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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 5

1903 - The Town of Fletcher incorporates (renamed the Town of Aurora on March 4, 1907)

May 6

1859 - John H. Gregory discovers the first hard rock gold in the Rocky Mountains, a rich gold-bearing vein at Gregory Gulch in northwestern Kansas Territory, 28 miles west of Denver City.

May 9

1936- Members of Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 1848 at Morrison Camp SP-13-C in Red Rocks Park cease work on all other projects in preparation for the construction of Red Rocks Amphitheater.


May 10

1911 - Scottish operatic soprano Mary Garden sings in concert at the Park of the Red Rocks near Morrison

May 12

1905 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt signs orders creating the Gunnison Forest Reserve, the Leadville Forest Reserve, and the Pike's Peak Forest Reserve.

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May 23

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.

1878 - Colorado Central Railroad reaches Central City.

1868 -  Kit Carson dies at Fort Lyon, Colorado

Red Rocks Amptheatre

Red Rocks Amphitheatre (also known colloquially as simply Red Rocks) is an open-air amphitheatre in the western United States near Morrison, Colorado, approximately ten miles (16 km) southwest of Denver, which owns and operates it. In addition to several other large sandstone formations nearby, the venue is best recognized by its two massive monoliths, named "Ship Rock" and "Creation Rock", as well as the smaller "Stage Rock", which together flank its 9,525 capacity seating area and naturally form the amphitheater.[1] While the venue is primarily known for hosting concerts and music festivals, other events of various types and sizes are held throughout the year. (Wikipedia) To Learn more about this Colorado Treasure see the Colorado Encyclopedia article by clicking here

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