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Name West, George
Othernames General West
Born Nov 26, 1826
Birthplace Claremont, New Hampshire
Places of residence Built 1018 12th St. Golden in 1871-1872. Good example of Gothic cottage architecture.
Titles & honors State Adjutant General, Colorado National Guard, 1887-1889
Captain, Company F, 2nd Colorado Volunteers
Councilor (Golden Common Council, 1860)
Jefferson County Hall of Fame
Trustee (Golden Board of Trustees, 1871)
Superintendent, Jefferson County Schools
Notes West was appointed by Governor Alva Adams to serve two years as Adjutant General of the Colorado National Guard. From that point on he was addresses as General West. During West's tenure a Ute rebellion on the Western Slope was repressed, armories were established in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Leadville, and a signal corp was created.

West's grandson State Adjutant General Neil W. Kimball renamed the State Rifle Range Camp George West May 1, 1934.
Occupation Member of the Boston Company. Civil War veteran. Owner and editor of weekly newspaper, the Colorado Transcript.
Publications Western Mountaineer
Colorado Transcript
Colorado Transcript (Daily 1866-1867)
Colorado Transcript (Denver Edition)
Role Business
Spouse Eliza M. Boyd, Married September 20, 1863
Children Harry Boyd
George Leslie West
Leslie B. West
Harley Dean West
Marguerite West Kimball

Associated Records

Image of 0267 - Painting

0267 - Painting

Oil on panel painitng of George West in a gold colored, carved wood frame. West has a white goatee and hair and is wearing a black suit coat and tie over a white shirt. Lower right corner is signed L Reece.

Image of 2011.020.091 - Calendar

2011.020.091 - Calendar

Calendar produced by The Golden Landmark's Association to commerate the organization's 20th anniversary in Golden, Colorado. Each month has a picture of a prominent building in Golden with the exception of January which has an arieal view of Golden.

Image of 2017.023.001 - Calendar

2017.023.001 - Calendar

Paper side-stitched 1973 calendar created by Golden Landmarks Association featuring artwork by local artists of heritage sites in Golden, Colorado. Artists included are Jackie McFarland, Lois Cowley, Hal Shelton, Carla Granquist, Virginia Cobb, Pat Denton, Betty Tidwell, and Martha Thompson. Subjects include churches of Golden, Astor House, Dr. Kelly's House, Castle Rock, Armory Building, Railroad Section Foreman's House, Entrance to Lariat Loop, Old Kitchen Range, George West Home, Ruby Mine Superintendent's House, and The Day Residence.

Image of 2017.044.001 - Postcard

2017.044.001 - Postcard

Unused black and white real photo postcard of Camp George West in Golden, Colorado. Image is of the camp, with multiple barracks and other buildings visible. Soldiers are running drills in the foreground. Contains the caption "Camp Geo. West from South Table Mountain- Golden, Colo. 7200" in the lower right corner. "EKC" stamp on the back dates the postcard to 1940-1950.

Image of History of Jefferson County and Some of Its Pioneers with photographs

History of Jefferson County and Some of Its Pioneers with photographs

History of Jefferson County and Some of Its Pioneers with photographs

Image of When Golden Was the Capital, Rise and Fall of Arapahoe Bar; Vanished Towns; Pioneer Days in Golden

When Golden Was the Capital, Rise and Fall of Arapahoe Bar; Vanished Towns; Pioneer Days in Golden

When Golden Was the Capital, Rise and Fall of Arapahoe Bar; Vanished Towns; Pioneer Days in Golden

Image of The Golden Globe, Industrial Edition, May 20, 1893. Contains sixteen pages and four blue pages of front and back covers. Bound original newspaper that has been laminated. Second of four copies.  

The Golden Globe, "a weekly newspaper devoted to the interests of Golden, Jefferson County and Colorado." O. W. Garrison editor and publisher. Front cover contains images of a globe with a designation for the city of Golden, the newspaper's building, scenic view of Golden from North Table Mountain, and important buildings in the town. Inside contains information about notable businesses and persons in Golden. Also includes a list of businesses and weather from 1870 - 1893. 

