Transport: Denver on the Map

Denver, Colo. has had notorious trouble with Indians, dueling, prostitution and the 16-1 ratio of silver and gold. More lasting than any of these has been Denver's trouble with transport. Founded in 1858, this roaring frontier town presently grew into one of the West's most important cities, with some 300,000 inhabitants. But not until 1934 did it succeed in getting on a transcontinental railroad. That year, with a wild barbecue and great civic jubilation, Denver finally holed through the Moffat Tunnel under the continental divide, got a direct train route to the East.*...

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