My Known Images:
Gold Sovereign; Tunnel [& Shaft ?]
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I don't know when the photo was by Lehr was taken, being a postcard there might have been a clue as the backside of the card is marked with a square AZO mark, indicating the card to be from the 1926 to the 1940's, but the image itself is earlier than that timeframe!
   Reason it cannot be the timeframe the card is from is that there is no trace of the spur up to the Blue Bird Mine (spur was built in 1903). But the High Line is there so this is from early 1898 till about early 1903, depending on when the Blue Bird spur was created. Another clue to dating this is that the mines of the Gold Sovereign has not became big operations yet. This as I have seen a 1908 image from a different angle showing a totally different scene here, making this an earlier view!
   There are lot of work going on in this view though, from the American Eagle against the sky at top to the large dump of the John A. Logan Mine and the Dante Mine dumps partly seen near top right. Near the bottom is the Gold Sovereign operation but I also assume we see the Maggie near bottom left and possible both Draper and Sadie Bell at lower right, very hard to decode what is what.
Media Info Last Updated:
26.11.2021 (14:15:09)
Title on Image:
Bull Hill Mines Victor Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
William H. Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Description:
I don't know when the photo was by Lehr was taken, being a postcard there might have been a clue as the backside of the card is marked with a square AZO mark, indicating the card to be from the 1926 to the 1940's, but the image itself is earlier than that timeframe!
graphic for visual presentation of text Reason it cannot be the timeframe the card is from is that there is no trace of the spur up to the Blue Bird Mine (spur was built in 1903). But the High Line is there so this is from early 1898 till about early 1903, depending on when the Blue Bird spur was created. Another clue to dating this is that the mines of the Gold Sovereign has not became big operations yet. This as I have seen a 1908 image from a different angle showing a totally different scene here, making this an earlier view!
graphic for visual presentation of text There are lot of work going on in this view though, from the American Eagle against the sky at top to the large dump of the John A. Logan Mine and the Dante Mine dumps partly seen near top right. Near the bottom is the Gold Sovereign operation but I also assume we see the Maggie near bottom left and possible both Draper and Sadie Bell at lower right, very hard to decode what is what.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01398
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#442]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#442
Being from a magazine the quality is sadly not very good so any details been lost to eternity, but as an inspiration for a model this view is quite great! I also for the time being struggle with identifying which shaft on the Gold Sovereign Mine this is from, as I have never seen a map telling me which named shaft was where, I can only assume this is either a shaft down to the Tunnel which seems to be first linked to the Gold Sovereign as per some info about that tunnel talking about a shaft being built, or possible it is the Jackson Shaft also located on the gold Sovereign, or possible an unnamed shaft, I really can't tell. Neither can I say if this is before or after the fire that took down this shaft for a time being.
What I can tell is that in the background about 1/5 in from left-hand side against the sky is seen the Joe Dandy mine with its easy to recognize Shaft/Orehouse. It is on Raven Hill; Gold Sovereign is on Bull Hill.
Media Info Last Updated:
18.11.2021 (22:49:31)
Title on Image:
A View at the Head Frame and Ore House of the Gold Sovereign Mine With Group of Miners Posing on the Dump Bridge.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Being from a magazine the quality is sadly not very good so any details been lost to eternity, but as an inspiration for a model this view is quite great! I also for the time being struggle with identifying which shaft on the Gold Sovereign Mine this is from, as I have never seen a map telling me which named shaft was where, I can only assume this is either a shaft down to the Tunnel which seems to be first linked to the Gold Sovereign as per some info about that tunnel talking about a shaft being built, or possible it is the Jackson Shaft also located on the gold Sovereign, or possible an unnamed shaft, I really can't tell. Neither can I say if this is before or after the fire that took down this shaft for a time being.
graphic for visual presentation of textWhat I can tell is that in the background about 1/5 in from left-hand side against the sky is seen the Joe Dandy mine with its easy to recognize Shaft/Orehouse. It is on Raven Hill; Gold Sovereign is on Bull Hill.
Image Note:
My Collection; Negative from unknown printed source.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01313
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#216]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#216
This is not the best quality image, but as I have not seen this view before I am happy to have what I have. View is at the south west slope of Bull Hill, taken from Raven Hill. It shows many mines and is an illustrative view at how mining looks as there are many small dumps, but also several large ones.
   * Up at upper left the American Eagle mine is seen against the sky, while the John A. Logan mine is just below a slightly bit to the left, with a huge dump in-front of it.
   * In upper right corner is the Blue Bird mine, also with a huge dump.
   * In foreground bottom, about center, I think the Mary L. mine operation is seen.
   * Across the gulch, large dump almost at bottom I think the Ben Harrison tunnel operation is seen.
   * The Dante mine is about center near top, seen as huge crib-walls, with the dumps of the Orpha May mine seen against the sky above.
   * The Gold Sovereign is some of the dumps at the left side, spread up the hill.
   I did procure the colored version of the image, source was gray-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, including straightening and cropping this view.