Businesses and people mentioned. 
-The Globe Real Estate Agency; The Fair; Golden Water Works; The White Ash Coal Mining Company; Bella Vista; Edward F. Rundlett books, stationary, and furniture business; George H. Kimball; Jefferson County Courthouse; county officials; South Golden High School; Colorado State Industrial School; Rock Flour Mills; Nankivell & Jones; D. E. Harrison; J.H Brown; Dr. James Kelly; Columbian Green House; Hammond & Broad; The Crawford House; General George West; H.T. Quick; G.G. Townsend; L.J. Fox; John Treffeisen; E.T. Evans; Judge McD. Parshall; Caleb E. Parfet; Anselm Dold; A.S. Harris; The Golden Globe; I.T. Feltch; Episcopal Church; Vogel & Niedermeyer; Honorable W.G. Smith; S.E. Parshall; Charles Sauter; C. H. Case; Phil Klatt; A. Eslick; The Eagle Brewing Company; Henry Koch; George C. Cooper; Fritz Kohler; Mrs. R. McLaughlin; Honorable Joseph Mann; The Savery House; Mrs. M. Slingerland; Golden Paper Mills; Honorable John A. Hoagland; Mayor N. Koenig; Lake & Dennis' Livery; Elizabeth Murphy; M. Wyman; Honorable Charles W. Dake; Pine Grove resort; Honorable Ruben C. Wells; W.E. Matthews; James Nankivell; S.A. Cunningham; Hotel La Veta; Mrs. M.E. Harris; Allen Lewis; B.P. Quaintance; Elwood Easley; Charles H. Wade; Jefferson County Bank; The Burgess House; Mrs. T.W. Burgess; Golden Electric Light Plants; M.T. Morrill; Theo Merkle; J.R. Derr;  W.W. Gayton; Coors Brewery; Adolph Coors; Rees Easley; The Transcript; Sheriff S. S. Poe; Joseph Zilligen; City Meat Market; Wasson & Sorensen; Henry F. Wulff; L. H. McGill; Peter Christensen; M.M. Nay; Union Pacific Railroad; D.R. Burrows; Louis A. Reno; W.M. Graves; Albert H. Barth; Arvada Tannery; Dr. E.P. Greene; Justice R.C. Greene; J.A. Ferris; J.A. Newcomb; Senator Hiram R. Brown; State School of Mines; Percy Williams; Henry Wagner; Hibbard's New York Store; C.A. Hibbard; Golden Opera House; M.G. Rockwell; James A. Lewis; C.P Hoyt; Jonas E. Wannemaker; Sprucedale Resort; H.H. Stewart; Andrew Amos; Frand D. Hines; Honorable D.P. Wilmot; Julius C. Dedisse; The Golden Pressed and Fire Brick Company; Robert A. Strain; Frank D. Hatch; Eagle Brewing Company; Denver, Lakewood, and Golden Railway; J. H. Brown's Store; A.C. Shock; George W. Parfet; Dr. W.E. Stone; McCartney's Store; Wade, Golden's clothier; Nollison & Crisman

The Golden Globe, Industrial Edition, May 20, 1893. Contains sixteen pages and four blue pages of front and back covers. Bound original newspaper that has been laminated. Second of four copies. The Golden Globe, "a weekly newspaper devoted to the interests of Golden, Jefferson County and Colorado." O. W. Garrison editor and publisher. Front cover contains images of a globe with a designation for the city of Golden, the newspaper's building, scenic view of Golden from North Table Mountain, and important buildings in the town. Inside contains information about notable businesses and persons in Golden. Also includes a list of businesses and weather from 1870 - 1893. Businesses and people mentioned. -The Globe Real Estate Agency; The Fair; Golden Water Works; The White Ash Coal Mining Company; Bella Vista; Edward F. Rundlett books, stationary, and furniture business; George H. Kimball; Jefferson County Courthouse; county officials; South Golden High School; Colorado State Industrial School; Rock Flour Mills; Nankivell & Jones; D. E. Harrison; J.H Brown; Dr. James Kelly; Columbian Green House; Hammond & Broad; The Crawford House; General George West; H.T. Quick; G.G. Townsend; L.J. Fox; John Treffeisen; E.T. Evans; Judge McD. Parshall; Caleb E. Parfet; Anselm Dold; A.S. Harris; The Golden Globe; I.T. Feltch; Episcopal Church; Vogel & Niedermeyer; Honorable W.G. Smith; S.E. Parshall; Charles Sauter; C. H. Case; Phil Klatt; A. Eslick; The Eagle Brewing Company; Henry Koch; George C. Cooper; Fritz Kohler; Mrs. R. McLaughlin; Honorable Joseph Mann; The Savery House; Mrs. M. Slingerland; Golden Paper Mills; Honorable John A. Hoagland; Mayor N. Koenig; Lake & Dennis' Livery; Elizabeth Murphy; M. Wyman; Honorable Charles W. Dake; Pine Grove resort; Honorable Ruben C. Wells; W.E. Matthews; James Nankivell; S.A. Cunningham; Hotel La Veta; Mrs. M.E. Harris; Allen Lewis; B.P. Quaintance; Elwood Easley; Charles H. Wade; Jefferson County Bank; The Burgess House; Mrs. T.W. Burgess; Golden Electric Light Plants; M.T. Morrill; Theo Merkle; J.R. Derr; W.W. Gayton; Coors Brewery; Adolph Coors; Rees Easley; The Transcript; Sheriff S. S. Poe; Joseph Zilligen; City Meat Market; Wasson & Sorensen; Henry F. Wulff; L. H. McGill; Peter Christensen; M.M. Nay; Union Pacific Railroad; D.R. Burrows; Louis A. Reno; W.M. Graves; Albert H. Barth; Arvada Tannery; Dr. E.P. Greene; Justice R.C. Greene; J.A. Ferris; J.A. Newcomb; Senator Hiram R. Brown; State School of Mines; Percy Williams; Henry Wagner; Hibbard's New York Store; C.A. Hibbard; Golden Opera House; M.G. Rockwell; James A. Lewis; C.P Hoyt; Jonas E. Wannemaker; Sprucedale Resort; H.H. Stewart; Andrew Amos; Frand D. Hines; Honorable D.P. Wilmot; Julius C. Dedisse; The Golden Pressed and Fire Brick Company; Robert A. Strain; Frank D. Hatch; Eagle Brewing Company; Denver, Lakewood, and Golden Railway; J. H. Brown's Store; A.C. Shock; George W. Parfet; Dr. W.E. Stone; McCartney's Store; Wade, Golden's clothier; Nollison & Crisman

