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Portland No. 2
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Not the best-looking card, damage in upper left corner where part of the number 3 making out the first number is missing, and the whole card is dark and not very sharp at all. But so far till now middle of July 2018 I've only seen this scene as a type of printed/lithograph type of view, and of the 8 I so far know about two are colored postcards, four are B/W postcards and two are postcard folder images.
   This is a rather close-up view of the Portland No. 1 Mine with the Portland No. 2 in the background on top of the hill, and it tells the story quite well on how big a mine can grow. There is quite a lot of dump materials here, held up by the massive crib walls seen, lot of structures, ore houses built in stages and enlarged and so on.
   The Short Line branch to Ajax Mine runs along the large cribbing seen in the background about 1/3 down from top, that crib-wall is supporting the large dumps around the Portland No. 2. Mine.
   To the right of the No. 1 Shaft and below the No. 2 Shaft, is the smaller Shaft House of the Scranton Shaft, somehow that must have been used for something as that structure is on so many views of this area and on would think that an old shaft house would just have been tore down if it was not used…
Media Info Last Updated:
17.07.2018 (08:41:39)
Title on Image:
#3045. Portland Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Not the best-looking card, damage in upper left corner where part of the number 3 making out the first number is missing, and the whole card is dark and not very sharp at all. But so far till now middle of July 2018 I've only seen this scene as a type of printed/lithograph type of view, and of the 8 I so far know about two are colored postcards, four are B/W postcards and two are postcard folder images.
graphic for visual presentation of text This is a rather close-up view of the Portland No. 1 Mine with the Portland No. 2 in the background on top of the hill, and it tells the story quite well on how big a mine can grow. There is quite a lot of dump materials here, held up by the massive crib walls seen, lot of structures, ore houses built in stages and enlarged and so on.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Short Line branch to Ajax Mine runs along the large cribbing seen in the background about 1/3 down from top, that crib-wall is supporting the large dumps around the Portland No. 2. Mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text To the right of the No. 1 Shaft and below the No. 2 Shaft, is the smaller Shaft House of the Scranton Shaft, somehow that must have been used for something as that structure is on so many views of this area and on would think that an old shaft house would just have been tore down if it was not used…
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03843
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#335]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#335
This is a view up North Third Street in Victor, Colorado. I knew of this view as a postcard before I got hold of this photocopy, the postcard I had dated to be from not newer than some days before July 10, 1903, as on that date there was a Trolley Line running up this view on Third Street and here there are no visible sign of any Trolley tracks. But, this is after then 1899 Fire that took out much of Victor.
   * About 1/3 up from bottom and 1/3 in from left-hand side, there is a text on the roof of a sampler known now as 'Rio Grande Sampler' but I've also seen it in earlier days known as the 'Victor Public Sampler', located between the Midland Terminal and the Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad Tracks, served by dual gauge tracks I think.
   * Further up the hill – Battle Mountain – there are houses and also the Shaft House of the W.C. Dillon Mine is visible with is special looking Shaft House with its very steep angled roof on the left side, and short steep slope on the right before it goes over to be a low angled roof line, and as the Shaft-house has lot of text, sadly which was unreadable, it is very easy to pick it out in this and other views. Found about center top/down and about 2/5 in from left-hand side.
   * Even further up the hill, about sideways center is the large Burns Shaft of the Portland Gold Mining Company, also known as Portland No. 1 Shaft. It replaced the original shaft which was somewhat more to the northeast if I have by bearings right, long gone in this view.
   * To the left of the Portland No. 1 there appears to be another smaller Shaft House, one of the older ones that got gulfed up in the Portland group, think it might be the old Shaft-House of the Anna Lee Mine, but I might be wrong.
   * Just to the right of the Portland No.1 shaft, up against the sky, is the old Shaft House of the Portland No. 2 Mine, before they made it much larger and the one we all are more used to see in views of Battle Mountain Mines.
