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Saliman Family Papers

Identifier: B236


As did most Jewish families, Paul Michael and his wife Bessie Radetsky Saliman settled on the west side near Sloan's Lake in 1886. Paul Michael pushed a cart through the alleys of Denver collecting rags and junk to re-sell, finally developing a business of collecting, cleaning and recycling milk bottles for local dairies. Michael Saliman was a leader of west Denver and when he died in 1910 it was said that "all of West Colfax shut down." Collection contains family tree that covers 1873-1981, a copy of a 1894 deed of trust, a 1904 Russian passport, and award from the Department of the Interior to Richard Saliman in 1978. Related collections are B342 and B399.


  • 1904-1981
  • Coverage: 1873-1981



0.25 Linear Feet (1 container) : Half legal document box