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This page has a total of 64 images, as of 18.07.2018 (09:06:04).
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   I bought this thinking this was an original photograph, my bad! This feels like a photocopy of another source image, it clearly looks that way on my 1200dpi scan, as there is nothing in the high-resolution scan that is sharp, the coloring looks to uniform, and those darker areas has no way to lighten them, like they have no info as that got lost when the source image was copied…
   While whoever made this copy, or someone later has written on the backside that this is Labor Day Celebration, that IS NOT right, as this is linked to the Labor War unrests in the District. Shown below the massive Gold Coin Mine is the so-called Bull-Pen used for various thing, in this case this looks very much like some other image I have where the title was 'Swearing in Extra Police'.
   In background left top, a long string of Boxcars is seen standing on the siding in that area, along the Midland Terminal Mainline, while hidden in the lighter foreground lower left is the rails in the street of the Low Line seen, as it runs down Victor Avenue.
Media Info Last Updated:
09.05.2018 (13:34:48)
Title on Image:
The Bull Pen in Victor, Seen Below the Mighty Gold Coin Mine During Labor Wars, Seen From Southeast.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
I bought this thinking this was an original photograph, my bad! This feels like a photocopy of another source image, it clearly looks that way on my 1200dpi scan, as there is nothing in the high-resolution scan that is sharp, the coloring looks to uniform, and those darker areas has no way to lighten them, like they have no info as that got lost when the source image was copied…
graphic for visual presentation of text While whoever made this copy, or someone later has written on the backside that this is Labor Day Celebration, that IS NOT right, as this is linked to the Labor War unrests in the District. Shown below the massive Gold Coin Mine is the so-called Bull-Pen used for various thing, in this case this looks very much like some other image I have where the title was 'Swearing in Extra Police'.
graphic for visual presentation of text In background left top, a long string of Boxcars is seen standing on the siding in that area, along the Midland Terminal Mainline, while hidden in the lighter foreground lower left is the rails in the street of the Low Line seen, as it runs down Victor Avenue.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Enhanced version of my 300dpi scan.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03603
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#299]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#299
This overview of Victor as seen from somewhere in South-East  has been credited to several photographs, Schedin & Lehman is written on an Image seen at DPL, where also Julia Skolas has her name, but as this view is from after the 1899 fire which took out much of Victor, but before the head-frame of the Gold Coin was covered sometime in 1900/1901 timeframe, I can't see how she can have actually have taken this photo, so I think she bought it and the rights to it – and possible others – from the Schedin & Lehman company after she arrived at the District.
The usefulness of this image is really on the DPL view, as most of the mines are deep into the image and some of them are really not much to actually see anything other than knowing they are in this view in order to help place them in a mental map of the District/area.
* In the foreground left is the mine I've seen a close-up off from the other side, where it then was marked as "Great Central Mining & Milling Co.", and from other sources I have it linked as being named/known as the Maggie Mine.
* About middle bottom/top along the right-hand side is the top part of the Shaft-house of the Strong Mine, with the Victor High-School in front of it.
* About 2/5 down from top and about center left/right is the large smokestack of the Gold Coin mine, with the Head-frame at right of the smokestack – best seen on the DPL large image. This helps date the image except I don't know the date the head-frame was enclosed in the brick structure most common known as the Gold Coin mine.
* Above the smokestack of the Gold Coin, high up on Squaw Mtn. is a dump area seen, there is a small Shaft-house there, again I refer to the DPL as best view, that is the Nellie V. mine.
* About 1/4 in from right-hand side, and about 1/3 down from top, is the large Ajax Mine complex seen, with the big dump out over the hillside of Battle Mountain. Looking at the DPL view one can actually see they are extending the Ore-house towards right in this view.
* Just right of the Ajax is the upper shaft of the Dead Pine, located along the Golden Circle, they did as the Portland Mine did, they have a tunnel over the tracks of the Golden Circle narrow gauge line, except here it is made of wood, not steel as on the Portland property. Can't say it is on the view, I know it is there, seen as a dark spot between Ajax and Dead Pine, but it is too far away to be of any use at all.
* Further to the right, just left of the massive Portland dumps, where the hill curves, there lays the Granite Mine, seen with its Shaft-house and power house, smokestack and all, albeit at a to large distance to be of any good use for a model work, it helps in determining where in the area it was located.
* The Dillon Mine has actually two shafts seen in this view, again it is the DPL view that is really of any use to such image research, a slight distance left of the shaft-house of the Strong mine on the right-hand side, there is a small Head-frame and small hoist house seen on the hillside with a dump – that is located on the Dillon claim. Further up the hill, more hidden away due to distance and such, is the more commonly associated boxy type of Shaft-house of the Dillon seen where it lays just below the mainline of the M.T. climbing the hills towards the Portland mine area outside the view at right. Seen best on the DPL view at a 100% look, or try the 200% and go near right-hand corner, the only shaft-house in this area with lettering on the side of the structure.
* Again, the DPL is of help to locate the Ore-house of the Mary Cashen Mine, as it is poking up among the roofs of Victor structures, about halfway between the Strong and the Gold Coin mines.
* Also, on the DPL Image the Fortuna Mine is seen quite well in the 100% view, just where the word 'Skolas' is written about 2/5 up from bottom and about 1/3 in from right-hand side. Showing a small Head-Frame west of the Hoist & Power House, with what might have been the loo west of the head-frame or possible a shed for dynamite?
Media Info Last Updated:
08.05.2018 (19:33:16)
Title on Image:
Victor, Colo. View Across Hills Southeast of the Town, Passed the Great Central Mining & Milling Company's Maggie Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Schedin & Lehman
Description:
This overview of Victor as seen from somewhere in South-East has been credited to several photographs, Schedin & Lehman is written on an Image seen at DPL, where also Julia Skolas has her name, but as this view is from after the 1899 fire which took out much of Victor, but before the head-frame of the Gold Coin was covered sometime in 1900/1901 timeframe, I can't see how she can have actually have taken this photo, so I think she bought it and the rights to it – and possible others – from the Schedin & Lehman company after she arrived at the District.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe usefulness of this image is really on the DPL view, as most of the mines are deep into the image and some of them are really not much to actually see anything other than knowing they are in this view in order to help place them in a mental map of the District/area.
graphic for visual presentation of text* In the foreground left is the mine I've seen a close-up off from the other side, where it then was marked as "Great Central Mining & Milling Co.", and from other sources I have it linked as being named/known as the Maggie Mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text* About middle bottom/top along the right-hand side is the top part of the Shaft-house of the Strong Mine, with the Victor High-School in front of it.
graphic for visual presentation of text* About 2/5 down from top and about center left/right is the large smokestack of the Gold Coin mine, with the Head-frame at right of the smokestack – best seen on the DPL large image. This helps date the image except I don't know the date the head-frame was enclosed in the brick structure most common known as the Gold Coin mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Above the smokestack of the Gold Coin, high up on Squaw Mtn. is a dump area seen, there is a small Shaft-house there, again I refer to the DPL as best view, that is the Nellie V. mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text* About 1/4 in from right-hand side, and about 1/3 down from top, is the large Ajax Mine complex seen, with the big dump out over the hillside of Battle Mountain. Looking at the DPL view one can actually see they are extending the Ore-house towards right in this view.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Just right of the Ajax is the upper shaft of the Dead Pine, located along the Golden Circle, they did as the Portland Mine did, they have a tunnel over the tracks of the Golden Circle narrow gauge line, except here it is made of wood, not steel as on the Portland property. Can't say it is on the view, I know it is there, seen as a dark spot between Ajax and Dead Pine, but it is too far away to be of any use at all.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Further to the right, just left of the massive Portland dumps, where the hill curves, there lays the Granite Mine, seen with its Shaft-house and power house, smokestack and all, albeit at a to large distance to be of any good use for a model work, it helps in determining where in the area it was located.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Dillon Mine has actually two shafts seen in this view, again it is the DPL view that is really of any use to such image research, a slight distance left of the shaft-house of the Strong mine on the right-hand side, there is a small Head-frame and small hoist house seen on the hillside with a dump – that is located on the Dillon claim. Further up the hill, more hidden away due to distance and such, is the more commonly associated boxy type of Shaft-house of the Dillon seen where it lays just below the mainline of the M.T. climbing the hills towards the Portland mine area outside the view at right. Seen best on the DPL view at a 100% look, or try the 200% and go near right-hand corner, the only shaft-house in this area with lettering on the side of the structure.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Again, the DPL is of help to locate the Ore-house of the Mary Cashen Mine, as it is poking up among the roofs of Victor structures, about halfway between the Strong and the Gold Coin mines.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Also, on the DPL Image the Fortuna Mine is seen quite well in the 100% view, just where the word 'Skolas' is written about 2/5 up from bottom and about 1/3 in from right-hand side. Showing a small Head-Frame west of the Hoist & Power House, with what might have been the loo west of the head-frame or possible a shed for dynamite?
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 17 in the 1904 Annual Edition of the Colorado State Journal.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 17; Colorado State Journal; 1904 Annual Edition - Published in 1904.
  • Page 76; Program of Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress - Cripple Creek, Colorado, July 16, 17, 18, 19, 1901 - Published in 1901.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01131
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#174]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#174
   The enhanced version of this postcard was made as the original was more sort of dull and this become a better-looking copy of it. Image shows Victor Avenue, Victor, looking east along the single Trolley track in the middle of the street, there are some form of festivities going on – someone wrote 4th of July on the backside of the card but I do not know if that is correct as all those strange-looking banner-like flags hanging down make it feel more like something else.
   Sadly the image is not very sharp, it did not scan that well, but a look at a higher resolution scan do not give more answers as while there appear to be someone walking for some form of banner along the tracks about 1/3 up from bottom of view, I wonder if that not is a form for flag hanging on some of the wires crossing the street instead, I can't fully make it out but see not clear legs so I don't think it is a person walking. That would make all those people lining the street waiting for something else, I wonder what that else was.
   The Gold Coin Mine is seen in upper left, with a flag at top of the Shaft House, and that dates this image to be before the mine was tore down at least, but I see no smoke from the huge smokestack, so it may not run, or at least burn something that produces smoke the day this image was made! Sadly, a pole covers the side of the Ore-House, so I can't see of there is any lettering on it, so can't tell if this is marked Granite or not.
Media Info Last Updated:
15.04.2018 (12:53:11)
Title on Image:
View East on Victor Avenue with Trolley Tracks in Middle of Street, Festivities/4th of July
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
The enhanced version of this postcard was made as the original was more sort of dull and this become a better-looking copy of it. Image shows Victor Avenue, Victor, looking east along the single Trolley track in the middle of the street, there are some form of festivities going on – someone wrote 4th of July on the backside of the card but I do not know if that is correct as all those strange-looking banner-like flags hanging down make it feel more like something else.
graphic for visual presentation of text Sadly the image is not very sharp, it did not scan that well, but a look at a higher resolution scan do not give more answers as while there appear to be someone walking for some form of banner along the tracks about 1/3 up from bottom of view, I wonder if that not is a form for flag hanging on some of the wires crossing the street instead, I can't fully make it out but see not clear legs so I don't think it is a person walking. That would make all those people lining the street waiting for something else, I wonder what that else was.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Gold Coin Mine is seen in upper left, with a flag at top of the Shaft House, and that dates this image to be before the mine was tore down at least, but I see no smoke from the huge smokestack, so it may not run, or at least burn something that produces smoke the day this image was made! Sadly, a pole covers the side of the Ore-House, so I can't see of there is any lettering on it, so can't tell if this is marked Granite or not.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards, enhanced from my 300dpi scan.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03575
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#290]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#290
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:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#162
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 reproduction card of an old about 1898 photo, possible by father of Bill Lehr as I think it say Lehr before the Foto part of the tittle written at bottom of this view, is a nice one of the pre-fire Gold Coin mine, showing a massive wood structure and crib-wall and all. The Ore-house also appears to be quite big.
In the foreground is the old pre-fire Depot of the Florence & Cripple Creek, with lot of trains around it.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.04.2018 (08:55:58)
Title on Image:
Early Days Victor Colo 189?
