New from Arcadia Publishing and local author Debra Bullock is Commerce City. This latest volume of the Images of America series is filled with more than 200 vintage images chronicling the history of Commerce City.
Among Colorado's fastest growing cities in the 21st century, Commerce City was settled in the 1850s, located today 8 miles northeast of Denver's capitol building. Known for hog farms, truck farms, and dairies, as well as refineries and grain elevators, Commerce City was, during World War II, the site of the enormous Rocky Mountain Arsenal, a U.S. Army weapons manufacturing facility.
The new Commerce City Civic Center and Dick's Sporting Goods Park, which is home to pro soccer's Colorado Rapids, were completed in 2007. Commerce City remains a speedily changing municipality with a diverse cultural mix and generations of residents with strong community roots.
Highlights of Commerce City:
• The majority of images included were donated from private collections.
• Features images depicting the beginning of the Fire and Water Departments.
• Includes grassroots history and details of the founding residents.
Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or www.arcadiapublishing.com.
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