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The Idaho Springs Siftings-News Archive

  • Idaho Springs, Colorado
  • 19021921

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In January 1859, George A. Jackson, while casually panning for gold at his camp in the mountains west of the rough mining settlement of Denver City, Colorado, struck it rich, washing out several gold nuggets in his drinking cup. The news of Jackson's discovery helped set off the Pike's Peak Gold Rush. Jackson's original camp changed names several times as it swelled with "Fifty-Niners" seeking the next motherlode: Jackson's Diggings, Sacramento City, Idahoe, and finally Idaho Springs. By 1866, the gold deposits began to decline, but increased silver mining in the area buoyed Idaho Springs. The Silver Panic of 1893 brought about major economic decline, but the development of logging and ranching kept the town afloat.

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  • 8,393
  • Idaho Springs, Colorado
  • 19021921

Source Information

The Idaho Springs Siftings-News, 1905–1921 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: November 10, 2022

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Archive Info

  • 8,393
  • Idaho Springs, Colorado
  • 19021921

Source Information

The Idaho Springs Siftings-News, 1905–1921 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2024. Last updated: November 10, 2022