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Cohen, Sam



Owned a general store in Fairplay. Also severed as an early mayor of Fairplay as well as a state representative from South Park in the state legislature.

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

East Denver High School Class of 1907, 1907

Identifier: B063.02.0033.0012.00001
Abstract The East High School in Denver, Colorado, class of 1907, is shown sitting and standing in ten rows on the steps leading to the entrance of East High. The boys are attired in suits and the girls in skirts and blouses. Students in the photograph who are identified on the back are: Lewis Chernoff, Genevieve E. Perry, Irene Petersen, Chas. Hezmalhalah, Rowena E. McLennke, Bertha Werner, George F. Kimbrough, Earl Ellis, Baptiste Zimmermann, Earl Cree, Oscar M. Rachofsky, Arthur H. Laws, Claribel...
Dates: 1907

Exterior View of Cohen's Store, circa 1890

Identifier: B063.01.0001.00035

Street view of Fairplay, Colorado. Sam Cohen's grocery store can be seen in the right foreground. Several unidentified individuals stand in the street and on the boardwalks.

Dates: circa 1890

Freda and Charles Wenger, 1981

Identifier: B111.10.0010.0007

Freda Cohen and Charles Wanger were married in Rocky Ford in 1931. Both came from large Jewish Russian immigrant families. They moved to Denver after the birth of their three children.

Dates: 1981

National Jewish Hospital's Board of Trustees, between 1920-1940

Identifier: B063.03.0003.00007
Abstract Portrait of National Jewish Hospital's Board of Trustees stands on steps of an unidentified building, which was probably located on the hospital's campus. First row left to right: M. D. Barnett, Rabbi William Friedman, two unidentified men, and Dr. Robert Levy. Second row left to right: Sam Cohen, Ernest Morris, Sam Grimes, Sam Fleisher, and Arthur Friedman. Row 3 left to right: Michael Baum, three unidentified men, and Morris Cohen. Row 4 left to right: Dr. Adelman, an unidentified man,...
Dates: between 1920-1940

Regina Collins, 1937-1977

Identifier: B111.02.0002.0015

Includes newspaper clippings regarding the Jewish Pioneers and the Denver Jewry, including Sam Cohen, Sam Wachbel, Mrs. Ray David, Mrs. Hentrietta Bergheim, and the JCRS.

Dates: 1937-1977

Sam Cohen, 1894-1983

Identifier: B111.02.0002.0013
Abstract Samuel Cohen (1845-?) was born in Wloclawek, Warsaw, Poland, and immigrated to New York City in 1866. In 1873, Cohen went west to Denver on the advice of a friend. He found little opportunity in Denver, and went south to Pueblo, where he stayed for a short time. Upon finding little opportunity in Pueblo as well, Cohen traveled to Fairplay, Colorado (in Park County) entirely on foot, where he finally settled. Cohen became one of Fairplay's leading merchants, and invested heavily in mining...
Dates: 1894-1983

Samuel Cohen and Family in Front of Cohen's Clothing Store, circa 1885

Identifier: B063.01.0001.00036

Cohen family members stand in front of the brick general store with a sign that reads: "S. Cohen, Clothing & Boots, Groceries and Miners Supplies Always on Hand". Pictured left to right are: Samuel, Eva, Pearl, Harry, Louis, Phoebe, Joseph, Gustave, and Amelia.

Dates: circa 1885

Small Town Jews: Creating Colorado Communities, 2014

Identifier: B230.03.0023.00014

Brief biographies of Jewish men and women who grew up in small communities in Colorado. Contains historical photographs and interviews with people describing their childhoods.

Dates: 2014

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