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Sunday, February 26, 1950

—by Mary Lou Egan The story and photos occupied several pages of both the Denver Post and the Rocky Mountain News. KOA Radio carried the broadcast live and a score of airplanes flew overhead. An estimated 100,000 people gathered near … Continue reading

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Mount Evans or Bust: “A Castle in the Sky”

– by Charla Stilling The gold is there, ‘most anywhere You can take it out rich, with an iron crow bar, And where it is thick, with a shovel and pick, You can pick it out in lumps a big … Continue reading

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The Barnes Dance

Henry A. Barnes, Denver’s First Traffic Engineer —Compiled and Illustrated by Matt Holman* B50 note: Henry Barnes implemented Denver’s system to allow pedestrians to co-exist with vehicles; first introduced in Denver in the late 40’s, it is still in use … Continue reading

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Denver traffic, 1959

The Story of Denver traffic—100,000 cars in 1945 and 200,000-plus today In Denver in the early Twentieth Century water wagons to keep down the dust were an institution. In the 1930’s road oil was sprayed on many streets to keep … Continue reading

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