Gold rush of 1859 present day Black Hawk Colorado USA
John H Gregory of Georgia discovered the first gold lode in Colorado on May 6, 1859. Originally called The Gregory Diggings then Mountain City. It's now on the border of Central City and Black Hawk Colorado about 40 miles from Denver. You can see the mine tailings or waste piled up in the tan colors dotting the hills. Black Hawk has moved historic houses here to make room for casinos after gaming passed in Colorado. Iam putting together a collection of images of this area so be sure to check them all out.
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