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Happy birthday, Denver!

Posted by Richard on November 22, 2008

Denver is 150 years old today:

Denver's 150th anniversaryOn November 22, 1858, Gen. William Larimer, a land speculator from eastern Kansas, placed cottonwood sticks on the hill overlooking the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek to stake a claim at the center of a square-mile town plat. Now, 150 years later, Denver is the 21st largest metropolitan area in the United States.

Despite being run by (and overrun by) Democrats, Denver is a pretty cool place. And America's foremost bovine metropolis.

Maybe I'll head downtown to one of the watering holes on Larimer Street and raise a glass to the General. Or wander over to Confluence Park and imagine what he saw as he stood on that hill. 

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