Media Info Last Updated:
04.07.2018 (08:40:26)
Title on Image:
View North on 3rd Street in Victor, showing Battle Mountain Mines in the Background
Photographer [Date]:
Schedin & Lehman
Description:
This is a view up North Third Street in Victor, Colorado. I knew of this view as a postcard before I got hold of this photocopy, the postcard I had dated to be from not newer than some days before July 10, 1903, as on that date there was a Trolley Line running up this view on Third Street and here there are no visible sign of any Trolley tracks. But, this is after then 1899 Fire that took out much of Victor.
graphic for visual presentation of text * About 1/3 up from bottom and 1/3 in from left-hand side, there is a text on the roof of a sampler known now as 'Rio Grande Sampler' but I've also seen it in earlier days known as the 'Victor Public Sampler', located between the Midland Terminal and the Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad Tracks, served by dual gauge tracks I think.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Further up the hill – Battle Mountain – there are houses and also the Shaft House of the W.C. Dillon Mine is visible with is special looking Shaft House with its very steep angled roof on the left side, and short steep slope on the right before it goes over to be a low angled roof line, and as the Shaft-house has lot of text, sadly which was unreadable, it is very easy to pick it out in this and other views. Found about center top/down and about 2/5 in from left-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Even further up the hill, about sideways center is the large Burns Shaft of the Portland Gold Mining Company, also known as Portland No. 1 Shaft. It replaced the original shaft which was somewhat more to the northeast if I have by bearings right, long gone in this view.
graphic for visual presentation of text * To the left of the Portland No. 1 there appears to be another smaller Shaft House, one of the older ones that got gulfed up in the Portland group, think it might be the old Shaft-House of the Anna Lee Mine, but I might be wrong.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Just to the right of the Portland No.1 shaft, up against the sky, is the old Shaft House of the Portland No. 2 Mine, before they made it much larger and the one we all are more used to see in views of Battle Mountain Mines.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03719
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#327]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#327
Yet another photograph I suspect is a copy of another source, the sides are rather blurred out and there are lots of dust and shit on the photo itself from a badly cleaned original at time of the copy making.
   The scene is a view towards Battle Mountain, and the Independence Mill and Mine, here named as the Portland Mill indicating this view is from after the Portland Company bought the Independence Mill sometimes before September 1915 – I have not the year that buy happen as it still is in the pile of research materials to go through.
   What I like with this view is that the Independence Shaft House is still here, fully enclosed while the Portland Shafts houses have been opened up to expose the Head-Frame more, also, I find it cool to see the Short Line/High Line Trestle (Bridge No. C, later B) across the old F. & C.C. is still there despite the fact that the tailings pond/dam in the foreground indicates that possible the railroad grade of the old narrow-gauge might be gone by now as it is clearly much higher up then the old grade was.
   In the background the Portland Shafts can be seen with the No. 1 Shaft mostly hiding behind a dump, seen about middle top/down and about 2/5 in from left-hand side; while the old Scranton Shaft-house can be found about half the distance to the right towards the No. 2 Shaft who is looming at top of the hill against the sky about 1/4 in from right-hand side.
   The Scranton is seen with a whole lot of other structures located at about same level as the No. 1 Portland Shaft, and is easy picked out due to the shape of the Roof-line of the Shaft House, having a long slope on the right and a shorter on the left which changes angle further down the roof-slope.
Media Info Last Updated:
28.06.2018 (09:08:24)
Title on Image:
Portland Mine - Mill Victor Colo [Independence Mine, Mill]
Photographer [Date]:
William H. Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Description:
Yet another photograph I suspect is a copy of another source, the sides are rather blurred out and there are lots of dust and shit on the photo itself from a badly cleaned original at time of the copy making.
