Citation
Plaque with "Two Rivers" a poem by Thomas Hornsby Ferril

Material Information

Title:
Plaque with "Two Rivers" a poem by Thomas Hornsby Ferril
Creator:
Noel, Thomas J. (Thomas Jacob)
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
1 slide : color.

Subjects

Coordinates:
39.754679 x -105.007893

Notes

General Note:
View of a bronze plaque with "Two Rivers" a poem by Thomas Hornsby Ferril installed in Confluence Park, in the Union Station neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. The Plaque reads: "Two rivers that were here before there was a city still come together: one is a mountain river flowing toward the mountains by feeling them and turning back the way some of the people who came here did. Most of these people hardly seemed to realize they wanted to be remembered because the mountains told them not to die. I wasn't here, yet I remember them, the first night long ago, those wagon people who pushed aside enough of the cottonwoods to build our city where the blueness rested. They were with us, they told me afterward when I stood on a splintered wooden viaduct before it changed to steel and I to a man, they told me while I stared down at the water: 'If you stay we will not go away.'"

Record Information

Source Institution:
Auraria Library
Holding Location:
Auraria Library
Rights Management:
All applicable rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier:
460160886