Pueblo County, Colorado
Harry E. Sims

Contributed by Jean Griesan.

Harry E. Sims was born in Pueblo, Colorado [Territory], April 26, 1861, and enjoys the distinction of being the first child born in that city. The scene of his birth was near the famous “Old Cottonwood Tree,” so well remembered by all the early settlers in that section.

After living in Pueblo 5 years, the family removed to Summit County and remained there 2 years. From there to Colorado City, then to Denver where after 2 years they again returned to Colorado City. One year later Denver became his permanent home, and after the completion of his education at the University of Denver [established in 1864], he engaged in farming and continued the same for 2 or 3 years, when he removed to Gunnison County and engaged in the stock business. Returning to Denver, he again engaged in farming and the dairy business until the fall of 1892, when he was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives on the Republican ticket.

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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