History of Dacono, Colorado
The town of Dacono began as a small coal mining and agricultural community that grew as a result of the railroad running a line through town. The name Dacono was created by the town’s co-founder, Charles Lockhard Baum, who used the first two letters of three significant women in his life: his wife, Daisy, and two other women (Dacono residents) Cora and Nora. The town was incorporated in 1908.
Many of Dacono’s first settlers were European immigrants from Italy, Greece, France and Bulgaria that came to Colorado to work in the coal mines. Dacono’s farmers grew everything from wheat and grains to sugar beets, potatoes and corn.
The coal mining business in Dacono declined in the 1970s when natural gas was discovered and replaced coal. In recent years, Dacono has seen a rise in population with its affordable housing, proximity to Denver, and friendly, small town atmosphere.
History of Firestone, Colorado
Firestone, Colorado was named for local landholder, Jacob Firestone, and was incorporated in 1908. Little is known about Firestone’s roots, but the town likely began as an agricultural and coal mining community like neighboring Dacono and Frederick.
In the last decade, Firestone has experienced a significant rate of growth in both residential and commercial development. The town expects growth to continue with its prime location off I-25 as well as the town’s stable, safe and welcoming environment.
History of Frederick, Colorado
The Town of Frederick, named for one of the original landowners, Frederick Clark, began as a coal mining town with only a few hundred residents. Incorporated in 1907, immigrants from France, Greece, Italy, Turkey and Latin America came to Frederick for coal mining opportunities.
The coal mining business declined in the 1970s when natural gas was discovered and replaced coal. During the last few years, Frederick has seen a dramatic increase in population.