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A TAILING TALE – George Crofutt’s observations of Gilpin County (1885)

A TAILING TALE – George Crofutt’s observations of Gilpin County (1885)

Gilpin County, of which Central is the commercial center, is the oldest and perhaps the best developed mining portion of the state of Colorado. Its population is 7,000. The veins hereabouts are all true fissures, and there are many shafts down to the depths of 700 to 1,800 feet. The people are generally prosperous; some […]

A Tailing Tale of Verena Kepler, Pioneer Woman Photographer

A Tailing Tale of Verena Kepler, Pioneer Woman Photographer

Thanks to David Forsyth, executive director of Gilpin County Historical Society for this story. From the moment gold was discovered in 1859, Black Hawk and Central City were popular destinations for thousands of people, including photographers. Hundreds of photographers moved in and out of the two towns, photographing people, buildings, mines, trains, and anything else […]

Famous Ghost Photographer of Central City

Famous Ghost Photographer of Central City

Ghosts are alive at local casinos

Ghosts are alive at local casinos

ARCHIVES- Halloween

ARCHIVES- Halloween

ARCHIVES- Gold Camp Road

ARCHIVES- Gold Camp Road

Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek History

Black Hawk, Central City, and Cripple Creek History

     

ARCHIVES – Legends behind the Face on the Barroom Floor

ARCHIVES – Legends behind the Face on the Barroom Floor

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ARCHIVES – Card games, gambling popular in the Old West

ARCHIVES – Card games, gambling popular in the Old West

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ARCHIVES – CHIPS & TOKENS

ARCHIVES – CHIPS & TOKENS

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