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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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