Aerial view of Denver Municipal Airport in Denver, Colorado. Buildings include hangars and a terminal. Lettering in the grass reads: "Denver." (Photo taken 1931 - 1935)
A man stands near a group of airplanes and a fuel truck at the Denver Municipal Airport in Denver, Colorado. The biplanes have fixed landing gear and lettering that reads: "U.S.A. [...] Curtiss P-1[...]" Lettering on the fuel truck reads: "The Midwest Refining Co." (Photo taken in 1929)
Stapleton Airport, Denver, Colorado, United Airlines passenger jet "Mainliner 300 NC37508" is on the tarmac. People stand behind the airplane; the terminal and control tower are in the background. Antennae and wind instruments top the roof. (Taken 1947-1948).
View of the Jeppeson Terminal (1995, Fentress, Bradburn and Associates, architects) at Denver International Airport at 8500 Pena Boulevard, in Denver, Colorado; Teflon coated tensile fabric forms conical tent roofs with windows at the tops. (Photo: 1998)
A man and woman pose by an airlines ticket counter at Stapleton International Airport, in Denver, Colorado. She wears a corsage; signs read: "United Airlines Check Baggage." Taken between 1940 and 1950.
Continental Airline airplane N90854 parked in front of the concourse at Stapleton Airport, Denver, Colo. on May 5, 1958. Service personnel and vehicles are in evidence. In the background people are walking on an outdoor observation deck above the terminal. Access to the plane is via the tarmac. Passengers waiting to board can be seen standing at a gate under the wing of the airplane.
View of airplanes parked at Denver Municipal Airport in Denver, Colorado, during a visit by the 95th Pursuit Squadron of the U. S. Army; people walk among them.
Members of the Roundup Riders of the Rockies pose for a group photograph beside a United Airlines airplane at probably Stapleton Airport in Denver, Colorado. The men wear western attire and hold their cowboy hats in the air. Riders stand in a row on a walkway, on the tarmac, and on the stairs to the doorway of the plane. Johnny Schoonhoven, pilot and Roundup Riders member, flew members over the annual trail ride route. Identified men are: Brown, McGonagle, Hartley, Burkhardt, B. Williams, Behrle, Coyne, Neher, Pattridge, Long, Hankins, Savage, Fulton, Carlson, Munroe, F. Miller, Lindfors, Bumpus, D. Williams, Paulson, Archer, Berg, Summers, Welch, Nuss, O'Brien, Betts, Becker, Graves, Rice, Berbert, Dekker, Cormack.
A map of Stapleton International Airport.
A sign saying goodbye to Stapleton International Airport.
Empty kiosks at Stapleton International Airport.
The very first plane to land at DIA.
The empty terminal at Stapleton International Airport.
A preview of the train headed to Denver International Airport.
Adele Arakawa, the future voice of the DIA train, previews its opening.
The last passenger at Stapleton International Airport sleeps and waits.
A 9NEWS file photo of the sunset at DIA.
A test of the botched baggage system at DIA.
People see what some would call the bizarre art at DIA for the first time.
DIA from above ahead of its grand opening.
Families used to be able to watch planes land and take off at Stapleton International Airport.
9NEWS Anchor Adele Arakawa poses in front of the scary art at Denver International Airport.