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The city of Lakewood sits in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains about 7 miles west of Denver. Lakewood is surrounded by Interstates I-25 and I-70, Colorado State Highways 26 and 470, and U.S. Routes 6 and 285. The main campuses of Colorado Christian University and Red Rock Community College are in Lakewood.
First settled in the late 1800s, Lakewood established itself as a summer resort district for upper class Denverites. In 1893, an electric tram was established to connect Lakewood to Golden and Denver. In 1914, Colorado Christian University was founded in the city. In 1941 the government awarded the then largest contract in Colorado to the Remington Arms Company ammunition factory, which was based in Lakewood.