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"Colonel" Archibald G. Brownlee
(1857 - 1912)

President of the Colorado Scientific Society
(1905)

 

 

"Colonel" Archibald G. Brownlee
1857-1912

President 1905

  • Mining Engineer, training only in the field

  • Born Ottawa, Canada.  Member of corps of rifle experts.  Naturalized in U.S.A. about 1878

  • Captain in U.S. Army

  • Began mining career in British Columbia

  • In 1889 was made agent to the Indians at the Standing Rock Agency in North Dakota.  While there became staff correspondent of the Chicago Herald.  He made pen portraits of the principal tribal chiefs

  • Operated mines in Alaska, at the Japan-Flora group near Telluride, and the Stanley Mines at Idaho Springs, Colorado.  Was the principal organizer of the Western Metals Company

  • Had large mining interests in Colorado.  Came to Denver in 1901

  • Was one of the organizers of the Royal League, a fraternal insurance association

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