Denver in Denver County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
All Washed Up
Wall Street of the Rockies
Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado
The legend says that Denver's early settlers, who made their camp on the banks of Cherry Creek, laughed at the Arapaho, a local Indian tribe, for making their camp inconveniently far from the water's edge.
The Arapaho warned the settlers of floods, but the settlers refused to believe that the tiny trickle of water in Cherry Creek could rise enough to damage their settlement.
In 1864, the waters rose, as they periodically do, and washed away the low-lying portions of the settlement.
Erected by Walk of Fame International. (Marker Number 5e.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Colorado, Denver, Wall Street of the Rockies series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 39° 44.941′ N, 104° 59.676′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 17th Street and Arapahoe Street, on the left when travelingTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 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. D&F Tower and Skyline Park (a few steps from this marker); Arapahoe Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Coal Miner's Daughter (within shouting distance of this marker); Rails and Mountains (within shouting distance of this marker); Private Profits and the Public Good (within shouting distance of this marker); Cherry Creek Emigrant's Song (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); National Woman Suffrage Movement (about 400 feet away); Don't Panic (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 18, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 18, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.