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Central City–Black Hawk Historic District

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    After a 1990 state constitutional amendment allowed Central City and Black Hawk to have casino gambling in the name of historic preservation, Black Hawk let large modern casinos overtake its historic core.
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“2015 Fact Book & Abstract,” Colorado Division of Gaming.

Alan Granruth, Mining Gold to Mining Wallets: Central City, Colorado, 1859–1999 (1999).

Alan Granruth, ed., The Little Kingdom of Gilpin: Gilpin County, Colorado (Central City, CO: Gilpin Historical Society, 2000).

Rickey L. Hendricks and Julie A. Corona, “Central City–Black Hawk Historic District,” National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (April 1990).

Sarah J. Pearce and Christine Pfaff, Guide to Historic Central City and Black Hawk (Evergreen, CO: Cordillera Press, 1987).

Additional Information: 

Carl Abbott, Stephen J. Leonard, and Thomas J. Noel, Colorado: A History of the Centennial State, 5th ed. (Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2013).

Roger Baker, Black Hawk: The Rise and Fall of a Colorado Mill Town (Central City, CO: Black Hawk Publishing, 2004).

Patricia A. Stokowski, Riches and Regrets: Betting on Gambling in Two Colorado Mountain Towns (Niwot: University Press of Colorado, 1996).

William Wyckoff, Creating Colorado: The Making of a Western American Landscape, 1860–1940 (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1999).