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  Colorado Gold Rush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Colorado Gold Rush was the boom in the prospecting and mining of gold in present-day Colorado in the United States that began in 1859 (when the land was still in the Kansas Territory) and lasted throughout the early 1860s.
It is still considered to be the largest gold rush in American history, and an intricate part of the history of the country in general.
The railroad lines built to haul gold from the mountains were a major part in creating the economic base of the region in the following decades, especially as Colorado experienced a companion mining boom in 1879 with the Colorado Silver Boom.
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 Gold rush: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Gold rushes were typically marked by a general buoyant feeling of a "free for all" in income mobility, in which any single individual might become abundantly wealthy almost instantly.
Gold rushes, by comparision, reflected a spontaneous grassroots (grassroots: more facts about this subject) capitalism (capitalism: An economic system based on private ownership of capital) akin to homestead (homestead: Dwelling that is usually a farmhouse and adjoining land) ing, but centered on mining rather than agriculture.
Colorado (Colorado: A state in west central United States in the Rocky Mountains) (1859), the Colorado Gold Rush (Colorado Gold Rush: the colorado gold rush was the boom in the prospecting and mining of gold in present-day...
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 California Gold Rush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The California Gold Rush was a period in American history marked by great world-wide interest concerning a gold discovery in Northern California.
Sutter wanted to suppress the fact that he had found gold because he was more concerned with expanding his utopian ideal of an agricultural empire than finding fortune in the cold American River.
As he predicted when he saw the gold nugget, Sutter was ruined as more and more of his agricultural workers left in search of gold and squatters invaded his land and stole his crops.
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 California Gold Rush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The California Gold Rush is generally considered to have ended in [1858], when the Colorado Gold Rush began.
The Gold Rush prompted considerable development in California, and sparked the building of the Panama Railway.
The Gold Rush also led to the destruction and often extinction of many indigenous cultures, languages, and peoples.
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 1849 Gold Rush   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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A gold rush is a period of feverish migration of workers into the area of a dramatic discovery of commercial quantities of gold.
The significance of gold rushes in history have given a longer life to the term, and it is now applied generally to capitalism to denote any economic activity in the participants aspire to race each other in common pursuit of a new and apparently highly lucrative market, often precipitated by an advance in technology.
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 Gold Hill, Colorado: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Gold Hill is a census-designated place (census-designated place: a census-designated place (cdp) is an area identified by the united states census...
The town is located above Gold Run, the the first lode discovery of gold in Colorado (at that time the area was part of the Nebraska Territory (Nebraska Territory: the nebraska territory was a historic, organized territory of the united states from...
By 1861, the year of the organized of the Colorado Territory (Colorado Territory: the colorado territory was a historic, organized territory of the united states that...
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 Mr. Sedivy - Colorado History - Pikes Peak or Bust
Settling Colorado / The Colorado Gold Rush of 1859
An 1895 gold rusher dies on the plains.
The gold strike in the Colorado Territory by John Gregory in 1859 revived the Pikes Peak rush.
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Colorado was admitted to statehood on August 1, 1876, during the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and today its official nickname is the Centennial State.
In the Colorado-Big Thompson and Fryingpan-Arkansas projects, water from the headwaters of the Colorado River, west of the divide, is transported by tunnel to the Eastern Slope.
Colorado became the 38th state to join the Union on August 1, 1876, and John L. Routt, the last territorial governor, was elected the first governor of the state of Colorado.
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I start with the years of the Colorado gold rush that occurred on the front range in about 1858 because this was the first time that truly average persons from the United States began coming to Colorado in large numbers.
Gold was reported to have been discovered in these regions, and soon people desperate for something better than what they had were making way to the Colorado gold fields.
The North park is the headwaters of the North Platte River, the Middle Park is the headwaters of the Colorado River, the South Park is the headwaters of the South Platte River, and the San Luis valley is located near the headwaters of the Rio Grande.
