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    Lot of Three Mining Stereoviews: Black Hawk & Central City, Colorado, ca. 1880s. In 1859, John Gregory discovered "The Gregory Lode" in a gulch near Central City. Within two weeks, the gold rush was on and within two months the population grew to 10,000 people seeking their fortunes. William Byers, founder of the Rocky Mountain News, and some companions pitched their tents on open ground squarely in the center of the mining district. Thus Central City was born and was soon the leading mining center in Colorado. It came to be known as "The Richest Square Mile on Earth".

    The first two birdseye view Stereoviews are of "Black Hawk" & "Central City", both are photographed by Reed & McKenney of Central City, Colorado. The third birdseye view of Central City, Colorado was photographed by W. G. Chamberlain of Denver. A paper tag on verso from Chamberlain's studio gives facts about the area of Central City, and that the C. C. R. R. is only a 45 mile ride. Two measure approximately 3.50" x 7", the other 4" x 7".

    Condition:
    Very good-fine, mounts have very light soiling.


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    Auction Dates
    June, 2008
    13th Friday
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