My Known Images:
Portland No. 1 [aka Burns Shaft]
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This page has a total of 17 images, as of 01.08.2018 (11:44:45).
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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
A view at the Bank Block on the corner of Victor Avenue and Fourth Street, in Victor, Colorado, somewhere around 1910/1920's I assume as I still see Trolley Tracks in the street in lower foreground, and as they belonged to the Low Line tracks, who services shut down around 1919 and tracks must have been ripped out sometime after that.
   In background left, about halfway up and just in from right-hand side, there is mining operations visible and my mind claim the one seen to be the Portland No. 2 Mine, mainly, as I do see some of the smokestacks of the No.2 shaft further into the view, at left of the structures of the No. 1.
   Lot of signs visible, from left to right the readable ones are:
'Victor Studio'
'Isis 10¢' or 'New Isis' as I think it say above the doorway
'The Brunswick';
'H.H. Rosser | Pool | Cigars'
'Bar' -> other images indicates there should possible be the text of 'Monte Cristo' above it, but I've been unable to say for sure it is either there or not above the letters of the 'BAR' so maybe this is from before that name came into play?
'Bank Blk Rooms'
'Davis & Byler [?] Mining Engineers' as it stands in one of the windows out on Victor Ave.
'?. Freshw??' 'Diamonds' 'Jewelry'; Williams [?] seems to be written on one of those walkway covers which is coming out of the wall so to speak.
Media Info Last Updated:
29.05.2018 (12:29:34)
Title on Image:
Victor Scene at Corner of Victor Avenue and 4th Street, Looking at the Old Bank Block.
Photographer [Date]:
Lehr ?
Description:
A view at the Bank Block on the corner of Victor Avenue and Fourth Street, in Victor, Colorado, somewhere around 1910/1920's I assume as I still see Trolley Tracks in the street in lower foreground, and as they belonged to the Low Line tracks, who services shut down around 1919 and tracks must have been ripped out sometime after that.
graphic for visual presentation of text In background left, about halfway up and just in from right-hand side, there is mining operations visible and my mind claim the one seen to be the Portland No. 2 Mine, mainly, as I do see some of the smokestacks of the No.2 shaft further into the view, at left of the structures of the No. 1.
graphic for visual presentation of text Lot of signs visible, from left to right the readable ones are:
graphic for visual presentation of text'Victor Studio'
graphic for visual presentation of text'Isis 10¢' or 'New Isis' as I think it say above the doorway
graphic for visual presentation of text'The Brunswick';
graphic for visual presentation of text'H.H. Rosser | Pool | Cigars'
graphic for visual presentation of text'Bar' -> other images indicates there should possible be the text of 'Monte Cristo' above it, but I've been unable to say for sure it is either there or not above the letters of the 'BAR' so maybe this is from before that name came into play?
graphic for visual presentation of text'Bank Blk Rooms'
graphic for visual presentation of text'Davis & Byler [?] Mining Engineers' as it stands in one of the windows out on Victor Ave.
graphic for visual presentation of text'?. Freshw??' 'Diamonds' 'Jewelry'; Williams [?] seems to be written on one of those walkway covers which is coming out of the wall so to speak.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03692
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#312]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#312
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 large Independence Mine has been a popular one as I've seen it appearing on lots of postcards where there are tiny differences in where the sides been cropped, and that goes for both the B&W card and the ones like these, that has been colored/painted. Also shown up in printed materials and postcard folders.
   The scene shows some Midland Terminal tracks in lower left, passing by and serving the Ore-House with the dark shades up the side of the structure due to the steam train used back then. A map I've seen also indicates that Ore-house to have had 3-rails, as in dual gauge, as to be served by the Golden Circle Railroad also.
   Further into the image, in from right-hand side and about middle top/down there is another Ore-House and the before mention map (page 301 in the 40-Miles to Fortune book by Allen Lewis) also say that this was served by dual gauge track. That map also says that the structure between those before mention ore-houses is a Mill – the one with the twin peaked roofs meeting each other, before going into a third peaked roof 90-degree turned from those two.
