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Aurora, Colorado, USA

Aurora originated in the 1880s as the town of Fletcher, taking its name from Denver businessman Donald Fletcher who saw it as a real estate opportunity. He and his partners staked out four square miles (10 km2) east of Denver, but the town - and Colorado - struggled mightily after the Silver Crash of 1893. At that point Fletcher skipped town, leaving the community with a huge water debt. Inhabitants decided to rename the town Aurora in 1907, after one of the subdivisions composing the town...

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  • Aurora was incorporated as the town of Fletcher on April 30, 1891.

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  • In 1907 the town was renamed Aurora

    www.auroragov.org

  • Aurora, Colorado, USA
    Fitzsimons General Hospital

    "Established east of Denver in 1918, Fitzsimons General Hospital was originally established as an army hospital specializing in treating soldiers infected with tuberculosis during World War I. After struggling with... Read MORE...

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  • In 1928, after reaching a population of more than 2,000 citizens, the Colorado Secretary of State recognized Aurora as a city.

    www.auroragov.org

  • Aurora, Colorado, USA
    Colfax Auto Court
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  • Aurora, Colorado, USA
    S.O.S. Motel
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Fitzsimons General Hospital

"Established east of Denver in 1918, Fitzsimons General Hospital was originally established as an army hospital specializing in treating soldiers infected with tuberculosis during World War I. After struggling with... Read MORE...

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Colfax Auto Court
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Aurora, Colorado, USA
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S.O.S. Motel
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  • Aurora was incorporated as the town of Fletcher on April 30, 1891.

    www.auroragov.org
  • In 1907 the town was renamed Aurora

    www.auroragov.org
  • In 1928, after reaching a population of more than 2,000 citizens, the Colorado Secretary of State recognized Aurora as a city.

    www.auroragov.org

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