Early homesteaders working on a farm. Family portrait of arly homesteaders in Globeville.

Homesteading 1858-1878

Globeville was once home to a few trappers, traders, the Cheyenne and Arapahoe. The discovery of gold brought prospectors, homesteaders and entrepreueurs, among them Globeville’s first mayor, William Hanford Clark, and the Sanguinetti family. With the coming of the railroads and the construction of The Boston and Colorado Smelter in 1878, the area changed from a rural outpost to an industrial town.