Photographer [Date]:
Lehr ? [1898]
Description:
This reproduction card of an old about 1898 photo, possible by father of Bill Lehr as I think it say Lehr before the Foto part of the tittle written at bottom of this view, is a nice one of the pre-fire Gold Coin mine, showing a massive wood structure and crib-wall and all. The Ore-house also appears to be quite big.
graphic for visual presentation of textIn the foreground is the old pre-fire Depot of the Florence & Cripple Creek, with lot of trains around it.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; titled Early Days Victor Colo 1895 - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00974
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#119]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#119
This view of Victor from Battle Mountain up near the Ajax mine is possible from the 1930's, I am not sure, as there are no dates to go from. The postcard has a EKC stamp box on the backside, and Google gives info that this is from the 1939-1950 timespan, so late 1930's might be a safe bet. There are still rails seen, with railroad cars, so I would guess the M.T. is still running, making this also fit the late 1930's and very early 1940's timeframe.
In foreground towards lower left is the head frame and hoist house of the Oliver Shaft of the Dead Pine mine seen, with its big dump stretching out towards the town and the rails of the M.T., which depot can be seen left of the head frame.
An exposed more modern version of the Gold Coin head frame can be seen about middle top/down and about 1/3 in from the right-hand side of the card, with the ruins of the brick walls seen around it, check out the image in the Gold Coin base image view, as number 7.
In a sort of continued line from the head frame of the Dead Pine through the Gold Coin, one can see the dump area of the St. Patrick mine about 2/7 in from right-hand side and about 2/5 from top. Best seen as a cropped version of a higher resolution scan of this card, check out view 7 in the St. Patrick Base page image view.
Media Info Last Updated:
02.04.2018 (18:27:27)
Title on Image:
City of Victor Colo, Altitude 9747 Ft.
Photographer [Date]:
William H. Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Description:
This view of Victor from Battle Mountain up near the Ajax mine is possible from the 1930's, I am not sure, as there are no dates to go from. The postcard has a EKC stamp box on the backside, and Google gives info that this is from the 1939-1950 timespan, so late 1930's might be a safe bet. There are still rails seen, with railroad cars, so I would guess the M.T. is still running, making this also fit the late 1930's and very early 1940's timeframe.
graphic for visual presentation of textIn foreground towards lower left is the head frame and hoist house of the Oliver Shaft of the Dead Pine mine seen, with its big dump stretching out towards the town and the rails of the M.T., which depot can be seen left of the head frame.
graphic for visual presentation of textAn exposed more modern version of the Gold Coin head frame can be seen about middle top/down and about 1/3 in from the right-hand side of the card, with the ruins of the brick walls seen around it, check out the image in the Gold Coin base image view, as number 7.
graphic for visual presentation of textIn a sort of continued line from the head frame of the Dead Pine through the Gold Coin, one can see the dump area of the St. Patrick mine about 2/7 in from right-hand side and about 2/5 from top. Best seen as a cropped version of a higher resolution scan of this card, check out view 7 in the St. Patrick Base page image view.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; titled City of Victor Colo, Altitude 9747 Ft. - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02931
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#115]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#115
Yet another interesting view from Battle Mountain towards the Gold Coin mine in Victor, as it is getting rebuilt after the 1899 fire that destroyed the old mine and lot of the town itself. Just too bad that all edition of this view that I've seen is from printed sources, from the bad quality printed postcard this view is from, to an even worse in a Souvenir folding book published to promote the Midland Terminal.
While it is really hard to tell, it appears possible that in this view not even the Ore-house has been rebuilt yet, but it is too darn hard to tell for sure. I see the smokestack, the head frame can be picked out as exposed, and it looks like there is a wooden frame around the area where brick walls are known to have been. It may also be in the time frame around 1920/1921 when they tore down the Gold Coin, I really can't tell from this single image!
In the foreground, right, is the distinctive Ore-house of the Mary Cashen seen, and outside the view to the right would the head frame for that mine be. 
Victor Public Sampler is the long structure just left of the Mary Cashen, with its cupola on the roof and with part of it outside the view at right.
The mine seen with its small head frame and hoist house at lower left is for the moment a mystery to me at the time of this writing [19.02.2017].
Media Info Last Updated:
02.04.2018 (15:27:42)
Title on Image:
#562 - Birdseye View of Victor, Colorado
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Yet another interesting view from Battle Mountain towards the Gold Coin mine in Victor, as it is getting rebuilt after the 1899 fire that destroyed the old mine and lot of the town itself. Just too bad that all edition of this view that I've seen is from printed sources, from the bad quality printed postcard this view is from, to an even worse in a Souvenir folding book published to promote the Midland Terminal.
graphic for visual presentation of textWhile it is really hard to tell, it appears possible that in this view not even the Ore-house has been rebuilt yet, but it is too darn hard to tell for sure. I see the smokestack, the head frame can be picked out as exposed, and it looks like there is a wooden frame around the area where brick walls are known to have been. It may also be in the time frame around 1920/1921 when they tore down the Gold Coin, I really can't tell from this single image!
graphic for visual presentation of textIn the foreground, right, is the distinctive Ore-house of the Mary Cashen seen, and outside the view to the right would the head frame for that mine be.
graphic for visual presentation of textVictor Public Sampler is the long structure just left of the Mary Cashen, with its cupola on the roof and with part of it outside the view at right.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe mine seen with its small head frame and hoist house at lower left is for the moment a mystery to me at the time of this writing [19.02.2017].
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by H.H.T. Co.; Numbered 562, titled Birdseye View of Victor, Colorado - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by H.H.T. Co.; Numbered 562, titled Birdseye View of Victor, Colorado -> slighlty different cropped from source negative - Published in ????.
  • no. 10; Souvenir Folder called A Chain of Gold Cities in the Cripple Creek District; ca1905 - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00066
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#110]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#110
Sadly, this is a printed view, but I feel it is an important view as it fails to show the brick Shaft House of the Gold Coin Mine, only the covered walkway from shaft to the ore house is standing there. The head frame though feels wrong for the one that was put up after the fire, inside the shaft house, which made me first think this is was a later image, after they tore down the shaft house of the Gold Coin around end of 1920.
But then a friend, La Jean Greeson, pointed out to me that the Catholic Church, across from the Washington School – a church still standing in Victor – is not yet built in this view, and that dates this to be before they started building the church in 1902. Thanks La Jean! The before mention Washington School can be seen about 1/3 in from the right-hand side, and about half bottom/top, and the church shall be built left of this school structure, at the corner of 2nd Street and Portland Avenue.
The use of this smaller head frame and wood structures for the Gold Coin tells how important it was to get the mine up and running again, but they certainly have changed things allot in the ground where Gold Coin was located. As I have a dated photo from July 1901 with a completed Gold Coin in brick, this image here must be from around 1900, not sure exact but the Bank Block structure, later to be Victor Hotel, was completed by end of December 1899 – this structure can be seen as the large 4 story corner building behind the smokestack of the Gold Coin, about 1/3 up from bottom and same in from the right-hand side.
Up near the F. & C.C. railroad yard, depot, near lower left corner, the Elks Lodge structure at corner of 3rd street and Diamond Avenue, seems to either being rebuilt or built, as it is clearly in this view a more ruin looking structure then the nice-looking structure it is.
Media Info Last Updated:
02.04.2018 (14:16:52)
Title on Image:
#X-1340 - Cripple Creek, Colo. [Overview Victor From Squaw Mountain]
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Sadly, this is a printed view, but I feel it is an important view as it fails to show the brick Shaft House of the Gold Coin Mine, only the covered walkway from shaft to the ore house is standing there. The head frame though feels wrong for the one that was put up after the fire, inside the shaft house, which made me first think this is was a later image, after they tore down the shaft house of the Gold Coin around end of 1920.
graphic for visual presentation of textBut then a friend, La Jean Greeson, pointed out to me that the Catholic Church, across from the Washington School – a church still standing in Victor – is not yet built in this view, and that dates this to be before they started building the church in 1902. Thanks La Jean! The before mention Washington School can be seen about 1/3 in from the right-hand side, and about half bottom/top, and the church shall be built left of this school structure, at the corner of 2nd Street and Portland Avenue.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe use of this smaller head frame and wood structures for the Gold Coin tells how important it was to get the mine up and running again, but they certainly have changed things allot in the ground where Gold Coin was located. As I have a dated photo from July 1901 with a completed Gold Coin in brick, this image here must be from around 1900, not sure exact but the Bank Block structure, later to be Victor Hotel, was completed by end of December 1899 – this structure can be seen as the large 4 story corner building behind the smokestack of the Gold Coin, about 1/3 up from bottom and same in from the right-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of textUp near the F. & C.C. railroad yard, depot, near lower left corner, the Elks Lodge structure at corner of 3rd street and Diamond Avenue, seems to either being rebuilt or built, as it is clearly in this view a more ruin looking structure then the nice-looking structure it is.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published as X-1340 by Sanborn; titled Cripple Creek, Colo. - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published as X-1340 by Sanborn; titled Cripple Creek, Colo. -> different cut from source negative - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published as X-1340 by Sanborn; titled Cripple Creek, Colo. -> different cut from source negative - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01046
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#107]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#107
As the postcard is dated July 13, 1908 on the backside this photograph must be older than that date... Sadly the image itself is rather dark and while it is a photo type of card, it has lots of reflections to it and is hard to clean up. The view itself is yet another view of the town of Victor from up on Squaw Mountain, this time the Gold Coin mine is not as centered as it often was.
Off to the right hand-hand side, a little further up then 1/3 from the bottom, is the largest edition of the Shaft House of the St. Patrick mine that I have seen, with a growing dump north of it, which will say to the left.
Media Info Last Updated:
02.04.2018 (13:22:10)
Title on Image:
Birdseye View of Victor.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
As the postcard is dated July 13, 1908 on the backside this photograph must be older than that date... Sadly the image itself is rather dark and while it is a photo type of card, it has lots of reflections to it and is hard to clean up. The view itself is yet another view of the town of Victor from up on Squaw Mountain, this time the Gold Coin mine is not as centered as it often was.
graphic for visual presentation of textOff to the right hand-hand side, a little further up then 1/3 from the bottom, is the largest edition of the Shaft House of the St. Patrick mine that I have seen, with a growing dump north of it, which will say to the left.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; titled Birdseye View of Victor. - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; titled Victor, Colorado - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00470
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#106]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#106
Another view of Victor from Squaw Mountain, with the Gold Coin mine nearly in center of view. Photo is from before April 1906 as I have seen a postcard with the date using this view.
Media Info Last Updated:
02.04.2018 (11:37:57)
Title on Image:
#237 - Victor, Colo. Elevations 9735 Feet.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Another view of Victor from Squaw Mountain, with the Gold Coin mine nearly in center of view. Photo is from before April 1906 as I have seen a postcard with the date using this view.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by H.H. Rosser; titled Victor, Colo. Elevations 9735 Feet., numbered 237; Colored - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by H.H. Rosser; titled City of Victor - Colo. - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by H.H. Rosser; titled City of Victor - Colo. -> different cut from source negative - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by H.H. Rosser; titled City of Victor - Colo. -> different cut from source negative - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by H.H. Rosser; titled City of Victor - Colo. -> different cut from source negative - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by Souvenir Post Card Co.; titled Victor, Colo. Elevations 9735 Feet., numbered 237; Colored - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by Mound City Post Card Co.; titled Victor, Colorado. The City of Gold, Elevation 9,735 feet., numbered 2045 - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by Adolph Selige Publishing Co.; titled Victor, Colorado, The City Of Gold. Elevation 9735 Feet., numbered 3945 - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by Adolph Selige Publishing Co.; titled Victor, Colorado, The City Of Gold. Elevation 9735 Feet., numbered 3945 -> different cut from source negative - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01872
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#105]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#105
The right-hand side part of this image is so blurred it is impossible to get anything useful out of it. Overall it is not a very sharp photo when scanned in high resolution, but it is among the better ones.
   The date of this is after the sale of the Gold Coin Mine to the Granite company, as the ore house of the Gold Coin has Granite written on it, making this after 1905 if memory serve me right.
   One fun thing is that you can actually see a glimpse of the American Eagle Mine, seen about 2/9 in from left-hand side and about 1/6 down from top of image, against the sky. In addition, lots of mines are seen and it is easy to see why Victor is dubbed City of Mines!
Media Info Last Updated:
01.04.2018 (19:50:28)
Title on Image:
Victor City of Mines
Photographer [Date]:
William H. Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Description:
The right-hand side part of this image is so blurred it is impossible to get anything useful out of it. Overall it is not a very sharp photo when scanned in high resolution, but it is among the better ones.
graphic for visual presentation of text The date of this is after the sale of the Gold Coin Mine to the Granite company, as the ore house of the Gold Coin has Granite written on it, making this after 1905 if memory serve me right.
graphic for visual presentation of text One fun thing is that you can actually see a glimpse of the American Eagle Mine, seen about 2/9 in from left-hand side and about 1/6 down from top of image, against the sky. In addition, lots of mines are seen and it is easy to see why Victor is dubbed City of Mines!