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 Colorado mining history photographs Mining Bureau History gold silver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Gold in quantities sufficient to awaken their hopes was found at several places, particularly at a point 16 miles upstream.
The news of Jackson's find and the display of his gold at Auralia, where he offered it in payment for tools and supplies, precipitated a rush of prospectors to the mountains and resulted in the spring of 1859 in the discovery of gold at many other places.
All the veins of the region were gold bearing in their surface-oxidized portions, and it was not until mining had been extended to the underlying sulphide-bearing ores that some of the veins were found to be rich in silver.
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 Fairplay, Colorado -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
A historic gold mining settlement, the town was founded in 1859 during the early days of the Colorado Gold Rush.
It is the largest community in the grassland basin of Colorado known as South Park, sitting at the northwest end of the basin at the junction of U.S. Highway 285 and Colorado State Highway 9.
Although it was founded during the initial placer mining boom, the mines in the area continued to produce gold and silver ore for many decades up through the middle of the 20th century.
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 Colorado State Capitol Building in Denver   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Colorado Gold Rush was begun In 1859 when John Gregory discovered "The Gregory Lode" in a gulch near Central City.
Within two weeks, the gold rush was on and within two months the population grew to 10,000 people in search of their fortune.
The rose marble was quarried at Yule Creek in Gunnison County at the foothills of the Greenhorn Mountains.
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 Colorado History - The History of Littleton, Colorado
Gold was discovered in the sands of Little Dry Creek, four miles north of the future site of Littleton.
Colorado adopted the territorial government by a vote to 1852 to 280.
A year later, the population of the territory of "Jefferson" (as Colorado was then called) was estimated at 48,000.
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 Gold Rush
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 Colorado Department of Personnel & Administration (DPA) Division of Information Technologies (DoIT)
William Green Russell discovered a small placer gold deposit near the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek in 1858 which spurred the gold rush in Colorado.
Colorado was the 38th state to join the Union.
Colorado was the second state in the nation to extend suffrage to women in 1894 after Wyoming.
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 Colorado QRP Club 2002 Great Colorado Gold Rush
I was editor of the weekly Register-Call of Central City, Colorado's oldest continuously published newspaper in Colorado.
A year earlier, small placer gold deposits were found in that old settlement, near the confluence of the South Platte River and Cherry Creek.
This time it's the rush to work all states, to join the ranks of DXCC, the desire to sound like a kilowatt but driven only by milliwatts - truly to rush to achieve the impossible.
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 The Argonauts
Excited as they were at seeing the first flash of color since their arrival in the mountains, the gold seekers soon realized that the area had long since been panned out.
On their tour they had unearthed some gold, “from one to ten cents worth in a panful of gravel,” according to Luke Tierney, but had been unsuccessful in finding the source of all this drifted gold.
News of the gold strikes had been carried back to the Missouri River Valley, where the frontier newspapers had picked up the story, embellished and exaggerated and printed it, until the meager finds had taken on the nature of a true bonanza.
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 Gold Rush History in Victor, Colorado
Interpretive signs show the various mines located on Battle Mountain, views of the City of Victor as it was in 1914 and as it looks today, a plan map of the geology of the district and the use of the sheave wheel and the procedure for dumping rock from the mine cars.
Victor was the working man’s town of the mining district, supplying homes for much of the labor force that brought the wealth of gold to the surface in the 500-plus gold mines that once operated in the mining district.
Stratton Hall at the Colorado School of Mines stands today as just another example of his largess and to his appreciation to the school for a course that he had taken in blowpipe analysis.
www.victorcolorado.com /history.htm   (1360 words)

 Colorado Mining History Photographs, Gold rush, Colorado mines, Colorado history, gold mining, Colorado gold, mining ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Colorado Mining History in Photographs - Stereoscopic Views Featuring an on-line museum of rare and important photographs from the Keller Colorado Mining photographic Collection.
The gold rush and early tourism of the state of Colorado.
