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Colorado Gold Rush

Added by yongli on 05/06/2016 - 14:50, last changed on 12/01/2016 - 08:29
The discovery of gold near present-day Denver in 1858–59 drew thousands of people to present-day Colorado, prompting the political organization of first a US territory and later a state. Many current cities and towns, including Denver , Black Hawk , Breckenridge , and Central City , were founded...

Colorado Territory

Added by yongli on 02/25/2016 - 14:22, last changed on 09/09/2016 - 09:28
The Territory of Colorado (1861–76) was the short-lived predecessor to the state of Colorado and was created on February 28, 1861. The territory was formed in response to a massive influx of settlers to the Rocky Mountain region seeking their fortunes during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush . The territory...

Georgetown Loop

Added by yongli on 08/11/2016 - 16:38, last changed on 12/01/2016 - 08:29
The Georgetown Loop is a rail line running between Georgetown and Silver Plume that showcases Colorado’s mountain scenery and mining heritage. The Georgetown Loop represents a major part of Colorado’s formative history—railroad development—as well as one of the state’s strongest industries—tourism...

Shenandoah-Dives Mining Company

Added by yongli on 09/21/2016 - 15:34, last changed on 12/01/2016 - 08:29
The Shenandoah-Dives Mining Company was active in the San Juan Mountains from the 1930s through the 1960s. As one of the largest mining operations in the region during the twentieth century, the company’s history exemplifies the boom and bust cycles and labor strife that were common in Colorado’s...
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