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; titled Victor City of Mines Lehr Foto - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; titled Victor City of Mines Lehr Foto -> different cut from source negative - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00626
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#102]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#102
This is not the best views of the Gold Coin mine, due to the print type of process behind this postcard. It did not scan well and details are lost to the dots making up the image. But, it does show yet another image that at least at one time did exist out there as a negative, with three mines visible. Also, we see some train activity on the F. & C.C. tracks at the lower left part of the view.
In the prominent place about center of view we of course see the massive brick structures of the Gold Coin mine!
In foreground, lower part right-hand side of the view, we see part of the cribbing of the Mary Cashen mine, and its dump area inside the crib-wall.
In lower right-hand corner one also see a piece of the Victor Public Sampler structure, rest is outside the view in this card.
A little less than 1/3 left from the right-hand side, about 1/3 down from the top, behind the roof part of the engine room part of the Gold Coin, the head frame of the Golconda mine is poking up among the roof tops of the houses in the background.
Media Info Last Updated:
31.03.2018 (19:44:48)
Title on Image:
Gold Coin Mine, Cripple Creek District
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is not the best views of the Gold Coin mine, due to the print type of process behind this postcard. It did not scan well and details are lost to the dots making up the image. But, it does show yet another image that at least at one time did exist out there as a negative, with three mines visible. Also, we see some train activity on the F. & C.C. tracks at the lower left part of the view.
graphic for visual presentation of textIn the prominent place about center of view we of course see the massive brick structures of the Gold Coin mine!
graphic for visual presentation of textIn foreground, lower part right-hand side of the view, we see part of the cribbing of the Mary Cashen mine, and its dump area inside the crib-wall.
graphic for visual presentation of textIn lower right-hand corner one also see a piece of the Victor Public Sampler structure, rest is outside the view in this card.
graphic for visual presentation of textA little less than 1/3 left from the right-hand side, about 1/3 down from the top, behind the roof part of the engine room part of the Gold Coin, the head frame of the Golconda mine is poking up among the roof tops of the houses in the background.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; titled Gold Coin Mine, Cripple Creek District - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00239
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#124]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#124
Not the best view of the Gold Coin mine as it is only seen partly on the left-hand side under some smoke. But it helps tell the story on how the ground outside of it appeared at the time of this photo. Just too bad there is not a known date to this image.
Media Info Last Updated:
31.03.2018 (17:59:38)
Title on Image:
Victor Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Description:
Not the best view of the Gold Coin mine as it is only seen partly on the left-hand side under some smoke. But it helps tell the story on how the ground outside of it appeared at the time of this photo. Just too bad there is not a known date to this image.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher - Published in ????.
  • no. 3; Souvenir Postcard Folder called VICTOR and CRIPPLE CREEK DISTRICT Souvenir Folder - "Greatest Gold Camp on Earth" - Published in ????.
  • no. 22; Souvenir Postcard Folder with Unknown name as there was no front on my copy - about the Cripple Creek District - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by H.H.T. Co.; Numbered 590, titled Birdseye View Victor Colo. - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by H.H.T. Co.; Numbered 590, titled Birdseye View Victor Colo. -> slighlty different cropped from source negative - Published in .
  • Postcard; Published by H.H.T. Co.; Numbered 4162, titled Victor, Colorado.; Colored - Published in .
  • Postcard; Published by H.H.T. Co.; Numbered 4162, titled Victor, Colorado.; Colored -> slighlty different cropped from source negative - Published in .
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00498
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#101]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#101
This view of Victor from Battle Mountain is a nice one when looking at the online sources of the non-postcard view. It holds so many goodies it is hard to describe them all.
The Gold Coin mine is seen in quite a nice look, just to the left of the center of the view.
Further up front is also seen the Ore-house of the Mary Cashen mine, with a near square head frame and part of the cribbing to hold the waste rock in place as they had not the same luxury as Gold Coin to transport waste away through a long tunnel.
At left of the orehouse is the structures of the Victor Public Sampler, located just below the M.T. spurs and sort of sandwiched in between that and the switchback spur down to the orehouse of the Strong Mine further to the left, outside this view. Piece of the tail-end of that spur is seen along the cribbing and head frame of the Mary Cashen when looking near right hand side where the Victor depot of the M.T. is seen.
Way of in the background, right of the Gold Coin but sort of just over the south part (left) part of the Gold Coin Club structure, the Golconda structures can be seen on the Internet sources when fully zoomed into the view. That mine is hard to find good images of.
Media Info Last Updated:
31.03.2018 (15:34:34)
Title on Image:
#13285 - Victor, Colo. "Two Miles High."
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Jackson
Description:
This view of Victor from Battle Mountain is a nice one when looking at the online sources of the non-postcard view. It holds so many goodies it is hard to describe them all.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe Gold Coin mine is seen in quite a nice look, just to the left of the center of the view.
graphic for visual presentation of textFurther up front is also seen the Ore-house of the Mary Cashen mine, with a near square head frame and part of the cribbing to hold the waste rock in place as they had not the same luxury as Gold Coin to transport waste away through a long tunnel.
graphic for visual presentation of textAt left of the orehouse is the structures of the Victor Public Sampler, located just below the M.T. spurs and sort of sandwiched in between that and the switchback spur down to the orehouse of the Strong Mine further to the left, outside this view. Piece of the tail-end of that spur is seen along the cribbing and head frame of the Mary Cashen when looking near right hand side where the Victor depot of the M.T. is seen.
graphic for visual presentation of textWay of in the background, right of the Gold Coin but sort of just over the south part (left) part of the Gold Coin Club structure, the Golconda structures can be seen on the Internet sources when fully zoomed into the view. That mine is hard to find good images of.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Detroit Publishing Co. - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00287
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#99]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#99
This photo is possible from 1904 as it appears in a book from that timeframe with a Copyright note of 1904 by Hook, the photographer. The town of Victor is seen from Battle Mountain, not exactly sure where, but at left-hand side is the Fourth Street seen.
The Gold Coin Mine and Gold Coin Club is seen about 1/5 in from the left, and the mine structure partly hidden by the hill, with its double smokestack and head frame about 1/5 in from the right and 1/3 up from bottom is the north-east side of the Oliver shaft, or the main Dead Pine shaft, as confirmed by looking at the 1908 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map.
Media Info Last Updated:
31.03.2018 (13:30:55)
Title on Image:
#102 - CITY OF VICTOR, COLORADO. Colo. Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line.
Photographer [Date]:
William Edward Hook
Description:
This photo is possible from 1904 as it appears in a book from that timeframe with a Copyright note of 1904 by Hook, the photographer. The town of Victor is seen from Battle Mountain, not exactly sure where, but at left-hand side is the Fourth Street seen.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe Gold Coin Mine and Gold Coin Club is seen about 1/5 in from the left, and the mine structure partly hidden by the hill, with its double smokestack and head frame about 1/5 in from the right and 1/3 up from bottom is the north-east side of the Oliver shaft, or the main Dead Pine shaft, as confirmed by looking at the 1908 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; Numbered 102 - Published in ????.
  • page 39; O'er Canon and Crag to the Land of Gold, Series 3.; Published by The Railroad View Publishing Co. - Published in 1904.
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; Numbered 131, titled Victor, Colorado. - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; Numbered 131, titled VICTOR, COLORADO. - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00002
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#97]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#97
This view shows the Gold Coin Mine in Victor in all its glory. Focusing more on the Ore-house than on the more commonly focused Shaft-house, as would have been seen in from the right-hand side of this view. One get to see the foundation walls which still for the most part is still there in Victor, with its brick based shaft-house with the stained-glass windows and tower like part over the top of the head frame. The smokestack is very visible in this view, and in the background, is the Squaw Mountain seen, with the mainline of the M.T. seen just behind the top of the orehouse.
Media Info Last Updated:
31.03.2018 (09:59:39)
Title on Image:
59. Granite Mine, Formerly "Gold Coin", Cripple Creek District
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view shows the Gold Coin Mine in Victor in all its glory. Focusing more on the Ore-house than on the more commonly focused Shaft-house, as would have been seen in from the right-hand side of this view. One get to see the foundation walls which still for the most part is still there in Victor, with its brick based shaft-house with the stained-glass windows and tower like part over the top of the head frame. The smokestack is very visible in this view, and in the background, is the Squaw Mountain seen, with the mainline of the M.T. seen just behind the top of the orehouse.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard, Special w/small images inside; Named Seeing Cripple Creek, Colorado.; Copyright by Tichnor Bros., Inc. 1907 - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00048
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#92]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#92
This view of the Gold Coin Mine in Victor is taken from I think is a moving train as there is blur as something moved in the foreground, and the location of this photograph northwest of the mine fits with the location of the Midland Terminal trackage due to the angle of it. This location is also very close to the original High Line end in Victor, but the angle should be different had it been from a Trolley my brain screams at me.
   Sadly, the quality is not good, but it does send the feel of a city mine to me as a viewer, lots of houses and structures, it feels cramped for space. The view is enhanced to fix fading issues, and straightened so things more level, making me crop out some smaller pieces of no value and paint in some extra sky to fill gaps. The source image had a handwritten of later time date of 1898, but as this is the brick version it is after the Victor 1899 Fire, so personally I think this to be in 1900 as that is the closest date to the given one.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (11:21:37)
Title on Image:
Gold Coin Mine, as Seen Across Houses Northwest of the Mine, Probably From a M.T. Train
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view of the Gold Coin Mine in Victor is taken from I think is a moving train as there is blur as something moved in the foreground, and the location of this photograph northwest of the mine fits with the location of the Midland Terminal trackage due to the angle of it. This location is also very close to the original High Line end in Victor, but the angle should be different had it been from a Trolley my brain screams at me.
graphic for visual presentation of text Sadly, the quality is not good, but it does send the feel of a city mine to me as a viewer, lots of houses and structures, it feels cramped for space. The view is enhanced to fix fading issues, and straightened so things more level, making me crop out some smaller pieces of no value and paint in some extra sky to fill gaps. The source image had a handwritten of later time date of 1898, but as this is the brick version it is after the Victor 1899 Fire, so personally I think this to be in 1900 as that is the closest date to the given one.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Straightened, cropped & enhanced from a 600dpi scan.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03454
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#265]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#265
This view of the Gold Coin Mine is taken from the roadbed of the F. & C.C. railroad, as seen in lower right corner where a piece of the track is visible. While the sheet this image was pasted into has an 1898 date to it, that is plainly wrong as this is the brick version of the mine, and that only happen after it burned in 1899, so I think this is more like 1900, but I can't date it more precisely, sadly.
   The version shown here is enhanced to fix some fading issues on the original, in addition to me using a perspective filter to make the sides of the structures more appealing and level, making me having to crop the image a little of non-important pieces, and I also had to paint in some extra sky and track pieces, but I think it gives the credit to he source image as it should do, a view of the mine as it would have been seen from the Florence & Cripple Creek tracks west of the mine!
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (11:21:15)
Title on Image:
Gold Coin Mine, as Seen From the F. & C.C. Roadbed Southwest of the Mine.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view of the Gold Coin Mine is taken from the roadbed of the F. & C.C. railroad, as seen in lower right corner where a piece of the track is visible. While the sheet this image was pasted into has an 1898 date to it, that is plainly wrong as this is the brick version of the mine, and that only happen after it burned in 1899, so I think this is more like 1900, but I can't date it more precisely, sadly.
graphic for visual presentation of text The version shown here is enhanced to fix some fading issues on the original, in addition to me using a perspective filter to make the sides of the structures more appealing and level, making me having to crop the image a little of non-important pieces, and I also had to paint in some extra sky and track pieces, but I think it gives the credit to he source image as it should do, a view of the mine as it would have been seen from the Florence & Cripple Creek tracks west of the mine!
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Twisted, cropped & enhanced from a 600dpi scan.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03455
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#266]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#266
This underground view is from the 700-ft. level of the Gold Coin Mine in Victor. It shows four people, possible 3 miners and 1 foreman of some sort as he looks much nicer in his clothing then the other three. The well-dressed man holds some candles in his hands. There is two tunnels seen, a pipe is hanging near roof and comes out from the right-most tunnel, where also a hose is laid to a drill machine put up on a pole, fasten to floor and ceiling of the tunnel opening. All four men is looking at this machine, posing for this photo I assume.
   Pikes Peak Library has a much better view of this photo then my copies can present.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (11:16:22)
Title on Image:
#377 - Machine Drill. 700 ft. level. Gold Coin Mine.
