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Central City in Gilpin County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Rose Haydee Building

 
 
The Rose Haydee Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 1, 2009
1. The Rose Haydee Building Marker
Inscription. The first lady of the early Colorado state was Rose (Brown) Wakely, better known by her stage name, Rose “Haydee”. The dark-eyed beauty came to Colorado in September, 1859 – and the miners fell in love with her at once. She became the most popular entertainer in Central City. Then, suddenly, she disappeared.

Now among her many admirers was Thomas Evans, a gambling man of rather “satanic good looks.” And it was suspicioned no coincidence that, on Tuesday, November 13, 1860 – just prior to a performance starring her, Rose and the gambling man were gone!

Following the town’s suspicions, Justice Downing issued a warrant “for the arrest of an individual who has abducted a young girl...for the basest of all imaginable purposes.”

The fugitive Evans was overtaken “on the road to the States” and, with his sweet young charge, hauled back to Central City. He was brought to trial for the abduction under a handy and sturdy tree to facilitate hanging. But Rose saved this gambling man by saying that they had been married!

The next day, November 24, 1860, Rose Haydee became, through marriage in earnest, Mrs. Thomas Evans ... they of Central City, Colorado
 
Location. 39° 48.005′ N, 105° 30.766′ 

The Rose Haydee Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 1, 2009
2. The Rose Haydee Building Marker
The marker is to the left of the entrance.
W. Marker is in Central City, Colorado, in Gilpin County. Marker is on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 131 Main Street, Central City CO 80427, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ignatz Meyer Building (a few steps from this marker); The AOUW Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Central City Opera (within shouting distance of this marker); Central City (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Train Trestle (approx. one mile away); Bird’s-eye view of Black Hawk (approx. one mile away); Fick’s Carriage Shop (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Central City.
 
Regarding The Rose Haydee Building. The AOUW Building (left), the Ignatz Meyer Building (center) and the Rose Haydee Building (right), a modern construction, have been ‘renovated’ and combined into the Doc Holliday Casino.
 
Categories. EntertainmentNotable Persons
 
The Doc Holliday Casino image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 1, 2009
3. The Doc Holliday Casino
The Rose Haydee Building is on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 514 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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