Category Archives: History

In memory of Lela White Green

November 15, 1919 – March 28, 2017 Lela White Green died on March 28, 2017 at Aria Park Assisted Living in Lakewood, Colorado. Lela was born on November 15, 1919 to Paul Revere and Anna Lee White the second of … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – April 17, 1987 Children on a Gilpin County School bus were not injured in an accident on Monday. The bus was hit head-on by a pickup truck on County Road #4 in the Apex Valley area. … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – April 10, 1987 One of the major concerns the Environmental Protection Agency has had is the contamination of North Clear Creek from the tailings at the Gregory Incline in Black Hawk.

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Researching the history of your house

Or other favorite buildings in Central City By Barbara Thielemann The Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation has prepared a very helpful document to assist historic researchers find vital information of old buildings. An owner of a historic house or … Continue reading

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A “tailing” tale of T. F. Van Wagenen

A Colorado Pioneer By Maggie Magoffin Many thanks to Mary Ramstetter of Golden Gate Canyon for this week’s column. From Theodore Francis Van Wagenen’s Master’s thesis from Colorado School of Mines.Van Wagenen was a young kid from back east. With … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – April 3, 1987 Despite opposition by the land owner and the City Council of Black Hawk, the emergency cleanup of the Gregory Incline and Tailings site began this week. It is the first site targeted for … Continue reading

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Congressional Medal of Honor – enough said

Honoring our Veterans by Chris Reder “For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of life, above and beyond the call of duty.” March 25, a day set aside to honor our nation’s most decorated war heroes, Medal of Honor … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – March 27, 1987 American War Games Inc., will not be permitted in Gilpin County. In order to please residents of the county who were opposing the potential business proposed for mid-county, the name of the corporation … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – March 20, 1987 Gilpin County RE-1 School had 13 students selected to the Union Pacific League Honor Band. The 48 piece band selected from bands throughout the UPL will perform a concert at the school on … Continue reading

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Let the chips fall where they may

Buffalo chip toss at the Buffalo Bill Museum by Dave Gibson When the days are short and winter has grown long, Coloradoans must sometimes invent ways to entertain themselves outdoors and stave off cabin fever. The Buffalo Chip Toss at … Continue reading

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