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The HDC 2021 Book-calendar was released on August 1rd 2020. The 2021 Book-calendar, Explosion of Growth is the sixth and last of the six-year series of Telling the History of Douglas County. The 2021 Book-calendar covers the era of 1990 to 2020 …a time encompassing when Douglas County was the fastest growing county in the United States. Learn more about the 2021 Book-calendar and how to obtain one at 2021 Book-calendar, Explosion of Growth.

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2019 Book – Calendar

Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 09:06 AM
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On the Verge of Change is the fourth book-calendar in the six-year series of Telling the History of Douglas County. This book-calendar for 2019 was introduced at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo on August 2, 2018. On the Verge of Change focuses on the era of 1930 to 1960 and enlightens the reader of the events and ordeals that shaped the history and culture of Douglas County, contributing to the springboard that would launch Douglas County into the future of massive change and growth.

The On the Verge of Change era served as the mid-rung dor Douglas County’s climb to current day, removing its pioneering innocence and wresting with economic recovery from the Great Depression. The era was time of growth for government intervention and guidance for managing the infrastructure of roads, school consolidation and water. Two wars changed the County’s cultural profile as did the turmoil of National, state and local politics. Agriculture took a big step into new farm and ranch technologies, new land and crop management techniques and evolution from small family operations to the major businesses of dairy products and beef cattle. The era was also a time when small communities and towns began to adopt municipal infrastructure and when people built lasting wealth and structures that are visible today and are a part of our ongoing County culture. 1930-1960 was era of change and growth, metaphorically like a teenage about to enter the world of becoming an adult.

With the inclusion of the citations of research used in producing this book-calendar document along with the well-written pieces about the major influences in the County’s overall growth during these eras, the book-calendar series is an educational piece for the general public and is being used by educators as an educational resource.

Yes, there is a calendar in this book-calendar document; however, you will find it to be quite small and not necessarily overly usable as a vehicle for large-scale planning or scheduling.


You can receive one calendar or up to four calendars by using your PayPal and following the ordering instructions below. Each calendar is $6.50 ($5.00 for the calendar and $1.50 for handling and shipping).

If you wish for more than four calendars, please contact the Historic Douglas County Storekeeper with your name, address and contact information. The Storekeeper will contact you about your needs and may be able to make custom pricing arrangements.

ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS
Please click on Book-Calendar Order and provide your Name, Address, City, State and Zip Code along with your Email Address, Telephone Number and the Number of Calendars you wish to purchase. Then, complete the PayPal information below.

NOTE:
1. Your PayPal payment will be cross-referenced with your email order before the calendar(s) are sent to you via the United States Postal Service.
2. Shipments of calendars will not be made to locations outside of the continental United States.


Number of Calendars Selection



You can purchase a calendar by mail by sending your Name, Address, City, State and Zip Code along with your Email Address, Telephone Number and the Number of Calendars you wish to purchase along with a check to:

Historic Douglas County, Inc.,
P. O. 2032
Castle Rock, CO 80104

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2020 Book-calendar

Sunday, August 4, 2019 @ 01:08 PM
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The Big Change is the fifth book-calendar in the six-year series of Telling the History of Douglas County. This book-calendar for 2020 was introduced at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo on August 2, 2019. The Big Change focuses on the era of 1960 to 1990 and enlightens the reader of the events and ordeals that shaped the history and culture of Douglas County, serving as the springboard that would launch Douglas County into the future of massive change and growth of the 1990s and the 21st Century.

The The Big Change from 1960 to 1990 addresses the adolescent years for Douglas County; years that saw the County become less rural caused by burgeoning economic growth of adjacent counties that forced quiet, stable, easy-going Douglas County into massive upheavals of evolution. Douglas County found itself unprepared for its new role in becoming the bedroom residential area for metropolitan and business expansion smashing through its borders. Subdivision seeding and housing development, structural changes with fast, moving transportation services and the Interstate Highway system, changing water rules, small government turmoil in planning, law enforcement, education consolidation and the accelerating of community expansion forced County government adaptation, strategic and tactical changes and growth both in provided County-provided services and government employment growth. During the era some things stayed static, namely Douglas County remained as it had in the past …staunch Republican. However, the era also experienced the intervention of Mother Nature with the epic 1965 Flood dramatically impacting almost the entirety of the County’s geographic footprint.

You’ll enjoy the 2020 The Big Change book-calendar. After reading it, you will likely wonder, “…was the County now well-prepared for the explosive growth comes in the 1990s and the 21 Century?” To find out the answer to that question, you’ll have to wait for the 2021 book-calendar’s introduction at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo for the sixth and final in the series of Telling the History of Douglas County. Yes, the final edition is entitled Explosion of Growth!

With the inclusion of the citations of research used in producing this book-calendar document along with the well-written pieces about the major influences in the County’s overall growth during these eras, the book-calendar series is an educational piece for the general public and is being used by educators as an educational resource.

Yes, there is a calendar in this book-calendar document; however, you will find it to be quite small and not necessarily overly usable as a vehicle for large-scale planning or scheduling.


You can receive one calendar or up to four calendars by using your PayPal and following the ordering instructions below. Each calendar is $6.50 ($5.00 for the calendar and $1.50 for handling and shipping).

