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Last updated 5/27/2020 at 12:05pm

In the 1860s, there was a boom and a recession in Colorado. The boom started with the discovery of gold in Cherry Creek at what became parts of Denver. In the 1860s, the need for change was stalled by a lack of transportation. Colorado did not have any railroads - yet.

I have talked here about General Palmer and what he did to develop Colorado’s railroads. He first came here as part of the development of transcontinental trains. The railroad he worked for was stalled in Kansas, racing the Union Pacific across the country. It never built past Colorado, even though General Palmer had scout...

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