Monthly Archives: February 2016

A Tailing Tale of Twins and Dynamite . . . What could go wrong!

From “Life in the Early Days” By James K. Ramstetter Permission of use granted by Mary Ramstetter. We Run Out of Wood It was late in January 1922. We had several very heavy snow storms and the weather was terribly cold. As a matter of fact, it was so cold that sun dogs were showing every morning. A sun dog… Read more »

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A Tailing Tale of Prohibition in Golden Gate Canyon

From “Life in the Early Days” By James K. Ramstetter Permission of use granted by Mary Ramstetter. Life During Prohibition When Prohibition was ratified in January, 1919, it did not seem to have any immediate effect on the Golden Gate Canyon community. However, the county still wanted liquor even though it was outlawed. It didn’t take long for people to… Read more »

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A Tailing Tale of a little snow in Golden Gate Canyon

From “Life in the Early Days” By James K. Ramstetter Permission of use granted by Mary Ramstetter. Snow Storm of 1913 The weather in Golden Gate Canyon is varied. Most of the time, even in the middle of winter, the weather is pleasant and the roads are passable. There were times when floods and heavy snows blocked travel. Snow was,… Read more »

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A Tailing Tale of the Wild Ramstetter Twins

From “Life in the Early Days” By James K. Ramstetter Permission of use granted by Mary Ramstetter. I spent my early childhood either in Golden or out in the country not far from Golden. My earliest memory, and a faint one at that, was being sat on by several fat women in Dr. Kelly’s office, who were holding me down… Read more »

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A Tailing Tale of the Ramstetter Donkeys

(From: Life in the Early Days by James K. Ramstetter. Permission of use given by Mary Ramstetter) The Donkeys Much of our young life was spent with donkeys. We used them from the time we were seven years old till we reached the age of fourteen; we then outgrew them and went to using horses. We had about four miles… Read more »

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A Tailing Tale of the Golden Gate Canyon Route to Gilpin County

(From: Life in the Early Days by James K. Ramstetter. Permission of use given by Mary Ramstetter) Since this is about the history of Golden Gate Canyon area, it would perhaps be best to describe it in detail. The route which starts at Denver and ends at Central City was about 38 miles long. From Denver to Golden the country… Read more »

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