Denver in Denver County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Dow Jones Average
Local Boy Makes Good
Wall Street of the Rockies Seventeenth Street Denver, Colorado
Charles Henry Dow, the first editor of the Wall Street Journal, created the stock market index with Edward D. Jones in 1897.
Dow, who had worked as a bookkeeper for a Leadville mining operation, was the first Vice-President of the International Trust Company quartered in the Equitable Building.
Originally, the Dow-Jones Industrial Average was based on 12 industrial stocks. Today, it is calculated on 30 selected industrial stocks.
Erected by Walk of Fame International. (Marker Number 16e.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Colorado, Denver, Wall Street of the Rockies series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1897.
Location. 39° 44.728′ N, 104° 59.396′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 17th Street and Welton Street, on the left 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 Welton Street (a few steps from this marker); Denver Says "No" to Hate (within shouting distance of this marker); The Black Baron (within shouting distance of this marker); Western Philosophy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Women's Suffrage Association of Colorado (about 300 feet away); Wall Street of the Rockies (about 300 feet away); Top of the World (about 300 feet away); March On (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
Also see . . . Charles Dow. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on June 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 161 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 20, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.