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene is a view towards Battle Mountain, and the Independence Mill and Mine, here named as the Portland Mill indicating this view is from after the Portland Company bought the Independence Mill sometimes before September 1915 – I have not the year that buy happen as it still is in the pile of research materials to go through.
graphic for visual presentation of text What I like with this view is that the Independence Shaft House is still here, fully enclosed while the Portland Shafts houses have been opened up to expose the Head-Frame more, also, I find it cool to see the Short Line/High Line Trestle (Bridge No. C, later B) across the old F. & C.C. is still there despite the fact that the tailings pond/dam in the foreground indicates that possible the railroad grade of the old narrow-gauge might be gone by now as it is clearly much higher up then the old grade was.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background the Portland Shafts can be seen with the No. 1 Shaft mostly hiding behind a dump, seen about middle top/down and about 2/5 in from left-hand side; while the old Scranton Shaft-house can be found about half the distance to the right towards the No. 2 Shaft who is looming at top of the hill against the sky about 1/4 in from right-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Scranton is seen with a whole lot of other structures located at about same level as the No. 1 Portland Shaft, and is easy picked out due to the shape of the Roof-line of the Shaft House, having a long slope on the right and a shorter on the left which changes angle further down the roof-slope.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03686
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#321]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#321
A view at the cramped hillside below the Independence Mine, and the Portland Mines, as the space been used for making quite a large mill, with what appears to be a slime dam in the foreground. Seems like this has obliviated the roadbed of both the Golden Circle and the Short Line/High Line railroad beds, but maybe not fully, hard to tell for sure.
   Sadly though, the Portland No. 2 Mine, up in upper right top is way out of focus and not useful at all except for location purposes as the shape of it can be seen between the very blurred view in that area of this postcard view. The Independence Mine has lost its Shaft House and has an open Head-Frame, so that might help date this image, same as with the large mill in the foreground, by time of this image being photographed this mill has been bought by the Portland Company, even though it originally was part of the Independence Operations.
Media Info Last Updated:
19.06.2018 (09:07:48)
Title on Image:
Portland Mine + Mill Cripple Creek Dist
Photographer [Date]:
William H. Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Description:
A view at the cramped hillside below the Independence Mine, and the Portland Mines, as the space been used for making quite a large mill, with what appears to be a slime dam in the foreground. Seems like this has obliviated the roadbed of both the Golden Circle and the Short Line/High Line railroad beds, but maybe not fully, hard to tell for sure.
graphic for visual presentation of text Sadly though, the Portland No. 2 Mine, up in upper right top is way out of focus and not useful at all except for location purposes as the shape of it can be seen between the very blurred view in that area of this postcard view. The Independence Mine has lost its Shaft House and has an open Head-Frame, so that might help date this image, same as with the large mill in the foreground, by time of this image being photographed this mill has been bought by the Portland Company, even though it originally was part of the Independence Operations.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03661
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#318]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#318
I felt this was another 'Had To Have' image, so bid accordingly, only to be quite sad when I got it as once again when it comes to photographs from this seller, they appear to be digital printed copies from another source, not real photos from back in time. This is a bad quality view up what I believe is First Street in Victor, towards mines on Battle Mountain, below the Strong Mine and below Victor Avenue which I believe is seem about 2/5 up from bottom about 1/3 in from right-hand side. The view is given the feel so many residences lived with every day, even if sadly the view itself is rather dark and not that sharp in its appearance, lot of fingermarks on the negative this came from.
  * The top of Strong Mine is seen about halfway top/bottom and about 1/3 in from right-hand side. The whitish tower sticks out in the scene, easy to spot.
* Portland No. 2 Mine is seen against the sky behind and left of the Strong, also easy to spot, I think the No. 1 Portland is seen at 4 smokestacks poking up among the dumps seen below and left of the Portland No. 2 – seen about 3/7 in from right-hand side.
* Dillon Mine, of the Granite Company, is seen about halfway up from bottom and nearly 2/5 in from left-hand side. Seen as a dark blob with white text on the side, against dumps and cribbing, above some houses.
* Independence Mine is seen about middle top/down and about 1/17 in from right-hand side, easy to spot due to the many smokestacks almost making a single line.
   Other mines are also visible, but they are so hard to ID properly due to the low quality of the card, so I leave them out, but I see the smokestack of Ajax Mine near left-hand side against the sky, and further to the right the mine poking partly up from dumps might be the Granite or the Dead Pine, I can't tell from this view, so I leave it out.
