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Posts and Articles about Argo in the News

  1. Planning a Summer Family Trip to The Argo Mill and Tunnel

    Summer in the mountains is often seen as the “off season” when skiers and snowboarders stay home and wait out the heat for the snow to return; however, as [...]

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  1. The Evolution of Gold Mining Equipment: A Journey Through Time 

    Gold mining is an age-old endeavor, one that has witnessed the transformation of its equipment from rudimentary tools to sophisticated machinery The quest for [...]

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  1. The Top 5 Gold Pan Kits on the Market Today

    Gold panning is a popular outdoor activity for people of all ages It's an exciting way to explore the great outdoors while also potentially finding treasure [...]

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  1. Colorado: The Best State to Find Gold

    Gold has been a symbol of wealth and prosperity for centuries And if you're looking to strike it rich, there's no better place to start than Colorado The [...]

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  1. Samuel Newhouse and Ida Stingley: The First Mining Power Couple

    Samuel Newhouse was a prominent American entrepreneur who made a name for himself in the mining industry He was born on October 14th, 1853, in New York City [...]

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  1. The Top Five Reasons to Visit the Argo Mill and Tunnel

    The Argo Mill and Tunnel is a historic site located in the heart of Colorado's gold country It's a must-visit destination for anyone interested in the history [...]

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  1. How to Go Panning for Gold in Colorado

    Panning for gold in Colorado has a rich history dating back to the mid-1800s During the Pike's Peak Gold Rush, thousands of people flocked to the region in [...]

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  1. The Top 5 Idaho Springs Tours

    Don’t be fooled This mountain town makes for one of the best day trip destinations in Colorado, offering an experience unlike anywhere else in the state [...]

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  1. The Rocky Mountain Music Festival of the Year

    Nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Rocky Mountains, the lively city of Idaho Springs, Colorado prepares to host the highly anticipated RapidGrass [...]

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  1. Plan Your Colorado Day Trip to Idaho Springs!

    Nestled in the picturesque town of Idaho Springs lies our enchanting historical landmark that beckons both locals and visitors alike The Argo Mill & [...]

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  1. Think of The Argo When Planning Summer Break Activities!

    Are you ready to strike it rich this summer Head west to Idaho Springs for a tour of The Mighty Argo Our mill and tunnel played a major role in the Colorado [...]

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  1. Find Your Treasure with The Argo’s Gold Panning Lessons!

    The Rocky Mountains are filled with treasures like gold, silver and gemstones—you just need to know how to look for them! With The Argo Mill & [...]

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  1. Keeping History Alive: HGTV Dream Home 2023

    The Mighty Argo is perfectly situated along I-70, making it a staple during the drive into the Rockies Our red exterior catches eyes no matter the season, [...]

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  1. The Milling Techniques of the Gold Rush

    The Argo Mill was completed in the early 1900s, soon after the 10-year Argo Tunnel operation was completed In its time, the state-of-the-art milling [...]

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  1. The Idaho Springs Women in Mining

    Although mining was traditionally thought of as a man’s job, the Colorado Gold Rush would not have been as prosperous without all the women in mining camps [...]

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  1. The Rocky Mountains & Winter Mining

    “Pikes Peak or Bust” became the motto for the Colorado Gold Rush (formerly known as the Pikes Peak Gold Rush) Pikes Peak is the tallest mountain in [...]

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  1. Finding & Making Mining Food in the Rocky Mountains

    Pioneering Colorado’s mountainous landscape was no easy feat With minimal supplies and broken-down wagons, many people didn’t survive the journey over [...]

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  1. How Railroad Operations Aided the Colorado Gold Rush

    The Colorado Gold Rush, formerly known as the Pike’s Peak Gold Rush, prospered in 1859, a decade after the California Gold Rush Word spread that gold could [...]

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  1. An Idaho Springs Summer in the Mountains

    Summer has not waned yet—the sun is still shining on the historic town of Idaho Springs, Colorado And a summer in the mountains is all you need to feel [...]

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  1. What if the Bulkhead Bursts?

