Auraria Campus Topo Map

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History can be so enlightening, just like a good education. Naturally there was more than one prospector around the confluence of Cherry Creek and the South Platte River in 1858. The town of Auraria was founded a few weeks before what became Denver City was settled on the other side of Cherry Creek. General William Larimer basically jumped a claim to secure Denver City for his party, and then soon was in competition with the town founders of Auraria. As each city grew, and the discoveries of gold in the mountains lured more and more people to the area, the towns were united in 1860 (legend has it the unification was agreed to over a barrel of whiskey). One hundred years later, much of Auraria was gone and the site was filled with a 169-acre campus for three colleges: the Metropolitan State College of Denver, the University of Colorado at Denver, and the Community College of Denver. This walk threads through the historical buildings still standing and in use—Victorian cottages, churches, and a former brewery—amidst the modern, bustling commuter campus.
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Denver, Colorado

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