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By Anne Dyni 

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April 27, 2022

Niwot Historical Society

While some wildlife were hunted or trapped for food or pelts, predatory animals were often shot by farmers for protection of their livestock. Here, Niwot's Frank Burke has successfully eliminated at least one threat to his chickens.

The desire for a little spending money is universal among today's adolescents, and youngsters growing up in the nineteenth century were no exception. Wildlife was abundant in Boulder County. Rabbits, coyotes, skunks, and muskrats were plentiful along Boulder and St. Vrain creeks. While their parents hunted deer and elk to augment food supplies, young boys set traps for small animals and sho...



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