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(see updated Huntsville/Larkspur Time Line.)


March 24 – Post Office established Arapahoe County, Kansas Territory
Contract Postmaster unknown
Discontinued July 9, 1861 (Colorado Post Offices 1859-1989)


August 19 – Colorado Territorial Election, District 1, Precinct 12
West Plum Creek, Coberly’s Half Way House, SE1/4NE1/4 Section 4, T9S, R68W (Typescript of Colorado Voters in the 1861 Territorial Election for a delegate to the 37th Congress).


January 22 – Post Office re-established. Location: West side Plum Creek,
Immediately on the Mail Route from Denver to Colorado (City).”HP Bennet
Contract postmaster: H.G. Nibling
Discontinued August 29, 1867. (Colorado Post Offices 1859-1989) as documented by microfilm of Post Office applications NARA.


July 2 – Sarah A. Coberly files for divorce from James S. Coberly,
Who “has gone out of said Territory” (Weekly Commonwealth, Denver July 23, 1863).


May – 100 year flood of the Plum Creek and Cherry Creek drainages causes widespread damage in Douglas County and floods Denver City. The sawmill at Huntsville is destroyed.
Daniel C. Oakes builds Fort Lincoln (People’s Fort) for the protection of settlers from Indian uprisings. 30 families lived there 6 months. (Colorado Magazine: Vol XXXI, No 3, July 1954).


May 7 – Sarah A. Coberly and William M. Crull married “at the residence of Sarah A. Coberly in the town of Huntsville, County of Douglas, Territory of Colorado” (Douglas County Marriage Records, Clerk & Recorder).
May – Daniel C. Oakes sells his saw mill to Ephriam Blake. He is appointed Indian agent for Grand River Yampah, Uintah Indians.


June 29 – Surveyor Field Notes:
“East on a random line between Sec 21 & 16, T9S, R67W
40.05 Chains, Road course N20 degrees West
40.08 chains, People’s Fort – 7 links S of line
51.50 chains, Saw Mill 2 chains N of line
52.90 chains, Plum Creek 25 links wide course N 15 degrees W
There are good farms in the valley of Plum Creek.
Bluffs covered with pine”. (General Land Office Field Notes)


April 8 – Post Office re-established. Location: E1/2NW1/4, SW1/4NE1/4,
NW1/4SE1/4 Section 16, T9S,R67W, Douglas County, Colorado Territory.
Contract Postmaster William M. Crull.
Discontinued: December 13, 1871.


November 8, 1871 Huntsville location & name changed to Larkspur. Location NW1/4 Section 34, T9S, R67W on the East side of Plum Creek. Contract Postmaster J.L. Saunderson & Co.
This post office in continuous operation to 2006.