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The Story Behind the Name: Murray Street


Carnegie Library for Local History/Courtesy photo

Mexican migrant workers and their children pose in a field of sugarbeets in Niwot, Colo., in 1908.

The plat of Niwot was filed in the Boulder County records on March 30,1875, by Porter T. Hinman and Ambrose S. Murray, laying out streets, alleys and lots on both sides of the railroad tracks, but Niwot was never officially incorporated as a town under state law.

When Porter Hinman helped to lay out the town, the surrounding region was being settled by men whose names are still associated with...

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