NewsCastic recently published a list of 101 facts about Denver, and while most of the entries were familiar to us, quite a few of them weren't. Here's the ten that struck us as the most unusual or surprising, featuring photos and original NewsCastic text. To see the original post, click here.
"Cheesman Park is built on a graveyard. The bodies were dug up and transported to other cemeteries in the city, but some say that hundreds of bodies still remain." Number 9:
"Wewatta Street in downtown Denver was named by one of the first settlers for his Sioux wife. However, he also named another street, Wazee, after his mistress." Continue to keep counting down our list of ten things you probably didn't know about Denver. Number 8:
"The original Union Station burned down in 1894 after a fire started in the ladies' restroom." Number 7:
"The Brown Hotel is one of the oldest and most luxurious hotels in Denver and every U.S. President since Teddy Roosevelt has visited except Calvin Coolidge, jerk." Continue to keep counting down our list of ten things you probably didn't know about Denver. Number 6:
"The entire world's supply of Colorado onyx, a rare stone, was used when building the interior of the Capitol building." Number 5:
"When viewed from above, the 400,000 pieces of granite paving on the pedestrian walkway of the 16th Street Mall resemble the skin of a western diamondback rattlesnake." Continue to keep counting down our list of ten things you probably didn't know about Denver. Number 4:
"Under state law, one may not mutilate a rock in a state park." Number 3:
"Denverites love their pets and their pets love living in Denver! In fact, it was rated as the healthiest city in the country for pets because of low flea population and high number of vets." Continue to keep counting down our list of ten things you probably didn't know about Denver. Number 2:
"While only the 24th largest city, Denver still boasts the 10th largest downtown in America!" Number 1:
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"There were originally three separate towns, with three separate names, where Denver now stands. In 1859, the other names were dropped in return for a barrel of whiskey to be shared by all."
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