2.9 linear ft. (2 cartons, 1 box) (7000 pieces)
Related collection: Auraria Town Company (MSS #23).
Open to qualified researchers.
Consisting of approximately 7000 pieces, the documents and scraps of paper in this collection attest to the early settlers need to record legal transactions and claims during the years 1858 through 1860.
Cherry Creek settlements, (1858-1860) (MSS #190), Colorado Historical Society, Denver, Colorado.
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During the years 1858 to 1860, thousands flocked to the Pikes Peak region, many settling at the confluence of the Platte River and Cherry Creek, the present-day site of Denver, Colorado. In an effort to record mining claims, real estate transcations, and other legal proceedings, the settlers generated these scraps of paper to serve as receipts and evidence of transactions.
Finding aid includes personal name indexes.