Publication: Privately printed, 1909, Central City
8 3/4" x 7 3/4" in brown pictorial wrappers. 36pp. including wrappers. Illustrations. History of the discovery of gold in Gilpin County by John H. Gregory in 1859 followed by a chapter on Pat Casey, an Irish prospector who struck it rich in Gilpin. A booklet to encourage individuals to come to Gilpin to mine for gold. "The time is past when mining investments are regarded as uncertain." There are few failures in mining and fortunes to be made .... even from mines of low grade! Information about the Newhouse Tunnel, a 4-plus mile mine drainage and access tunnel with its portal at Idaho Springs, Colorado. The tunnel intersected nearly all the major gold mines between Idaho Springs and Central City, and is the longest such drainage tunnel in the Central City-Idaho Springs mining district. Information on various mining sections to include potential. Also offers information on railway transportation, education, climate, population, mills, etc. At the bottom edge of several pages are cameos of individuals who came, worked, and profited in Central City. Along with a picture is the individual's name and his relationship to this mining area. Wonderful photographs throughout of people, mills, scenery, Gregory Hill, banks, court house, miners, Quartz Hill, railroad tracks, churches, aerial town scenes, etc. Wrappers with wear and scraping to spine along with light wear to the extremities, and former owners name and address written in ink at top left corner of front wrapper. Very good. A terrific collection of photos and with much valuable information.
Inventory Number: 44152