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Standard Mill [aka Colorado-Standard Mill]
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Info Last updated: 27.10.2020 (10:35:50)
This postcard view of the massive Colorado-Philadelphia Mill, and the Standard Mill helps give the impression on how huge these mills can be, laying in the outskirts to the west of Colorado City, with what I believe is the mainline of the Colorado Midland seen along the bottom edge.
   If I am correct the structures to the right are part of the Standard Mill, while the ones furthest away, left side of the card, those are the structures of the Colorado-Philadelphia Mill.Reduction Works, Colorado City, Colo.
Photo by: Unknown
My Collection; Postcards.
Media ID: 271
Id No. (Mine / 1902 map):
Chlorination Mill
Date Located / Formed:
Colorado City
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    Fate details:
    Closed in 1910, unknown reason
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          Extra Info/Details [Linked at One Time to the Entity]:
          Chlorination Mill & Cyanidation Mill
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          General notes:
          In 1901 Tutt, Penrose and MacNeill expanded the scope of the venture Colorado-Philadelphia Reduction Company, by bringing in New York investors to form a mill trust named the United States Reduction and Refining Company, which was capitalized at $13 million. United States Reduction sought to monopolize the milling of Cripple Creek ore by acquiring mills in Florence and Canon City as well. United States Reduction also built a second Colorado City mill, the Standard. The Standard Mill was about a quarter mile south of the Colorado-Philadelphia, and like the Colorado-Philadelphia, it was at the base of the hogbacks. Within a few years, Tutt, Penrose and MacNeill sold their mills to the Guggenheim family.
          graphic for visual presentation of text The Mill closed in 1910.