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
This underground view is from the 700-ft. level of the Gold Coin Mine in Victor. It shows four people, possible 3 miners and 1 foreman of some sort as he looks much nicer in his clothing then the other three. The well-dressed man holds some candles in his hands. There is two tunnels seen, a pipe is hanging near roof and comes out from the right-most tunnel, where also a hose is laid to a drill machine put up on a pole, fasten to floor and ceiling of the tunnel opening. All four men is looking at this machine, posing for this photo I assume.
graphic for visual presentation of text Pikes Peak Library has a much better view of this photo then my copies can present.
Image Note:
My Collection; Cropped view from a miniature view inside a special postcard.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard, Special w/small images inside; Named Serie 877. Souvenir Of Cripple Creek Colo., altitude 9,000 feet.; Published by "The Optimo" Mrs. T.B. Semrie Prop. - Published in ????.
  • Postcard, Special w/small images inside; Named Seeing Cripple Creek, Colorado.; Copyright by Tichnor Bros., Inc. 1907 - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
A-00013
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#94]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#94
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
Yet another view of the Victor fire as seen from someplace along the 7th street, looking sort of northeast towards the burning town and the burning Gold Coin mine, this fateful Monday in August of 1899! The paper quality leaves much to desire, but for someone, this was a memory to hold on to and hundred or so years later it founds it way to me here in Norway.
Media Info Last Updated:
11.05.2017 (17:19:43)
Title on Image:
View of Victor From South West During the Fire That Burns the Great Gold Coin Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown [21.08.1899]
Description:
Yet another view of the Victor fire as seen from someplace along the 7th street, looking sort of northeast towards the burning town and the burning Gold Coin mine, this fateful Monday in August of 1899! The paper quality leaves much to desire, but for someone, this was a memory to hold on to and hundred or so years later it founds it way to me here in Norway.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02040
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#157]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#157
Yet another Victor view, taken from Squaw Mountain somewhere. Near center of view is the large Gold Coin mine, helping date this image to after the mine was rebuilt in bricks. It reads "Victor" on the lower left corner. Measures 6.50 x 4.50, including backing paper which it is adhered to. Sadly, the paper it is made on has some issues when it comes to clarity and what is dark in this view is dark forever here as it is not possible to lighten the parts. Quite some shininess is also seen, especially in lower end of the image on the right-hand side.
* About 1/3 up from lower left-hand corner, part of the dump and cribbing of the Mary Cashen is seen.
* The Gold Coin is also about 1/3 up from bottom center, and if one moves further up on the image, up along an invisible line from the smokestack, a couple of smaller mines are seen. The one straight up from smokestack is the Maggie mine of the "Great Central-M&M-Co.", as I seen it named in a photo close-up. It is a longer shaft house with a higher part in one end and a dump in front of it.
* I've yet to fully identify the shorter, more whitish, shaft house seen just left of the former mention invisible line, and a little closer down the photo from the Maggie mine.
* Moving to the right-hand side of the view, near the edge of the view, almost at center top/down, the shaft-house of the St. Patrick mine can be seen, here seen as a typical shaft house structure with the high part and sloped roof and all.
* Jefferson Mine is seen below and across the street from the Victor High School, seen about middle top/down and near left-hand side.
Media Info Last Updated:
18.04.2017 (12:57:28)
Title on Image:
Victor [As Seen From Squaw Mountain]
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Yet another Victor view, taken from Squaw Mountain somewhere. Near center of view is the large Gold Coin mine, helping date this image to after the mine was rebuilt in bricks. It reads "Victor" on the lower left corner. Measures 6.50 x 4.50, including backing paper which it is adhered to. Sadly, the paper it is made on has some issues when it comes to clarity and what is dark in this view is dark forever here as it is not possible to lighten the parts. Quite some shininess is also seen, especially in lower end of the image on the right-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text* About 1/3 up from lower left-hand corner, part of the dump and cribbing of the Mary Cashen is seen.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Gold Coin is also about 1/3 up from bottom center, and if one moves further up on the image, up along an invisible line from the smokestack, a couple of smaller mines are seen. The one straight up from smokestack is the Maggie mine of the "Great Central-M&M-Co.", as I seen it named in a photo close-up. It is a longer shaft house with a higher part in one end and a dump in front of it.
graphic for visual presentation of text* I've yet to fully identify the shorter, more whitish, shaft house seen just left of the former mention invisible line, and a little closer down the photo from the Maggie mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Moving to the right-hand side of the view, near the edge of the view, almost at center top/down, the shaft-house of the St. Patrick mine can be seen, here seen as a typical shaft house structure with the high part and sloped roof and all.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Jefferson Mine is seen below and across the street from the Victor High School, seen about middle top/down and near left-hand side.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00610
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#142]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#142
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Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (12:46:35)
Title on Image:
Gold Coin Mine, Victor, Colorado
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
View is said to be about 1896, and to be of the Gold Coin mine headframe in Victor, Colorado. In the background center one can see the large Shaft House and supporting structures of the Independence Mine, and in foreground left-hand part of the image, is the roof tops of the Victor Public Sampler, or the Public Sampling Works or just Victor Sampler, as I also seen it be named as. Check the link to the PPLD site for a zoomable and quite good view at this photo!
Image Note:

Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01189
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#159]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#159
I got this as a negative from a seller on eBay selling quite many negatives, which most turned out to be from some unknown printed source, like this view of the pre-fire Gold Coin mine, showing the south and east part of this once massive impressive wood structure in the heart of Victor. 
Sadly, the contrast level is so high that parts of the view comes out/over too light and details are lost.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:53:10)
Title on Image:
#147 - The Gold Coin M. & L. Co., Southeastern Side
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
I got this as a negative from a seller on eBay selling quite many negatives, which most turned out to be from some unknown printed source, like this view of the pre-fire Gold Coin mine, showing the south and east part of this once massive impressive wood structure in the heart of Victor.
graphic for visual presentation of textSadly, the contrast level is so high that parts of the view comes out/over too light and details are lost.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs, negative.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01337
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#141]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#141
This photo, while high in number in my database, is actually one of the first ever won photographs I was able to get hold of in my collection, hence it has a special meaning to me. The only info I have about is that it is marked on the backside as "Swearing in extra Poleice" – and yes, I noticed that extra e in police, but I left it in case somehow someone else down the line has seen that typo and have similar shots or info about the writer or something…
The view itself is not the best as it is starting to fade, it is angled so not straight, but it appears to be showing somewhat an important thing in the District history, most likely during the Labor Wars around 1903. People are gathering for something in this vacant lot along Victor Avenue, so something is happening.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:53:00)
Title on Image:
Swearing in Extra Police | The Bull Pen in Victor Below the Mighty Gold Coin Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This photo, while high in number in my database, is actually one of the first ever won photographs I was able to get hold of in my collection, hence it has a special meaning to me. The only info I have about is that it is marked on the backside as "Swearing in extra Poleice" – and yes, I noticed that extra e in police, but I left it in case somehow someone else down the line has seen that typo and have similar shots or info about the writer or something…
graphic for visual presentation of textThe view itself is not the best as it is starting to fade, it is angled so not straight, but it appears to be showing somewhat an important thing in the District history, most likely during the Labor Wars around 1903. People are gathering for something in this vacant lot along Victor Avenue, so something is happening.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01874
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#139]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#139
This image here is a sad chapter in my collection. I was so happy when I bought it through eBay in April 2010, listing said it was a "gorgeous glass photograph", titled " Portland Mill, Victor, Colorado.", and made in 1916 for Kansas City Public Schools Department Visual Instruction. Listing went on to state " This piece is in excellent condition and has NO cracks, breaks or damage I can detect.  This is awesome and perfect for any photo collection."
And then the seller put it into a normal envelope, and shipped to Norway without any bubble wrapping or anything, and result is seen here, a broken piece of history, not that useful. Can be used to say this is the view as it was by 1916, but no details really, a real, real sad story!
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:52:56)
Title on Image:
Portland Mill, Victor, Colorado 1916
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This image here is a sad chapter in my collection. I was so happy when I bought it through eBay in April 2010, listing said it was a "gorgeous glass photograph", titled " Portland Mill, Victor, Colorado.", and made in 1916 for Kansas City Public Schools Department Visual Instruction. Listing went on to state " This piece is in excellent condition and has NO cracks, breaks or damage I can detect. This is awesome and perfect for any photo collection."
graphic for visual presentation of textAnd then the seller put it into a normal envelope, and shipped to Norway without any bubble wrapping or anything, and result is seen here, a broken piece of history, not that useful. Can be used to say this is the view as it was by 1916, but no details really, a real, real sad story!
Image Note:
My Collection; Magic Lanterns. Cropped 600dpi view without the frame as it came broken in the mail...
Source ID, My Collection:
G-00012
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#138]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
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According to info from Steve Rush this is underground at the Gold Coin mine, and this photo came through him to me, from his late friend George Foott. It shows a miner underground at one of the levels in the mine, but all info I have is that it came from a family in Victor whose father worked at the Gold Coin. Not marked on backside or anything so it can possible be anywhere.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:52:08)
Title on Image:
Miner at Unknown Level Underground in the Gold Coin Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
According to info from Steve Rush this is underground at the Gold Coin mine, and this photo came through him to me, from his late friend George Foott. It shows a miner underground at one of the levels in the mine, but all info I have is that it came from a family in Victor whose father worked at the Gold Coin. Not marked on backside or anything so it can possible be anywhere.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00628
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#133]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
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This image is used as an advertisement for the Crane Ore Dresser in all "Seeing Cripple Creek" issues I've seen, and is said to be in the ore-house of the Gold Coin mine in Victor, Colorado. No idea how old the image is, I just notice all the wood in use and keep wondering how that ties into the brick based ore-house of the Gold Coin mine I most often see in images.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:52:04)
Title on Image:
The Crane Ore Dresser and Picking Belt in Operation at the Gold Coin Mine, Victor, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This image is used as an advertisement for the Crane Ore Dresser in all "Seeing Cripple Creek" issues I've seen, and is said to be in the ore-house of the Gold Coin mine in Victor, Colorado. No idea how old the image is, I just notice all the wood in use and keep wondering how that ties into the brick based ore-house of the Gold Coin mine I most often see in images.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 48 in Seeing Cripple Creek, January 1905 (Vol. 4, No. 2).
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 46; Seeing Cripple Creek; January 1904 - Published in 1904.
  • Page 48; Seeing Cripple Creek; January 1905 - Published in 1905.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00822
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#132]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#132
I never seen any mention of what level of the Gold Coin Mine this pump was located, but what I know is that it been said that they used the Columbine-Victor tunnel to transport water in a pipe from the Gold Coin mine to the Economic mill, so possible this has been connected to that system?
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:52:00)
Title on Image:
Great Pumping Station In the Gold Coin Mine at Victor.
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
I never seen any mention of what level of the Gold Coin Mine this pump was located, but what I know is that it been said that they used the Columbine-Victor tunnel to transport water in a pipe from the Gold Coin mine to the Economic mill, so possible this has been connected to that system?
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 21 in Seeing Cripple Creek, January 1904 (Vol. 2, No. 2).
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 21; Seeing Cripple Creek; January 1904 - Published in 1904.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01086
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#131]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#131
This view from the inside the engine house part of the famous Gold Coin Mine in Victor, Colorado shows that the impressive brick structure that housed the hoist also housed the compressor plant to operate this big mine. We are looking northeast here; the hoist would be seen if we turned right here.
   I would assume the photographer of this image would also be the same as the two other views, namely W. M. Horsley out of Cameron, Colo., but the location where he marked his name is cut from this view so I cannot tell for sure.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:51:57)
Title on Image:
Interior Gold Coin Mine. | Gold Coin Compressor Plant.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view from the inside the engine house part of the famous Gold Coin Mine in Victor, Colorado shows that the impressive brick structure that housed the hoist also housed the compressor plant to operate this big mine. We are looking northeast here; the hoist would be seen if we turned right here.
graphic for visual presentation of text I would assume the photographer of this image would also be the same as the two other views, namely W. M. Horsley out of Cameron, Colo., but the location where he marked his name is cut from this view so I cannot tell for sure.