The Golden Globe, Industrial Edition, May 20, 1893. Contains sixteen pages and four blue pages of front and back covers. Bound original newspaper that has been laminated. Second of four copies. The Golden Globe, "a weekly newspaper devoted to the interests of Golden, Jefferson County and Colorado." O. W. Garrison editor and publisher. Front cover contains images of a globe with a designation for the city of Golden, the newspaper's building, scenic view of Golden from North Table Mountain, and important buildings in the town. Inside contains information about notable businesses and persons in Golden. Also includes a list of businesses and weather from 1870 - 1893. Businesses and peopl

Image of 2011.031.001 - Print, Photographic

2011.031.001 - Print, Photographic

Black and white exterior view of a two-story log cabin structure with balcony. A large and prominent sign across the front of the building says Boston Company. Another smaller sign hanging above says Job Printing. Many people, horses, and several wagons are assembled in front of the building. About a dozen people are posing on the second floor balcony. South Table Mountain is visible in the upper right corner.

Image of 2011.099.026 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.026 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Captain George West to the left and Joseph T. Boyd to the right. West is in uniform with sword, sash, revolver, front buttons, cap with insignia, left hand at wait, and has goatee beard. Boyd is wearing a suit with tie, unbuttoned front, has a moustache, has arms at his sides and is holding a canteen.

Image of 2011.099.285 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.285 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of George West, Adjutant General of the Colorado National Guard, in uniform with three metals on the front of the jacket and epaulets on his shoulders. West has a full mustache and beard.

Image of 2011.099.286 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.286 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Eliza and George West with their three grandchildren; Neil Kimball West, Leslie Kimball, and Harleyn Eleanor West. Mrs. West is wearing a dark colored skirt with a white blouse and two strand necklace. Mr. West is wearing a dark colored suit with a light colored hat. Neil West is wearing a pair of dark colored pants and a white striped shirt and tie. Both girls are wearing white dresses and white bows in their hair. Written on the bottom: General Geo. West-Mrs. West and Grandchildren.

Image of 2011.099.288 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.288 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of George, Harley, and Neil Kimball West with George West sitting in a chair while Harley and Neil are standing to his right. George is wearing is Civil War uniform with a wide brimmed hat, two medals are pinned to his jacket. Harley is wearing is Spanish American War uniform with a wide brimmed hat, with a small pin and ribbon on his jacket. Neil is wearing military attire with a small hat, small ribbon and pin on his jacket.

Image of 2011.099.289 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.289 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of George West wearing a dark colored suit jacket with tie and white dress shirt. West has full mustache and beard, his hair is parted on the left. Small pin on his left jacket lapel.

Image of 2011.099.290 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.290 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of George West wearing a dark suit jacket and vest with a white dress shirt along with a wide dark tie. West has a full mustache and beard with his hair parted on the left.

Image of 2011.099.299 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.299 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the Kimball and West families gathered at the Boyd house located at West 44th Avenue. 11 total people in photograph with one dog; six adult women, 4 adult men, and one adolescent boy. Eliza West is identified as the woman sitting in the middle with the dog and boy leaning against her legs. George West is identified as the man to Eliza West's left.

Image of 2011.099.739 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.739 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of coal miners outside the Tindale Coal Mine near Ralston Reservoir, Golden. Some of the miners have their hats on that have lamps attached to the front. A large wooden chute is located on the left side of the photograph coming out of a building. The building is two stories with a smaller building attached to the side on the right. George West is possibly standing on the left side of the photograph in the front row.

Image of 2012.099.015 - Print, Photographic

2012.099.015 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the residence at 1018 12th Street in Golden, CO. Located in the 12th Street Historic District, this was the long time home of George West and family.

Image of 2017.035.001 - Print, Photographic

2017.035.001 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo of a two story house with a bay window and small balcony in front, stairs leaving to a second floor balcony on the right side of the image. Not dated. On back is handwritten, "Geo West / home - 12th St."