1864 flood in Denver
|Present 14th St. Denver after flood in 1864.
|Date scanned: 2001-09-19.
|Unmounted; text on verso.
|Held in the Russell L. and Lyn Wood Mining History Archive, Arthur Lakes Library, Colorado School of Mines.
|Denver was founded on the banks of Cherry Creek, an insignificant stream bed, and settlers built along the “bottoms” near the active stream channel as Denver grew. After a period of heavy rainfall up the Cherry Creek watershed, on the night of May 19, 1864 the city of Denver was hit by its first recorded flood. The flood swept away buildings, livestock and trees and caused the death of a number of people.
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|1864 flood in Denver
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