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Cornish Hard Rock Miners in Cripple Creek and Leadville

Event Type: Genealogy Library Programs
Date: 4/22/2013
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 3:00 PM
Description:
 John James, from Truro, Cornwall, England, discusses the 19th-century migration of hard rock miners from the Cornwall Peninsula, on England's southwest coast, to the mines of Colorado, particularly Cripple Creek and Leadville. John James is a retired land management officer from Cornwall who is active as a mentor and assistant for an RAF cadet squadron stationed near his city. He has a strong interest in the culture of the American West and the Cornish diaspora of the late 19th century.
Library: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade
Location: Penrose Carnegie Reading Room
Contact: Dennis Daily
Contact Number: 531-6333 x2250
Presenter: John James