From the earliest of times to today, gold has been a precious metal sought and treasured by many. Linda Bjorklund recounts the search and uses of gold from ancient times to the hardrock, panning, placer, and dredging operations in Park County Colorado.
Most of the miners who flooded into Colorado had no knowledge of geology or mining techniques. Many, barely able to read and write, just dropped everything and came in the hope of making huge fortunes. After the initial hardships, they learned what to look for and how to make initial tests to discover where the gold was (or wasn’t).
They found that quartz was often present in the vicinity of gold deposits, so looked for rock that was white with shades of brown or maroon.
They learned to look for places where streams suddenly widened, or where sand bars extended from the banks. Boulders, potholes or other hiding places that gold might have been deposited as water flowed through were good spots to check.
Commissioneer, Park County Planning Commission Board of Trustees, South Park Historical Foundation Board of Directors, Park County Local History Archives Board of Directors, Park County Historical Society Board of Directors, Woodside Park HOA President, Fairy Lamp Club Volunteer Website Administrator for several non-profit organizations
The Life and Times of Elizabeth Entriken and Joseph Barnett Publicado 01 de agosto de 2015
Clarke's Fairy Lamps Publicado 14 de diciembre de 2014
Over Boreas Pass Publicado 10 de marzo de 2013
South Park City Publicado 16 de septiembre de 2011
The Fairplay Cook Book Publicado 06 de marzo de 2011
Glass Collections Across the Country Publicado 28 de febrero de 2011
Burros-n-Bronchos How the West was Really Won Publicado 11 de marzo de 2009
The Burro Book Publicado 30 de junio de 2008