on August 1, 2009
The capital building itself was built in the 1890’s with Colorado white granite. Large pillars at each entrance support a large ceramic styled domed roof which is plated in 24 karat gold. The gold in the roof commemorates Colorado’s gold rush days, and the miner and pioneers who helped build the state. The gold rush here began in 1859 when John Gregory discovered gold. People came here in search of fortune and within 2 months the population grew to 10000.We were not able to go inside. However our cab driver had told us there is a plaque on one of the staircases that reads one mile high. That is how Denver got its nickname of The Mile High State.When walking the grounds you can view several memorials. There are memorials dedicated to the Civil War Veterans, the men who served aboard the U.S.S. Colorado & Gettysburg and other Coloradoans who have died on foreign soil.When here there were a couple of street performers who were playing and sing. Everyone passing by enjoyed their music.
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