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  • Chronological History of Jeffco – the 2010s

     

    May 1, 2010

    Basket handled 6th Avenue Bridge moved into place in Lakewood, is largest object ever moved within Jefferson County. Curving 17-span Indiana Bridge completed the same year at Golden, both part of West Corridor light rail project. 

    2011

    St. Anthony West Hospital, Jefferson County’s first major hospital built from scratch in a century, completed in Lakewood. 

    November 18, 2011

    Jefferson County’s Sesquicentennial Gala held at Jefferson County Fairgrounds.

    2012

    James Baugh House at 11361 W. 44th Ave. in Wheat Ridge listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  One of the oldest log structures still standing in Colorado as of 2012.

    March 26-April 2, 2012

    Lower North Fork Fire claims three lives, making it the first lethal wildfire in Jefferson County in 152 years.  The fire spread over 1400 acres and burned 23 houses and a barn, and the historic 1887 Lamb School on Kuehster Road. 

    April 13, 2012

    Burial of sesquicentennial time capsule in the Memorial Garden west of the Courts and Administration Building on the Jefferson County Government Center campus.

    April 18, 2012

    Golden Cemetery listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

    May 2012

    Colorow Council Tree (at least 400 yrs. old) and Rooney Ranch Picnic Site approved as County's newest landmarks.  This designation marks the first natural feature to be named as a landmark.

    Denver Mountain Parks celebrates its centennial.

    November 7, 2012

    Jefferson County Open Space celebrates its 40th anniversary.

    March 20, 2013

    Fruitdale School at 10801 W. 44th Ave. in Wheat Ridge added to the National Register of Historic Places.  Designed by Temple Hoyne Buell in 1927.

    April 26, 2013

    West Rail Line (W Line) opens.  Links Golden and parts of Jefferson County with 11 stations that connect to downtown Denver.

    May 18, 2013

    Staunton State Park opens to the public.  Staunton Ranch buildings designated as National Rural Historic Landscape on December 4, 2012.

    July 7, 2013

    Baehrden Lodge in Pine Valley Ranch Park reopens to the public after restoration.  Designed by J.J.B. Benedict in 1928.