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    Bergen, Thomas C.


    1820-1888

    District 3 Commissioner
    1862-1869

    Republican

    Thomas C. Bergen came to Colorado in 1859 and became one of the first residents of the mountain area later called Bergen Park. He built a cabin there in July 1859 and moved his family from Illinois the following summer. He farmed and operated a boarding house in Bergen Park along one of the main roads into the mountains until 1875, when he moved to a location two miles south of Morrison. There he raised stock and developed a pond for commercially raising trout. He was a member of the first state legislature and of the People's Convention that petitioned Congress for Colorado statehood. Bergen was elected to a two year term on the first Board of County Commissioners, and was reelected twice. In 1885 he moved into Morrison, and later moved to Phoenix, Arizona, where he died.



    Last Updated: 4-22-2013