Talk: Business life in Cripple Creek heyday

       Cal Otto, an antique book collector and President of the Pikes Peak Library District Foundation, will be the guest speaker May 12 at the Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St.
       The title of the free presentation, starting at 11 a.m., will be “Unlocking the Mystery of a Cripple Creek Businessman.” Otto will present a slide lecture about Mortitz Glauber, a clothing merchant in Cripple Creek from 1893 to 1902. The information will also reveal general information about businesses in Cripple Creek during the gold-mining heyday.
       ““Much has been written about Cripple Creek gold mines and miners, but very little has been produced about the commercial life in the mining town,” reads a press release from the Old Colorado City Historical Society (OCCHS), the volunteer organization that runs the History Center.
       For more information, call the History Center at 636-1225.

Westside Pioneer/press release