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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.
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 Denvers 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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wall Street of the Rockies marker series.
 
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 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
Looking north from the Rails and Mountains Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 9, 2019
2. Looking north from the Rails and Mountains Marker.
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.
 
Also see . . .  Wall Street of the Rockies website on the Rails and Mountains Marker. (Submitted on June 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 18, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 90 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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