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Central City–Black Hawk Historic District

Added by yongli on 12/19/2016 - 14:19, last changed on 02/06/2017 - 16:26

Black Hawk Today

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Central City and Black Hawk took shape during the boom years after John Gregory discovered gold on May 6, 1859, near the North Fork of Clear Creek in what is now Gilpin County . For much of the 1860s and 1870s, the area was the richest mining region in Colorado, and Central City rivaled Denver as...

Cripple Creek

Added by yongli on 12/19/2016 - 15:15, last changed on 04/14/2017 - 15:55
Cripple Creek was the site of the last and greatest mining boom in Colorado, attracting tens of thousands of people to the western flank of Pikes Peak in the 1890s. After it was destroyed by fire in 1896, the town and surrounding mining district reached peak production and population in the early...
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