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   To me this was a 'Get It!' type of view, hard to explain why though, but the feel was just that strong! For the first time in my life I have a view if this Ore-House in a way that I can visualize where it was photographed from, and with the Deep Cut of the Low Line partly visible in the foreground, this was an informative type of image, even for its faded view.
   It is also an informative view as the dump trestle out from the Ore-House going across the side-spur of the Low Line is seen here as very long unsupported trestle, so to create support, they did a 'wire down into a frame below the middle and back up again' type of supporting the long span, and I've not seen that before so that was a great treat to see that detail!
Media Info Last Updated:
01.08.2018 (11:44:24)
Title on Image:
A View at the Ore House of the Index Mining & Milling Company
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
To me this was a 'Get It!' type of view, hard to explain why though, but the feel was just that strong! For the first time in my life I have a view if this Ore-House in a way that I can visualize where it was photographed from, and with the Deep Cut of the Low Line partly visible in the foreground, this was an informative type of image, even for its faded view.
graphic for visual presentation of text It is also an informative view as the dump trestle out from the Ore-House going across the side-spur of the Low Line is seen here as very long unsupported trestle, so to create support, they did a 'wire down into a frame below the middle and back up again' type of supporting the long span, and I've not seen that before so that was a great treat to see that detail!
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03809
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#345]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#345
Used for these Enties:
Mint (aka Index Mine) - 69   
   This sadly badly printed type of postcard is interesting due to several factors, for instance it is based on a great shot of Altman Town and street layout, and the mines around it.
   * Shaft house of the Pharmacist Mine, also known as the Marie Mining Co., is seen near lower left corner.
   * Just passed the upper portion of the Shaft House of the Pharmacist is the location of the Burns Mine, the Shaft House can be picked out on my 600dpi scan and is located just below the center top/down of the image part, and just left of the sideway center.
   * The Pinto Mine is harder to pick out due to the printed quality of this card, but it is located about 1/3 in from left-hand side of the image part, and just above the top/down centerline.
Media Info Last Updated:
01.08.2018 (11:44:14)
Title on Image:
Altman, Colo. The Highest Incorporated Town in the World, Elevation 11,000 Ft.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This sadly badly printed type of postcard is interesting due to several factors, for instance it is based on a great shot of Altman Town and street layout, and the mines around it.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Shaft house of the Pharmacist Mine, also known as the Marie Mining Co., is seen near lower left corner.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Just passed the upper portion of the Shaft House of the Pharmacist is the location of the Burns Mine, the Shaft House can be picked out on my 600dpi scan and is located just below the center top/down of the image part, and just left of the sideway center.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The Pinto Mine is harder to pick out due to the printed quality of this card, but it is located about 1/3 in from left-hand side of the image part, and just above the top/down centerline.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03787
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#344]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#344
Used for these Enties:
Pinto - 316   Burns - 317   Pharmacist - 318   
   This is a great view of the massive Shaft Structure of the Mary McKinney Mine, here marked as Mary McKinney Mining Company, but one also see part of their Coal House at the right-hand side and even their Office can be glimpsed at the right-hand edge with its darker sidewall and a single window visible. Looking at the structure it has had some years to it as the roof is starting to look not that nice.
   Of other things to mentioned, the Ore-House of the Anaconda Mine is visible about 1/7 in from right-hand side and about halfway up from bottom, with the until not too many years ago Blacksmith Structure partly visible behind it and covered to much by the smokestack of the Coal House of the Mary McKinney.
   The Roadbed of the Midland Terminal is also just behind the Anaconda Orehouse, while the Low Line roadbed can be seen about 1/5 down from the top in upper right area. The High Line/Short Line grade up Gold Hill is also partly visible almost into the sky area, also in upper right area. In the foreground some M.T. railroad Gondola cars are visible, but the only one I feel I see number off is the one most to the left which is numbered 171, which appeared quite nice on my 1200dpi scan.
Media Info Last Updated:
01.08.2018 (11:43:46)
Title on Image:
Mary McKinney Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is a great view of the massive Shaft Structure of the Mary McKinney Mine, here marked as Mary McKinney Mining Company, but one also see part of their Coal House at the right-hand side and even their Office can be glimpsed at the right-hand edge with its darker sidewall and a single window visible. Looking at the structure it has had some years to it as the roof is starting to look not that nice.
graphic for visual presentation of text Of other things to mentioned, the Ore-House of the Anaconda Mine is visible about 1/7 in from right-hand side and about halfway up from bottom, with the until not too many years ago Blacksmith Structure partly visible behind it and covered to much by the smokestack of the Coal House of the Mary McKinney.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Roadbed of the Midland Terminal is also just behind the Anaconda Orehouse, while the Low Line roadbed can be seen about 1/5 down from the top in upper right area. The High Line/Short Line grade up Gold Hill is also partly visible almost into the sky area, also in upper right area. In the foreground some M.T. railroad Gondola cars are visible, but the only one I feel I see number off is the one most to the left which is numbered 171, which appeared quite nice on my 1200dpi scan.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03770
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#342]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#342
Used for these Enties:
Mary McKinney - 136   Anaconda - 92   
This is a different look from what I am used to see the Cresson Mine as, sadly it is sort of faded on the sides and not the sharpest view around, but still I was able to enhance it a little bit. Based on the whitish stuff hanging on the water-tank seen about 1/3 down from top and about 4/9 in from right-hand side, this is a winter-shot as I can't understand that whitish stuff as anything but ice!
   Raven Hill makes out the background, and once more I am stuck in what is the name of that mine having the Ore-House seen near top and just to the right of the Cresson Head-Frame… So, I went hunting and comparing various views and my ca. 1903 topographic map from USGS with many numbers linking to mines, I am pretty confident that this is the Mary L. Mine with its dump, Head-Frame and Ore-House seen in so many Cresson Mine views.
   And info I have also indicates that the Cresson Mine is located on the central block of the Mary L and Draper claims, making this scene most likely showing two claims on the same group of mines.
Media Info Last Updated:
22.07.2018 (09:40:46)
Title on Image:
Cresson Mine C.C. District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Leslie
Description:
This is a different look from what I am used to see the Cresson Mine as, sadly it is sort of faded on the sides and not the sharpest view around, but still I was able to enhance it a little bit. Based on the whitish stuff hanging on the water-tank seen about 1/3 down from top and about 4/9 in from right-hand side, this is a winter-shot as I can't understand that whitish stuff as anything but ice!
graphic for visual presentation of text Raven Hill makes out the background, and once more I am stuck in what is the name of that mine having the Ore-House seen near top and just to the right of the Cresson Head-Frame… So, I went hunting and comparing various views and my ca. 1903 topographic map from USGS with many numbers linking to mines, I am pretty confident that this is the Mary L. Mine with its dump, Head-Frame and Ore-House seen in so many Cresson Mine views.
graphic for visual presentation of text And info I have also indicates that the Cresson Mine is located on the central block of the Mary L and Draper claims, making this scene most likely showing two claims on the same group of mines.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03772
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#340]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#340
Used for these Enties:
Cresson - 186   Mary L. - 203   
[B]   MOLLIE KATHLEEEN GOLD MINE CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO
Discovered by a lady Prospector in 1891 and still producing.
--- End Backside Text ---

   This is the second crop edition of this photograph by an unknown photographer, which I dare not trying to date, but think it might be from the 1940's till the early 1950's. View is of a road going down passed a large flat dump area used as a parking place and with signs telling the visitor that the mine trip is worth a stop by.
Media Info Last Updated:
21.07.2018 (23:08:42)
Title on Image:
#15,214F; Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine Cripple Creek, Colorado {crop Edition2}
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
[B]   MOLLIE KATHLEEEN GOLD MINE CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO
graphic for visual presentation of textDiscovered by a lady Prospector in 1891 and still producing.
graphic for visual presentation of text--- End Backside Text ---
graphic for visual presentation of text
graphic for visual presentation of text This is the second crop edition of this photograph by an unknown photographer, which I dare not trying to date, but think it might be from the 1940's till the early 1950's. View is of a road going down passed a large flat dump area used as a parking place and with signs telling the visitor that the mine trip is worth a stop by.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03847
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#339]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#339
Used for these Enties:
Mollie Kathleen - 26   
This is the third crop edition of this photograph by Young, not sure if the source image is of better quality, but this postcard is not the best and the 1200dpi resolution scan kinda shows it as nothing is really sharp.
  I dare not date this view, but think it might be from the 1940's, the dumps around the Mary McKinney are huge and that massive crib-wall that used to stand along the road – both who been gone for a few years now when this is written in July 2018…
Media Info Last Updated:
21.07.2018 (23:05:27)
Title on Image:
#C-27; Mary McKinney Mine Cripple Creek Colo. {crop Edition3}
Photographer [Date]:
Young
Description:
This is the third crop edition of this photograph by Young, not sure if the source image is of better quality, but this postcard is not the best and the 1200dpi resolution scan kinda shows it as nothing is really sharp.
graphic for visual presentation of text  I dare not date this view, but think it might be from the 1940's, the dumps around the Mary McKinney are huge and that massive crib-wall that used to stand along the road – both who been gone for a few years now when this is written in July 2018…
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03846
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#338]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#338
Used for these Enties:
Mary McKinney - 136   Morning Glory - 138   
Date is a guestimate, I have a near identical card, almost same angle, and the dumps looks to be the same size. In fact, all looks so alike that at first, I thought they were the same card – except when I put them side by side I suddenly noticed there was one difference in the foreground bottom where the other card had a structure where this card lacks that structure! But, as all rest looks so alike I think those two are photographed not that far apart in time. My other card has some text written with something about Copyright Applied for in bottom right, name Hileman and what appears to be an 8 in front of that, but sadly that card is partly messed up in that area so can't read it fully. Still, it makes me believe this is same year…
   The focus of the image is the large shaft House of the John A. Logan Mine, also known as the Logan Shaft of the Stratton Cripple Creek Mining & Development Company. I've often wondered why there was not a spur to the Ore House as the High Line/Short Line branch line to the Blue Bird Mine was just below it, but I never ever seen evidence for such a spur.
   To show how close the Ore-House is to the track, the Blue Bird Branch-line is partly seen climbing the hill in lower right, from about 1/3 in from right-hand side and till the right-hand side and is passing behind the small mine operation with the big trestle work in lower left. The trestle itself crosses the mainline of the High Line track, and they dumped their waste down the hill from the west (opposite) side of the Trolley and Steam train used track, outside this postcard view.
Media Info Last Updated:
21.07.2018 (18:30:31)
Title on Image:
The John A. Logan Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1908]
Description:
Date is a guestimate, I have a near identical card, almost same angle, and the dumps looks to be the same size. In fact, all looks so alike that at first, I thought they were the same card – except when I put them side by side I suddenly noticed there was one difference in the foreground bottom where the other card had a structure where this card lacks that structure! But, as all rest looks so alike I think those two are photographed not that far apart in time. My other card has some text written with something about Copyright Applied for in bottom right, name Hileman and what appears to be an 8 in front of that, but sadly that card is partly messed up in that area so can't read it fully. Still, it makes me believe this is same year…
graphic for visual presentation of text The focus of the image is the large shaft House of the John A. Logan Mine, also known as the Logan Shaft of the Stratton Cripple Creek Mining & Development Company. I've often wondered why there was not a spur to the Ore House as the High Line/Short Line branch line to the Blue Bird Mine was just below it, but I never ever seen evidence for such a spur.
graphic for visual presentation of text To show how close the Ore-House is to the track, the Blue Bird Branch-line is partly seen climbing the hill in lower right, from about 1/3 in from right-hand side and till the right-hand side and is passing behind the small mine operation with the big trestle work in lower left. The trestle itself crosses the mainline of the High Line track, and they dumped their waste down the hill from the west (opposite) side of the Trolley and Steam train used track, outside this postcard view.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02498
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#334]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#334
Used for these Enties:
John A. Logan - 311   
This is the 8th postcard I've seen (as of July 21, 2018) using the base image this is from, this is one of those editions where the text 1938 appears under the words 'Cresson Mine' in lower right. Raven Hill is in the background and sorry, no, I've yet to figure out what mine has that Ore-House seen near upper left, seen just above top of the Cresson Smokestack.
Media Info Last Updated:
21.07.2018 (18:29:36)
Title on Image:
Cresson Mine 1938 {crop Edition 1}
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown [1938]
Description:
This is the 8th postcard I've seen (as of July 21, 2018) using the base image this is from, this is one of those editions where the text 1938 appears under the words 'Cresson Mine' in lower right. Raven Hill is in the background and sorry, no, I've yet to figure out what mine has that Ore-House seen near upper left, seen just above top of the Cresson Smokestack.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01898
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#337]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#337
Used for these Enties:
Cresson - 186   
This view at the northern side of the Elkton Mine complex is a quite nice one, but it has faded a little and appears washed out. There is an automobile parked at the old Shaft House where only the north portion of it still stands, the Head-Frame is in the Open air so to speak, but they kept the landing area and covered trestle over to the Ore-House Structure. A man is standing with a small hand ore-car at the door out of the orehouse on the trestlework to the dump areas. There is also a single Midland Terminal Gondola parked almost under one of those dump track trestles.
   Town of Elkton is partly seen behind the mine with a couple of houses visible, and along the right-hand side, about halfway up from bottom, there appears to be an Adit/Tunnel Portal into the hillside in the distance which I think would be Battle Mountain in terms of name of the hill, while the Adit I do not know, but this might be part of the Eclipse-Carbonate Queen Mine operation.
Media Info Last Updated:
18.07.2018 (09:05:33)
Title on Image:
#E-5; Elkton Gold Mine Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view at the northern side of the Elkton Mine complex is a quite nice one, but it has faded a little and appears washed out. There is an automobile parked at the old Shaft House where only the north portion of it still stands, the Head-Frame is in the Open air so to speak, but they kept the landing area and covered trestle over to the Ore-House Structure. A man is standing with a small hand ore-car at the door out of the orehouse on the trestlework to the dump areas. There is also a single Midland Terminal Gondola parked almost under one of those dump track trestles.
graphic for visual presentation of text Town of Elkton is partly seen behind the mine with a couple of houses visible, and along the right-hand side, about halfway up from bottom, there appears to be an Adit/Tunnel Portal into the hillside in the distance which I think would be Battle Mountain in terms of name of the hill, while the Adit I do not know, but this might be part of the Eclipse-Carbonate Queen Mine operation.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03844
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#336]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#336
Used for these Enties:
Elkton Mine - 156   
Not the best-looking card, damage in upper left corner where part of the number 3 making out the first number is missing, and the whole card is dark and not very sharp at all. But so far till now middle of July 2018 I've only seen this scene as a type of printed/lithograph type of view, and of the 8 I so far know about two are colored postcards, four are B/W postcards and two are postcard folder images.
   This is a rather close-up view of the Portland No. 1 Mine with the Portland No. 2 in the background on top of the hill, and it tells the story quite well on how big a mine can grow. There is quite a lot of dump materials here, held up by the massive crib walls seen, lot of structures, ore houses built in stages and enlarged and so on.
   The Short Line branch to Ajax Mine runs along the large cribbing seen in the background about 1/3 down from top, that crib-wall is supporting the large dumps around the Portland No. 2. Mine.
   To the right of the No. 1 Shaft and below the No. 2 Shaft, is the smaller Shaft House of the Scranton Shaft, somehow that must have been used for something as that structure is on so many views of this area and on would think that an old shaft house would just have been tore down if it was not used…
Media Info Last Updated:
17.07.2018 (08:41:39)
Title on Image:
#3045. Portland Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Not the best-looking card, damage in upper left corner where part of the number 3 making out the first number is missing, and the whole card is dark and not very sharp at all. But so far till now middle of July 2018 I've only seen this scene as a type of printed/lithograph type of view, and of the 8 I so far know about two are colored postcards, four are B/W postcards and two are postcard folder images.
graphic for visual presentation of text This is a rather close-up view of the Portland No. 1 Mine with the Portland No. 2 in the background on top of the hill, and it tells the story quite well on how big a mine can grow. There is quite a lot of dump materials here, held up by the massive crib walls seen, lot of structures, ore houses built in stages and enlarged and so on.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Short Line branch to Ajax Mine runs along the large cribbing seen in the background about 1/3 down from top, that crib-wall is supporting the large dumps around the Portland No. 2. Mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text To the right of the No. 1 Shaft and below the No. 2 Shaft, is the smaller Shaft House of the Scranton Shaft, somehow that must have been used for something as that structure is on so many views of this area and on would think that an old shaft house would just have been tore down if it was not used…
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03843
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#335]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#335
Used for these Enties:
Portland No. 1 - 262   Portland No. 2 - 259   Scranton Shaft [Battle Mtn] - 1058   
Date is a guestimate, there is written something about Copyright Applied for in bottom right, name Hileman and what appears to be an 8 in front of that, sadly card is partly messed up in that area so can't read it fully.
   The focus is the large shaft House of the John A. Logan Mine, here known as the Logan Shaft of the Stratton Cripple Creek Mining & Development Company, and I often wondered why there was not a spur to the Ore House as the High Line/Short Line branch line to the Blue Bird Mine was just below it.
   A tiny piece of the Blue Bird Branch is seen in lower right-hand corner, before it hides behind the dump materials from the small mine operation with the big trestle work in foreground left. The whole branch has a steep climb up the hill behind the foreground mine operation. The trestle itself crosses the mainline of the High Line track, the two legs at left corner is across the tracks and they dumped their waste down the hill from the west (opposite) side of the Trolley and Steam train used track.
Media Info Last Updated:
16.07.2018 (11:59:45)
Title on Image:
The John A. Logan Mine, Bull Hill
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1908]
Description:
Date is a guestimate, there is written something about Copyright Applied for in bottom right, name Hileman and what appears to be an 8 in front of that, sadly card is partly messed up in that area so can't read it fully.
graphic for visual presentation of text The focus is the large shaft House of the John A. Logan Mine, here known as the Logan Shaft of the Stratton Cripple Creek Mining & Development Company, and I often wondered why there was not a spur to the Ore House as the High Line/Short Line branch line to the Blue Bird Mine was just below it.
graphic for visual presentation of text A tiny piece of the Blue Bird Branch is seen in lower right-hand corner, before it hides behind the dump materials from the small mine operation with the big trestle work in foreground left. The whole branch has a steep climb up the hill behind the foreground mine operation. The trestle itself crosses the mainline of the High Line track, the two legs at left corner is across the tracks and they dumped their waste down the hill from the west (opposite) side of the Trolley and Steam train used track.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00789
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#333]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#333
Used for these Enties:
John A. Logan - 311   
I never seen this view as anything but as a printed/lithograph type of postcard, or in a postcard type of folder, but when I scanned this one I noticed that this is having the same base image as a couple of photo type of postcards that I have, which I found cool as suddenly I could say this is a Julia Skolas photo! And so far, I know about 19 uses of the base negative/photo, many used for this postcard here in various crop editions, so I think it was a popular view and printed many times by both the same and various postcard publishers as I've seen various versions of this one.
   Wish it was as easy to say which mine is up front in lower right, but my brain refuses to work, and I do not know currently (15.07.2018]. I been wondering if it might be on the Longfellow claim, but I am not sure, it feels located wrong though, too far south of what is now a reduced Independence Townsite, seen about middle of the image extending uphill towards your left.
   * Known mines count the Vindicator No. 2; the whitish single shaft house far left, about 2/5 down from top and about as much in from left-hand edge as the Shaft-house is wide.
   * Vindicator No. 1 is seen also about 2/5 down from top and about 2/5 in from right-hand side, consisting of a Shaft House, large Powerplant, huge Ore-House; all white in this view; lot of dumps.
   * Just to the right of the Vindicator No. 1 is the (on this view) large red colored shaft house of the Lillie/Lilly/Lily Mine. This structure of the Lillie was later used as an experimental Mill for the Vindicator mine.
   There appears to be some form of snow on the ground in the foreground and on the hills and mountains in the distance background right, this gives the impression this might be a late winter photograph, possible 1908 as a year, as this postcard has a date of July 10, 1908 on its text message.
Media Info Last Updated:
15.07.2018 (13:34:28)
Title on Image:
Vindicator Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Description:
I never seen this view as anything but as a printed/lithograph type of postcard, or in a postcard type of folder, but when I scanned this one I noticed that this is having the same base image as a couple of photo type of postcards that I have, which I found cool as suddenly I could say this is a Julia Skolas photo! And so far, I know about 19 uses of the base negative/photo, many used for this postcard here in various crop editions, so I think it was a popular view and printed many times by both the same and various postcard publishers as I've seen various versions of this one.
graphic for visual presentation of text Wish it was as easy to say which mine is up front in lower right, but my brain refuses to work, and I do not know currently (15.07.2018]. I been wondering if it might be on the Longfellow claim, but I am not sure, it feels located wrong though, too far south of what is now a reduced Independence Townsite, seen about middle of the image extending uphill towards your left.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Known mines count the Vindicator No. 2; the whitish single shaft house far left, about 2/5 down from top and about as much in from left-hand edge as the Shaft-house is wide.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Vindicator No. 1 is seen also about 2/5 down from top and about 2/5 in from right-hand side, consisting of a Shaft House, large Powerplant, huge Ore-House; all white in this view; lot of dumps.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Just to the right of the Vindicator No. 1 is the (on this view) large red colored shaft house of the Lillie/Lilly/Lily Mine. This structure of the Lillie was later used as an experimental Mill for the Vindicator mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text There appears to be some form of snow on the ground in the foreground and on the hills and mountains in the distance background right, this gives the impression this might be a late winter photograph, possible 1908 as a year, as this postcard has a date of July 10, 1908 on its text message.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; various title text, colored; various crop editions and coloring techniques. - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by H.L. Woehler. - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by SL & Co.; numbered A 14575; Two crop editions. - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03841
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#332]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#332
Used for these Enties:
Vindicator No. 2 - 232   Vindicator No. 1 - 233   Lillie - 234   
This unmarked postcard view here is the same as marked postcard views by Julia Skolas in my possession, but this seems to be the best of the ones I've seen, even if it is a smaller crop from the source image then the other versions I've seen.
