Story Behind the Name: Bowron Place


Photo courtesy of Adele Sobieski

Bob Bowron of Bowron Builders launched the development of Gunbarrel Estates.

In the 1950's, the area we now know as Gunbarrel Estates looked much like it did the century before. You'd see tractors instead of horse-drawn plows, of course, but the land was farmland, known locally as Carton Estate. The nearest neighbors were deer, prairie dogs and burrowing owls-all of which must have felt a world away from the growing city of Boulder.

Around this time, an Illinois native...

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