Join Dianne and Jennie as they tell the story of Hugh and Levinia Champion, a couple who married, had children, and died in Central City, CO during the Colorado gold rush that began in 1859. This is the story of ordinary people living in an extraordinary time and place. You will visit their home of Central City and their final resting place in The Knights of Pythias Cemetery in the glorious Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
⛏️ Sources for this episode include:
Hill, Amy H.. No Wealth for Levinia. Edited by Dennis Mayfield. BookCrafters; Illustrated edition , 2013.
Granruth, Alan. Pennyweights: Bits and Pieces of Gilpin County History. 1st ed., vol. 163, Alan Granruth, 2004.
Norman, Cathleen, and Linda Jones. Up the Gulch: A Walking Tour Guide of Black Hawk, Central City and Nevadaville. Preservation Publishing, 2005.
Leslie, Darlene, et al. Central City: The Richest Square Mile on Earth and the History of Gilpin County. Edited by William D. MacKenzie. TB Publishing, 1990.
"Visitors." https://centralcity.colorado.gov/. centralcity.colorado.gov/visitors. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.
https://www.gilpinhistory.org/. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.