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 »

Weekly Register-Call | September 4, 2014

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A Tailing Tale This week’s tale comes from Stephanie Waters of Manitou Springs, Colorado. Stephanie learned the art of storytelling at the knee of her southern born grandmother. She has a degree in liberal arts and is a self-described armchair philosopher and history geek. She is the owner of Blue Moon Haunted History Tours and founder of the Spirits of Colorado Paranormal Convention. The author… Read more »

Weekly Register-Call | August 28, 2014

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A Tailing Tale This week’s tale comes from Joan (Allander) Pomeroy who lived about one mile north of Black Hawk between the 1952 and 1962.  Joan has written several articles for the Register Weekly-Call and one of her first pieces The Ghost of the Black Hawk Grade School is available on the internet. Mystery Fires! Nineteen-fifty two was so long… Read more »

Weekly Register-Call | August 21, 2014

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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 and settled in Black Hawk Point for two years. In March of 1862, Ernst received a letter from a friend informing him of disastrous fires in his home town of Milwaukee,… Read more »

Weekly Register-Call | August 14, 2014

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A Tailing Tale We hit the jackpot this week folks with two wonderful tales from the 1860’s. The Flood Our first story is told by Betty Hershwig of Wheatridge of her great-great-great-grandparents, Emma and Will Russell Emma and Will homesteaded a small plot of land in Clear Creek Canyon where they built a cabin and several small out buildings. Probably… Read more »

Weekly Register-Call | July 31, 2014

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A Tailing Tale Many a tale is told, retold, embellished and preserved of events that took place during the Colorado gold rush of 1859. Just as the mine tailings throughout Gilpin County, hold promises of undiscovered treasure these tales hold historical treasures of their own. According to Robert L. Brown, author of Central City and Gilpin County Then and Now,… Read more »