History of Arvada, Colorado

History of Arvada, Colorado

Arvada is a residential suburb of Denver in Jefferson County, at the edge of the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. Ralston left but the others eventually found the rich lodes that brought about the 1859 gold rush.With the Colorado Central Railroad passing nearby, it was decided in 1870 to create the Town of Arvada along the route. At first, the trains simply slowed down to drop off sacks of mail for the postmaster, but by 1872, trains stopped to pick up and drop off passengers.In 1904, Arvada was incorporated. The first edition of the Arvada Enterprise went to press in 1908.The area suffered from dust bowl conditions during the 1930s.


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