Monthly Archives: April 2015

Weekly Register-Call – April 9, 2015

A Tailing Tale of Church Ranch In May 1861, newlyweds George and Sarah Church loaded up an ox cart for their honeymoon journey to the gold fields of Colorado. Their mainstay was a stash of homemade flat cakes made of mashed potatoes and plenty of cream and then dried in an oven. Sarah recounts in her diary, “We carried potatoes… Read more »

Weekly Register-Call – April 2, 2015

A Tailing Tale Dolores Spellman, Matriarch of Black Hawk Born January 10, 1933 in Chase Gulch, Dolores Blake Spellman proudly states she is the oldest native resident still living in Black Hawk. As I sat down with the town matriarch recently, she pointed out on a picture of the town every location that has been an integral part of her… Read more »