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Carl Abbott, Stephen Leonard, and David McComb, Colorado: A History of the Centennial State, 5th ed. (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2013).

Air Traffic Activity System, “Airport Operations: Ranking Report,” Federal Aviation Administration, 2016.

American Fitness Index, “2016 AFI Report.”

Among the Mountains,” Rocky Mountain News, July 6, 1866.

Isabella Bird, A Lady’s Life in the Rockies (1879).

Summer Burke, “Community Control: Civil Rights Resistance in the Mile High City,” Psi Sigma Siren 7, no. 1 (January 2012).

Denver’s Sit-In Movement,” Voices of the Civil Rights Movement, December 4, 2015., “Car Ownership in US Cities,” 2010-13.

John Ingold, “5,000 attend tax-day ‘tea party’ at Capitol,” The Denver Post, April 15, 2009.

“Invisible Government,” Denver Express, March 27, 1924.

Sarah M. Nelson, K. Lynn Berry, Richard F. Carrillo, Bonnie L. Clark, Lori E. Rhodes, and Dean Saitta, Denver: An Archaeological History (Boulder: University of Colorado Press, 2008).

 Thomas J. Noel, The City and the Saloon, Denver, 1858–1916 (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1982).

Thomas J. Noel, Showtime: Denver’s Performing Arts, Convention Centers & Theatre District (Denver: Denver’s Division of Theatres & Arenas, 2008).

Thomas J. Noel, “When the KKK Ruled Colorado: Not So Long Ago,” Denver Public Library Western History and Geneaology, June 19, 2013.

Kristin Leigh Painter, “Occupy Denver joins Occupy Wall Street in May Day protest,” The Denver Post, May 1, 2012.

Thomas H. Simmons, R. Laurie Simmons, and Dawn Bunyak, “Historic Residential Subdivisions of Metropolitan Denver, 1940–1965,” US Department of the Interior, National Park Serivice form 10-900 (Denver: History Colorado, 2010).

Virginia McConnell Simmons, The Ute Indians of Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2000).

Tea Party Activists Rally At Denver’s IRS Office,” CBS Denver, May 21, 2013.

Chris Walker, “Homeless Sweeps: Protests Planned at Rockies Opener, Denver Art Museum,” Westword, April 8, 2016.

Elliott West, The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1998).

Additional Information: 

Denver Public Library, Western History & Geneaology Digital Collections

Denver Water


Steve Grinstead, ed., Denver Inside and Out, Colorado History 16 (2011).

Stephen J. Leonard and Thomas J. Noel, Denver: Mining Camp to Metropolis (Niwot: University of Colorado Press, 1990).

Lower Downtown Denver

Thomas J. Noel, Mile High City: An Illustrated History of Denver (Encinitas, CA: Heritage Media, 1997).