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Clarence Reckmeyer papers

Identifier: C MSS -M645

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and typescript of an article: The mystery of the hermit of Golden Mountain. Reckmeyer researched early-day Granite, Colo. (established 1866 as Dayton, name changed 1868) and tried to find Woods' relatives to settle his estate, including a Salida bank account under the name, Jim Geiger.


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Language of Materials

Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions Governing Access

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

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

Reckmeyer, salesman and amateur historian, b. Sept. 6, 1876 Fremont, Neb.; d. Apr. 11, 1955 Black Hawk, Colo. Attempted to trace information about George Woods (or Wood), a reclusive miner living in a shack near Granite, Colo. Woods died Dec. 6, 1931 in Salida, Colo. hospital after a fire in his cabin.


1 envelope

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift ;Unknown donor ;n.d.

Varying Form of Title

Mystery of the hermit of Golden Mountain

Finding Aid for the Clarence Reckmeyer papers,1931-1941
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Repository Details

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

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