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April 2016

All posts published in April 2016

19 posts
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A tailing tale of Rose Haydee (aka Millie)

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And a shootout at the National Theater This week’s story taken from: Mining Gold to Mining Wallets, Central City, Colorado 1859-1999 by Alan Granruth. The early days in Central City didn’t lack for entertainment. Among the first provisions brought to mining co... More »

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Cursive writing competition validates skill

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Gilpin County 8th Grade Winners By Barbara Thielemann As an AVID tutor in Gilpin County Middle School classes, I made an observation of the various handwriting skills of Su Henry’s 7th and 8th grade students. Having taught the old Palmer Method, More »

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Turning Back the Pages

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30 years ago – May 2, 1986 View from the Casey: By Esther Campbell: “Birds of the pharaoh,” called one of the leaders on the last field trip of the bird watcher’s class I have been attending. She had More »

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Tom Roczen remembered…

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July 28, 1949 – April 13, 2016 Tom Roczen passed away the evening of Wednesday, April 13th. He had a medical incident while driving in Lakewood and passed quickly. There were no other injuries. More »

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Eagles’ athletes awarded for achievements

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Academic recognition and sports accomplishments celebrated by Patty Unruh The Gilpin High School Winter Athletic Awards program was held on Wednesday, April 13, in the Gilpin school auditorium. Athletic Director Jeff Schuessler and all coaches More »

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A tailing tale of Isabella Bird

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A Lady’s Life in the Rocky Mountains By Maggie Magoffin Isabella Bird was a true explorer who defied Victorian expectations of how a woman was to live her life. At home in England she was constantly ill, but as soon as she embarked on More »

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Turning back the pages

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30 years ago – April 25, 1986 The new interior of the rec-center in Central City is a work of art. The drab brown paint on the walls has totally disappeared and has been replaced with a background of bright More »

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

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Gilpin County Players present a magical performance by Patty Unruh Narnia was a magical land where four children interacted with mythical creatures, made special friends, and defeated the forces of evil. The auditorium stage of Gilpin County School was also a ... More »

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Leonard Nichols, “last” resident of Nevadaville?

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The Country’s Smallest Hamlet Per request from one of our subscribers, Mary Peery, for more Nevadaville stories, here’s a fascinating article about Leonard and “The Country’s Smallest Hamlet” in the DelMarva Star, Wilmington, Delaware, January 6, 1935:... More »