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Aug 21, 2015 6:12am EDT
george e. turner of the turner moving and storage company here in denver. it had a built-in bell organ that ra gailed spectators with spritely music along the way. the speakers of the day would talk of colorado and the nation, local competition decidedly in the air, not wanting to be outdone by loved one and lions both of which were poised to declare themselves the gateway to rocky mountain national park, the fort commons press urged its readers to put pennants and banners on their automobiles and get an early start, and i quote, it is evident to denver that ft. collins is on the job and that the national park is not owned by denver. ft. collins needed little encouragement. despite the fact that the dedication ceremonies conflicted with the closing of the larimer county fair, some 400 ft. collins people, including top city officials, made the trip. 200 more came up by automobile caravan from loveland. to the knowledgeable observer, the presence of so many automobiles in horseshoe apark was a reminder of the way in which the automobile and automobiling had revolutionized tourism a
Jul 12, 2015 8:45am EDT
clubs, george horace lorimer and "the saturday evening post," frederick ross and the denver chamber of commerce, and a lengthy list of magazine and newspaper editors and writers. more recent historians have said there is a less obligated causal explanation and invited us to take a still larger and wider look. they asked us to consider the strong thread of economic self-interest and promotion that lay behind it all in the form of individual chambers of commerce, conglomerations of real estate developers, park officials, and politicians, all of whom saw in the park idea an opportunity to further economic growth. for the promotion of tourism. as jerry frank has recently written, "the geographic economic, and political nature of denver was a crucial importance. the longs peak region, though beautiful in its own right lacked the sort of geological and cultural curiosities requisite of our longest standing parks. instead, the idea of a park, nestled at the foot of longs peak, was attractive, because it held the promise of drawing tourists, generating revenue and providing respite and relaxat
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