Flood of 1864 Denver

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The goal of this project is to ...

Right now this project just has one member, me. I am Carole Taylor.

Here are some of the tasks that I think need to be done. I'll be working on them, and could use your help.

  • Adding those people named in the article whether VICTIMS, HEROES, or SAVED and lived to tell their horror.
  • Newspaper articles attached

Will you join me? Please post a comment here on this page, in G2G using the project tag, or send me a private message. Thanks!

I realize there were, thank goodness, "only several lives lost" but it was a disaster for the animals, and buildings lost.

"That 1864 flood killed 15 to 20 people and did an estimated $1 million worth of property damage."



  1. C. Bruce Haines(Haynes) body found, Member of the Order, Late of the Quartermaster's Office.
  2. Gumble Rosenbaum Clothier
  3. Otto Fisher 4 year old son of
  4. Henry Williamson:"Who herded stock for General O.A. Patterson down the Platte."
  5. " A Woman &
  6. 2 Children from up Cherry Creek."
  7. " A Woman &
  8. 2 Children from Plum Creek."
  9. Mr. &
  10. Mrs. J. R. Tyson &
  11. 2 children.
  12. "August Metz of Blake Street Bridge, who was carried along with the torrent for 18 miles to Henderson Island, is the only person wounded, we have yet heard of."


  1. Col. John Milton Chivington saved the Byers family and many others, also sent the
  2. Colorado 1st Cavalry out to save lives


  1. William Newton Byers Newspaper Magnet
  2. James McNasser Jr
  3. James McNasser Sr

Nathan A. Baker was in the Rocky Mountain News building Professor Owen J. Goldrick. Best known as Denver’s first school teacher, Goldrick moonlighted as a journalist.


  1. Denver County genweb has copied/pasted the same story from the Weekly Commonwealth, May 25, 1864

Neither of them have a Life Toll, just the 14 listed above, and not all have names...

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