   In lower left part of the lower Independence town is seen, with the Midland Terminal Depot seen in lower right, and strangely enough, what appears to be dual gauge tracks on the curve closest to the depot structure, wonder if it is true dual or just guard rail for the curve…
   Above the M.T. depot at top right is the old Lillie Mine Shaft Structures seen in all its glory, but I can't tell if this is before or after it was closed as a mine and reused as a Mill for the Vindicator Mine, seen to the left, about center sideways and about 1/3 down from the top. Poking out from the Vindicator Ore-House is seen yet another structure and that leads to a chute down to the M.T. tracks and some form of Ore-Bin down there, presumable some form of mill operations.
   Near upper left a string of railroad cars appearing to be passenger cars can be seen, not quite understanding that as that should be on the High Line grade and if they are parked there, that makes this after the Trolley Services closed in 1919, but I am not sure why they are up there or not. Studying a 1200dpi scan it appears the cars may be located below the High Line tracks as there appears to be a line pole a little bit higher up, so maybe the cars are standing on what was a siding there, after all, the track appears to be level where the cars are standing.
Media Info Last Updated:
15.07.2018 (13:27:14)
Title on Image:
A View at the Vindicator and Lillie Mines on Bull Hill, with the M.T. Independence Depot in Foreground Right
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Description:
This unmarked postcard view here is the same as marked postcard views by Julia Skolas in my possession, but this seems to be the best of the ones I've seen, even if it is a smaller crop from the source image then the other versions I've seen.
graphic for visual presentation of text In lower left part of the lower Independence town is seen, with the Midland Terminal Depot seen in lower right, and strangely enough, what appears to be dual gauge tracks on the curve closest to the depot structure, wonder if it is true dual or just guard rail for the curve…
graphic for visual presentation of text Above the M.T. depot at top right is the old Lillie Mine Shaft Structures seen in all its glory, but I can't tell if this is before or after it was closed as a mine and reused as a Mill for the Vindicator Mine, seen to the left, about center sideways and about 1/3 down from the top. Poking out from the Vindicator Ore-House is seen yet another structure and that leads to a chute down to the M.T. tracks and some form of Ore-Bin down there, presumable some form of mill operations.
graphic for visual presentation of text Near upper left a string of railroad cars appearing to be passenger cars can be seen, not quite understanding that as that should be on the High Line grade and if they are parked there, that makes this after the Trolley Services closed in 1919, but I am not sure why they are up there or not. Studying a 1200dpi scan it appears the cars may be located below the High Line tracks as there appears to be a line pole a little bit higher up, so maybe the cars are standing on what was a siding there, after all, the track appears to be level where the cars are standing.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; not titled or marked in any way - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; titled Vindicator Mine Skolas - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; titled Photo by Julia Skolas Cripple Creek Colo. - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03544
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#267]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#267
Used for these Enties:
Vindicator No. 1 - 233   Lillie - 234   
This view at mining operations on Bull Hill, is hampered sadly by the fact that the paper this postcard is made on is one of those not so good one, and while it scanned useful it is not very good as the dark areas are just dark, and there is some silvery like parts in those darker area, also messing with my scan.
   The scene itself is an interesting one, as it captures and identifying some of the mines at this area of Bull Hill, also shows the Golden Circle trackage in this area, with lots of small mine operations around on the ground, with homes and houses spread around and growing huge dumps.
   In upper right corner the American Eagle Shaft House and mine operation is seen marked as 'Eagles' while further down along the right-hand side, the Ore-House of the Shurtloff No. 2 Mine is seen about 2/5 down – this had a side-spur, leaving the mainline of the Golden Circle about halfway up the route around Bull Cliffs on the south side, pieces of that spur is seen in lower foreground just above the word 'Cripple' in the card's title text along the bottom of this postcard view.
Media Info Last Updated:
15.07.2018 (08:56:34)
Title on Image:
Southwest Slope of Bull Hill, Cripple Creek District
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Description:
This view at mining operations on Bull Hill, is hampered sadly by the fact that the paper this postcard is made on is one of those not so good one, and while it scanned useful it is not very good as the dark areas are just dark, and there is some silvery like parts in those darker area, also messing with my scan.
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene itself is an interesting one, as it captures and identifying some of the mines at this area of Bull Hill, also shows the Golden Circle trackage in this area, with lots of small mine operations around on the ground, with homes and houses spread around and growing huge dumps.
graphic for visual presentation of text In upper right corner the American Eagle Shaft House and mine operation is seen marked as 'Eagles' while further down along the right-hand side, the Ore-House of the Shurtloff No. 2 Mine is seen about 2/5 down – this had a side-spur, leaving the mainline of the Golden Circle about halfway up the route around Bull Cliffs on the south side, pieces of that spur is seen in lower foreground just above the word 'Cripple' in the card's title text along the bottom of this postcard view.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03840
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#331]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#331
Used for these Enties:
Findley - 216   Shurtloff No. 2 - 221   American Eagle - 312   Delmonico Mine [Bull Hill] - 1065   
Sadly, being of type Snapshot this image is not the best one around in terms of quality such as sharpness and bring forward what hides in the more darker parts of the image, but the overall scene is quite a nice one, and a workable look at the Surface Structures of the Abe Lincoln Mine in Poverty Gulch with Gold Hill in the background.
   I do not see any signs of the Short Line Roadbed, but I do see a Trolley high up on the high Line, I think it is coming down the line, but the image quality is not good enough to find the Trolley roof pole and see where it is raised up to the wire to tell for sure the direction. But, this helps date this image to be from sometime between January 3, 1898 (when regular Trolley Service to Victor started) and middle of September 1903 when the Original High Line section of the track where the Trolley is located was closed/abandoned.
Media Info Last Updated:
14.07.2018 (09:02:13)
Title on Image:
Abe Lincoln Mine Cripple Creek
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Sadly, being of type Snapshot this image is not the best one around in terms of quality such as sharpness and bring forward what hides in the more darker parts of the image, but the overall scene is quite a nice one, and a workable look at the Surface Structures of the Abe Lincoln Mine in Poverty Gulch with Gold Hill in the background.
graphic for visual presentation of text I do not see any signs of the Short Line Roadbed, but I do see a Trolley high up on the high Line, I think it is coming down the line, but the image quality is not good enough to find the Trolley roof pole and see where it is raised up to the wire to tell for sure the direction. But, this helps date this image to be from sometime between January 3, 1898 (when regular Trolley Service to Victor started) and middle of September 1903 when the Original High Line section of the track where the Trolley is located was closed/abandoned.
graphic for visual presentation of text
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03655
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#330]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#330
Used for these Enties:
Abe Lincoln - 52   Half Moon - 60   Anchoria-Leland - 61   
This view of the 'still using the railroad' side of the Independence Mine, the old Stratton Independence Mine, is a nice one for the most part but sadly, it is a copy of another source image, so it lacks in the details part and it has issues with not being sharp/clear on the sides.
   Located on the more lower part of Battle Mountain, Independence mine used to have an Ore-House in this area and as we can see, there are also visible left-overs of the Huge Mill complex that also used to be located at this site, seen with all those concrete blocks and such seen poking up of the ground.
   I have a 1965 slide image showing the Headframe and a trestle poking out that match this view quite well even if they are from different angles; from the chute seen about middle top/down and about 1/3 in from right-hand side to the old Tunnel Portal seen almost 1/3 up from bottom and about center sideways.
   In background left top the town of Goldfield can be seen, visible with both the City Hall and the Church who lined Goldfield's Victor Avenue. I also see the huge former Short Line fill in southern Goldfield area, where the cut where trains and Trolleys used to come out from is located about 1/5 down from top and about 1/7 to 1/8 in from right-hand side.
Media Info Last Updated:
10.07.2018 (08:01:31)
Title on Image:
View Ore Dump Trestle Out From Independence Mine, with Goldfield in Background, About 1940's
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view of the 'still using the railroad' side of the Independence Mine, the old Stratton Independence Mine, is a nice one for the most part but sadly, it is a copy of another source image, so it lacks in the details part and it has issues with not being sharp/clear on the sides.
graphic for visual presentation of text Located on the more lower part of Battle Mountain, Independence mine used to have an Ore-House in this area and as we can see, there are also visible left-overs of the Huge Mill complex that also used to be located at this site, seen with all those concrete blocks and such seen poking up of the ground.
graphic for visual presentation of text I have a 1965 slide image showing the Headframe and a trestle poking out that match this view quite well even if they are from different angles; from the chute seen about middle top/down and about 1/3 in from right-hand side to the old Tunnel Portal seen almost 1/3 up from bottom and about center sideways.
graphic for visual presentation of text In background left top the town of Goldfield can be seen, visible with both the City Hall and the Church who lined Goldfield's Victor Avenue. I also see the huge former Short Line fill in southern Goldfield area, where the cut where trains and Trolleys used to come out from is located about 1/5 down from top and about 1/7 to 1/8 in from right-hand side.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03729
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#329]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#329
Used for these Enties:
Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   
I think this is from around 1940, but I do not know. There is a car parked below this view at the exposed Huge Head-Frame/Gallows-Frame of the old Stratton Independence Mine on Battle Mountain, outskirts of Victor, Colorado, and that seems to have a License-plate of 43-660 but I can't tell what else it might have written above the numbers, so I can't date the image from that either…
   The whole structure is quite massive, and all in wood it appears! Hard to imagine all this at one time enclosed in a massive Shaft-house type of structure, as I assume this is as it was built inside the structure back in the days. The left most parts, with the various bins I do think is more recent then the headframe itself, but I dare not say anything as this is beyond my knowledge.
Media Info Last Updated:
08.07.2018 (08:48:33)
Title on Image:
View at the Independence Huge Open Head Frame with a Car Parked Below, About 1940's
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
I think this is from around 1940, but I do not know. There is a car parked below this view at the exposed Huge Head-Frame/Gallows-Frame of the old Stratton Independence Mine on Battle Mountain, outskirts of Victor, Colorado, and that seems to have a License-plate of 43-660 but I can't tell what else it might have written above the numbers, so I can't date the image from that either…
graphic for visual presentation of text The whole structure is quite massive, and all in wood it appears! Hard to imagine all this at one time enclosed in a massive Shaft-house type of structure, as I assume this is as it was built inside the structure back in the days. The left most parts, with the various bins I do think is more recent then the headframe itself, but I dare not say anything as this is beyond my knowledge.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03734
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#328]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#328
Used for these Enties:
Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   
This is a view up North Third Street in Victor, Colorado. I knew of this view as a postcard before I got hold of this photocopy, the postcard I had dated to be from not newer than some days before July 10, 1903, as on that date there was a Trolley Line running up this view on Third Street and here there are no visible sign of any Trolley tracks. But, this is after then 1899 Fire that took out much of Victor.
   * About 1/3 up from bottom and 1/3 in from left-hand side, there is a text on the roof of a sampler known now as 'Rio Grande Sampler' but I've also seen it in earlier days known as the 'Victor Public Sampler', located between the Midland Terminal and the Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad Tracks, served by dual gauge tracks I think.
   * Further up the hill – Battle Mountain – there are houses and also the Shaft House of the W.C. Dillon Mine is visible with is special looking Shaft House with its very steep angled roof on the left side, and short steep slope on the right before it goes over to be a low angled roof line, and as the Shaft-house has lot of text, sadly which was unreadable, it is very easy to pick it out in this and other views. Found about center top/down and about 2/5 in from left-hand side.
   * Even further up the hill, about sideways center is the large Burns Shaft of the Portland Gold Mining Company, also known as Portland No. 1 Shaft. It replaced the original shaft which was somewhat more to the northeast if I have by bearings right, long gone in this view.
   * To the left of the Portland No. 1 there appears to be another smaller Shaft House, one of the older ones that got gulfed up in the Portland group, think it might be the old Shaft-House of the Anna Lee Mine, but I might be wrong.
   * Just to the right of the Portland No.1 shaft, up against the sky, is the old Shaft House of the Portland No. 2 Mine, before they made it much larger and the one we all are more used to see in views of Battle Mountain Mines.
Media Info Last Updated:
04.07.2018 (08:40:26)
Title on Image:
View North on 3rd Street in Victor, showing Battle Mountain Mines in the Background
Photographer [Date]:
Schedin & Lehman
Description:
This is a view up North Third Street in Victor, Colorado. I knew of this view as a postcard before I got hold of this photocopy, the postcard I had dated to be from not newer than some days before July 10, 1903, as on that date there was a Trolley Line running up this view on Third Street and here there are no visible sign of any Trolley tracks. But, this is after then 1899 Fire that took out much of Victor.
graphic for visual presentation of text * About 1/3 up from bottom and 1/3 in from left-hand side, there is a text on the roof of a sampler known now as 'Rio Grande Sampler' but I've also seen it in earlier days known as the 'Victor Public Sampler', located between the Midland Terminal and the Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad Tracks, served by dual gauge tracks I think.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Further up the hill – Battle Mountain – there are houses and also the Shaft House of the W.C. Dillon Mine is visible with is special looking Shaft House with its very steep angled roof on the left side, and short steep slope on the right before it goes over to be a low angled roof line, and as the Shaft-house has lot of text, sadly which was unreadable, it is very easy to pick it out in this and other views. Found about center top/down and about 2/5 in from left-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Even further up the hill, about sideways center is the large Burns Shaft of the Portland Gold Mining Company, also known as Portland No. 1 Shaft. It replaced the original shaft which was somewhat more to the northeast if I have by bearings right, long gone in this view.
graphic for visual presentation of text * To the left of the Portland No. 1 there appears to be another smaller Shaft House, one of the older ones that got gulfed up in the Portland group, think it might be the old Shaft-House of the Anna Lee Mine, but I might be wrong.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Just to the right of the Portland No.1 shaft, up against the sky, is the old Shaft House of the Portland No. 2 Mine, before they made it much larger and the one we all are more used to see in views of Battle Mountain Mines.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03719
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#327]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#327
Used for these Enties:
Portland No. 2 - 259   Portland No. 1 - 262   Dillon [aka W.C. Dillon] - 268   Anna Lee [aka Anne Lee] - 931   Victor Public Sampler - 1060   
Sadly, the image quality is not great on this view, my second copy, larger than my first one but suffering badly from bad storage and I've lost about 1/7 of the width on the left due to exposing to light/sun. When viewing this on a high-resolution scan like 1200dpi one can see what appears to be dirt or similar appearing on the source original that this is a copy from. Makes me think this might be a photo of a glass plate negative laying on a light-table or similar, and that means there might be a chance of a better sharpness on the source image, but I can't tell for sure as I've never seen the original, thinking this view was an original one as per seller's info but it is a copy…
   The whole view appears sort of foggy which is sad as it holds so much very interesting info. Got slightly better when I enhanced the view, but it still is a long way from what I thought I had got hold of. This goes for both copies of this scene that I own from same seller.
   Location is at what I know as Victor Pass, direction of View is westerly, and when I scanned this I see that there are rails of all three railroads in this area; the Midland Terminal, the Short Line, and the Golden Circle 3-foot railroad. There are many railroad cars seen along the M.T. mainline, there is also railroad cars at the Short Line grade, both up along the mainline passed the 'Black Sampler', also seen in the left lower third of the image below the T. & B. Sampler, where The Short Line had a small yard. Also, the even more interesting part, the view of two Samplers and several Mines!
   * Foreground just left of the sideway center, the whitish structure is the Taylor & Brunton Sampler, which later seems to have been also known as Copeland Sampler and Eagle Sampler even later some info indicates – and this photo was marked as Eagle Sampler on the backside, so that might be the reason, but further research is needed to get the story line of the ownership of that Sampler Structure in order. What is cool, and I did not know till I saw this photo on my 1200dpi scan, there are Dual Gauge tracks at this Sampler! It seems to be at both levels of it also, for sure on the upper level as I count 3-rails going into the shed. The Golden Circle seems to have had a spur down the southern leg of the M.T. wye seen about 1/4 in from right-hand side and following the track down the hill using a sort of switchback method to reach the sampler. I first suspected the connection was behind the House/Office seen about 2/5 up from bottom and about 1/3 in from left-hand side, but that seems to be a dead-end switching spur only as there is a height difference I can't make out to have been evened out, so I think they dual-gauged the M.T. tracks instead, using the wye and switchback spur down to the Sampler.
* About center top/down and just to the right of the sideway center is the 'Black Sampler', of the Cripple Creek Sampling Company, also known as the Cripple Creek Sampler, or Bull Hill Works and other names it appears, at one time served by dual gauge as the Golden Circle railroad had a spur here. Also served by the Short Line I assume as it runs straight passed it.
* Up near right-hand top corner, the Victor Mine is seen in its glory look, located along the Golden Circle Mainline tracks towards Vista Grande, with the Bull Cliffs part of Bull Hill seen at the top left of the mine structures. Looks to have been a Huge Mine structure!
* In addition, the Easter Bell Mine is seen to the right of the 'Black Sampler', about middle top/down and just over 1/4 in from right-hand side. Seen with a small Head-frame and a small single slope Hoist House.
* Further up the hill, about halfway up to the Victor Mine from the Easter Bell, and about 1/6 in from right-hand side the structures of the Little May Mine are visible on my enhanced view, with other mines also seen, but my 1903 topographic map has not numbered those, so I can't tell who they are at this time.
* The Venture Mine is seen to the left of the Victor Mine structures but are hard to pick out as a mine up there as the structures in that area blends into each other from this angle.
Media Info Last Updated:
02.07.2018 (11:15:54)
Title on Image:
View west on Victor Pass, showing Railroads, the T. & B. Sampler, the "Black Sampler" of the C.C. Sampling Co., and the Victor Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Sadly, the image quality is not great on this view, my second copy, larger than my first one but suffering badly from bad storage and I've lost about 1/7 of the width on the left due to exposing to light/sun. When viewing this on a high-resolution scan like 1200dpi one can see what appears to be dirt or similar appearing on the source original that this is a copy from. Makes me think this might be a photo of a glass plate negative laying on a light-table or similar, and that means there might be a chance of a better sharpness on the source image, but I can't tell for sure as I've never seen the original, thinking this view was an original one as per seller's info but it is a copy…
graphic for visual presentation of text The whole view appears sort of foggy which is sad as it holds so much very interesting info. Got slightly better when I enhanced the view, but it still is a long way from what I thought I had got hold of. This goes for both copies of this scene that I own from same seller.
graphic for visual presentation of text Location is at what I know as Victor Pass, direction of View is westerly, and when I scanned this I see that there are rails of all three railroads in this area; the Midland Terminal, the Short Line, and the Golden Circle 3-foot railroad. There are many railroad cars seen along the M.T. mainline, there is also railroad cars at the Short Line grade, both up along the mainline passed the 'Black Sampler', also seen in the left lower third of the image below the T. & B. Sampler, where The Short Line had a small yard. Also, the even more interesting part, the view of two Samplers and several Mines!
graphic for visual presentation of text * Foreground just left of the sideway center, the whitish structure is the Taylor & Brunton Sampler, which later seems to have been also known as Copeland Sampler and Eagle Sampler even later some info indicates – and this photo was marked as Eagle Sampler on the backside, so that might be the reason, but further research is needed to get the story line of the ownership of that Sampler Structure in order. What is cool, and I did not know till I saw this photo on my 1200dpi scan, there are Dual Gauge tracks at this Sampler! It seems to be at both levels of it also, for sure on the upper level as I count 3-rails going into the shed. The Golden Circle seems to have had a spur down the southern leg of the M.T. wye seen about 1/4 in from right-hand side and following the track down the hill using a sort of switchback method to reach the sampler. I first suspected the connection was behind the House/Office seen about 2/5 up from bottom and about 1/3 in from left-hand side, but that seems to be a dead-end switching spur only as there is a height difference I can't make out to have been evened out, so I think they dual-gauged the M.T. tracks instead, using the wye and switchback spur down to the Sampler.
graphic for visual presentation of text* About center top/down and just to the right of the sideway center is the 'Black Sampler', of the Cripple Creek Sampling Company, also known as the Cripple Creek Sampler, or Bull Hill Works and other names it appears, at one time served by dual gauge as the Golden Circle railroad had a spur here. Also served by the Short Line I assume as it runs straight passed it.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Up near right-hand top corner, the Victor Mine is seen in its glory look, located along the Golden Circle Mainline tracks towards Vista Grande, with the Bull Cliffs part of Bull Hill seen at the top left of the mine structures. Looks to have been a Huge Mine structure!
graphic for visual presentation of text* In addition, the Easter Bell Mine is seen to the right of the 'Black Sampler', about middle top/down and just over 1/4 in from right-hand side. Seen with a small Head-frame and a small single slope Hoist House.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Further up the hill, about halfway up to the Victor Mine from the Easter Bell, and about 1/6 in from right-hand side the structures of the Little May Mine are visible on my enhanced view, with other mines also seen, but my 1903 topographic map has not numbered those, so I can't tell who they are at this time.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Venture Mine is seen to the left of the Victor Mine structures but are hard to pick out as a mine up there as the structures in that area blends into each other from this angle.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Enhanced, Straightened version of my 300dpi scan.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03715
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#317]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#317
Used for these Enties:
Venture - 223   Victor Mine - 224   Little May - 227   Easter Bell - 229   Black Sampler [aka Cripple Creek Sampler or Bull Hill Works] - 230   T. and B. Sampler - 231   
Yet another photograph I suspect is a copy of another source, the sides are rather blurred out and there are lots of dust and shit on the photo itself from a badly cleaned original at time of the copy making.
