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    Golden Eye Candy – Patrick Klein – The New Mural – enlarge


    The Golden Library is closed today for staff training.

    9AM-1PM USPS Hiring Event @ Golden Post Office, 1100 Johnson Rd (map)
    Starting wages range $17.32 – $22.18 per hour. Apply on site – multiple positions. No need to pre-register. Apply Now

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    9-9:55AM Silver Sneakers Classic (Virtual)
    10-12AM DeLong Park Weed Busters @ DeLong Park
    10-10:30AM Call In: Mid-Morning Meditation (Virtual)

    5:30-11PM Stories Worth Telling Festival @ Buffalo Rose
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    6PM Mobility & Transportation Advisory Board Meeting @ City Hall – CANCELED – NO QUORUM


    5-8PM Howard Dlugash @ Golden Mill
    5-9PM Josh Blackburn @ Wrigley’s
    5:30PM Aftershock @ Dirty Dogs Roadhouse

    6-9PM Ross Henderson @ Buffalo Rose (Sky Bar Stage)
    6PM Morsel @ New Terrain Brewing
    8PM Karaoke @ Rock Rest Lodge

    COORS @ 150

    Coors Greenhouses and gardens shown in this photo from the Golden History Museum collection – enlarge

    For many years, Coors was known for the beautiful flowers that decorated their grounds and reception areas. They were grown in greenhouses and gardens on the brewery grounds. Transcript articles indicate that they began as a personal hobby of Coors family members. A 1910 article refers to banana trees in the greenhouse, “the special pride of Mr. Coors.” That would be the original Mr. Coors, founder of the brewery.

    After his death in 1929, his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Adolph Coors Jr. (Alice), seems to have adopted the growing operation. She was well-known for personally arranging the flowers on display around offices and receptions areas. Even after she lost her eyesight later in life, she continued to arrange them ‘by feel.” She died in 1970.

    Coors switched to producing malted milk during Prohibition. This photo from the Golden History Museum collection shows their greenhouses – enlarge.

    The Coors family employed full-time gardeners to maintain their fields and greenhouses. During the Depression, they sold flowers. During World War II, they raised food as well as flowers in the greenhouse. The greenhouse occasionally hosted group tours and was a favorite destination for the Golden Garden Club.

    Left photo (from a 2012 Reddit post) shows the greenhouse. Right photo (Google Satellite image) shows where the greenhouse used to be – enlarge.

    The original greenhouse was adjacent to the Coors family home. When the home was moved to make way for brewery expansion, the old greenhouse was demolished. A new, larger greenhouse (60×176 ft) was built in 1961. A 2012 thread on Reddit mentioned that the greenhouse was being demolished at that time.

    Thanks to the Golden History Museum for providing the online cache of historic Transcripts, and to the Golden Transcript for documenting our history since 1866!


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