I was in Broomfield recently to get a taste of the place that has drawn the attention of so many national tasters to the city of more than 1.5 million people in Colorado.
I was referred to as "Section 36 Broomfield" at the time, but I came across the name "Broomfield, Colorado" in the form of Westminster Boulevard, which has since changed its name to Main Street and Broomsfield City Line. A part of the city north of 120th Avenue belongs to Boulder County, a part east of Sheridan Boulevard to Adams County and a part south of 60th Street to Jefferson County. I saw my family swimming in a small lake between the county library and the Broomfield town limits. This area is part of Boulder County and got its name, the Zang Spur, after a railroad spur that left the main line to collect local grain for transport to the Denver Zang Brewery.
The city wanted to create a new district to avoid the problems that arise from working with four different county authorities. Broomfield argued that it could provide services more efficiently and cheaply without having to work with all different counties and governments, and sought the help of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHS) in creating the new state of Colorado and the US Bureau of Land Management (BLM). This would allow Broomsfield residents to ensure that their taxes are spent in their community and behave in a way that gives their citizens a greater sense of control over who would govern and improve their city and district. The city's former county government, the Boulder County Board of Directors, had behaved badly by allowing its citizens too much control over their local government and too little control over the services they provide.
The city of Broomfield began discussing the creation of its own county in the 1990s because the city wanted to expand its tax base. In a feasibility study in 1998, it found that only minimal tax increases were needed to become an independent entity.
In the same year, a statewide ballot initiative added an amendment to the Colorado Constitution designating Broomfield as the state's 64th county. The first vote on incorporation failed, but the second vote, which excluded Old Broomsfield south of 120th Avenue from the city boundary, was passed and a town was created in Broomfield.
Broomfield was incorporated in 1961 and was part of Boulder County until 2001, when it became Colorado's sixtieth - fourth and newest county. The city grew through annexation, many of which crossed the borders of other counties such as Boulder, Douglas, Larimer, Weld and Weld County. On 15 November 2001, the city and the county of Besenfeld, which had been founded on 6 June 1961, were formed into the new District 3 in Colorado. It was annexed in 1969 and expanded in 1970 to include a Greenway Park and a park and recreation centre in 1971.
After the rotisserie opened, Turn Hecht Land bought the old Zang site and announced that it would build a town on the rotisserie in 1955.
The company envisioned the community as an alternative to the crowded Denver-Boulder area, and its homes would be equipped with new appliances, including garbage collection, washing machines, dryers and dishwashers. As the city's population grew, Broomfield set up temporary huts and schools in buildings that would one day be used as apartments. Emerald Elementary became the first of three schools on the Rotisserie site, replacing the old Zang Elementary School and the new Emerald High School.
In 1976, the building was moved to W. 10th Avenue, and in 1983 the Broomfield Historical Society opened the museum. In 1988, the name was changed to the Broomfield Depot Museum and in 2016 it was added to the Colorado State Register of Historical Properties. The building of the Broomsfield Depot Museum underwent extensive refurbishment in the late 1990s and early 2000s as part of the city's refurbishment project. The cladding has been repaired, as have the exterior, interior and exterior walls of the building.
The Colorado State Archives has access to the following records from the Broomfield Depot Museum's historical records collection. You will find records of events in Broomsfield as well as the history of the city, and you can buy copies or excerpts of most of these original records from where the events took place, or from other sources.
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