   The scene is a view towards Battle Mountain, and the Independence Mill and Mine, here named as the Portland Mill indicating this view is from after the Portland Company bought the Independence Mill sometimes before September 1915 – I have not the year that buy happen as it still is in the pile of research materials to go through.
   What I like with this view is that the Independence Shaft House is still here, fully enclosed while the Portland Shafts houses have been opened up to expose the Head-Frame more, also, I find it cool to see the Short Line/High Line Trestle (Bridge No. C, later B) across the old F. & C.C. is still there despite the fact that the tailings pond/dam in the foreground indicates that possible the railroad grade of the old narrow-gauge might be gone by now as it is clearly much higher up then the old grade was.
   In the background the Portland Shafts can be seen with the No. 1 Shaft mostly hiding behind a dump, seen about middle top/down and about 2/5 in from left-hand side; while the old Scranton Shaft-house can be found about half the distance to the right towards the No. 2 Shaft who is looming at top of the hill against the sky about 1/4 in from right-hand side.
   The Scranton is seen with a whole lot of other structures located at about same level as the No. 1 Portland Shaft, and is easy picked out due to the shape of the Roof-line of the Shaft House, having a long slope on the right and a shorter on the left which changes angle further down the roof-slope.
Media Info Last Updated:
28.06.2018 (09:08:24)
Title on Image:
Portland Mine - Mill Victor Colo [Independence Mine, Mill]
Photographer [Date]:
William H. Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Description:
Yet another photograph I suspect is a copy of another source, the sides are rather blurred out and there are lots of dust and shit on the photo itself from a badly cleaned original at time of the copy making.
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene is a view towards Battle Mountain, and the Independence Mill and Mine, here named as the Portland Mill indicating this view is from after the Portland Company bought the Independence Mill sometimes before September 1915 – I have not the year that buy happen as it still is in the pile of research materials to go through.
graphic for visual presentation of text What I like with this view is that the Independence Shaft House is still here, fully enclosed while the Portland Shafts houses have been opened up to expose the Head-Frame more, also, I find it cool to see the Short Line/High Line Trestle (Bridge No. C, later B) across the old F. & C.C. is still there despite the fact that the tailings pond/dam in the foreground indicates that possible the railroad grade of the old narrow-gauge might be gone by now as it is clearly much higher up then the old grade was.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background the Portland Shafts can be seen with the No. 1 Shaft mostly hiding behind a dump, seen about middle top/down and about 2/5 in from left-hand side; while the old Scranton Shaft-house can be found about half the distance to the right towards the No. 2 Shaft who is looming at top of the hill against the sky about 1/4 in from right-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Scranton is seen with a whole lot of other structures located at about same level as the No. 1 Portland Shaft, and is easy picked out due to the shape of the Roof-line of the Shaft House, having a long slope on the right and a shorter on the left which changes angle further down the roof-slope.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03686
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#321]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#321
Used for these Enties:
Portland No. 2 - 259   Portland No. 1 - 262   Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   Independence Mill [aka Portland Independence Mill in Later Years] - 921   Scranton Shaft [Battle Mtn] - 1058   
This view by Julia, as by last check of my database on June 27, 2018, I counted/know of 5 uses of this scene for various postcard editions/crops and as 1 photo – this one. This photo does however feels like it is a copy from another source, it did not feel like an original photograph sadly.
   The Scene is from a location along the Midland Terminal Switchback up to the Powerhouse of the Elkton Mine, the mine is the main focus here, but Raven Hill looms in the background and part of the houses in the townsite of Elkton is also visible. In addition, there are several railroad cars seen on the railroad business side of the mine.
   The Tornado Shaft House is seen up on the more northern slope of Raven Hill, about 1/5 down from top and about 2/7 in from left-hand side, with a sort of a cupola on top of the roof line. There used to be more shaft-houses seen on the hillside behinds the Elkton, but none seems to be there anymore.
Media Info Last Updated:
27.06.2018 (13:32:28)
Title on Image:
Elkton Mine & Town in Background
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Description:
This view by Julia, as by last check of my database on June 27, 2018, I counted/know of 5 uses of this scene for various postcard editions/crops and as 1 photo – this one. This photo does however feels like it is a copy from another source, it did not feel like an original photograph sadly.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Scene is from a location along the Midland Terminal Switchback up to the Powerhouse of the Elkton Mine, the mine is the main focus here, but Raven Hill looms in the background and part of the houses in the townsite of Elkton is also visible. In addition, there are several railroad cars seen on the railroad business side of the mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Tornado Shaft House is seen up on the more northern slope of Raven Hill, about 1/5 down from top and about 2/7 in from left-hand side, with a sort of a cupola on top of the roof line. There used to be more shaft-houses seen on the hillside behinds the Elkton, but none seems to be there anymore.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Somewhat Enhanced from my 300dpi scan.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03667
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#320]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#320
Used for these Enties:
Elkton Mine - 156   Tornado - 152   
Sadly, this photograph is not of a good quality, it is partly out of focus, bottom left has what appears to be shaking movements to it, and the paper appears like it is having small dots/bumps when I look at the high-resolution scan of 1200dpi. Is this a copy of another photo or is it a real made original photo, I can't tell. I have very little luck in enhancing the view, in itself it gives me the feel this is a copy from a source unknown, but I shall not say this is a copy, just that it feels like it is!
   The View itself is from Victor Town, east end - looking east – of the Ball Park area, with lot of spectators looking at what is written to be a Hand Drilling Contest for a Prize, where a man is swinging his hammer/sledge and three men are sitting down, where 1 might be holding something and the other two might be judging, I do not know.
   In background left top is the Head-Frame of the Jefferson Mine seen, sadly not very sharp or useful. Further to the right is the cut made for Victor Avenue seen with a parked automobile it seems, and then the Victor High School is seen. Also, a large sign with the writing of 'Victor Iron Works' are seen, located on top of roof of a structure this side of the High School Structure.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.06.2018 (09:00:58)
Title on Image:
Prize Hand Drilling Contest Victor Colo
Photographer [Date]:
William H. Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Description:
Sadly, this photograph is not of a good quality, it is partly out of focus, bottom left has what appears to be shaking movements to it, and the paper appears like it is having small dots/bumps when I look at the high-resolution scan of 1200dpi. Is this a copy of another photo or is it a real made original photo, I can't tell. I have very little luck in enhancing the view, in itself it gives me the feel this is a copy from a source unknown, but I shall not say this is a copy, just that it feels like it is!
graphic for visual presentation of text The View itself is from Victor Town, east end - looking east – of the Ball Park area, with lot of spectators looking at what is written to be a Hand Drilling Contest for a Prize, where a man is swinging his hammer/sledge and three men are sitting down, where 1 might be holding something and the other two might be judging, I do not know.
graphic for visual presentation of text In background left top is the Head-Frame of the Jefferson Mine seen, sadly not very sharp or useful. Further to the right is the cut made for Victor Avenue seen with a parked automobile it seems, and then the Victor High School is seen. Also, a large sign with the writing of 'Victor Iron Works' are seen, located on top of roof of a structure this side of the High School Structure.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03666
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#319]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#319
Used for these Enties:
Jefferson - 290   
Title of this card is partly very badly written, not sure why. The scene is from Bull Hill, where the climb up from Cameron is ended and the downhill trip towards Victor is starting, I think this area is named Victor Pass in more modern time, at least I think of it as that name.
The Midland Terminal had a wye up here and a small yard, same did Short Line for a time, the yard of Short Line is seen about middle of this view, this side of the structure I know as the Taylor-Brunton Sampler on top of Bull Hill – on this card named as the Eagle Sampler for some unknown reason. M.T. had its yard on the higher side, behind the T. & B. sampler and outside the view at right-hand side.
On left-hand side of this view can be seen the very large Bull Hill works of the Cripple Creek Sampler, and I think at one time it was served by all three railroads with some dual gauge tracks to it.
The spur seen curving near lower left hand corner is part of the Short Line mainline, also High Line tracks for the Trolley, coming down towards Victor through the town of Goldfield, way down left if the photographer had turned towards left in about a 180 degree turn.
Media Info Last Updated:
20.06.2018 (09:17:36)
Title on Image:
#11-8; Cripple Creek Sampler, Blue Hill R.R.Terminal & Eagle Sampler
Photographer [Date]:
H. & H. Studio [Hileman & Hill]
Description:
Title of this card is partly very badly written, not sure why. The scene is from Bull Hill, where the climb up from Cameron is ended and the downhill trip towards Victor is starting, I think this area is named Victor Pass in more modern time, at least I think of it as that name.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe Midland Terminal had a wye up here and a small yard, same did Short Line for a time, the yard of Short Line is seen about middle of this view, this side of the structure I know as the Taylor-Brunton Sampler on top of Bull Hill – on this card named as the Eagle Sampler for some unknown reason. M.T. had its yard on the higher side, behind the T. & B. sampler and outside the view at right-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of textOn left-hand side of this view can be seen the very large Bull Hill works of the Cripple Creek Sampler, and I think at one time it was served by all three railroads with some dual gauge tracks to it.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe spur seen curving near lower left hand corner is part of the Short Line mainline, also High Line tracks for the Trolley, coming down towards Victor through the town of Goldfield, way down left if the photographer had turned towards left in about a 180 degree turn.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards/Postcard Album.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; titled Cripple Creek Sampler, Blue Hill R.R.Terminal & Eagle Sampler - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00312
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#163]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#163
Used for these Enties:
Black Sampler [aka Cripple Creek Sampler or Bull Hill Works] - 230   T. and B. Sampler - 231   
A view at the cramped hillside below the Independence Mine, and the Portland Mines, as the space been used for making quite a large mill, with what appears to be a slime dam in the foreground. Seems like this has obliviated the roadbed of both the Golden Circle and the Short Line/High Line railroad beds, but maybe not fully, hard to tell for sure.
   Sadly though, the Portland No. 2 Mine, up in upper right top is way out of focus and not useful at all except for location purposes as the shape of it can be seen between the very blurred view in that area of this postcard view. The Independence Mine has lost its Shaft House and has an open Head-Frame, so that might help date this image, same as with the large mill in the foreground, by time of this image being photographed this mill has been bought by the Portland Company, even though it originally was part of the Independence Operations.
Media Info Last Updated:
19.06.2018 (09:07:48)
Title on Image:
Portland Mine + Mill Cripple Creek Dist
Photographer [Date]:
William H. Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Description:
A view at the cramped hillside below the Independence Mine, and the Portland Mines, as the space been used for making quite a large mill, with what appears to be a slime dam in the foreground. Seems like this has obliviated the roadbed of both the Golden Circle and the Short Line/High Line railroad beds, but maybe not fully, hard to tell for sure.
graphic for visual presentation of text Sadly though, the Portland No. 2 Mine, up in upper right top is way out of focus and not useful at all except for location purposes as the shape of it can be seen between the very blurred view in that area of this postcard view. The Independence Mine has lost its Shaft House and has an open Head-Frame, so that might help date this image, same as with the large mill in the foreground, by time of this image being photographed this mill has been bought by the Portland Company, even though it originally was part of the Independence Operations.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03661
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#318]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#318
Used for these Enties:
Portland No. 2 - 259   Portland No. 1 - 262   Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   Independence Mill [aka Portland Independence Mill in Later Years] - 921   
This did show up as a second copy of this Battle Mountain Scene, still blurred at the sides, and more faded, but I still had to get hold of it! Not sure if the blur is on the source image or has happen in the making of this photo copy, either way, going from only seeing/have it as printed type of Postcard, to now have it as two photo copies, I am so happy I fought for it on eBay where this is from.
   The scene is eastern slope of Battle Mountain, and the large industry in the background is the District built Portland Mill, with Short Line tracks visible. The one about 1/3 up from bottom is part of the Portland/Ajax Mines branch, and at one time this was crossed by the original High Line Electric grade down to Victor, the crossing was behind the house seen. One can still make out the grade to the right of the house, and partly to the left as a fill partly hiding in bushes lowering itself faster on the hill then where the tracks now run. Sadly though, this copy of this scene is rather faded, but also suffers a little from the blurring of the sides.
   I am confident that the cribbing and high raised Head-Frame, seen on the left-hand edge, put up on the scaffolding of timber along the Short Line grade is the Modoc No. 1 Shaft (while the Modoc normally shown is the No. 2 shaft.) Judging from a topographic map holding numbers to many mines, Julia Skolas was standing close to the No. 2 Modoc when she shot this view as there is a row of houses along a street seen in this view and on that map, a small community of workers for the nearby mines I assume.
Media Info Last Updated:
09.06.2018 (11:00:37)
Title on Image:
View Towards the Portland Mill on Battle Mountain [Faded]
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Description:
This did show up as a second copy of this Battle Mountain Scene, still blurred at the sides, and more faded, but I still had to get hold of it! Not sure if the blur is on the source image or has happen in the making of this photo copy, either way, going from only seeing/have it as printed type of Postcard, to now have it as two photo copies, I am so happy I fought for it on eBay where this is from.
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene is eastern slope of Battle Mountain, and the large industry in the background is the District built Portland Mill, with Short Line tracks visible. The one about 1/3 up from bottom is part of the Portland/Ajax Mines branch, and at one time this was crossed by the original High Line Electric grade down to Victor, the crossing was behind the house seen. One can still make out the grade to the right of the house, and partly to the left as a fill partly hiding in bushes lowering itself faster on the hill then where the tracks now run. Sadly though, this copy of this scene is rather faded, but also suffers a little from the blurring of the sides.
graphic for visual presentation of text I am confident that the cribbing and high raised Head-Frame, seen on the left-hand edge, put up on the scaffolding of timber along the Short Line grade is the Modoc No. 1 Shaft (while the Modoc normally shown is the No. 2 shaft.) Judging from a topographic map holding numbers to many mines, Julia Skolas was standing close to the No. 2 Modoc when she shot this view as there is a row of houses along a street seen in this view and on that map, a small community of workers for the nearby mines I assume.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03668
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#315]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#315
Used for these Enties:
Portland Mill [aka Victor Mill (On Battle Mountain)] - 922   Modoc No. 1 - 254   
I felt this was another 'Had To Have' image, so bid accordingly, only to be quite sad when I got it as once again when it comes to photographs from this seller, they appear to be digital printed copies from another source, not real photos from back in time. This is a bad quality view up what I believe is First Street in Victor, towards mines on Battle Mountain, below the Strong Mine and below Victor Avenue which I believe is seem about 2/5 up from bottom about 1/3 in from right-hand side. The view is given the feel so many residences lived with every day, even if sadly the view itself is rather dark and not that sharp in its appearance, lot of fingermarks on the negative this came from.
  * The top of Strong Mine is seen about halfway top/bottom and about 1/3 in from right-hand side. The whitish tower sticks out in the scene, easy to spot.
* Portland No. 2 Mine is seen against the sky behind and left of the Strong, also easy to spot, I think the No. 1 Portland is seen at 4 smokestacks poking up among the dumps seen below and left of the Portland No. 2 – seen about 3/7 in from right-hand side.
* Dillon Mine, of the Granite Company, is seen about halfway up from bottom and nearly 2/5 in from left-hand side. Seen as a dark blob with white text on the side, against dumps and cribbing, above some houses.
* Independence Mine is seen about middle top/down and about 1/17 in from right-hand side, easy to spot due to the many smokestacks almost making a single line.
   Other mines are also visible, but they are so hard to ID properly due to the low quality of the card, so I leave them out, but I see the smokestack of Ajax Mine near left-hand side against the sky, and further to the right the mine poking partly up from dumps might be the Granite or the Dead Pine, I can't tell from this view, so I leave it out.
Media Info Last Updated:
07.06.2018 (09:56:31)
Title on Image:
View Up First Street in Victor, Towards the Strong Mine and Battle Mountain
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
I felt this was another 'Had To Have' image, so bid accordingly, only to be quite sad when I got it as once again when it comes to photographs from this seller, they appear to be digital printed copies from another source, not real photos from back in time. This is a bad quality view up what I believe is First Street in Victor, towards mines on Battle Mountain, below the Strong Mine and below Victor Avenue which I believe is seem about 2/5 up from bottom about 1/3 in from right-hand side. The view is given the feel so many residences lived with every day, even if sadly the view itself is rather dark and not that sharp in its appearance, lot of fingermarks on the negative this came from.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The top of Strong Mine is seen about halfway top/bottom and about 1/3 in from right-hand side. The whitish tower sticks out in the scene, easy to spot.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Portland No. 2 Mine is seen against the sky behind and left of the Strong, also easy to spot, I think the No. 1 Portland is seen at 4 smokestacks poking up among the dumps seen below and left of the Portland No. 2 – seen about 3/7 in from right-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Dillon Mine, of the Granite Company, is seen about halfway up from bottom and nearly 2/5 in from left-hand side. Seen as a dark blob with white text on the side, against dumps and cribbing, above some houses.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Independence Mine is seen about middle top/down and about 1/17 in from right-hand side, easy to spot due to the many smokestacks almost making a single line.
graphic for visual presentation of text Other mines are also visible, but they are so hard to ID properly due to the low quality of the card, so I leave them out, but I see the smokestack of Ajax Mine near left-hand side against the sky, and further to the right the mine poking partly up from dumps might be the Granite or the Dead Pine, I can't tell from this view, so I leave it out.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Enhanced version of my 300dpi scan.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03636
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#314]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#314
Used for these Enties:
Portland No. 2 - 259   Dillon [aka W.C. Dillon] - 268   Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   Strong - 271   
This view is of water making a small waterfall below the portal area of the Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel, which I know it is at, as I had compared this with other known views of the flow of water from the Roosevelt Drainage tunnel, and it match views from that location when looking at the middle part on this view where there is a log on the right-hand side.
Media Info Last Updated:
05.06.2018 (08:05:22)
Title on Image:
Flow of Water Making a Waterfall at the Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel Portal Site
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view is of water making a small waterfall below the portal area of the Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel, which I know it is at, as I had compared this with other known views of the flow of water from the Roosevelt Drainage tunnel, and it match views from that location when looking at the middle part on this view where there is a log on the right-hand side.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards, enhanced 300dpi scan.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03721
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#313]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#313
Used for these Enties:
Roosevelt Tunnel - 916   
A view at the Bank Block on the corner of Victor Avenue and Fourth Street, in Victor, Colorado, somewhere around 1910/1920's I assume as I still see Trolley Tracks in the street in lower foreground, and as they belonged to the Low Line tracks, who services shut down around 1919 and tracks must have been ripped out sometime after that.
   In background left, about halfway up and just in from right-hand side, there is mining operations visible and my mind claim the one seen to be the Portland No. 2 Mine, mainly, as I do see some of the smokestacks of the No.2 shaft further into the view, at left of the structures of the No. 1.
   Lot of signs visible, from left to right the readable ones are:
'Victor Studio'
'Isis 10¢' or 'New Isis' as I think it say above the doorway
'The Brunswick';
'H.H. Rosser | Pool | Cigars'
'Bar' -> other images indicates there should possible be the text of 'Monte Cristo' above it, but I've been unable to say for sure it is either there or not above the letters of the 'BAR' so maybe this is from before that name came into play?
'Bank Blk Rooms'
'Davis & Byler [?] Mining Engineers' as it stands in one of the windows out on Victor Ave.
'?. Freshw??' 'Diamonds' 'Jewelry'; Williams [?] seems to be written on one of those walkway covers which is coming out of the wall so to speak.
Media Info Last Updated:
29.05.2018 (12:29:34)
Title on Image:
Victor Scene at Corner of Victor Avenue and 4th Street, Looking at the Old Bank Block.
Photographer [Date]:
Lehr ?
Description:
A view at the Bank Block on the corner of Victor Avenue and Fourth Street, in Victor, Colorado, somewhere around 1910/1920's I assume as I still see Trolley Tracks in the street in lower foreground, and as they belonged to the Low Line tracks, who services shut down around 1919 and tracks must have been ripped out sometime after that.
graphic for visual presentation of text In background left, about halfway up and just in from right-hand side, there is mining operations visible and my mind claim the one seen to be the Portland No. 2 Mine, mainly, as I do see some of the smokestacks of the No.2 shaft further into the view, at left of the structures of the No. 1.
graphic for visual presentation of text Lot of signs visible, from left to right the readable ones are:
graphic for visual presentation of text'Victor Studio'
graphic for visual presentation of text'Isis 10¢' or 'New Isis' as I think it say above the doorway
graphic for visual presentation of text'The Brunswick';
graphic for visual presentation of text'H.H. Rosser | Pool | Cigars'
graphic for visual presentation of text'Bar' -> other images indicates there should possible be the text of 'Monte Cristo' above it, but I've been unable to say for sure it is either there or not above the letters of the 'BAR' so maybe this is from before that name came into play?
graphic for visual presentation of text'Bank Blk Rooms'
graphic for visual presentation of text'Davis & Byler [?] Mining Engineers' as it stands in one of the windows out on Victor Ave.
graphic for visual presentation of text'?. Freshw??' 'Diamonds' 'Jewelry'; Williams [?] seems to be written on one of those walkway covers which is coming out of the wall so to speak.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03692
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#312]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#312
Used for these Enties:
Portland No. 1 - 262   
This is a view at what was left of the Granite Mine after the explosion January 8, 1911. Or possible some days/week after, not sure if the Head-frame is put up after wrecking of the original one, or if this was what was in use at time of the explosion that wrecked the Engine/Hoist House seen at left side.
