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Private Profits and the Public Good

Wall Street of the Rockies

 

— Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —

 
Private Profits and the Public Good Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 9, 2019
1. Private Profits and the Public Good Marker
Inscription.  Unlike San Francisco, which the Spanish founded as a mission, and Salt Lake City, which the Mormons started as a communal religious utopia, Denver originated as a place to make money.

From the beginning, the town aspired to be the supply hub: the business, manufacturing, service and political center for the surrounding mines, farms and ranches.

Denver’s history remains an ongoing struggle between those interested in private profits and those pursuing the public good, a tug of war between givers and takers.
Thomas Jacob Noel
 
Erected by Walk of Fame International. (Marker Number 4e.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wall Street of the Rockies marker series.
 
Location. 39° 44.967′ N, 104° 59.71′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 17th Street and Lawrence Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1125 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. Cherry Creek Emigrant's Song
Private Profits and the Public Good Marker on sidewalk, looking north. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 9, 2019
2. Private Profits and the Public Good Marker on sidewalk, looking north.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Coal Miner's Daughter (within shouting distance of this marker); All Washed Up (within shouting distance of this marker); D&F Tower and Skyline Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Mint Robbery February 1864 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arapahoe Street (about 300 feet away); Yo Soy Joaquin (about 400 feet away); Rails and Mountains (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
 
Also see . . .  Wall Street of the Rockies on the Private Profits and the Public Good Marker. (Submitted on June 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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