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Coloradan Magazine Archives | Open space


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Emeritus professors Al Bartlett, left, of physics and Lynn Wolfe (MFA’48) of fine arts stand on Boulder’s Bobolink Trail

“Hordes of veterans flocked to CU to attend school on the G.I. Bill after World War II. The Bureau of Standards moved to town, bringing jobs. And in 1952, the Boulder-Denver turnpike opened, sparking a meteoric rise in population. Boulder grew from 13,000 in 1940 to 32,000 by 1957. Nationwide, a housing boom was taking place and the Federal Highway Act, signed in 1956, marked the beginning of the interstate highway system. It didn’t take long for development to reach Boulder’s open fields. Shopping centers followed.”

Read the entire 2009 article by Lisa Marshall at the Coloradan Magazine Archives: Open space

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