   In the background, up against the sky, is the Portland Mine No. 1 seen in from the right-hand side, while about center sideways is the Ajax Mine visible against the sky.
Media Info Last Updated:
13.04.2018 (16:19:42)
Title on Image:
Independence Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo. [#C. 2007]
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view of the large Independence Mine has been a popular one as I've seen it appearing on lots of postcards where there are tiny differences in where the sides been cropped, and that goes for both the B&W card and the ones like these, that has been colored/painted. Also shown up in printed materials and postcard folders.
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene shows some Midland Terminal tracks in lower left, passing by and serving the Ore-House with the dark shades up the side of the structure due to the steam train used back then. A map I've seen also indicates that Ore-house to have had 3-rails, as in dual gauge, as to be served by the Golden Circle Railroad also.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further into the image, in from right-hand side and about middle top/down there is another Ore-House and the before mention map (page 301 in the 40-Miles to Fortune book by Allen Lewis) also say that this was served by dual gauge track. That map also says that the structure between those before mention ore-houses is a Mill – the one with the twin peaked roofs meeting each other, before going into a third peaked roof 90-degree turned from those two.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background, up against the sky, is the Portland Mine No. 1 seen in from the right-hand side, while about center sideways is the Ajax Mine visible against the sky.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03405
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#288]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#288
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]
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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]
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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.
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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]
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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.
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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]
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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.
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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]
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25.02.2017 (11:47:50)
Title on Image:
East Victor Showing Strong, Independence, Portland and Anna Lee Mines
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
This view is an early one of mines on Battle Mountain as there are hardly any mines to see, and, there is no sight of the yet to come grading of the M.T. railroad.
graphic for visual presentation of textThere is a large X marking the site of the Old Independence Mine where one see the ore-house just right of the X. The ore-house is in front of the shaft house, and partly hiding the western part of the shaft house.
graphic for visual presentation of textFurther up right is seen the well-known Independence Mine, which is under construction or repairs as there is scaffolding along the walls. I think it is just recently been built.
graphic for visual presentation of textBelow the Old Independence, just under the large X, there is a large structure that looks like some sort of a storage hall, yet to figure out what that is as of 25.01.2017.
graphic for visual presentation of textFurther up the hill behind and right of the large shaft house of the Independence there are seen the early beginnings of several mines seen on my ID: I-01171 (DPL Call Number: X-62585, by Hook), with the early Portland mine (with a trestle poking out of a large black door opening) and the Anna Lee mines further up the hill against the sky, the easiest seen mine structures.
graphic for visual presentation of textI have a hard time finding the Independence No. 2 in this scene, it should be just below the Portland but it seems not to be there. Possible the structure one early Sanborn Fire Insurance map calls Independence No. 4 is one of those two structures seen about half-way between the large Independence and the Portland. There appears to be a horse just below the left-most one of the two seen her, and which is also a structure that is seen in the before mention DPL view by Hook. The right-most is gone in that Hook photo, only leaving a dump.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe Bob-Tail, Lowell, Granite and similar mines are only seen as small dumps and some small shed like structures on the hillside.
graphic for visual presentation of textI would guess this to a be a late 1893, early 1894 image, but I can't tell for sure except there is dots of snow on the ground so it is in the winter part of the year. The M.T. tracks reached Portland Mine by December 1894, but as I see no sign of any grading here, I am pretty certain this view is from winter 1893/1894.
Image Note:

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Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00439
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#86]
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This view is a little bit complicated to decode as there are many mines seen, but I do my best, and to help me out a little I have taken the view from DPL and started to mark out mines and blurred the rest as I am not able to show the view as it cost money to do it correct way as per info on their site. I just think what I've done here should be allowed as I am really helping them out so to speak.
Lowest marked on the hill is the Old Independence Mine, below the easy recognized Independence No. 1 Shaft House about middle of image.
