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City of Colfax

I believe West Colfax was just "Colfax" in the nineteenth century. My book, Alias Soapy Smith: The Life and Death of a Scoundrel, has accounts of Colfax between 1889-1894 as "The Colorado Monte Carlo" due to the migration of the gambling dens to that location during anti-saloon and gaming reforms.

I am looking forward to learning the history of the seven neighborhoods.

Jeff Smith website blog

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