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A Tailing Tale of Alfred D. Gambell

Published February 22, 2018 in the Weekly Register-Call Colorado Pioneer Born January 27, 1822, to Seth and Retsey (Thayer) Gambell, in Richard County, Ohio, Alfred grew to manhood on his parent’s farm and attended the local school. In 1844, when he was twenty-two years old, he made his way to the shores of Lake Erie and secured a job on a… Read more »

A Tailing Tale of Jeanne Hostetler – Part 2

Published September 21, 2017 in the Weekly Register-Call My grandparents were Henry A. and Vina S. Ramstetter. My Grandfather Henry’s parents homesteaded the Guy Hill Ranch, and what follows are some of my most treasured memories. During World War II, my dad was in the Navy; Uncle Walt was in the Army, and Uncle Paul was in the Merchant Marines. Once… Read more »

A Tailing Tale of Charlie the Church Mouse

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Published  July14, 2016 in the Weekly Register-Call St. James Methodist Church Through the Eyes of a Church Mouse On Sunday, July 10, 2016, St. James Methodist Church celebrated their 157th anniversary as a congregation, and I was bestowed the honor of being asked to present the sermon on this auspicious occasion. What follows is the text from my sermon with edits… Read more »

A Tailing Tale of Emmy Wilson and the Glory Hole Tavern

This tale of Emmy Wilson and the Glory Hole Tavern comes from an article written by David Forsyth and published in the 2005 Winter edition of Colorado Heritage magazine. For the complete article containing much more fascinating information about Emmy, her family, the Glory Hole, and the gambling raids of 1949, check out that issue. Colorado Mining Millionaire Eben Smith… Read more »

A Tailing Tale of Spirit Seekers of Gilpin County

On October 24, 2015, as a fundraiser for the Gilpin County Historical Society, Spirit Realm Investigative Project (SRIP), will host Paranormal Night with the Spirits. This very intimate investigation into the spirit realm will be held in the Gilpin Historical Museum, which has a reputation for it spirit activity. Tickets are still available through the museum at (303)582-5283. According to SRIP… Read more »

A Tailing Tale of a Stroehle House Tea

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On September 12th, I was honored to attend one of the annual Stroehle House teas as a guest of the Gilpin County Historical Society. The tea was yummy and the foods scrumptious. Sharing the time with several lovely ladies, hearing about the history of the Stroehle House from Lynn Politt, and listening to the story of Minnie Morgan from Anne… Read more »

A Tailing Tale of Miss Maggie Maguire – 1874

Many thanks to Karen Sullivan of Westminster, Colorado for sharing her amazing collection of books, magazines and news articles regarding Central City and the Gilpin County area. The following composition by Maggie Maguire comes from one of Karen’s books, “Mining Gold to Mining Wallets – Central City, Colorado 1859-1999,” and is one she felt particularly interested in as the name… Read more »