What 1980s Colorado looked like

Inna D

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The 1980s marked a transformative era in the history of Colorado. As the decade began, the state went through social and economic changes. With the decline of the oil industry, Colorado faced a period of economic uncertainty, leading to a diversified economy that would later thrive. Also, the state had major population growth, attracting newcomers seeking adventure in its stunning landscapes and opportunities in its growing industries. While the 1980s in Colorado were not without their fair share of struggles, the decade ultimately laid the foundation for the state's continued growth and prosperity in the years to come.

Enjoy these photos as a look back at 1980s Colorado

Denver Skyline, 1989

Photo byFlickr | rjones0895

Cripple Creek, 1980s

Basalt, 1980s

Denver State Capitol, 1985

Photo byFlickr | fossilmike

South Park City, 1986

Photo byFlickr | Scott Shatto

I-70 construction in Glenwood Canyon as seen from Amtrak, 1984

Photo byFlickr | judylcrook

Postcard from Mesa, 1986

Cross country skiing in Snowmass, 1988

Photo byFlickr | Susan Smith

Looking back, we can't help but reminisce about the unique spirit of this decade and the lasting impact it had on the state. It was truly a time when Colorado came into its own, embracing its natural beauty and growth. As we remember the past, we can't help but appreciate the progress we've made while cherishing the memories and experiences that continue to make Colorado a special place to this day.

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