Rotary talk features ‘Mining for Gold at Summitville’

ALAMOSA — The Alamosa Rotary Club is pleased to announce that Bill Ellithorpe will be the speaker on Monday, March 19 at noon at Juanito’s Restaurant, 1019 6th Street. 

Bill Ellithorpe will share stories and artifacts from his family’s rich history of mining for gold at Summitville. He will talk about the Summitville Gold Boulder, valued at about a half-million dollars, safely displayed at the Denver Museum of Natural History! The Summitville town ruins, comprising about 30 weathered structures, lie outside the mine’s designated Superfund reclamation area, and are accessible to the public. Visitors can access the historic site by passenger car in summer months.

To find out more about Rotary International visit  For more information about the Alamosa Rotary Club visit our Facebook page or call Dean Swift at 719-588-2357. The club meets Mondays at noon at Juanito’s in Alamosa and everyone is welcome to attend.

Caption: Summitville town ruins, remnants of a gold mining community/Courtesy photo