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History Panels

The City has created a historical display, located at the Westminster Promenade on the pillars throughout the plaza area located to the west of the Westin Hotel.  The display consists of sixteen historical panels, which also serve as public art.  Each panel covers a different aspect of Westminster’s rich history creating a "free" museum that is accessible to the public 24 hours a day.

You can read the sixteen Historical Panels by linking to each of the titles below:

Bountiful Fruits – History of Westminster’s agricultural heritage
The Church Ranch – History of the Church Family and their ranch operations
Colorado’s Volcanic Boy Wonder – History of John Metzger and his farm at 120th & Federal Boulevard
Giants of the West – History of the prehistoric creatures that once roamed the Colorado landscape
Life on the Colorado High Plains – History of the native Americans who once lived and worked the land Colorado plains
Liquid Gold – History of irrigation in Westminster
Mountain Men  - History of Colorado’s courageous frontiersmen
Princeton of the West – History of Westminster University (Pillar of Fire)
Shoenberg Farm – History of Louis Shoenberg and the Tepper family who owned and operated the still living farm at 73rd and Sheridan Boulevard
The Little A-Plant on the Prairie – History of Rocky Flats
The Mushroom King – History of Charles William Savery and the mushroom farm at 112th & Federal Boulevard
The World Looked Like One Robe – History of the buffalo population that once occupied the local territory.
Trails to Transit – History of Westminster’s street structure development
The Vanished Town of Semper – History of Charles and Julia Semper and the village of Semper
Web of Steel – History of the development of the railroad system in Colorado
Westward Ho – History of Westminster’s first settlers

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