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Denver, Colorado, USA

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Denver, Colorado, USA - Pavilion and Band Concern, City Park, Denver, Colo.
Denver, Colorado, USA

Pavilion and Band Concern, City Park, Denver, Colo.
Denver, Colorado, USA - Sixteenth Street Looking Toward State Capitol, Denver, Colorado
Denver, Colorado, USA

Sixteenth Street Looking Toward State Capitol, Denver, Colorado
Denver, Colorado, USA - Seventeenth Street, the Brown Palace Hotel and Broadway, Denver, Colorado
Denver, Colorado, USA

Seventeenth Street, the Brown Palace Hotel and Broadway, Denver, Colorado

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1858 - A party of prospectors led by William Green Russell discovered gold in what is now downtown Denver.

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1858 - November 17 – The city of Denver, Colorado, is founded.

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November 17, 1858
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News  1871 - Express Delivery
At Denver, Col., a few days ago, a man tried to have himself sent by express to Newtown Corners,...Read MORE...

1883 - Electric lights installed in Denver

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News  1887 - PLUNGED THROUGH THE BRIDGE.
Denver, Col., Aug. 25. - An accident occurred on an east-bound Union Pacific express at Sand Creek...Read MORE...

News  1889 - Walter Ives, aged ten years, fell from the top of a nine-story building at Denver, Col., on the 2d, struck the telephone wires, and then rebounded to a horse's back and was not fatally injured.

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February 9, 1889
News  1893 - Fire
DENVER, Jan. 6. - One of the largest fires that ever occurred in this city started at 10:45 last...Read MORE...

News  1894 - The Union Depot Completely Destroyed by Fire.
The Union Depot at Denver was burned down the morning of the 18th . The fire started shortly after...Read MORE...

News  1895 - February 20 - Congress authorizes a US mint at Denver, Colorodo

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February 20, 1895
News  1897 - DEADLY LIVE WIRE
Denver, Sept 16. - August Plym, a saloon-keeper, was instantly killed at noon today, when in...Read MORE...

News  1899 - June 25 – Three Denver, Colorado newspapers publish a story (later proved to be a fabrication) that the Chinese government under the Guangxu Emperor is going to demolish the Great Wall of China.

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June 25, 1899
1901 - Denver - The Queen City of the Plains by John Cotton Dana
Denver has historic background. Behind its own brief chronicles we note the outline of the story,...Read MORE...

News  1901 - DENVER CITY HALL BURNS. Large Number of Valuable Records Supposed to Have Been Consumed.
Denver, Col., Nov. 30. - Fire, tonight destroyed the Denver city hall, including, probably, a large ...Read MORE...

News  1902 - CHILDREN IN A FIRE. TWO HUNDRED ORPHANS RESCUED FROM FLAMES IN AN ASYLUM.
Denver, Colo., March 15. - St. Vincent's Orphan asylum, situated in the northern part of the city,...Read MORE...

News  1902 - WRECK OF BIGGEST BALLOON.
The remarkable ascent of "Big Glory", the largest balloon ever built, sent up from Denver, Col.,...Read MORE...

News  1910 - JOHNSTONE DROPS 800 FT. TO MEET HORRIBLE DEATH. HOLDER OF WORLD'S ALTITUDE RECORD KILLED WHEN WING TIP ON MACHINE BREAKS. HIS BODY VIOLATED.
CURIOUS THRONG OF RELIC HUNTERS CARRY OFF GLOVES AND SPLINTERS PIERCING AVIATOR.

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1916
Denver, the capital and chief commercial city of Colorado, and county-seat of Denver co., is...Read MORE...

News  1919 - SEVEN HURT IN COLLISION. HEAVY FIRE TRUCKS SMASH TOGETHER RACING TO FIRE. WRECK UNAVOIDABLE. WORST ACCIDENT OF ITS KIND IN DENVER IN MANY YEARS.
Denver, Colo. 11. - One young woman was probably fatally injured, six firemen were hurt, one...Read MORE...

1922 - March 10 - KLZ-AM in Denver CO begins radio transmissions

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News  1928 - Airplane Crash
H. E. Larue, pilot, Loren Craven and Dietrich were fatally injured when the machine went into a...Read MORE...

News  1933 - DAM BREAK CAUSES HEAVY LOSS IN DENVER. WALL OF WATER CAUSES DAMAGE OF $1,000,000. MOUNTAIN CLOUDBURST CAUSES DISASTER IN COLORADO; TWO DEAD AND OTHERS MISSING.
ANOTHER STORM CLAIMS A LIFE.
TORRENT RIPS AWAY SIX BRIDGES WHEN IT REACHES METROPOLIS; BUSINESS...Read MORE...

News  1934 - SECOND MAN KILLED IN FALL DENVER HOTEL.
(Associated Press)
Denver, June 4. - Marking the second fatal accident of its kind at the same...Read MORE...

1935 - Denver, lays claim to the invention of the cheeseburger. The trademark for the name Cheeseburger was awarded in 1935 to Louis Ballast.

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1936 - February 8, The temperature at Denver CO plunged to a record 30 degrees below zero.

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News  1939 - ONE MAN KILLED, 28 INJURED IN DENVER TRAIN COLLISION. D. & R. G. ENGINES PLOUGH INTO SANTA FE PASSENGER CAR THIS MORNING.
Conductor Meets Death and Others Go To Hospitals For Treatment.

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News  1946 - November 2 - A 31 inch snow at Denver CO caused roofs to collapse.

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November 2, 1946
1948 - May 30 - Twenty carloads of glass were needed in Denver, CO, to replace that destroyed by a severe hailstorm.

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1952 - July 18 - KWGN TV channel 2 in Denver, CO (IND) begins broadcasting

1961 - September 3 - Denver, CO, received 4.2 inches of snow, their earliest snow of record.

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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bauman
flag  Samuel F. BAUMAN (30 July 1878, Denver, Colorado, USA - 2 December 1905, Tucson, Arizona, USA)

Bowler
flag  Leo Francis BOWLER (21 June 1890, Denver, Colorado, USA - 14 June 1949, San Bernadino, California, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


(Streukens) Hummel Bliss
flag  Marie Delores (STREUKENS) HUMMEL BLISS (Dec. 9, 1913, Chaska, Minnesota, USA - March 11, 2008, Denver, Colorado, USA)

Day
flag  Elihu Thomas DAY (4 December 1844, Frederick, Maryland, USA - 22 October 1899, Denver, Colorado, USA) gravestone

Delaney
World War II Soldier flag  Daniel DELANEY (12/15/1925, Fargo, North Dakota, USA - 12/30/2002, Denver, Colorado, USA) gravestone

Lareau
flag  William G LAREAU (18 April 1898, St Marys, Kansas, USA - , Denver, Colorado, USA)

Smith
flag  Clarence T. SMITH (1871, Agawam, Massachusetts, USA - 10 November 1894, Denver, Colorado, USA)
 

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