Man's desire for the precious metals has taken him into remote areas of the earth. This untiring search for gold lead to the exploration of the canyons of the Rocky Mountains. In 1859 there appeared in an isolated mountain valley of northern Colorado, a small settlement, later to be known as Central City, that boomed suddenly, lived brilliantly, and died quickly, only to be revived in 1932.
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Gillespie, Mary Grace
"Sequent Occupance in the Central City Area, Colorado,"
Field and Laboratory: Vol. 8
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