Boulder, Co. is the home of the University of Colorado at Boulder, the largest university in Colorado. Boulder is also known for it's world-class rock climbing.
History: The Boulder Valley was first the home of Indians, primarily the Southern Arapaho tribe who maintained a village near Haystack Mountain. Utes, Cheyennes, Comanches, and Sioux were occasional visitors to the area.
Gold seekers established the first non-native settlement in Boulder County on October 17, 1858 at Red Rocks near the entrance to Boulder Canyon. Less than a year later, on February 10, 1859, the Boulder City Town Company was organized by A.A. Brookfield, the first president, and 56 shareholders. Four thousand forty-four lots were laid out at a purchase price of $1,000 each, a price that was later lowered in order to attract more residents.
Famous People: Boulder was a setting for Stephen King's book The Stand (1978). King lived in Boulder for a little less than a year, beginning in the fall of 1974. Stephen White has written a series of mystery books using Boulder as the primary backdrop, featuring lead character Alan Gregory. The sitcom Mork & Mindy (1978–1982) was set in Boulder, with 1619 Pine St. serving as the exterior shot of Mindy's home. The creators of the animated show South Park (Trey Parker & Matt Stone) attended the University of Colorado at Boulder, which makes occasional appearances in South Park.
Famous Events: "Boulder Boulder" - Boulder has hosted a 10 km road run, the “Bolder Boulder,” on Memorial Day, every year since 1979. The race involves up to 50,000 runners, joggers, walkers, and wheelchair racers, making it one of the largest road races in the world. It has the largest non-marathon prize purse in road racing
"Boulder Kinetics" - Every year to mark the beginning of Spring a race from the banks of Boulder Reservoir and back by human-powered vehicles timed on speed and judged for style.
Region: Northern Front Range Regional Information
Proximity to other towns: Located 5.4 miles from Eldorado Springs, 8.5 miles from Louisville, 8.8 miles from Niwot, 8.9 miles from Superior, 11 miles from Jamestown, 11.1 miles from Lafayette,
Elevation: 5344 feet
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