Image Note:
From page 11 of the booklet "Gold Fields of Cripple Creek - Pan American Expo 1901" by the Woods Investment Company.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 11; Gold Fields of Cripple Creek - Pan American Expo 1901; The Woods Investment Company - Published in 1901.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00711
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#130]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#130
This view from the inside the engine room part of the famous Gold Coin Mine in Victor, Colorado shows the big hoist used to run the important part of the mine, the hoisting of men and ore! While the quality of the image is too bad get much details from, it can be said that inside the blackish part of this image on the left-hand side part of it, is the head frame and shaft located, making this a southeast looking view.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:51:55)
Title on Image:
Interior Gold Coin Mine. | Gold Coin 3000 Ft. Hoist
Photographer [Date]:
W.M. Horsley
Description:
This view from the inside the engine room part of the famous Gold Coin Mine in Victor, Colorado shows the big hoist used to run the important part of the mine, the hoisting of men and ore! While the quality of the image is too bad get much details from, it can be said that inside the blackish part of this image on the left-hand side part of it, is the head frame and shaft located, making this a southeast looking view.
Image Note:
From page 11 of the booklet "Gold Fields of Cripple Creek - Pan American Expo 1901" by the Woods Investment Company.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 11; Gold Fields of Cripple Creek - Pan American Expo 1901; The Woods Investment Company - Published in 1901.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00709
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#129]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#129
This is a cool drawing and one that would have made a very cool entryway for a model railroad of the area... The town of Victor and the Gold Coin mine on the right-hand side and the Economic mill at the left-hand side. Includes an illustration of 9 levels in the Gold Coin mine, not sure how many they had.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:51:52)
Title on Image:
Longitudinal Section - Columbine Division - United Mines Tunnel.
Photographer [Date]:
J.L. Waid
Description:
This is a cool drawing and one that would have made a very cool entryway for a model railroad of the area... The town of Victor and the Gold Coin mine on the right-hand side and the Economic mill at the left-hand side. Includes an illustration of 9 levels in the Gold Coin mine, not sure how many they had.
Image Note:
Cropped and worked somewhat over; From page 2 of the booklet "Gold Fields of Cripple Creek - Pan American Expo 1901" by the Woods Investment Company.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 2; Gold Fields of Cripple Creek - Pan American Expo 1901; The Woods Investment Company - Published in 1901.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00701
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#128]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#128
This underground view from the Gold Coin Mine is said to be under the First National Bank in Victor, Colorado.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:51:50)
Title on Image:
Mining in Gold Coin under First National Bank
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This underground view from the Gold Coin Mine is said to be under the First National Bank in Victor, Colorado.
Image Note:
From page 42 of the booklet "Gold Fields of Cripple Creek - Pan American Expo 1901" by the Woods Investment Company.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 42; Gold Fields of Cripple Creek - Pan American Expo 1901; The Woods Investment Company - Published in 1901.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00747
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#127]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#127
This view from down below in the famous Gold Coin Mine in Victor, Colorado shows part of the timbering work used to support lots of tunnels and opening made in the bedrock below the town of Victor, Colorado.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:51:48)
Title on Image:
Timbering Gold Coin Mine
Photographer [Date]:
W.M. Horsley
Description:
This view from down below in the famous Gold Coin Mine in Victor, Colorado shows part of the timbering work used to support lots of tunnels and opening made in the bedrock below the town of Victor, Colorado.
Image Note:
From page 11 of the booklet "Gold Fields of Cripple Creek - Pan American Expo 1901" by the Woods Investment Company.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 11; Gold Fields of Cripple Creek - Pan American Expo 1901; The Woods Investment Company - Published in 1901.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00710
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#126]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#126
This underground view is from the 8th level of the Gold Coin Mine in Victor. It appears there is a pumping station down here to keep water from flooding the mine and its lower levels, an ongoing problem as depth was gained in the mines in the District.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:51:46)
Title on Image:
Gold Coin Station 8th Level
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This underground view is from the 8th level of the Gold Coin Mine in Victor. It appears there is a pumping station down here to keep water from flooding the mine and its lower levels, an ongoing problem as depth was gained in the mines in the District.
Image Note:
From page 29 of the booklet "Gold Fields of Cripple Creek - Pan American Expo 1901" by the Woods Investment Company.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 29; Gold Fields of Cripple Creek - Pan American Expo 1901; The Woods Investment Company - Published in 1901.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00728
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#125]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#125
Yet another view of the great Gold Coin Mine from further north and east on Battle Mountain. I can barely make out some of the poles belonging to the Low Line entering the city from southwest, along 7th street - about middle of view top/down on the left-hand side. Near the right-hand side, I can see the cut and part of the roadbed for the F. & C.C. behind the southern (left) part of the roof of the Gold Coin Club structure.
   In lower left of the image part you see the top part of the head frame for the Mary Cashen mine, just where the text say Gold Coin Mine. What I find a little strange is the fact the wheel for the rope to the shaft seems so small when compared to the head frame itself.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:51:10)
Title on Image:
Gold Coin Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Yet another view of the great Gold Coin Mine from further north and east on Battle Mountain. I can barely make out some of the poles belonging to the Low Line entering the city from southwest, along 7th street - about middle of view top/down on the left-hand side. Near the right-hand side, I can see the cut and part of the roadbed for the F. & C.C. behind the southern (left) part of the roof of the Gold Coin Club structure.
graphic for visual presentation of text In lower left of the image part you see the top part of the head frame for the Mary Cashen mine, just where the text say Gold Coin Mine. What I find a little strange is the fact the wheel for the rope to the shaft seems so small when compared to the head frame itself.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs; Enhanced and cropped the green cardboard frame.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02397
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#112]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
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This interesting view from Battle Mountain towards the Gold Coin mine in Victor, as it is getting rebuilt after the 1899 fire that destroyed the old mine and lot of the town itself, helps give the impression of what was first rebuilt and what was postponed. The Ore-house was clearly important as that is already up in this view, same is the large head frame, while the shaft house only have the first level of walls put up.
In the foreground is the distinctive Ore-house of the Mary Cashen seen, with its head frame just to the right of the orehouse. 
Victor Public Sampler is the long structure in-front of the Mary Cashen, and the railroad in the foreground is the M.T with its depot towards the right-hand side of this view.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:51:01)
Title on Image:
View of Victor.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This interesting view from Battle Mountain towards the Gold Coin mine in Victor, as it is getting rebuilt after the 1899 fire that destroyed the old mine and lot of the town itself, helps give the impression of what was first rebuilt and what was postponed. The Ore-house was clearly important as that is already up in this view, same is the large head frame, while the shaft house only have the first level of walls put up.
graphic for visual presentation of textIn the foreground is the distinctive Ore-house of the Mary Cashen seen, with its head frame just to the right of the orehouse.
graphic for visual presentation of textVictor Public Sampler is the long structure in-front of the Mary Cashen, and the railroad in the foreground is the M.T with its depot towards the right-hand side of this view.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • unknown page; The Art Of Colorado; Photogravure Art Co. of Oshkosh Wisconsin. - Published in 1900.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00219
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#109]
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This view of the town of Victor is taken from Squaw Mountain looking east, southeast. It is an interesting view due to many reasons, please check out the 100% view on the DPL site if your curious, as that is a good one to see.
About middle up on the far left you see the massive Shaft House of the Strong Mine and just of center to the right you have the massive Gold Coin Mine complex. In the lower left corner, there is an interesting and fun thing to observe, one actually get to see the entrance to a Trolley tunnel under a dump along the original Trolley roadbed into Victor, as marked on one of the earlier Sanborn maps, but not showing any rails on the Sanborn map, I am uncertain if there are any on this photo.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:50:57)
Title on Image:
Victor, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Alexander P. Martin [1900]
Description:
This view of the town of Victor is taken from Squaw Mountain looking east, southeast. It is an interesting view due to many reasons, please check out the 100% view on the DPL site if your curious, as that is a good one to see.
graphic for visual presentation of textAbout middle up on the far left you see the massive Shaft House of the Strong Mine and just of center to the right you have the massive Gold Coin Mine complex. In the lower left corner, there is an interesting and fun thing to observe, one actually get to see the entrance to a Trolley tunnel under a dump along the original Trolley roadbed into Victor, as marked on one of the earlier Sanborn maps, but not showing any rails on the Sanborn map, I am uncertain if there are any on this photo.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 23; Gold Fields of Cripple Creek - Pan American Expo 1901; The Woods Investment Company - Published in 1901.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00179
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#108]
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This view is taken near the point on the southwest of Victor where the Low Line entered town and where it had its upper curve before going downhill along 7th street and then entering through another curve into Victor Avenue. The first, upper, curve should just be behind the photographer I think.
There are a lot of small houses visible, the Gold Coin ore house and mine is visible near middle of image, off to the right half of this view. It's a little hard to make out details, but the full extent of the most common known Gold Coin with its bricks is not there yet.
Battle Mountain and its mines, like the Portland Mine is visible behind the town, while the Strong Mine and the Independence Mine mark the right edge of the picture.
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25.02.2017 (11:50:45)
Title on Image:
Town of Victor, 1900 - As Rebuilt After the Fire of 1899. Showing the Portland, Gold Coin, Stratton's Independence and Strong Mines.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown [1900]
Description:
This view is taken near the point on the southwest of Victor where the Low Line entered town and where it had its upper curve before going downhill along 7th street and then entering through another curve into Victor Avenue. The first, upper, curve should just be behind the photographer I think.
graphic for visual presentation of textThere are a lot of small houses visible, the Gold Coin ore house and mine is visible near middle of image, off to the right half of this view. It's a little hard to make out details, but the full extent of the most common known Gold Coin with its bricks is not there yet.
graphic for visual presentation of textBattle Mountain and its mines, like the Portland Mine is visible behind the town, while the Strong Mine and the Independence Mine mark the right edge of the picture.
Image Note:
From page 101; The Official Manual of the Cripple Creek District - 1900
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 101; The Official Manual of the Cripple Creek District; Published by Fred Hills, E.M., Colorado Springs, Colorado - Published in 1900.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00495
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#104]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
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This is a photoprint version of a glass negative that I also have, it is a shot of Victor from the area on Battle Mountain closing in on Squaw Mountain.  There is an unknown mine to me at the time of this writing [18.02.2017] in the foreground center bottom, then the Midland Terminal main track comes on a filling crossing over from the Battle Mtn. to the Squaw Mtn. hill side.
Further downhill, about 1/3 in from left-hand side, and about same from bottom, one see a crib-wall in a curve and this is where the original High Line entered Victor town, track is seen there as well. To go to this location, the trolley had to use a tunnel to cross the ground of the Dead Pine mine with its dump and a big crib wall - I have seen on a Sanborn map an indication of a tunnel there too, and for me, this picture helps now to show how it looked in that area.
One another thing I like with this photo is the fact that I can see Gold Coin under construction, I can see the Head Frame, the top of the brick structures is open, and only thing that is covered is the ore house.
Way down, in topology below the Gold Coin but in this image, about an inch above the Gold Coin, to the right of the smokestack, is the Shaft-house of the St. Patrick Mine visible as well.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:50:40)
Title on Image:
Overview Victor From Battle Mountain, With Gold Coin and Other Mines Visible
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is a photoprint version of a glass negative that I also have, it is a shot of Victor from the area on Battle Mountain closing in on Squaw Mountain. There is an unknown mine to me at the time of this writing [18.02.2017] in the foreground center bottom, then the Midland Terminal main track comes on a filling crossing over from the Battle Mtn. to the Squaw Mtn. hill side.
graphic for visual presentation of textFurther downhill, about 1/3 in from left-hand side, and about same from bottom, one see a crib-wall in a curve and this is where the original High Line entered Victor town, track is seen there as well. To go to this location, the trolley had to use a tunnel to cross the ground of the Dead Pine mine with its dump and a big crib wall - I have seen on a Sanborn map an indication of a tunnel there too, and for me, this picture helps now to show how it looked in that area.
graphic for visual presentation of textOne another thing I like with this photo is the fact that I can see Gold Coin under construction, I can see the Head Frame, the top of the brick structures is open, and only thing that is covered is the ore house.
graphic for visual presentation of textWay down, in topology below the Gold Coin but in this image, about an inch above the Gold Coin, to the right of the smokestack, is the Shaft-house of the St. Patrick Mine visible as well.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00622
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#103]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
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This image is taken sometimes before October 17, 1903 as on that date a somewhat larger cut of this appears on a postcard I have, which is stamped Colorado Springs that date. The view is of the northwest side of the Gold Coin mine, and of course of the town of Victor, also shows a few other mines I am happy to see. Even if I have had a hard time decoding which is which, I think this view is a good one of the Gold Coin, at least as it gives some details of the lesser seen side of the mine.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:50:29)
Title on Image:
Victor, Colo. Showing Gold Coin Mine. Masters Photo C.C.
