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Colorado State Capitol
Colorado State Capitol

Gold dome of the Colorado State Capitol building. Gold was added in 1908 over the original copper dome.

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Territorial Daughters Logo

Territorial Daughters of Colorado was established in 1910.

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Doyle School
Doyle School

Oldest school building in Colorado built circa 1860. Nominated by Territorial Daughters of Colorado to Colorado's Most Endangered Sites List 2017.

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Colorado State Capitol
Colorado State Capitol

Gold dome of the Colorado State Capitol building. Gold was added in 1908 over the original copper dome.

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About Us

 

Territorial Daughters of Colorado (TDC) is a non-profit organization that was established in 1910 to preserve and perpetuate the pioneer heritage of the State of Colorado.

To allow for more participation of our members, chapters were created around the state. TDC currently consists of four chapters (Denver, Southern, Western and Greeley) Each chapter organizes their own meeting schedules and projects. All chapters participate in the State organization.

Projects

 

We are a non-profit group that participates in numerous projects around the state to help preserve and perpetuate the pioneer heritage of Colorado.

Each Chapter has ongoing projects and participates in two State TDC projects each year. First project is the awarding of an academic scholarship to women studying history at a Colorado college or university (See Scholarship page).  Second State project is designated by the chapter hosting the annual state meeting. 

2019 State Project - was awarded to Yvonne Peterson with the Lower Valley Heritage Chapter to help preserve over 100 years of the Fruita Times newspapers. Yvonne is a member of the Western Chapter of Territorial Daughters.

State Newsletter

 

The State TDC organization publishes an annual  newsletter in April of each year that is mailed to all members in the four TDC chapters. Click the button below to view the current year's newsletter.

This Day in Colorado History
Jan 9

1923- William Ellery Sweet assumes office as the twenty-third Governor of the State of Colorado.

Jan 10

1868- Colorado General Assembly incorporates the Town of Georgetown. Georgetown is the seat of Clear Creek County and still operates under this 1868 Territorial Charter.

1917 -William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody dies in Denver at age 70

Jan 18

1877- The State of Colorado creates Ouray County from portions of Hinsdale and Lake counties

Jan 26

1915- U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signs an act of Congress creating Rocky Mountain National Park

Jan 29

1861 - The eastern portion of present-day Colorado becomes unorganized territory of the United States when the State of Kansas is created from the Kansas Territory's eastern area – 3-mile (5 km) overlap with land claimed by the Jefferson Territory, which continues to act as the unorganized territory's de facto government.

Jan 31

1876- The Colorado General Assembly creates San Juan County from a portion of Lake County.

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William E Sweet HC 90 443 24.jpg

William E. Sweet (January 27, 1869 – May 9, 1942) was the twenty-third governor of the State of Colorado. To learn more about him see this article from the Colorado State Archives. Photo from the collections of History Colorado object ID 90.443.24

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