The tiny city of Black Hawk, Colorado is a historic mining settlement founded in 1859 during the Pike's Peak Gold Rush.
Black Hawk is located adjacent to Central City, another historic mining settlement in Gregory Gulch. The two cities form the federally designated Central City/Black Hawk National Historic District. The area flourished during the mining boom of the late 19th century following the construction of mills and a railroad link to Golden. The town declined during the 20th century, but has been revived in recent years after the 1991 establishment of casino gambling following a statewide initiative in 1990.
Personally, we liked it much better when it was just a historic little town rather than a gambling town.
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