Leadville to celebrate 150 years of mining

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From The Pueblo Chieftain (Tracy Harmon):

The April 1860 discovery of gold in California Gulch by Leadvillite Abe Lee set this town on its mining path filled with plenty of colorful characters and their rags-to-riches stories. The 150th anniversary celebration of mining in Leadville is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. April 24 at the National Mining Hall of Fame and Museum, 120 W. Ninth St. The event will begin with tours of the museum and a wine tasting. A three-course gourmet dinner will follow at 7 p.m…A silent auction and Victorian dance featuring the music of the Shadow Mountain Sting Band will follow starting at 9 p.m. Victorian or miners’ attire is encouraged. Cost is $80 per person or $150 per couple or $20 per person for dance-only tickets. Reservations for the event are requested by Monday by calling 1-719-486-1229.

One Response to Leadville to celebrate 150 years of mining

  1. Donlyn says:

    Hello – my Arbuthnot family was up at California Gulch, looking for gold in 1859. You can read more about my family and their search for gold on my blog. This event looks like it would have been a lot of fun. — Donlyn, HomesteadOrigins.blogspot.com

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