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Denver through the Decades: The 1940s

Though far from the coasts, Denver made its contributions to the war effort.

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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Though far from the coasts, Denver made its contributions to the war effort. When the war ended, Denver was ready to share in the abundance of the post-war years. Unfortunately, that bounty went elsewhere, and in the late 1940s, Denver was left scrambling for an answer to a suddenly-uncertain future. The hard years at the beginning of the decade were followed by a city rolling up its sleeves to try something new. It was the last decade before some dark times to come.