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Sunday, 5 October 2014


Denver City was founded as a mining town during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush in western Kansas Territory. On November 22, 1858, General William Larimer, a land speculator from eastern Kansas Territory, placed cottonwood logs to stake a claim on the bluff overlooking the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek, across the creek from the existing mining settlement of Auraria, and on the site of the existing townsite of St. Charles.

Genera Larimer named the town site Denver City to curry favor with Kansas Territorial Governor James W. Denver.

William “Buffalo Bill” Cody died of kidney failure on January 10, 1917 at the age of 70, surrounded by family and friends at his sister's house in Denver.

In 1976, Denver was selected to host the Winter Games, but Colorado residents voted against paying the costs. It is the only city ever to refuse the chance to host the Olympics after winning the privilege.

When the Denver Nuggets beat the San Antonio Spurs 163-155 in 1984, the 318 points was the most scored in an NBA game with no overtime.

Because it’s a mile above sea level, baseballs for games at Coors Field in Denver are kept in a humidor to keep them from drying out and hardening

The "Denver-Aurora-Boulder Combined Statistical Area", is home to 2,927,911 people, which is more than two-thirds of Colorado's population.

If an American coin has the letter “D” printed on it  means it was made in Denver.

The 13th step of the state capital building in Denver is exactly one mile high above sea level.

Denver has the largest city park system in the US. There are 205 parks in city limits and 14,000 acres of parks in the nearby mountains.

Denver has more marijuana dispensaries than liquor stores or public schools.


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