Lakewood waited to incorporate until 1969 and with a population of 90,000 it was instantly the third largest city in Colorado.  Lakewood had it all- including progressive ideas like a non-militarized police department.  But it also had the monumental task of incorporating a patchwork of existing sewer, water, fire protection, and park districts into one city.  And it did not exist, Lakewood's community-minded citizens created organizations, committees and associations, like the historical society and Lakewood on Parade, to fill the need.  This can-do entrepreneurial sprit makes Lakewood a livable, small-town, "All-America" city. 

      Lakewood is available at Red Herring Art Supply, 6719 W. Colfax Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado.  It is also available at various Walgreens and Ace Hardware Stores in Lakewood.  It can be ordered on  

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