Come explore the history of the 1859 gold discovery that became known as the “Richest Square Mile on Earth.” Travel by van with our local professional guide and listen to the…
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Explore the ” Richest Square Mile on Earth” historic Gregory Diggins, ghost towns, mine ruins, and Masonic graveyard.
Come explore the history of the 1859 gold discovery that became known as the “Richest Square Mile on Earth.” Travel by van with our local professional guide and listen to the stories behind the people and see the places that made history in Colorado’s early mining country. Learn about Colorado mining history and gain an appreciation for current facts and laws that govern the industry today. Experience the deep and rich American mining history of Central City. Visit the famous Gregory Diggings, ghost towns, and mine ruins, and enjoy scenic views along the way.
- 5+ years Ages 5+ years
- 120 minutes Duration 120 minutes
VAN TOUR WITH PANNING & UNDERGROUND MINE VISIT
SITES OF INTEREST
Founded in 1859 during the Pike’s Peak gold rush, Central City was once considered the richest square mile on earth. As a federally designated historic mining district, the area is still rich in legends and old mining sites. Join Earth’s Treasures Tours for a fun-filled educational trip into the exciting past of Colorado’s mining heyday.
Gregory Diggings is just one of the many sites of interest on Earth Treasures Tours. Gregory Gulch was the original strike of gold that brought miners to the Central City-Black Hawk area. The memorial sign erected at the site reads: