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Cheesman Park

Added by yongli on 05/19/2017 - 15:45, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 15:45
One of the jewels of Denver’s park and parkway system , Cheesman Park (1601 Race St, Denver, CO 80206) sits on land that originally served as the city’s first cemetery. In 1890 the cemetery was closed, many—but not all—graves were relocated, and a park designed by Denver’s first landscape architect...

Colorado National Bank

Added by Nick Johnson on 11/20/2022 - 08:35, last changed on 11/20/2022 - 08:42

Colorado National Bank

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Colorado National Bank (CNB) was founded in Denver in 1862 and managed to survive the state’s ups and downs until its 1998 sale to Minneapolis-based US Bank. The intermarried Kountze and Berger families, prominent as early Denver treasurers, civic leaders, and investors, ran the bank for most of...

Early Irrigation in Denver

Added by yongli on 08/11/2016 - 15:16, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 15:45
Like most places in the arid American West, Denver could not possibly sustain itself without water from irrigation systems. While easy to overlook, disputes over water rights began with the onset of irrigation and persist to the present day. Today, though most of Denver’s original canals have been...

Governor’s Residence at Boettcher Mansion

Added by yongli on 08/29/2016 - 14:44, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 06:40
Located at 400 Eighth Avenue in Denver , the Governor’s Residence at the Boettcher Mansion was originally built in 1908 for the Cheesman family. In 1924 Gladys Cheesman Evans sold the Colonial Revival residence to Claude K. Boettcher , who lived there with his wife for more than three decades...
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