Covering the early mining industry of the remote west in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with the discovery of gold in 1859.
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 Cherokee Trail -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The route was established in 1849 by wagon train headed to the gold fields in California.
The initial Cherokee expedition along the trail was a principal factor in the later exploitation of gold in the area during the 1859 Colorado Gold Rush.
William Green Russell, a Georgian with ties to the Cherokee who had prospected in California during the California Gold Rush, heard stories of the gold and organized the first prospecting expedition to the region in 1858.
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 Gold Seekers at Jimmy Camp
With the greening of the grass in the spring of 1859 goldseekers by the tens of thousands rushed over the trails to the new goldfields.
Charles Post was the final gold seeker of 1859 to leave a written record of his impressions of Jimmy Camp.
But never was it said - by any of the tens of thousands of gold seekes who passed through Jimmy Camp - that either they or their animals were able to drink the famous springs dry.
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 Gold Rush Casino - Colorado   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Gold Rush Hotel & Casino is the friendliest casino in town, With new owners and new management since April 9, 1999, we have a whole new look and attitude that focus on excellent customer service.
All of the rooms at the Gold Rush have been lavishly decorated in a truly Victorian manner.
The rates at the Gold Rush are affordable and if you're a member of the Gold Exchange Club, discounts may apply.
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Colorado School of Mines Geology Museum, Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, currently in Berthoud Hall, SM campus.
Colorado Tourism, by Tova Aragon and Sarah Zaske, an unpublished paper written for the Colorado State Archives, November, 1994.
Colorado Yule Marble: Building Stone of the Lincoln Memorial, Bulletin 2162, by Elaine S. McGee, United States Geological Survey, 1999, 43 pp.
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 Blacktie-Colorado | PREMIERE EVENTS
The opera is based on the true story of freed slave and Colorado pioneer Aunt Clara Brown, who was re-united with her daughter after 60 years of separation because of slavery.
Miss Sandy is the 2003 Central City Opera apprentice and recipient of the 2003 Guild Apprentice Artist Award and recently sang the roles of Elizabeth Proctor in “The Crucible,” L'Enfant in “L'Enfant et les Sortileges” and Gretel in “Hansel and Gretel,” all with the University of North Texas Opera Theatre.
Roger Baker, author of Clara, an Ex-Slave in Gold Rush Colorado, the book that the opera "Gabriel's Daughter" was based on, was also in attendance.
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 Racing Pigeon Digest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The 2nd Annual Colorado Gold Rush Race held on October 15, 2005.
The concept of the Colorado Gold Rush Race started in 2002 when Denver hosted the AU Convention.
The five equal winners on the drop were, in order of clocking: The Gomez Brothers from Colorado; Andy Alvarez from Colorado; Steve Dermer from Wyoming; Lucky 7 Loft from Illinois and Chris Peeman from Texas.
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 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Nation -- Company explores reviving slice of Colorado's gold mining past
DENVER –; A mine that helped launch the 1859 Colorado gold rush and helped part of the Colorado Rockies earn the title of the “Richest Square Mile on Earth” could be coming back to life, right on the edge of a multimillion-dollar gambling town.
Casinos have replaced gold as the lure for visitors since 1990, when Colorado voters legalized limited-stakes gambling in 1990 in the old mining towns of Central City, neighboring Black Hawk and Cripple Creek.
He remembers sitting in a bar, watching locals write the latest per-ounce gold price on a chalk board and listening to speculation about how high it would have to go before the mines started humming again.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/nation/20060330-1432-wst-minerevival.html   (758 words)

 Hiking, Skiing,& Gold Rush History in the Colorado Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Hiking in Colorado, Gold Rush and Mining History in Colorado
Historian and hiker Mary Ellen Gilliland, a popular Colorado author, gives readers a gateway to the Colorado peak experience.
The mineral rush history is dynamic and colorful, enlivened by a parade of saints and sinners who marched across the early-day scene.
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