Here are a few more photos from the Gold Rush Centennial held in downtown Denver in 1959. See the first group of photos here.
The Centennial had a beauty of a stagecoach... was there a company somewhere that manufactured stagecoaches for all of the western-style amusement parks all over the country? Too bad this one sat there as a static display. Look, a Dolly Madison ice cream store; I thought Dolly just made snack cakes for Charlie Brown and his pals. Mmmmm, Zingers!
"Andy Anderson - Gun Smith"! It's the new hit TV series that everyone is talking about. Andy builds and fixes guns while dispensing frontier wisdom from his work bench. Betty White makes a cameo this week as Andy's wacky but lovable Aunt Millie.
Somehow I would expect City Hall to look a bit more grand. Instead it looks like a place you could buy some nightcrawlers (for bait, not to eat). There sure are a lot of people apparently waiting to buy marriage licenses. Meanwhile, remember telephone booths?
Right next door to City Hall is the Livery Stable. Mmmm, livery and onions.
Tommy ruins yet another family portrait. I see military school in his future.
I hope you have enjoyed your visit to the Gold Rush Centennial!