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Abe Lincoln Mine
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This view of the interior of the Abe Lincoln Ore house in Poverty Gulch shows several men lining up along a Picking Belt to sort ore after is coming out of the Crane Automatic Ore Dresser washer. The noise must have been terrible, all that rock rumbling on steel in the washer and the engine running the machine and so on.
   I do not know what was behind the cloth covering the opening at foreground left, maybe it was old openings for ore into the orehouse, before they installed this Ore Dresser/Washer?
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
15.11.2021 (12:22:47)
Title on Image:
View in Abe Lincoln Ore House, Showing the Big Crane Washer and Picking Belt.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view of the interior of the Abe Lincoln Ore house in Poverty Gulch shows several men lining up along a Picking Belt to sort ore after is coming out of the Crane Automatic Ore Dresser washer. The noise must have been terrible, all that rock rumbling on steel in the washer and the engine running the machine and so on.
graphic for visual presentation of text I do not know what was behind the cloth covering the opening at foreground left, maybe it was old openings for ore into the orehouse, before they installed this Ore Dresser/Washer?
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Image Note:
From page 243 in the Official Souvenir of the Fifteenth General Assembly, found through Internet Archive. I did procure the colored edition of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • page 243; Official Souvenir of the Fifteenth General Assembly - Published in 1905.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00765
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#438]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#438
View of the Trolley car named Grace who poses on the 7.5 percent grade on the west slope of Gold Hill, climbing Gold Hill above Poverty Gulch and high above Cripple Creek, along the original steep High Line grade. In 1902 the line was rerouted over a less steep alignment.
* The two Head-frame type of mine operations seen just above the lower end/back end of the Trolley is as far as I can tell operations on the May Queen lode claim on the left and the Granite Hill lode claim on the right.
* About 2/3 up from bottom and about 1/4 in from left-hand side is the structures of the Abe Lincoln Mine, and way down in the gulch one see the M.T. Wye Trestles at the Depot grounds and to the left of them is the spur to the top of the Midland Sampler seen cutting up the hill from a spur a little down from the Abe Lincoln.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (10:07:15)
Title on Image:
Cripple Creek District Railway Trolley No. 2 - Grace - Climbing Gold Hill Above Poverty Gulch
Photographer [Date]:
Edgar A. Yelton
Description:
View of the Trolley car named Grace who poses on the 7.5 percent grade on the west slope of Gold Hill, climbing Gold Hill above Poverty Gulch and high above Cripple Creek, along the original steep High Line grade. In 1902 the line was rerouted over a less steep alignment.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The two Head-frame type of mine operations seen just above the lower end/back end of the Trolley is as far as I can tell operations on the May Queen lode claim on the left and the Granite Hill lode claim on the right.
graphic for visual presentation of text* About 2/3 up from bottom and about 1/4 in from left-hand side is the structures of the Abe Lincoln Mine, and way down in the gulch one see the M.T. Wye Trestles at the Depot grounds and to the left of them is the spur to the top of the Midland Sampler seen cutting up the hill from a spur a little down from the Abe Lincoln.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 35 in the book named Centennial State Trolleys. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Copyright Notice:
Source: Centennial State Trolleys; The Life and Times of Colorado's Streetcars; ISBN 0-918654-51-3; LCCN 95-069935; (Yelton photo, E.J. Haley collection)
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 35; Centennial State Trolleys: The Life and Times of Colorado's Streetcars - Published in 1995.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01627
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#400]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#400
This is an early view of the Abe Lincoln Mine in Poverty Gulch, at this time owned and operated by the Marinette Mining Company, organized by the Arnold brothers. The Abe Lincoln was located May 9, 1895 by E. S. Arnold, a United States deputy mineral surveyor, and his two brothers, Ralph R. and Joe C.
   This according to text in a book from 1896, which provided this image. Being such a source, the quality is not that great, but I think it came out as good as I can expect it. In this view there are two shafts, the one with the larger Shaft house which has filled out its own level ground out from the original ridge, seen about 1/3 in from left and top. And the No. 2 shaft, which is lower, smaller, has a Hoist house carved into the hillside and a visible Headframe, seen about 1/6 in from right-hand side. Situated between them, at bottom of Poverty Gulch is the Ore house, but soon there will be a bigger ore house directly linked to the main shaft house.
