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Real World Events

Buffalo Bill Days – enlarge

6-10AM Buffalo Bill Days – Golden Fire Department Pancake Breakfast @ 10th & Arapahoe
8AM-1PM Golden Farmers Market @ Golden Library west parking lot
NOTE: The parade is forming in the usual farmers market lot, so today only, the farmers market will be held in the high school parking lot (map)
9AM-4PM Layered Glass Mosaics Workshop @ Foothills Art Center
10AM Buffalo Bill Days – “Best of the West” Parade @ Washington Avenue
10AM-3PM Brunch at the Rose @ Buffalo Rose
10AM-3PM Saturday Train Rides @ Colorado Railroad Museum
10AM-10PM Buffalo Bills Days – Festival @ Parfet Park
10:15AM Family Time @ Golden Library
4-7PM State 38 Distilling Toasts Colorado Day @ State 38 Distilling

Live Music

11AM-2PM Carl DiFederico @ Buffalo Rose
1PM Sound Bite @ Dirty Dogs Roadhouse
2-5PM Brett Hendrix @ Rock Rest Lodge
3PM Tonewood Stringband @ Mountain Toad
4PM Outliers @ Wrigley’s

5PM Shawn Eckles @ Golden Mill
5-8PM Cool Shade @ Goosetown Station
6-9PM Johnny O @ The Buffalo Rose
6PM Brian Hornbuckle Band @ Dirty Dogs Roadhouse

7PM Hold The Line – Tribute to Toto @ Buffalo Rose (main venue)
7PM MG Bailey @ Golden Moon Speakeasy
9PM Karaoke @ Ace Hi Tavern

Golden History Moment

North Golden, circa 1908-1920 – excerpt from a photo belonging to Denver Public Library Western History Collection – enlarge

114 Years Ago
The July 30, 1908 Colorado Transcript reported that residents on the north side of the creek were worried about a “mysterious tramp,” who was “believed to be demented, and seeking to wreak upon the innocent, vengeance for some imaginary wrong.”

The man had made his first attempt on Saturday, but the family and neighbors quickly extinguished the blaze. The next day he returned “and saturating a heap of rags in coal oil kindled a blaze in the coal shed.” Mr. Watkins was away at the time, but Mrs. Watkins managed to extinguish the flames. As she arrived, she saw a man leap the fence, declaring as he did so that he would yet burn the place. Another attempt was made that night, and another on Tuesday morning. In each case, the fire was seen and put out before any great damage was done.

The prevailing thought was that the tramp was insane. I found no more references to this story, so perhaps the man moved on to set fires somewhere else.

Thanks to the Golden History Museum for providing the online cache of historic Transcripts, and to the Golden Transcript for documenting our history since 1866!