/29 5P 3Ch
7/30 4P 2Ch
8/31 5P 3Ch
9/32 4P 2Ch
10/33 4P 2Ch
5 5th Avenue 7
1/34 4P 2Ch
2/35 4P 2Ch
3/36 3P 1Ch
4/37 4P 2Ch
5/38 4P 2Ch
6/39 4P 2Ch
7/40 4P 2Ch
6 Pugh Street 9
1/42 6P 4Ch
2/43 6P 4Ch
3/44 6P 4Ch
4/45 4P 4Ch
5/46 6P 4Ch
6/47 4P 4Ch
7/48 4P 4Ch
8/49 4P 4Ch
9/50 4P 4Ch
7 Potosi Street 6
1/51 5P 0Ch
2/52 5P 0Ch
3/53 5P 0Ch
4/54 5P 0Ch
5/55 5P 0Ch
6/56 5P 3Ch
8 Caribou Street 39
1/57 5P 3Ch
2/58 5P 3Ch
3/59 4P 2Ch
4/60 4P 2Ch
5/61 4P 2Ch
6/62 4P 2Ch
7/63 4P 2Ch
8/64 4P 2Ch
9/65 5P 3Ch
10/66 5P 3Ch
11/67 5P 3Ch
12/68 4P 2Ch
13/69 8P 0Ch Idaho House
14/70 10P 0Ch Planter's House
15/71 4P 2Ch
16/72 4P 2Ch
17/73 6P 3Ch
18/74 6P 4Ch
19/75 10P 0Ch Boarding House 7
20/76 5P 3Ch
8 Caribou Street 39
21/77 4P 2Ch
22/78 4P 2Ch
23/79 4P 2Ch
24/80 6P 4Ch Reimer's Store
25/81 6P 4Ch
26/82 4P 2Ch
27/83 4P 2Ch
28/84 6P 4Ch
29/85 4P 2Ch
30/86 6P 4Ch
31/87 4P 2Ch
32/88 4P 2Ch
33/89 4P 2Ch
34/90 7P 5Ch
35/91 7P 5Ch
36/92 4P 2Ch
37/93 4P 2Ch
38/94 4P 2Ch
39/95 5P 3Ch
Last Standing House
13 Valley Road 3
1/182 4P 2Ch
2/183 4P 2Ch
3/184 4P 2Ch
9 Idaho Street 41
1/96 4P 2Ch
2/97 5P 3Ch
3/98 6P 4Ch
4/99 5P 3Ch
5/100 6P 4Ch
6/101 6P 4Ch
7/102 5P 3Ch
8/103 5P 3Ch
9/104 9P 7Ch
10/105 5P 3Ch
11/106 4P 2Ch
12/107 5P 3Ch
13/108 5P 3Ch
14/109 8P 6Ch
15/110 30P 3CH
Sherman House
16/111 4P 2Ch
17/112 4P 2Ch
18/113 1P 0Ch
19/114 2P 0Ch
20/115 6P 0Ch
9 Idaho Street 41
21/116 3P 2Ch
22/117 4P 1Ch
23/118 4P 2Ch
24/119 10P 0Ch
25/120 4P 2Ch
26/121 4P 2Ch Boarding House 7
27/122 1P 0Ch Dobson's Saloon
28/123 3P 1Ch Newell's Saloon
29/124 6P 0Ch Boarding House 6
30/125 6P 0Ch
Colorado Boarding House
31/126 5P 3Ch Murphy's Meat Market
32/127 1P 0Ch Scott Bros
33/128 4P 2Ch
34/129 1P 0Ch
35/130 5P 3Ch
36/131 4P 2Ch Post Office
37/132 4P 2Ch
Telegraph Office
38/133 5P 3Ch Werley's Saloon
39/134 Church
40/135 10P 0Ch Caribou House
41/136 4P 2Ch Brewery
10 Boulder Street 22
1/137 4P 2Ch
2/138 Shoefly Brothel
3/139 7P 5Ch
4/140 5P 3Ch
5/141 5P 3Ch
6/142 6P 4Ch
7/143 6P 4Ch
8/144 4P 2Ch
9/145 6P 4Ch
10/146 5P 3Ch
11/147 5P 3Ch
12/148 4P 2Ch
13/149 3P 2Ch
14/150 5P 3Ch
15/151 4P 2Ch
16/152 4P 2Ch
17/153 4P 2Ch
18/154 4P 2Ch
19/155 5P 3Ch
20/156 1P 0Ch
21/157 4P 2Ch
22/158 1P 0Ch
11 Monitor Street 14
1/159 5P 3Ch
2/160 2P 0Ch
3/161 4P 2Ch
4/162 5P 3Ch
5/163 4P 2Ch
6/164 5P 3Ch
Jim Butler's House
7/165 3P 1Ch
8/166 5P 3Ch
9/167 4P 2Ch
10/168 4P 2Ch
11/169 4P 2Ch
12/170 4P 2Ch
13/171 4P 2Ch
14/172 4P 2Ch
12 7th Street 9
1/173 6P 4Ch
2/174 6P 4Ch
3/175 2P 8Ch
4/176 4P 2Ch
5/177 5P 3Ch
6/178 6P 4Ch
7/179 4P 2Ch
8/180 4P 2Ch
9/181 4P 2Ch