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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 can. There is always a certain fascination with places that parents tell them are off limits. At the present time there is nothing there to keep anyone out. No warning signs, fences, or even a “keep out” sign. Some children say they have traveled all the way up the pipe that ends near the free parking lot with flashlights. They also say there are a lot of kids that come there to play. When asked if they play there when it rains they say no, the water gets too high. They like to make pretend boats and float them down the small stream between the pipes and maybe bomb the boats with small rocks as they float by. There are two big drain pipes that end in the ditch, with about 25 feet of creek bed between the two pipes and another big pipe the water flows into. Central City Attorney Jerry Devitt said that in order to put grates over the end of the flume, the owner of the property where the pipes end would have to get permission from the city. “It is important not to interfere with the flow of the water,” said Devitt. When asked if the city had addressed the problem, City Administrator Jack Hidahl said, “We don’t have an ordinance for kids playing on top of the Teller House and falling off, and we don’t have an ordinance for kids jumping in front of cars.” Devitt said last week that he would check into the matter and find out who is responsible for safety measures, but he has not called with any information yet.

The Social Register:

Born: Jonlee and Cheri Anderle announce the birth of their first child. Caitlin Elizabeth, born August 13th, 1991. Proud grandparents are Joe and Ruth-Anne Anderle, of Gilpin County, and Ray Alexander, of Walden, Colorado. Caitlin is the 15th great-grandchild for Winnie Anderle, former Black Hawk resident. Lucille Barnes, of Geneseo, Kansas, is the other proud great-grandmother.

60 years ago – September 1, 1961

Central City Nuggets:

There will be a Nixon Rally at the D.U. Arena, September 13, 1961, at 6:30 to about 8:00. There will be a box supper with Nixon as speaker and other entertainments. We are trying to give this convention atmosphere with each county in sections. Gilpin County’s quota has been set at 10. The admission is $10.00. This will be well worth your time and money. Let’s have Gilpin County make a showing. For tickets, please contact Dee Harbin in Central City.

Close to 100 Legionnaires and guests were in attendance at the annual Legion picnic, which was held last Sunday at the Rudolph Ranch. It was a helava day, with rain pouring down on delicious steaks, pies and pastry, and the only essential that wasn’t wet was the fluid contained in bottles. Thanks are extended to the Committee, and especially Wm. Grenfell and Gus Rudolph for their untiring efforts in making this annual event a success, even though it was more or less a wet success.

Black Hawk Gold Dust:

Mrs. Lettie Gray and granddaughter Mary Pipes went to Boulder Saturday to visit her son Dr. Milton Etter and family.

The Gus Rudolph’s have a brand-new Chevrolet Impala of which they are justly proud.

Mr. and Mrs. Francis Revellac of Ft. Collins and Mr. and Mrs. Gail Wirth of Lakewood were weekend guests of the Roy Addymans.

Mrs. Dallas Howard, Beck, David and his friend John Rose, spent Last Thursday with Mrs. Luella Fritz and Carol Kent.

90 years ago – August 28, 1931

Mr. Job Fader Scott, superintendent of the Merchants Biscuit Company of Denver, retired, chaperoned by Al Maymon, was enjoying an outing in this vicinity on Monday last, taking in all the attractions which this section affords, and surely the two were enjoying themselves.

Mr. Merle Marlow was up from Denver Sunday to take part in the reunion services held at the M.E. Church in which his mother and sister, Mrs. May McMorran, were members of the church choir for many years.

Mrs. Kate Leahy and daughter, Miss Catherine, are up from Denver on a short vacation and are the guests of Mrs. Margaret Ross.

Work in painting and repairing the ceiling in the opera house is being carried on, and the entertainment which had been announced for this month has been postponed to some later period.

Mrs. Agnes Noack was bitten by a big rattlesnake last Sunday while with her mother, Mrs. John Miller. She was picking chokeberries near Chimney Gulch in Clear Creek Canyon. The snake struck Mrs. Noack as she stepped over it while it lay coiled beneath a bush. The wound was inflicted just below the right knee. Mrs. Noack is revering from her encounter with the reptile. Medical treatment was administered by Dr. R.G. Howlett. After killing the snake, Mrs. Noack and her mother made a tourniquet from a piece of string and applied it above the wound. On their way afoot down the canyon they encountered another big rattlesnake which escaped before they could kill it.—Golden Republican

Born: In Russell Gulch, August 21st, 1931, to the wife of Mr. W.J. Williams, a son.

120 years ago – August 30, 1901

Misses Nellie Hurd and Annie Richards, of Denver, are visiting relatives and friends in this city.

Mrs. H.J. Hawley, who had been visiting relatives and friends in this city, returned home on Tuesday morning’s train.

John Bunney of Golden was visiting with relatives and old friends in this city during the week.

Mrs. G.M. Laird and children returned Monday evening from a month’s visit with relatives and friends in Denver.

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Rule and daughters Jessie and Lilly, and Mr. and Mrs. Louie Welch and daughter, Miss Minnie, spend Sunday at the Anthony Trip Ranch on Guy Hill.

Mrs. Frank Teats and daughter, Miss Elsie, returned Sunday after a two week’s visit with relatives at Cripple Creek.

Neil McKay hauled up the entire new plant of machinery for the Delmonico Mine on Quartz Hill, on Tuesday, and delivered it in first class shape.

The Hall property in Russell District has been one of the best finds made of late months in that or any other section of the county. It is owned by Isaac Hall, who has prospected many months in his endeavor to find and open up the mine and has at last succeeded. The lode is situated right in front of his home, and was first opened up with a tunnel, but a shaft has now been sunk on the vein, and a nice crevice has been opened up, and his first shipment of four tons of surface ore to the sampling works brought him $53 per ton, which he took out himself in four days. In the next nine days he took out ore that brought him a check for $500. The crevice at that time was five feet wide, of which three feet was milling ore, the balance being smelting ore. The milling ore sent to the mills in Black Hawk was returning 2 ½ ounces gold to the cord, with tailings worth $20 per ton, and the last shipment to the sampling works of smelting ore brought a check for $115 per ton. Mr. Hall has been using a whip for hoisting purposes, but contemplates installing a steam plant in the near future.

Born: In Russell Gulch, August 22nd, 1901, to the wife of Jacob Dreher, a son.

Married: In Freeland, Colorado, August 25th, 1901, by C.F. Waltman, justice of the peace, Eugene Hopkins, of Central City, and Miss Mildred Heintz, of Freeland.

Married: In Central City, August 28th, 1901, by Rev. F.W. Wildman, of Idaho Springs, Alfred Murton and Mrs. Bessie Thomas, both of Idaho Springs.

151 years ago – September 1, 1871

His Excellency, the Governor, Mrs. McCook, her cousin Miss Knowlton, of Washington, and C.C. Davis, of the branch mint, Denver, were visitors to Central this week.

An item from Clear Creek County stated that W. Campbell and Morris Hazard, gentlemen recently from Brooklyn, New York, were visiting the mines of Clear Creek County, and after a fifteen-mile tramp, Mr. Campbell discovered that he had lost his pocket book containing $280.

Rev. W.D. Chase and wife had returned from a visit to the East, where the former attended to business matters.

The special election held on Thursday, to vote $300,000 in bonds to aid the Colorado Central Railroad to build the road to Gilpin County, resulted in 1,114 votes for the bonds and 38 votes against the proposition.

Mr. R. L. Martin, a well-known Georgetown resident, arrived from the States on Monday evening.

Died: Mr. Levi N. Spann died at Georgetown on August 27th, 1871, of congestion of the lungs, at the age of 28 years.

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