   The crib-wall seen in foreground is holding the ground back from the Golden Circle trackage that ran in the cut at the bottom. While behind the headframe is seen another railroad track, almost halfway down from the top on the right-hand side, this is the Short Line Ajax branch-line.
   Dump at upper right I assume is part of the Portland No. 2 dumps, while the mine seen more to the left near top of image is at the moment of writing this [28.05.2018] a mystery mine to me, actually both, as there is one more even higher up…
Media Info Last Updated:
29.05.2018 (10:50:21)
Title on Image:
Granite Mine Ruins, Battle Mountain, Victor Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Lehr ?
Description:
This is a view at what was left of the Granite Mine after the explosion January 8, 1911. Or possible some days/week after, not sure if the Head-frame is put up after wrecking of the original one, or if this was what was in use at time of the explosion that wrecked the Engine/Hoist House seen at left side.
graphic for visual presentation of text The crib-wall seen in foreground is holding the ground back from the Golden Circle trackage that ran in the cut at the bottom. While behind the headframe is seen another railroad track, almost halfway down from the top on the right-hand side, this is the Short Line Ajax branch-line.
graphic for visual presentation of text Dump at upper right I assume is part of the Portland No. 2 dumps, while the mine seen more to the left near top of image is at the moment of writing this [28.05.2018] a mystery mine to me, actually both, as there is one more even higher up…
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03691
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#311]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#311
Used for these Enties:
Granite - 261   
Scene shows the smaller more 'modern' Granite Mine as it was looking at the time of the photo, with the dumps of the Portland No. 2 in upper left and the Lumber Work House of the Portland No. 1 seen about 1/3 down from top and center sideways, while the Head-Frame is seen near right-hand side. The old grade of the Golden Circle ran in the 'cut' seen in lower right quadrangle – having come out from the Steel Tunnel below the Portland No. 1 dumps, part of the crib-walls is still seen in this view.
   There appears to still be track on the Short Line Ajax branch as well, seen below the Portland No. 2 dumps in upper left, track is seen about 1/3 down from top, from left-hand edge to about 2/5 into the view towards right, where it curves out of out view.
Media Info Last Updated:
27.05.2018 (09:02:13)
Title on Image:
Granite Mine Victor Colo
Photographer [Date]:
William H. Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Description:
Scene shows the smaller more 'modern' Granite Mine as it was looking at the time of the photo, with the dumps of the Portland No. 2 in upper left and the Lumber Work House of the Portland No. 1 seen about 1/3 down from top and center sideways, while the Head-Frame is seen near right-hand side. The old grade of the Golden Circle ran in the 'cut' seen in lower right quadrangle – having come out from the Steel Tunnel below the Portland No. 1 dumps, part of the crib-walls is still seen in this view.
graphic for visual presentation of text There appears to still be track on the Short Line Ajax branch as well, seen below the Portland No. 2 dumps in upper left, track is seen about 1/3 down from top, from left-hand edge to about 2/5 into the view towards right, where it curves out of out view.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03688
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#309]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#309
Used for these Enties:
Portland No. 2 - 259   Granite - 261   Portland No. 1 - 262   
A winter view at the partly exposed Head-Frame part of the Elkton Mine on Raven Hill, looking from the north and west side. Snow covers the ground and in the background is the saddle between Battle Mountain on left and Squaw Mountain on right if I am not mistaken.
   * The Carbonate Queen Head-frame and surface structures are seen in the background left, about center top/down and about 1/5 in from left-hand side. Quite some dumps in that area it seems.
Media Info Last Updated:
24.05.2018 (08:42:30)
Title on Image:
Elkton Mine View During Winter, Seen From Northwest
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
A winter view at the partly exposed Head-Frame part of the Elkton Mine on Raven Hill, looking from the north and west side. Snow covers the ground and in the background is the saddle between Battle Mountain on left and Squaw Mountain on right if I am not mistaken.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The Carbonate Queen Head-frame and surface structures are seen in the background left, about center top/down and about 1/5 in from left-hand side. Quite some dumps in that area it seems.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03642
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#308]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#308
Used for these Enties:
Elkton Mine - 156   Carbonate Queen - 192   
Sadly, not the best quality view, blurred, possible due to the copy nature of this view? The view itself is from the Slime Dam below/east of the Independence Mill, possible by time this view was made, also known as the Portland-Independence Mill – can't tell for sure as I have no date on this view. It is looking up the valley where Wilson Creek ran, Bull Hill/Cliffs in distant background.
   * The covered Head-Frame of the Vindicator No. 1 Mine appears to be visible about center sideways and about 2/5 down from the top.
   * Smokestack of the La Bella Powerplant Structure is also seen, just left and below of the before mentioned Vindicator.
   * The Black Sampler, or Cripple Creek Sampler upon Victor Pass is seen about 2/5 down from the top and about 3/7 in from the right-hand side.
   * The Eagle Sampler is seen also about 2/5 down from the top and about 1/4 in from left-hand side, seen as a whitish structure against the background hill.
Media Info Last Updated:
22.05.2018 (09:03:58)
Title on Image:
A View at the Slime Dam East of the Independence Mill, with Bull Hill/Bull Cliffs in the Distance
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Sadly, not the best quality view, blurred, possible due to the copy nature of this view? The view itself is from the Slime Dam below/east of the Independence Mill, possible by time this view was made, also known as the Portland-Independence Mill – can't tell for sure as I have no date on this view. It is looking up the valley where Wilson Creek ran, Bull Hill/Cliffs in distant background.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The covered Head-Frame of the Vindicator No. 1 Mine appears to be visible about center sideways and about 2/5 down from the top.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Smokestack of the La Bella Powerplant Structure is also seen, just left and below of the before mentioned Vindicator.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The Black Sampler, or Cripple Creek Sampler upon Victor Pass is seen about 2/5 down from the top and about 3/7 in from the right-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The Eagle Sampler is seen also about 2/5 down from the top and about 1/4 in from left-hand side, seen as a whitish structure against the background hill.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03640
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#307]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#307
Used for these Enties:
Black Sampler [aka Cripple Creek Sampler or Bull Hill Works] - 230   Vindicator No. 1 - 233   Eagle Sampler - 256   Independence Mill [aka Portland Independence Mill in Later Years] - 921   
This is a view at a smaller Mine operation at the location of the former larger Hull City Mine, the cribbing seen further uphill in the background was part of the large Findley Dump. What happened to the much larger and well-known Hull City Mine I have no knowledge about, maybe it burned? Maybe it got tore down?
   * About 2/7 down from top and nearly 1/7 in from left-hand side, against the sky, is the top of the Head-frame at the Specimen Mine seen with its wheel about center of the top frame from right to left in this view – very hard to make out on the postcard scan, easier to see on my 1200dpi scan.
   * About 1/7 down from top and about 1/7 in from right-hand side is another Head-Frame seen, and I keep wondering if this might not be the eastern Lucky Guess shaft? Very hard to tell, the old shaft house is long gone.
   * The old Golden Circle Mainline is seen about 2/5 down from top, entering the view at left-side, climbing a little, hide behind a dump at the crib-wall, then being visible a little again before exiting behind a new dump at the right-hand side. Below the crib-wall, almost at middle down/top is the old grade of the High Line, and the Short Line Portland branch – long gone in this view as I see no line side poles, so this help dating the view to be after the demise of the Trolley Service in late 1919.
   * Sanborn Fire Insurance Map for Victor dated August 1919 (Sheet 10; Independence) shows the more common old larger structure at this location, so I do think this view is way later but have nothing to compare it with.
Media Info Last Updated:
21.05.2018 (18:44:27)
Title on Image:
Hull City Mine, Bull Hill in the 1930-40's ?
Photographer [Date]:
Lehr ?
Description:
This is a view at a smaller Mine operation at the location of the former larger Hull City Mine, the cribbing seen further uphill in the background was part of the large Findley Dump. What happened to the much larger and well-known Hull City Mine I have no knowledge about, maybe it burned? Maybe it got tore down?
graphic for visual presentation of text * About 2/7 down from top and nearly 1/7 in from left-hand side, against the sky, is the top of the Head-frame at the Specimen Mine seen with its wheel about center of the top frame from right to left in this view – very hard to make out on the postcard scan, easier to see on my 1200dpi scan.
graphic for visual presentation of text * About 1/7 down from top and about 1/7 in from right-hand side is another Head-Frame seen, and I keep wondering if this might not be the eastern Lucky Guess shaft? Very hard to tell, the old shaft house is long gone.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The old Golden Circle Mainline is seen about 2/5 down from top, entering the view at left-side, climbing a little, hide behind a dump at the crib-wall, then being visible a little again before exiting behind a new dump at the right-hand side. Below the crib-wall, almost at middle down/top is the old grade of the High Line, and the Short Line Portland branch – long gone in this view as I see no line side poles, so this help dating the view to be after the demise of the Trolley Service in late 1919.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Sanborn Fire Insurance Map for Victor dated August 1919 (Sheet 10; Independence) shows the more common old larger structure at this location, so I do think this view is way later but have nothing to compare it with.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03634
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#305]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#305
Used for these Enties:
Hull City placer - 321   Specimen - 412   
Direction of this view is east, northeast, on Bull Hill, just west of the surface structures of the Specimen Mine operation, with an open Head-Frame and Hoist-house and shed linked to it, and a small Ore-house to the right down the hillside a small bit.
   In the distance, up from the orehouse, the surface structures of the Vindicator No. 1 Mine are seen with a large Head-frame and Ore-house down into massive dumps, impossible to tell if it still is linked to a railroad or not in this view. Further on in the distance to the left, a big string of railroad cars say that the Midland Terminal is still in operation, but there is no trace of the High Line Electric Division, as where that should be I only see a road surface – cutting almost the headframe of the Specimen Mine in two so to speak.
   Image is not sharp enough to tell if there are any rails left on the old Golden Circle tracks seen climbing Bull Hill, or is it Bull Cliff, about 1/4 down from top and about 1/4 in from left-hand side, but I do think the standard gauge M.T. tracks are there still when this photo was taken by Lehr many years ago.
Media Info Last Updated:
21.05.2018 (08:24:01)
Title on Image:
Specimen Mine Cripple Creek Dist
Photographer [Date]:
William H. Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Description:
Direction of this view is east, northeast, on Bull Hill, just west of the surface structures of the Specimen Mine operation, with an open Head-Frame and Hoist-house and shed linked to it, and a small Ore-house to the right down the hillside a small bit.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the distance, up from the orehouse, the surface structures of the Vindicator No. 1 Mine are seen with a large Head-frame and Ore-house down into massive dumps, impossible to tell if it still is linked to a railroad or not in this view. Further on in the distance to the left, a big string of railroad cars say that the Midland Terminal is still in operation, but there is no trace of the High Line Electric Division, as where that should be I only see a road surface – cutting almost the headframe of the Specimen Mine in two so to speak.
graphic for visual presentation of text Image is not sharp enough to tell if there are any rails left on the old Golden Circle tracks seen climbing Bull Hill, or is it Bull Cliff, about 1/4 down from top and about 1/4 in from left-hand side, but I do think the standard gauge M.T. tracks are there still when this photo was taken by Lehr many years ago.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; titled Specimen Mine Cripple Creek Dist Lehr Foto - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03545
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#268]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#268
Used for these Enties:
Specimen - 412   Vindicator No. 1 - 233   
This is a nice shot of one of the many smaller mine operations, easy to see as there are lot of junk around but not huge dumps – compared to the dumps around the Last Dollar Mine seen in background left against the sky, where the dumps hide the hoist house quite much and the large shaft structure also is partly hidden in the dump area.
   One other fun thing with this view of the Clyde Mine I saw much better in my higher resolution scan, there is actually a man standing at top of the Head frame, seen on the right-hand side, his legs covered by one the braces making up the frame where the wheel are.
   Dating this view is hard, but I would think this view to be from around the 1920's to 30's. I see no view of the Lucky Guess Shaft House; possible the lone Head-frame seen against the sky about 2/7 in from right-hand side and about same down from top is where the eastern shaft house of the Lucky Guess was located.
   The American Eagle Shaft House and Mine is seen against the sky about 4/9 in from right-hand side and about same from top. While between the forefront Head-frame of the Clyde and the background of the Last Dollar Mine, also against the sky, is the tower and roof part of the Orpha May Mine poking up, seen about 4/9 in from left-hand side and about same from top.
Media Info Last Updated:
19.05.2018 (12:36:44)
Title on Image:
Clyde Mine C.C. Dist.
Photographer [Date]:
William H. Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Description:
This is a nice shot of one of the many smaller mine operations, easy to see as there are lot of junk around but not huge dumps – compared to the dumps around the Last Dollar Mine seen in background left against the sky, where the dumps hide the hoist house quite much and the large shaft structure also is partly hidden in the dump area.
graphic for visual presentation of text One other fun thing with this view of the Clyde Mine I saw much better in my higher resolution scan, there is actually a man standing at top of the Head frame, seen on the right-hand side, his legs covered by one the braces making up the frame where the wheel are.
graphic for visual presentation of text Dating this view is hard, but I would think this view to be from around the 1920's to 30's. I see no view of the Lucky Guess Shaft House; possible the lone Head-frame seen against the sky about 2/7 in from right-hand side and about same down from top is where the eastern shaft house of the Lucky Guess was located.
graphic for visual presentation of text The American Eagle Shaft House and Mine is seen against the sky about 4/9 in from right-hand side and about same from top. While between the forefront Head-frame of the Clyde and the background of the Last Dollar Mine, also against the sky, is the tower and roof part of the Orpha May Mine poking up, seen about 4/9 in from left-hand side and about same from top.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03637
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#303]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#303
Used for these Enties:
Last Dollar - 238   Clyde - 243   American Eagle - 312   Orpha May - 215   
To me this was somewhat of an important view as at on the top, towards the right part, there is seen partly a mine named Jefferson Mine, and while not the best view it still provides a view towards a mine not often seen in images from the District.
   The focus of this view for the photographer Lehr was however the man with the hammer nailing down some stick another man kneeling is holding, I suspect, being this was a Hand-Drilling Contest scene. In the background a wood planked fenced is seen with lot of text on it, various advertisement messages, with houses up the hill east of that fence, as this is a view facing east. Victor Avenue can be seen at the cut north of the Victor Highschool.
Media Info Last Updated:
19.05.2018 (11:58:48)
Title on Image:
Prize Hand Drilling Contest Victor Colo
Photographer [Date]:
William H. Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Description:
To me this was somewhat of an important view as at on the top, towards the right part, there is seen partly a mine named Jefferson Mine, and while not the best view it still provides a view towards a mine not often seen in images from the District.
graphic for visual presentation of text The focus of this view for the photographer Lehr was however the man with the hammer nailing down some stick another man kneeling is holding, I suspect, being this was a Hand-Drilling Contest scene. In the background a wood planked fenced is seen with lot of text on it, various advertisement messages, with houses up the hill east of that fence, as this is a view facing east. Victor Avenue can be seen at the cut north of the Victor Highschool.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03631
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#302]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#302
Used for these Enties:
Jefferson - 290   
I've seen the base negative photo of this view by time of writing this [12.05.2018] used seven times where 5 is as postcard edition with three of them in type colored/painted while the other two been as B&W postcards, like this one here. I've also seen the view used twice as B&W prints in Postcard Folders, and going from experience, there is at least yet another photo type of this postcard with a better paper quality as this card here is not the best one, dark is just dark, and there is sort of dots in the paper reducing sharpness and ability to enhance the view to bring out details. Also, this is the first card I've seen signed by Skolas where she has put the J through the S in her name, quite cool actually! Dating the view is not easy, but as I've seen a postcard stamped August 1, 1912 the negative must be at least 1 day earlier due to the time it takes to develop and make a postcard out of it.
   For the View itself, this is on lower Battle Mountain where J. Skolas has photographed the huge in area Independence Surface type of Operation with the massive Mill Structures on the left and sideways center part, with the No. 1 Shaft of the Independence Mine itself seen towards the right-hand edge. In front of those structures there are still houses seen, belonging to Workers and so on I assume.
   The railroad lines of the Short Line/High Line and the Golden Circle mainline is seen in the 1/3 bottom part where the Short Line is the lower one, with roads further down should you wonder. Up around the mine itself, about 1/2 up from bottom and about 1/4 in from right-hand side, this is where the Midland Terminal has its tracks and where passenger trains on the Short Line shared tracks in order to reach the M.T. Victor passenger terminal after they started to cooperate using the from then on known as the Union Depot, after 1905, when a connection between the Short Line and the Midland Terminal was made east of Victor, and the M.T. was running on Short Line tracks from a place called Vindicator Junction, but as that is entirely on the High Line route, there must been a connection from someplace at Victor Pass area from the M.T. tracks over unto the Short Line tracks.
Media Info Last Updated:
12.05.2018 (10:00:04)
Title on Image:
Independence Mine and Mill
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Description:
I've seen the base negative photo of this view by time of writing this [12.05.2018] used seven times where 5 is as postcard edition with three of them in type colored/painted while the other two been as B&W postcards, like this one here. I've also seen the view used twice as B&W prints in Postcard Folders, and going from experience, there is at least yet another photo type of this postcard with a better paper quality as this card here is not the best one, dark is just dark, and there is sort of dots in the paper reducing sharpness and ability to enhance the view to bring out details. Also, this is the first card I've seen signed by Skolas where she has put the J through the S in her name, quite cool actually! Dating the view is not easy, but as I've seen a postcard stamped August 1, 1912 the negative must be at least 1 day earlier due to the time it takes to develop and make a postcard out of it.
graphic for visual presentation of text For the View itself, this is on lower Battle Mountain where J. Skolas has photographed the huge in area Independence Surface type of Operation with the massive Mill Structures on the left and sideways center part, with the No. 1 Shaft of the Independence Mine itself seen towards the right-hand edge. In front of those structures there are still houses seen, belonging to Workers and so on I assume.
graphic for visual presentation of text The railroad lines of the Short Line/High Line and the Golden Circle mainline is seen in the 1/3 bottom part where the Short Line is the lower one, with roads further down should you wonder. Up around the mine itself, about 1/2 up from bottom and about 1/4 in from right-hand side, this is where the Midland Terminal has its tracks and where passenger trains on the Short Line shared tracks in order to reach the M.T. Victor passenger terminal after they started to cooperate using the from then on known as the Union Depot, after 1905, when a connection between the Short Line and the Midland Terminal was made east of Victor, and the M.T. was running on Short Line tracks from a place called Vindicator Junction, but as that is entirely on the High Line route, there must been a connection from someplace at Victor Pass area from the M.T. tracks over unto the Short Line tracks.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard [B&W]; Published by H.H.T. Co.; titled 3054. Independence Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo. - Published in ????.
  • Postcard [Painted]; Unknown Publisher; titled 4158. Independence Mine, Victor, Colorado. [Different crop edition from the others] - Published in ????.
  • Postcard [Painted]; Unknown Publisher; titled 4158. Independence Mine, Victor, Colorado. [Different crop edition from the others] - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03625
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#300]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#300
Used for these Enties:
Independence Mill [aka Portland Independence Mill in Later Years] - 921   Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   
Dating this image of the Independence/Portland Independence Mill is not the easiest part, according to my husband the automobile seen is one from the 1920's due to its shape he said, and Sanborn 1919 map fits the railroad track quite well, so I would assume this is in middle to late 1920's. The track in the foreground still has trolley poles and hangers along the line, but the Golden Circle tracks is gone and only the roadbed is seen, with a switch from the High Line/Short Line roadbed up to a piece of the old Golden Circle roadbed, and then it will turn away to serve some part of the mill outside the view at left, according to the Sanborn map on Sheet 9 of the Victor 1919 set.
The Trolley system in the District suffered a major fire in the Cripple Creek barn in 1919 and closed its operation that year, but that do not mean all poles, wires etc., was removed at once, hence not that useful to date with. But, I also see that the High Line was abandon in 1923, making this possible to be around that time frame. Info I have do indicate that a switchback spur existed from the location known as Taylor to the Portland Independence Mill till 1930, possible this might be part of that; hence, I can't tell for sure at this moment in time [27.05.2017]. I am not even sure where Taylor is, if it is the location near M.T. Bull Hill yards at Victor Pass, or the old location below the Portland No. 1 mine, info is a little scarce for me, but I think it is the one on Victor Pass.
