Document type: DU ETD
Collection: Geology Theses  
Title The Denver Site A Geographic Study
Author(s) Schierbrock, William Noble
School/Department Department of Geography
Institution University of Denver
Degree Type Master's
Degree Name M.A.
Type of Resource text
Degree Date 1960-6
Digital Origin reformatted digital
Rights Statement All Rights Reserved
Reason for Restrictions No restrictions
Type of Restriction No restrictions
Keyword(s) Geology
Abstract This study was undertaken to inventory and interpret some of the causes and reasons that the city of Denver, Colorado, is so located. In developing this study factors mostly from an historical and geographical view point were used, enumerating primarily the history, natural environment, human factors, and economic activities that formed the city. These factors and activities can be reduced to establish the foundation of the Denver site in recognizable terms. Much has been written about the location and site of an urban area. Aside from the theoretical causes that are attributed to the site there are definite tangible as well as historical factors that have contributed to Denver's establishment. The Denver site is effected by its natural environment in terms of location, climate, natural vegetation, landforms, physiography, soils, and minerals. The location of Denver is also effected by the human elements that chronologically induced the city into its present development. Indians, fur trappers, traders, miners, farmers, cattle industry, and population settlement gave impetus to its development and growth. This development and additional activities as transportation, industrial and commercial growth occured to further the use of the Denver site. A comprehensive alignment of all the above factors has given some conclusions for the use of the Denver site as a seat of an urban center. These outlined factors and activities give only a basic criterion for the cities existence. Further development in all the outlined factors must be expanded to further the study of the Denver site.
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