Media Info Last Updated:
07.06.2018 (09:56:31)
Title on Image:
View Up First Street in Victor, Towards the Strong Mine and Battle Mountain
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
I felt this was another 'Had To Have' image, so bid accordingly, only to be quite sad when I got it as once again when it comes to photographs from this seller, they appear to be digital printed copies from another source, not real photos from back in time. This is a bad quality view up what I believe is First Street in Victor, towards mines on Battle Mountain, below the Strong Mine and below Victor Avenue which I believe is seem about 2/5 up from bottom about 1/3 in from right-hand side. The view is given the feel so many residences lived with every day, even if sadly the view itself is rather dark and not that sharp in its appearance, lot of fingermarks on the negative this came from.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The top of Strong Mine is seen about halfway top/bottom and about 1/3 in from right-hand side. The whitish tower sticks out in the scene, easy to spot.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Portland No. 2 Mine is seen against the sky behind and left of the Strong, also easy to spot, I think the No. 1 Portland is seen at 4 smokestacks poking up among the dumps seen below and left of the Portland No. 2 – seen about 3/7 in from right-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Dillon Mine, of the Granite Company, is seen about halfway up from bottom and nearly 2/5 in from left-hand side. Seen as a dark blob with white text on the side, against dumps and cribbing, above some houses.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Independence Mine is seen about middle top/down and about 1/17 in from right-hand side, easy to spot due to the many smokestacks almost making a single line.
graphic for visual presentation of text Other mines are also visible, but they are so hard to ID properly due to the low quality of the card, so I leave them out, but I see the smokestack of Ajax Mine near left-hand side against the sky, and further to the right the mine poking partly up from dumps might be the Granite or the Dead Pine, I can't tell from this view, so I leave it out.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Enhanced version of my 300dpi scan.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03636
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#314]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#314
Scene shows the smaller more 'modern' Granite Mine as it was looking at the time of the photo, with the dumps of the Portland No. 2 in upper left and the Lumber Work House of the Portland No. 1 seen about 1/3 down from top and center sideways, while the Head-Frame is seen near right-hand side. The old grade of the Golden Circle ran in the 'cut' seen in lower right quadrangle – having come out from the Steel Tunnel below the Portland No. 1 dumps, part of the crib-walls is still seen in this view.
   There appears to still be track on the Short Line Ajax branch as well, seen below the Portland No. 2 dumps in upper left, track is seen about 1/3 down from top, from left-hand edge to about 2/5 into the view towards right, where it curves out of out view.
Media Info Last Updated:
27.05.2018 (09:02:13)
Title on Image:
Granite Mine Victor Colo
Photographer [Date]:
William H. Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Description:
Scene shows the smaller more 'modern' Granite Mine as it was looking at the time of the photo, with the dumps of the Portland No. 2 in upper left and the Lumber Work House of the Portland No. 1 seen about 1/3 down from top and center sideways, while the Head-Frame is seen near right-hand side. The old grade of the Golden Circle ran in the 'cut' seen in lower right quadrangle – having come out from the Steel Tunnel below the Portland No. 1 dumps, part of the crib-walls is still seen in this view.
graphic for visual presentation of text There appears to still be track on the Short Line Ajax branch as well, seen below the Portland No. 2 dumps in upper left, track is seen about 1/3 down from top, from left-hand edge to about 2/5 into the view towards right, where it curves out of out view.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03688
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#309]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#309
This is sadly not a good view of the Portland Mines due to the printed type of image used on this card, and a similar card published by W.A. Loper using same image and layout, but this is the only known to me source of this photo that O.E. Masters took sometimes before July 1905.
   There appears to be still the grade of the original High Line running through the Portland Properties in this view, as there is what appears to be a bridge on left-hand side on the image part, about 1/4 up from bottom, and that would date this to be in the 1898 to 1903 timeframe as the High Line was then abandoned  on the direct down Battle Mountain route.
