Georgetown and Silver Plume history

Hotel de Paris in Georgetown
October 9, 2011

Staff writer Georgetown Crowded out of the quest for gold at Idaho Springs, prospectors continued up the canyon, where they found little gold but plenty of silver. Two mining communities – Elizabethtown and Georgetown – grew up as neighbors. In 1868, residents of the two communities agreed to unite into one town named Georgetown. Like many mountain towns, Georgetown’s growth was greatly helped when a railroad line connected the town…