Photographer [Date]:
O.E. Masters
Description:
This image is taken sometimes before October 17, 1903 as on that date a somewhat larger cut of this appears on a postcard I have, which is stamped Colorado Springs that date. The view is of the northwest side of the Gold Coin mine, and of course of the town of Victor, also shows a few other mines I am happy to see. Even if I have had a hard time decoding which is which, I think this view is a good one of the Gold Coin, at least as it gives some details of the lesser seen side of the mine.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher, titled Postcard; Unknown Publisher, titled Gold Coin Mine, Victor, Colo., Cripple Creek District. - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01875
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#100]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#100
This view from inside the engine house, the west and north long structure from the shaft house, shows part of the massive machinery in use in this mine. We are looking towards south, with the piece just behind the men possible be the Fairbanks-Morse pump the Sanborn 1908 Fire Insurance map is mentioned in this area. Or it might be part of the compressor plant as mention both in Sanborn and in another view, I have from opposite direction talking about the compressor plant in the location of the photographer. Either way, further into the photo, behind the machinery with the flywheel, is the massive hoist of the Gold Coin, with the opening towards the shaft seen as a large opening through the right-hand side of the large flywheel of what I think is a pump.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:50:11)
Title on Image:
Interior View, Gold Coin Shaft House.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view from inside the engine house, the west and north long structure from the shaft house, shows part of the massive machinery in use in this mine. We are looking towards south, with the piece just behind the men possible be the Fairbanks-Morse pump the Sanborn 1908 Fire Insurance map is mentioned in this area. Or it might be part of the compressor plant as mention both in Sanborn and in another view, I have from opposite direction talking about the compressor plant in the location of the photographer. Either way, further into the photo, behind the machinery with the flywheel, is the massive hoist of the Gold Coin, with the opening towards the shaft seen as a large opening through the right-hand side of the large flywheel of what I think is a pump.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • unknown page in unknown publication - Published in ????.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01338
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#98]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
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This view of Victor town is taking from east, looking west, sometimes after December 1905 as that month saw the sale of the Gold Coin Mine to the Granite Gold Mining Company, which in this photo is now marked as Granite Mine. The mine is seen about 1/5 in from right hand side, and about 1/3 down from the top.
Further down from the Gold Coin is seen the tracks of the Short Line/High Line and the Florence & Cripple Creek, and the Golden Circle track is also seen. The Short Line is the left most, on a big fill after crossing the F. & C.C. track outside the view at right lower about 1/4 up from bottom. The yard of the Short Line is seen better in my postcard copy then in this bad print view. The Golden Circle track leaves the F. & C.C. at left of the text reading the title of this view, and is the part first seen under the title text at right hand side of this view.
The group of buildings/houses inside the fence in the foreground right is the Stratton's Home when he was staying in the District after making his millions as per Mr. Spell in his book.
Somewhere at left of center of the photo is the dump of the Spicer/Rexall mine seen, in my postcard view I can see it a little bit better but not that easy, appears to be a crib wall around it. It would be located just below a line between the Garfield School (the large structure with the tower about 1/4 in from left-hand side and 1/3 from top) and the Gold Coin mine so to speak, about 1/4 on that line towards the Gold Coin.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:49:29)
Title on Image:
Victor, Colorado, City of Mines
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman
Description:
This view of Victor town is taking from east, looking west, sometimes after December 1905 as that month saw the sale of the Gold Coin Mine to the Granite Gold Mining Company, which in this photo is now marked as Granite Mine. The mine is seen about 1/5 in from right hand side, and about 1/3 down from the top.
graphic for visual presentation of textFurther down from the Gold Coin is seen the tracks of the Short Line/High Line and the Florence & Cripple Creek, and the Golden Circle track is also seen. The Short Line is the left most, on a big fill after crossing the F. & C.C. track outside the view at right lower about 1/4 up from bottom. The yard of the Short Line is seen better in my postcard copy then in this bad print view. The Golden Circle track leaves the F. & C.C. at left of the text reading the title of this view, and is the part first seen under the title text at right hand side of this view.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe group of buildings/houses inside the fence in the foreground right is the Stratton's Home when he was staying in the District after making his millions as per Mr. Spell in his book.
graphic for visual presentation of textSomewhere at left of center of the photo is the dump of the Spicer/Rexall mine seen, in my postcard view I can see it a little bit better but not that easy, appears to be a crib wall around it. It would be located just below a line between the Garfield School (the large structure with the tower about 1/4 in from left-hand side and 1/3 from top) and the Gold Coin mine so to speak, about 1/4 on that line towards the Gold Coin.
Image Note:
From page 88; Forgotten Men of Cripple Creek.
Copyright Notice:
Book is Copyright 1959, image in book is marked as being from the Collection of Fred M. Mazzulla.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 88; Forgotten Men of Cripple Creek; Leslie Doyle Spell; Copyright 1959 - Published in 1959.
  • Postcard, extra long; Unknown Publisher - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01243
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#96]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
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This view I have a very hard time understanding how can be seen from the Short Line being that the railroad had no grades in this area... I know that around 1903 there was a connection between the Short Line grade near Goldfield over to the M.T. grade allowing trains to cross over to the M.T, and use it's Victor depot and roadbed into Cripple Creek, but this view is taken up near the Ajax Mine and only Short Line track up there was a branch line ending at the Ajax Mine...
   The roadbed seen below the cribbing is the mainline of the M.T. bypassing Victor higher up on Battle Mountain, using a switchback downhill further west to reach its station partly visible among the dumps at about middle left.
   It is a somewhat common view of Victor though, showing the Gold Coin Mine rebuilt in brick after the 1899 fire, and further downhill the shaft house of the St. Patrick Mine can be seen, suggesting this image has been photographed sometime between 1900 to 1907.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:49:01)
Title on Image:
VICTOR - The City of Mines, as Seen From the Short Line. Note Granite Mine in the Center of the City.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view I have a very hard time understanding how can be seen from the Short Line being that the railroad had no grades in this area... I know that around 1903 there was a connection between the Short Line grade near Goldfield over to the M.T. grade allowing trains to cross over to the M.T, and use it's Victor depot and roadbed into Cripple Creek, but this view is taken up near the Ajax Mine and only Short Line track up there was a branch line ending at the Ajax Mine...
graphic for visual presentation of text The roadbed seen below the cribbing is the mainline of the M.T. bypassing Victor higher up on Battle Mountain, using a switchback downhill further west to reach its station partly visible among the dumps at about middle left.
graphic for visual presentation of text It is a somewhat common view of Victor though, showing the Gold Coin Mine rebuilt in brick after the 1899 fire, and further downhill the shaft house of the St. Patrick Mine can be seen, suggesting this image has been photographed sometime between 1900 to 1907.
Image Note:
My Collection; View is cropped from page 15 in a Souvenir Folding Book called Wonderful Scenery and Precious Gold.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • no. 15; Souvenir Folding Book called Wonderful Scenery and Precious Gold | The Worlds Grandest One Day Trip - Published in ????.
  • no. 19; Souvenir Folding Book called A Pictorial Souvenir | Scenes Along The Short Line | Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek - Published in ????.
  • no. 10; Souvenir Postcard Folder called The Greatest Gold Camp on Earth. Souvenir Folding Card of Cripple Creek District. - Published in ????.
  • no. 9; Souvenir Postcard Folder called Souvenir Folding Card of the Cripple Creek District. - Published in ????.
  • no. 18; Souvenir Folding Book called O'er Canon and Crag to the Land of Gold; ca 1903 - Published in 1903.
  • Postcard; Published by The Souvenir Publishing and Mercantile Company - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by Mc. Gillis Bros.; Numbered 2576 - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by E.C. Kropp Co.; Numbered C. 2016 - Published in ????.
  • Postcard, unknown publisher - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00018
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#91]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
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This view is looking south west from the F. & C.C. tracks in Victor, just where it enters a small cut where the Gold Coin mine ore-house of latter days shall be located outside the view to the right. But here we see an early version of the famous mine, in the beginning they had many shafts on this property, and this is one of those. A small operation mine, the hoist engine and other stuff being inside that small wooden structure with a small head frame just in-front of it.
   At the north side, right-hand side of the headframe, is a small ore loading platform I think, and possible there was a small ore house straight ahead from the head frame as well, behind the horse wagon at left-hand side of this view. Not sure, image is not good enough to tell.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (00:19:57)
Title on Image:
VICTOR. Gold Coin.
Photographer [Date]:
Horace Swartley Poley
Description:
This view is looking south west from the F. & C.C. tracks in Victor, just where it enters a small cut where the Gold Coin mine ore-house of latter days shall be located outside the view to the right. But here we see an early version of the famous mine, in the beginning they had many shafts on this property, and this is one of those. A small operation mine, the hoist engine and other stuff being inside that small wooden structure with a small head frame just in-front of it.
graphic for visual presentation of text At the north side, right-hand side of the headframe, is a small ore loading platform I think, and possible there was a small ore house straight ahead from the head frame as well, behind the horse wagon at left-hand side of this view. Not sure, image is not good enough to tell.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 30 in the 1895/1896 book Cripple Creek and Colorado Springs Illustrated by Warren and Stride.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 30; Cripple Creek and Colorado Springs Illustrated; published in 1896 by Warren & Stride. - Published in 1896.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00964
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#158]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
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I have assumed as this stereoview is copyrighted by a person that this is also the photographer, and that the year is the year the photo was taken, but I might be dead wrong here. Either way, this is sadly not the best quality view I've seen, the paper the photo's making up this stereoview is processed on, did not do justice to the view I feel, making it un-sharp and hard to see details on.
In the foreground left bottom is either way the reason I had to get this view in the first place, the shaft house of the Dillon mine! With its odd shaped roof part where it is very steep on the right-hand side and way less steep on the other side, it makes an interesting building to model (one day).
The Mary Cashen ore-house is seen near the left-hand side, about middle top/bottom.
The Gold Coin Mine is a little above the center of the view, in this view it has a sort of steep pyramidic shape almost, but sadly very hard to see any details and not really any good presentation of it.
The dump of the Dead Pine can be seen about middle top/bottom on the right-hand side, more on the left view then the right view, but no structures are seen, hence it really doesn't fit to be linked to that mine.
Media Info Last Updated:
24.02.2017 (23:52:08)
Title on Image:
#17057. Bird's-eye-view of Victor, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
B.W. Kilburn [1907]
Description:
I have assumed as this stereoview is copyrighted by a person that this is also the photographer, and that the year is the year the photo was taken, but I might be dead wrong here. Either way, this is sadly not the best quality view I've seen, the paper the photo's making up this stereoview is processed on, did not do justice to the view I feel, making it un-sharp and hard to see details on.
graphic for visual presentation of textIn the foreground left bottom is either way the reason I had to get this view in the first place, the shaft house of the Dillon mine! With its odd shaped roof part where it is very steep on the right-hand side and way less steep on the other side, it makes an interesting building to model (one day).
graphic for visual presentation of textThe Mary Cashen ore-house is seen near the left-hand side, about middle top/bottom.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe Gold Coin Mine is a little above the center of the view, in this view it has a sort of steep pyramidic shape almost, but sadly very hard to see any details and not really any good presentation of it.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe dump of the Dead Pine can be seen about middle top/bottom on the right-hand side, more on the left view then the right view, but no structures are seen, hence it really doesn't fit to be linked to that mine.
Image Note:
My Collection; Stereoviews
Source ID, My Collection:
S-00020
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#114]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
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This view is a cool one, but sadly not the greatest, as the image is not sharp enough to capture the best part of this view in good details! Near center of this view, just left of the large Gold Coin Club structure, you get to see part of the Gold Coin Mine walls, and a tipped over Head Frame that seems to have fallen into the ruins towards south east. There is also a small trestle pointing out from the head frame, possible gone to a sort of dump truck or something at the left end. Of course, this is also a good view of the Gold Coin Club structure and its north and east walls the way they have survived into the 1960's.
Media Info Last Updated:
24.02.2017 (18:38:59)
Title on Image:
Victor Colorado Scene, Looking Southwest Towards the Gold Coin Club Structure
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown [07.1967]
Description:
This view is a cool one, but sadly not the greatest, as the image is not sharp enough to capture the best part of this view in good details! Near center of this view, just left of the large Gold Coin Club structure, you get to see part of the Gold Coin Mine walls, and a tipped over Head Frame that seems to have fallen into the ruins towards south east. There is also a small trestle pointing out from the head frame, possible gone to a sort of dump truck or something at the left end. Of course, this is also a good view of the Gold Coin Club structure and its north and east walls the way they have survived into the 1960's.
