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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.



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
Sept 1

1879 -  Colorado Agricultural College opens to students. The land-grant college is renamed Colorado State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts in 1935, and renamed Colorado State University in 1957.

Sept 4
Sept 8

1882- The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad reaches Montrose.

Sept 13

2004 - The Great Sand Dunes National Park was established. The park was originally designated Great Sand Dunes National Monument on March 17, 1932 by President Herbert Hoover.


Sept 16

1877 - The Solid Muldoon is uncovered on Muldoon Hill near Beulah. The Muldoon was later shown to be a hoax. To learn more about this fascinating story see:

Sept 24

1859 - Voters of the Colorado goldfields reject a proposal to create a Provisional State of Jefferson.

Sept 24

1880 - The town of Silver Plume is incorporated

Sept 29

1879 - Meeker Massacre occurred when the Utes attacked the White River Indian Agency. The Indian Agent Nathan Meeker was killed along with 10 of his men.


Our Brochure

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Solid Muldoon - The 1877 Hoax

To read more about this elaborate hoax in Colorado History see the article from Denver Public Library at:

Picture from the Collection of History Colorado Object ID 84.192.727

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