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30 years ago – August 30, 1991 A house on Pine Street, known as the “Richfield House,” has been cut in half so it can be moved to the south lot of the two vacant lots it presently sits in between. It will be a buffer for St. Mary’s Church as the two lots are p... More »

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30 years ago – August 23, 1991 The drain pipe that runs from the free parking lot down to the east side of Spring Street near the Clark Gym has some parents worried. Children have been playing in the drain for a long time and will continue to as long as they c... More »

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30 years ago – August 16, 1991 Melvin Dennis, Jr., 30, the second suspect in the Rex Miller murder case was arrested Friday, August 9. Dennis was taken into custody in north Denver following an anonymous tip, said Jefferson County Deputy Investigator Clint Bla... More »

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30 years ago – August 9, 1991 Denver police officers arrested one suspect on August 3 in the murder of Rex Miller. Joseph Nick “Joey” Aguayo, 21, was picked up at a friend’s northeast Denver home after following an anonymous tip. Aguayo is being held without b... More »

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30 years ago – August 2, 1991 Clark Gym, which is owned by the Gilpin County School District Re-1(GCSD) is now up for sale or lease. The property is located on lots four, five, and six of block six in Central City. Owned by GCSD for years, the More »

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30 years ago- July 26, 1991 The Social Register: Beginning anew, an old family tradition of reunions, the Evans family held their second at the William C. Russell Park on July 21. It was in the late 1940s, said Bonnie Iverson, More »

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30 years ago – July 19, 1991 If you are one of the people in Black Hawk proceeding with construction or demolition without a valid permit, you may be in trouble. Although Black Hawk’s building moratorium was lifted July 1, this does not mean it’s a “free for a... More »

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The Briggs Mine disaster in 1869

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Gilpin Historical Society by David Forsyth, PhD Charles H. Briggs and his brothers arrived in Black Hawk on May 9, 1860. Like thousands of others, they came to try their hand at mining. The brothers discovered and worked the Briggs Mine, which was on the Grego... More »

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30 years ago – July 12, 1991 Tim Sabus thinks that Gunnell Hill is an ideal location for an 800-space parking lot. Three mining claims below the Masonic Cemetery can be reached without driving through residential areas, the location can be landscaped to hide t... More »

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The life and times of Merna Obersler Slater

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Surviving polio in Central City and loving life By Jaclyn Schrock Merna (Obersler) Slater was born in May 1945 to a miner in Central City, Colorado, and has experienced many good family times while living in a historic mining town in the mountains of Colorado.... More »

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30 years ago – July 5, 1991 The Golden Gate Youth Camp has been ruled out as a potential jail site, sheriff’s office, and other county building location. The feasibility study, prepared by Dickinson Associates, Inc., names several problems associated with the ... More »