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Black Hawk in Gilpin County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Fick’s Carriage Shop

 
 
Fick’s Carriage Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 1, 2009
1. Fick’s Carriage Shop Marker
Inscription. Long operated by William Fick and his family, this blacksmith shop turned out a superior brand of rugged, durable quartz wagons that hauled ore from the mines to the mills along Clear Creek. The Bull Durham sign was painted by traveling artists for the American Tobacco Company in the late 1800’s. The building was renovated as an art gallery in the late 20th century before being reborn as a casino.
 
Location. 39° 48.097′ N, 105° 29.623′ W. Marker is in Black Hawk, Colorado, in Gilpin County. Marker is on Main Street (Mt, Thomas Drive). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Main Street, Black Hawk CO 80422, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bird’s-eye view of Black Hawk (a few steps from this marker); Gilpin Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Train Trestle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colorado Central Railroad (approx. 0.4 miles away); Central City Opera (approx. one mile away); Central City (approx. one mile away); The Rose Haydee Building (approx. one mile away); The Ignatz Meyer Building (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Black Hawk.
 
Regarding Fick’s Carriage Shop.
Fick’s Carriage Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 1, 2009
2. Fick’s Carriage Shop Marker
The marker is to the left of the entrance.
This building has been 'renovated' and is now part of the Bull Durham Casino.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles
 
The Right side of Fick’s Carriage Shop image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 1, 2009
3. The Right side of Fick’s Carriage Shop
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 22, 2012, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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