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Denver in Denver County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Rails and Mountains

Wall Street of the Rockies

 

— Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —

 
Rails and Mountains Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 9, 2019
1. Rails and Mountains Marker
Inscription.  
Down 17th Street, Longs Peak is visible over the roof of Union Station. Together, they symbolize two bases of Denver's economy. Since its founding in 1858, Denver has taken advantage of its location for freight and passenger transportation. Starting in 1870, the railroads played a major role in Denver’s growth as the center of the Rocky Mountain region.

The mountains have also contributed to the local economy, from mineral extraction to recreation and tourism. Over time, the people of Denver have drawn from these resources to meet changing economic needs.
 
Erected by Walk of Fame International. (Marker Number 6w.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Natural FeaturesRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Colorado, Denver, Wall Street of the Rockies series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1858.
 
Location. 39° 44.915′ N, 104° 59.662′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker is at the intersection of 17th Street and Arapahoe Street, on
Looking north from the Rails and Mountains Marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, June 9, 2019
2. Looking north from the Rails and Mountains Marker.
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the right when traveling south on 17th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1050 17th Street, Denver CO 80202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Arapahoe Street (within shouting distance of this marker); D&F Tower and Skyline Park (within shouting distance of this marker); All Washed Up (within shouting distance of this marker); Don't Panic (within shouting distance of this marker); National Woman Suffrage Movement (within shouting distance of this marker); Coal Miner's Daughter (within shouting distance of this marker); Out with the Old... (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Private Profits and the Public Good (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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May. 28, 2022