Location of Adams County within Colorado ADAMS COUNTY, COLORADO The COGenWeb Project

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Past memories are some of the most pleasant and beautiful happenings that take place in our lives.  Throughout this book we would like to share with you some of the people, places and events that are fading from the not—so-distant past in Adams County.

This is our second edition of The Forgotten Past of Adams County, with all new subjects and new information.  As with the first edition, it is the result of original research done by the students of the "Mountain, Plain and Plateau" class of Thornton High School.

With the simple assignment and objective of selecting a topic of interest that happened in the Adams County area and armed with tape recorders, note pads and cameras we set out to put down on paper those thoughts and memories of days past that we felt all should share in.

Losing these memories and experiences is very unfortunate for the young as well as the old.  Many of these photos would have remained locked up as the personal treasure of its original owner had they not been so willing to share so that we could print this book and place it on display for all to see and appreciate.

In many ways, there is a lesson to be learned in reading of the simpler, less complicated way of life of generations before us.  In past years, this way of life was handed down from parent to offspring, but with today’s life style being more complex and many families spreading to the many corners of the country, this continuity is being lost.  This is where this book might help.

Another value in writing for this book has a more personal value for each of us. It gave each of us that little, often times needed, push to do some things that we may have otherwise not attempted.

Introducing yourself to a complete stranger of a generation or two ago is not easy for a teenager (or anyone for that matter) convincing them that what you are doing is sincere enough for them to spend their time and open their hearts, minds and photo albums takes some inner growth that young adults do not usually learn until later life, if ever at all.

Organizing what appears to be a random, scattered collection of facts and ideas into something which is readable is the goal of most of us who will ever find it necessary to communicate in written form in later life.

It is a sincere wish of all of us involved with this book that future students of the classes to follow will continue the research and writing and that the reader do two things; take in a little nostalgia and fond memories from reading about it in our chapters as well as share with others those memories and ideas that each of you have, so that the only forgotten past of Adams County will be a title to our book.



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