A little less than a decade after the CA Gold Rush happened, Denver CO was able to start seeing a rush of its own.
The South Platte River became the locale to be for all sorts of people seeking fortune.
It is pretty cool to imagine covered wagons plus rustic chalets lining the edges of the river that is so bizarre nowadays. Pikes Peak, where you can take a train – up about 8,000 miles or so, became the scene for those looking to strike it rich with another gold rush. Though there were lots of strenuous times to come for those original frontiersmen, they were able to hold their own, plus as a result, all of us have the most charming city nicknamed the Mile High City. Like lots of other western frontiers, certain gentlemen came to not only look for gold but to easily stake a claim for land… Americans have basically always been a people looking for ways to forge their own ways, plus back in the 18th century, Denver had a reasonable amount of opportunity. In 1861, close to a hundred years after those first prospectors from Georgia showed up in what all of us now call Denver, the US government managed to recognize the area by creating the Territory of CO. A short while later, CO was admitted into the Union, officially, by President Ulysses S. Grant. About 3 years after that, the Denver Telephone Dispatch Company was created. Embracing brand new ideas even then, Denver has managed to make it through severe weather, wars, fires, floods, plus numerous other disasters throughout the years. That same spirit of openness can be found among Denverites who openly embrace all types of people plus vote in welcoming laws these days. This includes the legalization of cannabis about a decade ago.