The capital of Colorado stands on an elevation of nearly 5,200 feet above sea level. The majestic mountains, sublime in their snow-crowned summits, environ her most romantically.The city is cosmopolitan in character; it draws people by reason of its picturesque situation and its healing climate from all over civilization. In 1858 adventurous gold hunters first pitched their camps at the junction of Cherry Creek and the Platte. From this small beginning sprang Denver, "The Queen City of the Plains,", a metropolis of over 245,000 population, the largest city between the Missouri River and San Francisco, destined to be the most important center of the American continent in the West on account of its central location to all mining in the Rockies, its extensive irrigation plans and its railroad facilities, not to mention the progressiveness of its inhabitants.

Return to Heart of the Rockies 1900

Return to Colorado Photo Album


Page Last Updated Wednesday, July 04, 2012