What You May Not Know

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What You May Not Know2017-01-12T13:40:22-05:00

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Rocky Mountains - clear blue sky - CLE Denver Colorado

Clear Blue Sky

Denver’s bright blue sky really is bluer than many other cities’. Why? Because Denver’s elevation, the air has less water vapor than it would at a lower altitude, making for a gorgeous sky!

Source: movoto.com/guide/denver-co/denver-facts/

Little known facts about Denver

Mile High City

Denver really is exactly one mile high. There is a step on the State Capitol Building that is exactly 5,280 feet (1,609 meters) above sea level.

Source: denver.org/travel-trade/explore-denver/facts_denver/

Colorado State Capitol - gold plated

Is that Real Gold?

The dome of the Colorado state capitol is plated with real 24K gold.

Source: movoto.com/guide/denver-co/denver-facts/

I.M. Pei - designed 16th Street Mall in Denver

Did someone say Paris?

The 16th Street Mall in Denver was designed by master architect I.M. Pei, who also created the glass pyramid outside of the Louvre in Paris.

Source: stevejacobson.com/50-fun-denver-facts.asp

Elvis Presley - midnight trip to Denver

Midnight Sandwich Run

Elvis Presley once flew in his private jet from Memphis to Denver just for a sandwich. He ordered 22 Fool’s Gold Loafs, a sandwich containing a jar of peanut butter, a jar of grape jelly and one pound of bacon, from the Colorado Gold Mine Company Steakhouse for him and his friends.

Source: messynessychic.com/2015/09/15/elvis-presleys-legendary-midnight-sandwich-run-on-his-private-jet/

Coors Stadium Denver

More Home Runs

Colorado Rockies’ Coors Field is one of the best ballparks in the nation for home runs. Because of the high elevation and the dry air, the balls fly much farther when hit than in other stadiums.

Source: stevejacobson.com/50-fun-denver-facts.asp