Pueblo County, Colorado
Thomas F. Pim

Contributed by Jean Griesan.

Pim, Thomas F. (arrived in Colorado in 1859)

Thomas F. Pim came West in 1843, leaving St. Louis at that date, with Sebille Adams and Co., fur traders. Their destination was Fort John at the junction of the Platte and Laramie Rivers, 1 mile from old Fort Laramie, then owned by the American Fur Company.

While engaged at Iron Mountain [Wyoming?], balancing the books of the North Platte Bridge Co., the Pikes Peak gold excitement broke out and Mr. Pim, in company with a friend, purchased a stock of goods and came to Denver arriving here in June 1859. On account of his wife's health, he took her to Ojo Caliente Springs, New Mexico.* He afterward lived at Pueblo until 1879 and finally settled in the San Luis Valley.

*New Mexico became in State in 1912.

Extracted from "The Real Pioneers of Colorado," by Maria Davies McGrath, published in 1934 by The Denver Museum, retyped with added notes by Jane P. Ohl, in October 2001.

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