    The Argo in Idaho Springs - January 19th, 1943 The morning started like any other, with miners descending into the tunnel to continue their search for rare [...]

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  1. What is a Mining Claim?

    A mining claim asserts your right to mine and collect the minerals on public lands 19 states allow you to locate and stake a claim to minerals on [...]

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  1. Gold Currency and Its Relation to The Argo

    With phrases like, “She has a heart of gold Follow the golden word That was a gold mine of information! These are the golden years! Go for the gold!” [...]

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  1. A Love Story from Gold Rush History

    The Beginnings Both Samuel Newhouse and Ida Stingley have quite the stories and that is one of the many reasons they play such a part in gold rush history [...]

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  1. Colorado Tours: Historic Mills you can Visit Today!

    Colorado offers an abundance of adventures intrinsic to its environment From exploring the gargantuan Rocky Mountains to dipping in the sumptuous hot springs, [...]

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  1. Gingerbread Madness – Here Are The Winners of Our 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Challenge

    We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2nd Annual Gingerbread House Challenge, sponsored by The Mighty Argo, the Clear Creek Library District, the [...]

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  1. Idaho Springs. Morrison. Central City. How Colorado Mining Towns Got Their Names.

    Colorado history is intrinsically tied to gold mining For instance, one of Colorado’s most well-known towns is literally named Golden While that example [...]

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  1. How The Argo Mill and Tunnel Connected Gold Mines in Colorado

    The Argo Mill and Tunnel’s storied history punctuates the scale of the Colorado Gold Rush and the ambitious businessmen who ravenously chased after golden [...]

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  1. Gold Rush Tour Guide Feature: Allii Curran

    The Argo Mill and Tunnel is the best Clear Creek destination Voted Idaho Springs’ best attraction, this shows proof of the riveting history and wonder that [...]

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  1. Looking for Things to do in Idaho Springs?

    Here is a Step-By-Step Guide to the Best Local Activity, Touring the Argo! Thousands of travelers search for things to do in Idaho Springs and come across [...]

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  1. Idaho Springs’ Adventure is Here for the Whole Family!

    Summer sure is in full swing, so it’s time to explore Colorado history by visiting the Argo Mill and Tunnel The crazy machinery and people behind the [...]

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  1. Colorado Gold Mining has this Mysterious and Glamorous Woman to Thank

    Who was the Mysterious and Glamorous Woman Vital to Colorado Gold Mining History History buffs in Colorado know the name, Samuel Newhouse He was a [...]

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  1. The Best History Tours West of Denver

    Just west of Denver in the beautiful Rocky Mountains, Idaho Springs is much more than just a stop off interstate 70 Filled with the rich history of the [...]

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  1. Shopping in Idaho Springs at the Argo Mercantile

    During the Argo’s operation as a working mill, laborers would have to brave the Argo Tunnel and endure the loud and precarious conditions of the Argo Mill [...]

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  1. Bob Bowland, A Source of and a Part of Idaho Springs History

    Bob Bowland is a co-owner of The Argo Mill & Tunnel, but simply calling him an owner does not do true justice to his connection to the site Bob is a [...]

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  1. Announcing The Mighty Argo Gingerbread Challenge Winners!

    We are pleased to announce the winners of the Inaugural Mighty Argo Gingerbread Challenge, sponsored by the CCCLD, Tommy Knockers Brewery, West Bound and [...]

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  1. Participate in our First Annual Holiday Gingerbread Challenge!

    Happy Holidays! December is upon us, our thoughts turn to the Holidays and visions of family baking, cooking, and being together, safely and healthy during [...]

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  1. THE ARGO FUTURE DEVELOPMENT PLANS

    The Mighty Argo Cable Car Company, LLC (“ARGO”) has contracted with Leitner Poma of America (LPOA) to construct the Mighty Argo Cable Car (MACC) adjacent [...]

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  1. DETAILED GOLD PANNING INSTRUCTIONS

    Here is what we like to call the “gold standard” for panning at Argo Mills Follow these steps, and you’ll strike rich in no time! Get Some Dirt on Your [...]

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