My Known Images:
Last Dollar
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This page has a total of 7 images, as of 12.11.2022 (16:15:24).
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Image is marked with ''Bull Hill, 1901 Wm. B. James Residence'' in handwritten note below the image, which actually is one photo pasted on top of another unknown photo below it - wonder what that story is about... But that date is wrong, as this image appears in a early 1900 publication and there is snow on ground, it has to be from the winter 1899/1900 making me assume 1899, possible December.
   Quality of photo is bad on the sides, unsharp and reminds me of many Harlan shots. I've also seen this view in a Portland Annual, making me think this is an Andrew James Harlan photo as he took most of those... Came with a cardboard frame which is cropped from the view I share.
   Many Mines are visible, in the foreground are a windlass which is on the Lost Anna lode, also known as Portland No. 3 Shaft. Above there is the mainline of the Golden Circle 3-foot railroad, crossing the High Line grade of the Electric Trolley system and later the Short Line branch line. Just to the left after that bridge is the location of the Hawkeye Mine operations, with the Los Angeles, Colorado City mines further up on the hill at left, about 1/3 down from top of view.
   The Power station of Colorado Electric Power Co. is also visible, same is the structures at the Last Dollar mine, which is seen at about 2/5 down from top at right-hand side. The Blue Bird mine also hugs the side, left-hand side, hiding sort of. The Lucky Guss west Shaft house is marked out about 6/27 from top, with Orpha May just to the left further into the view and at top, in the background about 5/17 in from left-hand side, the American Eagle structures are as a dark blob. More mines, I don't have their names yet, are also seen.
   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 (10:00:05)
Title on Image:
Bull Hill Mines as Seen From the Portland No. 3 Shaft
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown [1899]
Description:
Image is marked with ''Bull Hill, 1901 Wm. B. James Residence'' in handwritten note below the image, which actually is one photo pasted on top of another unknown photo below it - wonder what that story is about... But that date is wrong, as this image appears in a early 1900 publication and there is snow on ground, it has to be from the winter 1899/1900 making me assume 1899, possible December.
graphic for visual presentation of text Quality of photo is bad on the sides, unsharp and reminds me of many Harlan shots. I've also seen this view in a Portland Annual, making me think this is an Andrew James Harlan photo as he took most of those... Came with a cardboard frame which is cropped from the view I share.
graphic for visual presentation of text Many Mines are visible, in the foreground are a windlass which is on the Lost Anna lode, also known as Portland No. 3 Shaft. Above there is the mainline of the Golden Circle 3-foot railroad, crossing the High Line grade of the Electric Trolley system and later the Short Line branch line. Just to the left after that bridge is the location of the Hawkeye Mine operations, with the Los Angeles, Colorado City mines further up on the hill at left, about 1/3 down from top of view.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Power station of Colorado Electric Power Co. is also visible, same is the structures at the Last Dollar mine, which is seen at about 2/5 down from top at right-hand side. The Blue Bird mine also hugs the side, left-hand side, hiding sort of. The Lucky Guss west Shaft house is marked out about 6/27 from top, with Orpha May just to the left further into the view and at top, in the background about 5/17 in from left-hand side, the American Eagle structures are as a dark blob. More mines, I don't have their names yet, are also seen.
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; Photographs. Cropped, enhanced version of my 300dpi scan. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page ?; Annual Reports, Portland Gold Mining Co. - 1900 - Published in 1900.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02899
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#413]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#413
Media Info Last Updated:
25.10.2021 (23:20:53)
Title on Image:
The Last Dollar Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:

Image Note:
My Collection; From unknown page in the 1902 O'er Canon & Crag to the Land of the Gold Series 1 Book. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page ?; O'er Canon & Crag to the Land of the Gold 1902 - Published in 1902.
Source ID, My Collection:
D-00063
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#391]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#391
While it is marked with Last Dollar looking North, it also shows part of the Short Line branch track towards Portland/Ajax mine, before it became part of the new High Line that went around of Goldfield, and the original High Line trolley line runs in the foreground showing part of a junction and spur track leading into Dyer Station, outside the view at left.
   Also, in the extreme foreground, the 3-ft narrow gauge track of a sidetrack of the Golden Circle can been seen, going towards what would later become the Portland Mill location. Then, about middle of photo, there stands a F. & C.C. boxcar up on the track passing by the Last Dollar mine.
