Cleora once proposed for Lake County seat

Letter from Donna Nevens

Local history – July 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine

Cleora was once Proposed For the Lake County Seat


I am writing with reference to your comments about Cleora in the June, 1997, edition of Colorado Central. Residents of the platted townsite voted to incorporate the town at an election held at the Grand View Hotel on August 26, 1879.

Mayor W.A. Hawkins and a five-member Board of Trustees held their first meeting on October 4, 1879, at which time they appointed a treasurer, marshal, police judge, and corporate attorney. An addition to the town was platted later and filed in the office of the county clerk. The board held its last meeting on May 27, 1880.

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