The first home of the Rocky Mountain News before being washed away in the flood of 1864.

Jefferson Territory was formed by a group of citizens of the Colorado gold regions in 1859. Without any official sanction, the self proclaimed Jefferson Territory had no status as far as the United States Government was concerned. It dissolved with the formation of Colorado Territory in 1861.

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5 April 1860 Denver, Jefferson (Territory) to Leavenworth, Kansas

Corner card of William N. Byers and his Rocky Mountain News

Carried by the C.O.C. & P.P. Express free of charge as Byers had arranged news letters to go free

The 3c stamp was required to satisfy U.S. postal regulations for privately carried mail

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