Media Info Last Updated:
18.11.2021 (17:04:03)
Title on Image:
The Gold Sovereign Property, on Bull Hill
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is not the best quality image, but as I have not seen this view before I am happy to have what I have. View is at the south west slope of Bull Hill, taken from Raven Hill. It shows many mines and is an illustrative view at how mining looks as there are many small dumps, but also several large ones.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Up at upper left the American Eagle mine is seen against the sky, while the John A. Logan mine is just below a slightly bit to the left, with a huge dump in-front of it.
graphic for visual presentation of text * In upper right corner is the Blue Bird mine, also with a huge dump.
graphic for visual presentation of text * In foreground bottom, about center, I think the Mary L. mine operation is seen.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Across the gulch, large dump almost at bottom I think the Ben Harrison tunnel operation is seen.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The Dante mine is about center near top, seen as huge crib-walls, with the dumps of the Orpha May mine seen against the sky above.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The Gold Sovereign is some of the dumps at the left side, spread up the hill.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of the image, source was gray-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, including straightening and cropping this view.
Image Note:

Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 79; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-02001
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#440]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#440
This is a look at Bull Hill mines from nearby Raven Hill with two men operating on the Nightingale Mine in the foreground. A little in near the right-hand side the top of the Headframe at the Maggie Mine is seen, with what I assume is their Ore house poking up at the left of the headframe.
   About 1/3 down from top, left-hand side, the Head Frame and Ore House of the Gold Sovereign Mine is seen being built up, I think this is the Jackson shaft, or Main Shaft, or No. 1 shaft, of the Gold Sovereign but has not been able to fully confirm that feel. The Tunnel portal of the Gold Sovereign is in the same area. Either way, this also marks the end of a spur/branch-line of the Short Line down from the High Line, named the Gold Sovereign Branch.
   This spur passes also the now large operations on the Trilby Mine, seen about 1/3 from top and 1/3 in from right-hand side where there are both a multilevel Ore house but also a Cyanide Mill, partly seen to the right of the orehouse.
   Further uphill, about 1/10 from top and about ¼ in from right-hand side the Dante No. 2 Mine is seen up along the High Line with the Blue Bird looming against the sky just to the left. Further left about 1/3 in from left-hand side the Dante No. 1 shaft is seen with most likely the Gold Sovereign No. 2 Whisper Shaft almost at upper left corner.
   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. I know of 11 editions of this view created at one time, two Magic Lantern types and nine Stereoviews as of today Oct. 27, 2021.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (10:13:02)
Title on Image:
Nightingale Mine, Bull Hill, Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is a look at Bull Hill mines from nearby Raven Hill with two men operating on the Nightingale Mine in the foreground. A little in near the right-hand side the top of the Headframe at the Maggie Mine is seen, with what I assume is their Ore house poking up at the left of the headframe.
graphic for visual presentation of text About 1/3 down from top, left-hand side, the Head Frame and Ore House of the Gold Sovereign Mine is seen being built up, I think this is the Jackson shaft, or Main Shaft, or No. 1 shaft, of the Gold Sovereign but has not been able to fully confirm that feel. The Tunnel portal of the Gold Sovereign is in the same area. Either way, this also marks the end of a spur/branch-line of the Short Line down from the High Line, named the Gold Sovereign Branch.
graphic for visual presentation of text This spur passes also the now large operations on the Trilby Mine, seen about 1/3 from top and 1/3 in from right-hand side where there are both a multilevel Ore house but also a Cyanide Mill, partly seen to the right of the orehouse.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further uphill, about 1/10 from top and about ¼ in from right-hand side the Dante No. 2 Mine is seen up along the High Line with the Blue Bird looming against the sky just to the left. Further left about 1/3 in from left-hand side the Dante No. 1 shaft is seen with most likely the Gold Sovereign No. 2 Whisper Shaft almost at upper left corner.
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. I know of 11 editions of this view created at one time, two Magic Lantern types and nine Stereoviews as of today Oct. 27, 2021.
Image Note:
My Collection; Magic Lanterns. Cropped 1200dpi view without the frame. 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.
Source ID, My Collection:
G-00122
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#414]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#414
This photo is from the western slope of Bull Hill, looking towards south, southwest near the John A. Logan mine. Down in the valley on the right-hand side of this image is the Cresson Mine, while about center sideways and 1/3 up from bottom is the Head-frame of the Gold Sovereign Mine, with the ruins of the Trilby Mill/Mine further left and a piece of the Gold Sovereign Branch line off the High Line seen climbing the hill below a big dump from one of the Dante Mine shafts seen near left-hand side about 1/3 down from top. The hill seen about 1/3 in from right-hand side is Squaw Mountain, and on the slope down into Eclipse Gulch is seen the mine operation that I think would be the Carbonate Queen. Seen about middle top/down and about 1/4 in from right-hand side.
Media Info Last Updated:
15.05.2017 (15:59:34)
Title on Image:
A View Southwest From Slope of Bull Hill - Cresson Mine Seen in Lower Right
Photographer [Date]:
Harry L. Standley
Description:
This photo is from the western slope of Bull Hill, looking towards south, southwest near the John A. Logan mine. Down in the valley on the right-hand side of this image is the Cresson Mine, while about center sideways and 1/3 up from bottom is the Head-frame of the Gold Sovereign Mine, with the ruins of the Trilby Mill/Mine further left and a piece of the Gold Sovereign Branch line off the High Line seen climbing the hill below a big dump from one of the Dante Mine shafts seen near left-hand side about 1/3 down from top. The hill seen about 1/3 in from right-hand side is Squaw Mountain, and on the slope down into Eclipse Gulch is seen the mine operation that I think would be the Carbonate Queen. Seen about middle top/down and about 1/4 in from right-hand side.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02383
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#175]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#175