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Old Independence Mine
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This is yet another early mine view, quite cute in my eyes, and a little bit special as while this was photo was made special for a late 1895, early 1896 book, by the time the Sanborn Fire Insurance map dated December 1896 was published, this mine is all gone, and a mill structure for the larger Independence mine shaft house has taken most of the ground seen here.
The larger Independence No. 1 shaft house would be up hill to the right in this view, while the grade of the F. & C.C. would be downhill to the left in this view. I keep wondering what all these people posing for this photo was thinking and how they looked upon their future.
It looks like a nice built ore-house with 4 doors for loading ore into horse wagons, and a total of three levels inside, and the shaft house was built in two steps as I seen an early view of just the narrow front part seen here, before the cupola up on the roof.Old Independence Mine, on Battle Mountain..
Photo by: Horace Swartley Poley
My Collection; From page 41 in the 1895/1896 book Cripple Creek and Colorado Springs Illustrated by Warren and Stride.
Media ID: 69
This cropped view showing the Old Independence Mine Orehouse around center view, is based on a 200% enlargement of the source image, seen on a Facebook page. It is quite enhanced and worked on to try get a good view of the west and south part of the ore house with its dump trestle.
The engine in front is a leased D. & R.G. locomotive running the first Passenger Train into Victor in May 1894.The First Passenger Train at Victor Colo May 27 94.
Photo by: Andrew James Harlan [27.05.1894]
Cropped view of a photo of the First Passenger Train into Victor, seen on a Facebook page.
Courtesy of the Chuck Harris family photo collection. Seen on a post by the Florence Historic & Cultural District Facebook page of February 17, 2015.
Media ID: 76
This view has been worked over with various filters, to obscure the source from DPL which I am not allowed to use without paying for it. But I still tried to keep the visual needed aspect of the view to try create a good view to show the mine in a way it can create a nice feel of how it looked for modeling purposes. Of course, nothing stops you from visiting the DPL site and look at the source, link is below here so.
We see the West side of the Old Independence Mine on the left and the west side/backside of the ore-house at the right-hand side. Further up left is the well-known shaft house of the great Independence Mine.Stratton's Famous Independence Mine at Victor. | Old Independence Mine.
Photo by: Horace Swartley Poley [1895]
View is Cropped and filtered from the DPL image P-248.
Copyright restrictions applying to use or reproduction of this image available from the Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, at photosales@denverlibrary.org.
Media ID: 81
This view has been worked over with various filters, to obscure the source from DPL which I am not allowed to use without paying for it. But I still tried to keep the visual needed aspect of the view to try create a good view to show the mine in a way it can create a nice feel of how it looked for modeling purposes. Of course, nothing stops you from visiting the DPL site and look at the source, link is below here so.Old Independence Mine on Battle Mountain
Photo by: Horace Swartley Poley [1895]
View is Cropped and filtered from the DPL image Z-6852.
Copyright restrictions applying to use or reproduction of this image available from the Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, at photosales@denverlibrary.org.
Media ID: 79
This view has been worked over with various filters, to obscure the source from DPL which I am not allowed to use without paying for it. But I still tried to keep the visual needed aspect of the view to try create a good view to show the mine in a way it can create a nice feel of how it looked for modeling purposes. Of course, nothing stops you from visiting the DPL site and look at the source, link is below here so.
We see the East and partly south side of the Old Independence Mine in the middle of the view, with the ore-house in front of the shaft house, and partly hide the west most part of it. Further up right is seen a little bit of location of the well-known Independence Mine.
It is clearly seen that the ore-house is built on a slope and has openings of varying height, which is actually great for a model of it, as it adds to the character of the structure.Old Independence Mine on Battle Mountain
Photo by: William Edward Hook
View is Cropped and filtered from the DPL image X-62585.
Copyright restrictions applying to use or reproduction of this image available from the Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, at photosales@denverlibrary.org.
Media ID: 83
This view has been worked over with various filters, to obscure the source from DPL which I am not allowed to use without paying for it. But I still tried to keep the visual needed aspect of the view to try create a good view to show the mine in a way it can create a nice feel of how it looked for modeling purposes. Of course, nothing stops you from visiting the DPL site and look at the source, link is below here so.
This is not a good view of this mine, but we see the East and partly south side of the Old Independence Mine in the middle of the view, with the ore-house in front of the shaft house, and partly hiding the western part of the shaft house. Further up right is seen a little bit of the well-known Independence Mine, which is under construction or repairs as there is scaffolding along the walls. Not a good view to use as a base for a model but sometimes this is the best I can get my hands on…Old Independence Mine on Battle Mountain
Photo by: Andrew James Harlan
View is Cropped and filtered from the DPL image CHS.X4497.
Copyright restrictions applying to use or reproduction of this image available from the Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, at photosales@denverlibrary.org.
Media ID: 85
Id No. (Mine / 1902 map):
1055
Type:
Mine
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Location:
Battle Mountain
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    Status:
    Dismantled / Removed
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        0
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          General notes:
          This was located just below the more modern Shaft House structures associated with the Independence Mine. Disappeared sometimes in 1896, probably, as by the Dec. 1896 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map the structures is all gone - would have been mostly inside the Mill part of the Independence No. 1 mine on that map.