Welcome to Golden#

Welcome to Golden
Welcome to Golden, August 2011, © Günther Jontes, under CC BY 4.0

A short drive from Denver through a Canyon in whoose river gold was panned for some time. Golden was founded during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush on 16 June 1859, the mining camp was originally named Golden City in honor of Thomas L. Golden. Golden City served as the capital of the provisional Territory of Jefferson from 1860 to 1861, and capital of the official Territory of Colorado from 1862 to 1867. In 1867, the territorial capital was moved to Denver City.