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Colorado State Industrial School for wayward children ages 6-18, now the Lookout Mountain School for Boys, established in Golden.
Unplatted area comprising Wheat Ridge named by resident Henry Lee, who served as a state senator, 1885-1889. The area was first settled as farmsteads in 1859.
Election day earthquake of magnitude 6.2, the largest recorded in Jefferson County, shakes Golden, with effect particularly felt at Jefferson County Courthouse.
Sacred Heart College, now Regis University, moves to and opens in Morrison.
Town of Broomfield established; originally called Zang's Spur, the town is located in Adams and Boulder Counties as well as Jefferson County.
First electricity in Jefferson County as Golden Illuminating Company’s power plant goes online.
First college football game played in Colorado between the Colorado School of Mines and Colorado College.
Edgewater town plat filed.
Lakewood town plat filed.
White Ash Coal Mine disaster. A tunnel built under Clear Creek in Golden flooded, drowning ten men whose bodies were never recovered.
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