Jefferson Territory: The Renegade State that Almost Replaced Colorado

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Thanks Brian. Really makes me yearn for those simpler times; and now I have to pretend that I don't live in JeffCo!


For a researched view of the Hispano settlers living in Jefferson Territory, please see, "Pleas and Petitions: Hispano Culture and Legislative Conflict in Territorial Colorado." The book was printed by the University of Colorado Press in March.


And then the dream for Statehood for Jefferson in the west coast died off, all because of a 1-day bad timing: Pearl Harbor. It seems that Jefferson was meant to never exist. I doubt it ever will. Even Alaska and Hawaii achieved Statehood afterward.

It never, ever would have made it through Congress. Pearl Harbor had nothing to do with it. Alaska and Hawaii were actual territories. "Jefferson" was part of two existing states with no compelling argument for being carved into a new, lowly-populated state.

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