Origin of Denverafter J. W. Denver (1817-92), governor of Kans.
The capital and largest city of Colorado, in the north-central part of the state on the South Platte River. It was settled by gold prospectors in 1858 and became territorial capital in 1867.x
Named after James W. Denver. The surname Denver ultimately derives from Old English Dene-fær ("crossing or passing of the Danes"); or alternately from den-ōfer ("valley-bank").
- Now, thanks to an overzealous social worker, Martha was scheduled to become reacquainted with mommy dearest—in Denver, over three hundred miles away from Bird Song's nest.
- Then they'll bounce me to some other place in Denver, like Little Orphan Annie.
- "She's hardly had time to reach Denver," he answered, glancing at his watch.
- Before that, a company out of Denver started the dig, back around the turn of the century.
- "Fitzgerald was a state guy over in Denver," Fred grumbled, as if reluctant to let go of his pet theory.