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Reader: How Long Have Natives Been Saying Transplants Are Ruining Denver?

Westword editor Patricia Calhoun recently highlighted favorite images from This Is Colorado, a special-edition magazine published by the Denver Post to commemorate the hundredth anniversary of the Rush to the Rockies, and delivered to subscribers' doors on Sunday, June 21, 1959.  Readers responded to the vintage ads and photos like the one of Union Station, seen above, with nostalgia. But they also exhibited a keen eye for the intersection of yesterday and today — and demonstrated a sense of humor about the juxtapositions. 

The following take is a perfect (and perfectly funny) example. Howell Holmes Gwin writes:
And the June 22, 1959 issue was filled with letters to the editor complaining about how the "Transplants" are "ruining" Denver.




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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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