Denver City was founded in November 1858 as a mining town during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush in western Kansas Territory. That summer, a group of gold prospectors from Lawrence, Kansas, had arrived and established Montana City on the banks of the South Platte River. This was the first settlement in what was later to become the city of Denver. The site faded quickly, however, and by the summer of 1859 it was abandoned in favor of Auraria and St. Charles City.
A postcard from Denver, CO (MB)
Date of dispatch : 2014-01-29
Postcard # 940
In my mailbox on February 5th, 2014