Greenwood Village Colorado History
As I was searching for articles about Greenwood Village Colorado history, I came across the following article. It is the best story of the area. Ironically, it was written just shy of 80 years ago in 1933. This is from an article in the Denver Post, written by Caroline Bancroft.
The High Line Canal that is referred to in the article began as the English Ditch. in 1881. It runs through parts of Greenwood Village and provides a wonderful source of recreation. Walkers, bikers and equestrians all share the trail. At any time of the year it is a source of nature and wildlife. If there is water in the canal, ducks are abundant, when it’s dry, there are squirrels and birds chattering away.
Greenwood Village started out as a very rural community that was sparsely populated with farms, ranches and dairies. There were only around 500 people.
As the town began to grow, and transportation became less of an issue, people began coming south. For some it was for summer homes, for others, just the rural community. Greenwood Village Colorado was incorporated in 1950.
Another interesting article I read is linked below. It is about Rufus Clark, the potato farmer. As well as being a farmer, he served on the Arapahoe County school board, raised money for victims of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, donated land to local Methodists for a new college campus (currently University of Denver) and provided money to create the Rufus Clark and Wife Theological Training School in Africa.
Greenwood Village Colorado history is made up of many people, some characters, some staunch businessmen and but majority were just everyday neighbors.
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