Forty Years on the ’Fax
Dec 8, 2020 - Dec 31, 2021
The mid-twentieth century was tourism's heyday on Colfax Avenue. The main east-west thoroughfare through Colorado, "the 'Fax" beckoned visitors to the Rocky Mountain West. From its birth as US Highway 40 in 1926 until I-70 diverted traffic away from it in the '60s, "America's Main Street" boomed with tourist attractions. Hotels and motels, swanky restaurants and drive-ins, and all forms of shopping and entertainment—from amusement parks to nightlife—sprang up along a 26-mile stretch of pavement from Lakewood to Aurora.