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Added Jan 07 2018

When gold was discovered in Denver in 1858, scores of miners came West looking for the Mother Lode. Colfax Avenue was the major artery linking them to the riches of the Rockies. Originally called "Golden Road", as well as Grand Avenue, Colfax Avenue had its name changed in 1868 to honor of Schuyler Colfax (pronounced SKY-LAR), a powerful Indiana congressman and Speaker of the House of Representatives at that time.

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Date published
January 7, 2018
    Colfax Avenue Celebrates 150 years in 2018 with a wake for Schuyler Colfax
    Colfax Avenue is the longest commercial street in the USA, and truly one of the most unique streets anywhere. is a definitive guide to the heart and soul of Colfax, which runs through Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Aurora, Strasburg, and Bennett, Colorado.

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