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Denver Corporate Apartments - Denver Corporate Housing The history, current, and future of Denver and why corporate housing is on the rise and will continue to grow. The city of Denver has a long and illustrious history. It was originally founded as a result of the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush in 1858, and has grown from these humble beginnings to a large, multicultural, cosmopolitan city we know and love today. In 1850s gold prospectors Green Russell and Sam Bates found gold in Little Dry Creek, what is now Englewood. In total they found 20 Troy ounces of the yellow stuff. New spread fast about the find, and the next year, there were an estimated 100,000 prospectors in the area. Initially, the city was founded in Arapahoe County, Kansas Territory, in November of 1858. It was originally called Montana City and grew from the banks of the South Platte River. This site was then abandoned, and another site was needed. In late 1858, General William Larimer settled a claim on a hill overlooking the South Platte and Cherry Creek. He went on to acquire and parcel out land around the claim to merchants and miners in the area. The name Denver is believed to have first came about to win favor with Kansas governor James Denver. The gold soon ran out, and the city was under threat of being abandoned. Fortunately, plentiful gold was found in the mountains, and the burgeoning city survived as a supply depot for these miners. In the 1880’s silver was also found in the mountains, causing Denver’s fortunes to grow even further. Like the gold rush before it, the silver rush was unstable, and prone to opulence and gambling. Fortunately, more sensible souls invested in the railroads and ranching, which provided much needed stability for the city. The Brown Palace Hotel was built in 1893, to cater for wealthy short term housing rentals. This market is one that survives to this day, and contributes significantly to modern Denver’s coffers. It has since been joined by corporate lets and condo rentals, but the seeds were sown all that time ago. The railroad and ranching industries were soon joined by wholesale trade, manufacturing, food


processing and agriculture. These further added to the stability of the city economy, and ensured it’s future throughout the boom and bust years of the late 19th century. During the 20th century, Denver built on its strengths and grew exponentially. The population doubled between 1900 and 1920, reaching 256,000, from an original 5,000 in 1870. The Second World War brought more industry to Denver, which would cement it as a major player on the national stage. Until that time, the economics of the city were mainly ranching, mining and food. The war brought huge amounts of manufacturing here, to be nearer the raw materials, but also to exploit the resident labor force. Since then, the city has diversified and strengthened. Every time it hit trouble, it rebounded and built itself up stronger than before. We in Denver are the ultimate survivors. We pick ourselves up, brush ourselves off and come back stronger than before.

denver corporate housing  

The city of Denver has a long and illustrious history. It was originally founded as a result of the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush in 1858, and has g...

denver corporate housing  

The city of Denver has a long and illustrious history. It was originally founded as a result of the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush in 1858, and has g...

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