Media Info Last Updated:
12.05.2018 (09:06:49)
Title on Image:
Independence Mill [aka Portland Independence Mill]
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Dating this image of the Independence/Portland Independence Mill is not the easiest part, according to my husband the automobile seen is one from the 1920's due to its shape he said, and Sanborn 1919 map fits the railroad track quite well, so I would assume this is in middle to late 1920's. The track in the foreground still has trolley poles and hangers along the line, but the Golden Circle tracks is gone and only the roadbed is seen, with a switch from the High Line/Short Line roadbed up to a piece of the old Golden Circle roadbed, and then it will turn away to serve some part of the mill outside the view at left, according to the Sanborn map on Sheet 9 of the Victor 1919 set.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe Trolley system in the District suffered a major fire in the Cripple Creek barn in 1919 and closed its operation that year, but that do not mean all poles, wires etc., was removed at once, hence not that useful to date with. But, I also see that the High Line was abandon in 1923, making this possible to be around that time frame. Info I have do indicate that a switchback spur existed from the location known as Taylor to the Portland Independence Mill till 1930, possible this might be part of that; hence, I can't tell for sure at this moment in time [27.05.2017]. I am not even sure where Taylor is, if it is the location near M.T. Bull Hill yards at Victor Pass, or the old location below the Portland No. 1 mine, info is a little scarce for me, but I think it is the one on Victor Pass.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; titled Mine Scene In Cripple Creek - Victor District - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03197
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#190]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#190
Used for these Enties:
Independence Mill [aka Portland Independence Mill in Later Years] - 921   
   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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   
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
Used for these Enties:
Maggie Mine - 893   Strong - 271   Gold Coin - 288   Nellie V. - 277   Ajax - 275   Dead Pine - North Incline Shaft - 1037   Granite - 261   Dillon [aka W.C. Dillon] - 268   Mary Cashen - 272   Fortuna - 292   
I think this image is at the eastern end of Spicer Avenue, and that the mine seen with its Head-Frame behind the head of the rider in the foreground is the Fortuna Mine, but I might be off as this been hard to decode fully where it was photographed, might be even further south in Victor.
   In background top right, about 1/10 down from top and about 1/6 in from right-hand side there is seen a trestle type poking into the image, with an Ore-House further to the left, and this is belonging to the Independence Mine, and about same down from top but 1/3 in from right-hand side is the brick structure of the Victor High School seen blocking most of the view to the Shaft House of the Independence Mine.
   Even harder to see is the Strong Mine seen mention on the backside of this card where someone has really not known their town view very well as this is clearly not on neither Victor Avenue nor 7th Street… The Strong Mine upper part of the Shaft House with a small cupola or awning poking out of the roof can be seen behind the wood posts seen near upper left. About 1/6 in from left-hand side and about 1/7 down from the top that part can be plucked out due to the awning/cupola and the window+door+window part making sort of a face on the side facing the photographer – this makes it distinct and easy to pick out.
   Along the top left-half there is seen the massive dumps of the Portland Mines and part of the Crib-wall below the No. 2 Shaft is seen, so yes, the mines really set their feel on town.
Media Info Last Updated:
08.05.2018 (17:39:37)
Title on Image:
A View at a Boy-Scout/Man on a Horse on Hillside Near Eastern End of Spicer Avenue, with Houses, High School, Mines in the Background
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
I think this image is at the eastern end of Spicer Avenue, and that the mine seen with its Head-Frame behind the head of the rider in the foreground is the Fortuna Mine, but I might be off as this been hard to decode fully where it was photographed, might be even further south in Victor.
graphic for visual presentation of text In background top right, about 1/10 down from top and about 1/6 in from right-hand side there is seen a trestle type poking into the image, with an Ore-House further to the left, and this is belonging to the Independence Mine, and about same down from top but 1/3 in from right-hand side is the brick structure of the Victor High School seen blocking most of the view to the Shaft House of the Independence Mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text Even harder to see is the Strong Mine seen mention on the backside of this card where someone has really not known their town view very well as this is clearly not on neither Victor Avenue nor 7th Street… The Strong Mine upper part of the Shaft House with a small cupola or awning poking out of the roof can be seen behind the wood posts seen near upper left. About 1/6 in from left-hand side and about 1/7 down from the top that part can be plucked out due to the awning/cupola and the window+door+window part making sort of a face on the side facing the photographer – this makes it distinct and easy to pick out.
graphic for visual presentation of text Along the top left-half there is seen the massive dumps of the Portland Mines and part of the Crib-wall below the No. 2 Shaft is seen, so yes, the mines really set their feel on town.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03609
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#297]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#297
Used for these Enties:
Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   Strong - 271   Fortuna - 292   
Another image I did not know where was at the time I bought it, but which I still wanted. And while I have this little bit uncertainty in me still, I do however strongly feel that this is at the Cameron Mine, where 5 men are posing for the photographer, standing in front of a Head-Frame, with the Hoist-House and shed type of structure in background left and a chute down from the Head-Frame in front right. I've seen a marked postcard with the same head-frame and hoist-house look as here, hence the strong feel this being the Cameron Mine, located in Cameron/Grassy Valley in the District.
Media Info Last Updated:
08.05.2018 (17:26:05)
Title on Image:
Group of Unknown Miners Posing at the Headframe of the Cameron Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Another image I did not know where was at the time I bought it, but which I still wanted. And while I have this little bit uncertainty in me still, I do however strongly feel that this is at the Cameron Mine, where 5 men are posing for the photographer, standing in front of a Head-Frame, with the Hoist-House and shed type of structure in background left and a chute down from the Head-Frame in front right. I've seen a marked postcard with the same head-frame and hoist-house look as here, hence the strong feel this being the Cameron Mine, located in Cameron/Grassy Valley in the District.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03608
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#296]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#296
Used for these Enties:
Cameron Mine [Bull Hill] - 1077   
This was one of those unknown mines I could not fully say where was. Spent hours searching and then, on page 16 in a Book by Bill Munn (titled 'A Guide to the Mines of the Cripple Creek District'), I found it!! As I already had seen, the Pikes Peak Range is in the background, and while snow covers lot of the ground, the valley below is the one I think of as Cameron Valley, where the crossing between the Short Line and the Midland Terminal tracks can be seen about 1/3 in from the left-side on the image part of the card and about 2/5 down from top of same image part.
   To me that put this in the area of the Isabella, but a feel sneaked into me that maybe, just maybe this is operation around the old location of the Victor Mine? I had no idea, but in the end I did find out that this is actually the Empire State, or as it was known as from 1923; the Empire Lee Mine, located on the North Slope of Bull Hill, where the Golden Circle mainline ran below the mine, down between the dumps seen about middle top/down on the right-hand side of the image part. There was Extensive Underground connections between the Lee shaft of the Isabella and this mine, hence the name changes according to the book.
   The view is a winter view, quite a big Head-Frame is seen with a not so long Ore-house to the left of it, several smaller shed like structures are seen to the right of the Head-frame, and the photographer stood on the dump of another mine, possible Orphan Boy, as there is a shadow of a smaller Head-frame seen near lower right corner.
Media Info Last Updated:
08.05.2018 (17:25:56)
Title on Image:
A View At the Empire State, aka Empire Lee Mine, North Slope Bull Hill, Cameron Valley and Pikes Peak Range in Background
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This was one of those unknown mines I could not fully say where was. Spent hours searching and then, on page 16 in a Book by Bill Munn (titled 'A Guide to the Mines of the Cripple Creek District'), I found it!! As I already had seen, the Pikes Peak Range is in the background, and while snow covers lot of the ground, the valley below is the one I think of as Cameron Valley, where the crossing between the Short Line and the Midland Terminal tracks can be seen about 1/3 in from the left-side on the image part of the card and about 2/5 down from top of same image part.
graphic for visual presentation of text To me that put this in the area of the Isabella, but a feel sneaked into me that maybe, just maybe this is operation around the old location of the Victor Mine? I had no idea, but in the end I did find out that this is actually the Empire State, or as it was known as from 1923; the Empire Lee Mine, located on the North Slope of Bull Hill, where the Golden Circle mainline ran below the mine, down between the dumps seen about middle top/down on the right-hand side of the image part. There was Extensive Underground connections between the Lee shaft of the Isabella and this mine, hence the name changes according to the book.
graphic for visual presentation of text The view is a winter view, quite a big Head-Frame is seen with a not so long Ore-house to the left of it, several smaller shed like structures are seen to the right of the Head-frame, and the photographer stood on the dump of another mine, possible Orphan Boy, as there is a shadow of a smaller Head-frame seen near lower right corner.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03607
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#295]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#295
Used for these Enties:
Empire State - 315   
This view is from along the Victor-Cripple Creek road, running on the former roadbed of the Florence & Cripple Creek, looking towards the Mary McKinney Mine about center sideways and its huge crib-wall. If one could have walked into the view and hitched a ride with the automobile seen one would have ended up in Cripple Creek.
   The Hill in distance left-hand side is part of Gold Hill, and I wonder if part of the old Short Line roadbed is visible up there near the skyline. I can't sadly see anything though in a high-resolution scan of 1200dpi, as there is just too much blur, and overall the whole card is sadly not in a good shape due to someone at some time in the past having spilled something over it.
Media Info Last Updated:
08.05.2018 (17:25:22)
Title on Image:
Mary McKinney Mine Cripple Creek-Victor Road.
Photographer [Date]:
William H. Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Description:
This view is from along the Victor-Cripple Creek road, running on the former roadbed of the Florence & Cripple Creek, looking towards the Mary McKinney Mine about center sideways and its huge crib-wall. If one could have walked into the view and hitched a ride with the automobile seen one would have ended up in Cripple Creek.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Hill in distance left-hand side is part of Gold Hill, and I wonder if part of the old Short Line roadbed is visible up there near the skyline. I can't sadly see anything though in a high-resolution scan of 1200dpi, as there is just too much blur, and overall the whole card is sadly not in a good shape due to someone at some time in the past having spilled something over it.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03585
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#292]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#292
Used for these Enties:
Mary McKinney - 136   
Based on the ending price on this card I can see I was too crazy for it, as the other fellow was more keen then I had imagined and I should have respected that one, but I feel for the need to have feel as I do feel this image is helpful to me to understand better how the railroads changed over the years as this view do show how the old narrow gauge yard of the F. & C.C. has three lines of standard gauge tracks on them, filling in some blanks I have got after some other views from further west, looking more like southernly while this view is more westerly.
   Sadly, the left side of this view is more blurred then the rest, seen very easily on the higher resolution scans. I can see there are some railroad spurs there, and it looks like there is only a road surface on Diamond Avenue which dates this to be after the street track of the Trolley was ripped out, otherwise I should have been able to get a glimpse of tracks on left-hand edge about 1/3 up from bottom left.
   The Strong Mine is easily seen with its exposed Head frame and Ore-House in the foreground right, showing mine tracks crossing the Midland Terminal between the Head-Frame and the Ore-House.
   In the background, high up on Squaw Mountain is seen the dump of the Nellie V. Mine, about 1/8 down from top, while the huge dumps to the upper right belongs to the massive operations at the Ajax Mine.
Media Info Last Updated:
08.05.2018 (17:25:05)
Title on Image:
A View at the Strong Mine on the Southeastern Part of Victor
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Based on the ending price on this card I can see I was too crazy for it, as the other fellow was more keen then I had imagined and I should have respected that one, but I feel for the need to have feel as I do feel this image is helpful to me to understand better how the railroads changed over the years as this view do show how the old narrow gauge yard of the F. & C.C. has three lines of standard gauge tracks on them, filling in some blanks I have got after some other views from further west, looking more like southernly while this view is more westerly.
graphic for visual presentation of text Sadly, the left side of this view is more blurred then the rest, seen very easily on the higher resolution scans. I can see there are some railroad spurs there, and it looks like there is only a road surface on Diamond Avenue which dates this to be after the street track of the Trolley was ripped out, otherwise I should have been able to get a glimpse of tracks on left-hand edge about 1/3 up from bottom left.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Strong Mine is easily seen with its exposed Head frame and Ore-House in the foreground right, showing mine tracks crossing the Midland Terminal between the Head-Frame and the Ore-House.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background, high up on Squaw Mountain is seen the dump of the Nellie V. Mine, about 1/8 down from top, while the huge dumps to the upper right belongs to the massive operations at the Ajax Mine.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03597
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#293]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#293
Used for these Enties:
Strong - 271   Ajax - 275   Nellie V. - 277   
This is sadly not a good view of the Portland Mines due to the printed type of image used on this card, and a similar card published by W.A. Loper using same image and layout, but this is the only known to me source of this photo that O.E. Masters took sometimes before July 1905.
   There appears to be still the grade of the original High Line running through the Portland Properties in this view, as there is what appears to be a bridge on left-hand side on the image part, about 1/4 up from bottom, and that would date this to be in the 1898 to 1903 timeframe as the High Line was then abandoned  on the direct down Battle Mountain route.
Media Info Last Updated:
18.04.2018 (14:37:40)
Title on Image:
Portland Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo. | Portland Mine
Photographer [Date]:
O.E. Masters
Description:
This is sadly not a good view of the Portland Mines due to the printed type of image used on this card, and a similar card published by W.A. Loper using same image and layout, but this is the only known to me source of this photo that O.E. Masters took sometimes before July 1905.
graphic for visual presentation of text There appears to be still the grade of the original High Line running through the Portland Properties in this view, as there is what appears to be a bridge on left-hand side on the image part, about 1/4 up from bottom, and that would date this to be in the 1898 to 1903 timeframe as the High Line was then abandoned on the direct down Battle Mountain route.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00115
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#291]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#291
Used for these Enties:
Portland No. 1 - 262   Portland No. 2 - 259   
This view across Poverty Gulch, towards the town of Cripple Creek, is photographed on Gold Hill a little uphill from the C.O.D. mine. The Short Line main line is climbing the hill via the curved trestle seen on left-hand side, and the original High Line electric trolley line is partly seen on the left side of the railroad curve, after gone through the trestle on its big climb up Gold Hill.
* The Reno Mine is seen beyond the Short Line trestle, almost center bottom/top and about 2/5 in from left-hand side. Near the upper end/right-hand side of the Short Line trestle.
* The old shaft house of the C.O.D. mine is seen from behind, about 1/3 up from bottom and a bit more than 1/3 in from left-hand side.
* The Gold King, or the El Paso Gold King Mine, is seen center bottom/top about 1/5 in from right-hand side, in the darker shades of this image sadly.
Media Info Last Updated:
17.04.2018 (09:57:58)
Title on Image:
View Towards Cripple Creek, From Near C.O.D. Mine, Across the Short Line Trestle in Poverty Gulch
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view across Poverty Gulch, towards the town of Cripple Creek, is photographed on Gold Hill a little uphill from the C.O.D. mine. The Short Line main line is climbing the hill via the curved trestle seen on left-hand side, and the original High Line electric trolley line is partly seen on the left side of the railroad curve, after gone through the trestle on its big climb up Gold Hill.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Reno Mine is seen beyond the Short Line trestle, almost center bottom/top and about 2/5 in from left-hand side. Near the upper end/right-hand side of the Short Line trestle.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The old shaft house of the C.O.D. mine is seen from behind, about 1/3 up from bottom and a bit more than 1/3 in from left-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Gold King, or the El Paso Gold King Mine, is seen center bottom/top about 1/5 in from right-hand side, in the darker shades of this image sadly.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 16 in the 1904 Annual Edition of the Colorado State Journal.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 16; Colorado State Journal; 1904 Annual Edition - Published in 1904.
  • Page 1; Program of Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress - Cripple Creek, Colorado, July 16, 17, 18, 19, 1901 - Published in 1901.
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; Titled: Cripple Creek Colo Gold King Mine - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01130
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#168]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#168
Used for these Enties:
C. O. D. [aka Cash On Delivery] - 29   Gold King [aka El Paso Gold King] - 27   Reno - 28   
   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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   
I have the known postcard versions of this view marked as a Tomer Jacob Hileman photo, but I am unable to find my source for that, so I think that I might be mistaken in that credit to him as a photographer. So, I would say that the image source is from an unknown photographer, at least till I find my source, or a card view with his name on it. By time of writing this [13.04.2018] I know about 5 editions of this colored/painted view, three of them postcards with a millimeter or two differences on one of the sides, and two of them I have in postcard folders.
   The view itself is of the massive Shaft House of the Anchoria Leland Mine, up on Gold Hill, with a dump trestle in the foreground and partly seen roof of the Ore-house on the right-hand side in the foreground. I have a little bit of hard time understanding the 1896,  1900 and 1908 Sanborn maps showing this mine structure, as the north direction changes on the 1908 map, and the scale of the structure changes as well, but mostly I think this structure was more or less looking like this from at least 1896 till passed 1908, as it don't show up on the 1919 Sanborn map from the District.
Media Info Last Updated:
15.04.2018 (12:44:28)
Title on Image:
Anchoria Leland Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
I have the known postcard versions of this view marked as a Tomer Jacob Hileman photo, but I am unable to find my source for that, so I think that I might be mistaken in that credit to him as a photographer. So, I would say that the image source is from an unknown photographer, at least till I find my source, or a card view with his name on it. By time of writing this [13.04.2018] I know about 5 editions of this colored/painted view, three of them postcards with a millimeter or two differences on one of the sides, and two of them I have in postcard folders.
graphic for visual presentation of text The view itself is of the massive Shaft House of the Anchoria Leland Mine, up on Gold Hill, with a dump trestle in the foreground and partly seen roof of the Ore-house on the right-hand side in the foreground. I have a little bit of hard time understanding the 1896, 1900 and 1908 Sanborn maps showing this mine structure, as the north direction changes on the 1908 map, and the scale of the structure changes as well, but mostly I think this structure was more or less looking like this from at least 1896 till passed 1908, as it don't show up on the 1919 Sanborn map from the District.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03341
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#287]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#287
Used for these Enties:
Anchoria-Leland - 61   
While the image quality is not that great due to the age and distance and all that, it still is a very important image to have! I struggle a little dating it as while it has a post stamp of 1908, I am unable to find the switchback from the M.T. up to the coal bins of Elkton Mine, which is shown on a USGS topographic map dated 1902/1903, which together with the showing of the Low Line which dates this after 1900, should narrow the timeframe down quite much, but the Elkton Mine structures gives me the impression this is way later then near 1900.
   This due to the fact Sanborn 1900 (CC Sheet 17) shows a different structure here, while photo matches better with Sanborn 1908 map (CC Sheet 30). But then again, that later map fails to show some of the mine structures seen here so that suggest this view predates it. And as my USGS map show a spur not here I must admit that this is from a timeframe of less than 3-years. More research is needed.
   Near bottom of this view lays a row of houses which forms the upper part of the settlement know as Eclipse, along Eclipse Gulch, stretching from about where F. & C.C. crosses the gulch and to around where the Economic Mill was further down the gulch at left, as far as I know.
   The grade of the F. & C.C. is seen about 1/4 up from the bottom, with a passenger train near right-hand side, heading towards Cripple Creek. There are several mine operations seen below and above that grade, but my knowledge is way too limited to tell anything about any of them.
   The town of Elkton is seen on the lower slope of Raven hill in the right-most half of the photo around middle of view top/down, where the large Elkton Mine makes up about center of this card, with the railroad grade of the M.T. running just left of the mine.
   The Low Line is seen about 1/3 up from bottom near right-hand side, climbing the hill towards left and about middle top/down and about 1/3 in from left-hand side it changes directions and goes towards right, cross over the M.T. on trestle and passes the Elkton mine on the right side.
   The Thompson large Shaft House (I think) is seen about center of view top/down and about 1/5 in from left-hand side, sadly I don't know of any Sanborn map of this structure, not that I can recall at the time of this writing [08.08.2017].
   There is also another mine structure at right foreground of the Thompson, left of the Low Line grade, but I dare not guestimate a name for that mine, nor do I dare take a stab at the name of the ones seen inside the town of Elkton either. One is easy to spot, just right of the mainline of M.T. with a large dump area, the other is more hidden among houses, still with a dump though. One day I hope to learn all this, one day.
   Raven Hill has it shares of mines as well, but the one I sort of care about is the Bostwick Shaft House, seen about 1/3 down from top and slightly right of center of view sideways, up from right-hand side of the Elkton mine.
Media Info Last Updated:
15.04.2018 (08:38:46)
Title on Image:
Birds-Eye View of Elkton, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
While the image quality is not that great due to the age and distance and all that, it still is a very important image to have! I struggle a little dating it as while it has a post stamp of 1908, I am unable to find the switchback from the M.T. up to the coal bins of Elkton Mine, which is shown on a USGS topographic map dated 1902/1903, which together with the showing of the Low Line which dates this after 1900, should narrow the timeframe down quite much, but the Elkton Mine structures gives me the impression this is way later then near 1900.
graphic for visual presentation of text This due to the fact Sanborn 1900 (CC Sheet 17) shows a different structure here, while photo matches better with Sanborn 1908 map (CC Sheet 30). But then again, that later map fails to show some of the mine structures seen here so that suggest this view predates it. And as my USGS map show a spur not here I must admit that this is from a timeframe of less than 3-years. More research is needed.
graphic for visual presentation of text Near bottom of this view lays a row of houses which forms the upper part of the settlement know as Eclipse, along Eclipse Gulch, stretching from about where F. & C.C. crosses the gulch and to around where the Economic Mill was further down the gulch at left, as far as I know.
graphic for visual presentation of text The grade of the F. & C.C. is seen about 1/4 up from the bottom, with a passenger train near right-hand side, heading towards Cripple Creek. There are several mine operations seen below and above that grade, but my knowledge is way too limited to tell anything about any of them.
graphic for visual presentation of text The town of Elkton is seen on the lower slope of Raven hill in the right-most half of the photo around middle of view top/down, where the large Elkton Mine makes up about center of this card, with the railroad grade of the M.T. running just left of the mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Low Line is seen about 1/3 up from bottom near right-hand side, climbing the hill towards left and about middle top/down and about 1/3 in from left-hand side it changes directions and goes towards right, cross over the M.T. on trestle and passes the Elkton mine on the right side.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Thompson large Shaft House (I think) is seen about center of view top/down and about 1/5 in from left-hand side, sadly I don't know of any Sanborn map of this structure, not that I can recall at the time of this writing [08.08.2017].
graphic for visual presentation of text There is also another mine structure at right foreground of the Thompson, left of the Low Line grade, but I dare not guestimate a name for that mine, nor do I dare take a stab at the name of the ones seen inside the town of Elkton either. One is easy to spot, just right of the mainline of M.T. with a large dump area, the other is more hidden among houses, still with a dump though. One day I hope to learn all this, one day.
graphic for visual presentation of text Raven Hill has it shares of mines as well, but the one I sort of care about is the Bostwick Shaft House, seen about 1/3 down from top and slightly right of center of view sideways, up from right-hand side of the Elkton mine.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; titled Birds-Eye View of Elkton, Colo. - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03287
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#239]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#239
Used for these Enties:
Elkton Mine - 156   Bostwick - 155   Thompson Mine [aka Thomson lode] - 157   
I do not know the source of the photographer's name, so it might be a wrong link I made at one time, but for time being I let him stay linked to this image so to speak! The view is a nice one of the Portland Mines, No.1 (Burns) Shaft in foreground and the No. 2 Shaft in the background more right. Between them is the old Shaft House of the Scranton, where the text 'No.2' is written. Behind that shaft-house and the cribbing there is a spur belonging to the Short Line terminating at the Ajax mine way outside the view at left.
