Colorado History Cause/Effect

  • 550

    Prehistoric people lived in Colorado.

  • 550

    Anazi started building homes.

  • Jan 1, 1492

    Christopher Columbus explored North America.

  • Jan 1, 1500

    Prehistoric people came to Colorado.

  • Until 1730, Arapaho used dogs to transfer their belongings.

  • Lewis & Clark traveled from Clatsop to St. Louis.

  • Zebulon Pike explored Pike's Peak.

  • Mountain Men (trappers) arrive in Colorado

  • After 1825, few American trappers worked west of the Rocky Mountains.

    After 1825, few American trappers worked west of the Rocky Mountains.
  • Bent's Fort located on mountain branch of Santa Fe Trail.

  • Chief Ouray was born.

  • Fort Davy Crockett named in honor of Davy Crockett who had been killed earlier.

  • Sam Speaus became a train engineer.

  • Mountain Men became guides of the west.

  • Ute War happened.

  • People made peace with Arapaho.

  • Railroads used for gold normally until 1845. Then railroads were used for people.

  • Entire United States was buzzing about the Gold Rush.

  • California Gold Rush started.

  • Fort Union was started.

  • Federal government sent 5 surveying parties for railroads between 1852-1854.

  • Gold discovered in Rocky Mountains, CO.

  • Gold discovered at mouth of Little Dry Creek on the South Platte River, CO.

  • Colorado Gold Rush began.

  • Large groups of settlers and miners came from the Kansas River Valley to mine gold.

  • Silver was discovered in Colorado in the Montezuma District.

  • Sand Creek Massacre happened killing 150 Cheyenne and Arapaho.

  • Colorado's railroad network consisted of one operating railroad.

  • Whites came for gold in western side of San Juan Mountains were Utes lived.

  • Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads met at Promontory, UT; Completiong of the first trains.

  • Powell Expedition began journey through Green and Colorado Rivers.

  • Trains went north from Golden and Longmont.

  • Leadville Mining District in Leadville, CO, was created.

  • Colorado Statehood

    Colorado Statehood
    Colorado became the 38th state of the United States of America.
  • Ute uprising began.

  • Silver Boom began in Colorado.

  • Utes were the main tribe in Colorado and Chief Ouray died.

  • Silver Boom ended in Colorado.