In fact, early gold discoveries were relatively meager, but to Americans on the East Coast eyeing the frontier, each report added impetus to head west. Soon, the Colorado gold rush was on, with covered wagons crossing the Great Plains to cries of “Pikes Peak or Bust!” Today, you can visit many of these historic Colorado towns and ride our historic railroads to see remnants of gold rush past.
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Historic Leadville Walking Tour | Leadville, Colorado
Leadville, a Victorian-era mining town, was once home to 30,000 residents. In its heyday, it saloons, dance halls, and brothels. Thanks to the profiting gold and silver mines, there was...
Elizabeth Bonduel "Baby Doe" McCourt Tabor - Socialite. Controversial wife of Horace Tabor, who was a silver mine owner in the days of the Colorado gold and silver booms of the 19th century. Despite wealth that allowed her to live a lifestyle that was beyond lavish, she died penniless and alone in Leadville, Colorado. She froze to death while living in a mine shack of the famous Matchless mine, which in its heyday produced $10,000 worth of silver ore per day.
Colorado Historic Churches - Charles McNamara
"Yet churches and synagogues evoke awareness of the cycles of life; they call to mind earnest prayer and resolve, the observances of birth, marriage and death. Preserving at least some of them helps retain communication across the generations." -- Read More Colorado Historic Churches is a photographic preservation project open to all documentary photographers. Please view the work of these dedicated photographers below. If you attended one of the churches, add a comment below. Don't forget…