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Mint Robbery

February 1864

 
 
Mint Robbery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Wall St. Rockies
1. Mint Robbery Marker
Inscription. The first man to rob the Denver Mint was “Small Bad Jim” – James Clark. The gold bars were so heavy that he began dropping them only one mile away in what is now Cheesman Park. Six days later, the desperado was captured 25 miles south of Colorado City. His horse had deserted him and Jim was in tears.
 
Erected by Wall Street of the Rockies.
 
Location. 39° 44.999′ N, 104° 59.766′ W. Marker is in Denver, Colorado, in Denver County. Marker can be reached from 17th Street just west of Larimer Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. The marker is mounted in the sidewalk. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1301 17th Street, Denver CO 80202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Let the Buyer Beware (here, next to this marker); St. Elmo Hotel (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clark and Gruber Mint (about 600 feet away); Larimer Street (approx. 0.2 miles away); Silas S. Soule (approx. 0.2 miles away); Constitution Hall (approx. ¼ mile away); Sugar Building 1906 (approx. ¼ mile away); Windsor Farm Dairy Building / The Crocker Cracker Factory (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Denver.
 
More about this marker. Did you ever notice those wonderful medallions embedded in the ground along Denver’s 17th St., south of Union Station? It’s the Wall Street of the Rockies honor walk, one of Denver’s overlooked treasures.

There are 42 in-ground medallions lining 17th Street, just waiting for technology to tell their century-old tales about olden Colorado.

The Wall Street of the Rockies is a great story and an existing urban destination with a virtually nonexistent technical presence. The Wall Street of the Rockies technical applications will take this landmark into the 21st century.
 
Also see . . .  Wall Street of the Rockies. A listing of the medallions placed along the walk including additional information on the Mint Robbery. (Submitted on January 13, 2017.) 
 
Additional keywords. Crime
 
Categories. GovernmentIndustry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2017, by Wall St. Rockies of Denver, Colorado. This page has been viewed 362 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on January 13, 2017, by Wall St. Rockies of Denver, Colorado. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Wide area view of the marker and its surrounding. • Can you help?
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