Media Info Last Updated:
13.04.2018 (18:45:03)
Title on Image:
Portland Mine. Portland No. 2
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman
Description:
I do not know the source of the photographer's name, so it might be a wrong link I made at one time, but for time being I let him stay linked to this image so to speak! The view is a nice one of the Portland Mines, No.1 (Burns) Shaft in foreground and the No. 2 Shaft in the background more right. Between them is the old Shaft House of the Scranton, where the text 'No.2' is written. Behind that shaft-house and the cribbing there is a spur belonging to the Short Line terminating at the Ajax mine way outside the view at left.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03337
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#289]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#289
Used for these Enties:
Portland No. 1 - 262   Portland No. 2 - 259   Scranton Shaft [Battle Mtn] - 1058   
This view of the large Independence Mine has been a popular one as I've seen it appearing on lots of postcards where there are tiny differences in where the sides been cropped, and that goes for both the B&W card and the ones like these, that has been colored/painted. Also shown up in printed materials and postcard folders.
   The scene shows some Midland Terminal tracks in lower left, passing by and serving the Ore-House with the dark shades up the side of the structure due to the steam train used back then. A map I've seen also indicates that Ore-house to have had 3-rails, as in dual gauge, as to be served by the Golden Circle Railroad also.
   Further into the image, in from right-hand side and about middle top/down there is another Ore-House and the before mention map (page 301 in the 40-Miles to Fortune book by Allen Lewis) also say that this was served by dual gauge track. That map also says that the structure between those before mention ore-houses is a Mill – the one with the twin peaked roofs meeting each other, before going into a third peaked roof 90-degree turned from those two.
   In the background, up against the sky, is the Portland Mine No. 1 seen in from the right-hand side, while about center sideways is the Ajax Mine visible against the sky.
Media Info Last Updated:
13.04.2018 (16:19:42)
Title on Image:
Independence Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo. [#C. 2007]
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view of the large Independence Mine has been a popular one as I've seen it appearing on lots of postcards where there are tiny differences in where the sides been cropped, and that goes for both the B&W card and the ones like these, that has been colored/painted. Also shown up in printed materials and postcard folders.
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene shows some Midland Terminal tracks in lower left, passing by and serving the Ore-House with the dark shades up the side of the structure due to the steam train used back then. A map I've seen also indicates that Ore-house to have had 3-rails, as in dual gauge, as to be served by the Golden Circle Railroad also.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further into the image, in from right-hand side and about middle top/down there is another Ore-House and the before mention map (page 301 in the 40-Miles to Fortune book by Allen Lewis) also say that this was served by dual gauge track. That map also says that the structure between those before mention ore-houses is a Mill – the one with the twin peaked roofs meeting each other, before going into a third peaked roof 90-degree turned from those two.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background, up against the sky, is the Portland Mine No. 1 seen in from the right-hand side, while about center sideways is the Ajax Mine visible against the sky.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03405
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#288]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#288
Used for these Enties:
Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   Portland No. 1 - 262   Ajax - 275   
I never seen this view as a photograph, only as a printed image used for postcards and postcard folders, various crops from the source negative and various titles used. Also, various works been done to the print plates used to create the cards.
   At time of writing thins I know off 11 versions/editions from the source, where 3 is from postcard folders and rest is postcards, and ten of those has the El Paso Mine used in the title, which here on this card can be seen about sideways center and about 1/3 down from the top, with a growing dump down the slope of Beacon Hill.
   At left side, about 2/5 down from top, most of the surface Structures of the C.K. & N. Mine can be seen, while near bottom left the Henry Adney and Old Gold Mines can be seen. I often mix them together, but I think the Hendry Adney is the one to the left.
   I am not certain of the name of the mine seen in lower right, but I think it is the Lonaconing Mine. Neither have I names for the several other smaller mine operations seen spread around this scene, but I hope one day to learn all this and be able to understand the relations and names and all.
   Between the Henry Adney and the Old Gold mines there seems to be visible the tracks of the short-lived F. & C.C. switchback branch down Beacon Hill, built in 1904, which dates this view to be from between 1904 and 1906.
Media Info Last Updated:
13.04.2018 (08:02:00)
Title on Image:
El Paso Mine, Cripple Creek District
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
I never seen this view as a photograph, only as a printed image used for postcards and postcard folders, various crops from the source negative and various titles used. Also, various works been done to the print plates used to create the cards.
graphic for visual presentation of text At time of writing thins I know off 11 versions/editions from the source, where 3 is from postcard folders and rest is postcards, and ten of those has the El Paso Mine used in the title, which here on this card can be seen about sideways center and about 1/3 down from the top, with a growing dump down the slope of Beacon Hill.
graphic for visual presentation of text At left side, about 2/5 down from top, most of the surface Structures of the C.K. & N. Mine can be seen, while near bottom left the Henry Adney and Old Gold Mines can be seen. I often mix them together, but I think the Hendry Adney is the one to the left.
graphic for visual presentation of text I am not certain of the name of the mine seen in lower right, but I think it is the Lonaconing Mine. Neither have I names for the several other smaller mine operations seen spread around this scene, but I hope one day to learn all this and be able to understand the relations and names and all.
graphic for visual presentation of text Between the Henry Adney and the Old Gold mines there seems to be visible the tracks of the short-lived F. & C.C. switchback branch down Beacon Hill, built in 1904, which dates this view to be from between 1904 and 1906.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • no. 16; Souvenir Postcard Folder titled The Greatest Gold Camp On Earth. Souvenir Folding Card of Cripple Creek District - Published in ????.
  • no. 11; Souvenir Postcard Folder titled Souvenir Folding Card of the Cripple Creek District - Published in ????.
  • no. ?; Souvenir Postcard titled Serie 877. Souvenir of Cripple Creek, Colo. altitude 9600 feet. - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00632
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#272]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#272
Used for these Enties:
C. K. & N. - 126   El Paso - 127   Henry Adney - 332   Old Gold - 324   
I am pretty certain this is on the former main road between Victor (behind and to the right) & Cripple Creek (into image towards left) where it went over the hills and valleys at a lower elevation then the railroads. I further believe this is as the road turn down into Eclipse Gulch, and that the valley up on the right-hand side is the Eclipse Gulch.
* The dump seen about 1/3 down from the top sticking into the view from right-hand edge would be the huge dump left after the Economic Mill burned down, at least that is what I think the dump is.
* Near the same edge, against the sky, the Blue Bird Mine can be seen as a darker spot, while the American Eagle is almost faded into the sky further to the left, about 1/4 in from right-hand side.
* The Shaft House of the old Bostwick Mine can be seen about 1/3 down from top and about 2/7 in from left-hand side.
Media Info Last Updated:
11.04.2018 (16:38:05)
Title on Image:
Looking Up Eclipse Gulch Towards Mines on Bull Hill in the Background, Possible Near the Old Site of the Mill I Love.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown [1918]
Description:
I am pretty certain this is on the former main road between Victor (behind and to the right) & Cripple Creek (into image towards left) where it went over the hills and valleys at a lower elevation then the railroads. I further believe this is as the road turn down into Eclipse Gulch, and that the valley up on the right-hand side is the Eclipse Gulch.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The dump seen about 1/3 down from the top sticking into the view from right-hand edge would be the huge dump left after the Economic Mill burned down, at least that is what I think the dump is.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Near the same edge, against the sky, the Blue Bird Mine can be seen as a darker spot, while the American Eagle is almost faded into the sky further to the left, about 1/4 in from right-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Shaft House of the old Bostwick Mine can be seen about 1/3 down from top and about 2/7 in from left-hand side.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02999
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#286]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#286
Used for these Enties:
Bostwick - 155   Blue Bird - 209   
This must be along 7th Street in Victor, as there is a hanger for a trolley wire clipped off by the damaged part of this postcard. Sadly, it got damaged either in the photographing or in the making process, but still quite nice to have... Not the sharpest view but still a link back to days long gone.
   In background left, up on Squaw Mountain a short Midland Terminal train is out with 3 ore gondola type of cars, and just in front of that train there is a smaller Head-Frame poking up, which I believe is part of the Golconda Mine, as that is the only mine I know about in that area.
Media Info Last Updated:
11.04.2018 (14:01:26)
Title on Image:
View Towards a Short M.T. Train Along Squaw Mountain as Seen From 7th Street in Victor
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown [1918]
Description:
This must be along 7th Street in Victor, as there is a hanger for a trolley wire clipped off by the damaged part of this postcard. Sadly, it got damaged either in the photographing or in the making process, but still quite nice to have... Not the sharpest view but still a link back to days long gone.
graphic for visual presentation of text In background left, up on Squaw Mountain a short Midland Terminal train is out with 3 ore gondola type of cars, and just in front of that train there is a smaller Head-Frame poking up, which I believe is part of the Golconda Mine, as that is the only mine I know about in that area.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02958
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#285]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#285
Used for these Enties:
Golconda - 287   
When I first saw this view, I knew I had to try my best to win it as to me it was the first look at this part of the District that I ever seen! The hill in background left is the eastern slope of Beacon Hill, making the hill in distance right Guyot Hill. About center sideways and about 2/7 down from the top the Gold Dollar Mine operations are seen, with its high/tall Head-Frame and quite long Ore-House to the right of the head-frame.
   I think this view is taken along the original road between Victor [located sort of behind to the right] & Cripple Creek [located sort of straight into the image], and which ran the hills in Arequa Gulch where this view is from. I also think that the quite large two-story house seen about 3/8 down from top and about 1/4 in from right-hand side is the same house which appears at the top side of the old Arequa Mill images I've seen, making the hillside to the left of the house the former site of the mill. Making this postcard view even more interesting as it links something old to a more modern time, before all this in my modern time is all gone by the huge tailings of the Open Pit Operation in the district…
Media Info Last Updated:
11.04.2018 (13:08:44)
Title on Image:
Looking Up Arequa Valley/Gulch Towards Saddle Between Guyot & Beacon Hills in 1918
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown [1918]
Description:
When I first saw this view, I knew I had to try my best to win it as to me it was the first look at this part of the District that I ever seen! The hill in background left is the eastern slope of Beacon Hill, making the hill in distance right Guyot Hill. About center sideways and about 2/7 down from the top the Gold Dollar Mine operations are seen, with its high/tall Head-Frame and quite long Ore-House to the right of the head-frame.
graphic for visual presentation of text I think this view is taken along the original road between Victor [located sort of behind to the right] & Cripple Creek [located sort of straight into the image], and which ran the hills in Arequa Gulch where this view is from. I also think that the quite large two-story house seen about 3/8 down from top and about 1/4 in from right-hand side is the same house which appears at the top side of the old Arequa Mill images I've seen, making the hillside to the left of the house the former site of the mill. Making this postcard view even more interesting as it links something old to a more modern time, before all this in my modern time is all gone by the huge tailings of the Open Pit Operation in the district…
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02957
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#284]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#284
Used for these Enties:
Gold Dollar - 173   Arequa mill - 310   
This view of Cripple Creek shows the Cripple Creek Enterprise Mining operation at the City Mine, or Cripple Creek City Mine, or other variations of similar names in foreground right, and the massive National Hotel more in distance right. Not the best quality but I have one even worse, so I shall not complain.
   Dating this is not easy, as this image is used in an December 1904 article it can't be younger than November 1904, but I have lot of doubts it is that young, I think it is up to at least a year older. But it is hard to tell, nothing in the view to date it from. Though, I have seen from a different source an image that is similar to this one, and that is said to be from 1903 and linked to a J.E. Stimson, which was a photographer of Cheyenne, Wyoming it seems. The dumps on those two views looks identical so I assume they are from same timeframe and possible same photographer, other views from same time frame used in the publication Mining World was from his hand.
  The view itself is of a printed quality type, showing several men posing on the dump in front of what is generally known as the Cripple Creek City Mine, a Head-Frame used to get down into the ground below the city, located south of the National Hotel seen in background left. Myers Avenue with its trolley line/tracks would be in the foreground, outside this view, possible the pole seen is a line-side pole for the Trolley.
Media Info Last Updated:
10.04.2018 (12:18:18)
Title on Image:
Cripple Creek City Mine. National Hotel in Background, Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view of Cripple Creek shows the Cripple Creek Enterprise Mining operation at the City Mine, or Cripple Creek City Mine, or other variations of similar names in foreground right, and the massive National Hotel more in distance right. Not the best quality but I have one even worse, so I shall not complain.
graphic for visual presentation of text Dating this is not easy, as this image is used in an December 1904 article it can't be younger than November 1904, but I have lot of doubts it is that young, I think it is up to at least a year older. But it is hard to tell, nothing in the view to date it from. Though, I have seen from a different source an image that is similar to this one, and that is said to be from 1903 and linked to a J.E. Stimson, which was a photographer of Cheyenne, Wyoming it seems. The dumps on those two views looks identical so I assume they are from same timeframe and possible same photographer, other views from same time frame used in the publication Mining World was from his hand.
graphic for visual presentation of text The view itself is of a printed quality type, showing several men posing on the dump in front of what is generally known as the Cripple Creek City Mine, a Head-Frame used to get down into the ground below the city, located south of the National Hotel seen in background left. Myers Avenue with its trolley line/tracks would be in the foreground, outside this view, possible the pole seen is a line-side pole for the Trolley.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01907
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#283]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#283
Used for these Enties:
Cripple Creek City Mine [aka City of Cripple Creek Mine] - 896   
This view of the great Portland Mine shows in the foreground the Number 1 shaft (aka Burns Shaft) where the shaft house seems to be gone, and the head frame is exposed for some reason. As there is still a shaft house over the Number 2 shaft in upper right background, I am not sure if this is from the time frame when shaft houses were banned due to their fire hazard, or some other reason.
   Either way, the operation here is massive by just judging the huge crib-wall along the center of the view, and the enormous piles of waste rock filling the area around the structures.
View shows in addition to the two shafts, just below right-hand side center the Portland Ware House and then the Office structure is the large building between shaft 1 and warehouse. The old Shaft House behind/uphill from the office is the old Scranton shaft or hoist as Sanborn 1896/1900 calls it.
Media Info Last Updated:
09.04.2018 (18:05:49)
Title on Image:
Portland Mine Cripple Creek District, Col.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Description:
This view of the great Portland Mine shows in the foreground the Number 1 shaft (aka Burns Shaft) where the shaft house seems to be gone, and the head frame is exposed for some reason. As there is still a shaft house over the Number 2 shaft in upper right background, I am not sure if this is from the time frame when shaft houses were banned due to their fire hazard, or some other reason.
graphic for visual presentation of text Either way, the operation here is massive by just judging the huge crib-wall along the center of the view, and the enormous piles of waste rock filling the area around the structures.
graphic for visual presentation of textView shows in addition to the two shafts, just below right-hand side center the Portland Ware House and then the Office structure is the large building between shaft 1 and warehouse. The old Shaft House behind/uphill from the office is the old Scranton shaft or hoist as Sanborn 1896/1900 calls it.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcards; Unknown Publisher(s) - Published in ????.
  • no. 6; Postcard Folder named "The Greatest Gold Camp on Earth. Souvenir Folding Card of Cripple Creek District."; undated - Published in ????.
  • Postcards; E.C. Kropp Company [C2038] - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03074
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#77]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#77
Used for these Enties:
Portland No. 1 - 262   Portland No. 2 - 259   Scranton Shaft [Battle Mtn] - 1058   
While not being a great quality wise card on the image part, it still is an important view as it names the group of soldiers posing for the base negative of this scene, and to me that was important as I have a photograph from a slight different angle, same group of men, and now, thanks to this card, I have a link to who they might have been! Even of there is still confusion as I also know about a photograph of this scene, as found on Denver Public Library website as Call Number CHS.X9304.
   This card also helped me dig up the name of the Shaft House seen about straight up from the hat of the Officer up front, as that is the Chesapeake Shaft House, while those further back is too hard to make out. Cut off at the top more left, is the bridge carrying the Golden Circle track across the Midland Terminal tracks, and that is the info I have.
Media Info Last Updated:
06.04.2018 (16:37:51)
Title on Image:
The Denver City Troop, Camp Goldfield, Colorado.
Photographer [Date]:
E.A. Yelton & M.A. Wisda
Description:
While not being a great quality wise card on the image part, it still is an important view as it names the group of soldiers posing for the base negative of this scene, and to me that was important as I have a photograph from a slight different angle, same group of men, and now, thanks to this card, I have a link to who they might have been! Even of there is still confusion as I also know about a photograph of this scene, as found on Denver Public Library website as Call Number CHS.X9304.
graphic for visual presentation of text This card also helped me dig up the name of the Shaft House seen about straight up from the hat of the Officer up front, as that is the Chesapeake Shaft House, while those further back is too hard to make out. Cut off at the top more left, is the bridge carrying the Golden Circle track across the Midland Terminal tracks, and that is the info I have.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03552
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#281]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#281
Used for these Enties:
Chesapeake - 264   
This badly looking image is the best I have of this mine, the Shaft House of the Chesapeake Mine as it was seen in the background of a photograph of a troop of Soldiers, possible the Denver City Troop, as they posed at Camp Goldfield sometimes around 1903. The Mine is in the center of the view and was located on Battle Mountain below the point where the Golden Circle crosses over the Midland Terminal tracks to work itself up passed the Portland Mine, and just outside the bottom part the tents of Camp Goldfield start showing up.
Media Info Last Updated:
06.04.2018 (16:34:57)
Title on Image:
Cropped View; Chesapeake Shaft House
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This badly looking image is the best I have of this mine, the Shaft House of the Chesapeake Mine as it was seen in the background of a photograph of a troop of Soldiers, possible the Denver City Troop, as they posed at Camp Goldfield sometimes around 1903. The Mine is in the center of the view and was located on Battle Mountain below the point where the Golden Circle crosses over the Midland Terminal tracks to work itself up passed the Portland Mine, and just outside the bottom part the tents of Camp Goldfield start showing up.
Image Note:
My Collection; straightened, enhanced, cropped from a 600dpi photograph scan.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00493
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#282]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#282
Used for these Enties:
Chesapeake - 264   
For me this was a view I had to get hold of as it is a very informative postcard view showing/sharing many things! There are so many things in this view, but I shall focus here on the mining related things, there is a more general talk on my Postcard Album page, see source links.
   The Vindicator No. 1 Shaft is seen in the distance nearly center/middle of this view – slightly to the right and above center. To the right of the shaft is the Ore-house of the Vindicator No. 1 Mine, with blackish soot up above the arched opening into the ore-house for train cars and engines as clearly, they have also run into the house or else it would not have been that dirty above the opening. The Hoist House of the Shaft is seen further to the left from the partly covered Steel Head-frame, with dual gauge tracks running between those structure, with also coal chutes for the Vindicator Powerplant seen on the long whitish looking structure with all the smokestacks just left of the steel head-frame.
   Vindicator No. 2 Shaft is seen with its smaller but quite high structure about 1/5 in from right-hand side and about 2/5 up from bottom with the Gloriette/Glorietta/Glorieta Shaft seen just in front and to the right with a Head-Frame seen, easier to see on a higher resolution scan. There are dual gauge tracks at this shaft, and possible might have also served the ore-house of the Vindicator No. 1, but image can't tell me that from this angle.
   Beyond the Vindicator no.2 is the dump of no.1 and hiding further down the hill and only poking up a little is the partly covered Head-frame of the Golden Cycle, seen about 1/5 in from right-hand side and about middle top/down, with then possible that mine's ore-house further to the right as a darker structure, but image is more blurred in this part so I can't fully make it out.
   The Lillie Mine is gone in this view, replaced by a dump, seen beyond the before mentioned Vindicator No.1 shaft, even if there on my 1200dpi scan seem to see a small head-frame and some crib-walls in front of the dump seen.
