Category Archives: History

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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A “tailing tale” of Mark L. Blunt and the Boston Company

Colorado Pioneers By Maggie Magoffin Mark L. Blunt was born in Boston, Massachusetts, May 23, 1832, and was educated in the public schools of that city. At the age of 12, obliged to earn a livelihood, he found employment first … Continue reading

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Turning back the pages

30 years ago – March 6, 1987 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has deemed that an emergency response will be undertaken at the Gregory Incline and Tailings site in Black Hawk. The site is located behind the Black Hawk Conoco … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – February 27, 1987 Gilpin County School District’s Employee Spotlight person of the month is Lucy Crawley, school secretary. According to the committee of people that decide on the employee of the month, “Lucy has been with … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – February 20, 1987 The Cozens House on East 1st High Street in Central City may be getting a face lift. The house is owned by the City of Central. The Board of Aldermen, Dick Allen, Angelo … Continue reading

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A “tailing” tale of the Beverly brothers

Colorado Pioneers By Maggie Magoffin J.R. Beverly was what one might refer to as a rolling stone, moving from place to place and opportunity to opportunity. In 1837, the Beverly’s lived in Thornville, Ohio, where on June 28th of that … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – February 13, 1987 At approximately 11:00 a.m. on February 5, a frantic call was received at the Weekly Register-Call regarding bodies littering Main Street in Central City. The caller would not divulge his name. The report … Continue reading

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A “tailing tale” of Captain Lewis Berry

A Colorado Pioneer Lewis W. Berry was born in Brooklyn, New York, on December 1, 1822. His father was a ship carpenter and worked for many years in the U.S. Navy, where young Berry learned his trade.

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – February 6, 1987 Newly appointed Gilpin County Court Judge Frederic B. Rodgers, was sworn into office on January 29. He replies Judge Andrew J. Krodshen who returned effective February 4. The oath of office was administered … Continue reading

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