is the leading town of Colorado, and lies under the very shadow of
the Rocky Mountains, a few miles north of Pike’s Peak. And, indeed,
the amount of business transacted in Denver is wonderful, when the
small number of inhabitants is considered. The Banking-Houses are
crowded with miners in all sorts of costume, bringing their bags of
"dust" to exchange for green backs, the dust being sold at
so much per ounce. It is not an uncommon thing for bushels of gold
dust to accumulate in the safes of the principal bankers.