Turning Back the Pages

30 years ago – November 10, 1989
Flu vaccine is now available by calling County Nurse Jeanne Nicholson for an appointment. The cost is $6. Gilpin residents can receive inoculations at the Clark Annex County Nursing Office by making an appointment, or at the South Beaver Creek Senior Center on Tuesday, November 21, from noon – 2 p.m. Special arrangements can be made for homebound residents to receive the vaccine at home. This year’s vaccine includes the A-Taiwan, A-Shanghai, and B-Yamagato strains of flu to provide immunity against these three strains, which have been circulating in the past year or are thought to be most likely to occur next winter. All the viruses in the vaccine are killed so they cannot infect anyone. Those who probably should not take the vaccine are those allergic to eggs, those who have been paralyzed by Guillain Barre Syndrome, pregnant women, or anyone with a fever. Anyone with any of the above conditions should consult a physician before receiving the flu vaccine. Those who should get the vaccine include adults and children with long-term heart or lung problems, kidney disease, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, anemia, severe asthma, cancer or AIDS. Residents of nursing homes or other institutions housing patients of any age who have serious long-term health problems also should be immunized. Others who should be immunized include those older than 65, people on medications that might lower the body’s resistance to infection, children on long-term aspirin therapy, and certain medical workers who provide care to high risk patients in health care facilities.
The Social Register:
Wayne Deal is recuperating after accidentally shooting himself in the leg with a .357 magnum pistol Saturday night while cleaning the weapon. The bullet entered the calf and exited through his foot, reports wife Holly. Local emergency personnel responded quickly and efficiently Holly said, and got Wayne to the hospital quickly. He should be home by now.
If you are casting around for a new dessert for the holidays, we hear Paul Dole has a wonderful recipe for Totsu Roll cheesecake. Yum!
Eddie Moore had an out-of-the-ordinary “customer” at Crook’s Palace Saturday night. He didn’t believe it when someone told him there was a bear cub in the garbage dumpster outside and went out to take a look. Sure enough, there was a little black bear having a terrific time rooting through the trash.
Work began this week on the Coeur d’Alene building, which is being put back together by the Mined Land Reclamation Division. Foundations are being laid, said Jim Herron, who is heading up the project for the MLRD, and 2×6 beams are needed for the roof. If anyone out there would like to donate the timbers, Herron would be most appreciative. You can leave a message for him at the Register Call.
Born: Larry and Diane Erickson are the proud parents of a son, Brody Alan, their first child. Born Wednesday, November 1st, at 11:50 p.m., at Rose Medical Center in Denver. Brody weighed in at 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and measured 20.5 inches in length. Paternal grandparents are Perry and Ariene Erickson, and Ray Creighton, of Englewood. Maternal grandmother, Claire Leclaire, lives in Aurora. Brody is at home with his parents in Chase Gulch.
Married: Leslie Van Benschoten and James Anderson were married October 28th, 1989. The new Mrs. Anderson, a nurse practitioner, has been a staff member at Columbine Family Health Center for several years. After a short trip to Winter Park, the Andersons are now making their home in Golden.
60 years ago – November 20, 1959
Central City Nuggets:
Across the Crossroads, by A.F. Mayham: Now that the weather has changed to its usual routine at this time of the year, it’s time to hang up those long-handled tools, hoe, rake, and lawn seat, and take down the long underwear. Those who have a fly swatter without a handle can just lay it away on a garage shelf. Long narrow ties for men seem to be the vogue for this winter and long-handled snow shovels are making an appearance in the market accompanied by longer evenings. The holiday season has been lengthened lately and now starts before Thanksgiving. The “Good Will Toward Men” season has always been short and modern time does not seem to lengthen it; women’s skirts are getting shorter, and too much energy expended during cold days will result in a short breath. Viands dished up at eating joints are becoming more abbreviated while the info displayed at the right of the menu is expanding. Ice, when formed, is a trifle smoother this year and though feet should slip we’re not letting the tongue. Snowflakes on the high range are larger this season and pile up similar to Jayne Mansfield’s portion—each not hard to view. One more accessory of Milady, the hat, seems to be smaller for winter wear, and at fashion shows the little adornment attracted the most attention. They are tiny beribboned affirm with feather concoctions. To keep the cocktail conversation at a lively clip, a flat velvet bow held to the head by side combs is worn, sometimes with a solitary red silk rose. Some women like a lot of hat similar to Minnie Pearl’s chapeau from Grinders Switch, but as the “old lady” said when she kissed the cow: “Everybody to their choice.”
Mayor George Ramstetter and Co. Treasurer Hugh L. Lawry, who have been in St. Anthony’s Hospital for the past several weeks recovering from operations, are home again and convalescing nicely.
The local order of Elks will give a free card party for their members and families, Saturday evening, at their hall where prizes will be given for the best players in pinochle and rummy.
The Lion Clubs in zone C will hold a dinner meeting at the Grubstake Inn on Monday, November 26, 1959, at 7:30 p.m. The District Governor and other district officers will be present and all Central City Lions are expected to attend, as this is to be a very important and educational meeting.
