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Turning Back the Pages

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30 years ago – March 1, 1985   Congratulations to Bonnie and George Merchant, recipients of the Gilpin County Chamber of Commerce’s 1984 Outstanding Community Service Award. The Merchants, More »

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Turning Back the Pages  

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30 years ago – February 22, 1985 Water availability in Black Hawk could reach a critical point within the next few days, Paul Felton, public works director, said Wednesday. The city’s pump line from North Clear Creek More »

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A tailing tale

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The McFarlane’s 1906 Elmore Automobile By Maggie Magoffin Awhile back, I had the pleasure of spending a few hours with Donald Vaughn of Golden, and hearing his beautiful story about a woman, an automobile, and his deep respect and affection for both. More »

Turning Back the Pages

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30 years ago – February 15, 1985 Central City is being sued for $150,000 by James J. Peyrouse, a former employee of the city. At last year’s annual reorganization meeting, he was not reappointed to the position More »

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30 years ago – February 8, 1985 After some minor trials and tribulations about how to work the machine, the Gilpin Commissioners tape recorded their meeting Monday. Last month, they decided to start More »

Legend of the Yellow Rose

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A Tailing Tale By Maggie Magoffin Twenty-year-old Philip Penrose rode into Central City on an old mule named Daisy on an unusually warm day in June 1862. After months of traveling, he nearly burst with delight More »