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Alfred D. Gambell
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Birth: 1822
Death: 1908
Colorado, USA

"A. D. GAMBELL (1859)"

A. D. Gambell, with a party of friends, arrived in Denver in May 1859. They followed an old trail, reached the town site of Golden, passed along the foothills to Boulder, Cannon, [Boulder Canyon?] hunting game to supply hemselves with meat for the next stage, which would take them up into the mountains.

They encountered great difficulties on account of a fearful
snowstorm. Having no forage, three mules were sent back to the valley, the men took their burdens upon their shoulders and plunged into the snow-covered ravines. [Upon] camping they built a house of brush and started digging for gold, panning the dirt in water obtained from melted snow. The place was named Gambell's Gulch and became a noted producer. The "Find" was made on the 5th of
June 1859.

With a companion, Bolinger, he came to Denver for supplies, and attended Horace Greeley's lecture delivered the same evening. Later going to the town of Nevada[ville?], staked a claim, built a cabin just below that of
Ben Burroughs. A few days afterward he and Sam Link organized a mining district, New Nevada. Pat Casey also opened a claim on the Burroughs lode."

Source:
http://history.denverlibrary.org/research/real_pioneers
/The%20Real%20Pioneers%20of%20Colorado,%20Vol.%201,
%20Vol.%202,%20Vol.%203.pdf 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Ida C. Gambell (1853 - 1926)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Fairmount Cemetery
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Section 77
 
Created by: Dr Andree S
Record added: Jul 20, 2011
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Alfred D. Gambell
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Alfred D. Gambell
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Alfred D. Gambell
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- Dr Andree S
 Added: Jul. 26, 2011
 
 
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