Media Info Last Updated:
18.04.2018 (14:37:40)
Title on Image:
Portland Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo. | Portland Mine
Photographer [Date]:
O.E. Masters
Description:
This is sadly not a good view of the Portland Mines due to the printed type of image used on this card, and a similar card published by W.A. Loper using same image and layout, but this is the only known to me source of this photo that O.E. Masters took sometimes before July 1905.
graphic for visual presentation of text There appears to be still the grade of the original High Line running through the Portland Properties in this view, as there is what appears to be a bridge on left-hand side on the image part, about 1/4 up from bottom, and that would date this to be in the 1898 to 1903 timeframe as the High Line was then abandoned on the direct down Battle Mountain route.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00115
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#291]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#291
I do not know the source of the photographer's name, so it might be a wrong link I made at one time, but for time being I let him stay linked to this image so to speak! The view is a nice one of the Portland Mines, No.1 (Burns) Shaft in foreground and the No. 2 Shaft in the background more right. Between them is the old Shaft House of the Scranton, where the text 'No.2' is written. Behind that shaft-house and the cribbing there is a spur belonging to the Short Line terminating at the Ajax mine way outside the view at left.
Media Info Last Updated:
13.04.2018 (18:45:03)
Title on Image:
Portland Mine. Portland No. 2
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman
Description:
I do not know the source of the photographer's name, so it might be a wrong link I made at one time, but for time being I let him stay linked to this image so to speak! The view is a nice one of the Portland Mines, No.1 (Burns) Shaft in foreground and the No. 2 Shaft in the background more right. Between them is the old Shaft House of the Scranton, where the text 'No.2' is written. Behind that shaft-house and the cribbing there is a spur belonging to the Short Line terminating at the Ajax mine way outside the view at left.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03337
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#289]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#289
This view of the great Portland Mine shows in the foreground the Number 1 shaft (aka Burns Shaft) where the shaft house seems to be gone, and the head frame is exposed for some reason. As there is still a shaft house over the Number 2 shaft in upper right background, I am not sure if this is from the time frame when shaft houses were banned due to their fire hazard, or some other reason.
   Either way, the operation here is massive by just judging the huge crib-wall along the center of the view, and the enormous piles of waste rock filling the area around the structures.
View shows in addition to the two shafts, just below right-hand side center the Portland Ware House and then the Office structure is the large building between shaft 1 and warehouse. The old Shaft House behind/uphill from the office is the old Scranton shaft or hoist as Sanborn 1896/1900 calls it.
Media Info Last Updated:
09.04.2018 (18:05:49)
Title on Image:
Portland Mine Cripple Creek District, Col.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Description:
This view of the great Portland Mine shows in the foreground the Number 1 shaft (aka Burns Shaft) where the shaft house seems to be gone, and the head frame is exposed for some reason. As there is still a shaft house over the Number 2 shaft in upper right background, I am not sure if this is from the time frame when shaft houses were banned due to their fire hazard, or some other reason.
graphic for visual presentation of text Either way, the operation here is massive by just judging the huge crib-wall along the center of the view, and the enormous piles of waste rock filling the area around the structures.
graphic for visual presentation of textView shows in addition to the two shafts, just below right-hand side center the Portland Ware House and then the Office structure is the large building between shaft 1 and warehouse. The old Shaft House behind/uphill from the office is the old Scranton shaft or hoist as Sanborn 1896/1900 calls it.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcards; Unknown Publisher(s) - Published in ????.
  • no. 6; Postcard Folder named "The Greatest Gold Camp on Earth. Souvenir Folding Card of Cripple Creek District."; undated - Published in ????.
