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

Misery

Wall Street of the Rockies

 

— Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —

 
Misery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 9, 2019
1. Misery Marker
Inscription.  Before the coming of the rails, stagecoaches were a major form of passenger transportation to and from Denver.

In 1878, Helen Hunt Jackson wrote, The public coaches are here, as everywhere, uncomfortable, overloaded, intolerable. I know of no surer way to rob a journey of its finest pleasure than to commit ones self to one of these vehicles It means being obliged to get up at hours you abhor to sit close to people you dislike, to eat when you are not hungry to be drenched with rain, soaked with dust and never have a chance to pick a flower. It means misery.
 
Erected by Walk of Fame International. (Marker Number 13w.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Colorado, Denver, Wall Street of the Rockies series list.
 
Location. 39° 44.765′ N, 104° 59.471′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of California Street and 17th
Misery Marker at bottom of the photo. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 9, 2019
2. Misery Marker at bottom of the photo.
Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 700 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. March On (within shouting distance of this marker); The Stock Market Crash of 1929 (within shouting distance of this marker); Boom and Bust (within shouting distance of this marker); The Women's Suffrage Association of Colorado (within shouting distance of this marker); E is for Equitable (within shouting distance of this marker); Origins (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Black Baron (about 300 feet away); The Barnes Dance (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
 
Also see . . .  Wall Street of the Rockies website on the marker. (Submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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