Friday, June 12, 2009

Happy Birthday to Golden

Today is the 150th Anniversary of the city of Golden.

The City has a fun line-up of special events to mark the occasion. Don't miss it. There will be a parade, free cake and a light show. Naturally, Coors Credit Union will participate in the Parade, since we've been part of Golden's history for over 50 years.

Golden was founded on June 12, 1859, by Thomas L. Golden and served as the capitol of the Colorado Territory from 1862-1867. In 1867, the capitol was moved to Denver City. Local historians tell the story of how the vote to move the capitol to Denver was decided by a single vote, allegedly bought with a bribe paid by former Territory Governor John Evans. Meanwhile, Golden has never gotten over the loss.

Governor Ritter has proclaimed Golden to be the State Capitol for a day.

Happy Birthday, Golden!

Learn more about the 150th Anniversary Celebration of Golden.

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