Media Info Last Updated:
06.04.2018 (13:16:21)
Title on Image:
View East From Upper Independence Town Towards Vindicator Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
For me this was a view I had to get hold of as it is a very informative postcard view showing/sharing many things! There are so many things in this view, but I shall focus here on the mining related things, there is a more general talk on my Postcard Album page, see source links.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Vindicator No. 1 Shaft is seen in the distance nearly center/middle of this view – slightly to the right and above center. To the right of the shaft is the Ore-house of the Vindicator No. 1 Mine, with blackish soot up above the arched opening into the ore-house for train cars and engines as clearly, they have also run into the house or else it would not have been that dirty above the opening. The Hoist House of the Shaft is seen further to the left from the partly covered Steel Head-frame, with dual gauge tracks running between those structure, with also coal chutes for the Vindicator Powerplant seen on the long whitish looking structure with all the smokestacks just left of the steel head-frame.
graphic for visual presentation of text Vindicator No. 2 Shaft is seen with its smaller but quite high structure about 1/5 in from right-hand side and about 2/5 up from bottom with the Gloriette/Glorietta/Glorieta Shaft seen just in front and to the right with a Head-Frame seen, easier to see on a higher resolution scan. There are dual gauge tracks at this shaft, and possible might have also served the ore-house of the Vindicator No. 1, but image can't tell me that from this angle.
graphic for visual presentation of text Beyond the Vindicator no.2 is the dump of no.1 and hiding further down the hill and only poking up a little is the partly covered Head-frame of the Golden Cycle, seen about 1/5 in from right-hand side and about middle top/down, with then possible that mine's ore-house further to the right as a darker structure, but image is more blurred in this part so I can't fully make it out.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Lillie Mine is gone in this view, replaced by a dump, seen beyond the before mentioned Vindicator No.1 shaft, even if there on my 1200dpi scan seem to see a small head-frame and some crib-walls in front of the dump seen.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03538
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#280]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#280
Used for these Enties:
Vindicator No. 1 - 233   Vindicator No. 2 - 232   Lillie - 234   
I've seen this image used three times, for this card and another postcard where there are a couple of extra millimeters visible on the right-hand side, plus I've seen it used in a postcard folder.
   The view is from the railroad side of the Mary McKinney mine, showing several box cars parked on sidings nearby and at the mine itself. It also shows part of Anaconda at right-hand side about 1/3 up from bottom, the part that survived the 1904 fire, as I see no signs of structures at left side of image, and I believe there should been visible something there if the town was still there.
   The tracks in the foreground belong to the Midland Terminal, but the Mary McKinney mine was once served by dual gauge as the F. & C.C was also having a spur to the mine, entering in from left-hand side, running parallel with the Shaft House to serve that and the coal bins at the power plant seen with all those smokestacks to the right of the shaft-house.
   Behind the smokestacks of the Power House of the Mary McKinney you can see the Ore House of the Anaconda Mine, located down by the F. & C.C. yard in Anaconda, but image is too bad to really make out any details. Which is sad, as up on Gold Hill seen in the background, there is seen the Shaft House of the Anchoria-Leland about 1/4 in from right-hand side and about same from top, with the Ore-House and trestle of the Lexington Mine seen just to the right of the Anchoria-Leland.
   Or even more sad, there is visible a mill on the hill side above the Low Line grade, seen about  1/3 down from top and 1/7 in from right-hand side, a mill I believe might be known as Anaconda Mill, but I might be mistaken where that mill was located as info been a little scarce, but it fit the location of west slope Gold Hill.
Media Info Last Updated:
04.04.2018 (23:46:35)
Title on Image:
#574; Mary McKinney Mine, Cripple Creek District
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Description:
I've seen this image used three times, for this card and another postcard where there are a couple of extra millimeters visible on the right-hand side, plus I've seen it used in a postcard folder.
graphic for visual presentation of text The view is from the railroad side of the Mary McKinney mine, showing several box cars parked on sidings nearby and at the mine itself. It also shows part of Anaconda at right-hand side about 1/3 up from bottom, the part that survived the 1904 fire, as I see no signs of structures at left side of image, and I believe there should been visible something there if the town was still there.
graphic for visual presentation of text The tracks in the foreground belong to the Midland Terminal, but the Mary McKinney mine was once served by dual gauge as the F. & C.C was also having a spur to the mine, entering in from left-hand side, running parallel with the Shaft House to serve that and the coal bins at the power plant seen with all those smokestacks to the right of the shaft-house.
graphic for visual presentation of text Behind the smokestacks of the Power House of the Mary McKinney you can see the Ore House of the Anaconda Mine, located down by the F. & C.C. yard in Anaconda, but image is too bad to really make out any details. Which is sad, as up on Gold Hill seen in the background, there is seen the Shaft House of the Anchoria-Leland about 1/4 in from right-hand side and about same from top, with the Ore-House and trestle of the Lexington Mine seen just to the right of the Anchoria-Leland.
graphic for visual presentation of text Or even more sad, there is visible a mill on the hill side above the Low Line grade, seen about 1/3 down from top and 1/7 in from right-hand side, a mill I believe might be known as Anaconda Mill, but I might be mistaken where that mill was located as info been a little scarce, but it fit the location of west slope Gold Hill.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • no. 4; Souvenir Postcard Folder called VICTOR and CRIPPLE CREEK DISTRICT Souvenir Folder - "Greatest Gold Camp on Earth" - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by H.H.T. Co.; Numbered 574, titled Mary McKinney Mine, Victor, Colorado - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00469
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#279]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#279
Used for these Enties:
Anaconda - 92   Mary McKinney - 136   Anchoria-Leland - 61   Lexington - 63   
I've seen this image two times, this card and as a small view in a special type of Multiview postcard, that last one has a Copyright date of 1907 so that did help make this image even older than the date on this postcard view did.
   In foreground left bottom several houses of Independence Town are seen, with the Midland Terminal Depot down at the tracks. The massive dumps of the Vindicator, and the Lillie, dominates the scene, and while the paper and image quality is not that great being a printed card, the huge square like structure of the Lillie Mine is easy to pick out in this view, where it is located about center of the card, with the Vindicator No. 1 Shaft to left with its 3 smokestacks sending darker smoke to the sky.
Media Info Last Updated:
04.04.2018 (17:03:03)
Title on Image:
Vindicator and Lillie Mines, Bull Hill District, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
I've seen this image two times, this card and as a small view in a special type of Multiview postcard, that last one has a Copyright date of 1907 so that did help make this image even older than the date on this postcard view did.
graphic for visual presentation of text In foreground left bottom several houses of Independence Town are seen, with the Midland Terminal Depot down at the tracks. The massive dumps of the Vindicator, and the Lillie, dominates the scene, and while the paper and image quality is not that great being a printed card, the huge square like structure of the Lillie Mine is easy to pick out in this view, where it is located about center of the card, with the Vindicator No. 1 Shaft to left with its 3 smokestacks sending darker smoke to the sky.
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-00468
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#278]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#278
Used for these Enties:
Vindicator No. 1 - 233   Lillie - 234   
   Quality wise is this not a good image card with scenes from the Cripple Creek District, but, it still is one among the many hundred scenes used for postcards with links to the District! The two views; the Independence Mine on the left side and an unknown Prospect Shaft on the right-hand side is really showing the span of the reason for the whole District. It could go from right to left – from hoping to hit the jackpot, to actually find it – or it could go the other way, from rich to poor.
   Neither views are that good due to the nature of this printed card, but still I wanted to share it, and possible, one day I learn more about the view on the right-hand side… Till that might happen, I only share as a link the left view, the Independence Mine, as a cropped 600 dpi view on my weblink below.
Media Info Last Updated:
04.04.2018 (12:23:16)
Title on Image:
Independence Mine | Prospect Shaft
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Quality wise is this not a good image card with scenes from the Cripple Creek District, but, it still is one among the many hundred scenes used for postcards with links to the District! The two views; the Independence Mine on the left side and an unknown Prospect Shaft on the right-hand side is really showing the span of the reason for the whole District. It could go from right to left – from hoping to hit the jackpot, to actually find it – or it could go the other way, from rich to poor.
graphic for visual presentation of text Neither views are that good due to the nature of this printed card, but still I wanted to share it, and possible, one day I learn more about the view on the right-hand side… Till that might happen, I only share as a link the left view, the Independence Mine, as a cropped 600 dpi view on my weblink below.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; titled Independence Mine | Prospect Shaft - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03126
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#277]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#277
Used for these Enties:
Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   
This view towards the Anchoria Leland Mine on Gold Hill is marked as a Julia Skolas photo, but I saw on my 1200dpi scan that there is some text that is scratched out in the dump part below the small cabin about 1/5 up from bottom. I can't read it though, the job was very well done, but it either hold just a text info about this scene, or possible another name as I've seen it happen before, and I am a little unsure if this is really a Julia Skolas photo or if she only got the rights for it. I wonder this due to the fact I can see the Trolley hanging wire in foreground right, and this part of the loop on the original High Line that was below the Anchoria Leland mine was abandoned in 1903, but Julia Skolas did not arrive in the District before about 1906-1908. The sources various a little, most say 1907, one says 1906/1907 and one say 1908. Hence, I wonder a little if she took this herself or bought the rights from whoever took it a few years earlier…
Either way, it is a good view of the side of this structure, and while my card has some damages to it, it is not that severe thankfully. The Head Frame in foreground right, lower right-hand corner, is at this time of writing [06.07.2017] one of the many unknown smaller mine operations.
Media Info Last Updated:
04.04.2018 (11:17:55)
Title on Image:
The Anchoria Leland Mine, on Gold Hill
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Description:
This view towards the Anchoria Leland Mine on Gold Hill is marked as a Julia Skolas photo, but I saw on my 1200dpi scan that there is some text that is scratched out in the dump part below the small cabin about 1/5 up from bottom. I can't read it though, the job was very well done, but it either hold just a text info about this scene, or possible another name as I've seen it happen before, and I am a little unsure if this is really a Julia Skolas photo or if she only got the rights for it. I wonder this due to the fact I can see the Trolley hanging wire in foreground right, and this part of the loop on the original High Line that was below the Anchoria Leland mine was abandoned in 1903, but Julia Skolas did not arrive in the District before about 1906-1908. The sources various a little, most say 1907, one says 1906/1907 and one say 1908. Hence, I wonder a little if she took this herself or bought the rights from whoever took it a few years earlier…
graphic for visual presentation of textEither way, it is a good view of the side of this structure, and while my card has some damages to it, it is not that severe thankfully. The Head Frame in foreground right, lower right-hand corner, is at this time of writing [06.07.2017] one of the many unknown smaller mine operations.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; titled only with word Skolas - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03270
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#223]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#223
Used for these Enties:
Anchoria-Leland - 61   
This postcard I've seen in two editions, one with a red/pink color on the text with the Number and Title of the card, and with a more washed out hinting towards reddish coloring on the image part of the card itself, and then this version her, with a Blue color on the text with the Number and Title of the card. I've included link to both cards in the weblink section of this listing.
The scene is of the massive Economic Mill climbing the hillside of Squaw Mountain on the slopes down into Eclipse Gulch with connection to both road and railroads. The F. & C.C. served the mill from the left-hand side with a siding, while the Short Line, using its Low Line route, would have a siding in from the right-hand side of the mill in this view. The long Ore-shed structure with the sort of black opening about 1/3 down from top was laid with dual gauge tracks to allow all railroad cars to deliver ore. In addition, there was a double level trestle entering the main structures, seen about middle of the view, where the lower level was holding the 18-inch gauge tracks coming from the Gold Coin mine in Victor through the Columbine-Victor Tunnel, while the upper level would allow horse drawn ore-wagons to deliver its ores to the mill.
This mill changes its looks over the years it existed, and this is among the latest looks it had before it sadly burned early in 1907 and to be never rebuilt and just fade away in the history of the district as a failure due to the choice of Chlorination process where Cyanide would have been a better choice it turned out.
Media Info Last Updated:
04.04.2018 (10:58:24)
Title on Image:
#96; Economic Mill, Cripple Creek District.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This postcard I've seen in two editions, one with a red/pink color on the text with the Number and Title of the card, and with a more washed out hinting towards reddish coloring on the image part of the card itself, and then this version her, with a Blue color on the text with the Number and Title of the card. I've included link to both cards in the weblink section of this listing.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe scene is of the massive Economic Mill climbing the hillside of Squaw Mountain on the slopes down into Eclipse Gulch with connection to both road and railroads. The F. & C.C. served the mill from the left-hand side with a siding, while the Short Line, using its Low Line route, would have a siding in from the right-hand side of the mill in this view. The long Ore-shed structure with the sort of black opening about 1/3 down from top was laid with dual gauge tracks to allow all railroad cars to deliver ore. In addition, there was a double level trestle entering the main structures, seen about middle of the view, where the lower level was holding the 18-inch gauge tracks coming from the Gold Coin mine in Victor through the Columbine-Victor Tunnel, while the upper level would allow horse drawn ore-wagons to deliver its ores to the mill.
graphic for visual presentation of textThis mill changes its looks over the years it existed, and this is among the latest looks it had before it sadly burned early in 1907 and to be never rebuilt and just fade away in the history of the district as a failure due to the choice of Chlorination process where Cyanide would have been a better choice it turned out.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; titled 96-Economic Mill, Cripple Creek District; Red Title Text, with Embossed Image part - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; titled 96-Economic Mill, Cripple Creek District; Blue Title Text - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03276
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#222]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#222
Used for these Enties:
Economic Mill - 160   
This card has a date of January 25, 1939 written by hand on the backside with a name that appears to say Lester Ropes Jr. below it, but other than that, dating this view is not that easy I feel. There are huge dumps, also it appears to be some sunken earth in the foreground, and two large mine operations with Portland No. 1 – the Burns – Shaft at the left-hand side and the Portland No. 2 Shaft near upper right-hand corner. Huge crib-wall below the No. 2 Shaft hold back massive dumps, I also see several structures further down the slope of Battle Mountain. Sadly, the card is not the sharpest I've seen, and the contrast against the sky is not the best for smaller details, it scanned OK but not great.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.04.2018 (23:35:21)
Title on Image:
#C-31; Portland Mines Victor Colo. Cripple Creek Gold District
Photographer [Date]:
Young
Description:
This card has a date of January 25, 1939 written by hand on the backside with a name that appears to say Lester Ropes Jr. below it, but other than that, dating this view is not that easy I feel. There are huge dumps, also it appears to be some sunken earth in the foreground, and two large mine operations with Portland No. 1 – the Burns – Shaft at the left-hand side and the Portland No. 2 Shaft near upper right-hand corner. Huge crib-wall below the No. 2 Shaft hold back massive dumps, I also see several structures further down the slope of Battle Mountain. Sadly, the card is not the sharpest I've seen, and the contrast against the sky is not the best for smaller details, it scanned OK but not great.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; titled Portland Mines Victor Colo. Cripple Creek Gold District C-31 Young - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; titled Portland Mines Victor Colo. Cripple Creek Gold District C-31 Young -> cropped slightly different from source negative - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03249
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#197]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#197
Used for these Enties:
Portland No. 2 - 259   Portland No. 1 - 262   
While this card is not marked, the Text Title has same type of writing as another card with the Young name on it, so I assume it is taken by the photographer named Young.
The Scene is in lower Poverty Gulch, looking towards Gold Hill in the background, with the large dump and operations of the Abe Lincoln Mine seen at the edge of the left-hand side, going into the image towards right. The Dump with a hole in the foreground I can't say at this moment in time [13.06.2017] which claim it was located on, so sorry I can't help with that.
What I can say is that I assume this view to be in the 1930's or so, and there are seen two switch-stands about middle top/down on the right-half-part of this view, where I think the one closest to the right-hand edge is the one for a siding at the M.T. Wye below the old Midland Sampler site, while the one to the left is the one for the upper spur that went to the top side of the same Sampler. There also appears to have possible been a loading dock of woods at the end of the spur near the end of the mine dumps of the Abe Lincoln.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.04.2018 (23:28:38)
Title on Image:
AB. Lincoln Mine Cripple Creek Colo
Photographer [Date]:
Young
Description:
While this card is not marked, the Text Title has same type of writing as another card with the Young name on it, so I assume it is taken by the photographer named Young.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe Scene is in lower Poverty Gulch, looking towards Gold Hill in the background, with the large dump and operations of the Abe Lincoln Mine seen at the edge of the left-hand side, going into the image towards right. The Dump with a hole in the foreground I can't say at this moment in time [13.06.2017] which claim it was located on, so sorry I can't help with that.
graphic for visual presentation of textWhat I can say is that I assume this view to be in the 1930's or so, and there are seen two switch-stands about middle top/down on the right-half-part of this view, where I think the one closest to the right-hand edge is the one for a siding at the M.T. Wye below the old Midland Sampler site, while the one to the left is the one for the upper spur that went to the top side of the same Sampler. There also appears to have possible been a loading dock of woods at the end of the spur near the end of the mine dumps of the Abe Lincoln.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; titled Ab. Lincoln Mine Cripple Creek Colo - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03248
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#200]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#200
Used for these Enties:
Abe Lincoln - 52   
This is not the best view of this area, due to the print type of process behind this postcard. It will never 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 several mines visible. Also, we see what appears to still be left standing two structures down in what once was the town of Anaconda – seen about center nearly at bottom edge – one with a false front type towards left.
* In the foreground, along bottom part, is structures belonging to the Anaconda Mine, I think the long surviving Blacksmith shed is the one at lower right-hand corner.
* The Mary McKinney Mine is seen about 1/3 down from top and covers about the left part of this image, from center where the large/massive Shaft House is seen with its big dump and large crib-wall down towards the road that used to be the F. & C.C. roadbed.
* The Katinka Mine, often seen named as the Chicken Hawk Mine – even if most of the Chicken Hawk claim is as far as I can tell on the other side of Guyot Hill – is seen about 1/3 in from right-hand side quite near top of the card with the top of Guyot Hill behind it. It possible may also lay on another claim, but at time of writing [29.05.2017] I just go with what my old USGS map with numbered mines on them gives me of info, one day I may learn more/better info and will fix it then.
* Not sure what mining operation is seen above the Mary McKinney and to the left of the Katinka, may be same mine operation, some other mine, so, for time being, I just leave it be.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.04.2018 (22:49:07)
Title on Image:
Mary McKinney Mine, Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is not the best view of this area, due to the print type of process behind this postcard. It will never 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 several mines visible. Also, we see what appears to still be left standing two structures down in what once was the town of Anaconda – seen about center nearly at bottom edge – one with a false front type towards left.
graphic for visual presentation of text* In the foreground, along bottom part, is structures belonging to the Anaconda Mine, I think the long surviving Blacksmith shed is the one at lower right-hand corner.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Mary McKinney Mine is seen about 1/3 down from top and covers about the left part of this image, from center where the large/massive Shaft House is seen with its big dump and large crib-wall down towards the road that used to be the F. & C.C. roadbed.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Katinka Mine, often seen named as the Chicken Hawk Mine – even if most of the Chicken Hawk claim is as far as I can tell on the other side of Guyot Hill – is seen about 1/3 in from right-hand side quite near top of the card with the top of Guyot Hill behind it. It possible may also lay on another claim, but at time of writing [29.05.2017] I just go with what my old USGS map with numbered mines on them gives me of info, one day I may learn more/better info and will fix it then.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Not sure what mining operation is seen above the Mary McKinney and to the left of the Katinka, may be same mine operation, some other mine, so, for time being, I just leave it be.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by Auburn Post Card Manufacturing Company; titled Mary McKinney Mine, Cripple Creek, Colo. - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03174
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#194]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#194
Used for these Enties:
Anaconda - 92   Mary McKinney - 136   Katinka [aka Chicken Hawk Mine] - 149   
The mine seen here in the lower half of the center of this view, is located along the old F. & C.C. line, now the road to victor from Cripple Creek, just as it started its trip into Squaw Gulch. My old 1903 topo-map has a structure in that area, and a look at Google Map gives a structure ruin and dump in that area. And from that I could figure out that this is the Alpha and Omega mine, situated on the Omega lode claim withy the Alpha lode claim further down into the Squaw Gulch area downhill at right. If the photographer of this view had turned more towards right, we should also have been able to see down to the Caledonia mine structures, which is outside the view at lower right corner, too bad the view was not that wide to encompass that area as well.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.04.2018 (10:53:47)
Title on Image:
#11-5; Scene Near Cripple Creek, Colorado
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
The mine seen here in the lower half of the center of this view, is located along the old F. & C.C. line, now the road to victor from Cripple Creek, just as it started its trip into Squaw Gulch. My old 1903 topo-map has a structure in that area, and a look at Google Map gives a structure ruin and dump in that area. And from that I could figure out that this is the Alpha and Omega mine, situated on the Omega lode claim withy the Alpha lode claim further down into the Squaw Gulch area downhill at right. If the photographer of this view had turned more towards right, we should also have been able to see down to the Caledonia mine structures, which is outside the view at lower right corner, too bad the view was not that wide to encompass that area as well.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards/Postcard Album.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; titled Scene Near Cripple Creek, Colorado - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00309
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#164]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#164
Used for these Enties:
Alpha and Omega Mine - 575   
This sort of common view of the Gold King Mine is showing quite a large Shaft-House, and one can even see how it at one time have been expanded upon with raising an extra tower like structure on top of the original shaft house, to house a bigger headframe. In the foreground is the Ore-House, to be used with horse driven wagons, as while the Short Line ran quite near this mine, and I even seen a spur/siding nearby, as far as I know they never redid the orehouse to connect directly with the railroad for some reason.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.04.2018 (10:42:15)
Title on Image:
#11-4; Mine Scene In Cripple Creek - Victor District
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This sort of common view of the Gold King Mine is showing quite a large Shaft-House, and one can even see how it at one time have been expanded upon with raising an extra tower like structure on top of the original shaft house, to house a bigger headframe. In the foreground is the Ore-House, to be used with horse driven wagons, as while the Short Line ran quite near this mine, and I even seen a spur/siding nearby, as far as I know they never redid the orehouse to connect directly with the railroad for some reason.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards/Postcard Album.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; titled Mine Scene In Cripple Creek - Victor District - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00308
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#166]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#166
Used for these Enties:
Gold King [aka El Paso Gold King] - 27   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   Dead Pine - Oliver Shaft - 274   American Eagle - 312   Ajax - 275   Granite - 261   Portland No. 1 - 262   Portland No. 2 - 259   Strong - 271   Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   
This view of Gold Hill from a street in southern Cripple Creek is mislabeled to be an early Victor scene for some unknown reason. 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 area it pictured. I've been unable to pinpoint the street in the foreground, but I think it might be the First Street, possible south Colorado Ave., but I doubt it as this don't look that far up the hill.
