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Denver was not always Colorado’s capital..where was it?

Apr 18, 2024, 10:59 AM | Updated: 12:28 pm

It’s hard to imagine any city besides Denver being the capital of Colorado but ut is true. In fact by the time Colorado was annexed in 1876 and became a state, three cities had already been the capital. In February 1861, the Colorado Organic Act was passed, which created the Colorado territory. That year the decision was made to put the capital in Colorado City, which is now a neighborhood of Colorado Springs.

That didn’t last long, as the capital was moved to Golden in 1862. It stayed there until Denver claimed the distinction in 1867 after the territory became a state. It will stay that way only if two-thirds of people vote during a general election to move it or if an emergency makes it impossible for Denver to remain the capital.

1…Colorado City-1861-1862

2…Golden City-1862-1867

3…Denver-1867 to statehood in 1876

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