Image Note:
My Collection; Slides; 2400dpi scan of image part only.
Source ID, My Collection:
S-00114
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#146]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
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This view shows the Gold Coin Mine in Victor in all its glory. Focusing more on the Shaft-house part of the mine, as it would have been seen from up near the M.T. Depot in Victor. One get to see part of the foundation walls which still for the most part is still there in Victor, with its brick based shaft-house with the stained-glass windows and tower like part over the top of the head frame.
Media Info Last Updated:
24.02.2017 (18:38:30)
Title on Image:
VICTOR - The City of Mines, as Seen From the Short Line. Note Granite Mine in the Center of the City.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view shows the Gold Coin Mine in Victor in all its glory. Focusing more on the Shaft-house part of the mine, as it would have been seen from up near the M.T. Depot in Victor. One get to see part of the foundation walls which still for the most part is still there in Victor, with its brick based shaft-house with the stained-glass windows and tower like part over the top of the head frame.
Image Note:
My Collection; View is number 7 in a Postcard Folder called Souvenir Folding Card of the Cripple Creek District.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • no. 7; Souvenir Postcard Folder called Souvenir Folding Card of the Cripple Creek District. - Published in ????.
  • no. 8; Souvenir Postcard Folder called The Greatest Gold Camp on Earth. Souvenir Folding Card of Cripple Creek District. - Published in ????.
  • no. 16; Souvenir Folding Book called Wonderful Scenery and Precious Gold | The Worlds Grandest One Day Trip - Published in ????.
  • Postcard, unknown publisher - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by E.C. Kropp Co.; Numbered C. 2003 - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by John F. Wright - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
A-00440
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#93]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
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While the quality of this image is up for debate, I still think it is a great image to have! But being on this bluish very bumpy paper where the fibers making the paper feels/looks rather crude, it is hard to get any enhancing done to get more details out of it. The paper is sort of rough and you can easily see the paper bumps - even feel it.
   The scene itself show four men, older boys possible when looking at those farthest to the right, posing with their tennis ratchets, all on the same side of the tennis fence across the tennis court that at one time was on the west side of the Gold Coin Club in Victor, Colorado. In the background is seen the impressive shaft house of the Gold Coin mine, with its bricked walls, showing the north side of it.
Media Info Last Updated:
24.02.2017 (18:37:31)
Title on Image:
Four Tennisplayers at Tenniscourt at Gold Coin Club with Gold Coin Shafthouse in Background.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
While the quality of this image is up for debate, I still think it is a great image to have! But being on this bluish very bumpy paper where the fibers making the paper feels/looks rather crude, it is hard to get any enhancing done to get more details out of it. The paper is sort of rough and you can easily see the paper bumps - even feel it.
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene itself show four men, older boys possible when looking at those farthest to the right, posing with their tennis ratchets, all on the same side of the tennis fence across the tennis court that at one time was on the west side of the Gold Coin Club in Victor, Colorado. In the background is seen the impressive shaft house of the Gold Coin mine, with its bricked walls, showing the north side of it.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00144
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#120]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
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This view from inside the Gold Coin mine is looking at the hoist machinery which was located in the western most structure partly hiding away from the prominent shaft house structure, which in this view here would be straight ahead in the opening seen near the center of this view. Hence, the direction of this view is in easterly direction, part of the head frame is hiding in the darker parts of the opening seen here.
Media Info Last Updated:
24.02.2017 (18:35:31)
Title on Image:
Gold Coin Hoist.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view from inside the Gold Coin mine is looking at the hoist machinery which was located in the western most structure partly hiding away from the prominent shaft house structure, which in this view here would be straight ahead in the opening seen near the center of this view. Hence, the direction of this view is in easterly direction, part of the head frame is hiding in the darker parts of the opening seen here.
Image Note:
From page 4 in a 1901 Market Report type of Publication by the Woods Investment Co., named The Cripple Creek Mining District. 1900-1901.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 4; The Cripple Creek Mining District. 1900-1901; published by Woods Investment Company. - Published in 1901.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01159
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#121]
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While this photo has some damages done to it, I still think this view tells the story of the old Gold Coin mine, the one burning this fateful day, quite well! There is a story in a book titled "Cripple Creek District: Last of Colorado's Gold Booms" by Jan MacKell (Collins) where there is included a letter by J.A. Small to his wife, mention how he and unknown others escaped the flames through the ore house via the trestle, over the tracks – same trestle as seen in this view. What a feel they must have had, mine burning down behind them and nothing they can do!
   This view also captures part of the town of Victor, how much of this is taken by flames I can't tell you, but I see at least one house is under construction, around center of the photo, a little left and down from center, three levels including the part under the roof of what is nearly a tower itself.
   Many people are looking at the Gold Coin, and in the house seen below the trestle coming out of the ore-house of the Gold Coin, a lady stands on the porch, wondering over something I presume.
Media Info Last Updated:
24.02.2017 (18:27:01)
Title on Image:
#866 - Gold Coin Mine Burning, Victor's Big Fire, Aug. 21 - 1899.
Photographer [Date]:
Edgar A. Yelton [21.08.1899]
Description:
While this photo has some damages done to it, I still think this view tells the story of the old Gold Coin mine, the one burning this fateful day, quite well! There is a story in a book titled "Cripple Creek District: Last of Colorado's Gold Booms" by Jan MacKell (Collins) where there is included a letter by J.A. Small to his wife, mention how he and unknown others escaped the flames through the ore house via the trestle, over the tracks – same trestle as seen in this view. What a feel they must have had, mine burning down behind them and nothing they can do!
graphic for visual presentation of text This view also captures part of the town of Victor, how much of this is taken by flames I can't tell you, but I see at least one house is under construction, around center of the photo, a little left and down from center, three levels including the part under the roof of what is nearly a tower itself.
graphic for visual presentation of text Many people are looking at the Gold Coin, and in the house seen below the trestle coming out of the ore-house of the Gold Coin, a lady stands on the porch, wondering over something I presume.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00436
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#122]
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This is a scanned poster type of image, it is about 61 x 45,6cm in size with the frame, did not scan that well, also had to be scanned in 6 pieces and put together afterword. It feels a little non-sharp, but figured it is an important view as it does show the Gold Coin as it is being rebuilt with bricks. 
   It is showing many men posing with the engine house part – the north and western portion of it. The big head frame is seen near upper left side of the image, in this copy of the view the top is sadly cut off, but one gets a glimpse into how it looked either way. The platform with the walkway down to the ore-house is seen just above the first story/level of bricks.
Media Info Last Updated:
24.02.2017 (17:37:36)
Title on Image:
Gold Coin Mine Getting Rebuilt After Victor Fire of 1899
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is a scanned poster type of image, it is about 61 x 45,6cm in size with the frame, did not scan that well, also had to be scanned in 6 pieces and put together afterword. It feels a little non-sharp, but figured it is an important view as it does show the Gold Coin as it is being rebuilt with bricks.
graphic for visual presentation of text It is showing many men posing with the engine house part – the north and western portion of it. The big head frame is seen near upper left side of the image, in this copy of the view the top is sadly cut off, but one gets a glimpse into how it looked either way. The platform with the walkway down to the ore-house is seen just above the first story/level of bricks.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01348
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#123]
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Card is very curved, is has hand colored parts on it, which really mess it more up when trying to enhance it as the views are quite faded. There is some hand writing text on the left-hand side of the cardboard saying something I can't decode, and in this view, it is still only the town of Victor in fire, so far, the Gold Coin is not in flames yes. But as history tells us, that is not to continue!
   In this particular view one see the main Gold Coin Mine structure at far right, and both the F. & C.C. and the M.T. Depots are still standing, so far, far out of reach of the flames and fire! How stressful and panicking those people down there must have felt at this time in history!
Media Info Last Updated:
24.02.2017 (11:19:18)
Title on Image:
View of the Victor Fire as Seen From Battle Mountain Before it Took Out the Gold Coin and the Railroad Stations
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown [21.08.1899]
Description:
Card is very curved, is has hand colored parts on it, which really mess it more up when trying to enhance it as the views are quite faded. There is some hand writing text on the left-hand side of the cardboard saying something I can't decode, and in this view, it is still only the town of Victor in fire, so far, the Gold Coin is not in flames yes. But as history tells us, that is not to continue!
graphic for visual presentation of text In this particular view one see the main Gold Coin Mine structure at far right, and both the F. & C.C. and the M.T. Depots are still standing, so far, far out of reach of the flames and fire! How stressful and panicking those people down there must have felt at this time in history!
Image Note:
My Collection; Stereoviews.
Source ID, My Collection:
S-00010
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#156]
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Card is very curved, is has hand colored parts on it, which really mess it more up when trying to enhance it as the views are quite faded. There is some hand writing text on the left-hand side of the cardboard saying this is a view of Burning Victor, and it appears that so far, the Gold Coin is not in flames yes. But as history tells us, that is not to continue! Sadly this is not a very good quality view, the hundred and so years has not treated this too well and fading has set in, and it may not have been too sharp in the beginning either. Still, it is one of the few views I know about showing the old, pre-fire, Gold Coin from the north and west side.
   The backside of this stereoview is handwritten with the text "Hilboro Propriotor National".
Media Info Last Updated:
24.02.2017 (10:58:27)
Title on Image:
View of the Victor Fire as Seen From Squaw Mountain, Closing in On the Gold Coin Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown [21.08.1899]
Description:
Card is very curved, is has hand colored parts on it, which really mess it more up when trying to enhance it as the views are quite faded. There is some hand writing text on the left-hand side of the cardboard saying this is a view of Burning Victor, and it appears that so far, the Gold Coin is not in flames yes. But as history tells us, that is not to continue! Sadly this is not a very good quality view, the hundred and so years has not treated this too well and fading has set in, and it may not have been too sharp in the beginning either. Still, it is one of the few views I know about showing the old, pre-fire, Gold Coin from the north and west side.
graphic for visual presentation of text The backside of this stereoview is handwritten with the text "Hilboro Propriotor National".
Image Note:
My Collection; Stereoviews.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
S-00011
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#154]
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Card is very curved, is has hand colored parts on it, which really mess it more up when trying to enhance it as the views are quite faded. There is some hand writing text on the left-hand side of the cardboard saying this is a view of the Gold Coin burning, and it looks like people are trying hard to save their homes as there is some fire fighters and a hose car or something in the foreground.
Media Info Last Updated:
24.02.2017 (10:50:26)
Title on Image:
View of the Victor Fire as it Has Engulfed the Ore House and Shaft House of the Great Gold Coin Mine
Photographer [Date]:
O.L. Jones [21.08.1899]
Description:
Card is very curved, is has hand colored parts on it, which really mess it more up when trying to enhance it as the views are quite faded. There is some hand writing text on the left-hand side of the cardboard saying this is a view of the Gold Coin burning, and it looks like people are trying hard to save their homes as there is some fire fighters and a hose car or something in the foreground.
Image Note:
My Collection; Stereoviews.
Source ID, My Collection:
S-00013
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#153]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
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Card is very curved, is has hand colored parts on it, which really mess it more up when trying to enhance it as the views are quite faded. There is some hand writing text on the left-hand side of the cardboard saying this is a view of the Victor Hotel burning, and while it is a little hard to tell, it appears that so far, the Gold Coin is not in flames yes.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.02.2017 (21:11:12)
Title on Image:
View of the Victor Fire as it Burns the Victor Hotel and is Closing in on the Gold Coin Mine
Photographer [Date]:
O.L. Jones [21.08.1899]
Description:
Card is very curved, is has hand colored parts on it, which really mess it more up when trying to enhance it as the views are quite faded. There is some hand writing text on the left-hand side of the cardboard saying this is a view of the Victor Hotel burning, and while it is a little hard to tell, it appears that so far, the Gold Coin is not in flames yes.
Image Note:
My Collection; Stereoviews.
Source ID, My Collection:
S-00012
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#152]
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This view of Victor, from just above the M.T. spur down to Victor depot, on Squaw Mountain, is a nice one as it is dated and hence help show how for instance the Gold Coin looked in July 1901, as when the photographer R.I. Dabb of Le Mars, Iowa, took it on the 25th.
* Sadly, it is quite faded in the background, but to the left of the Gold Coin is the quite large and bulky shaft house of the Strong mine seen in the distance, and that is of help to date views of the Strong mine as well, making this an important view, even if the Strong mine itself is not that easy to see details on.
* The Gold Coin looks fully put up in bricks, all roofs and walls are there, the ore-house looks very narrow in its width when compared to the engine-house, boiler-house of the Gold Coin, but almost same width as the shaft-house.
