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Colorado Gold Rush

Added by yongli on 05/06/2016 - 14:50, last changed on 09/04/2021 - 12:03
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...

Colorado Territory

Added by yongli on 02/25/2016 - 14:22, last changed on 08/01/2020 - 08:40
The Territory of Colorado (1861–76) was the predecessor to the state of Colorado , created on February 28, 1861. The territory was formed in response to the secession crisis as well as a massive influx of white immigrants seeking their fortunes during the Colorado Gold Rush . It was organized by an...

Panic of 1893

Added by yongli on 02/16/2021 - 14:16, last changed on 03/15/2021 - 01:07
The Panic of 1893 touched off a nationwide economic depression that lasted for at least three years, threw millions out of work, and caused banks and businesses to fail across the country. In Colorado and other silver-mining states, the panic was tied to the abrupt collapse of the silver industry...

William A.H. Loveland

Added by yongli on 01/15/2020 - 15:14, last changed on 03/15/2021 - 01:07
William Austin Hamilton Loveland (1826–94) was a leading businessman, railroad executive, and politician in early Colorado. A well-traveled man by early adulthood, Loveland arrived in Colorado during the Colorado Gold Rush . He played a critical role in the development of Golden , putting up the...
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