Broomfield Colorado History
Broomfield is one of the most populous cities in Colorado and the second largest city in the state of Colorado. Located south of Denver and north of Boulder and Boulder County, on the western edge of downtown Denver, just a few miles from Denver International Airport, the location is world-renowned for its Colorado lifestyle.
While Boulder, Broomfield, Louisville and Longmont have historically provided jobs and factories, the three-city area is in the heart of the Denver metro area and offers affordable single-family housing.
Today, Broomfield is a single agricultural community, but in the early 19th century, the people of the Arapaho and Cheyenne moved to what would later become the town and county of Broomsfield. By June 1961, when the community had grown to 6,000 inhabitants, it became an undeported town called "Broomfield." In 1985, Brown's records show, "the city behaved like a town of 1,500, with a total population of 2,200 and an average income of $1.5 million.
The city has grown over the years and has overcome annexation by many other cities, such as Denver, Denver City and Denver County, but also the city of Broomfield itself.
In 1969, Broomfield was annexed by Denver City and County, Denver County and the City of Denver, and added to Greenway Park in 1970.
At the time, the area was part of Boulder County, but Broomfield took a bold step by developing itself. The City and County of Broomsfield was established in 1998 by a vote of the Colorado State Assembly and the Denver County Board of Supervisors. At the time, it was called Section 36 of Broomfield and was officially put on the 1998 ballot.
In the same year, a statewide ballot initiative was passed that amended the Colorado Constitution to make Broomfield the 64th county in the state. The Colorado State Assembly and the Denver County Board of Supervisors are voting for the new district, which they believe should be created because it serves more than 1,000 residents of Boulder County and neighboring counties, and because it is located near Colorado's largest city, Denver, and in the heart of downtown Denver. Broomsfield sought a ballot to create a new county, arguing that it would provide services to its residents, especially those who need medical care, education, housing, transportation and other services.
In 1976, the building was moved to W. 10th Avenue and opened in 1983 by the Broomfield Historical Society. The name was changed to the Broomfield Depot Museum in 1988, but the name of the newly formed county of Broomsfield County officially came into effect on November 15, 2001. In the same year, time, which seemed to be frozen in some ways, became part of a congregated town of Broomfield. On November 14, 2000, Besenfelder made history by becoming the first Colorado city to add a county of its own in nearly 100 years.
In 1975, community members founded the Broomfield Historical Society, which focused on saving the history of the Depot Museum and other historic buildings in the city of Broomsfield. In 2016, the building was added to the Colorado State Register of Historical Properties and in 2017 it underwent a major refurbishment, including new windows, repaired cladding, a new roof, new walls, floors and interior renovations.
Many organizations were founded in 1975 and 1976, each inspired by the American Bicentennial and Colorado Centennial. While the railroad is still running, transportation has evolved, and Broomfield is a popular destination between Denver and Boulder due to its location on two major trails. In 1873, Colorado Central operated its first railway line from Denver to Cheyenne, Wyoming, where it was connected to the Union Pacific through Broomsfield. Although it initially bypassed the transcontinental Union Pacific Railroad, Denver eventually caught up with its own railroad, and in 1908, Broomfield became home to the Denver Interurban, which ran from Denver to Boulder and from there to Denver.
With a population of 65,065, Broomfield helped build more than 2,000 homes and shops, as well as a number of schools and hospitals. It crosses the Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado National Forest and U.S. Forest Service. Peaks after peaks connect the area known as "Broomfield" and is one of Colorado's most popular tourist destinations.
Colorado Central Railroad built a narrow gauge line through Golden in 1873, and Colorado Southern Railroad (C & S) ran it through Broomfield in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The Denver and Utah Pacific Railroad came in 1881 And in 1886, the Denver, Marshall and Boulder Railway built the line to Broomsfield. This area was named the "Zang Spur" because the rail spur was diverted from the main line to collect local grain for transport to Zang, a Denver brewery.
America's expansion did not end there; Illinois had historically been the broom capital of the country, and the growing region was gradually shifting west to places like Colorado Springs, Fort Collins, Denver, Boulder, Broomfield, and other cities. The purchase of Gadsden led to the founding of a new town, Broomsfield, in 1884, the first in the state of Colorado.