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George W. Parfet, Jr. Papers, 1937-1940

 Collection — Small Collection Box: 1, Envelope: 2
Identifier: Series-127

Scope and Contents

Personal papers of Jefferson County Commissioner George W. Parfet, Jr. The file contains: budget report, mileage notes; bid proposal for replacement of courtroom flooring; correspondence; news clipping on flood control in Bear Creek drainage basin; convention program of Colorado State Association of County Commissioners; resolutions adopted by Colorado State Association of County Commissioners at its 31st annual convention; condemnation petition and summons for road projects on State Highways 93 and 2; agreements for imnprovements on State Highways 58 and 93; cost estimate for road work in Bear Creek Canyon; and WPA project proposals for road work on road connecting Highways 73, 285 and Lake Road, and for road work in Golden Gate Canyon.


  • Creation: 1937-1940


Conditions Governing Access

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

Biographical / Historical

George W. Parfet, Jr. was a Jefferson County Commissioner representing District 3 from 1939-1940. He was elected Commissioner in 1938, and died in office in 1940 from injuries suffered in a dynamite explosion in his clay mining operation at Golden. Commissioner Parfet, a Golden native born in 1889, operated the Parfet Clay Mines that had been started by his father in the 1870s. He was active in the Masonic Order and, as Worshipful Master of the Golden City Lodge, No. 1, A.F. and A.M., performed the Masonic Burial Rites at the funeral of William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody on Lookout Mountain in 1917.


0.10 Cubic Feet (One Small Collection Envelope)

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