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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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2019 Book – Calendar

On the Verge of Change is the fourth book-calendar in the six-year series of Telling the History of Douglas County. This book-calendar for 2019 was introduced at the Douglas County Fair & Rodeo on August 2, 2018. On the Verge of Change focuses on the era of 1930 to 1960 and enlightens the reader of the events and ordeals that shaped the history and culture of Douglas County, contributing to the springboard that would launch Douglas County into the future of massive change and growth.

The On the Verge of Change era served as the mid-rung dor Douglas County’s climb to current day, removing its pioneering innocence and wresting with economic recovery from the Great Depression. The era was time of growth for government intervention and guidance for managing the infrastructure of roads, school consolidation and water. Two wars changed the County’s cultural profile as did the turmoil of National, state and local politics. Agriculture took a big step into new farm and ranch technologies, new land and crop management techniques and evolution from small family operations to the major businesses of dairy products and beef cattle. The era was also a time when small communities and towns began to adopt municipal infrastructure and when people built lasting wealth and structures that are visible today and are a part of our ongoing County culture. 1930-1960 was era of change and growth, metaphorically like a teenage about to enter the world of becoming an adult.

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
Registered as a Non-profit Corporation in the State of Colorado: 20091055341