I was lucky enough to spend the past weekend in Central City and I was not disappointed. Besides being amazed by Central City, I was also educated. These are five things you might not know about Central City.


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    Over 300 Fights in One Year

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    Stone and Brick Buildings Serve a Purpose

    Almost all of Central City is covered in building made of stone and brick.This is because in 1874 a fire destroyed most of the buildings in the town. When they rebuilt, they chose something not as flammable.

    Alicia Selin Townsquare Media
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    Singing It Loud and Proud Since 1878

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    Rush of Gold, Rush of Green

    Central City's gold rush began in 1859. Now there's a different rush there, a rush of green. I was surprised to see so many recreational marijuana dispensaries in Central City. It's not a bad thing, but it seemed like there was one on every corner.

    Alicia Selin Townsquare Media
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    Great Place to Turn 26

    After spending a weekend in Central City, I have to say it's a great place to turn 26. From the casinos to the history, it was a weekend for the books. I kept telling my boyfriend that our trip to Central City is the best thing he could have got me for my birthday. I'm sure Central City would be a great place to turn any age.

    Alicia Selin, Townsquare Media