   In the foreground some of the houses, structures of Poverty Gulch are seen as roofs only and one front of a typical 'wild west' type belonging to some unknown business I assume. In the background is Gold Hill with lots of smaller dumps and at top the large Shaft house of the Anchoria-Leland is easy to recognize!
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (08:55:24)
Title on Image:
The Abe Lincoln Mine Marinette M. Co.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is an early view of the Abe Lincoln Mine in Poverty Gulch, at this time owned and operated by the Marinette Mining Company, organized by the Arnold brothers. The Abe Lincoln was located May 9, 1895 by E. S. Arnold, a United States deputy mineral surveyor, and his two brothers, Ralph R. and Joe C.
graphic for visual presentation of text This according to text in a book from 1896, which provided this image. Being such a source, the quality is not that great, but I think it came out as good as I can expect it. In this view there are two shafts, the one with the larger Shaft house which has filled out its own level ground out from the original ridge, seen about 1/3 in from left and top. And the No. 2 shaft, which is lower, smaller, has a Hoist house carved into the hillside and a visible Headframe, seen about 1/6 in from right-hand side. Situated between them, at bottom of Poverty Gulch is the Ore house, but soon there will be a bigger ore house directly linked to the main shaft house.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the foreground some of the houses, structures of Poverty Gulch are seen as roofs only and one front of a typical 'wild west' type belonging to some unknown business I assume. In the background is Gold Hill with lots of smaller dumps and at top the large Shaft house of the Anchoria-Leland is easy to recognize!
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 111 in a book I think is named Wonderful Cripple Creek District. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 111; Wonderful Cripple Creek District (1896; J.F. Manning) - Published in 1896.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-02191
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#405]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#405
This view looking up Poverty Gulch is credited to Julia Skolas but has had some text scratched out from the source negative making me wonder if this is one of those she bought the right for from an earlier photographer that I've seen evidence of before.
  It is an earlier view, the original High Line is still running up Poverty Gulch and I see no trace of the still to come Short Line grade up Gold Hill so this dates the view to be from before 1900, and she was not in the area then. Either way, it captures the feel of the area, how mining and living was on top of each other and there are many mines visible, whereas I only have names of a few of them.
   In foreground is the Lillie Mine, then a small windlass type of operation, before Abe Lincoln No. 2 and No. 1 can be picked up on the left side, with the Chicago Tunnel structures seen behind the named Shaft house of Abe Lincoln main shaft. Up to the left of those are the operations on the May Queen lode claim on the left and the Granite Hill lode claim on the right, more behind. Further up the larger Shaft house of the Rebecca Mine with its easy to recognize cupola on the roof is seen, with the C. O. D. Mine to the left hardly visible, and behind the bend at left, outside the view from this angle would the Gold King mine be.
   The Shaft houses at right, about 1/3 from top, I am not certain about as it is so cramped with claims in this area, but I know the Blue Chime, Clayton E. and T.E.M.O.M.J. lode claims was in this area so I assume it is one of those, but I do not know as per today so I dare not say so and so.
   So far, as of Oct. 26, 2021 I know of this view used as 10 postcard editions, where there are slightly differences in each card, from different backside, publisher, or any of the four sides can have variations of a millimeter or more where it is cropped from the source. Also, the coloring, paper quality or darkness in the view helps with differentiation these editions.;
Colored view; print-type, not the best look (this postcard).
B/W; photo-type, great quality look, not dark but a little washed out maybe, and the text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible. But card shows that source image is scratched and damaged a little on left side where the Orehouse of Abe Lincoln is shown.
B/W; photo-type, dark view, 'Poverty' part of text at bottom cut off at bottom of y making 'Gulch' part more or less unreadable. Same damage left side and paper used makes the dark parts dark.
