Gregory Diggings - Black Hawk, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 48.014 W 105° 30.018
13S E 457170 N 4405705
Quick Description: Gregory Gulch was the original strike of gold that brought miners to the Central City-Black Hawk area
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 8/4/2010 2:46:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM9DBW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member mr.volkswagen
Views: 7

Long Description:
The plaque reads:

"[State of Colorado Seal]
This Memorial is the
Property of the State of Colorado

On this ground, later know as the
GREGORY DIGGINGS
John H. Gregory of Georgia
discovered the first gold lode
in Colorado on May 6, 1859.
This discovery inaugurated the
permanent development of Colorado.
This district has produced
$85,000,000 in Gold [1932 prices]

Erected by
The State Historical Society of Colorado
from The Mrs. I. N. Hall Foundation
and by
State Civil Service Employees of Colorado
1932"

For great reading, (visit link) .
Group or Groups Responsible for Placement:
The State Historical Society of Colorado from The Mrs. I. N. Hall Foundation and by State Civil Service Employees of Colorado


County or City: Black Hawk

Date Dedicated: 1932

Check here for Web link(s) for additional information: [Web Link]

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