"Mile High City" Denver by rexvaughan
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Flying into Denver I was somewhat surprised to see that it is really a pretty flat city. The high plains of eastern Colorado meet the Rocky Mountains just west and north of Denver. In fact, another nickname for the city is "The Queen City of the Plains." Denver got its start as part of the gold rush in 1848. Its big growth took place after the railroads arrived in the 1870s. It grew from a population of 4,759 to over 106,000 by 1890. Currently I would guess its main fame is the Rocky Mountaina and Coors Beer. This photo was taken in Rocky Mountain National Park which is actually several miles north of Denver.
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