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The original item was published from 2/21/2014 12:25:59 PM to 2/21/2014 12:31:53 PM.

Lafayette City News

Posted on: February 21, 2014

[ACTIVE] This date in Lafayette history - February 23


On February 23, 1889 Lafayette’s official incorporation papers were filed with the Boulder County Court

In February of 1888 Mary Miller set aside 150 acres of land from her farm and filed the original plat for the town of Lafayette. On February 23, 1889 she filed final incorporation papers with the Boulder County Court.

Mary named the town after her husband Lafayette Miller who had passed away in 1878. Her sentimental side was also apparent in the way she used personal meaning to name the streets. The towns.woman sculpture shown here represents the original town plat.

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