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dc.contributor.authorRoach, Otto
dc.date1945?-1955?
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T05:57:34Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T09:21:22Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T05:57:34Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T09:21:22Z
dc.identifierlibimagesSC610
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11124/9920
dc.descriptionCentral City, Colorado. - Once the richest square mile in the world, this gold mining town has become one of the West's most romantic spots through the revival of its glory days. The annual Festival in the Central City Opera House, sponsored by the University of Denver, is a summer attraction which draws visitors from all over the world. Just behind the Teller House, seen in the middle of the photograph can be seen the roof of the stone Opera House. Central City is thirty-seven miles West of Denver.--Verso.
dc.descriptionCentral City, Colorado.
dc.descriptionCaption title.
dc.descriptionDate scanned: 2000-10-19.
dc.descriptionUnmounted; text on front and verso.
dc.descriptionIdentifier: SC610.
dc.descriptionRelated photograph and postcard: SC843, SC899.
dc.descriptionHeld in the Russell L. and Lyn Wood Mining History Archive, Arthur Lakes Library, Colorado School of Mines.
dc.description.abstractPostcard showing a view of Central City, Gilpin County, Colorado, with mines on the hills in the background. The photograph on the postcard was probably taken sometime between the late 1940s and the early 1950s. Central City came to be known as "the richest square mile on earth." In 1859 John Gregory discovered the Gregory lode in this area. Within months there were between 20,000 and 30,000 people in the area. During that first summer an estimated $1,500,000 to $2,000,000 in gold were recovered from easily worked surface deposits. As the digging got tougher, the population declined to a more stable level. Although more than one camp was established in the area, Central City grew faster and in 1861 became the Gilpin County seat.
dc.description.sponsorshipSponsored by the Colorado State Library, the regional library systems of Colorado, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.rightsRights management statement available at: http://library.mines.edu/digital/rights.html
dc.subjectGold mines and mining
dc.subjectMining towns
dc.titleCentral City, Colorado
dc.typeStillImage
dc.contributor.institutionArthur Lakes Library
dc.contributor.institutionColorado Digitization Project
dc.contributor.institutionRussell L. and Lyn Wood Mining History Archive
dc.contributor.institutionJumbo Post-Card Company


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