Monthly Archives: May 2015

Weekly Register-Call – May 21, 2015

A Tailing Tale of Wink’s Lodge of Lincoln Hills During the 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan was at its height of power in Colorado. In the election of 1924, the Klan won control of the Colorado House of Representatives and saw its favorite, Clarence Morley, elected governor. Denver Mayor Benjamin Stapleton was friendly to the Klan and it was common… Read more »

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Weekly Register-Call – May 14, 2015

A Tailing Tale of God in the Gold Fields of Colorado In 1858, when, twenty miles west of Denver, in Central City and Black Hawk, a major strike of gold was made, prospectors from across the country and around the world came to Colorado. By 1860, the region boasted 34,277 residents. Along with the prospectors came miners, merchants, farmers, a wealth… Read more »

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Weekly Register-Call – May 7, 2015

A Tailing Tale of Verena Kepler, Pioneer Woman Photographer Thanks to David Forsyth, Executive Director of Gilpin County Historical Society for this story. From the moment gold was discovered in 1859, Black Hawk and Central City were popular destinations for thousands of people, including photographers. Hundreds of photographers moved in and out of the two towns, photographing people, buildings, mines, trains,… Read more »

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Weekly Register-Call – April 30, 2015

A Tailing Tale of May West “Come up and see me sometime.” Many thanks to David Forsyth, Executive Director of Gilpin County Historical Society, for this tale. When Mae West arrived in Denver in July 1949 to perform her play “Diamond Lil” at the Central City Opera House, it seemed as if she was the biggest star ever to visit… Read more »

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Weekly Register-Call – April 23, 2015

A Tailing Tale The Life and Times of George Nelson In 1931, President Herbert Hoover led our struggling country through the great depression. The U.S. adopted the Star Spangled Banner as our national anthem, and on May 7, George Nelson was born in a little hospital on the corner of Broadway and Alpine in Boulder, Colorado. The first child born… Read more »

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