Members of the Colorado Traffic Club in caricature

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Members of the Colorado Traffic Club in caricature
Finch, F
Place of Publication:
Denver, Colo.
Finch & Sowers
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Physical Description:
510 pages : including 489 portrait on 245 leaves. ; 20 cm


non-fiction ( marcgt )


Statement of Responsibility:
by F. Finch ("Doc Bird").

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|Auraria Library
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|Auraria Library
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05717920 ( OCLC )
40020715 ( LCCN )
NC1429 .F4 ( lcc )

Full Text
Colorado Traffic
BY F. FINCH (Doc Bird)

Finch & Sowers
Denver, Colorado

RGANIZED for the purpose of creating
cordial social relations between the
business men of Denver, the Colorado
Traffic Club has grown in three years
to be the most powerful and substantial
commercial body in this city. Probably in no city
in the United States is there a similar organization
where the spirit of loyalty to the avowed tenets is
so pronounced.
The membership of the Colorado Traffic Club
is limited at this time to eight hundred, and there
is always a long waiting list of names to take the
place of those who, in the natural shifting of events,
drop out of the club. On the membership roll of the
club are the names of nearly every man high in the
commercial, industrial and railroad affairs of Den-
ver and Colorado, and in addition the professions
are well represented. In such esteem is this club
held that there is a long list of non-resident members
who reside in cities in other states.
Denver business men, aside from the natural
care for their own commercial interests, strive in-
cessantly for the upbuilding of Colorado and Colo-
rados capital. The constant drain on their bank
accounts for the purpose of promoting municipal
and state growth and commercial advantages would
discourage men less resolute than they. There are
few parallel cases where commercial men of a great
city contribute so willingly and liberally to the gen-
eral hopper of public endeavor, with the full knowl-
edge, born of long experience, that returns must be
realized alone in the aggregate of benefits that
accrue for the entire community.

In this work of empire building the Colorado Traffic Club takes the lead in Denver. With a clear vision the members look into the future and over- come each obstacle as it is met. The Colorado Traffic Club was incorporated March 29, 1906. The organization was the culmina- tion of a movement to get the business men and railroad men together in one large organization. Following are the names that appear in the incor- poration papers: Charles F. Freeland, Lester B. Bridaham, Aaron D. Lewis, Ralph R. Gillette, Joshua P. Hall, John F. Vallery, Karl K. Mayer, Charles D. Griffith, George W. Brooks, William P. McPhee, A. D. Parker, Wil- liam M. Lampton, James C. Ferguson, Lewis F. Kimball, W. C. Metzger. A. D. Parker was chosen as the first president. The present club rooms, in the Quincy building, Seventeenth and Curtis streets, were fitted up at once, and the new commercial club was launched with a boom that has not waned since the day the doors of the club rooms were swung open to receive the public at a big reception. In the dining room of the club the members meet each day between 12 and 2 oclock, to talk over big deals, if they wish, or to spend the time together in a social way. Gigantic commercial enterprises are often discussed over cigars in the lounging rooms, and daily cares are laid aside at the pool and billiard tables. To sum up: The Colorado Traffic Club is a social organization for business men, but under the surface rolls the deep and wide stream of com- mercial events. The motto of the club is: Strive for the Up- building of Denver and Colorado.