   In addition, there are quite a few structures around providing good modeling inspiration! I did procure the colored image used; source had a gray-tone image.
Media Info Last Updated:
14.10.2021 (00:03:38)
Title on Image:
Last Dollar Mine Looking North
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
While it is marked with Last Dollar looking North, it also shows part of the Short Line branch track towards Portland/Ajax mine, before it became part of the new High Line that went around of Goldfield, and the original High Line trolley line runs in the foreground showing part of a junction and spur track leading into Dyer Station, outside the view at left.
graphic for visual presentation of text Also, in the extreme foreground, the 3-ft narrow gauge track of a sidetrack of the Golden Circle can been seen, going towards what would later become the Portland Mill location. Then, about middle of photo, there stands a F. & C.C. boxcar up on the track passing by the Last Dollar mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text In addition, there are quite a few structures around providing good modeling inspiration! I did procure the colored image used; source had a gray-tone image.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 51 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 51; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00185
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#386]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#386
Image quality on this card is not good, being made up of little dots as it is a printed type of image. But it shows the large surface structure operation of the Last Dollar Mine enough to make out pieces here and there. It also shows that the tracks running below the ore-bins are dual gauge in this image, which is interesting as I always thought of those tracks as Golden Circle only, but, was it the M.T. or the Short Line that shared the dual gauge in this image, that I can't tell. I know the High Line Trolley, and thence the Short Line, did cross the Golden Circle tracks a little northeast of the Ore-house of the Last Dollar, so I assume it is the Short Line sharing the roadbed.
   The tracks in lower right is the Golden Circle mainline going towards Vista Grande.
Media Info Last Updated:
01.07.2020 (14:29:21)
Title on Image:
Last Dollar Mine on Bull Hill; Published by W. A. Loper, Cripple Creek, Colo
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Image quality on this card is not good, being made up of little dots as it is a printed type of image. But it shows the large surface structure operation of the Last Dollar Mine enough to make out pieces here and there. It also shows that the tracks running below the ore-bins are dual gauge in this image, which is interesting as I always thought of those tracks as Golden Circle only, but, was it the M.T. or the Short Line that shared the dual gauge in this image, that I can't tell. I know the High Line Trolley, and thence the Short Line, did cross the Golden Circle tracks a little northeast of the Ore-house of the Last Dollar, so I assume it is the Short Line sharing the roadbed.
graphic for visual presentation of text The tracks in lower right is the Golden Circle mainline going towards Vista Grande.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02141
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#367]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#367
This is a nice shot of one of the many smaller mine operations, easy to see as there are lot of junk around but not huge dumps – compared to the dumps around the Last Dollar Mine seen in background left against the sky, where the dumps hide the hoist house quite much and the large shaft structure also is partly hidden in the dump area.
   One other fun thing with this view of the Clyde Mine I saw much better in my higher resolution scan, there is actually a man standing at top of the Head frame, seen on the right-hand side, his legs covered by one the braces making up the frame where the wheel are.
   Dating this view is hard, but I would think this view to be from around the 1920's to 30's. I see no view of the Lucky Guess Shaft House; possible the lone Head-frame seen against the sky about 2/7 in from right-hand side and about same down from top is where the eastern shaft house of the Lucky Guess was located.
   The American Eagle Shaft House and Mine is seen against the sky about 4/9 in from right-hand side and about same from top. While between the forefront Head-frame of the Clyde and the background of the Last Dollar Mine, also against the sky, is the tower and roof part of the Orpha May Mine poking up, seen about 4/9 in from left-hand side and about same from top.
Media Info Last Updated:
19.05.2018 (12:36:44)
Title on Image:
Clyde Mine C.C. Dist.
Photographer [Date]:
William H. Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Description:
This is a nice shot of one of the many smaller mine operations, easy to see as there are lot of junk around but not huge dumps – compared to the dumps around the Last Dollar Mine seen in background left against the sky, where the dumps hide the hoist house quite much and the large shaft structure also is partly hidden in the dump area.
graphic for visual presentation of text One other fun thing with this view of the Clyde Mine I saw much better in my higher resolution scan, there is actually a man standing at top of the Head frame, seen on the right-hand side, his legs covered by one the braces making up the frame where the wheel are.
graphic for visual presentation of text Dating this view is hard, but I would think this view to be from around the 1920's to 30's. I see no view of the Lucky Guess Shaft House; possible the lone Head-frame seen against the sky about 2/7 in from right-hand side and about same down from top is where the eastern shaft house of the Lucky Guess was located.
