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Central City–Black Hawk Historic District

Added by yongli on 12/19/2016 - 14:19, last changed on 01/18/2020 - 10:04

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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...

Nathaniel P. Hill

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 16:02, last changed on 09/02/2020 - 08:07
Nathaniel Peter Hill (1832–1900) was a mining entrepreneur and US senator from Colorado. In the 1860s, Hill, an accomplished chemist and metallurgist, bought mining interests in Black Hawk and developed the first successful smelter in Colorado, revolutionizing the mining industry in the fledgling...
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