CHERRY CREEK EMIGRANT’S SONG

Medallion Name – CHERRY CREEK EMIGRANT’S SONG Significance – Industrial work tunes were created by workers directly out of their own experiences. These songs expressed the toils of labor, objectives,

YO SOY JOAQUIN

Medallion Name – YO SOY JOAQUIN Significance – Corky Gonzales has been honored as the founder of the Chicano movement. He was an iconic leader in the movement for justice

ROCKY MOUNTAIN FASHION

Medallion Name – ROCKY MOUNTAIN FASHION Significance – Thanks to miners and their need for sturdy clothing we have Levi’s and the blue jean. Inscription – “Your ruffle shirts, standing

GRIDLOCK

Medallion Name – GRIDLOCK Significance – Just about everyone has noticed downtown Denver’s peculiar diagonal street pattern. Did you ever wonder why its unusual design creates a corridor of five-pointed

HUMAN RIGHTS HERO

Medallion Name – HUMAN RIGHTS HERO Significance – Bernie Valdez has taken his place as one of Denver’s most respected Hispanic leaders. He took his experiences from the Great Depression

WESTERN PHILOSOPHY

Medallion Name – WESTERN PHILOSOPHY Significance – Cowboy wisdom adds a dose of dust and horse dung practicality to all that high faluttin’ thinkin’. Time with Colorado’s bountiful environment breaks

THE BLACK BARON

Medallion Name – THE BLACK BARON Significance – Barney Ford had the kind of pioneering spirit that made America great. Born a slave, he persevered over personal adversity and cultural

MISERY

Medallion Name – MISERY Significance – We all complain about flying coach. Cramped cabins, not enough legroom or places to store you stuff. Now imagine not having armrests or dedicated

E IS FOR EQUITABLE

Medallion Name – E IS FOR EQUITABLE Significance – When Denver was still in its infancy, the New York Stock Exchange had already been roaring for more than 60 years.

THE BARNES DANCE

Medallion Name – THE BARNES DANCE Significance –Know how do the Barnes Dance? You do an interpretation of it every time you cross the street. The Barnes Dance., also known

FOUR CORNERS

Medallion Name – FOUR CORNERS Significance – Four Corners all the way around…the design of the buildings on the four corners of 17th and Champa Streets reflects the stones mined

BONFILS

Medallion Name – BONFILS Significance – In the days before technology, television and radio, people got information from daily newspapers.  Depended upon for fact and truth, newspapers were a reliable

DON’T PANIC

Medallion Name – DON’T PANIC Significance  – A catchier title for this medallion might have been Silver and Gold and Money. Currency policy (gold vs. silver) was a contentious issue

RAILS & MOUNTAINS

Medallion Name – RAILS & MOUNTAINS Significance – Natural resources, location and transportation are all key factors in the development of the city of Denver. From the time early pioneers

D&F TOWER AND SKYLINE PARK

Medallion Name – D&F TOWER AND SKYLINE PARK Significance – Denver’s past and future are dramatically reflected in the landmark D&F Tower and the urban repositioning honored by Skyline Park.

COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER

Medallion Name – COAL MINER’S DAUGHTER Significance – Josephine Aspinwall Roche was a woman ahead of her time. Not only was she the first policewoman in Colorado, the first woman

RAGS TO RICHES

Medallion Name – RAGS TO RICHES Significance  – How times have changed! Today we fund new businesses with venture capital. Back in the days of the Wild West, you offered

LET THE BUYER BEWARE

Medallion Name – LET THE BUYER BEWARE Significance – Jefferson “Soapy” Smith was a notorious 19th century in the Denver Area. He was crime boss who had his finger in

MINT ROBBERY

Medallion name – MINT ROBBERY Significance – As the Civil War raged in the East, drifter James D. Clark bounced around from job to job, and finally landed one at