Mile High Tourism: Denver's Convention & Visitor History (Hardcover)
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Local authors and historians Tom Noel and Debra Faulkner present their new book Mile High Tourism: Denver’s Convention and Visitor History ($39.95 Visit Denver). Tourism is now Denver and Colorado’s second most important industry after manufacturing. Scenery and climate alone do not explain Colorado’s successful courtship of tourists. This book is the story of a remarkable cast of builders and boosters—saloonkeepers and journalists, hotel keepers and museum guides, stagecoach drivers and 747 pilots, mayors and businesspeople—who tirelessly promoted the Highest State. It is also the story of how Denver’s hundred-year old convention and tourist bureau has grown into one of the most respected and professional organizations of its kind in the country.