April 13 CC Cornish Miners

Photo: “Day shift on Calaconda,” Victor, Colorado, Oct. 7, 1897 PPLD Special Collections

The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society and the Pikes Peak Library District will present “Cornish Hard Rock Miners in Cripple Creek and Leadville” on April 22, 1-3pm, at Penrose Library , 20 North Cascade, Colorado Springs . John James, from Truro, Cornwall, England, will discuss the 19th-century migration of hard rock miners from the Cornwall Peninsula, on England’s southwest coast, to the mines of Colorado, particularly Cripple Creek and Leadville. John James is a retired land management officer from Cornwall who is active as a mentor and assistant for an RAF cadet squadron stationed near his city. He has a strong interest in the culture of the American West and the Cornish diaspora of the late 19th century.
For more information contact: Dennis Daily, 719-531-6333 x2250 or Nancy Craig , 719-598-4447, email minngirl@earthlink.net

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