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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.



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
Nov 1

1876 - Colorado General Assembly convenes for the first time.

Nov 4

1871 - The City of Boulder incorporates. Boulder City is the seat of Boulder County.

Nov 7

1893- Colorado becomes the first U.S. state to give women the vote by popular referendum.


Nov 7

1882 - An earthquake estimated at 6.2 Mfa affects the Denver area with a maximum Mercalli intensity of VII (Very strong). The quake causes minor damage in Colorado and southern Wyoming and is the most intense in Colorado's history.


Nov 8

1881 - The site of the Colorado State Capital was determined to be Denver by popular referendum of voters around the state. Colorado state constitution kicked the problem down the road by providing that a permanent state capital would be chosen by statewide popular vote five years later, in 1881. 45,497 votes cast – Denver 30,248, Pueblo 6047, Colorado Springs 4790, Canon City 2788, Salida 695, Lake City 46, South Pueblo 42, Trinidad 40, Ophir 23, Saguache 11, Greeley 10, Silver Plume 9, Others 748

Nov 15

1872 - The Town of Fairplay incorporates. Fairplay is the seat of Park County

Nov 22

1858 William Larimer establishes the rival townsite of Denver City across Cherry Creek from Auraria.

Nov 27

1894 -  The first two women to serve on a jury in Colorado were impaneled on a court case in Cripple Creek.


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Cripple Creek, Colorado in 1893

Cripple Creek was the site of the last great mining boom in Colorado. To learn more about the history of Cripple Creek see the Colorado Encyclopedia article HERE.

Photo from Colorado Encyclopedia.

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