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Sunrise Drive

Coordinates: 40°12′03″N 105°06′46″W / 40.20097°N 105.11276°W / 40.20097; -105.11276
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Intersection of Dodd Lane and Sunrise Drive in Longmont, Colorado

Chivington Drive was a street in Longmont, Colorado, United States which was named in 1977 after Colonel John Chivington, the person responsible for the Sand Creek Massacre of 1864. However, the name sparked controversy with proposals to change its title reaching the Longmont City Council three times over a period of more than two decades. Eventually a group called the "Longmont Citizens for Justice and Democracy" took up the campaign for the removal of Chivington's name. On December 28, 2004 the Longmont City Council voted to replace the name of the street. After almost 30 years of controversy, the street was officially renamed Sunrise Drive on March 28, 2005.[1][2][3]


  1. ^ Rickard, Kris; Bial, Raymond (December 15, 2016). The People and Culture of the Arapaho. Cavendish Square Publishing LLC. p. 117. ISBN 9781502622549. 2004 Chivington Drive in Longmont, Colorado, had its name changed to Sunrise Drive. The street had been named after John Chivington and was changed after years of protest by the Native American Rights Fund.
  2. ^ Hughes, Trevor (2004-12-29). "Council: So long Chivington". The Daily Times-Call. Longmont, Colorado. Retrieved 2020-05-07.
  3. ^ Fong, Tillie (2005-03-31). "City puts controversial street name in its past Road named for leader of massacre now Sunrise Drive". Rocky Mountain News. Denver, Colorado. Retrieved 2020-05-07.

40°12′03″N 105°06′46″W / 40.20097°N 105.11276°W / 40.20097; -105.11276