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  • Chronological History of Jeffco – the 1940s

     

    1941

    Remington Arms Company ammunition factory established in Lakewood, now the site of the Denver Federal Center; the largest contract awarded by the federal government in Colorado up to that time. 

    1945

    Ruth W. Quinn of Edgewater becomes the first woman to serve on a Jefferson County jury. 

    August 24, 1946

    Flood from rainstorm near Idledale floods Bear Creek, killing woman at Morrison. 

    1947-1950

    Denver Federal Center established on the site of the Remington Arms Company facility. 

    1949

    Jolly Rancher candy invented by Harmsens at shop in downtown Golden.