Street Paving – Denver CO

Description

The Civil Works Administration (CWA) worked to pave streets in Denver in 1934. Interestingly, as reported by The New York Times: “Many of the streets are paved with smelter slag. This slag was assayed recently and showed values running up to $1,100 a ton in gold and silver. City officials are investigating to determine whether such assays indicated general or isolated values. If the former it is possible the next CWA project here will be the prospecting of Denver streets.”

Source notes

The New York Times: "Gold in Denver Streets," Mar. 25, 1934 (pg. 69)

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on April 3, 2018.

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Location Info


Denver, CO

Location notes: General location marker

Coordinates: 39.739235, -104.990251

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