el ganeden d'esmareldas

the garden of emeralds

Georgetown, Colorado, US

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Georgetown First Presbyterian Church (Gothic Revival), built 1874

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Old Missouri Firehouse (Queen Anne/False Front), built 1875

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Georgetown Public School (Federal), built 1874, recently restored

Georgetown was established in 1859, during the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush. It is named after one of the founders, George Griffith. Though it never found much gold, it made good amounts of money off of silver, which caused large population growth. By 1893, Georgetown had more than 10,000 residents. After this, the town began to lose its population as silver deposits dwindled. Georgetown has been used as a filming location for many movies, and as of today, it has around 1,000 residents.

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Map of Georgetown, 1874

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Georgetown, date unknown

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