The following is a timeline of the
history of the city of Boulder, Colorado, USA.
Panorama print of Boulder, 1900
19th century [ edit ]
October 17 - a group of gold prospectors from
Fort St. Vrain 30 mi. to the east led by Capt. Thomas Aikens camp in Red Rocks on Boulder Creek in modern-day Settler's Park at the mouth of Boulder Canyon. This was in Arapaho territory, near the camp of Southern Arapaho chief Chief Niwot (Left Hand) (1825-64) in Valmont Butte. Chief Niwot rode to their camp to warn them to leave, but changed his mind after being given food and liquor, and having a dream of a flood washing his people away but letting the white people survive. Due to the prospectors' gifts and the premonition in his dream, he welcomed the visitors, but not before uttering the Curse of the Boulder Valley: "People seeing the beauty of this valley will want to stay, and their staying will be the undoing of the beauty."   1859
January 15 - gold is discovered in
Gold Hill, Colorado above Left Hand Canyon in NW Boulder. February 10 - the Boulder City Town Company is formed, and the town laid out into 4,044 lots, offered for $1,000 each.
February 28 - the
Territory of Colorado is created by the U.S. Congress, causing Boulder to no longer be part of Nebraska Territory. November 7 - legislation is passed making way for the state university to be located in Boulder.
 1869 -
Boulder County News begins publication.  1870
November 4 - town incorporated.
 1873 - Railroad begins operating.
September 20 - the first cornerstone is laid for the first building (Old Main Building) on the CU campus.
Colorado Banner newspaper begins publication. 
Boulder High School established. 1876
1877 - September 5 - The
University of Colorado officially opens.  1878 - The first mayor, Jacob Ellison is elected for a two-month term.
 1880 - The town passes the 3,000 population mark, making it eligible for incorporation.
April 3 - Boulder is incorporated as a 2nd class town, and later that month a new town hall is completed in time for the first meeting of the city council.
Denver, Marshall and Boulder Railway begins operating. 1890
1891 - Feeny Opera House active (approximate date).
1893 - Philharmonic Club formed.
1895 - Crockett Ricketts elected mayor.
 1896 - Colorado Sanitarium in business.
Colorado Chautauqua established.
20th century [ edit ]
1900s-1940s [ edit ]
1950s-1990s [ edit ]
21st century [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ Frank Fossett (1876), , Denver: Daily Tribune Steam Printing House, Colorado OCLC 1886104
^ a b c https://bouldercolorado.gov/visitors/history
^ "University of Colorado History". www.Colorado.edu.
^ a b c "US Newspaper Directory". Chronicling America. Washington DC: Library of Congress . Retrieved . March 30, 2013
^ A. von Steinwehr (1875). "Boulder". Centennial Gazetteer of the United States. Philadelphia: McCurdy.
^ "C.U. History". BoulderGuide. June 30, 2009 . Retrieved . December 9, 2010
^ , Boulder, Colorado: Regents of the University of Colorado, 1902 Quarto-centennial celebration, University of Colorado, November 13, 14 and 15, 1902, Boulder, Colo
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^ a b Charles Ralph. "Opera in Old Colorado". Fort Collins, CO . Retrieved . March 30, 2013
^ . Chicago: Chapman Publishing Company. 1898. Portrait and Biographical Record of Denver and Vicinity, Colorado
^ "A Boulder Timeline". Boulder History Museum. Archived from the original on October 10, 2014 . Retrieved . January 17, 2010
^ . New York: R.R. Bowker Co. 1918. American Library Annual, 1917-1918
^ "Brief History of Colorado". Archived from the original on March 7, 2008.
^ The Colorado Daily, January 12, 2010
^ John L. Sloop (1978), "National Cryogenic Engineering Laboratory", , U.S. Liquid hydrogen as a propulsion fuel, 1945-1959 National Aeronautics and Space Administration, OCLC 68918094 , retrieved March 30, 2013
^ Hernandez, Paul. (March 8, 2017). "Postwar Years: Overview". U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology . Retrieved . December 11, 2017
^ "NIST Tech Beat". U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. September 5, 2012 . Retrieved . March 30, 2013
^ Erik Larson (1995). . Vintage. Lethal Passage: The Story of a Gun ISBN 978-0-307-80331-3.
^ a b Pluralism Project. "Buddhism in America". America's Many Religions: Timelines. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University . Retrieved . October 4, 2013
^ Denver Post', January 15, 2010
^ a b c d "Boulder Sister City Program". City of Boulder, Colorado . Retrieved . December 30, 2015
^ "R.M.S.E.N. Times". WorldCat. USA: Online Computer Library Center . Retrieved . March 30, 2013
^ "Mountain Sun Pub & Brewery". Boulder . Retrieved . March 30, 2013
^ "Boulder Community Network". Archived from the original on January 1997.
^ Patricia A. Langelier (1996). "Local Government Home Pages". Popular Government. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 6 (3): 38+. ISSN 0032-4515. Special Series: Local Government on the Internet
^ "BoulderRunning.com" . Retrieved . March 30, 2013
^ "City Approves 'Carbon Tax' in Effort to Reduce Gas Emissions". New York Times. November 18, 2006 . Retrieved . March 30, 2013
^ "Marquee Magazine". Boulder . Retrieved . March 30, 2013
^ "Mayor and City Council". City of Boulder . Retrieved . March 30, 2013
^ "Colorado: Boulder Votes to Remove Power Company". New York Times. November 2, 2011 . Retrieved . March 30, 2013
^ "Our Bylaws". Boulder Food Rescue . Retrieved . October 15, 2013
^ "NIST Tech Beat". U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. April 17, 2012 . Retrieved . March 30, 2013
^ Henry Grabar (June 28, 2013). "Hungry? Here's a Map of Every Urban Plant You Can Snack On". Atlantic Cities . Retrieved . October 15, 2013
Bibliography [ edit ]
Published in the 19th century
"Boulder", The Rocky Mountain Directory and Colorado Gazetteer, for 1871, Denver: Samuel S. Wallihan & Company, 1870
"Boulder", History of Clear Creek and Boulder Valleys, Colorado, Chicago: O.L. Baskin & Co., 1880
"Boulder". Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer, Or, Geographical Dictionary of the World. Lippincott. 1880.
"Boulder". Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming and Arizona Gazetteer and Business Directory. Chicago: Polk & Co. and A.C. Danser. 1884.
Published in the 20th century
"Boulder", (11th ed.), New York, 1910, Encyclopædia Britannica OCLC 14782424 – via Internet Archive
Frederick Law Olmsted (1910), , The improvement of Boulder, Colorado OCLC 5149048
Francis Potter Daniels (1911), , Columbia, Mo.: The University of Missouri The flora of Boulder, Colorado, and vicinity
Federal Writers’ Project (1945). "Boulder". . Colorado: a Guide to the Highest State American Guide Series. New York: Hastings House. p. 105+.
External links [ edit ]
Coordinates: 40°01′03″N 105°16′47″W / 40.017624°N 105.27966°W