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Commemorating the Historical Importance of the Georgetown Mining Region

 
 
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By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
1. Commemorating the Historical Importance of the Georgetown Mining Region Marker
Inscription.  The Griffith Lode (2,500 ft. N.E.), later a silver producer, was discovered June 17, 1859, by George W. Griffith, for whom Georgetown was named. Town site claimed June 29, 1860. The Belmont Lode (5.7 miles S.W.), first important silver discovery in Colorado, located Sept. 14, 1864. Boom productions in 1870s and 1880s. Metal output totals $50,000,000.
 
Erected 1935 by The State Historical Society of Colorado from the Mrs. J.N. Hall Foundation and by the Georgetown Library Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1859.
 
Location. 39° 42.355′ N, 105° 41.824′ W. Marker is in Georgetown, Colorado, in Clear Creek County. Marker is on Rose Street 0.1 miles south of Sixth Street, on the left when traveling south. Located in Strousse Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 510 Rose Street, Georgetown CO 80444, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kneisel and Anderson Store, 1892 (within shouting distance of this marker); John Tomay Memorial Library 1924 (within shouting
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By Paul Fehrenbach, June 2, 2019
2. Commemorating the Historical Importance of the Georgetown Mining Region Marker
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distance of this marker); Monti and Guanella Building, 1867 (within shouting distance of this marker); Fish Block, 1889 (within shouting distance of this marker); Cushman Block I, 1872 (within shouting distance of this marker); Tucker Brothers Store, ca. 1870 (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Temple, 1892 (within shouting distance of this marker); Forbes Building, ca. 1869 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Georgetown.
 
Additional keywords. Mining
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2021, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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