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Denver, Colorado, USA
1895 - Denver



Den’ver, the capital and chief commercial city of Colorado, and county seat of Arapahoe co., is situated on both sides of the South Platte River, at an elevation of about 5196 feet. It is 1025 miles W. of Chicago, 540 miles W. of Omaha, and 106 miles S. of Cheyenne. Lat. 39° 45' N.; Lon. 104° 59'23" W. It has a dry, healthful climate; mean annual temperature, 49°; annual rainfall, about 15 inches, The sun shines on an average 29 days in each month. The site slopes gently back from either bank of the river, and commands a beautiful view of a long mountain-range, with Pike's Peak on the S. and Long's Peak on the N. It is exceptionally well built, nearly all the houses being of brick or stone. It has wide streets that are lined with fine residences and substantial business houses (one of the latter costing $1,500,000). The streets are lighted by electricity. There are 108 churches, an assay mint of the United States, 2 first-class theatres, 3 high schools (one of which cost $321,370), and 37 district schools. The total value of public-school property in the 3 school districts which include the incorporated part of the city is $2,901,803. In addition to the above there are 18 schools classed as miscellaneous, some of which are public schools immediately outside the 3 districts referred to. There are also 10 academies and colleges. There are 11 national banks, which constitute the clearing-house association. The clearings for 1891 were $229,033,002.13. There are 6 savings-banks, 3 trust associations, several private banks, 3 public libraries, gas-works, electric-light-works, 2 water companies, 5 flour-mills, 3 smelters, 3 packing-houses, 3 canning factories, 6 breweries, 20 foundries and machine-shops, a cotton-factory, a paper-mill, a shoe-factory, steel-works. a stove-foundry, &c. According to the United States census the total product of manufactories in the corporate limits was $28,794,792 in 1890. The smelters and several of the other heavy manufactories are outside the corporate limits. The value of ore treated in Denver smelters in 1891 was $24,411,705.70. There are 6 daily newspapers, 1 being in German, and about 30 weekly and monthly publications. There are 95 miles (single track) of electric street railway, 43 miles of cable, and 3 miles of horse-car line. The total debt on March 7, 1892, was $1,735,577.85. The assessed valuation of property in May, 1892, was $70,708,780. The receipts of the post-office for 1891 were $296,408.88. Denver is the emporium of the rich gold- and silver-mining districts of the state, and also the chief centre of the coal trade. It was first settled in 1858. Pop. in 1870, 4749: in 1880, 35,629; in 1890, within corporate limits, 106,713. Estimated pop. in 1892, including adjacent suburbs which are practically a part of the city, 140,000.

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott

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