Featuring local historian Gretchen Scanlon
There is absolutely no place like Leadville for exciting early
west history. From the 1860 gold discovery up the California
Gulch, to the silver boom some 15 years later, Leadville hosted
such famous and infamous characters as the "unsinkable" Molly
Brown, gunslinger Doc Holliday, con man "Soapy" Smith... presidents
and senators, millionaires prospectors… fortunes made and fortunes
lost... all were a part of Leadville's amazing history.
To help you enjoy Leadville while you're here and learn all the
places to visit so you can re-live our amazing history, you won't
want to miss this one hour performance by Ms. Scanlon. Her
performance will give you an amazing insight into Leadville's past,
how the fortunes were made and lost here, the incredible list of
famous people who lived, invested and visited Leadville, and where
to go in the Leadville area to experience these amazing stories
Learn about the famous "Badger Fight" where visiting politicians
were given a run for their money... the ghosts of the Gallagher Mine...
Oscar Wilde's visit to Leadville and his trip down one of the mines...
what to look for when you visit the Healy House or where to hike to
for an amazing visit to Interlaken... learn where the Little
Johnny Mine (of Molly Brown fame) is located, and what to look for
when visiting the National Mining Hall of Fame... when "Chicken" Bill
Lovell salted his mine, what happened next? Learn the amazing history
of the world famous Tabor Opera House and the rags-to-riches and
back-to-rags story of the Tabors... how to get to the Matchless Mine
for an incredible tour in itself.
Questions are welcomed during the performance and we believe
this is absolutely the very best hour you can spend in Leadville.
No purchase necessary, but we'd love to have you enjoy dinner first
if you'd like, at the Golden Burro Café & Lounge, then move through
the swinging saloon doors to the adjacent "Brass Ass"
Saloon... or just stop in... every Thursday evening at 7:15 pm. This program
is for all ages and is offered FREE as a service to our wonderful
Leadville visitors. (tips welcomed). Because of the popularity of
this program, reservations for either dinner and/or the show are
You've been walking and shopping the streets of Leadville, perhaps
hiking our world famous Mineral Belt Trail or driving through our National
Historic District Silver King Route... it's time to "kick back" and relax.
Stop in at the Golden Burro Café & Lounge for a great lunch or dinner, or
even just a well deserved drink in our lounge and enjoy the mellow sounds
of acoustic guitar, dulcimer and the golden voices of folk/country singers.
A great way to spend an evening or Sunday afternoon we feature recognized
musical duets that include everything from light hearted sing-a-longs to
just mellow listening... guitar, harmonica, dulcimer, banjo...
Some performances are free, others offered at minimal charge. Walk-ins
welcomed, but reservations suggested. Please check our home page for
current scheduled performances or phone us at 719-486-1239 for performance
information or to make a reservation.
Texas Hold'em and even the early west's most popular game of FARO are
featured regularly at the Golden Burro in our "Brass Ass" Saloon.
FARO was the game of choice in the boom town era of the early west.
Doc Holliday was a FARO dealer at Hyman's Saloon in downtown Leadville and
was preparing for another night when he became involved in his last shoot-out
with Billy Allen there. The name FARO is actually derived from Egyptian
roots and the tiger became a symbol for the game. Saloons throughout the
early west who featured FARO would post a tiger on their windows to let
patrons know they could "buck the tiger" inside. For those wanting to learn
the game and tell their friends they "bucked the tiger" at the highest
elevation gambling hall in the nation (10,182 feet above sea level), the
welcome mat is out.
Texas Hold'em needs no explanation for avid poker fans and tables are set
up periodically throughout the summer for gaming fans. Drinks and chow
always available from 6:30 am to closing.
Because of Colorado gaming laws, we emphasize these games are FREE and
there is no charge of any kind to play... they're just for fun! (Weapons
must be checked at the door).
For dates and times when these games are open, please check our home page
or phone us for more information: 719-486-1239
(Stand-up comics, magicians, roving musicians, special events)
Throughout the summer, the Golden Burro Café & Lounge occasionally
contracts for special entertainment, including stand-up comics and
magicians. Please check our home page or phone us for current schedule
of events: 719-486-1239
You can look to www.goldenburro.com for the following information:
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