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Castlewood Dam

Added by yongli on 06/02/2017 - 12:53, last changed on 05/11/2020 - 09:13
Built in 1890 along Cherry Creek south of Franktown, Castlewood Dam was meant to help irrigate Douglas County farms. In 1933 the dam gave way, unleashing a fifteen-foot surge of water on Denver and ultimately spurring development of the Cherry Creek Dam to prevent future flooding . Today the ruins...

Denver

Added by yongli on 08/03/2016 - 15:33, last changed on 07/01/2020 - 01:07

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Denver is the capital of Colorado and the twenty-first largest city in the United States, sprawling over six counties and 3,497 square miles of the High Plains and the Rocky Mountain foothills. Centered at the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek , the city and county of Denver...

Four Mile House

Added by yongli on 10/24/2016 - 15:41, last changed on 05/04/2020 - 10:13
Named for its location four miles from the intersection of Broadway and Colfax Avenue in Denver , Four Mile House was built in 1859 and served in the 1860s as the last stage stop before the city along the Smoky Hill Trail . When railroads replaced stagecoaches in the 1870s, the property became a...

South Platte Flood of 1965

Added by yongli on 03/13/2020 - 13:48, last changed on 06/05/2020 - 01:07
The South Platte River flood of 1965 was one of the worst natural disaster in Denver ’s history. It claimed twenty-one lives and resulted in property losses estimated at $543 million (more than $4.4 billion in 2019 dollars), with the worst damage occurring in the Denver metro area. While other...
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