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Thomas J. Noel for Colorado Reflections

Identifier: couda-noel_thomas


Thomas Jacob Noel, better known as Tom Noel, was a professor of History at the University of Colorado Denver. Noel discusses several important people in Colorado's history, particularly influential people in Denver. Noel discusses William Newton Byers, who was the founder of the Rocky Mountain News and the rivalry between Rocky Mountain News and the Denver Post. Next, Noel discusses the role General William H. Larimer, Jr. played in naming Denver and how Governor John Evans founded Denver University and the Denver Pacific Railroad. Contemplates the possible role Evans might have had in the Sand Creek Massacre. Next, Noel expounds on the influence of Walter Scott Cheesman who started the Denver City Water Company and built what is now called the Governor's Mansion in Denver. Finally, Noel discusses the industrialist Charles Boettcher who immigrated from Germany and his influence in the business community in Denver.


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Thomas J. Noel for Colorado Reflections

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