  • Postcards; E.C. Kropp Company [C2038] - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03074
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#77]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#77
This card has a date of January 25, 1939 written by hand on the backside with a name that appears to say Lester Ropes Jr. below it, but other than that, dating this view is not that easy I feel. There are huge dumps, also it appears to be some sunken earth in the foreground, and two large mine operations with Portland No. 1 – the Burns – Shaft at the left-hand side and the Portland No. 2 Shaft near upper right-hand corner. Huge crib-wall below the No. 2 Shaft hold back massive dumps, I also see several structures further down the slope of Battle Mountain. Sadly, the card is not the sharpest I've seen, and the contrast against the sky is not the best for smaller details, it scanned OK but not great.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.04.2018 (23:35:21)
Title on Image:
#C-31; Portland Mines Victor Colo. Cripple Creek Gold District
Photographer [Date]:
Young
Description:
This card has a date of January 25, 1939 written by hand on the backside with a name that appears to say Lester Ropes Jr. below it, but other than that, dating this view is not that easy I feel. There are huge dumps, also it appears to be some sunken earth in the foreground, and two large mine operations with Portland No. 1 – the Burns – Shaft at the left-hand side and the Portland No. 2 Shaft near upper right-hand corner. Huge crib-wall below the No. 2 Shaft hold back massive dumps, I also see several structures further down the slope of Battle Mountain. Sadly, the card is not the sharpest I've seen, and the contrast against the sky is not the best for smaller details, it scanned OK but not great.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; titled Portland Mines Victor Colo. Cripple Creek Gold District C-31 Young - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; titled Portland Mines Victor Colo. Cripple Creek Gold District C-31 Young -> cropped slightly different from source negative - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03249
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#197]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#197
This view of Victor is looking north from Straub Mountain area. Photographed in 1911 by the Hileman as the view is credited to. Being this is from a printed card in a small more modern postcard folder it is not the greatest quality, but one gets an idea of the town and the many mines in and around it. In addition, in this view they are marked out, even if there is at least one error in that marking.
* In upper left quadrangle is the Portland No. 1 & No. 2 marked out, but the location of the No. 2 shaft of the Portland is NOT where this image gives it! Portland No. 2 shaft is in this view above the No. 1 shaft, seen a little left of the center of this view sideways. No. 2 Shaft of Portland is seen against the sky with No. 1 just below it, with the huge dumps where No.1 is written. The Granite, original shaft, is located where this card has written the No.2 text.
* Just behind and left of the huge smokestack of the Gold Coin shaft, marked in this view as Granite, is the main shaft of the Dead Pine. The dump is much easier seen then the mine itself.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.04.2018 (09:54:16)
Title on Image:
#11-11; Victor, Colorado - "The City of Mines" (Early 1900's)
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1911]
Description:
This view of Victor is looking north from Straub Mountain area. Photographed in 1911 by the Hileman as the view is credited to. Being this is from a printed card in a small more modern postcard folder it is not the greatest quality, but one gets an idea of the town and the many mines in and around it. In addition, in this view they are marked out, even if there is at least one error in that marking.
graphic for visual presentation of text* In upper left quadrangle is the Portland No. 1 & No. 2 marked out, but the location of the No. 2 shaft of the Portland is NOT where this image gives it! Portland No. 2 shaft is in this view above the No. 1 shaft, seen a little left of the center of this view sideways. No. 2 Shaft of Portland is seen against the sky with No. 1 just below it, with the huge dumps where No.1 is written. The Granite, original shaft, is located where this card has written the No.2 text.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Just behind and left of the huge smokestack of the Gold Coin shaft, marked in this view as Granite, is the main shaft of the Dead Pine. The dump is much easier seen then the mine itself.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards/Postcard Album.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; titled Victor, Colorado - "The City of Mines" (Early 1900's) - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00307
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#162]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
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This view of Victor is looking north from Straub Mountain area. Photographed in 1909 by the H. & H. Studio in Cripple Creek, it was taken by either Hileman or Hill, impossible to tell for sure as the view is credited to them both. Being this is from a printed card in a small more modern postcard folder it is not the greatest quality, but one gets an idea of the town and the many mines in and around it.
* Gold Coin, here marked as Granite Mine on the south facing ore-house, is seen about middle top/down and about 1/5 in from left-hand side.
