16 Rare Photos From Denver That Will Take You Straight To The Past

Gone are the times of prospectors, petticoats, and horse drawn carriages. Nevermore will settlers, steam engines, and native peoples freely roam these lands. But the proof of their existence is all we need to feel nostalgic for the Pikes Peak Gold Rush and the good old days in the Mile High City. Our thriving metropolis sure has grown in leaps and bounds since it’s founding in 1858, and you’ll be blown away by these vintage photos from Denver (and beyond) that show it in a much different, less neon, light.

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