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African Americans of Denver

ISBN-10: 0738556254
ISBN-13: 9780738556253
Edition: 2008
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Description: The city of Denver was born during the great Pikes Peak or Bust gold rush of 1859 when flakes of placer gold were found where the South Platte River meets Cherry Creek. With the discovery of more gold, Denver became a boomtown, and African American  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Publication date: 5/12/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The city of Denver was born during the great Pikes Peak or Bust gold rush of 1859 when flakes of placer gold were found where the South Platte River meets Cherry Creek. With the discovery of more gold, Denver became a boomtown, and African American pioneers began to arrive in search of prosperity and a better future. Initially, Denvers African Americans lived scattered throughout the city and in the Cherry Creek area. By the late 1890s, most had relocated to the Five Points Neighborhood. Many worked in Denver during the week and farmed their homesteads in Dearfield on the weekends. They often spent their holidays at Winks Lodge and summers at Camp Nizhone.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Touring Denver
Paris on the Platte
Up from Slavery
Fields Dear to Us
Town Hall of Five Points
Brothers as God Intended
Those Who Suffer Write the Music
Foot Soldiers for Freedom
300 Miles to Victory
Turning Disadvantages into Advantages
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