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William N. Byers

Updated 2020-06-11
  • William Byers

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    William Newton Byers (1831-1903) founded the Rocky Mountain News in 1859 and used this platform to promote his adopted hometown of Denver.
    William Byers
  • Early Rocky Mountain News Office

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    Byers printed the first edition of the Rocky Mountain News on April 23, 1859, and started publishing daily in 1860 to counter rising competition. The publication moved offices frequently in its early years.
    Early Rocky Mountain News Office
  • Hot Sulphur Springs

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    In 1864 Byers bought the townsite of Hot Sulphur Springs in Middle Park and worked to make the town a spa and resort. The project embodied Byers's tendency to mix Colorado boosterism with personal profit.
    Hot Sulphur Springs
  • Byers-Evans House

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    After Byers retired from newspaper publishing, in 1883 he and his wife built themselves a mansion at what is now the corner of Bannock Street and West Thirteenth Avenue in Denver.
    Byers-Evans House
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