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Manhattan Beach - Edgewater, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 45.186 W 105° 03.210
13S E 495416 N 4400355
Quick Description: Edgewater is home to Sloans Lake, a man-made lake for Deverites to visit and enjoy
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 12/25/2010 4:14:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMACFF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 6

Long Description:
Sloans Lake was developed as a rest and recreation area for the citizens of Denver. It enjoyed beaches and a small steamboat to take visitors on rides. The lake was part of May Speer's 'City Beautiful" plan (visit link) .

In the summer of 1874, an old steamboat named "The Denver" carried passengers west by way of a canal from what is now Federal Boulevard to and across Sloan’s Lake to the then Grand View Hotel (later St. Luke’s Hospital) and back. Apparently the canal was opposed by property owners along its path, who feared water seepage into their basements. However, the night before a court injunction was to be filed by residents of the area to stop construction of the canal, the Boulevard Canal Company hired every hand they could find to complete the canal before sunset. Unfortunately, many basements did flood as a result of the canal, but in the meantime “The Denver” enjoyed a summer as the only steamboat in Colorado, carrying passengers across the great Sloan’s Lake and back for 25 cents. The canal was gradually filled in by soil from the excavation of homes. (from (visit link) )

The mural consists of the steamboat, an elephant, people dresses in their 'Sunday Best' from the 1920s visiting the 'Manhattan Beach' at Sloans Lake.
City: Edgewater

Location Name: Ace Pawn Shop

Artist: Unknown

Date: Unknown

Media: Paint on sealed stucco

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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