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Denver through the Decades: The 1910s

A note of sobriety settled over Denver in the 1910s, not just in alcohol but in almost every aspect of society with the Progressive Era.

This series of online presentations provides a pictorial history of Denver from its inception through the end of the 1970s, more than a hundred years of growth and change. Although we will not hit everything, we’ll highlight the biggies from each decade along the way. All presentations are FREE!

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A note of sobriety settled over Denver in the 1910s, not just in alcohol but in almost every aspect of society with the Progressive Era. Denver did not stop the demanding work on growth, but perhaps did so a little more retrospectively. At least for a little while, that is. Exchanging one devil for another didn’t quite do it, so Denver’s step into propriety would be brief. We ended the decade with such promise, the 1910s having given us some lessons that would last. With so much going up, surely nothing could take us down!