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    Clear Creek County, one of the original seventeen counties of the Colorado Territory, hosted major gold and silver booms from 1859-93.
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    View of downtown Idaho Springs, seat of Clear Creek County, c. 1900-10. The town was formed in 1859, at the height of the Colorado Gold Rush.
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Mark Baldwin, “Colorado Central and Colorado Southern: Clear Creek Division,” The Gilpin Tramway and the Mines, Mills and Railroads of Gilpin County Colorado, January 27, 2007.

Central City / Clear Creek Superfund Site, “Updated Fact Sheet,” Central City / Clear Creek Superfund Site, 2015.

Clear Creek County, “Clear Creek County,” 2016.

Clear Creek County Government, “Annual Report, Clear Creek County, Colorado, 2015,” Clear Creek County Government, 2015.

Clear Creek County Government, “Clear Creek County Master Plan, 2030,” Colorado Department of Local Affairs, January 15, 2004.

Clear Creek Tourism Bureau, “Clear Creek County 365,” Clear Creek County, 2016.

Climax Molybdenum, “Empire Colorado–Henderson Operations,” Climax Molybdenum, A Freeport-McMoRan Company, n.d.

Colorado Department of Transportation, “The History of I-70 in Colorado,” Colorado Department of Transportation, n.d.

Colorado Geological Survey, “Clear Creek County: Georgetown-Silver Plume,” Colorado Geologic Survey, Colorado School of Mines, 2015.

Colorado Ski History, “Loveland Ski Area,” Colorado Ski History, 2010.

David Cushman, “Clear Creek County, Colorado Cultural Resources Management Plan,” SRI Foundation for Board of County Commissioners, Clear Creek County Colorado, 2010.

Doug Freed, “Berthoud Pass: Colorado’s First Ski Area,” CyberWest, January 10, 1996.

Georgetown Loop Railroad, Colorado, “Our History,” Historic Rail Adventures, LLC, n.d.

Mill Creek Valley Historical Society, “About MCVHS,” MCVHS, n.d.

Additional Information: 

Historical Society of Idaho Springs, History of Clear Creek County: Tailings, Tacks, and Tommyknockers (Forest Lake, MN: Specialty Press, 1986).