B/W; photo-type, even darker view, hard to make more visible, 'Gulch' part of text at bottom partly cut off but is readable. Same damage left side and paper used makes the dark parts dark.
B/W; photo-type, great quality look, not dark, and the text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible with about text height of space below. Same damage on left side.
Colored view; print-type, not the best look, has a couple of millimeters more view at bottom, compared to my other card.
B/W; photo-type, slightly brighter card, one gets to see some of the details a little better. The text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible with about half text height of space below. Same damage on left side.
B/W; photo-type, card appears washed out somewhat, and paper used makes it appears not as a good quality card. The text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible with about half text height of space below. Same damage on left side, it actually appears to be prominent.
Colored view; print-type, not the best look, colored differently, has a couple of millimeters less view at bottom, and the right, compared to the other cards.
Colored view; print-type, appears to be brighter, maybe the best look, colored differently, and is cut at bottom a couple of millimeters below top of roofline.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (08:53:09)
Title on Image:
Poverty Gulch, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Description:
This view looking up Poverty Gulch is credited to Julia Skolas but has had some text scratched out from the source negative making me wonder if this is one of those she bought the right for from an earlier photographer that I've seen evidence of before.
graphic for visual presentation of text It is an earlier view, the original High Line is still running up Poverty Gulch and I see no trace of the still to come Short Line grade up Gold Hill so this dates the view to be from before 1900, and she was not in the area then. Either way, it captures the feel of the area, how mining and living was on top of each other and there are many mines visible, whereas I only have names of a few of them.
graphic for visual presentation of text In foreground is the Lillie Mine, then a small windlass type of operation, before Abe Lincoln No. 2 and No. 1 can be picked up on the left side, with the Chicago Tunnel structures seen behind the named Shaft house of Abe Lincoln main shaft. Up to the left of those are the operations on the May Queen lode claim on the left and the Granite Hill lode claim on the right, more behind. Further up the larger Shaft house of the Rebecca Mine with its easy to recognize cupola on the roof is seen, with the C. O. D. Mine to the left hardly visible, and behind the bend at left, outside the view from this angle would the Gold King mine be.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Shaft houses at right, about 1/3 from top, I am not certain about as it is so cramped with claims in this area, but I know the Blue Chime, Clayton E. and T.E.M.O.M.J. lode claims was in this area so I assume it is one of those, but I do not know as per today so I dare not say so and so.
graphic for visual presentation of text So far, as of Oct. 26, 2021 I know of this view used as 10 postcard editions, where there are slightly differences in each card, from different backside, publisher, or any of the four sides can have variations of a millimeter or more where it is cropped from the source. Also, the coloring, paper quality or darkness in the view helps with differentiation these editions.;
graphic for visual presentation of textColored view; print-type, not the best look (this postcard).
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W; photo-type, great quality look, not dark but a little washed out maybe, and the text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible. But card shows that source image is scratched and damaged a little on left side where the Orehouse of Abe Lincoln is shown.
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W; photo-type, dark view, 'Poverty' part of text at bottom cut off at bottom of y making 'Gulch' part more or less unreadable. Same damage left side and paper used makes the dark parts dark.
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W; photo-type, even darker view, hard to make more visible, 'Gulch' part of text at bottom partly cut off but is readable. Same damage left side and paper used makes the dark parts dark.
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W; photo-type, great quality look, not dark, and the text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible with about text height of space below. Same damage on left side.
graphic for visual presentation of textColored view; print-type, not the best look, has a couple of millimeters more view at bottom, compared to my other card.
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W; photo-type, slightly brighter card, one gets to see some of the details a little better. The text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible with about half text height of space below. Same damage on left side.
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W; photo-type, card appears washed out somewhat, and paper used makes it appears not as a good quality card. The text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible with about half text height of space below. Same damage on left side, it actually appears to be prominent.
graphic for visual presentation of textColored view; print-type, not the best look, colored differently, has a couple of millimeters less view at bottom, and the right, compared to the other cards.
graphic for visual presentation of textColored view; print-type, appears to be brighter, maybe the best look, colored differently, and is cut at bottom a couple of millimeters below top of roofline.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00189
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#407]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#407
View is a negative type of Photo taken by a camera of an older type of Photograph, with not the best quality film so it is rather grainy sadly. But, the view is nice, of the Trolley car named Grace climbing Gold Hill high above Poverty Gulch, along the original steep High Line grade.
