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Historic Douglas County, Inc. Mission:

The purpose of Historic Douglas County is to expand and enrich public awareness of Douglas County history through education and communication, and through support and coordination among local historical organizations and other related groups.


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2020 Book-calendar

The Big Change is the fifth book-calendar in the six-year series of Telling the History of Douglas County. This book-calendar for 2020 was introduced at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo on August 2, 2019. The Big Change focuses on the era of 1960 to 1990 and enlightens the reader of the events and ordeals that shaped the history and culture of Douglas County, serving as the springboard that would launch Douglas County into the future of massive change and growth of the 1990s and the 21st Century.

The The Big Change from 1960 to 1990 addresses the adolescent years for Douglas County; years that saw the County become less rural caused by burgeoning economic growth of adjacent counties that forced quiet, stable, easy-going Douglas County into massive upheavals of evolution. Douglas County found itself unprepared for its new role in becoming the bedroom residential area for metropolitan and business expansion smashing through its borders. Subdivision seeding and housing development, structural changes with fast, moving transportation services and the Interstate Highway system, changing water rules, small government turmoil in planning, law enforcement, education consolidation and the accelerating of community expansion forced County government adaptation, strategic and tactical changes and growth both in provided County-provided services and government employment growth. During the era some things stayed static, namely Douglas County remained as it had in the past …staunch Republican. However, the era also experienced the intervention of Mother Nature with the epic 1965 Flood dramatically impacting almost the entirety of the County’s geographic footprint.

You’ll enjoy the 2020 The Big Change book-calendar. After reading it, you will likely wonder, “…was the County now well-prepared for the explosive growth comes in the 1990s and the 21 Century?” To find out the answer to that question, you’ll have to wait for the 2021 book-calendar’s introduction at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo for the sixth and final in the series of Telling the History of Douglas County. Yes, the final edition is entitled Explosion of Growth!

With the inclusion of the citations of research used in producing this book-calendar document along with the well-written pieces about the major influences in the County’s overall growth during these eras, the book-calendar series is an educational piece for the general public and is being used by educators as an educational resource.

Yes, there is a calendar in this book-calendar document; however, you will find it to be quite small and not necessarily overly usable as a vehicle for large-scale planning or scheduling.

You can receive one calendar or up to four calendars by using your PayPal and following the ordering instructions below. Each calendar is $6.50 ($5.00 for the calendar and $1.50 for handling and shipping).

If you wish for more than four calendars, please contact the Historic Douglas County Storekeeper with your name, address and contact information. The Storekeeper will contact you about your needs and may be able to make custom pricing arrangements.

Please click on Book-Calendar Order and provide your Name, Address, City, State and Zip Code along with your Email Address, Telephone Number and the Number of Calendars you wish to purchase. Then, complete the PayPal information below.

1. Your PayPal payment will be cross-referenced with your email order before the calendar(s) are sent to you via the United States Postal Service.
2. Shipments of calendars will not be made to locations outside of the continental United States.

Number of Calendars Selection

You can purchase a calendar by mail by sending your Name, Address, City, State and Zip Code along with your Email Address, Telephone Number and the Number of Calendars you wish to purchase along with a check to:

Historic Douglas County, Inc.,
P. O. 2032
Castle Rock, CO 80104

Non-profit and Mailing Address Info | Box 2032 | Castle Rock | Colorado 80104
IRS Non-profit certified under the 501(c)3 section of the Internal Revenue Code: EIN: 26-4211562; DLN: 17053091004039
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