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Adolph Coors, III murdered.
First phase of Westland Shopping Center opens at Colfax and Miller Street.
Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport dedicated as Jefferson County Airport.
All time coldest temperature in Jefferson County of -56 degrees recorded in Buffalo Creek.
First county courthouse at 1501 Washington Avenue demolished.
Floods hit Clear Creek, Tucker Gulch and South Platte, causing major metro area damage.
Hall of Justice at 18th and Arapahoe in Golden completed.
Construction of Interstate 70 in Jefferson County begins at Sheridan Blvd.
Villa Italia Shopping Center opens at the southeast corner of Alameda Parkway and Wadsworth Blvd.
Rockmont College, now Colorado Christian University, moves to Lakewood. Toll taken off of the Denver Boulder Turnpike.
Construction of Interstate 70 between Sheridan Blvd. and Wadsworth Blvd. (2 miles) completed.
Construction of Interstate 70 between Wadsworth Blvd. and Kipling St. (2 miles) and between Kipling St. and Ward Road (1.7 miles) completed.
Golden Post Office collapses while under construction, killing one and injuring four.
Westminster annexed into Jefferson County, including Standley Lake.
Construction of Interstate 70 between West Colfax Ave. and State Highway 26/U.S. 40 Junction - entrance to Mount Vernon Canyon (2.9 miles) completed. (Construction began in 1967.)
Wheat Ridge incorporated.
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