Real Estate

A Brief History of Lafayette, Colorado

Lafayette Old Town Association [LOTA] posted a well done brief history of Lafayette, Colorado:

carriageIn 1863, the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains was a wild and wooly place. Ute, Arapahoe and Cheyenne peoples lived nomadic lives, hunting bison and other game which flourished at the western edge of the Great Plains. Gold prospectors were among the earliest arrivals from the east. These fortune hunters headed for the nearby Rockies or just passed through on their way to California. A few settlers eked out a living on small and scattered homesteads, dirt farming and trapping or hunting. To some extent, goods and services were traded among these groups, but for the most part, it was-“every man for himself”!

In June of that year, newlyweds Lafayette and Mary Miller joined an ox-team wagon train of fifty wagons and made their way across this country’s vast heartland. After months of hard travel, the couple initially settled in Burlington, which later became Longmont. They left soon after to operate a stage stop along the Overland Trail between Denver and Cheyenne at the present site of the Coal Creek Farm. The couple moved to the Lafayette area in 1871 and began farming on land they acquired through the Homestead Act.

In 1874, the Millers moved to Boulder where Mr. Miller ran a butcher shop and served as town trustee. He was a member of the volunteer fire department and Mrs. Miller served on the school board. Lafayette Miller died suddenly in 1878.

Read the complete historical account of Lafayette, Colorado here:

All text and photo are courtesy of the LOTA website. 

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