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This Is What Denver Looked Like 100 Years Ago…It May Surprise You

Denver sure has changed a lot since its founding in 1858 during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush. From covered wagons and saloons to light rails and skyscrapers, the Mile High City has remained a rapidly growing hub of the West since its inception, and whether you view it as progress or a problem, there’s no question that Denver’s population growth continues to expand at a rapid rate, and with it, urban sprawl. These intriguing historical images will give you a glimpse into the life of Denverites as it was roughly a century ago.

Any Denver history buffs out there have additional historical images of the Mile High City? Let us know in the comments!

R. Phillips
Exploring the wilds of Denver, Colorado, and beyond.