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National Women's History Month

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
March 1

1880- The City of Gunnison is incorporated

March 3

1875- U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signs the Colorado Enabling Act for statehood, specifying the requirements for the Territory of Colorado to become a state. Colorado would officially become the 38th State on August 1, 1876

March 6

1866- Brigadier General Kit Carson takes command of Fort Garland in the San Luis Valley in an effort to make peace with the Ute Nation.

March 14

1876- The Territory of Colorado establishes the University of Colorado at Boulder.

March 17

1905 - This becomes Colorado's day with three governors as Alva Adams, James Hamilton Peabody, and Jesse Fuller McDonald sequentially serve as the Governor of the State of Colorado.


March 18

1894- Denver Union Station is extensively damaged by fire.

March 25

1861 - U.S. President Abraham Lincoln appoints William Gilpin of Missouri as the first Governor of the Territory of Colorado.

March 29

1875 - Governor John Long Routt appointed the eighth and last Governor of the Territory of Colorado.


Our Brochure

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Ida Miller Warren -(May 23, 1851- March 31, 1927) -FIRST President of Territorial Daughters of Colorado, was born in 1851 in Massachusetts. She moved to Colorado when she was an infant. Her grandfather James Hosea Chessman Miller, a physician, traveled to Colorado and camped along Cherry Creek with a trapping party in 1821-1822. Ida was very active in the Denver social scene. She was a charter member of the Women’s Club of Denver, Women’s Press Club, the Round Table Club, and Territorial Daughters of Colorado. She served as an officer in these clubs, including being one of the founding members and president of the Territorial Daughters of Colorado. The Territorial Daughters organizational meeting was held in her home in 1910. Ida married Dr. Frederick Warren in 1900.

Photo from the book "Representative Women of Colorado"

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