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1901 History of Denver


Excerpts from
History of Denver

With Outlines of the Earlier History
of the
Rocky Mountain Country



Edited for the
Denver Times
by
Jerome C. Smiley,
with Many Illustrations



Transcribed for the Denver County COGenWeb Project
by
Denise Wells



Table of Contents

NOTE:  There was no index in the original history.
Therefore, we are in the process of building an "every name" index for these pages.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE CHAPTERS ARE NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. 
IN THE TRANSITION OF THIS SITE, THESE PAGES WERE SOMEHOW MISPLACED.
AS SOON AS I CAN FIND THEM, THEY WILL BE LINKED HERE.
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Chapter XXIII

"First" House-Building - Some of the "Early Settlers" - Pioneer Street Names - First Cabin - Other Early Builders in "Auraria City" - Beginnings of "Denver City" - Its First Cabin, and Subsequent Pioneer Improvements - Mercantile Pioneers - First Christmas Celebration at Cherry Creek - First Masonic Meeting - First Clergyman - Pioneer Women - Rivalry Between the Two Towns - Conditions at Close of 1858 - Their Common Heritage

Chapter XXIV

Effect in the East of "Pike’s Peak Stories" in Winter of 1858-59 - Great Invasion in the Spring of 1859 - Reflex of Panic of 1857 - Character of Immigrants - Hardships of the Journey - Reckless Enthusiasm of the Host - Legends Adorning Wagons - Daily Routine and Incidents - Delusions of Embryo Miners - Mass of Immigrants Not of Unworthy Men - Peculiar Circumstances Attending Colorado’s Settlement.

Chapter XXV

Progress of Cherry Creek Towns - New Business Enterprises - First Hotel - "County Murat" - First Ferry - First birth in the Settlements - Career of the First-Born - Isolation in that First Winter - Further Improvements and Business Enterprises - Arrival of Saw Mills - Political Movement - Pioneer Newspapers - Transactions of the town Companies - Homicide - First Stages to Denver - Progress Made by Midsummer of 1859.





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