The Pillars at Nine Mile Corner: Their History and Future

The Museum of Boulder and the Boulder Rotary Club will present a program at 7:00 pm on March 29, 2022, entitled “The Pillars at Nine Mile Corner: Their History and Future.”

Built in 1928 as part of the Gateway to a proposed Road of Remembrance, the two stone pillars on Arapahoe Road just west of its intersection with US 287 were erected as a memorial to troops from Boulder County that served in World War I. The even more fascinating story of the pillars also was part of a larger effort to bring good roads to the West, and a spirited competition between Boulder, Lafayette, and Longmont in the 1920s for tourist dollars.

Join us for a lively discussion of this history, and the events and characters behind this Boulder County landmark at what became known as Nine Mile Corner. Led by Bill Meyer of the Boulder Rotary Club, the program also will include a panel discussion of the serious impacts on the pillars of recent construction at the Nine Mile Corner intersection, and describe current efforts underway by a coalition of Boulder County groups to restore and preserve this part of the County’s history.

The program is open to the public and will be held in The Lodge room at the Museum of Boulder at Tebo Center, 2205 Broadway in Boulder.

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Limited parking is free in the back north parking lot. Parking along Pine Street is often available, and Downtown Boulder’s Spruce Garage is the closest public garage.

For those who cannot attend in person, the program will be live streamed via Zoom, with a link available on the Museum of Boulder website (


Mar 29 2022


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Museum of Boulder
2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302
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