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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
Christopher Columbus and the Rise and Fall 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, Lewis and Clark, Fur Trade, and Westward Expansion
Louisiana Purchase, Lewis and Clark, Fur Trade, and Westward Expansion
Mexico's Freedom, Santa Fe Trail, Fur Trade, and Fort Uncompahgre
Mexico's Freedom, Santa Fe Trail, Fur Trade, and Fort Uncompahgre
Republic of Texas, and the Mexican American War
Republic of Texas, and the Mexican American War
 Gold & 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