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Detail from the Birdís-eye view of Black Hawk Marker image, Touch for more information
By Barry Swackhamer, July 1, 2009
Detail from the Birdís-eye view of Black Hawk Marker
Colorado (Gilpin County), Black Hawk — Birdís-eye view of Black Hawk
Gilpin County, Colorado Black Hawk History Take an adventure in & around this venerable, most informative lithograph: This birdís-eye view of Black Hawk shows Gregory Gulch at the top of the mapís center – and Chase Gulch to the right . . . — Map (db m51885) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Black Hawk — Colorado Central Railroad
On this site stood the Colorado Central Railroadís “Quartz Mill Depot”. The structure was constructed by William Loveland from the remnants of the New York Mill. To accomplish this, large doors were built into the building. The tracks, . . . — Map (db m93084) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Black Hawk — Fickís Carriage Shop
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 . . . — Map (db m51883) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Black Hawk — Gilpin Hotel
One of Black Hawkís newer buildings, the 1896 structure was built by Julius Kline (or Klein), replacing an earlier wood building that was the site of Black Hawkís first school. It operated sporadically throughout the 20th century under a variety of . . . — Map (db m51882) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Black Hawk — Train Trestle
Gilpin County, Colorado Black Hawk History Gregory Street Crossing The Colorado Southern Narrow Gauge Railroad (originally the Colorado Central Railroad) was vital to Black Hawk. During the late 1800ís aside from rugged wagon roads, it . . . — Map (db m51886) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Central City — Central City
[Three panels on this marker describe the history of Central City, Colorado] [Panel 1] Heritage Tourism Central City is a hidden gem set high in the mountains above the thriving front range hustle and bustle. A trip to Central . . . — Map (db m51828) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Central City — Central City Opera
The Central City Opera House was built in 1878 by Welsh and Cornish miners. This National Historic Landmark, centerpiece of the historic gold mining town of Central City, has hosted performances of the nationís fifth-oldest opera company since 1932. . . . — Map (db m51831) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Central City — The AOUW Building
One of the brick “fire proof” buildings which was destroyed in the fire of 1874 was Abraham Jacobsí old store, located on this site. By August, a new one story building had been completed here and the old store was back in business for . . . — Map (db m51833) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Central City — The Ignatz Meyer Building
The major fire in Central City on May 21, 1874 nearly wiped out the commercial district of the city. The new building was completed by November 1st of the same year and B.F. Pease operated a dry goods store at the location for nearly 10 years. For a . . . — Map (db m51834) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Central City — The Rose Haydee Building
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 . . . — Map (db m51835) HM
Colorado (Gilpin County), Central City — Washington Hall
Erected 1863 as Gregory Miners Court First District Court in Colorado Territory County Court House 1868 – 1900 — Map (db m51836) HM

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