* Just behind the huge smokestack of the Gold Coin is the main shaft of the Dead Pine, named Oliver Shaft for some reason. The dump is much easier seen then the mine itself.
* Straight up from the Gold Coin smokestack, in the distance; against the sky; sticking up from the hill, is the shaft-house of the American Eagle.
* The Ajax Mine is about 1/4 down from top left, about 1/6 on from left-hand side.
* Further to the right of the Ajax would been upper shaft of the Dead Pine, the Granite (original shaft/mine) – seen about 1/3 in from left-hand side – and the Burns (main) shaft of the Portland mines, with the Portland No. 2 seen just off to the right for the center of the upper quarter in this view.
* Towards the right-hand side is seen the Strong Mine, about half top/down and 2/3 in from the left-hand side.
* The Independence Mine is just right of the Strong mine, seen with its huge dumps and structures.
* The Vindicator Mine, shaft 1, is seen above the Independence mine, about 1/3 down from top.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.04.2018 (09:40:47)
Title on Image:
#11-9; Victor, Colorado - "The City Of Mines"
Photographer [Date]:
H. & H. Studio [Hileman & Hill] [1909]
Description:
This view of Victor is looking north from Straub Mountain area. Photographed in 1909 by the H. & H. Studio in Cripple Creek, it was taken by either Hileman or Hill, impossible to tell for sure as the view is credited to them both. Being this is from a printed card in a small more modern postcard folder it is not the greatest quality, but one gets an idea of the town and the many mines in and around it.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Gold Coin, here marked as Granite Mine on the south facing ore-house, is seen about middle top/down and about 1/5 in from left-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Just behind the huge smokestack of the Gold Coin is the main shaft of the Dead Pine, named Oliver Shaft for some reason. The dump is much easier seen then the mine itself.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Straight up from the Gold Coin smokestack, in the distance; against the sky; sticking up from the hill, is the shaft-house of the American Eagle.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Ajax Mine is about 1/4 down from top left, about 1/6 on from left-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Further to the right of the Ajax would been upper shaft of the Dead Pine, the Granite (original shaft/mine) – seen about 1/3 in from left-hand side – and the Burns (main) shaft of the Portland mines, with the Portland No. 2 seen just off to the right for the center of the upper quarter in this view.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Towards the right-hand side is seen the Strong Mine, about half top/down and 2/3 in from the left-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Independence Mine is just right of the Strong mine, seen with its huge dumps and structures.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Vindicator Mine, shaft 1, is seen above the Independence mine, about 1/3 down from top.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards/Postcard Album.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; titled Victor, Colorado - "The City Of Mines" - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00305
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#160]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#160
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 is an overview of some of the famous mines, making Victor, Colorado, ''The City of Mines''.
   Battle Mountain where some of the mines are nicely marked out. The strong Mine is seen just below middle top/down and just left of the Word ''AJAX'' on the left side of this view. The Independence is see sort of in the foreground with massive dump piles extending towards the photographer, while the Portland mines dumps fill the upper part of Battle Mountain on the top right part of the view.
   Town of Victor is partly seen in lower left, while the Ajax Mine is nicely marked out but still hiding behind some pretty massive big dumps on the upper left part of this view.
Media Info Last Updated:
19.08.2017 (22:57:44)
Title on Image:
TERMINUS of the Carlton Drainage Tunnel under Portland No. 2 Shaft. Other famous producers on Battle Mountain, Cripple Creek Mining District.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is an overview of some of the famous mines, making Victor, Colorado, ''The City of Mines''.
graphic for visual presentation of text Battle Mountain where some of the mines are nicely marked out. The strong Mine is seen just below middle top/down and just left of the Word ''AJAX'' on the left side of this view. The Independence is see sort of in the foreground with massive dump piles extending towards the photographer, while the Portland mines dumps fill the upper part of Battle Mountain on the top right part of the view.
graphic for visual presentation of text Town of Victor is partly seen in lower left, while the Ajax Mine is nicely marked out but still hiding behind some pretty massive big dumps on the upper left part of this view.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 21 in the 1941 Annual Report of the Golden Cycle Corporation; from a 300dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 21; The Golden Cycle Corporation: Annual Report to Stockholders - December 31, 1941 - Published in 1942.
