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In the beginning, Denver City, Colorado was a frontier town, with its economy based on servicing local miners with gambling, saloons, livestock and goods trading. In the early years, land parcels were often traded for grubstakes or gambled away by miners. In 1867, Denver City became the Territorial Capital.

Today, Denver is the largest city and the capital of Colorado. Denver is nicknamed the Mile-High City because its official elevation is exactly one mile or 5,280 feet above sea level. Its estimated population today is about 620,000 people.

16th Street, 1875

16th Street, 1875

Denver and Auraria City, 1860

Denver and Auraria City, 1860

Denver Panorama, 1898

Denver Panorama, 1898

Denver, 1859

Denver, 1859

Denver, CO - Capitol, 1906

Denver, CO - Capitol, 1906

Denver, CO - Horse Car

Denver, CO - Horse Car

Denver, CO - Row House

Denver, CO - Row House

Denver, CO - Skyline

Denver, CO - Skyline

Denver, CO - Union Station, 1881

Denver, CO - Union Station, 1881

Denver, CO - Union Station, 1908

Denver, CO - Union Station, 1908

Denver, COSkyline - 2

Denver, COSkyline - 2

Looking up 16th Street

Looking up 16th Street

Tivoli Union Brewery

Tivoli Union Brewery

Tivoli Union Brewery

Tivoli Union Brewery