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FRONTIER TOWN OPENED ON THIS DAY IN 1858

Denver's First Store Opens 156 Years Ago Today - Do You Go to Denver to Shop ?

On October 29, 1858, the first store opens in a small frontier town in       
Colorado Territory that a month later will take the name of Denver
in a shameless ploy to curry favor with
Kansas Territorial Governor James W. Denver. The town was a  brainchild of a promoter and real estate salesman from Kansas named William H. Larimer Jr.

Gen William Larimer (1809-1875) - Find A Grave Memorial

William Henry Harrison Larimer (1840-1910) - Find A Grave Memorial

James W. Denver - Wikipedia
James William "Jim" Denver
(October 23, 1817 – August 9, 1892)

  

7 things to do in the Denver area this weekend, Aug. 14-16, 2020

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KFC’S COLONEL WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1890

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What's The Matter Colonel Sanders, Chicken? — No Pants Records
(September 9, 1890 – December 16, 1980)

 

Born Harland David Sanders, he was an American businessman
and entrepreneur, best known for building his Kentucky Fried
Chicken cafe into a fast-food empire.

He worked as a farmer, salesman, steamboat pilot, and railroad
fireman.

He sold KFC to John Y. Brown Jr., Jack Massey, and a group
of investors for $2 million in 1964.

 

FROM ME TO YOU …. 5. Insights from - THE SYNOPSIS: COLONEL… | by jADEPETU | AchieversORBIT

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PLATFORM LAUNCHED ON THIS DAY IN 2006

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On July 15, 2006, the San Francisco-based podcasting company Odeo
officially releases Twttr—later changed to Twitter—its short messaging
service (SMS) for groups, to the public.

Born as a side project apart from Odeo’s main podcasting platform, the
free application allowed users to share short status updates with groups
of friends by sending one text message to a single number (“40404”).

Over the next few years, as Twttr became Twitter, the “microblogging”
service would explode in popularity, becoming one of the world’s
leading social networking platforms. Twitter was founded by Evan
Williams and another entrepreneur Noah Glass.
  

Co-founder Ev Williams leaving Twitter board – Ottawa Business Daily
Twitter co-founder Evan Williams.

This CEO passed up Harvard Business School to make a huge bet on ...
Twitter co-founder Noah Glass

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FROM THE PDX RETRO BLOG ~

Unique Father's Day Gifts | Affordable Gifts For Dads

Father’s Day has been celebrated on March 19 as Saint Joseph’s Day
since the
Middle Ages. In America, Father’s Day was founded by
Sonora Smart Dodd (below) and celebrated on the third Sunday of
June for the first time in 1910. It is held on various days in many parts
of the world all throughout the year, often in the months of March, May
and June.

The mother of Father's Day was raised by a single dad - ABC News
Sonora Smart Dodd (February 18, 1882 – March 22, 1978)

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BALL TEAM FOUNDER HAS DIED AT 96

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Harry Glickman Receives Award from Hall of Fame | Portland Trail ...
Harry Glickman (May 13, 1924 – June 10, 2020)

Glickman was a Portland, Oregon journalist, promoter, and sports
executive. He was one of the founders of the
Portland Trail Blazers,
and the team’s president from 1987 to 1994.

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            Here is the new Portland Trail Blazers logo - oregonlive.com

                  

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