Let’s go back.
Way back, to the last year the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. The year was 1908.
The 107-year drought's been thought about in a lot of way. Let’s consider where Denver was that year...
"Cubs are Champions of the World" said that day's Denver Post. They also wrote, "Ball season is over but the Post is going to give you the same cracking good sporting page."
1908 was the year Denver’s Capitol got gold leaf on the dome.
It was the first year the Democratic National Convention chose a Western city. It'd be 100 years until Denver won that again. Take that, Cubs fans. Our DNC drought was only a century long.
Lakeside Amusement Park had just opened in 1908. Visitors could ride The Tickler, or the Chutes.
It's the year the Colorado governor's mansion was built, as a private house. It wouldn't house governors ‘til the 1960s.
The literal building blocks of our city were beginning to take shape in 1908.
Larimer and 14th…
17th and Arapahoe…
Welton and 17th…
And looking northeast down Larimer, where 86 years later, a new ballpark would rise.
If the Rockies match the Cubs current feat of futility, 107 years, prepare for a Rockies' World Series in the year 2100.
History Colorado shared some photos of Denver from back in the day. Check them out:
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