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  • Chronological History of Jeffco – the 1930s

     

    July 11, 1930

    Funicular fire on Lookout Mountain.

    March 19, 1932

    Colorado School of Mines emblem, the "M" on Mt. Zion, is permanently lit.

    1935-1939

    Ralston Dam built as Depression era federal works project. 

    1936-1940

    Red Rocks Amphitheater near Morrison built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) and Denver Mountain Parks. 

    March 27, 1937

    Denver Fire Clay Mine north of Golden caves in, trapping three miners while one escapes. After 18 hours all miners are rescued uninjured. 

    September 2, 1938

    Bear Creek flood kills six people in Bear Creek Canyon between Morrison and Kittredge, with $450,000 in damage through Morrison