Monday, June 23, 2014

Fact of the Day: Denver

The capital of Colorado, Denver was named Denver City by its founder William Larimer, Jr.. Larmier hoped that naming it after Kansas territory Governor James Denver would make Denver help the town he was named after. Ironically Larmier didn't know that Denver had already resigned as Governor by this time. 

19 comments:

  1. What a mistake:)
    God day Adam. Wishing you a nice week:)

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  2. Oh well, at least his intentions were good.

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  3. That's kinda funny...him not knowing...:D

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  4. you mean it wasn't named after the last dinosaur? :)))

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  5. I'm always amazed how you find out all these interesting things! What a shame he was too late, but he had a really good idea :)

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  6. And now Larimer only has one tiny street named after him. He should have just tried to name the city after himself to begin with. Go big or go home.

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  8. Cool detail! Thanks for passing by my blog Adam!

    xxx
    E from Helsinki, Finland
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  9. I guess the name stuck even without the ex-Governor's help.

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