Loco Steve

Loco Steve

Posted on 06/09/2013


Photo taken on December 21, 2010



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The California Zephyr crosses the South Platte River.

The California Zephyr crosses the South Platte River.
The South Platte River is really the Birthplace of Denver. Gold was found a few hundred yards upstream from here triggering the inevitable Gold Rush.....
The first decade of the boom was largely concentrated along the South Platte River at the base of the mountains, the canyon of Clear Creek in the mountains west of Golden, and South Park. As prospectors flooded the region in search of quick riches, the rapid population growth led to the creation of the Colorado Territory in 1861 and to the U.S. state of Colorado in 1876. The easy-to-reach gold deposits were largely played out by 1863 until another major strike was made in 1891 in the Cripple Creek area...
More Info... www.westernmininghistory.com/articles/11/page1

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