Cement Bill Williams and the Lookout Mountain Road

October 13, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


William “Cement Bill” Williams, c. 1940

This program illuminates the creation of the automobile road up Lookout Mountain by one of Jeffco’s most colorful characters, William “Cement Bill” Williams. Andrea Keppers, Curator and Education Specialist for the Hiwan Homestead Museum, will lead us through this fascinating insight into the determination, skill, and often herculean effort it took to complete this scenic highway in 1913. Cement Bill’s dedication to the success of Golden laid the foundation for what is still one of the county’s most popular attractions.

You can access the program via You Tube.

The Jefferson County Historical Commission (JCHC) is pleased to present its 17th Annual Historical Preservation Symposium. Due to the pandemic, these free educational programs will be presented virtually (online) on three separate Tuesday evenings in October.

Founded in 1976, the JCHC serves to promote and foster historic preservation in Jeffco; educate others about the people, places and events that have shaped Jeffco; and honor those who value and steward Jeffco’s rich heritage. For fascinating information about Jeffco’s history, read our award-winning annual magazine, Historically Jeffco.

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