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    Party Day and a Great Old Photo

    Golden Eye Candy – Richard Luckin – Goldenrod Season – enlarge


    What’s Happening in Golden Today?

    8AM-1PM National Public Lands Day Clear Creek Cleanup @ Clear Creek Canyon Park
    8AM-1PM Golden Farmers Market @ Golden Library west parking lot
    9-10AM Zumba (Virtual)
    9-10:30AM Geology of Jeffco Open Space Parks @ Lookout Mountain Nature Center

    10AM-5PM Member Appreciation Day @ Foothills Art Center
    Whether you’re an avid class participant, art lover, artist, youth summer class parent, or a long-time supporter, we are incredibly grateful that you’re a member! Come and mingle with the staff, enjoy some delicious food and drinks, and get your hands dirty with an artful activity. Not a Member but want to join in on the fun? Memberships start at just $30 annually! Sign up today.

    10AM-4PM Art for a Cause (World Vision’s Ukrainian Refugee Crisis Fund) @ First Presbyterian Church
    10AM-12PM Wild West Walking Tour
    10AM-3PM Brunch at the Rose @ Buffalo Rose
    10:15AM Family Time @ Golden Library

    11AM-6PM Wild West Oktoberfest @ Foss Parking Lot
    The gates will open at 11AM. YoColorado, Pete Coors and the mayor/City Manager will kick off the event at 11:50 with the “First Pour” and a bit of history on the event and it’s tie to Golden – past and future. The beer, music, food, and fun will continue till 6PM. This will be followed by after-parties at both the Golden Mill and the Miners Saloon.

    2 and 7PM A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Golden High School
    2-5PM Wild West Pub Crawl – Sold Out
    3-5PM Kombucha A-Z: Intro to Kombucha and How to Start Your Own Home Brew with Jessica Peng @ Earth Sweet Botanicals
    4-5PM Wild West Short Tour

    5-8PM Western Night at the Museum @ Golden History Museum
    Wear your best western garb and dusty boots to Western Night at the Museum. Bring your friends and enjoy a truly Golden night out while supporting the Friends of Golden History Museum & Park. For this fundraiser, the Museum will be transformed into a rustic atmosphere of Golden’s past while featuring today’s fun and excitement!

    • tasty BBQ from Seasoned Swine
    • Coors beer to complement dinner
    • delicious local desserts from Soozy’s Sweets
    • live music from Golden’s own Derek Hall
    • rope twirlers from the Westernaires
    • exciting door prizes from Golden merchants

    5PM CSM Men’s Soccer – MSOC vs Adams State @ Stermole Soccer Stadium
    7:30PM CSM Women’s Soccer – WSOC vs Adams State @ Stermole Soccer Stadium
    7:30-10PM Golden Ghosts & Spirits Tour
    7:30PM HAIR @ Miners Alley Playhouse


    Live Music

    Today at the Buffalo Rose

    11AM-2PM Jon Eric Farmer @ Buffalo Rose (Sky Bar Stage)
    12-2PM Elise Falkenstein @ Tributary Food Hall
    1PM Still the Same @ Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
    4PM Parkside @ Wrigley’s
    5-8PM Ethan Michael and the Fuzzheads @ Goosetown Station
    5PM John Till @ Over Yonder

    6-9PM Matt Weatherbee &The Gnarbillys @ Golden Mill
    7-10PM Chris Child @ Buffalo Rose (Sky Bar Stage)
    7PM Pennysick @ Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
    9PM Karaoke @ Ace Hi Tavern


    Golden History Moment

    South Golden Road, 1981 – Golden Transcript, 7/28/1981 – enlarge

    There was a lot of interest in yesterday’s article about South Golden Road’s transition from “cow pasture” to business district, so I thought I’d share the photo below, which gives a longer view of the same terrain, 50 years earlier.

    Photo stamped “Credit Colorado Historical Society” with “1932” hand-written – enlarge

    Marcie Miller gave me this photo, in the form of a large print. The back of the photo says to Credit the Colorado Historical Society and has “1932” hand written.

    Excerpt from “Map of Denver and Surroundings” – Hotchkiss Map Company – courtesy, Jefferson County archives – enlarge

    Based on the map above, which is approximately the same vintage, I think that’s the intersection of what we’d now call “South Golden Road” and “Ulysses Street.” The railroad tracks that appear a bit higher on the mountain are the Denver & Intermountain, on its way to Pleasant View and Lakewood.


    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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