• Reference Books - Jefferson County


    This page lists general publications about Jefferson County or specific sites within the county.  These books are available for use in the Archives Reading Room only.

    Antique Auto Museum: A.R. Cheek Collection – Lookout Mountain, A.R. Cheek, 1964

    Arthur Lakes’ “Rambles Around the Ridge”,
    Beth Simmons & Kathy Honda, 2007

    The Bradford Years, 1859-1876, Dolores A.Ebner, 2000
    Bronco Billy and the Essanay Film Company, David Kiehn, 2003 

    Buffalo Beginnings and Through the Years, Book #1, Dorothy Lombard, 1985
    Buffalo Beginnings and Through the Years, Book #2, Dorothy Lombard, 1995 

    Cabrinian Colorado Missions, Mother Ignatius Miceli, M.S.C., 1996

    A Century of Jefferson County Mountain Area Schools, Phebe Granzella, 1993

    The Changing Faces of Foxton, Gerald W.Pool, 2002

    Coal Creek Canyon Colorado: Tales From Times Past, Vicki Moran, 2011

    Colorado Christian University: The First 100 Years, Janet M.Black, 2014

    Colorado’s Park of the Red Rocks: A Geologic Sketch, L.W. LeRoy, 1955

    Colorow! A Colorado Photographic Chronicle, Beth Simmons, 2015

    Columbine, Dave Cullen, 2009

    County Officials Manual: A Guideline for Better Government, Colorado Counties, Inc., 1989

    The Delightful History of Mount Vernon Canyon, Carole Lomond, 2015

    Denver’s Lakeside Amusement Park: From the White City Beautiful to a Century of Fun, David Forsyth, 2016

    Duties and Functions of Colorado County Officials: An Administrative Manual for County Officials, Colorado Information, 1968

    The Elk Creek Chronicles: From Shaffers Crossing to Pine Grove, David P.Nelson, 2011 

    Evergreen: Our Mountain Community, Barbara & Gene Sternberg, 2004

    Fifty Cents Down: The Daniels Gardens History Project, Linda Sanders & Katie Thorsheim, 1996

    From Scratch, Jefferson County Historical Commission, 1985

    A Ghost-Eye View of Arapahoe City, Edna J.Witt, 1966

    Historic Dinosaur Quarries of the Dinosaur Ridge Area, Adrian P. Hunt, Martin Lockley, & Sally White, 2002

    Historic-Souvenir Book: The Story of Jefferson County and Golden Colorado, 1950

    History of Jefferson County, Ethel Dark, 1939 (Thesis)

    The History of W.W. Wilmore Nursery, Scott Wilmore, 1983

    Homesteaders, Moonshiners and Frontier Law: An Historical Journey from Aspen Park to Kenosha Pass, Lee Heideman, 2003

    In the Footsteps of the Hotchkiss Brothers, Mary H. Farmer & Lee M. Farmer, 2009

    Jefferson County, Colorado, 1:50,000-scale Topographic Map, Geological Survey (U.S.), 1976

    Jefferson County Locator: Zip Codes, Precincts, Address Ranges, Sales Tax, City Codes, Jefferson County GIS, 2011

    Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department: Building for the Future 1861-1977, Dennis L. Potter, 1977

    Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office: 1859-2009, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, 2010

    Jefferson County, Colorado Road Atlas, Jefferson County GIS, 1998 & 2010

    Jefferson County, Colorado: A Unique & Eventful History!, Carole Lomond, 2009

    Jefferson County, Colorado: The Colorful Past of a Great Community, Sara Robbins, 1962

    Jefferson County: A Contemporary Portrait, Helen Masterson, 1999

    John Gregory Country: Place Names and History of Ralston Buttes Quadrangle, Charles & Mary Ramstetter, editors, 1999

    The Legacy of Arthur Lakes, Katherine K. Honda & Beth Simmons, 2009

    The Life and Selected Writings of Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson (Edited, and with an introduction by Adrienne Koch & William Peden), 1944 

    Life in the Early Days (Golden Gate Canyon), James K. Ramstetter, 1996

    Living it Loud: Bandimere Supercharged: Faith, Family and the Pursuit of Speed, Chad Bonham, 2014 
    Lorraine Lodge: A History of the Boettcher Mansion, Boettcher Mansion, 2001

    Mother Cabrini Shrine, Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 2001 (VHS)

    Mountain Growth and Development: Jefferson County, Colorado, Elizabeth A.Losinski, 1971

    Mountain Memories, From Coffee Pot Hill to Medlen Town: A History of the Inter-Canyon Area of Southwest Jefferson County, Betty Moynihan & Helen E. Waters, 1981

    The Mountain Puzzle: Land Use, Jefferson County League of Women Voters, 1972

    Notorious Jefferson County: Frontier Murder and Mayhem, Carol Turner, 2010

    Office of the District Attorney, First Judicial District: A Brief History 1876-1996, Office of the District Attorney, 1996

    Our Memories of Bergen Park, C.M.Hamilton, 19—

    The Secrets of Elk Creek: Shaffers Crossing, Staunton State Park and Beyond, Bonnie E.Scudder, 2013

    Shining Mountains, Georgina Brown, 1959

    A Tribute to Education in Jefferson County, Colorado: 50 Years as One, Lois Cunniff Lindstrom Kennedy, 2001

    Twenty-Six Years in Jail, G.A.Bray, c. 1997

    The Upper Side of the Pie Crust: An Early History of Southwestern Jefferson County, Conifer-Pine-Buffalo Creek, Colorado, Margaret V.Bentley, 1978

    West Jefferson County Area Directory, Colorado Transcript, 1968

    The Westall Monument Poems of Preservation and Personification, West Jefferson Middle School in Conifer, Colorado, Edited by F. Reetz, 2014

    Yesteryear: Tales From Colorado Front Range Mountain Communities, Hank Alderfer, 2016