Category Archives: History

Check out the Gilpin History Museum

Open for the Summer by Pam Deck Overlooking the City of Central and Black Hawk stands a large stone building. At 228 1st High Street (appropriately named) is the Gilpin History Museum. This 3-story building is only open in the … Continue reading

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People flocking to the Visitors Center of Central City

Now Open Every Day from 10-6 by Pam Deck People from all over the world come to the Visitor Center to see what this area is all about. This year some new “old” photos were added and categorized on its … Continue reading

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St. James Methodist Church celebrates 158th Anniversary

Sunday, July 9th By Jaclyn Morrow The 158th Anniversary and Homecoming Celebration was a joyous occasion for St. James United Methodist Church, 123 Eureka Street in Central City. The traditional yellow roses were in full bloom for the occasion and … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – July 17, 1987 The 55th season of the Central City Opera Association started with a bang – compliments of a rather significant blast of dynamite. The season opened July 11, with the formal presentation of the … Continue reading

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A “tailing tale” of Hon. Matt (Frantz) France

A Colorado Pioneer By Maggie Magoffin Born September 2, 1830 in Roanoke Count, Virginia, Matt France was one of eight children born to John and Mary (McCullough) Frantz. Matt attended private schools and completed his education at Botetourt Springs Academy … Continue reading

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Turning back the pages

30 years ago – July 10, 1987 The Central City Bluegrass Festival was held for the second time at the recreation center on July 4th. It was an entertaining event not to be missed. A third performance will be held … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – July 3, 1987 This week commemorates the 125th anniversary of the Weekly Register-Call. It is the oldest continuously published newspaper in Colorado. For over a century, it has served the people and interests of Gilpin County. … Continue reading

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Cruising Main in the 43rd annual Madam Lou Bunch Day celebration

Brass bed races draw hundreds of spectators by Patty Unruh The sweetest set of wheels in town last Saturday was a flashy little red job. No, not a Corvette or a T-Bird. This racy two-seater boasted a set of springs … Continue reading

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A “tailing tale” of Oliver & Sarah J. Feay

Colorado Pioneers By Maggie Magoffin Oliver Feay was born February 22, 1838 in Fayette, County, Pennsylvania. His family relocated to Iowa in 1850. In 1859, he set out for Colorado to seek his fortune in the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. … Continue reading

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Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – June 26, 1987 Minerva walked out of the Teller House in Central City on June 20, but apparently not on her own. Minerva, a historic, priceless 40-pound bronze statue, placed at the bottom of the staircase … Continue reading

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