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

The Stock Market Crash of 1929

Wall Street of the Rockies

 

— Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado —

 
The Stock Market Crash of 1929 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 9, 2019
1. The Stock Market Crash of 1929 Marker
Inscription.  Overnight, paper empires collapsed. Prominent businessman Claude Boettcher borrowed $2 million in life insurance and plunged into the market to recoup his losses. Fifty-six of Colorado’s 174 state and national banks closed their doors.
 
Erected by Walk of Fame International. (Marker Number 14w.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Colorado, Denver, Wall Street of the Rockies series list.
 
Location. 39° 44.782′ N, 104° 59.469′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker can be reached from 17th Street south of California Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch 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. Boom and Bust (here, next to this marker); Misery (within shouting distance of this marker); March On (within shouting distance of this marker); The Women's Suffrage Association of Colorado (within shouting distance
The Stock Market Crash of 1929 Marker at bottom of photo. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 9, 2019
2. The Stock Market Crash of 1929 Marker at bottom of photo.
of this marker); E is for Equitable (within shouting distance of this marker); Origins (within shouting distance of this marker); Shock Treatment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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 January 3, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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