University Park And South Denver

Author: Steve Fisher
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738569017
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The University of Denver had existed for less than 30 years when the decision was made to relocate the campus from its original site downtown to a place several miles to the south, a move completed in 1892. The town of South Denver grew up around University Park. At first both a university town and a neighboring suburb of Denver, South Denver was soon annexed into the larger city. In the coming decades, South Denver would establish its own residential and business identities apart from the influence of the University of Denver, known as DU, though it would remain a central character in the shaping and growth of the community. In the 21st century, University Park and South Denver have flourished with beautiful homes, attractive parks, and highly rated schools.

Denver S Washington Park

Author: Sarah O. McCarthy
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1467130745
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In the Rocky Mountain West, Denver is considered the big city. Yet its urban core consists of numerous neighborhoods developed in the late 19th century that act today as virtual small towns. South-central Denver's Washington Park is one of those "small towns," and its name refers both to a 166-acre historic park and to the surrounding blend of residential and commercial neighborhoods. Cited as a model for new urbanism, this area serves as an enduring example of the City Beautiful movement. Touted in the late 19th century for its "rapid transit," clean air, and pure water, the area once known as Broadway Terrace, Myrtle Hill, and the Miracle Mile of South Denver continues to serve as a recreational mecca for Denverites. Over a span of 100 years, it has transformed from prairie to potato fields to "posh."

Denver

Author: Sarah M. Nelson
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 9780870819841
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A vivid account of the prehistory and history of Denver as revealed in its archaeological record, Denver: An Archaeological History invites us to imagine Denver as it once was. Around 12,000 B.C., groups of leather-clad Paleoindians passed through the juncture of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek, following the herds of mammoth or buffalo they hunted. In the Archaic period, people rested under the shade of trees along the riverbanks, with baskets full of plums as they waited for rabbits to be caught in their nearby snares. In the early Ceramic period, a group of mourners adorned with yellow pigment on their faces and beads of eagle bone followed Cherry Creek to the South Platte to attend a funeral at a neighboring village. And in 1858, the area was populated by the crude cottonwood log shacks with dirt floors and glassless windows, the homes of Denver's first inhabitants. For at least 10,000 years, Greater Denver has been a collection of diverse lifeways and survival strategies, a crossroads of interaction, and a locus of cultural coexistence. Setting the scene with detailed descriptions of the natural environment, summaries of prehistoric sites, and archaeologists' knowledge of Denver's early inhabitants, Nelson and her colleagues bring the region's history to life. From prehistory to the present, this is a compelling narrative of Denver's cultural heritage that will fascinate lay readers, amateur archaeologists, professional archaeologists, and academic historians alike.

A Brief History Of South Denver University Park

Author: Steve Fisher
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614238286
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University Park was founded in the 1880s when the University of Denver (Colorado Seminary) moved from downtown Denver to land donated by potato farmer Rufus Clark. The University, founded by Methodists, wanted to escape the urban blight of the city and build an oasis for education. Liquor production or consumption was not allowed, and though today the area has many pubs a number of home mortgages to this day contain old covenants forbidding the making or selling of spirits. Around University Park grew the town of South Denver, which was annexed to the city of Denver in the early twentieth century. For many years in the late 1800s the primary employer was the University of Denver, but over time others moved into the area for its attractive homes and well respected schools. The area has traditionally been upper middle class and has enjoyed one of the lowest crime rates in the city. At the geographic center of University Park is Observatory Park, named for the famous Chamberlain Observatory, built in the 1890s and still fully operational with popular public viewing nights. In the early part of the century Colorado Governor Henry Buchtel lived in the park, as did a number of famed early DU faculty such as Ammi Hyde, who beat the freshman boys in an annual foot race well into his 90's. The area boomed after World War II as many from other parts of the country who were stationed in Colorado chose to remain and make it their home. The area has remained prosperous and continues to grow, sharing in the overall success that the Denver metro area has experienced.

The Denver And Rio Grande Western Railroad

Author: Robert G. Athearn
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803258617
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Nowhere better than in the history of its railroads is the growth of the Old West revealed, and for Colorado the development of the Denver and Rio Grande Western epitomizes the changes that took place between 1870 and the present. Robert G. Athearn's intimate knowledge of the West has enabled him to write a gripping account of the famous narrow-gauge Denver and Rio Grande as it inched its way south, then turned west into the Rockies. By f1883 it had joined with the Rio Grande Western to become Colorado's only line across the mountains. The Dotsero Cutoff and the six-mile Moffat Tunnel put Denver on a transcontinental line for the first time. Twelve maps and fifty-five illustrations help tell the story.

Colorado Campgrounds

Author: Gil Folsom
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 9781565793347
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Where are Colorado's very best campgrounds? Gil Folsom's indispensible guide takes the guesswork out of sorting through the confusing jumble of campground lists found in most guides. Whether you're pitching your tent or parking your RV, this guide is all you'll ever need. Color-coded regions and practical information regarding directions, facilities, and facts about the area make planning a snap. Full-color scenic photographs will whet your appetite before you even leave home! Let Gil lead you to Colorado's 100 best -- in addition to the 334 other campgrounds that make Colorado one of the best camping states in the country.

Baseball In Denver

Author: Matthew Kasper Repplinger II
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439642214
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Images of Baseball: Baseball in Denver shares the city’s prominent role in America’s great game. The lore of baseball’s first pioneers plays out in a real-life soap opera for this Western city. From the early Hall-of-Fame players to the storied baseball-talent barons of Denver’s primitive days, baseball has always been on the forefront of the Denver sports horizon. From Tinker to Satchel Paige to “The Babe” himself, the Mile High City has been a barnstormer’s oasis in a town that was nothing short of the Wild West. The Denver Post Tournament and the rich history of the Denver Bears are highlighted, as well as the many fields and landmarks throughout the city. With the inception of the Colorado Rockies, Denver once again set the stage for big-league baseball, which many of Denver’s local baseball legends have been no stranger to.

Denver Dines

Author: John Lehndorff
Publisher: Big Earth Publishing
ISBN: 9781555663490
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Rocky Mountain News dining critic reviews over 200 restaurants in the Denver, Colorado area. Includes indexes by type of dining, cuisine and location. Also lists top picks and specialty food sources.