  • Page 22; The Golden Cycle Corporation: Annual Report to Stockholders - December 31, 1939 - Published in 1939.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01612
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#240]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#240
I like this view as it is shot down 7th Street where the Low Line used to enter the town of Victor, and hence a view I don't see that often, just sad the trolley is gone. It also shows much of the western part of Victor towards the right of the street, and in the background, the mines of Battle Mountain;
* The Ajax Mine operation is seen about 1/4 in from left-hand side and 1/4 down from the top.
* Further to the right of Ajax is seen Portland No. 2 against the sky, about middle sideways, with the top of the exposed head-frame of Portland No. 1 just below it to the right.
* Almost at the edge of the right-hand side, a little bit more than 1/3 from top is the exposed Head-Frame of the Stratton's Independence Mine, or just Independence Mine, and just below it, over the roof of the bit of Victor Hotel seen, is a head-frame I think of as the Strong mine.
* The Dead Pine Oliver Shaft is seen about 2/5 in from left-hand side and about 2/5 down from top, lots of dumps around it.
* Mohican/Mohegan Mine operation is seen about 1/5 in from left-hand side and about 1/3 down from top, there is some simple structures and a chute down to an ore-bin along the M.T. mainline going behind Victor houses in its route along the hillsides. Looks like there is some form of a rock breaker up there, possible they are working the dumps more than a hole in the ground, but location is about where the Mohican was, hence me locating it there.
* The Gold Coin ruins and Operation is seen with its smaller head frame, small wood ore-house, a little more than 2/5 from top and a little more than 1/4 in from right hand side. Just right of the head-frame is seen a tower-like structure, I think that was the end terminal for an aerial tram down from the Dillon shaft up near the M.T. mainline inside the massive dumps seen below the Portland mines and to the right of the Dead Pine mine.
Media Info Last Updated:
20.05.2017 (20:41:50)
Title on Image:
A View Along 7th Street in Victor against the South Slope of Battle Mountain. Ajax Mine Upper Left and Portland Mine Center Skyline
Photographer [Date]:
Harry L. Standley
Description:
I like this view as it is shot down 7th Street where the Low Line used to enter the town of Victor, and hence a view I don't see that often, just sad the trolley is gone. It also shows much of the western part of Victor towards the right of the street, and in the background, the mines of Battle Mountain;
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Ajax Mine operation is seen about 1/4 in from left-hand side and 1/4 down from the top.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Further to the right of Ajax is seen Portland No. 2 against the sky, about middle sideways, with the top of the exposed head-frame of Portland No. 1 just below it to the right.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Almost at the edge of the right-hand side, a little bit more than 1/3 from top is the exposed Head-Frame of the Stratton's Independence Mine, or just Independence Mine, and just below it, over the roof of the bit of Victor Hotel seen, is a head-frame I think of as the Strong mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Dead Pine Oliver Shaft is seen about 2/5 in from left-hand side and about 2/5 down from top, lots of dumps around it.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Mohican/Mohegan Mine operation is seen about 1/5 in from left-hand side and about 1/3 down from top, there is some simple structures and a chute down to an ore-bin along the M.T. mainline going behind Victor houses in its route along the hillsides. Looks like there is some form of a rock breaker up there, possible they are working the dumps more than a hole in the ground, but location is about where the Mohican was, hence me locating it there.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Gold Coin ruins and Operation is seen with its smaller head frame, small wood ore-house, a little more than 2/5 from top and a little more than 1/4 in from right hand side. Just right of the head-frame is seen a tower-like structure, I think that was the end terminal for an aerial tram down from the Dillon shaft up near the M.T. mainline inside the massive dumps seen below the Portland mines and to the right of the Dead Pine mine.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02384
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#176]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#176