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Douglas County Colorado: Prehistory to 2020

May 15, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Historic Douglas County, Inc Presents Its New Book

Douglas County Colorado: Prehistory to 2020

Monday, May 15, 2023  6:30 pm Doors Open, 7:00-8:30 pm program

Southridge Recreation Center, Upstairs Auditorium

4800 McArthur Ranch Rd

$3 Donation Suggested at Door for non-HRHS members


In the early 1990s, Douglas County was the fastest growing county in the U.S.  By 2020, it had surpassed 350,000.  For most of its 160-year history, the county was overwhelmingly agricultural. But over time, its farms, cattle ranches, and dairy farms were replaced by subdivisions, shopping centers, and towns of varying size. While parts of the county grew rapidly, the people in other parts decided to remain small. Historically, all residents experienced both natural disasters and human-made calamities. They experienced economic depressions and periods of prosperity. For decades, they have worried about their water supply, how much growth they wanted, and how to create a livable future. The most important part of the Douglas County story is its hardworking and forward-looking people who argued about many things while they loved DC as a wonderful place to live.

Historic Douglas County, Inc will introduce its new book Douglas County Colorado: Prehistory to 2020 and highlight several of its surprising contents in a PowerPoint presentation.


  • Tim Weber is on the board of Historic Douglas County, Inc. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and taught graduate-level history in four different institutions for thirty years in Colorado, Kentucky, Illinois, and Tennessee. He and his wife Linda have lived in Castle Rock since 2005.
  • Larry Schlupp is a longstanding member of Historic Douglas County, Inc., Larkspur Historical Society, and Colorado Preservation, Inc. Larry had a long career in the telecommunications industry in the U.S. and the U.K. Larry and his wife Julia live in Perry Park and have been residents of Colorado since 1993.

The book will be available for purchase the evening of the May 15 presentation.  The book is available on Amazon.com.




May 15, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Southridge Recreation Center, Upstairs Auditorium
4800 McArthur Ranch Road
Highlands Ranch, CO 80130 United States
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