Category Archives: History

Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – February 19, 1988 Two of the four students from Gilpin County RE-1 School were awarded with superior ratings at the State Speech Festival, February 4, 5, and 6, at Smokey Hill High School in Aurora. The … Continue reading

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Gilpin license and permit fee revenues double in 2017

Historic map of Territory of Colorado to be displayed in Commissioners room By Randy Beaudette A crack of the gavel promptly at 9:00 am by Chairman Ron Engels signified the start of another Gilpin County Board of Commissioners meeting February … Continue reading

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Turning back the pages

30 years ago – February 12, 1988 Former Central City alderman Frank Macri will be charged with failure to pay $4,000 in sales tax to the City of Central. The announcement was made at the Wednesday work session of the … Continue reading

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A “tailing tale” of William Gilpin

Colorado Pioneer By Maggie Magoffin Early explorer, Nathanial Hill, described William Gilpin as, “…he knows almost everything, but he is the most impractical man I ever knew. When driving, he talks incessantly. Part of the time he is talking to … Continue reading

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Turning back the pages

30 years ago – February 5, 1988 Central City Alderman Frank Macri submitted his letter of resignation the Mayor and Council this week. Macri’s letter of resignation was presented at the regular meeting on February 3. The letter, typed on … Continue reading

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Golden Gate Canyon history

From those who were there By Jaclyn Schrock Living history walked and talked in Golden Gate Canyon’s Grange Community Center, Friday evening, January 19, 2018. The 6:30 pm start time was happily delayed for the History of Golden Gate Canyon … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago- January 29, 1988 Monday, Monday, it all began. The story of the neglected historic hose cart appearing in last week’s Weekly Register-Call caused some controversy and irritation. According to Muriel Paul, board member of the Gilpin County … Continue reading

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Turning back the pages

30 years ago – January 22, 1988 The historic hose cart that was once the pride of Central City’s fire brigade in the late 1880s has been left outside to endure the elements for several months. The cart was moved … Continue reading

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Today’s DAR – preservation, patriotism, education

Daughters of the American Revolution keep history alive while they serve by Patty Unruh Family roots. Patriotism. Love of history. Community service. Education. Combine all these, and you have the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), an organization that exists … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – January 15, 1988 Volunteers of the Colorado Sierra Fire Department resounded within minutes to a fire at the home of Michael and Cathy Carrithers on Wednesday night. Approximately five members of the department quickly contained a … Continue reading

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