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Bounty Register A, 1879-1914

 Item — Volume: 1
Identifier: Series-225

Scope and Contents

Book containing the Jefferson County Treasurer's recording of bounties paid on undesirable animals. Includes the number of scalps paid for, day and date of payment, and name of person receiving payment. Mostly coyote but includes a bear and a wolf. In 1889 the Seventh General Assembly of the State of Colorado passed an act to provide for the destruction of wolves, coyotes, bears and mountain lions within the state. A premium of $1 was paid for each wolf or coyote killed; and $10 for each bear or mountain lion. Any person claiming the premium would produce the scalp, including the ears, to the County Treasurer and would take an oath affirming the animal was killed within the boundaries of the state. The Treasurer would immediately burn and destroy the scalp in the presence of witnesses.


  • Record Keeping: 1879, 1889-1914


Conditions Governing Access

Archives collection material is non-circulating, requires staff retrieval and is available for use by appointment in the reading room.


0.12 Cubic Feet (One bound volume)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transferred to the Archives in 1998 by the Clerk and Recorder's Office in a large group of unrelated records.

Related Materials

Unprocessed: Miscellaneous Filed or Recorded Documents, Affidavits for Mountain Lion Bounty (1930-1954)

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Repository Details

Part of the Jefferson County Archives Repository

3500 Illinois Street
Suite 2350
Golden CO 80401 United States