Memories

It’s Miners and Old Timers weekend in Nederland, and I’ve already run into several people who knew Goldie and had stories about her. I hope to gather these stories and write about some of them here, but better yet would be if people who knew her or met her would write their remembrances and post them!

Just write down what you remember in the box below, and click on the submit button.

Who Knew?

Posted by on Dec 12, 2015 in Blog, Events | 0 comments

Who Knew?

Steve Friesen, director of the Buffalo Bill Museum on Lookout Mountain, and I unveiled Goldie’s wedding dress as part of History Colorado’s current project, Who Knew? After the unveiling the dress was moved upstairs and will be on display for a while alongside Baby Doe’s dress and other garments from Colorado’s history. As you can see, Goldie’s wedding outfit has faded from its original fabulous red, but it’s still stunning, and the beadwork by some of the Sioux women who were also in Buffalo Bill’s...

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Coach Wreck Hurts Many

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Blog, Memories | Comments Off on Coach Wreck Hurts Many

Just after Goldie married Harry Sterling (a.k.a. Harry Smith and Harry Walters) they were involved in an accident while performing in the holdup skit with the Deadwood stagecoach during a Buffalo Bill Wild West show. It was a grisly accident, and Goldie’s new husband Harry was driving. The stagecoach landed on its side, and Goldie’s friend, Arline Finn, was dragged beneath the coach. William DeMott, his wife, and Goldie also suffered various injuries, including broken bones and lacerations. From the newspaper story: “The...

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Glamorous Goldie Griffith

Posted by on Mar 3, 2013 in Media Bar | Comments Off on Glamorous Goldie Griffith

Glamorous Goldie Griffith

Goldie Griffith. From a glass plate negative.

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1952 in Nederland

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1952 in Nederland

Goldie in one of her restaurants in Nederland, Colorado, in 1952.

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A Young Cowgirl

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A Young Cowgirl

This image of a young Goldie was preserved on a glass plate negative.

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A wrestler, fencer, and boxer

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A wrestler, fencer, and boxer

Goldie (at right) was a wrestler, fencer, and boxer when she performed with the Blanche Whitney Lady Athletes.

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A young Lady Athlete

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A young Lady Athlete

At 17, Goldie was a member of the Blanche Whitney Lady Athletes during the Appalachian Exposition in 1910. Goldie is in the dark dress to the right of the woman in the center of the photo.

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Bill Penney Show cast

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Bill Penney Show cast

Goldie is the third from the right in this photo from the Bill Penney Show that she and Doc (next to her in the white shirt with dark scarf) toured with in 1923. The woman on the far right (next to Goldie) is wearing Goldie’s red leather wedding outfit.

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Frontier Day Champions

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Frontier Day Champions

Frontier Day 1915 champions included Goldie’s first husband, Hiram Sterling (a.k.a. Harry Walters), center.

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Wild West show friends

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Wild West show friends

Goldie posed with two friends from a Wild West show.

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