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Chamberlain & Co. Sampling Works - Boulder, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 40° 01.004 W 105° 17.101
13T E 475677 N 4429654
Quick Description: This is one of many historical markers in the area.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 8/31/2014 1:50:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMMCJ6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member
Views: 1

Long Description:
The plaque says, "One of the oldest standing building and the only surviving min sampling works in the city, this property recalls Boulder's early years as a bustling mining supply center. Its founding coincided with discovery of precious metals in the mountains and a resulting gold fever that spurred rapid settlement in the area. Nathaniel P. Hill had the building constructed in 1876 following his discovery of a more efficient method for the testing and extraction of precious metals from ore. Hill served as the mayor of Blackhawk and in 1879 was elected to the US Senate. In 1892, W. J. Chamberlain took over the sampling company which, at the time, was described by the Boulder daily camera as having "a monopoly on the ores of Boulder County." The building housed mining businesses until 1965."
Group or Groups Responsible for Placement:
City of Boulder

County or City: Boulder

Date Dedicated: Not listed

Check here for Web link(s) for additional information: Not listed

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