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George E. Thiede photograph album

Identifier: C Photo Collection 440

Scope and Contents

Collection contains an album with photographs of the North Star mine and boarding house once located in the town of Yankee Hill, Gilpin County, Colo. (1908-1922); additional photographs document the Rocky Mountain News jeep caravan from Idaho Springs, Colo. over Yankee Hill to Central City (August 28, 1954), included are images of the North Star Mine and boarding house (1954); clippings on Edward C. Thiede and the Thiede family of Golden, Colo. (1954-1963), correspondence, ephemera.


  • 1908-1963


Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

Contact Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, Denver, Colo.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright is retained by the author of the items in this collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical / Historical

Edward Charles Thiede was born in Colo. on September 16, 1877, the son of Henry and Anna Thiede. He married Julia Jane Bourgeouis (1885-1930) on Feburary 8, 1905 in Golden, Colo. The couple had four children: George Edward (1905-1990), Maude L. (1907-1985), Edith J. (1916-1917), and Ruby M. (1920-1980) Thiede. Edward Theide worked as a hard rock miner at the North Star Mine, Yankee Hill, Gilpin County, Colo. during the first part of the 20th century. He later participated on a commemorative trip on the old stagecoach road over Yankee Hill sponsored by the Rocky Mountain News in 1954. Edward Theide died in 1958 and is buried in Bald Mountain Cemetery near the town of Nevadaville, Gilpin County, Colo.


1 photo boxes

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Transfer ;Gayle Gunderson ;Colorado Christian University ;2014.


Title supplied by cataloger. For a complete list of photographic prints and photographs see inventory sheet.


Original handwritten title on album cover: Scrap-Book and Snapshots of Yankee Hill and - The North - Star - Country, George - E. - Thiede.

Processing Information

Physical condition: photographs, clippings, correspondence and ephemera are in good condition.

Finding Aid for the George E. Thiede photograph album
Finding Aid prepared from MARC data.
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Repository Details

Part of the Denver Public Library, Western History and Genealogy Repository

10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy
Denver CO 80204 United States