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Golden, 15 miles west of downtown Denver by way of U.S. 6 or Colo. 58 off I-70, is better known for the Coors Brewery (founded in 1873) and the Colorado School of Mines (established in 1874) than for its years as territorial capital. For tourist information, contact the Greater Golden Area Chamber of Commerce, 1010 Washington Ave., Golden, CO 80402 (tel. 303/279-3113; www.goldencochamber.org).