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Gilpin Observer Archive

  • Central City, Colorado
  • 18981920

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The "Little Kingdom of Gilpin" sprouted up in the early 1860s, 40 miles west of Denver, where John H. Gregory first discovered four dollars' worth of gold in a single pan of dirt in 1859. The area was quickly named Gregory Gulch, and, as the Gilpin Observer noted on March 9, 1911, the discovery "put the first mark of verity upon the tales of Pike's Peak gold treasure that thus far had proved more mythical than true." Horace Greeley, editor of the New York Tribune, even traveled to Gregory Gulch in 1859 to "ascertain the facts about the new land of gold" (Gilpin Observer, March 9, 1911). On that visit, the Observer speculated, Greeley would have seen saw 5,000 "keen, alert, steel muscled gold seekers swarming the deep, narrow gash in the hills."

Archive Info

  • 8,144
  • Central City, Colorado
  • 18981920

Source Information

Gilpin Observer, 1898–1920 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: November 3, 2022

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Archive Info

  • 8,144
  • Central City, Colorado
  • 18981920

Source Information

Gilpin Observer, 1898–1920 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: November 3, 2022