Monthly Archives: October 2014

Weekly Register-Call | October 30, 2014

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A TAILING TALE Clara Brown Community Leader and Philanthropist  Clara Brown was born into slavery near Fredericksburg, Virginia on January 1, 1800. At a young age, she and her mother were sold to a Virginian tobacco farmer who eventually moved to Kentucky. At eighteen-years-old, Clara married a slave named Richard and together they had four children: Richard, Margaret, Paulina Ann and Eliza Jane…. Read more »

Weekly Register-Call | October 23, 2014

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A TAILING TALE Over the past few weeks, I have had the pleasure of spending several hours on two separate occasions with Richard (Dick) Ummel of Skyline properties in Black Hawk. Dick has spent the better part of his adult life compiling a most impressive collection of photographs, maps, charts, books and stories on mining and miners in the Gilpin… Read more »

Weekly Register-Call | October 16, 2014

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A Tailing Tale From the memoires of E.W. (Ande) Andree Buried in Mountain Snow It seemed that our efforts would be in a short time crowned with success. Our cabin completed, our quartz pulled down from the mine and the quartz mill about ready to grind, though our provisions were getting below the standard mark, we all felt optimistic. Our… Read more »

Weekly Register-Call | October 2, 2014

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A Tailing Tale I’m begging you readers out there to send me your tales. I’ve received a number of compliments on the column and folks say they love reading the stories, but I am having great difficulty getting those of you with tales to tell to send them to me. Therefore, having received no submissions this week, I’ve decided to… Read more »

Weekly Register-Call | September 25, 2014

A Tailing Tale This week’s Tale comes from Charles and Mary Ramstetter of Golden Gate Canyon. Charles was born in the old Eight-mile house in Golden Gate Canyon and Mary grew up in Golden. Charles and Mary run a commercial cow-calf operation in Golden Gate Canyon. They have four children and four grandchildren. Their registered cattle brand, read by brand… Read more »

Weekly Register-Call | September 18, 2014

A Tailing Tale This week’s Tale comes from a contributor who prefers to remain anonymous. Our submitter is a descendent of Alfred Payne, former employee of the Dalton stamp mill. The story of the first bakery in Black Hawk is one of many documented and handed down through several generations. First Bakery in Black Hawk Like thousands of others, in… Read more »

Weekly Register-Call | September 11, 2014

A Tailing Tale This week’s tale comes from Vicki and David Andree of Erie, Colorado. David’s great-great-grandfather was Ernst Andree who arrived at Gregory Gulch on July 9, 1860. The first submission from Mr. Andree’s memoirs appeared in the August 21, 2014 edition of The Register-Weekly Call. (Continued from July 4 in Denver) Along the hillside near us, Edward Landcliff,… Read more »