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August 2003 Biographies Last updated on 06/17/2006


Extracted from Colorado Pioneers in Picture and Story,
by Alice Polk Hill, copyright 1915, number 12 of 200 printed, page 107

Contributed by:  Shirley Flanagan


Among the men who witnessed the majestic panorama of civilization unroll over the mountains from the Missouri to the Pacific, was Mr. Rodney Curtis, and no one has more conspicuously participated in the development of Denver. In 1860, he took up land near Denver and farmed to 1864. At that time he was appointed pay clerk in the U.S. Mint; he was afterwards made chief clerk, & in 1876, was appointed by President Grant, melter & refiner. With Clarence J. Clarke, he platted Curtis and Clarke's Addition To Denver. He built many business blocks on Curtis, Larimer & other downtown streets.



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