Important Historical Events that Affected Western Colorado
Millions of years ago to Present
? - Present
1492-1821
1607-1802
1803-1847
Geography of Western Colorado Geography of Western Colorado
Native Americans Native Americans

Rise of the Spanish Empire

Christopher Columbus and the Rise and Fall of the Spanish Empire

13 Colonies Becomes the United States of America 13 Colonies Becomes the United States of America
Louisiana Purchase and Lewis and Clark Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark, Fur Trade, and Westward Expansion

Mexico's Freedom and Fort Uncompahgre

Mexico's Freedom, Santa Fe Trail, Fur Trade, and Fort Uncompahgre

Mexican American War Republic of Texas, and the Mexican American War
Gold Rush and the United States of America Expands West Gold & The United States of America Expands West
Grand Junction History Grand Junction History
Fruita History Fruita History
1821-1847
1836-1847
1847-1912
1882- Present
1883 to Present
        Even though many of these historical events happened far away from Western Colorado, they significantly impacted the culture and way of life in current day Western Colorado. Click on the links above to find more articles and interesting facts on each of the major events.
        The website is still a work in progress and more links and sources will be added. The paragraphs were researched and written by Sean Gregersen. If you see any errors or needed corrections, please e-mail sean.gregersen@d51schools.org