If you wish for more than four calendars, please contact the Historic Douglas County Storekeeper with your name, address and contact information. The Storekeeper will contact you about your needs and may be able to make custom pricing arrangements.

ORDERING INSTRUCTIONS
Please click on Book-Calendar Order and provide your Name, Address, City, State and Zip Code along with your Email Address, Telephone Number and the Number of Calendars you wish to purchase. Then, complete the PayPal information below.

NOTE:
1. Your PayPal payment will be cross-referenced with your email order before the calendar(s) are sent to you via the United States Postal Service.
2. Shipments of calendars will not be made to locations outside of the continental United States.


Number of Calendars Selection



You can purchase a calendar by mail by sending your Name, Address, City, State and Zip Code along with your Email Address, Telephone Number and the Number of Calendars you wish to purchase along with a check to:

Historic Douglas County, Inc.,
P. O. 2032
Castle Rock, CO 80104

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One hundred and two years ago, the Silicated Brick Company in the Town of Silica, Colorado, located just south of the present site of the West Metro Fire Station, began to fade into history. The only remaining structure of this little town is the lime kiln. The kiln, using a British design to extract lime from limestone and use it in the manufacture of distinctive white bricks, has been fading into a red brick rubble.

In 2015, the Roxborough Park Foundation received a grant from the State Historical Fund to provide an archeological assessment of the site and a structural assessment of the kiln to see if it could be saved.
As a result of these studies, in the summer of 2018 the Roxborough Area Historical Society applied for and received, a State Historical Fund grant to stabilize and rebuild the kiln. Work began the first week of August and was completed the first week of November. An effort is now underway to improve the site surrounding the kiln utilizing informative signage. The history of this time and place will then be preserved.

The Roxborough Area Historical Society wishes to thank the Roxborough Park Foundation, the State Historical Fund, Colorado Preservation Inc. Building Restoration Specialties, the Community, and all who contributed financially and/or with gifts of “time and effort” for the success of this project! The before and after photos show the amazing improvement in just a few short months.

Keep your eyes open for a Ribbon Cutting Celebration later this Summer, marking the official completion of our historic kiln stabilization.

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Galleries

Sunday, May 27, 2012 @ 06:05 PM
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Birth of the Sedalia Museum
History in the Making in Highlands Ranch (Archaeology – Triceratops)
Castle Rock History …Did You Know? (uTube Video) Castle Rock Historical Society & Musuem, June, 2019
Douglas County Sheriffs’ Video Advertisement for the 2018 100th Anniversary of the Fair and Rodeo August 2-5, 2018. (There are two videos on this youTube link; just weight about 20 seconds for the second video after the first video completes)
Goodnight Barn Renovation (Shown at the 2018 Dana Crawford and State Honor Awards Banquet)
World War I Innovations (An archived Associated Press article)
Wagons, Wagons, Wagons
2016 Douglas County Fair & Rodeo
CALF’s 2016 Legends of Agriculture Award Banquet
Larkspur Historical Society Tour of Denver Union Station-2016
Oral History Training Session (Video) Cyns Nelson, October 29, 2015
Red Gate Ranch (Historic Lincoln Ranch) July 10, 2015
Dedication of the “Penny Plaque” at Spring Valley School
United States Air Force Academy Long Ago History, Part 1 (El Paso County, by Jack Anthony)
United States Air Force Academy Long Ago History, Part 2 (El Paso County, by Jack Anthony)
1965 Flood Story by Larkspur Historical Society’s Bill and Beverly Noe
Eastern Colorado Museums & Historical Societies at Limon Heritage – April 2015
Back Country Wilderness Area – Highlands Ranch
Cougar Run Elementary – February 2015
Man on Devils Head, A Daniel Fickle Short Film
Starlighting 2014 in Castle Rock
Franktown Elementary Character Re-enactments – November 2014
A Dusk Walking Tour of Bear Cañon Cemetery
Fall Festival at Schweigher Ranch 2014
Douglas County Fair 2014
Larkpur Historical Society’s Shamrock Ranch Tour
McArthur Ranch Tour
Eastern Colorado Museums & Historical Societies’ Spring 2014 Conference
Highlands Ranch Mansion Brochure
Local History Reenactments at Franktown Elementary
CALF’s Harvest Days 2013
Fall Festival 2013 at Schweigher Ranch
Fall 2013 Eastern Colorado Museums & Historical Societies Fall Meeting
Open Space Day at Prairie Canyon Ranch 2013
Larkspur Historic Recognizes Veterans – 2013
Eastern Colorado Historical Societies & Museums – Spring 2013 Meeting
Open Space Day at Prairie Canyon Ranch 2012
CALF’s May Days at Lowell Ranch 2012
Douglas County Brand Book
2009 Douglas County Fair
2010 Douglas County Fair
A Day at the Crull-Hammond Cabin
CALF’s Harvest Days at Lowell Ranch 2011
Cherokee Castle
Douglas County
Historic Context and Intensive Survey Sites of Douglas County
Magnificent Prairie Canyon Ranch 2012
Roxborough Park Area
Sedalia Museum …a Labor of Love
Southern Douglas County Area
Starlighting 2011
Veterans’ Day at the Plaza (2011 Ribbon Cutting)
Hugo Colorado – Roundhouse Restoration – October 2017

 

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