Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Denver, the capital of Colorado, U.S.A., stands on the right bank of the South Platte river, in a healthy and picturesque situation, being in the midst of the gold-bearing region of the Rocky Mountains. Founded in 1858 as a mining station, this city has grown with astonishing rapidity, especially since the construction of the Pacific railway, of which it is the central point. It now contains many fine buildings, including the Government offices and other public institutions.