GOLDEN — A guided tour walks by Arapahoe Street in Golden, stopping to hear the history of the gold rush town, given by a man in a cowboy hat and tweed vest. They talk about the 1850s and the history of how the area was founded, as they sit in the literal shadow of another piece of Golden’s history: the family-owned hardware store behind them.
“A lot of history that goes way back,” Steve Shaefer said with a smile.
While the town itself was founded by gold rushers and settlers, it was also built, in some small part, using the tools and materials from Meyer Hardware.
“My grandparents started the store back in 1945,” Schaefer, now the owner, told Denver7.
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