History

Lakewood has a richly storied history. Here you will find videos on historic places and interviews with past city leaders.

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A look at the tractors preserved at Lakewood's Heritage Center and the dedicated people who maintain them.

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Denver once had an extensive electric rail transit system that included over 250 miles of city tracks and 40 miles of high-speed interurbans connecting Denver with Golden and Boulder. No. 25 is the last remaining, completely intact, electric railway car out of more than 250 that once served the Denver area. Join us as we take a tour of this car.

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Jim Richey, the first mayor of Lakewood, and Louise Turner, the first city clerk of Wheat Ridge, speak about being a part of the incorporation drive for their respective cities.

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Lakewood celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2009 the City's first mayor, Jim Richey, the first woman elected to the position, Betty Miller and one of the first City Council members, Carl Neu talk about Lakewood's early years.

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Past mayor of Wheat Ridge Hank Stites and former city council representative of Lakewood Betty Miller discuss the challenges facing our cities.

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First Mayor of Lakewood Jim Richey discusses the history of Lakewood, its incorporation, police department, police chiefs, city hall and more at the Belmar Library in 2003.

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Lakewood Mayor Bob Murphy and City Manager Kathy Hodgson talk with some of Lakewood's early council members and guiding influences. Bill Wilson, Ray Wells, Carl Neu and Johann Cohn discuss Lakewood's beginnings and how it evolved into a diverse city of 142,000 people.

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More than 65 agents from the Lakewood Police Department have gone on to other agencies to be chiefs, sheriffs and law enforcement executives. What is it about the Lakewood Police Department that produces such exceptional leaders? Program host Ed Sardella talks with Chief Kevin Paletta and five other chiefs about the law enforcement legacy of Lakewood.