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

The Black Baron

Wall Street of the Rockies

 

Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado

 
The Black Baron Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 9, 2019
1. The Black Baron Marker
Inscription.  Mr. Barney Ford (1822-1902) was a former slave who dared to venture forth in the new frontier of Colorado. He eventually settled in Denver becoming a political activist, prominent businessman and sometimes millionaire.
 
Erected by Walk of Fame International. (Marker Number 16w.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wall Street of the Rockies marker series.
 
Location. 39° 44.73′ N, 104° 59.419′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 17th Street and Welton Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 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. Welton Street (a few steps from this marker); Dow Jones Average (within shouting distance of this marker); Denver Says "No" to Hate (within shouting distance of this marker); The Women's Suffrage Association of Colorado (within shouting distance of this marker); March On
The Black Baron Marker at bottom of photo. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, June 9, 2019
2. The Black Baron Marker at bottom of photo.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Misery (about 300 feet away); Western Philosophy (about 300 feet away); The Stock Market Crash of 1929 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
 
Also see . . .  Wall Street of the Rockies website about the marker. (Submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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