In 1882, fifty Jewish Immigrants from Russia came to
Cotopaxi to establish an agricultural colony. Over the next 2
years an additional 27 Jews joined this group, some remaining only a
few weeks. By 1884, everyone had left.
Jer 30:21 states, "Set thee up way marks, make thee
guide-posts; set thy heart toward the highway, even the way by which
thou wentest: turn again, O virgin of Israel, turn again to these thy
This website is a roadmark, a guide-post, in honor of
the lives the Colonists led, as well
as a place to put links, documents, oral histories and other
information about the Jewish Agricultural Colony at Cotopaxi, Colorado.
My brother, Nelson Moore,
and his wife, Cruz, have done most of the work on establishing a website
are not related to any of the colonists by marriage or
blood, nor do we descend from anyone related to the Colonists.
This is simply a "labor of love" and a quest to find the names of the
Jewish immigrants buried in the Cotopaxi Cemetery.
These pages will serve as
a help for others who are researching the
|Anyone wishing to
contribute photos, data, or stories to the Cotopaxi Colony Shtetlink,
please contact: Jen Lowe