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Central City–Black Hawk Historic District

Added by yongli on 12/19/2016 - 14:19, last changed on 06/02/2017 - 15:00

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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...

Gilpin County

Added by yongli on 11/14/2016 - 10:51, last changed on 05/09/2017 - 17:33
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...
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