A Little Denver History for Ya…this Is What Thousands of Years of Denver Traffic Looks Like

  • Megan Douglas
  • 12/20/18

Old foot and wagon trails mapped by Glenn Scott laid atop a current Google map of Denver.

Historians and map enthusiasts have charted the genealogy of your favorite roads.

In the late ’90s, Glenn Scott, a former U.S. Geologic Survey employee and Colorado Scientific Society president, was retired and pursuing one of his passions: old maps. He became a volunteer and regular at the Denver Public Library’s Western History Collection, and there he spent countless hours poring over documents from homestead-era land surveys.

One of the fruits of his research was a compilation of historic Native American foot trails and pioneer wagon roads across the metro area

To read on and see other maps of foot and wagon paths laid over metro Denver Click Here.



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