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December 16, 2014

DENVER

A young, active city at the base of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Denver is the 23rd most populous city in the U.S. 
Local boosters named the frontier mining camp on the South Platte River "Denver" after Kansas Territorial Governor James Denver in hopes of gaining political favor. Central City, located about 45 minutes west of Denver, is known as the "Richest Square Mile on Earth" due to the half billion dollars of gold that was mined there.
Denver, Colorado, "The mile high city" where the Great Plains meet  the Rocky Mountains.

Denver is near the mountains, not in them. The Mile High City is located on high rolling plains, 12 miles east of the "foothills," a series of gentle mountains that climb to 11,000 feet. Just beyond is the "Front Range of the Rocky Mountains," a series of formidable snowcapped peaks that rise to 14,000 feet. Denver might not be in the mountains, but the mountains still dominate the city. The picturesque mountain panorama from Denver is 140 miles long. There are 200 visible named peaks including 32 that soar to 13,000 feet and above.

Postcrossing Postcard US-1142290

3 comments:

  1. Widzę, że podobna tematyka do poprzedniej kartki :) Góry, miasto - lubię to, bo te widoki są naprawdę ładne :)

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  2. Te wieżowce na tle gór są urzekające. A jaki widok z okna :)

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  3. Chciałabym mieć tak blisko w góry...
    Mam podobną pocztówkę z Denver, też z wieżowcami. :)

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