In the late 1880s, an American mogul named Zalmon Simmons scaled Pikes Peak by mule. Wishing more people could enjoy the view without the miserable trip, he funded a railway to the top.
In 1970, the International Olympic Committee awarded the ‘76 Winter Olympics to Denver. Stakeholders rejoiced; the city had been trying to win the bid for 20 years. So why didn’t it happen?
Though a staple of today’s headlines, dirty politics is far from a modern innovation. During Colorado’s 1904 gubernatorial election, both Democrat Alva Adams and Republican James H. Peabody deployed unsavory strategies to edge ahead.