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Gold mines and mining

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

Arline Moehrke for Colorado Reflections

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Identifier: couda-moehrke
Overview Arline Moehrke reflects on her life in Rocky Ford and Cripple Creek and growing up on a farm. Father was known as a machine man in the gold mines, using a jackhammer to drill holes for dynamite to blast. Moehrke discussed the impact of World War I on mining towns. Moehrke discusses the Cripple Creek fire department, mining history of the town, the flu epidemic of 1918, and the Tramway strike in Denver in 1920.
Dates: Date Not Yet Determined

Charles Fish for Colorado Reflections

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Identifier: couda-fish
Overview Charles Fish moved to Colorado in 1937 and worked in Blackhawk and Central City at the Bobtail tunnel on the Mammoth vein and at mines in Idaho Springs. Fish reflects on his career as a gold miner and recalls working conditions, pay, and the dangers of mining. Discusses his involvement in the Boy Scouts, his time serving in World War II, and his move to Colorado Springs.
Dates: Date Not Yet Determined

Charlie H. Johnson for Colorado Reflections

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Identifier: couda-johnson
Overview Charlie H. Johnson, historian and author, describes the history of the Central City Opera House. Built in 1878, the Central City Opera House was funded by the community and provided a place for entertainment for miners, pioneers, homesteading families, businessmen, and citizens of Central City. Johnson relays the history of the building and the key people involved with the origination, restoration, and preservation of the opera house.
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Jeanne Williams for Colorado Reflections

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Identifier: couda-williams
Overview Jeanne Williams, author of historical novels, reflects on her childhood growing up in Kansas and Oklahoma. Williams discusses her books, "Valiant Woman," "Harvest of Fury," and many others which are based on the history of the West. Promoting her newest novel "Valiant Woman," Williams discusses westward expansion after the Mexican American War and Civil War and the industries present including mining, trapping, trade, farming, and more. Discusses her research for her novels, particularly the...
Dates: Date Not Yet Determined

Lewis J. Carter for Colorado Reflections

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Identifier: couda-carter
Overview Lewis J. Carter, a former judge in Central City, reflects on his life in Central City and Blackhawk and the history of the area. Discusses the start of Central City as a mining camp, the large immigrant population, and working in the mines. Reflects on his first political position on the City Council and his political career from there including his time in the state legislature and then as a judge in Central City. Discusses the impact of World War I on the mining industry and Central City's...
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Robert Brown for Colorado Reflections

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Identifier: couda-brown_pikes
Overview Robert (Bob) Brown, retired teacher and author, discusses how Pike's Peak got its name. Explains what Colorado looked like before it became a territory or state and the formation of different towns and cities in Colorado. Brown discusses the how the Gold Rush, which brought people out West to Colorado, was precipitated by the "Panic of 1857," an economic depression. Discusses how people traveled out west, mostly by stagecoaches, by the Santa Fe Trail, the Oregon Trail, or the Smoky Hill Trail.
Dates: Date Not Yet Determined