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pano_BlackHawk_191530 years ago – November 1, 1985

Joel Anderle and Brent Price were named September employees of the month by the Colorado Department of Highways and have been nominated for employees of the year awards. While working in Boulder on June 19, they spotted smoke coming from the roof of Children’s World, a day care center and school. They grabbed a fire extinguisher from their truck and alerted the teachers, who were unaware of the danger. By the time the fire department arrived, Anderle and Price had helped evacuate the building. About 70 children, ages 2 to 10, were inside. The roof fire was extinguished before serious damage was done. Joel Anderle is the son of Joe and Ruthann Anderle of Gilpin County. In his spare time he works as a reserve officer with the Central City Police Department. Last spring, Anderle was nominated for employee of the month after saving an Aurora man from an avalanche in the Loveland Pass area.

Correction: In last week’s Register-Call, Paul Felton was called the “former” Street, Road, and Water Commissioner of the City of Black Hawk. That pronouncement was premature. Although Felton has submitted a letter of resignation to the City Council, he is still working for the city. No effective date has been set for the resignation, and in fact, he and the council are investigating the possibility that he will continue his city employment on a part-time basis.

Keith and Wendey Taylor, formerly of Gilpin County, but now living in Wolverhampton, England, are proud to announce the birth of their first child. Robert V.O. Taylor was born on October 27, 1985, around 2:00 a.m. He weighed six pounds, 14 ounces. His grandparents are Rose and Derrick Halhead of Wolverhampton, England; Kent Taylor of Northglenn, Colorado, and Sherry Taylor of Covington, Kentucky. Great grandparents are Edith Melville of Golden, Colorado, and Win Taylor of Hyde Park, New York.

Hazel Davis, a former resident of Central City who now lives in Denver, was in town last week with her brother and his wife, Rom and Eleanor Crosswhite. They went to Nevadaville to visit another brother, Gene Crosswhite.

60 years ago – November 4, 1955

The tax list for delinquent taxes for the year 1954 is published this week and is but little less than the previous year, due no doubt, to owners of various claims having high hopes that uranium will possibly be found on their properties. A property that goes to tax sale becomes, not actually but in effect, the property of the County, if the owner does not pay the taxes assessed against the property, or if no one else purchases it. On such properties the County holds the tax certificate, and while the County does not actually acquire the property, the tax certificate constitutes a lien, which must be paid, either by the owner or the purchaser. County Treasurer Hugh L. Lawry reports that taxes have been very good the past year.

Last Sunday, October 31, 1955, at 1:30 p.m. at the church in Black Hawk, Miss Phyllis Mueller was wed to Mr. Russell Eugene Anderle. Best man for the occasion was Mr. Joe Anderle, brother of Russell and the maid of honor was Miss Gail Mueller, sister of the bride. The double ring ceremony was preceded by two songs, “I Love You” and “Because,” both sung by Mr. Norman Mathias. The bride came down the aisle to the strains of The Wedding March accompanied by her father, Mr. Ed Mueller. The couple were married by the Reverend Curtis Krey of Denver. The bride was very beautifully dressed in a gray-blue suit with a large corsage of red roses. The maid of honor wore a similar suit of pale blue, also with a matching corsage of red roses. The occasion was witnessed by an attendance of thirty relatives and friends. A reception followed at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mueller. Russell is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Anderle, Sr., also of Black Hawk.

The 5th and 6th grades of the Clark Grade School and Miss Marjorie Quiller, the teacher, received a “thank you” card bearing the Presidential Crest, from Mrs. Mamie Doud Eisenhower for their good wishes for the President’s recovery. The children were much pleased with this recognition.

Funeral services were held from the Olinger Mortuary in Denver, Wednesday, for Mrs. Flora C. Scheffler, with interment in Crown Hill Cemetery. She died Sunday after a short illness. She was 77 and came to Black Hawk with her parents when she was two years of age. She attended school in Central City where she was married to Otto A. Scheffler 58 years ago, and was a resident here until 1918, when the family moved to Denver. She is survived by her husband; one son, Edmund; a daughter, Mrs. Etta Marsaglia of Denver; a sister, Melita Roberts of Pocatello, Idaho, and three grandchildren.

Everett Brown died suddenly at his home here last Saturday morning from a severe heart attack. He was about 60 years of age. He was in the employee of the Chain O’ Mines Company and had been here for almost a month. Some years past he was also employed by this company. He is survived by his wife and his six sons, two brothers and two sisters. Services were held Tuesday from the Howard Mortuary in Denver, with interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.

