Historic Preservation License Plate!

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We need to collect 3,000 signatures from Colorado licensed drivers in order to move the initiative forward.  By signing the petition you are not required to purchase a plate, but believe this is a worthy cause.  Funds from the themed plate will go to supporting historic preservation projects statewide.

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Color graphic 2  How you can help

1. Click here to sign our online petition

2.  Send the link to friends and family for their signature

3.  Spread the word through social media

4.  Volunteer to help with this effort!  Email jorrigocharles@coloradopreservation.com

5.  Download the Signature Page – collect signatures and mail the form back to 1420 Ogden St Ste 104, Denver 80218plate more to come



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We hope you will extend your appreciation for Colorado's past into an investment in its future by making a tax-deductible gift today.

Featured Project

4 Bar 4 Ranch

Homesteaded in 1895 by Dick McQueary to provide a stop for the Georgetown Stage Line, the 320-acre 4 Bar 4 Ranch has strong ties to Grand County and Colorado's heritage. The Georgetown Stage Line traveled on the road through the 4 Bar 4 Ranch from Idaho Springs to Hot Sulphur Springs over Berthoud Pass. In 1895 a roadhouse and stage stop were constructed on the ranch. The hotel and barn were constructed using trees from the Ranch property, and the hotel remained open for travelers coming over Berthoud Pass by horseback and wagon until 1913. With the coming of the automobile, the roadway over Berthoud Pass and through the 4 Bar 4 Ranch was considered an integral part of the Trans-Continental “Midland Trail” highway. Following the closing of the stage line, the ranch continued to host travelers until 1912 or 1913 when it was purchased and converted into a Ford Motor Company . Ford vehicles were sold here until 1917, when Harry Larkin purchased the ranch site. Today emergency efforts are underway to ensure it survives through the winter. Donations are in need. To learn more, contact Jennifer Orrigo Charles at jorrigocharlges@coloradopreservation.org.

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