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1859 -- Golden City is founded.
1867 -- An Act to Incorporate the Colorado Mining College is recorded by the Colorado Territorial Legislature. Not funded, so no further action took place.
1868 -- The Colorado & Clear Creek Railway Company breaks ground for Golden's first railroad.
Bird's Eye View of Golden map, D. D. Morse, 1873
1869 -- Jarvis Hall Collegiate School, a private school with a strong vocational focus, is established south of Golden (location of the current Lookout Mountain Youth Services Center) by Episcopal Bishop George M. Randall. The School opens in 1870. The first faculty include: Rev. George Randall; Arthur Lakes; Edward L. Berthoud; and George West.
1870 -- The Territorial Legislature approves the creation of a Territory-funded school of mines building at Jarvis Hall in An Act to Establish a School of Mines against stiff political opposition. The chief objections were in locating the school in Golden rather than in Denver or Central City, and using Territory funds to support Jarvis Hall as a private college with a religious affiliation.
1872 -- Matthews Hall, Jarvis Hall's new divinity school, opens.
Jarvis Hall and the School of Mines building, CSM01.02-B4225
1877 -- S. W. Pattison, who reports his home as Puerto Rico, is the first international student to appear in the School catalog.