The 1950s – Denver through the Decades

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This series of online presentations provides a pictorial history of Denver from its inception through the end of the 1970s, more than a hundred years of growth and change. Although we will not hit everything, we’ll highlight the biggies from each decade along the way. All presentations are FREE!
Denver’s next decade of expansion was different from those previous, with a rapacity that would make enemies for future decades. The promise of the Atomic Age saw the shininess of the new, distracting many in Denver from the decay and loss at its core. June 3rd, 1950, a sad day that haunts the city still, saw the first of many mighty empires fall to dust in Denver. Above the maelstrom, skyscrapers rose and suburbs spread. A hundred years old, Denver’s centennial would not see everything as rosy.

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