“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Golden in Jefferson County, Colorado — The American Mountains (Southwest)

Goosetown Tavern

GOOSETOWN TAVERN marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Flint, May 3, 2015
Inscription. In Golden's early days this area was called Goosetown neighborhood. The origin of the name is uncertain. The first residents were mostly German immigrants who worked at local breweries, rail yards and smelters. Their homes were simple, wood frame buildings. The Goosetown Tavern, constructed on this site for Julius Schultz in 1873 and originally known as Schultz's grocery, was an elegant structure with a prominent front porch veranda. It served over the years as a bakery, grocery and tavern. The tavern at 300 10th Street was renamed Sam's Land in the mid 1970s and razed in 1998.
Erected by City of Golden Downtown Landmark, Historic Preservation Board. (Marker Number 5JF1798.)
Location. 39° 45.61′ N, 105° 13.108′ W. Marker is in Golden, Colorado, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of 10th Street and Vasquez Street, on the right when traveling west on 10th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 10th Street, Golden CO 80401, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 700 Tenth Street (approx. ¼ mile away); Ferrell/Berthoud Home (Miners Hotel) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Greeley’s Crossing
GOOSETOWN TAVERN Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Flint, May 3, 2015
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Horace Greeley’s Crossing Point (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Boston Company (approx. 0.3 miles away); Winter Wind on the Mesa (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bridge Load Ordinance Background (approx. 0.3 miles away); 922 Washington Avenue (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Golden.
More about this marker. Marker is along the SE edge of the parking lot, which is across 10th Street from the Miller-Coors office building. Approaching this area from the east the road is designated West 44th Ave., and becomes 10th Street in Golden.
Also see . . .
1. Remembering the Goosetown Tavern. The Golden Museums page for the Goosetown Tavern. (Submitted on May 4, 2015.) 

2. Goosetown Tavern - About Us. ...Goosetown is named for a former bar of the same name in Golden, Colorado where German immigrants once communed. A German immigrant, Julius Shultz, originally built the Goosetown Tavern in 1873. Until its demise, the original Goosetown Tavern was the oldest continually licensed tavern in Colorado. It originally acquired its quirky moniker from
Goosetown Tavern image. Click for full size.
By Richard Flint, October 17, 1997
3. Goosetown Tavern
Goosetown Tavern (Sam’s Land) as it looked on its last day of business, October 17, 1997.
the nickname of the community it served. The German immigrants who settled in the foothills around Golden brought with them their fondness for waterfowl and created many ponds and lakes to encourage migrating geese to stay in Golden. Their scheme worked and the district became known as Goosetown. Upon demolition of the original bar in 1998 to make room for a parking lot, John Hickenlooper, founder of the Wynkoop Brewing Company, salvaged the front and back bars and booths in an effort to capture the essence of the original Goosetown Tavern and restored them to their present location.
(Submitted on May 4, 2015.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2015, by Richard Flint of Golden, Colorado. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 4, 2015, by Richard Flint of Golden, Colorado. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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