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 cities."
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
establishing a website
honoring the Jews
who immigrated to Cotopaxi in 1882. They reside
between the Zedek and Minkowsky properties and
our family has lived in Cotopaxi since
1973. We 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
will serve as a help for others who are
researching the Cotopaxi Colony.