* The Smokestack poking up near lower right-hand corner behind the Trolley is part of the Chicago Tunnel operation, while the two Head-frame type of mine operations seen just above the lower end/back end of the Trolley is as far as I can tell operations on the May Queen lode claim on the left and the Granite Hill lode claim on the right.
* About middle top/down and about 1/4 in from left-hand side is the structures of the Abe Lincoln Mine, and way down in the gulch one see the M.T. Wye Trestles and to the left of them is the spur to the top of the Midland Sampler seen cutting up the hill from a spur a little down from the Abe Lincoln.
Media Info Last Updated:
27.10.2021 (11:59:35)
Title on Image:
No. 304 - Cripple Creek District Railway Trolley No. 2 - Grace - Climbing Gold Hill High Above Poverty Gulch
Photographer [Date]:
Edgar A. Yelton
Description:
View is a negative type of Photo taken by a camera of an older type of Photograph, with not the best quality film so it is rather grainy sadly. But, the view is nice, of the Trolley car named Grace climbing Gold Hill high above Poverty Gulch, along the original steep High Line grade.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Smokestack poking up near lower right-hand corner behind the Trolley is part of the Chicago Tunnel operation, while the two Head-frame type of mine operations seen just above the lower end/back end of the Trolley is as far as I can tell operations on the May Queen lode claim on the left and the Granite Hill lode claim on the right.
graphic for visual presentation of text* About middle top/down and about 1/4 in from left-hand side is the structures of the Abe Lincoln Mine, and way down in the gulch one see the M.T. Wye Trestles and to the left of them is the spur to the top of the Midland Sampler seen cutting up the hill from a spur a little down from the Abe Lincoln.
Image Note:
My Collection; Film Negative from another Photograph.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03208
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#183]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#183
Sadly, being of type Snapshot this image is not the best one around in terms of quality such as sharpness and bring forward what hides in the more darker parts of the image, but the overall scene is quite a nice one, and a workable look at the Surface Structures of the Abe Lincoln Mine in Poverty Gulch with Gold Hill in the background.
   I do not see any signs of the Short Line Roadbed, but I do see a Trolley high up on the high Line, I think it is coming down the line, but the image quality is not good enough to find the Trolley roof pole and see where it is raised up to the wire to tell for sure the direction. But, this helps date this image to be from sometime between January 3, 1898 (when regular Trolley Service to Victor started) and middle of September 1903 when the Original High Line section of the track where the Trolley is located was closed/abandoned.
Media Info Last Updated:
14.07.2018 (09:02:13)
Title on Image:
Abe Lincoln Mine Cripple Creek
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Sadly, being of type Snapshot this image is not the best one around in terms of quality such as sharpness and bring forward what hides in the more darker parts of the image, but the overall scene is quite a nice one, and a workable look at the Surface Structures of the Abe Lincoln Mine in Poverty Gulch with Gold Hill in the background.
graphic for visual presentation of text I do not see any signs of the Short Line Roadbed, but I do see a Trolley high up on the high Line, I think it is coming down the line, but the image quality is not good enough to find the Trolley roof pole and see where it is raised up to the wire to tell for sure the direction. But, this helps date this image to be from sometime between January 3, 1898 (when regular Trolley Service to Victor started) and middle of September 1903 when the Original High Line section of the track where the Trolley is located was closed/abandoned.
graphic for visual presentation of text
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03655
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#330]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#330
While this card is not marked, the Text Title has same type of writing as another card with the Young name on it, so I assume it is taken by the photographer named Young.
The Scene is in lower Poverty Gulch, looking towards Gold Hill in the background, with the large dump and operations of the Abe Lincoln Mine seen at the edge of the left-hand side, going into the image towards right. The Dump with a hole in the foreground I can't say at this moment in time [13.06.2017] which claim it was located on, so sorry I can't help with that.
