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The Ghosts of Gilman

Presented by Pikes Peak Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society at Colorado Springs Fire Station #19 (community room), Colorado Springs CO

Oct 16 2018
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Currently an abandoned mining town in Eagle County, Colorado, Gilman was originally founded in 1886 during the Colorado Silver Boom and became a center for lead and zinc mining. Geoscientist, Steven Veatch, will explore the town’s significance in the broader context of Colorado and western American history. He’ll present the archaeological record of Gilman along with rare photographs and videos that best illustrate the story of Gilman.

Currently an abandoned mining town in Eagle County, Colorado, Gilman was originally founded in 1886 during the Colorado Silver Boom and became a center for lead and zinc mining.

Join us to hear the story of Gilman’s four phases: (1) Gilman as a 19th century boomtown. (2) Gilman as a model company town under the ownership of New Jersey Zinc. (3) Gilman’s role in fueling a thriving mid-20th century American economy. (4) Gilman as a toxic wasteland after 100 years of environmental

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Colorado Springs Fire Station #19 (community room)

2490 Research Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80920

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