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1860 – Professor O. J. Goldrick opens Denver Union School

TODAY, PROFESSOR O.J. GOLDRICK OPENED THE DENVER UNION SCHOOL, OFFERING TO EDUCATE ALL OF DENVER’S CHILDREN. HE, AND FELLOW TEACHER MISS MILLER, ARE BOTH ACCOMPLISHED AND WELL QUALIFIED TEACHERS AND SHOULD MEET WITH LIBERAL ENCOURAGEMENT IN THEIR UNDERTAKING. SEND YOUR … Continue reading

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1860 – Denver City Turkey War

As wars go, it was a minor confrontation, but for the cities of Denver and Auraria, it was a decisive blow against crime and lawlessness. Continue reading

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1868 – Judge Lynch – The Musgrove Killing

“I AM TO BE HUNG TO-DAY ON FALSE CHARGES BY A MOB,” WROTE L.H. MUSGROVE TO HIS BROTHER AS HE STOOD ON A BRIDGE OVER CHERRY CREEK. AS DENVER CITY VIGILANTES TIED CORDS AROUND HIS ANGLES AND NECK, HE WROTE A SECOND LETTER TO HIS WIFE MARY, SAYING HE WAS BEING HANGED “BECAUSE I AM ACQUAINTED WITH ED FRANKLIN.” Continue reading

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