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:

Joy said...

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

Margaret D said...

Oh my...interesting however.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh well, at least his intentions were good.

Emmylou said...

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

DEZMOND said...

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

Christine said...

Ironic indeed.

Beate said...

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 :)

Bob Bushell said...

Whoops.......

A Beer for the Shower said...

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.

Pat Hatt said...

haha whoopsy, nice try though

Lucy said...

Nice week Adam! Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

Dascha said...

Oh oops!!

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Elisabeth said...

Cool detail! Thanks for passing by my blog Adam!

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Mama Zen said...

Ooops!

Pilar Domínguez said...

Interesting fact! Kisses:)

Gloria Baker said...

I love to know this Adam:))

Caro * said...

Great fact ! :)

Cloudia said...

Kiss ass!

stephen Hayes said...

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