What I can say is that I assume this view to be in the 1930's or so, and there are seen two switch-stands about middle top/down on the right-half-part of this view, where I think the one closest to the right-hand edge is the one for a siding at the M.T. Wye below the old Midland Sampler site, while the one to the left is the one for the upper spur that went to the top side of the same Sampler. There also appears to have possible been a loading dock of woods at the end of the spur near the end of the mine dumps of the Abe Lincoln.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.04.2018 (23:28:38)
Title on Image:
AB. Lincoln Mine Cripple Creek Colo
Photographer [Date]:
Young
Description:
While this card is not marked, the Text Title has same type of writing as another card with the Young name on it, so I assume it is taken by the photographer named Young.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe Scene is in lower Poverty Gulch, looking towards Gold Hill in the background, with the large dump and operations of the Abe Lincoln Mine seen at the edge of the left-hand side, going into the image towards right. The Dump with a hole in the foreground I can't say at this moment in time [13.06.2017] which claim it was located on, so sorry I can't help with that.
graphic for visual presentation of textWhat I can say is that I assume this view to be in the 1930's or so, and there are seen two switch-stands about middle top/down on the right-half-part of this view, where I think the one closest to the right-hand edge is the one for a siding at the M.T. Wye below the old Midland Sampler site, while the one to the left is the one for the upper spur that went to the top side of the same Sampler. There also appears to have possible been a loading dock of woods at the end of the spur near the end of the mine dumps of the Abe Lincoln.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; titled Ab. Lincoln Mine Cripple Creek Colo - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03248
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#200]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#200
  This image I've also found on the Internet at the Wyoming State Archives Photo Collection, dated as 1903 and photo by J.E. Stimson, which was a photographer of Cheyenne, Wyoming it seems. Sadly, that image is a thumbnail type only but to my eyes they are identical.
  The view itself is of a printed bad quality type showing an overlook over roof tops along Myers Avenue heading into Poverty Gulch below the trestles of the Midland Terminal Wye crossing it, with a freight train either leaving or coming into town, no engine can be seen.
  Can't identify any signs on neither copies of the image that I know about, but I do see the Midland Sampler about 1/3 down from top and about 2/5 in from right-hand side.
  The image Title mentioned Abe Lincoln mine is seen almost at left-hand edge and about 1/3 down from top, with a large dump heading out towards the right of the structures.
  On top of Gold Hill, straight up from the Midland Sampler, is seen the iconic Anchoria-Leland Mine, so easy to pick it out along the skyline.
Media Info Last Updated:
04.08.2017 (18:23:08)
Title on Image:
Poverty Gulch, Showing Abe Lincoln Mine
Photographer [Date]:
J.E. Stimson [1903]
Description:
  This image I've also found on the Internet at the Wyoming State Archives Photo Collection, dated as 1903 and photo by J.E. Stimson, which was a photographer of Cheyenne, Wyoming it seems. Sadly, that image is a thumbnail type only but to my eyes they are identical.
graphic for visual presentation of text  The view itself is of a printed bad quality type showing an overlook over roof tops along Myers Avenue heading into Poverty Gulch below the trestles of the Midland Terminal Wye crossing it, with a freight train either leaving or coming into town, no engine can be seen.
graphic for visual presentation of text  Can't identify any signs on neither copies of the image that I know about, but I do see the Midland Sampler about 1/3 down from top and about 2/5 in from right-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text  The image Title mentioned Abe Lincoln mine is seen almost at left-hand edge and about 1/3 down from top, with a large dump heading out towards the right of the structures.
graphic for visual presentation of text  On top of Gold Hill, straight up from the Midland Sampler, is seen the iconic Anchoria-Leland Mine, so easy to pick it out along the skyline.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 645 in the December 31, 1904 issue of The Mining World; scaled from a 600dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 645; The Mining World (Volume 21, No. 27) - Published in 1904.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01566
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#230]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#230