graphic for visual presentation of text The American Eagle Shaft House and Mine is seen against the sky about 4/9 in from right-hand side and about same from top. While between the forefront Head-frame of the Clyde and the background of the Last Dollar Mine, also against the sky, is the tower and roof part of the Orpha May Mine poking up, seen about 4/9 in from left-hand side and about same from top.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03637
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#303]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#303
This is the second version of this card I've seen, different crop where there is a little more seen at the bottom and on the left-hand side, in terms of a millimeter or three. Marked as H & H, Cripple Creek, 09 – making this a view by either Hileman or Hill as they worked together at this time. I've also seen a version of this view where the left upper side has some hill visible, but both my cards have that missing in the faded distance.
   I think the background right is showing part of what was to become Portland Mill on top of Battle Mountain, while the head frame and high tower like structure in background against the sky just right of the center left/right is from what I'm able to gather, the Portland No. 2 Shaft & headframe, as it looks very much like some other views I have of it. I felt it was too visible from this angle, but I've been unsuccessful to find any other mine in that area to fit, so it must be the Portland No. 2 shaft.
   The railroad track in lower left is the Short Line/High Line roadbed going towards town of Independence and the route down passed Goldfield and into Victor, while the railroad tracks seen nearly buried in the dumps at the Last Dollar mine is the side-spur of the Golden Circle 3-foot track going towards the Vindicator Mines and for a short while the Black Sampler at Victor Pass.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (12:20:47)
Title on Image:
Last Dollar Mine
Photographer [Date]:
H. & H. Studio [Hileman & Hill]
Description:
This is the second version of this card I've seen, different crop where there is a little more seen at the bottom and on the left-hand side, in terms of a millimeter or three. Marked as H & H, Cripple Creek, 09 – making this a view by either Hileman or Hill as they worked together at this time. I've also seen a version of this view where the left upper side has some hill visible, but both my cards have that missing in the faded distance.
graphic for visual presentation of text I think the background right is showing part of what was to become Portland Mill on top of Battle Mountain, while the head frame and high tower like structure in background against the sky just right of the center left/right is from what I'm able to gather, the Portland No. 2 Shaft & headframe, as it looks very much like some other views I have of it. I felt it was too visible from this angle, but I've been unsuccessful to find any other mine in that area to fit, so it must be the Portland No. 2 shaft.
graphic for visual presentation of text The railroad track in lower left is the Short Line/High Line roadbed going towards town of Independence and the route down passed Goldfield and into Victor, while the railroad tracks seen nearly buried in the dumps at the Last Dollar mine is the side-spur of the Golden Circle 3-foot track going towards the Vindicator Mines and for a short while the Black Sampler at Victor Pass.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by Unknown; titled Last Dollar Mine H. & H. Cripple Creek. 09 [crop version 1] - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by Unknown; titled Last Dollar Mine H. & H. Cripple Creek. 09 [crop version 2] - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03504
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#260]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#260
This view of the Last Dollar Mine is photographed same day and time as a more common seen view from nearly same location, where the photographer Harlan as moved closer to the Golden Circle trackage seen near lower left corner, to avoid that telegraph pole in the foreground near right-hand side.
In both views, there is a man dumping an ore-car about 1/4 in from left-hand side on this view, in front of the covered gangway from mine to the ore-house seen near left-hand side. The ore-house was connected to another Golden Circle spur, which also went on to other mines around the town of Independence, while the track in the foreground is the mainline going towards Victor mine high up on Bull Cliffs/Hills.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.01.2018 (15:51:55)
Title on Image:
The Last Dollar Mine.
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
This view of the Last Dollar Mine is photographed same day and time as a more common seen view from nearly same location, where the photographer Harlan as moved closer to the Golden Circle trackage seen near lower left corner, to avoid that telegraph pole in the foreground near right-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of textIn both views, there is a man dumping an ore-car about 1/4 in from left-hand side on this view, in front of the covered gangway from mine to the ore-house seen near left-hand side. The ore-house was connected to another Golden Circle spur, which also went on to other mines around the town of Independence, while the track in the foreground is the mainline going towards Victor mine high up on Bull Cliffs/Hills.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 14 in a 1901 book named Program of Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 14; Program of Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress - Cripple Creek, Colorado, July 16, 17, 18, 19, 1901 - Published in 1901.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01297
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#170]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#170