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Arapahoe City: Jefferson County’s First City

Golden History Museum & Park

Arapahoe City was located north of Clear Creek, west of present-day McIntyre Street approximately two miles east of Golden. Initially, a mining district, and the earliest city in Jefferson County, it was founded on November 28, 1858. Members of the Arapahoe Town Company included Marshal Cook, President, George B. Allen, Secretary, and Thomas Golden, Treasurer... Read more...