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Mile High City

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the city's official elevation of exactly one mile (1.6 km) or 5,280 feet (1,609.344 m) above sea level.

Proper nounEdit

Mile High City

  1. (informal) Nickname of the city of Denver, Colorado, U. S. A..
    • 1958, "Mrs. Eisenhower Leaves Denver", The Deseret News, 15 May 1958:
      Mrs. Eisenhower said she was not disappointed at the rainy weather in Denver during her visit, and said, in fact, she hoped to return to the Mile High City soon.