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Name Golden Founders
Details Golden was founded on June 16, 1859 when valley settlers including members of the Boston Company met at the tent of J.C. Bowles at Carpenter Spring at today's 402 23rd Street and formed Golden's town company, which came to be called the Golden City Association. 16 men were present at founding meeting, including George West.

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Image of 0266 - Painting

0266 - Painting

Oil on panel painitng of Edward Berthoud in a gold colored, carved wood frame. Berthoud has a white beard and hair and is wearing a black suit coat and tie over a white shirt. Lower right corner is signed Leila Reece.

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 0269 - Painting

0269 - Painting

Oil on panel painitng of Charles Welch in a gold colored carved wood frame. Welch has a white beard and hair and is wearing a black suit coat and tie over a white shirt. The background of the painting is green.

Image of 0271 - Painting

0271 - Painting

Oil on panel painitng of William A. Loveland in a gold colored carved wood frame. Loveland has long, dark sideburns and hair and is wearing a black suit coat and tie over a white shirt. The background of the painting is mauve.

Image of 2008.010.088 - Print, Photographic

2008.010.088 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Sheriff Charles A. Clark of Jefferson County, Colorado. Clark was born in Kentucky in 1833 and came to Golden, Colorado Territory in June 1859. On February 1, 1861 Clark was appointed Undersheriff of Jefferson County by Sheriff Edward Washington McIlhany. Clark was remembered for his tour of Golden in April of that year announcing to the citizens that the Civil War had started. On December 2, 1861 Clark was elected Justice of the Peace for the Montana District of Jefferson County, or present day Morrison. In April of In 1862, Clark purchased ranch property in the Montana District of Jefferson County located on the south side of present day Bear Creek just east of

Image of 2011.099.011 - Print, Photographic

2011.099.011 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photo of Edward L. Berthoud's tombstone at the Golden cementary.