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 in the late 19th century. Colorado’s first boom was made by advocates and politicians who got the federal government to use silver coinage. US money made Colorado’s economy in the 1880s and broke it in the 1890s.When the silver standard ended due to financial pressures, the mines and towns of Colorado were devastated. Inscription – The Silver Panic of 1893 brought 17th Street to her knees. Eventually she recovered; gold


Medallion Name – Significance – If you define an entrepreneur as “a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so,” then Charles Boettcher is an excellent example of an extraordinarily successful entrepreneur. Inscription – Charles Boettcher (1852-1948) was a German immigrant who played several key roles in the state’s economic development. He introduced the sugar beet industry to Colorado and established the Great Western Sugar Company. While building sugar beet refineries, Boettcher was often delayed by the poor availability of cement. He bought a cement plant in