Category Archives: History

Hot Rod Hill Climb

Old time fun on Central City streets By Randy Beaudette This article is dedicated in memory of Mr. Roy Blake, a good man, a fine angler, a friend, and a fellow gearhead. We’ll miss you bro. The sound of roaring … Continue reading

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A “tailing tale” of Jeanne Hostetler

Colorado History – Part II By Maggie Magoffin My grandparents were Henry A. and Vina S. Ramstetter. My Grandfather Henry’s parents homesteaded the Guy Hill Ranch, and what follows are some of my most treasured memories.

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – September 25, 1987 This may be the last weekend to enjoy the excellent sight of the changing aspens. This year, colors of the aspen range from brilliant yellow to a warm orange and a deep red. … Continue reading

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Stroehle House High Tea in Black Hawk

Learning about local history and the Stroehle family By Jaclyn Morrow Saturday, September 9th at 2:00 pm, the Stroehle House was open for the semi-annual High Tea. This historic home at 231 Chase Street in Black Hawk has been recently … Continue reading

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A “tailing tale” of Jeanne Hostetler

Colorado History – Part I By Maggie Magoffin This next adventure in local Colorado history is from Jeanne Hostetler Ramstetter’s memoirs. My grandparents were Henry A. and Vina S. Ramstetter. My Grandfather Henry’s parents homesteaded the Guy Hill Ranch, and … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – September 18, 1987 First place went to High Country Volunteer Fire Department at Gilpin County’s annual Firemen’s Muster, held September 12, in Black Hawk. Competing in various events designed to test each department’s skill and speed … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – September 11, 1987 A one room log cabin in Moon Gulch was destroyed September 4, when a fire engulfed the structure about 9:30 a.m. The blaze was spotted by Cookie Pfeifer from the Stage Stop Inn … Continue reading

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Gilpin County’s 29th annual Cemetery Crawl

At the historic Catholic Cemetery By Randy Beaudette History buffs got an opportunity to step into the past and hear tales of hardship, celebration and life in early Gilpin County at the 29th annual Cemetery Crawl. The much anticipated event … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – September 4, 1987 KIMN’s Chicken “loved Central City,” said Lyle Shifted, “he thought he was in chicken heaven.” KIMN’s Chicken toured Central City on August 27, as a part of the free promotion for the area, … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – August 28, 1987 Eric Klemp told the Black Hawk City Council at the continuation of their regular meeting on August 18, “I am confused.” Klemp, resident of Horn Street in Black Hawk, said he does not … Continue reading

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