Mines of Clear Creek County

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Overview
In 1859, "Pikes Peak or bust!" spread across America and brought men and their families from all over to the Kansas goldfields seeking a new beginning. Thousands came to Clear Creek and Gilpin Counties and eventually settled all of Colorado. The mining communities of Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Empire, Silver Plume, Dumont, and Lawson all exist because of the pursuit of gold and silver. Gold was initially easy to get to, but in time, underground mineral development was necessary. New technologies and the Industrial Revolution made mining easier, but there was still work to be done to establish local fire departments, churches, schools, and governments.
Details
ISBN: 9781467130349
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: Colorado
Series: Images of America
Images: 222
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Local historian Ben M. Dugan has researched and gathered photographs since he was a youth. He grew up in Empire—an important gold-mining community in Clear Creek County—five miles from the major silver-producing mining center of Georgetown.