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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.

Denver and Auraria City, 1860

Denver and Auraria City, 1860

Denver, CO - Panorama, 1898

Denver, CO -  Panorama, 1898

Denver, CO - 16th Street, 1875

Denver, CO - 16th Street, 1875

Denver, CO - 1859

Denver, CO - 1859

Denver, CO - 1913-14 Miners Strike

Denver, CO - 1913-14 Miners Strike

Denver, CO - Ahwahnee Motel Sign, 1980

Denver, CO - Ahwahnee Motel Sign, 1980

Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater

Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater

Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater

Bluebird Theater in DenverHighsmith2015

Denver, CO - Botanic Gardens

Denver, CO - Botanic Gardens

Denver, CO - Brown Palace Hotel

Denver, CO - Brown Palace Hotel

Denver, CO - Capitol

Denver, CO - Capitol

Denver, CO - Capitol, 1906

Denver, CO - Capitol, 1906

Denver, CO - Cheesman Park Pavilion

Denver, CO - Cheesman Park Pavilion

Denver, CO - City/County Civic Center

Denver, CO - City/County Civic Center

Denver, CO - Fisher Tower

FisherTowerDenverHighsmith2016

Denver, CO - Frederic C. Hamilton Building

Frederic C. Hamilton Building in DenverHighsmith2016

Denver, CO - Herbert Bayer Sculpture

Herbert BayerSculptureDenverHighsmith2016

Denver, CO - Horse Car

Denver, CO - Horse Car

Denver, CO - Ice Cream Stand

Denver, CO - Ice Cream Stand

Denver, CO - Looking up 16th Street

Denver, CO - Looking up 16th Street