Denver: The Mile High City
by Abigail Knowles Wolfe (BPRW)
The city and county of Denver, Colorado is one of the nation’s most ethnically diverse in terms of population including a substantial population of African Americans, many of whom settled in the city after the Civil War. African American visitors to the city can visit the Stiles African American Heritage Center or the Blair Caldwell African American Research Library or even the Black American West Museum for a glimpse into African Americans great impact on the American west. Furthermore Martin Luther King Jr. Day was adopted as a Colorado state holiday prior to becoming a national holiday throughout the rest of the United States.
This diverse and fascinating mile high city is a great vacation spot in the winter or summer! With an elevation of exactly one mile above sea level, this lofty locale is one not to be missed!