This historic photo is of Silver City, located near Lake Louise was the reason Golden got its name. Convinced his CPR camp would be a booming town Mike Carlin named it Silver City and not to be outdone the people in McMillian’s camp named our home Golden City because gold was worth more than silver.

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A look back at Golden’s history

This historic photo is of Silver City, located near Lake Louise was the reason Golden got its name. Convinced his CPR camp would be a booming town Mike Carlin named it Silver City and not to be outdone the people in McMillian’s camp named our home Golden City because gold was worth more than silver.

~ Golden Museum

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