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Remington Arms Plant
An arms plant that consisted of 165 buildings that was built in 1941 to produce small arms.
Amache Relocation Camp
A relocation camp for japanese people in the 1940's during WW2 in Amache.
*At its peak there were 7300 people in it making it the country's tenth largest city.
North American Aerospace Defense Command
Located in CO Springs this was the backbone of the country's warning system to detect enemy missiles founded during the cold war missile scare
Gov. John Vivian
Governor of CO from 1943-47 amassed a $13 mil. state surplus, and launched the post war state campaign focusing on mining and tourism
Dr. Florence Rena Sabin
The first head of the health committee shortly after retiring from conducting medical research at Rockafeller Institute for medical research.
*Introduced the "Sabin Bills" which included better sanitation, medicla advances, and improved hospitals.
Korean War
A war America entered because Soviet backed North Korea invaded U.S. Ally South Korea. Coloradoans were among the first to go to war. Started a big scare.
Daniel Thorton
Texas native that became CO gov. in 1950. was re elected governor in 1952. Stood for better highways and against costly programs
Lottery Draft
The type of draft conducted for Vietnam. A literal lottery was done by birth date that declared when you had to go to war.
Rodolfo "Corky" Gonzales
a democratic politician, he founded the Crusade for Justice in 1966. This chicano movement ran a shcool, published a newspaper and even ran a ballet company.
Elizabeth "Betty" Pellet
A member of the CO house of reps, fought for equal pay of women.
Richard "Dick" Lamm
Served In CO legislature from 1966-1974 as a democrat.Led the successful fight to defeatk the proposal for CO to hold the 1976 winter olympics. Became governor in 1974 and served three terms.
Regional transportation District
A group that began to push for mass transit in CO. In 1982 RTD started operating free busses on 16th street mall. In 1994 RTD made a light rail line spanning 5.3 miles through Downtown Denver.
Coors Brewery
Founded in 1873 in Golden, CO.
Combined with Anheuser Bush, Coors made CO the nation's #1 beer producing state.
Roy Romer
Served CO General Assembly between 1958-1966. Was also Co State Treasurer from 1977-1987. Pushed pro business pro tourism projects like DIA. Opposed casino gambling
Columbine Massacre
4-20, 1999 Two students at Columbine High School came to school heavily armed with guns and pipe bombs and killed 12 students and one teacher then themselves. To this point, this was the most deadly school shooting in U.S. history.