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Cotopaxi (Colo.)

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

Altman Family Papers

Identifier: B306
Abstract The families who settled in the failed agricultural colony of Cotopaxi included the Shames and Altman families. A Shames daughter, Yente, was married to Joe Washer who died soon after leaving Cotopaxi. Yente later married Moshe Yosef Altman. The Altman and Prezant family members were among the incorporators of Congregation Zera Abraham. In fact, the congregation was first organized at the home of Moses Joseph and Annie Shames Altman on West Colfax Avenue in 1887. In 1907, Moses and Annie...
Dates: 1894-2005

Box 2: Plank and Handmade Nails, between 1882-1884

 Item — Box B321.04.0002: Series B321.04 [Barcode: U186022712877]
Identifier: B321.04.0002

1 plank from a Cotopaxi colonist's home and three handmade square nails.

Dates: between 1882-1884

Box 3, 2015

 File — Box B321.01.0003: Series B321.01 [Barcode: U186023261196]
Identifier: B321.01.0003

(1) blue binder contains the research and commentary of Miles Saltiel, "The Cotopaxi Papers, Miles Saltiel, London, 2015."

Miles Saltiel, who is related to Emmanuel Saltiel, has researched and interpreted many of the Cotopaxi documents.

Dates: 2015

Channah Milstein Wearing a Kerchief, 1910

Identifier: B063.08.0047.00001

Head and shoulders portrait of Mrs. Channah Milstein wearing a traditional kerchief or tichel head covering. She was a member of the Jewish "Glazierlach" clan and a Cotopaxi colonist before moving to Denver's west side Orthodox Jewish Community. Channah Milstein was known for her personal commitment to charity in Denver's west-side East European immigrant Jewish community as she urged residents to contribute to her collections of food, clothing, and money for the needy.

Dates: 1910

Charles and Clara Prezant, between 1880-1900

Identifier: B063.05.0052.00032

Formal studio portrait of Charles and Clara Prezant former members of the Cotopoxi Colony.

Dates: between 1880-1900

Collection on Cotopaxi Colony

Identifier: B321

E. S. Hart Store, 1879

Identifier: B321.03.0001.0012.00002

E. S. Hart store in Cotopaxi, Colorado.

Dates: 1879

Early Colonist Synagogue, between 1970-1990

Identifier: B230.02.0014.00022

Early colonist synagogue in Cotopaxi, Colorado.The slide was used as part of the ''To Breathe Free'' slide show presented by the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society (RMJHS).

Dates: between 1970-1990

Ed Grimes, circa 1910

Identifier: B063.08.0016.00012

Ed Grimes in a formal portrait taken for the Independent Order of B'nai B'rith Lodge #171 in Denver, Colorado. Ed Grimes was a colonist at Cotopaxi, Colorado and walked to Denver from Cotopaxi in 1883, a distance of about 94 miles. He later served as Congregation Zera Abraham's first president and was also active in B'nai B'rith Lodge #171.

Dates: circa 1910

From Cotopaxi to Denver: Immigrant Jewish Farmers Become American Urban Community Leaders, 2010

Identifier: B230.03.0023.00009

History of the ill-fated Cotopaxi Colony of Jewish immigrants in Colorado. Brief biographies of the families involved and their contribution to Denver and Colorado after they left the colony.

Dates: 2010