Colorado boasts one of the oldest historical marker programs in the nation. The Daughters of the American Revolution and the state legislature placed Colorado’s first known historical marker in 1907. From the 1920s we took the lead in commemorating our state’s people, events, and issues by creating nearly 180 bronze and wooden markers. In 1995, we began placing a new generation of historical markers that present information along with full color photographs, maps and graphs. These markers give due consideration to topics neglected in earlier years—topics ranging from water rights to women’s suffrage.