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Tales from the Tread: A tooth for liquor

This gold tooth

If you go

What: Brown Bag Lecture Series — Hahns Peak: Boom to Bust

When: noon to 1 p.m. Friday

Where: The United Methodist Church, Eighth and Oak streets

In 1986, the Tread of Pioneers Museum was given a rather odd gift from Guthrey Drake. The gift was a human tooth — a gold tooth, to be exact. Guthrey Drake's father, George Drake, we are told, found the tooth in 1900 while he was searching for gold as a prospector in Hahns Peak.