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Cripple Creek & Gold Hill Tunnel
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Sadly, not the sharpest view, background at top is quite blurred, same seems all the other sides as well. Paper quality is not the greatest, it is a small sized image of just 84x54mm so it never scans very well, but still, it helps give the view many tourists coming on the Short Line would have seen, as this operation here is just on the backside of the Trolley Barn in Cripple Creek, below the Midland Terminal tracks. I am not sure how the mine tracks crossed the Short Line tracks on its way to its dump as they did work from this tunnel as well, not only hauling tourist. The Trolley barn would have been to the left in this view BTW.View at Donkey, Mine Tourist Cars, Tracks and Shed at the Cripple Creek & Gold Hill Deep Mining & Development Co.
Photo by: Unknown
My Collection; Photographs. From a 600dpi scan.
Media ID: 196
Sadly, being from a printed source this view is not very sharp/clear at all, but it does give an indication to how it must have looked back when this image was made sometimes before summer 1905 as it does appear in a Blue Book issue of August 1905, dating it to at least a month or two before that issue went to printing. 
   The view itself is of a bunch of tourists coming out the Cripple Creek & Gold Hill Tunnel, going into Gold Hill to at least the Bonanza King mine, from just behind the Trolley Barn in Cripple Creek. Located along the Short Line, below the Midland Terminal tracks. I am not sure how the mine tracks crossed the Short Line tracks on its way to its dump as they did work from this tunnel as well, not only hauling tourist, but I think they did it with a regular crossing. The Trolley barn would have been to the left in this view, possible part of it is the larger structure seen on far left, not sure.
   Up towards top right is seen a string of houses, while the M.T. mainline is seen about 1/4 down from the top, with a spur down to the lower level of the Cripple Creek Sampler which was outside the view towards the right if the photographer had turned about 90degree to the right.View at Visitors Coming Out of the Gold Hill Tunnel at the Cripple Creek & Gold Hill Deep Mining & Development Co.
Photo by: Unknown
My Collection; From a 600dpi scan cropped from page 27 in the August 1905 Short Line Blue Book issue.
Media ID: 224
Id No. (Mine / 1902 map):
1062
Type:
Adit Mine
Date Located / Formed:
Location:
Cripple Creek Townsite
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    Unknown
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      Known claims:
      • Capitol Hill lode - 9374
      • Grover Cleveland lode - 8776
      • Southern Boy lode - 8775
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        General notes:
        This Tunnel seems to have been either on the Capitol Hill claim, near SE corner of the Southern Boy claim, as a city map for Cripple Creek town, together with a piece on a 1908 Sanborn map (Sheet 24 for Cripple Creek) puts in close-by, or it might been on the Grover Cleveland claim, as those same maps gives about same area, or, it might been in a small triangular area I have not found a claim map or name for yet at the time of this writing [03.06.2017] between the Grover Cleveland, Southern Boy and Capitol Hill claims. Hard to pinpoint, but most of the dump seem to be on the Capitol Hill claim.
        graphic for visual presentation of text From the 1906 USGS Geology Book about the District, on page 291, the following was said; "Gold Hill is penetrated by a number of long adits. The most northerly is the Cripple Creek and Gold Hill tunnel which is about five eighths of a mile in length. It extends from the town of Cripple Creek in an east, southeast direction and at an elevation of about 9,500 feet to the Anchoria Leland shaft."