The Mile High City Is Standing A Little Taller

As the rough-hewn stomping grounds of silver prospectors and oil wildcatters, Denver has known its share of busts. But even its history didn't prepare the city for these past eight years, as Denver suffered through the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Its reputation wasn't helped by the notorious failure of Denver-based Silverado Banking, Savings & Loan Assn., which counted first son and S&L poster boy Neil M. Bush among its board members.

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