Northwest Denver

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For most of its history, thanks to its geography, Northwest Denver has felt like a world apart from the rest of the city. West of the South Platte River, and with much of its land elevated above the rest of Denver, the northwest side attracted people who wanted to leave behind the dirt and sins of early Denver to improve their physical and moral health. As time went on, successive waves of immigrants endowed the area with their own cultural traditions, many of which continue to thrive. Northwest Denver has also been a pleasure ground, home to the Elitch Gardens, Lakeside, and Manhattan Beach amusement parks, beautiful lakes, and other amenities. Today, Northwest Denver, encompassing such varied neighborhoods as Highlands, West Highlands, Berkeley, Sunnyside, Sloan's Lake, and Jefferson Park, is experiencing renewed popularity as newcomers and longtime Denverites discover its charms.
ISBN: 9780738589022
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Colorado
Series: Images of America
Images: 222
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Mark Barnhouse is author of the Arcadia Publishing volume Denver's Sixteenth Street and a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver. A Northwest Denver resident, he has combed through archives and worked with a number of individuals to assemble the most interesting images, many never before published, of this quadrant of the city.
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