Mile-High

Denver is the Mile-High City, odd to me, since there are several other cities along the same cordelia that could bear that inscription. Albuquerque and Santa Fe both come to mind. However, it is Denver’s moniker. Bearer’s marque, I guess. While in Santa Fe, everyone else was looking at mountains and this truck’s logo caught my attention.

Just an odd logo, part old-school, a throwback in design and execution, thoroughly “modern” with its lettering, and yet, it does represent a Denver company of some kind. Early morning, probably delivering Santa Fe groceries.

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  • rhubarb Oct 3, 2011 @ 11:30

    So. “milehi” Are you sure it’s not referring to a state of consciousness?
    Not that I would know anything about it, of course.

    “cordelia”? Lear’s daughter?

  • Kramer Wetzel Oct 3, 2011 @ 15:35

    “Cordillera” — brain leak.

  • Ralph Oct 3, 2011 @ 16:09

    Where I live is about 420 ft above sea level. So the day I arrived, going to Denver (5300′ ASL) then Central City (8400′) after flying in a Boeing pressurized to 8000′, the oxygen deprivation really winded me. So, I must be conditioned to mile high Santa Fe prior to arriving. Nice post!

  • iphone Oct 4, 2011 @ 18:45

    Yes, after working in Aluquerque over the years, and as muchtime as I’ve spent in El Paso, I’m used to being winded at the high elevations, but Ralph, like you, I’m used to living just a few hundred feet above sea level – 520 to 635, depending.

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