Colorado's capital city is Denver, which is considered in the list of largest cities to be the twenty-first. A prospector group was the one who established Denver in 1858. Its location is at the Cherry Creek and Southern Plate River confluence. Seated near the Front Range's foothills in the Rocky Mountains, the city is also found in Denver County in the State of Colorado.
Previously, Denver was given the name "The Mile High City," as it was officially assigned in the 15thcentury. It was founded in the Territory of Kansas City, and James W. Denver, the governor, was the one who chose the name. Later on, General Larimer of the U.S. Army stakes out some claims by placing logs of cottonwood that the Arapaho and Chinese Indians had used Denver as escapements seasonally. Larimer intended to create the city to become a significant place where emigrants would come.
In 1871, after some months when Colorado Territory was formed, Denver became incorporated to become a city. It was until 1864 when the Sand Creek Massacre happened, and there was co-existence between white settlers and the Arapaho Indians. 163 Arapaho Indians had been killed, mostly the children and women, by Colonel John M. Chivington.
From 1870 to 90, the railroads arrived at Denver, and the population increased to a hundred thousand people. The place turned into second place to be most populated in the western parts of the U.S. The boom of Denver city reached its ends in 1893 when the Sherman Silver Purchase Act caused a repeal of depression due to President Benjamin Harrison attempting to close the gold and silver gap. The following disparity grew between these metals, and it caused the U.S. to experience depletion in the reservation of gold, and panic was created. Government leaders decided to diversify their efforts by raising industries that deal with sugar beets and wheat, tourism, manufacturing, and service provision.
In the 1970s and 80s, an energy crisis emerged and resulted in Denver experiencing a boom. The following made the city sprawl rapidly into the areas surrounding it, hence the emergence of malls, a tech center, and suburban divisions. All of America watched the energy boom in Denver, but later in the 1980s, it started to haunt them back. There was a drop in oil price per barrel from $39 to $9, which caused the city's economy to encounter a horrible and speedy tailspin in 1986. People decided to depart from Denver.
There was a vacancy rate that became the highest in the country. There were over 15,000 layoffs in the oil sector. However, there was a recovery which was caused by the industries of mining and energy. In 1989, when Mayor Frederico Pena led the city, Denver constructed the Denver International Airport, a multi-million construction.
In 1994 is when the complex got finished. The original pricing of the place was put at $60 million. Still, due to failures resulting from system dispersement, countless delays were experienced, and therefore, they cause high costs that were needed for correction. The DIA became a replacement of SIA, which was constructed with over $5.2 billion.
Denver became in 2005, the significant American city that made legalized marijuana, and over 21-year-olds and above needed to use only less than an ounce of the product. There were controversies on the issue, but after a boring was done, a higher percentage agreed to its legalization.
Current, Denver is experiencing massive growth in it’s economy and historical culture through various things. Some of the significant places that were opened and still run today are the Cooker Baseball Fuels, Pepsi Athletic Center, Ocean Journey Aquarium, the Zoo City Park, and the Elitch Gardens Amusement Park. A new plethora of projects of housing was also constructed.
Other historical places in the city are the History Museum of Colorado (built-in 1977), the Denver Center, the Art Museum, and the branch.
Sports in the city have significantly also made an impact. Several leagues, including basketball, baseball, hockey, football, and soccer teams, are found there. They include the Colorado Rapids, Colorado Rockies, the Denver Nuggets, and Colorado Avalanche. The significant impact has been by the sports teams, and it has contributed to its economy.