Arapahoe City

Arapahoe City (HM1KB3)

Location: Golden, CO 80403 Jefferson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 46.5', W 105° 10.7'

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In this immediate area once stood
Arapahoe City

A pioneer placer mining camp the earliest town in Jefferson County. Named for the Arapaho Indians. Town company organized Nov. 29, 1858. From here went George A. Jackson and John H. Gregory to make their historic gold discoveries near Idaho Springs and Central City. Arapahoe's population was 80 in 1860. Extensive gold dredging operations of 1904 covered part of the site.
Erected by the State Historical Society of Colorado from the Mrs. J.N.Hall foundation and by students of Fairmount school, A.D. Odaintance and the American Pioneer Trails Association. 1946
HM NumberHM1KB3
Series This marker is part of the Colorado: History Colorado series
Year Placed1946
Placed ByState Historical Society of Colorado
Marker Condition
1 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 at 6:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)13S E 484727 N 4402800
Decimal Degrees39.77500000, -105.17833333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 46.5', W 105° 10.7'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 46' 30" N, 105° 10' 42" W
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Area Code(s)303, 720
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 16000-16298 Co Rd 58, Golden CO 80403, US
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The Marker Is Missing

The bronze plaque was apparently stolen, as it is missing from the rock formed foundation.
Someone also placed a clothing donation box next to the marker, and it has become dump site unfortunately.

Sep 4, 2016 at 12:41pm PDT by adole

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