90 years ago – November 6, 1925

Charles C. Malmstron, of Denver, was on Monday last appointed assayer of the Denver Mint, with which he had been connected for the past twenty one years, and is 49 years of age. He was born in Black Hawk, his father Chas. Malmstron being a well-known mill man there in the early days, and who is well remembered by many present residents of Gilpin County. Mr. Malmstron is married and has two daughters, and is Master of Inspiration Lodge A.F. & A.M., and a member of El Jebel temple of the Shrine, and his old Gilpin County friends extend congratulations and good wishes for a prosperous future.

Mr. W. Grenfell returned from Denver Sunday, leaving his wife there to recuperate from a recent operation in which her tonsils were removed.

  1. Taylor and wife have moved to Idaho Springs where they will reside for the present.

Louis G. Cavnah and wife motored to Denver Wednesday afternoon, the former to have some obstreperous molars treated and the latter to visit with relatives. Mrs. R.L. Laird accompanied them and will attend the teacher’s convention in session there.

Louis J. Mack, of Denver, accompanied by Mr. Thomas Gordon, of Quincy, Illinois, arrived here on Wednesday morning and visited the mining claims of Mr. Mack above the old brewery, which are being put in shape for working by Mr. Gordon and Associates.

Pupils who were neither tardy nor absent in the Russell Gulch school for the month of October were: Vernon Hancock, Donald Hancock, Richard Hancock, Josephine Pallaro, Estelline Williams, and Virginia Zancanella.

Buck Jones in “Arizona Romeo” and a Fox News reel will be the pictures shown at the Opera House Saturday evening, November 7th.

Recipe By Nellie Maxwell: How to Make Fruit Salad: Pour a cupful of boiling water over half a pound of dates, drain and cut into eighths, removing the stones. Add to the dates one cupful of finely cubed, good flavored apples, two slices of minced pineapples—the pineapples and apple may be cut into strips for variety—sprinkle with salt, two tablespoons of French dressing and one half cupful of finely cut celery. Let stand an hour then serve with mayonnaise. Serve in apple cups on lettuce for a change.

120 years ago – November 1, 1895

From New York, Oct. 29 (special)—The Sun prints the following from its regular Washington correspondent: “A Pacific coast Republican congressman was asked today the choice of the Pacific coast for president. He hesitated a moment, and then replied that the sentiment is about equally divided between Senator Henry Teller and Senator Allison, with some good Eastern man like Tom Reed for vice-president. He was reminded that Mr. Reed said some time ago that he desired first place on the ticket or none at all. The congressman, who is a free silverite, said that Senator Teller is regarded as the strongest and best type of an American statesman in the West. His speeches in the senate have breathed the purest kind of Americanism, and his attitude on the money question will bear comparison with that of any other man in the Republican Party. While he has always been an advocate of the double standard, he has never asked for more silver than he was willing to concede to gold. He added that it would be difficult to pick out of the ranks of the Republicans two better types of American statesmen than Teller and Reed.”

Mr. John C. Benson, who has had charge of the county road leading from the northerly boundary of Black Hawk up and along North Clear Creek to the old townsite of Wide Awake, leaves Wednesday of next week for Warren County, Indiana, his native heath. He will be absent until the first of April next. John has been looking very serious of late, and his intimate friends aver that he has at last concluded to commit matrimony. In short, he has become tired of leading the life of a lonely bachelor in the Rocky Mountains. Possessed of a cheerful disposition, he would make a desirable life companion for one of the Hoosier girls. Well, John, if such should prove a verity, the old and venerable Owl Club of Black Hawk will extend you a hearty greeting on your return to the Golden Queen.

William Mitchell will make a No. 1 sheriff and prove a terror to evil-doers.

Mr. Richard Mueller, of the Mueller Commission Company, returned from a business trip to Denver the first of the week.

Married: At the residence of Wm. J. Stephens, Esq., Casey Ave, Central City, on the 30th day of October, 1895, Alex H. Patterson of Garfield County, Colorado, to Miss Mary B. Thomas, Central City, Colorado.

Died: In Central City, October 29th, 1895, Mrs. Ann Gumma, native of England, aged 94 years. The funeral took place from St. James Methodist Church, this city, on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Deceased was the mother of Mrs. James Carbis of this city, and left other relatives living outside of Gilpin County.

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