Union Station in Denver

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On June 1, 1881, Denver's Union Station opened as the largest structure west of the Mississippi. The station welcomed people from all walks of life, from pioneers and miners to U.S. presidents and Buffalo Bill Cody—and even royalty from abroad. It served as the center point for transporting cargo to Denver before the rise in popularity of air travel. Due to revitalization efforts, Union Station is the centerpiece of the nation's largest transportation hub and the pride of the city. Author Rhonda Beck explores the history and stories behind one of the Mile High City's most iconic historic landmarks.
ISBN: 9781626199644
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Colorado
Series: Landmarks
Images: 75
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Denver resident Rhonda Beck is a local history author, preservation advocate and member of Colorado Preservation, Historic Denver, History Colorado, Denver Architecture Foundation and the Institute of Classical Art & Architecture. She co-authored Northwest Congress Park Neighborhood and has volunteered at CPI's “Saving Places” conference for over a decade. As a volunteer for HDI, Rhonda has given walking tours of historic 9th Street Park in Auraria and was a docent in many annual home tours.
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