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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
May 19

1864- A flash flood on Cherry Creek sweeps away most low-lying structures of Denver City and separates many residents from their local saloons and brothels.

May 22
May 23

1878-  Colorado Central Railroad reaches Central City.

1868- Kit Carson dies at Fort Lyon, Colorado

May 24

1911- U.S. President William Howard Taft signs a proclamation creating Colorado National Monument.

June 1

1888 -The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad reaches the Colorado-New Mexico Territory border south of Antonito.


June 1

1899- Nikola Tesla  begins research on the wireless transmission of power at his new laboratory in Colorado Springs

June 3

1921 - Flash floods on the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek kill 1500 people and inflict over $20 million of damage around Pueblo..

June 6

1861 - The Territory of Jefferson is proclaimed disbanded by Jefferson Territorial Governor Robert Williamson Steele after meeting with Colorado Territorial Governor Gilpin who arrived in Denver City on May 29.


Our Brochure

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Cherry Creek Flood 1864

Photo from the collections of History Colorado

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