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Central City–Black Hawk Historic District

Added by yongli on 12/19/2016 - 14:19, last changed on 06/17/2018 - 01:07

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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...

Colorado Gold Rush

Added by yongli on 05/06/2016 - 14:50, last changed on 01/06/2018 - 01:07
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 , Boulder , Black Hawk , Breckenridge , and Central City , were...

Elizabeth “Baby Doe” Tabor

Added by yongli on 06/21/2018 - 11:35, last changed on 06/21/2018 - 11:35
From her humble Midwestern origins to becoming the famous wife of a silver magnate to her demise as a madwoman living in a dilapidated cabin, Elizabeth McCourt “Baby Doe” Tabor (1854–1935) has become one of the most popular figures in Colorado history. Since her death, Baby Doe Tabor’s tumultuous...

Gilpin County

Added by yongli on 11/14/2016 - 10:51, last changed on 06/17/2018 - 01:07
Gilpin County, located in the high country east of the Continental Divide some thirty-seven miles west of Denver , was established in 1861 as one of the original seventeen counties of the Colorado Territory . The county encompasses about 150 square miles of mountainous terrain that ranges in...

Teller House

Added by yongli on 05/21/2018 - 13:54, last changed on 05/21/2018 - 13:54
Built in 1871–72 by brothers Henry M. Teller and William Teller, the Teller House is one of the oldest and most important buildings in Central City . It has served as the town’s main hotel for more than sixty years. The four-story brick hotel played host to Central City’s most important visitors,...
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