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Salomon, Fred Zadek, 1830-1888



  • Existence: April 10, 1830 - November 2, 1888


Fred Zadek Salomon was born April 10, 1830 in Strelno, Poland and opened the first general mercantile house in Denver in 1959. Fred, his father, and his brothers would all become successful businesspeople in Colorado. He fought in the Civil War and was instrumental in the formation of Denver as the major city in the what would become the state of Colorado. Fred was involved with the Denver City Water Company, the Denver Chamber of Commerce, the Denver Town Co., Denver Lodge No. 171, B'nai B'rith, the Merchants Protective Association, the Denver Pacific Railroad, and the Denver Society, among many other groups and businesses. He passed away in November 1888.

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

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