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Overview The Milstein and Shames families were among the Russian Jews who attempted to farm in Cotopaxi, Colorado in the late 19th century.
Overview Shul Baer Milstein arrived in Denver in 1884. He was the impetus behind the Jewish agricultural colony at Cotopaxi, Colorado. Nettie Milstein, daughter of Shul Milstein, married her first cousin Jacob Muhlstein in Central City, Colorado. The couple homested near Longmont, Colorado and then farmed near Broomfield, Colorado where they lived for years without running water or indoor plumbing for their family of nine children. One of the nine children, Rose Muhlstein, married Samuel Ornstein in...