Category Archives: History

A “tailing tale” of Henry Villard

To the Pike’s Peak Country in 1859 – Part 3 By Maggie Magoffin To give your readers an idea of what gold-hunters have been subjected to while crossing the great plains I subjoin the following blood-congealing narrative of the adventures … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – May 22, 1987 Engine #71 had its boiler fired up for the first time in 50 years on May 15. The steam test proved to be successful, much to the delight of many people in attendance. … Continue reading

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Little notes in a great big song

The Peak to Peak Chorale Performs Woody Guthrie By David Josselyn Local talent in rural Gilpin County can be beautiful as our sunsets or sometimes like a diamond in the rough. This last weekend, May 5 through May 7, the … Continue reading

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Balancing recreation with historic preservation

ATV Parking and Staging Area near Central City Cemeteries by Pam Deck For many years, use of OHV (Off-Highway Vehicles) has been growing. It’s fun to ride dirt-bikes and ATV’s and explore Central City’s beautiful landscape west of town. But … Continue reading

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A “tailing tale” of Henry Villard

To the Pike’s Peak Country in 1859 – Part 2 By Maggie Magoffin My expectations as to the outward appearance of these two towns (Denver City and Auraria), which as it is undoubtedly well known to your readers, are situated … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – May 15, 1987 Robert Dornbrock resigned as county road and bridge supervisor on May 8. Tim Logan was appointed by the county commissioners as acting supervisor. Dornbrock said this week that he resigned for “personal reasons.” … Continue reading

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A “tailing tale” of Henry Villard

To the Pike’s Peak Country in 1859 on the Smoky Hill Route – Part I Henry Villard was a young newspaper correspondent who joined the Pike’s Peak gold rush early in 1859. The article presented here was his first story … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – May 8, 1987 High County Volunteer Fire Department battled its first forest fire of the season on April 29. The fire occurred one half mile north of Magnolia Road in Boulder County in the Roosevelt National … Continue reading

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Celebrating the history of Black Hawk

State of Colorado, County of Gilpin, City of Black Hawk Resolution No. 34-2017 – A resolution affirming the history of the John E. Dillingham lithograph entitled “View of Black Hawk Point,” the history of the official corporate seal of the … Continue reading

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A “tailing tale” of Judge S. H. Bradley

A Colorado Pioneer By Maggie Magoffin Nearly every nationality in the civilized world, and every phase of human character were represented among the early miners that found their way into the mountain-locked mining camps of Black Hawk and the portion … Continue reading

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