DENVER IN FLAMES Forging a New Mile-High City

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ISBN: 1555914446

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Kreck, a veteran Denver Post columnist, recounts in compelling journalistic style the triumphs and tragedies of the Mile High City's firefighters and the disastrous fires they fought between 1863 and 1974. More than a history of the city's great fires, this paints a moving portrait of heroism and tragedy by More »

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ISBN: 1555914446

Kreck, a veteran Denver Post columnist, recounts in compelling journalistic style the triumphs and tragedies of the Mile High City's firefighters and the disastrous fires they fought between 1863 and 1974. More than a history of the city's great fires, this paints a moving portrait of heroism and tragedy by chronicling events that led to long-term changes in city ordinances, building codes, and firefighting techniques that have shaped Denver's appearance over the past 140 years. Remember the midnight explosion and fire at the Gumry Hotel which killed 22 people, the worst toll in the city's history? Ever heard of Company 3, the legendary company of African-American firemen, wiped out in a hotel fire in 1895? Know how the world-class crews at Denver International Airport (DIA) got the training and budget dollars needed to bring it to where it is from where it was in 1961 when a United DC-8 crashed at Stapleton?

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