90 years ago – November 15, 1929
Charles Gage is lying at his residence in this city in a serious condition, the result of a slight stroke of paralysis. Monday morning he had come down from home in his car, on the way to the Egyptian Mine on Quartz Hill which he is operating, and stopped at the assay office of Mr. Kimball to get assay certificates on ore which he had assayed. As Mr. Kimball stepped to the car, he found Mr. Gage slumped over the steering wheel. With assistance, Mr. Gage was taken into the assay office, and later removed to his home, and Dr. Atcheson of Idaho Springs called, who found his heart action very bad. The stroke affected his left side, and while conscious, Mr. Gage is unable to use his left arm or limb. Mr. and Mrs. Gage returned a short time ago from a trip east, made for business matters and to give Mr. Gage a rest, as he had not been feeling well for some time past.
Mrs. W. O. Ziege and daughter, Miss Dorothy, left Denver on Wednesday of last week for Mexico, Missouri, summoned by the death of Mrs. Anna Miller, the grandmother of Dorothy, returning to Central Monday evening. As Miss Dorothy is the only heir to the estate of Mrs. Miller, she will inherit her whole property, which reports say, amounts to a considerable sum.
Dr. William Muchow, of Evanston, Illinois, president of the Chain O’ Mines Company of this city, arrived in Central on Thursday of last week to look after affairs of the company, returning east on Sunday afternoon.
James McCracken was over from East Portal the first of the week, attending to business matters and visiting with friends.
Mr. Frank Warren, a miner working in the Meeker Mine in Russell District, went on an alcoholic tear Tuesday evening, and was landed in jail by Deputy Sheriff Thomas Mitchell and assistants. He had a hearing before County Judge Louis J. Carter, and was fined $15 and costs, amounting to $24.15.
Otto Rundquist left for Denver the first of the week, on business matters and to visit with friends.
James Dunstan and Dr. Stearns left for Denver the first of the week with a carload of cattle for the stockyards.
The Misses Julia Stapleton and Irene Gibbons, teachers in the public schools, left for Denver Thursday morning of last week, to attend the state teachers meeting being held there, returning home Sunday.
120 years ago – November 17, 1899
Miss Lizzie Williams of Packard Gulch, left on Sunday on a visit with relatives at Newcastle, Colorado.
Mrs. Kate Luke, who had been visiting friends and relatives in Denver, returned home on Friday.
Charley Fish and C. Fagen, of Pine Creek, were transacting business in this city on Saturday.
Postmaster Fred Gooch, of Rollinsville, accompanied by his wife, were shopping in this city and Black Hawk on Saturday last.
Mrs. Mark Harris of Silver Plume, is visiting her husband in Russell Gulch, who is working on the Saratoga Mine.
John Hansen has four men at work on the West Hecia and Walhalla claims, which he is working under a lease from Hal Sayre through the Quartz Hill tunnel. He has made an up-raise to the old Hecia workings, going up 100 feet, and he is now in that part of the property where Kelleher and company took out some good ore, running between $100 and $200 per ton. The up-raise is on the Walhalla claim, and is 2,100 feet from the portal of the tunnel, while the Hecia workings are in about 1,500 feet. Some fair looking mineral is piled up in the ore bins, showing gray copper, which is a good indication of gold values.
Sinking is being carried on at the Americas Mine, Black Hawk, with three 8 hour shifts, and the shaft has now reached a depth of 925 feet. A force of miners are working in the 400 east level and taking out ore that is giving good returns.
Born: In Central City, November 11th, 1899, to the wife of Norman Gourlie, a son.
Married: In Denver, November 15th, 1899, Rev. Frederick Alley officiating, John H. Foster and Mrs. Belle McKinnon.
Married: In Denver, November 15th, 1899, at the residence of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Davies, Mr. Will McLeod, of Central City, and Miss Edith Davies, of Denver.
Died: In Black Hawk, November 10th, 1899, of miner’s disease, William Reynolds, son of Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Reynolds, aged 39 years.
Died: In Russell Gulch, November 15th, 1899, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Kuhns, aged 3 months.
John Johns, a miner of Nevadaville, who is working in the Ivanhoe Mine, was struck by a falling rock on Monday, which broke both bones between the wrist and elbow.
Ed Sullivan and Ed Karns had a narrow escape from being seriously injured at the Cook Mine on Bobtail Hill last Saturday. They were crossing a mill hole in the 600 foot stope, when the plank broke, precipitating both men into the hole. Karns caught hold of a timber after going about 20 feet and escaped injury. Sullivan, however, fell to the bottom, a distance of 60 feet. He was taken to his home and Dr. Asquith was summoned, who found a deep gash on the top of his head from three to four inches long, requiring several stitches. His hands were cut, and his body bruised. Mr. Sullivan is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Sullivan, on Lawrence Street.
151 years ago – November 19, 1869
Mr. Sol Bacharach has just opened his new place, under the name of “The Senate,” opposite the Connor House, with a full stock of “wet” goods.
Fuller and Stevens were hoisting some rich ore from the Stonewall Mine, below the Bobtail, which showed quantities of free gold.
Mr. and Mrs. Nat Young entertained a large number of friends on Thursday evening at their residence.
Doctors Aduddell, Sweet, Reed, and Edmundson performed a skillful operation on Patrick Barrett, of Georgetown.
A tornado struck Georgetown on Wednesday, about midnight, which lasted until sundown on Thursday. A large portion of the town was in ruins, a little child had been killed, and several persons seriously injured. The water in Clear Creek was reported as black as ink, and at several times during the day it looked as if the whole town would be laid in ruins.
Married: November 14th, 1869, at the residence of the groom, Justice S.H. Bradley officiating, Mr. Jacob Mack and Miss Libby Reynolds.

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