Weekly Fun Fact About Denver / Details of the 2017 ASI Convention
December 16, 2016

Denver's history is short, but colorful. In 1858, there was not a single person living in the Denver metro area. Thirty years later, Colorado was a state with a population of almost 200,000. It was a Gold Rush that caused this boom, and in a 30-year period, Denver saw some of the wildest events in the Wild, Wild West. In fact, William McGaa, one of the first settlers of Denver, named several downtown streets, one of which was called Wewatta for his original Sioux wife. However, he also named another street Wazee after his mistress. Talk about awkward.

Sleeping Rooms: As some of you have experienced, the sleeping rooms for Tuesday night, Jan. 24, at the convention hotel, Marriott Denver City Center, have all been reserved. However, there is still availability for the remaining nights. A secondary hotel one and half blocks away has been contracted offering the same $145 per night rate. Attendees can choose to stay at this other hotel for the duration of your stay or transition to the Marriott.

Reservations can be made at the Marriott by going to https://aws.passkey.com/event/14796883/owner/3135/home or by calling 877-303-0104. Rooms can be reserved at the secondary hotel, Renaissance Denver City Center, at http://www.marriott.com/meeting-event-hotels/group-corporate-travel/groupCorp.mi?resLinkData=American%20Sheep%20Industry%20MIWW%20Overflow%20Block%5Edendr%60amsamsa%7Camsamsd%7Camsamse%60145%60USD%60false%602%601/23/17%601/29/17%6012/26/16&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes or by calling 303-867-8100.