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Flood of ’64 – “Fierce as ten furies, terrible as hell”

—by O. J. Goldrick. First published on May 25th 1864 in “The Commonwealth”, six days after the Denver flood. Higher, broader, deeper, and swifter boiled the waves of water, as the mass of flood, freighted with treasure, trees, and live … Continue reading

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The Accidental City

1. Denver is a square, proud, prompt little place, surrounded by immensity. –Demas Barnes (Denver visitor, 1865) Denver is the unlikeliest of cities; there’s no port, no access to an ocean or a major river, nowhere to get to (easily) … Continue reading

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