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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 2011.020.063 - Book, Baby

2011.020.063 - Book, Baby

Baby dairy for Harlene Eleanor West, daughter of Harley Dean West and granddaughter of George West, who was born on August 29, 1903. The book documents the first year of her life. The front cover has the signatures of the grandparents and the parents. The front cover is purple with a small color picture of a baby and the words "Baby's Diary". The back cover is purple with a color picture of a mother with two children and the words "Borden's Condensed Milk Company".

Image of 0210 - Portrait

0210 - Portrait

Framed drawing of George West in black wood frame and cream mat.

Image of 0204.a - Uniform, Military

0204.a - Uniform, Military

Double-breasted military jacket worn by George West, Adjutant General of the Colorado National Guard. Jacket is navy blue with long tails and decorative brass buttons engraved "Colorado." Collar and cuffs made from navy blue velvet.

Image of 0204.b - Epaulet

0204.b - Epaulet

One in set of two. Gold fringe of twisted metallic threads, solid gold metal "C" shape with star in the middle, fastened by 2 metal hooks to shoulder. On back at base of hinge is embossed the word "LEFT."

Image of 0204.c - Epaulet

0204.c - Epaulet

Two in set of two. Gold tassles of twisted metallic thread, solid gold metal "C" shape with star in the middle, fastened by 2 metal hooks to shoulder. On back at base of hinge assembly is embossed "RIGHT."

Image of 0204.d - Regalia

0204.d - Regalia

Yellow sash to be worn with military coat; has tassled ends.

Image of 0207 - Revolver, Percussion

0207 - Revolver, Percussion

Six-shot Colt revolver with eight inch round barrel, wooden handle, brass trigger guard, and embossed cylinder. Percussion (cap and ball) with 36-caliber stamped on trigger guard. May be civilian issue or Navy. Serial number 24309-all match. Mounted inside wooden shadow box with red velvet backing.

Image of 0208 - Book

0208 - Book

Cavalry Tactics, United States Army, copyright 1874

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 1153 - Newspaper

1153 - Newspaper

The Colorado Transcript New Year Souvenir Supplement, January 1, 1906

Image of 2012.056.001 - Sign, Trade

2012.056.001 - Sign, Trade

Wooden sign fashioned from a printers type tray. The back of the tray is hand-painted with black ink to read, George West, Colorado Transcript, Golden, Colorado.

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 The Denver Westerners Monthly Roundup December 1969, Volume XXV, Number 12 with the article "George West: Some of his Accomplishments" by Charles S. Ryland.  Article is pages 3-15.

The Denver Westerners Monthly Roundup December 1969, Volume XXV, Number 12 with the article "George West: Some of his Accomplishments" by Charles S. Ryland. Article is pages 3-15.

The Denver Westerners Monthly Roundup December 1969, Volume XXV, Number 12 with the article "George West: Some of his Accomplishments" by Charles S. Ryland. Article is pages 3-15.

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 Historically Jeffco magazine 2011 Number 32 with articles about different Jefferson County Colorado places, people, events, and the celebrations for Jefferson County's 150th Anniversary. This issue includes articles about Camp George West, Calvary Episcopal Church, various Jefferson County's Government Homes, the Colorado Railroad Museum. A map of Jefferson County Historic Sites & Structures map is found in every issue.

Historically Jeffco magazine 2011 Number 32 with articles about different Jefferson County Colorado places, people, events, and the celebrations for Jefferson County's 150th Anniversary. This issue includes articles about Camp George West, Calvary Episcopal Church, various Jefferson County's Government Homes, the Colorado Railroad Museum. A map of Jefferson County Historic Sites & Structures map is found in every issue.

Historically Jeffco magazine 2011 Number 32 with articles about different Jefferson County Colorado places, people, events, and the celebrations for Jefferson County's 150th Anniversary. This issue includes articles about Camp George West, Calvary Episcopal Church, various Jefferson County's Government Homes, the Colorado Railroad Museum. A map of Jefferson County Historic Sites & Structures map is found in every issue.

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.