Historic Documents

A key purpose of this website, and the earlier MountainParksHistory.org (2007-2016, now unavailable), is to make original historic information and documents directly available online. Some of these documents were in such poor condition that they were not legible when scanned; those have been retyped as either straight text or facsimiles of the original. A few are newspaper articles retrieved from Colorado Historic Newspapers; these are indicated as “CHN scan”.

Early Documents of the Mountain Parks

Newspaper Articles

Articles published by Denver*

 *Denver Municipal Facts and The City of Denver, magazines published between 1909 and 1931, contained many articles in addition to those related to the Denver Mountain Parks, and many more on the Mountain Parks. Non-circulating copies of the original magazines can be reviewed at the Denver Public Library or online at digital.denverlib.gov.

Other Documents

Also visit Colorado’s Historic Newspapers, an online archive of many historic newspaper articles.

See also Minutes of the Denver Mountain Parks Commission, for more details from the early years.