In the spring of 1858, Colorado’s Front Range area was uncharted and inhabited only by natives. But by the close of 1859, 100,000 fortune seekers had thoroughly explored the Front Range, north of Pueblo to the Wyoming border. In their quest for gold, they left their footprints on the landscape, establishing dozens of settlements and blazing numerous trails. This presentation will teach you about Colorado’s gold rush and how this important chapter of history influenced Colorado maps of today.
Free for GCHA members; $5 for non-members.
For more information call 970.725.3939 or Serena@grandcountyhistory.org