Colorado State Capitol
Colorado State Capitol

Gold dome of the Colorado State Capitol building. Gold was added in 1908 over the original copper dome.

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Territorial Daughters Logo
Territorial Daughters Logo

Territorial Daughters of Colorado was established in 1910.

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Doyle School
Doyle School

Oldest school building in Colorado built circa 1860. Nominated by Territorial Daughters of Colorado to Colorado's Most Endangered Sites List 2017.

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Colorado State Capitol
Colorado State Capitol

Gold dome of the Colorado State Capitol building. Gold was added in 1908 over the original copper dome.

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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.

Projects

 

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
August 1

1876 - U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signs the presidential declaration admitting the State of Colorado to the Union as the 36th state. Denver remains the capital

August 8

1881 The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad reaches Gunnison.

August 12

1878- The City of Alamosa is incorporated

August 14

1862          The Colorado Territorial General Assembly votes to move the territorial capital from Colorado City to Golden City, the seat of Jefferson County.

August 21

1849 - Proprietor William Bent destroys Bent's Fort.

August 23

1868 -A party led by John Wesley Powell makes the first recorded ascent of Longs Peak.

August 24

1880 - Chief Ouray died near the Los Piños Indian Agency in Colorado.

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Colorado Day is celebrated annually on August 1. The holiday commemorates the admittance of Colorado as a state of the Union on August 1, 1876, thanks to an Act of Congress signed by President Ulysses S. Grant. Before the Spanish started settling in Colorado as far back as 1598, Native American tribes had inhabited the area for about 14,000 years. In March 1907, the state legislature officially passed a law designating August 1 as Colorado Day; thus, the holiday started holding on August 1, 1907.

Source: https://nationaltoday.com/colorado-day/