Before Colorado was a state it was part of the Kansas Territory. And guess what the Governor’s name was? James W. Denver. That’s how Denver got its name. But James W. Denver died before Denver was a city.
The images in this video include a large picture of Denver from around 1900. Recent satellite images of the Denver metro area from Digital Globe a Denver company. Some nice shots of thunderstorms which often roll throw Denver in the late spring but never do much damage. A nice shot of the Rocky Mountains to the south of Denver.
An image of some of Denver’s 80 very distinct neighborhoods. A nice picture of City Park with the Denver city center in the back. Washington Park with the Rocky Mountains west of town. Denver’s iconic City and County Building (seen here around 1939), is the center of political power for the city. Denver’s famous Civic Center (it was in a movie with Clint Eastwood, do you know which one) is a popular campaign stop in this city with a “liberal” reputation. Rodolfo Gonzales rallies Denverites outside the state capital building. 17th Street, also known as “Wall Street of the West” is home to many national banks, corporations, and financial agencies. The Wells Fargo Center, also known to locals as the Cash Register Building.The Denver Business Journal. www.bizjournals.com The World Trade Center. The Rocky Mountain News is Denver’s oldest media establishment, first setting up headquarters on the 1860s South Platte Waterfront. Colfax Avenue at Broadway, where the downtown street grid and the “normal” city grid meet. Speer and I-25; the Qwest Building often acts as a navigational tool. Denver RTD Light Rail car at 16th & Stout. The tented roof of DIA was designed to resemble the snow-capped Rocky Mountains. The University of Denver is located just a few miles south of downtown. It’s surrounding by the University Park, Washington Park, Observatory Park, and Cherry Hills Village to the south.