Table Mountains Tales Writing Contest - Again!

TMCF and Golden Landmarks are again joint sponsors of the 2006-2007 Table Mountain Tales Writing Contest designed to capture stories and memories of the Golden area. It is open to all age groups and all time periods with entries due by February 12, 2007. This is a good time to reflect and write about personal or family stories or poetry that capture human interest and/or past adventures or feelings that have occurred in the shadows of the North or South Table Mountains. Two years ago, a book of winning entries was published.

Complete contest rules can be found at:

For a small town, Golden, Colorado has a very rich history. It was the territorial capital before Denver took over. For more than a century people have come from all over the world to attend Colorado School of Mines, ambling along Washington Avenue to take in the sights. Buffalo Bill is buried on Lookout Mountain.

Perhaps you remember an event or your family has handed down personal anecdotes that might deepen our understanding of what life was like in our town during previous decades.

What was life here like before computers? What did people do for entertainment before television? When did the first radio come to town? What happened on V-E and V-J days? How did people celebrate holidays when you were growing up? What were your experiences in and on North or South Table Mountains? 

Where did people go for fun? To shop? What stores were here in town when you were growing up?

What courses were taught at Golden High School when you attended? 

This is your chance to tell your stories about growing up in and around Golden and South and North Table Mountains!

The contest is sponsored by the Table Mountains Conservation Fund, Inc., Golden Landmarks Association and the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) to help preserve the personal histories and experiences of present and previous Golden area residents. The contest is open to everyone. 

Contact: Cristy Shauck (303) 273-0444
Gene Child - (303) 278 1008
GLA office - (303) 279 1236