Thursday, October 19, 2017

Fact of the Day: Denver Miles

Denver, Colorado is known as the Mile-High city because its elevation above sea-level is exactly one-mile. 

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  1. So do people us that to swap out for nasty plane bathrooms?

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  2. Had no clue about that, and very interesting! Hugs...RO

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  3. So I guess everyone who lives there gets to join the Mile High Club, eh?

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    1. Oh Debra..........you are naughty to even suggest this, ha ha!
      Colin

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  4. Colorado one of most favorite states. So much beauty there.

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  5. A story was written a few years back showing that Denver was actually a bit short of a mile in elevation.

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  6. I didn't know that Adam ... thanks

    All the best Jan

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  7. Yup! And I'm south of Denver and almost 2,000 feet higher :)

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  8. Most of downtown Denver is slightly below 5,280 feet in elevation, but the Capitol Building stands on a hill and hits the mile high mark. I've been on the steps of the Capitol Building that stand at 5,280 feet. I say steps because there has been some remeasuring over the years. The fifteenth step was designated one mile above sea level back in the 40s. Then Colorado State University engineering students discovered in 1969, that 5,280 feet was actually three steps up on step 18, and that spot got a benchmarker. Then in 2003 the elevation was measured with newer techniques, and step thirteen became a mile high with a third marker. LOL So, I make sure that I run up and down all the steps at the Capitol Building to make sure I hit 5,280 feet. I live at 5,985 feet ~ more or less ~ no marker!

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