Welcome to the City of Thornton Archive's Digital Collections website! 

Our mission is to preserve and share the history of The City of Thornton. 

Explore our featured collections and exhibits below or use the navigation bar on the left to learn more about the archive and the history of the Thornton community!

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Thornton Firefighters Ken Freiberg and Jim Scott at a regional fire competition

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Black and white image of former Thornton Volunteer Fire Chief, Ken Freiberg, and former Thornton Firefighter Jim Scott rolling up a fire hose at the…

Announcing the Ken Freiberg Fire Museum at the Carl Nelson Fire Station

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Announcement poster for the Ken Freiberg Fire Museum at the Carl Nelson Fire Station on Dorothy Boulevard

Thornton's 1928 LaFrance Fire Engine at a shed fire

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Black and white image of Thornton Fire Fighters battling a fire that engulfed a small shed. The first Thornton Fire Engine, a 1928 LaFrance, is…