Near the right-hand side there is six mine, not all that easy to see but use the DPL view and go for 100% or 200%view and it gets easier. I have marked out the Bob-Tail (aka Bobtail No. 2) Mine where it is hiding behind the newly built/under construction ore-house of the Portland No 1 mine (aka Burns Shaft). This shaft was set as near as possible to the center of the most productive portion of the Portland Gold Mining Co.'s ground. The Burns Shaft was commenced on the first of April 1895 as per the Feb. 3, 1896 Annual Report.
Just below the Portland mine is the large shaft house, and dump in front of it, of the Independence No. 2 mine. I've not been able to locate for certain the location of the Independence No. 4 shaft house. The mainline of the M.T. passes between the shaft house and the dump of the Independence No. 2 mine, and if memory serve me right, the ore-house is on the dump side of the tracks.
Above the Independence No. 2 and to the right of the Burns Shaft, the location of the original Portland shaft is also marked out, but I have a hard time seeing details there, as in that same area should be the shaft house and ore-house of the Black Diamond mine. In a few years, all this is changed drastic as there will be railroad grades, structures and dumps in that area fully erasing all traces of the start of the great Portland mine.
Further up the hill, near top and right-hand side of the image is the Anna Lee mine which suffered a dramatic cave-in in early January 1896 killing 8 men and possible ruined the shaft house as I think the whole shaft collapsed – but as of 26.01.2017 I've not been able to confirm that thought.
Below the Anna Lee is the Scranton Shaft/Mine, a large shaft house that stands for many years and can be seen in many images showing the Portland Mine operations.
Squaw Mountain is the hill at left-hand side and the mines seen/marked here is all on Battle Mountain.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:37:31)
Title on Image:
The Independence Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Horace Swartley Poley [1895]
Description:
This view is a little bit complicated to decode as there are many mines seen, but I do my best, and to help me out a little I have taken the view from DPL and started to mark out mines and blurred the rest as I am not able to show the view as it cost money to do it correct way as per info on their site. I just think what I've done here should be allowed as I am really helping them out so to speak.
graphic for visual presentation of textLowest marked on the hill is the Old Independence Mine, below the easy recognized Independence No. 1 Shaft House about middle of image.
graphic for visual presentation of textNear the right-hand side there is six mine, not all that easy to see but use the DPL view and go for 100% or 200%view and it gets easier. I have marked out the Bob-Tail (aka Bobtail No. 2) Mine where it is hiding behind the newly built/under construction ore-house of the Portland No 1 mine (aka Burns Shaft). This shaft was set as near as possible to the center of the most productive portion of the Portland Gold Mining Co.'s ground. The Burns Shaft was commenced on the first of April 1895 as per the Feb. 3, 1896 Annual Report.
graphic for visual presentation of textJust below the Portland mine is the large shaft house, and dump in front of it, of the Independence No. 2 mine. I've not been able to locate for certain the location of the Independence No. 4 shaft house. The mainline of the M.T. passes between the shaft house and the dump of the Independence No. 2 mine, and if memory serve me right, the ore-house is on the dump side of the tracks.
graphic for visual presentation of textAbove the Independence No. 2 and to the right of the Burns Shaft, the location of the original Portland shaft is also marked out, but I have a hard time seeing details there, as in that same area should be the shaft house and ore-house of the Black Diamond mine. In a few years, all this is changed drastic as there will be railroad grades, structures and dumps in that area fully erasing all traces of the start of the great Portland mine.
graphic for visual presentation of textFurther up the hill, near top and right-hand side of the image is the Anna Lee mine which suffered a dramatic cave-in in early January 1896 killing 8 men and possible ruined the shaft house as I think the whole shaft collapsed – but as of 26.01.2017 I've not been able to confirm that thought.
graphic for visual presentation of textBelow the Anna Lee is the Scranton Shaft/Mine, a large shaft house that stands for many years and can be seen in many images showing the Portland Mine operations.
graphic for visual presentation of textSquaw Mountain is the hill at left-hand side and the mines seen/marked here is all on Battle Mountain.
Image Note:
Copy of DPL image Z-6852 - marked the known mines, blurred the rest.
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Source ID, My Collection:
I-01172
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#80]
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