The roadbed of the F. & C.C. is coming through further downhill, and passing by the Gold Coin with two sidings branching of outside the ore-house, before curving out of view behind the mine.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.02.2017 (20:33:40)
Title on Image:
#48 - Victor, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
R.I. Dabb [25.07.1901]
Description:
This view of Victor, from just above the M.T. spur down to Victor depot, on Squaw Mountain, is a nice one as it is dated and hence help show how for instance the Gold Coin looked in July 1901, as when the photographer R.I. Dabb of Le Mars, Iowa, took it on the 25th.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Sadly, it is quite faded in the background, but to the left of the Gold Coin is the quite large and bulky shaft house of the Strong mine seen in the distance, and that is of help to date views of the Strong mine as well, making this an important view, even if the Strong mine itself is not that easy to see details on.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Gold Coin looks fully put up in bricks, all roofs and walls are there, the ore-house looks very narrow in its width when compared to the engine-house, boiler-house of the Gold Coin, but almost same width as the shaft-house.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe roadbed of the F. & C.C. is coming through further downhill, and passing by the Gold Coin with two sidings branching of outside the ore-house, before curving out of view behind the mine.
Image Note:
My Collection; Stereoviews.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
S-00082
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#149]
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This photo, from Squaw Mountain, has a narrow time frame as it is from after the fire of 1899, which burned large amount of Victor, including the Gold coin Mine seen at left side, about 1/3 up on the image. But, it is not too many years after it either, as I see the Gold Coin head frame is visible, and they appear to do the rebuilding of it in bricks, so maybe this is taken in 1900? I see the main walls of the engine house of the Gold Coin is up, but no trusses for the roof, and they seem to be building the boiler room, while the ore-house is already up.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.02.2017 (17:17:37)
Title on Image:
Victor, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This photo, from Squaw Mountain, has a narrow time frame as it is from after the fire of 1899, which burned large amount of Victor, including the Gold coin Mine seen at left side, about 1/3 up on the image. But, it is not too many years after it either, as I see the Gold Coin head frame is visible, and they appear to do the rebuilding of it in bricks, so maybe this is taken in 1900? I see the main walls of the engine house of the Gold Coin is up, but no trusses for the roof, and they seem to be building the boiler room, while the ore-house is already up.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 10; A Chain of Gold Cities in the Cripple Creek District; ca1902.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • no. 10; Souvenir Folder called A Chain of Gold Cities in the Cripple Creek District; ca1902 - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00068
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#148]
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Sadly, this image is pretty messed up by that large whitish block showing up on the glass plate negative. Add the fact it is really not that sharp either, and blurs a little on the edges, and it folds itself nicely into most other images in my collection, close but not the best of views, like most of the images I have!
* Around center of the view is the familiar look of the Gold Coin structures, looking at the north and east walls.
* Near lower left is the F. & C.C. depot, the western part of it obscured by the crib-wall of the Mary Cashen mine. The Ore-house is partly hidden under the damaged part, same with the head frame, and any other possible good things.
* The M.T. depot is seen near the lower right corner.
* Near the right-hand side, about 2/5 down from the top, is the head frame and hoist house of the Golconda mine, sadly I was not able to get a sharp scan so there is no reason to try get a closer look as it really is not much to look at, not sharp at all in a higher resolution scan.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.02.2017 (16:36:35)
Title on Image:
Gold Coin Mine, with the Florence & Cripple Creek Depot in Victor in Foreground.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Sadly, this image is pretty messed up by that large whitish block showing up on the glass plate negative. Add the fact it is really not that sharp either, and blurs a little on the edges, and it folds itself nicely into most other images in my collection, close but not the best of views, like most of the images I have!
graphic for visual presentation of text* Around center of the view is the familiar look of the Gold Coin structures, looking at the north and east walls.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Near lower left is the F. & C.C. depot, the western part of it obscured by the crib-wall of the Mary Cashen mine. The Ore-house is partly hidden under the damaged part, same with the head frame, and any other possible good things.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The M.T. depot is seen near the lower right corner.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Near the right-hand side, about 2/5 down from the top, is the head frame and hoist house of the Golconda mine, sadly I was not able to get a sharp scan so there is no reason to try get a closer look as it really is not much to look at, not sharp at all in a higher resolution scan.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs, glass plate negative.
Copyright Notice:
As I own the glass plate negative, I have the physical ownership to this view.
Source ID, My Collection:
G-00126
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#147]
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Sadly, this is a really bad quality glass plate negative, lots of damages to it, no idea if it would be possible to clean up or not, looks like there are some sort of fixed dust to it, maybe the right type of cleaning would do wonders? But I have not the correct training or idea how to proceed so I just scanned it and put it aside, feeling sorry it was so bad after being stored away a hundred and so years. Sad really, as this would otherwise have been an excellent view towards the Gold Coin Mine from the east, before the fire that burned it and much of Victor down.
   The head frame in foreground right, I am not sure about, it might be an early prospect shaft of the Mary Cashen, or possible some other mine in this area, so for the time being [19.02.2017] I just assume it to be part of the Mary Cashen.
   The railroad seen is the Florence & Cripple Creek with its depot like it was before that to burned in 1899.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.02.2017 (16:16:03)
Title on Image:
Gold Coin Mine, with the Florence & Cripple Creek Depot in Victor in Foreground.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Sadly, this is a really bad quality glass plate negative, lots of damages to it, no idea if it would be possible to clean up or not, looks like there are some sort of fixed dust to it, maybe the right type of cleaning would do wonders? But I have not the correct training or idea how to proceed so I just scanned it and put it aside, feeling sorry it was so bad after being stored away a hundred and so years. Sad really, as this would otherwise have been an excellent view towards the Gold Coin Mine from the east, before the fire that burned it and much of Victor down.
graphic for visual presentation of text The head frame in foreground right, I am not sure about, it might be an early prospect shaft of the Mary Cashen, or possible some other mine in this area, so for the time being [19.02.2017] I just assume it to be part of the Mary Cashen.
graphic for visual presentation of text The railroad seen is the Florence & Cripple Creek with its depot like it was before that to burned in 1899.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs; View is straightened and cropped from a glass plate negative.
Copyright Notice:
As I own the glass plate negative, I have the physical ownership to this view.
Source ID, My Collection:
G-00019
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#111]
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Sadly, this image has seen way better days, and what is presented here is the best I could get out of the very faded view of Victor, photographed sometime before the 1899 fire that wrecked the town. As there is a Trolley car about middle of view from side to side and about 1/3 up from bottom, this view is most likely from 1898 or no later than 1899, as while the trolley line had its grade done to Victor, inclusive rails & catenary by December 1, 1897, regular service was not started before January 3, 1898.
The railroad in the foreground is the M.T. mainline with a string of boxcars set out on a siding, going towards the Monument mine, but not sure if it ever was connected to the mine.
* The head frame seen on left-hand side, near bottom, is most likely the Dillon mine.
* A little left of the trolley, and about the top of the headframe of the Dillon mine, is the Mary Cashen mine operation, see a quite a big hoist house with a large smokestack on the back of it, but sadly the quality is so bad it is hard to see any details.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.02.2017 (14:48:57)
Title on Image:
Victor Before the Fire
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Sadly, this image has seen way better days, and what is presented here is the best I could get out of the very faded view of Victor, photographed sometime before the 1899 fire that wrecked the town. As there is a Trolley car about middle of view from side to side and about 1/3 up from bottom, this view is most likely from 1898 or no later than 1899, as while the trolley line had its grade done to Victor, inclusive rails & catenary by December 1, 1897, regular service was not started before January 3, 1898.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe railroad in the foreground is the M.T. mainline with a string of boxcars set out on a siding, going towards the Monument mine, but not sure if it ever was connected to the mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The head frame seen on left-hand side, near bottom, is most likely the Dillon mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text* A little left of the trolley, and about the top of the headframe of the Dillon mine, is the Mary Cashen mine operation, see a quite a big hoist house with a large smokestack on the back of it, but sadly the quality is so bad it is hard to see any details.
Image Note:
My Collection; Stereoviews, enhanced due to source very faded.
Source ID, My Collection:
S-00139
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#145]
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Here is a view of the western side of the old Gold Coin Mine, the one that burned in 1899. The ore-house is marked as "The Gold Coin M. & L. Co.", and while the southernmost part of the ore-house is missing in the view, I still have a pretty nice look at the old wood built mine. This particular view came with a hefty price-tag but such is life.
   There is also a hoist house and head frame in front of the Gold Coin crib-wall but I am not able to identify which mine at this point in time [21.02.2017]. Seen sort of as an extension to the shaft house of the Gold Coin in a line towards the photographer.
   To the left of the Gold Coin mine is seen the smaller shaft house and structures of the Strong mine, appearing below the dump of the Independence mine which is seen at about middle top/down at the left-hand side.
   Below the Independence, still on the left-hand side, there is another small mine operation of unknown mine to me, with a whitish house seen closer to the Independence, sticking out on the right side of the unknown small mine operation.
   Near left-hand side, about 1/3 up from bottom, is the Victor Public Sampler structure seen, has a cupola on its roof, and smoke is coming out of a went near end of the roof at right.
   In addition to all this, there are homes, houses, even a tent home built high up on some log walls seen in this view.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.02.2017 (14:15:12)
Title on Image:
#27 - Group Mines in Victor, Colo
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Here is a view of the western side of the old Gold Coin Mine, the one that burned in 1899. The ore-house is marked as "The Gold Coin M. & L. Co.", and while the southernmost part of the ore-house is missing in the view, I still have a pretty nice look at the old wood built mine. This particular view came with a hefty price-tag but such is life.
graphic for visual presentation of text There is also a hoist house and head frame in front of the Gold Coin crib-wall but I am not able to identify which mine at this point in time [21.02.2017]. Seen sort of as an extension to the shaft house of the Gold Coin in a line towards the photographer.
graphic for visual presentation of text To the left of the Gold Coin mine is seen the smaller shaft house and structures of the Strong mine, appearing below the dump of the Independence mine which is seen at about middle top/down at the left-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text Below the Independence, still on the left-hand side, there is another small mine operation of unknown mine to me, with a whitish house seen closer to the Independence, sticking out on the right side of the unknown small mine operation.
graphic for visual presentation of text Near left-hand side, about 1/3 up from bottom, is the Victor Public Sampler structure seen, has a cupola on its roof, and smoke is coming out of a went near end of the roof at right.
graphic for visual presentation of text In addition to all this, there are homes, houses, even a tent home built high up on some log walls seen in this view.
Image Note:
My Collection; Stereoviews
Source ID, My Collection:
S-00085
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#134]
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Yet another view of the great Gold Coin Mine from further north and east on Battle Mountain. Sadly, once again the paper quality is of the type that what is dark is dark, and there is some shininess to parts, making it hard to get the image tweaked into giving away more details.
In the foreground is part of the M.T. spur to the Victor Sampler seen, with C.M. Boxcar No. 5047 standing on a dual gauge track as this spur was connected with the F. & C.C, seen on the lower level further into the image.
* The Victor Public Sampler is seen partly on the right-hand side, the foreground structures except the clearly a house with a porch in lower right corner.
* Behind the sampler is the crib-wall and ore-house of the Mary Cashen seen, but not a really useful view of this mine.
* The Gold Coin mine is about in the center of the view, in full operation as seen by the smoke from the large chimney.
* Part of the Golconda head frame and hoist house is seen in the far background at right of the upper part of the Gold Coin shaft house, behind the engine house part of the Gold Coin.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.02.2017 (13:29:46)
Title on Image:
Victor and Gold Coin Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Yet another view of the great Gold Coin Mine from further north and east on Battle Mountain. Sadly, once again the paper quality is of the type that what is dark is dark, and there is some shininess to parts, making it hard to get the image tweaked into giving away more details.
graphic for visual presentation of textIn the foreground is part of the M.T. spur to the Victor Sampler seen, with C.M. Boxcar No. 5047 standing on a dual gauge track as this spur was connected with the F. & C.C, seen on the lower level further into the image.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Victor Public Sampler is seen partly on the right-hand side, the foreground structures except the clearly a house with a porch in lower right corner.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Behind the sampler is the crib-wall and ore-house of the Mary Cashen seen, but not a really useful view of this mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Gold Coin mine is about in the center of the view, in full operation as seen by the smoke from the large chimney.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Part of the Golconda head frame and hoist house is seen in the far background at right of the upper part of the Gold Coin shaft house, behind the engine house part of the Gold Coin.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs; Enhanced and cropped the gray cardboard frame.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01419
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#144]
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