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The Dearfield Community Resource Set

The Dearfield Community Resource Set

The resource set includes additional sources to accompany the Primary Source Set and Lesson Ideas to help extend lessons and further student understanding.  Primary Source Analysis Worksheets are available on the Elementary Primary Source Sets main page.

 

Broken Down Building - Dearfield
 
What's Left of One of the Buildings in Dearfield, CO 

One of the Few Buildings Left Standing

One of the Few Buildings Left Standing in Dearfield, CO (Photograph)

Dearfield is part of the Registered Historic Places in Colorado

Another Building in Dearfield, CO (Photograph)

Dearfield is part of the Registered Historic Places in Colorado


The Dearfield Service Station

The Dearfield Service Station (Photograph)

Photo courtesy of the Blair-Caldwell American Research Library, Denver Public Library

J.M. Thomas' Home

J.M. Thomas and his home (Photograph)

Dearfield's first recruit was an elderly man and friend of O.T. Jackson's, J.M. Thomas.  On August, 20, 1910, James Smith and J.M. Thomas of Denver planted 100 acres of winter wheat.

Women's work boots

Women's Work Boots (Artifact)

A pair of women's boots that once belonged to a Dearfield, CO resident.


Dress

A Dress (Artifact)

A dress that once belonged to a resident of Dearfield, CO

Dearfield Poster

Dearfield Poster, c. 1931 (Poster)

In 1919, Colorado Route 24 ran through the towns of Loveland, Greeley, Dearfield, Goodrich, Weldona, and Fort Morgan.  By 1931, the newly completed concrete Highway 34, in part, prompted O.T. Jackson to produce posters and pamphlets to advertise Dearfield.  They promised a "valley resort" with food, entertainment, dancing, fishing, and other recreations.  These were posted in primarily black neighborhoods from Colorado Springs, through Denver, and on up to Cheyenne.  This poster is a copy from the City of Greeley Museums Collection.


 

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