* Either way, about center left/right and 1/3 down from top, behind the two-story house in foreground, on get to see the north half of the Cripple Creek Sampler, located up along the M.T. roadbed, with the Short Line railroad below it, having come around the hill at right hand side. Incidentally, the original locating of the sampler was along the F. & C.C. grade seen just below the top/down center on the right-hand side, and would have been hidden by the same two-story house.
* About 1/3 down from top, and 1/3 from left-hand side, a long structure will be seen, that is the Trolley Barn for the High/Low Lines of the Electric System of the Short Line railroad. The big dump just right of the Trolley barn I think is part of the Cripple Creek & Gold Hill Deep Mining & Development Company operations.
* Straight up from the chimney on the before mention 2-story house there is a big dump that I think is part of the Midget operations.
* About center left/right and not fully 1/6 down from top, above the before mention Midget, is the characteristic shape of the large Shaft-House of the Anchoria-Leland mine seen against the sky at top of Gold Hill.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.04.2018 (09:45:19)
Title on Image:
#11-12; Early Day Victor, Colorado Scene
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view of Gold Hill from a street in southern Cripple Creek is mislabeled to be an early Victor scene for some unknown reason. 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 area it pictured. I've been unable to pinpoint the street in the foreground, but I think it might be the First Street, possible south Colorado Ave., but I doubt it as this don't look that far up the hill.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Either way, about center left/right and 1/3 down from top, behind the two-story house in foreground, on get to see the north half of the Cripple Creek Sampler, located up along the M.T. roadbed, with the Short Line railroad below it, having come around the hill at right hand side. Incidentally, the original locating of the sampler was along the F. & C.C. grade seen just below the top/down center on the right-hand side, and would have been hidden by the same two-story house.
graphic for visual presentation of text* About 1/3 down from top, and 1/3 from left-hand side, a long structure will be seen, that is the Trolley Barn for the High/Low Lines of the Electric System of the Short Line railroad. The big dump just right of the Trolley barn I think is part of the Cripple Creek & Gold Hill Deep Mining & Development Company operations.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Straight up from the chimney on the before mention 2-story house there is a big dump that I think is part of the Midget operations.
graphic for visual presentation of text* About center left/right and not fully 1/6 down from top, above the before mention Midget, is the characteristic shape of the large Shaft-House of the Anchoria-Leland mine seen against the sky at top of Gold Hill.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards/Postcard Album.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; titled Early Day Victor, Colorado Scene - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00306
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#161]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#161
Used for these Enties:
Cripple Creek Sampler [along M.T.] - 456   Midget - 57   Anchoria-Leland - 61   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   Dead Pine - Oliver Shaft - 274   American Eagle - 312   Ajax - 275   Granite - 261   Portland No. 1 - 262   Portland No. 2 - 259   Strong - 271   Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   Dead Pine - Oliver Shaft - 274   St. Patrick - 297   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   Mary Cashen - 272   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   Maggie Mine - 893   Jefferson - 290   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   St. Patrick - 297   Maggie Mine - 893   Jefferson - 290   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   St. Patrick - 297   Maggie Mine - 893   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   Dead Pine - Oliver Shaft - 274   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   Mary Cashen - 272   Golconda - 287   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   Maggie Mine - 893   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   Mary Cashen - 272   Golconda - 287   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   Dead Pine - Oliver Shaft - 274   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   
The Ore-chute seen poking out of the crib-wall on the right-hand side is part of the mining operations done by the Rexall Gold Mining Company, which is linked to the Spicer claim (Survey No. 8682), but same ground is crossed by another claim named Mt. Rosa claim (Survey No. 7407).
   While the small brick Church was the Swedish Lutheran Church according to the info on the Sanborn 1908 Victor Fire Insurance Map, found on Sheet 5, block 22. Located on the corner of West Portland Avenue and South Second Street, it also appears on the 1919 Sanborn Fire Insurance map, but not on the 1900. It seems to have occupied part of lot 15 & 16, with street number 203 along Portland Avenue. The structure to the left is Number 207 and is marked as a Dwelling on the Sanborn maps, making it most likely some form of an apartment building.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (23:22:42)
Title on Image:
Swedish Church Victor Colo
Photographer [Date]:
William H. Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Description:
The Ore-chute seen poking out of the crib-wall on the right-hand side is part of the mining operations done by the Rexall Gold Mining Company, which is linked to the Spicer claim (Survey No. 8682), but same ground is crossed by another claim named Mt. Rosa claim (Survey No. 7407).
graphic for visual presentation of text While the small brick Church was the Swedish Lutheran Church according to the info on the Sanborn 1908 Victor Fire Insurance Map, found on Sheet 5, block 22. Located on the corner of West Portland Avenue and South Second Street, it also appears on the 1919 Sanborn Fire Insurance map, but not on the 1900. It seems to have occupied part of lot 15 & 16, with street number 203 along Portland Avenue. The structure to the left is Number 207 and is marked as a Dwelling on the Sanborn maps, making it most likely some form of an apartment building.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; titled Swedish Church Victor Colo - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03105
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#225]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#225
Used for these Enties:
Spicer lode [aka Rexal Mine; Victor Town] - 808   
This image is showing the great Mary McKinney mine in Anaconda with lot of railroad traffic in front of. It shows the business side of the mine in terms of where the coal is brought in for power the mine, and where ore is taken away. Both in and out uses boxcars, the power plant is seen at lower right, with a string of boxcars in front of it. Further on another 3 boxcars are put up to load ore from the mine plant itself, along a spur that used to be dual gauged as both the M.T and the F. & C.C. used this spur to serve this mine. After the closing of the narrow gauge this spur was used to get access down to the El Paso mine way outside the view to the left. Town of Anaconda would have been down the valley at right. Also, in front left another side spur of the M.T. is used to load more boxcars with ore from surrounding mines on Guyot Hill via transfers from horse pulled ore-wagons – which would have been the way most of the mines did transport their ores to the railroads.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (17:03:11)
Title on Image:
Mary McKinney Mine at Anaconda, Colorado.
Photographer [Date]:
William H. Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Description:
This image is showing the great Mary McKinney mine in Anaconda with lot of railroad traffic in front of. It shows the business side of the mine in terms of where the coal is brought in for power the mine, and where ore is taken away. Both in and out uses boxcars, the power plant is seen at lower right, with a string of boxcars in front of it. Further on another 3 boxcars are put up to load ore from the mine plant itself, along a spur that used to be dual gauged as both the M.T and the F. & C.C. used this spur to serve this mine. After the closing of the narrow gauge this spur was used to get access down to the El Paso mine way outside the view to the left. Town of Anaconda would have been down the valley at right. Also, in front left another side spur of the M.T. is used to load more boxcars with ore from surrounding mines on Guyot Hill via transfers from horse pulled ore-wagons – which would have been the way most of the mines did transport their ores to the railroads.
Image Note:
My Collection; From a Postcard type of folder named The Greatest Gold Camp on Earth. Souvenir Folding Card of Cripple Creek District.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher - Published in ????.
  • Page 79; Forgotten Men of Cripple Creek; Leslie Doyle Spell; Copyright 1959 - Published in 1959.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
A-00146
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#75]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#75
Used for these Enties:
Mary McKinney - 136   
   This postcard view of the Thompson Shaft from Elkton Mine sort of helps in telling there was a mine on the Thompson claim where the M.T. switchback up to the Elkton coalbins had its switch.  One can see part of the lower leg of that spur poking up in a fill on the left part of the view - sort of between the two structures seen in the foreground. Head frame is seen behind there again, and a large cut in the rock making up this hill is seen just right of that mine.
   Seen in the foreground is the M.T. mainline tracks, which passed the Elkton mine, and who would be to the right and behind the photographer.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (15:49:18)
Title on Image:
Thompson Shaft (From Elkton Mine)
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This postcard view of the Thompson Shaft from Elkton Mine sort of helps in telling there was a mine on the Thompson claim where the M.T. switchback up to the Elkton coalbins had its switch. One can see part of the lower leg of that spur poking up in a fill on the left part of the view - sort of between the two structures seen in the foreground. Head frame is seen behind there again, and a large cut in the rock making up this hill is seen just right of that mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text Seen in the foreground is the M.T. mainline tracks, which passed the Elkton mine, and who would be to the right and behind the photographer.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00300
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#21]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#21
Used for these Enties:
Thompson Mine [aka Thomson lode] - 157   
This view of Cripple Creek shows the Cripple Creek Enterprise Mining operation at the City Mine, or Cripple Creek City Mine, or other variations of similar names in foreground left, and the massive National Hotel more in center back. It also has a sign to the right of the hotel reading the name of two photographers Schedin & Lehman up on top front of a structure, which should be helpful in dating the image as there should be a way to learn when they did operate in the District, but I do not possess that info at time of this writing (30.03.2018).
   Not the best quality but it is the only one I ever seen so Is hall not complain.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (15:18:25)
Title on Image:
#X2219 - The Old National Hotel at Cripple Creek, Colo (Now Demolished). In Its Hey Day the Largest Hotel in Colorado.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view of Cripple Creek shows the Cripple Creek Enterprise Mining operation at the City Mine, or Cripple Creek City Mine, or other variations of similar names in foreground left, and the massive National Hotel more in center back. It also has a sign to the right of the hotel reading the name of two photographers Schedin & Lehman up on top front of a structure, which should be helpful in dating the image as there should be a way to learn when they did operate in the District, but I do not possess that info at time of this writing (30.03.2018).
graphic for visual presentation of text Not the best quality but it is the only one I ever seen so Is hall not complain.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00224
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#276]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#276
Used for these Enties:
Cripple Creek City Mine [aka City of Cripple Creek Mine] - 896   
This view of Trolley No. M-105, heading for Cripple Creek on the Low Line, is taking just after passing Alamo Junction where there was a side spur for steam trains up to the Index mine ore house. At one time, there was a plan to extend the track up a siding along the Moon-Anchor mine, as far as I know this never happen though - only a road ever went there. Up near top of view, above the Trolley, is seen first the shaft house of the Rittenhouse Mine, then the Short Line grade climbing Gold Hill and then the shaft house and orehouse of the E. Porter-Gold King mine is seen with its cupola plainly poking up of the roof. Near upper left is seen a bad view of the Lexington Mine – easy to pick up due to the long trestle to the quite large ore house of that operation. A water-tank is seen left of that mine.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (13:41:37)
Title on Image:
Trolley on Low Line About 1905
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view of Trolley No. M-105, heading for Cripple Creek on the Low Line, is taking just after passing Alamo Junction where there was a side spur for steam trains up to the Index mine ore house. At one time, there was a plan to extend the track up a siding along the Moon-Anchor mine, as far as I know this never happen though - only a road ever went there. Up near top of view, above the Trolley, is seen first the shaft house of the Rittenhouse Mine, then the Short Line grade climbing Gold Hill and then the shaft house and orehouse of the E. Porter-Gold King mine is seen with its cupola plainly poking up of the roof. Near upper left is seen a bad view of the Lexington Mine – easy to pick up due to the long trestle to the quite large ore house of that operation. A water-tank is seen left of that mine.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by Sanborn; Numbered X2227 - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00225
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#12]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#12
Used for these Enties:
Rittenhouse - 66   E. Porter Gold King - 65   Lexington - 63   
This image is a good one, in spite of the quality being too dark and that it sadly is of the printed type. But, the scene it shows makes it great as it shows the short-lived Switchback branch of the Florence & Cripple Creek that went down Beacon Hill to the Henry Adney & Old Gold mines in the valley below the impressive El Paso Mine, seen with its light colored large ore house and partly built in head frame about 1/3 from top at center of image.
   A little below that at left is the C.K. & N. Mine, seen about middle top/down and in lower right-hand corner is the Henry Adney mine with a couple of F. & C.C. boxcars standing on the track nearby.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (12:34:19)
Title on Image:
#3058; El Paso Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This image is a good one, in spite of the quality being too dark and that it sadly is of the printed type. But, the scene it shows makes it great as it shows the short-lived Switchback branch of the Florence & Cripple Creek that went down Beacon Hill to the Henry Adney & Old Gold mines in the valley below the impressive El Paso Mine, seen with its light colored large ore house and partly built in head frame about 1/3 from top at center of image.
graphic for visual presentation of text A little below that at left is the C.K. & N. Mine, seen about middle top/down and in lower right-hand corner is the Henry Adney mine with a couple of F. & C.C. boxcars standing on the track nearby.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by H.H.T. Co.; Numbered 3058, titled El Paso Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo. - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by H.H.T. Co.; Numbered 3058, titled El Paso Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo. -> slighlty different cropped from source negative - Published in ????.
  • no. 5; Souvenir Postcard Folder with Unknown name as there was no front on my copy - about the Cripple Creek District - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03293
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#244]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#244
Used for these Enties:
C. K. & N. - 126   El Paso - 127   Henry Adney - 332   
Sadly, a not that great printed image of the Moon-Anchor mine structure on Gold Hill. One can see the shape and count windows, and that there are several structures seen here, but not much of details can be seen. I think the smaller peaked roof structure seen just below the ore-house part of the Moon-Anchor is the old Anchor Shaft House.
   In the background, just left of the two large smokestacks, the shaft house of the Anchoria-Leland is seen poking up from behind a dump, and the card is preprinted with 190 so it is made from 1900 onward, and possible the image dated then to 1899 or early 1900.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (12:32:10)
Title on Image:
Moon Anchor Mine - Issued by C. C. & Gold Hill Ry. Co.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Sadly, a not that great printed image of the Moon-Anchor mine structure on Gold Hill. One can see the shape and count windows, and that there are several structures seen here, but not much of details can be seen. I think the smaller peaked roof structure seen just below the ore-house part of the Moon-Anchor is the old Anchor Shaft House.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background, just left of the two large smokestacks, the shaft house of the Anchoria-Leland is seen poking up from behind a dump, and the card is preprinted with 190 so it is made from 1900 onward, and possible the image dated then to 1899 or early 1900.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by C. C. & G. H. Ry. Co.; titled Moon Anchor Mine - Issued by C. C. & Gold Hill Ry. Co. - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01185
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#245]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#245
Used for these Enties:
Moon Anchor - 56   Anchoria-Leland - 61   
The backside mention 407 South 4th street in Victor, Colorado, and how the sender's Grocery Story used the sleight as that was the only way they could manage to drag a few things off to their customers. Lot of snow, but while city structures them self has useful info, I needed this card due to the fact that in the upper left corner one can see a mine shaft structure. That is the Dillon Mine Shaft House, and it is marked as part of the Granite Gold Mining Company. Seen much better in a 2400dpi cropped & enhanced view, but sadly not very sharp. Still, while not a sharp view it is one of the best views I have of this shaft house, and is a good companion to a stereoview from nearly the opposite direction.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (12:26:40)
Title on Image:
How Fraziers Delivered Groceries. Dec., 6, 1913. Victor Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown [06.12.1913]
Description:
The backside mention 407 South 4th street in Victor, Colorado, and how the sender's Grocery Story used the sleight as that was the only way they could manage to drag a few things off to their customers. Lot of snow, but while city structures them self has useful info, I needed this card due to the fact that in the upper left corner one can see a mine shaft structure. That is the Dillon Mine Shaft House, and it is marked as part of the Granite Gold Mining Company. Seen much better in a 2400dpi cropped & enhanced view, but sadly not very sharp. Still, while not a sharp view it is one of the best views I have of this shaft house, and is a good companion to a stereoview from nearly the opposite direction.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards, Enhanced view due to fading of the source.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by unknown.; titled How Fraziers Delivered Groceries. Dec., 6, 1913. Victor Colo. - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01233
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#257]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#257
Used for these Enties:
Dillon [aka W.C. Dillon] - 268   
This Group-Photo of workers, management and equipment at the Portal of the Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel during its construction has been used in an article in the July 1914 edition of the Mining Science journal/magazine, so it predates that date with an unknown time. No names given in neither of my sources for this image, but there are many men here.
   Image shows 8-ore-cars filled with rock from the tunnel work, also three horses are held in front of the cars, uncertain if they where the motive power used to haul the cars out of the tunnel. There are also some other foot powered rail cycle types shown, a shed makes up some of the background, a compressor building of some sort as there is a large pipe coming from it into the tunnel opening.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (12:24:36)
Title on Image:
Portal of the Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel During its Construction.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This Group-Photo of workers, management and equipment at the Portal of the Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel during its construction has been used in an article in the July 1914 edition of the Mining Science journal/magazine, so it predates that date with an unknown time. No names given in neither of my sources for this image, but there are many men here.
graphic for visual presentation of text Image shows 8-ore-cars filled with rock from the tunnel work, also three horses are held in front of the cars, uncertain if they where the motive power used to haul the cars out of the tunnel. There are also some other foot powered rail cycle types shown, a shed makes up some of the background, a compressor building of some sort as there is a large pipe coming from it into the tunnel opening.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards, enhanced 300dpi scan.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03501
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#258]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#258
Used for these Enties:
Roosevelt Tunnel - 916   
This postcard was to lovely to miss out, even if I have another copy of it... A great view of the Portal of the great Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel, marked as photo by L.J. Oakes while my other copy says Victor Studio, and they both are marked as a ''The Top of the World Foto Company'' postcard on the backside. One of my cards is post marked August 15, 1912 so that help date this image as it must have been taken at least the day before that date, most likely months, possible even year(s) before.
   The scene is showing the water rushing out from the tunnel so the work on it must somehow have either stopped for a while, or even be looked upon as finished, I do not know. There is a lot of water coming so possible there is a story behind this image.
   What I see when I compare this to another postcard that did show people and equipment is that the large pipe for compressed air that was running out from the tunnel, connecting to the structure just right of the tunnel, that is missing in this scene.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (12:22:54)
Title on Image:
Roosevelt Deep Drainage Tunnel.
Photographer [Date]:
L.J. Oakes
Description:
This postcard was to lovely to miss out, even if I have another copy of it... A great view of the Portal of the great Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel, marked as photo by L.J. Oakes while my other copy says Victor Studio, and they both are marked as a ''The Top of the World Foto Company'' postcard on the backside. One of my cards is post marked August 15, 1912 so that help date this image as it must have been taken at least the day before that date, most likely months, possible even year(s) before.
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene is showing the water rushing out from the tunnel so the work on it must somehow have either stopped for a while, or even be looked upon as finished, I do not know. There is a lot of water coming so possible there is a story behind this image.
graphic for visual presentation of text What I see when I compare this to another postcard that did show people and equipment is that the large pipe for compressed air that was running out from the tunnel, connecting to the structure just right of the tunnel, that is missing in this scene.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by The Top of the World Foto Company; titled Roosevelt Deep Drainage Tunnel Oakes Foto - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by The Top of the World Foto Company; titled Portal Roosevelt Tunnel Victor Studio - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03502
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#259]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#259
Used for these Enties:
Roosevelt Tunnel - 916   
This is the second version of this card I've seen, different crop where there is a little more seen at the bottom and on the left-hand side, in terms of a millimeter or three. Marked as H & H, Cripple Creek, 09 – making this a view by either Hileman or Hill as they worked together at this time. I've also seen a version of this view where the left upper side has some hill visible, but both my cards have that missing in the faded distance.
   I think the background right is showing part of what was to become Portland Mill on top of Battle Mountain, while the head frame and high tower like structure in background against the sky just right of the center left/right is from what I'm able to gather, the Portland No. 2 Shaft & headframe, as it looks very much like some other views I have of it. I felt it was too visible from this angle, but I've been unsuccessful to find any other mine in that area to fit, so it must be the Portland No. 2 shaft.
   The railroad track in lower left is the Short Line/High Line roadbed going towards town of Independence and the route down passed Goldfield and into Victor, while the railroad tracks seen nearly buried in the dumps at the Last Dollar mine is the side-spur of the Golden Circle 3-foot track going towards the Vindicator Mines and for a short while the Black Sampler at Victor Pass.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (12:20:47)
Title on Image:
Last Dollar Mine
Photographer [Date]:
H. & H. Studio [Hileman & Hill]
Description:
This is the second version of this card I've seen, different crop where there is a little more seen at the bottom and on the left-hand side, in terms of a millimeter or three. Marked as H & H, Cripple Creek, 09 – making this a view by either Hileman or Hill as they worked together at this time. I've also seen a version of this view where the left upper side has some hill visible, but both my cards have that missing in the faded distance.
graphic for visual presentation of text I think the background right is showing part of what was to become Portland Mill on top of Battle Mountain, while the head frame and high tower like structure in background against the sky just right of the center left/right is from what I'm able to gather, the Portland No. 2 Shaft & headframe, as it looks very much like some other views I have of it. I felt it was too visible from this angle, but I've been unsuccessful to find any other mine in that area to fit, so it must be the Portland No. 2 shaft.
graphic for visual presentation of text The railroad track in lower left is the Short Line/High Line roadbed going towards town of Independence and the route down passed Goldfield and into Victor, while the railroad tracks seen nearly buried in the dumps at the Last Dollar mine is the side-spur of the Golden Circle 3-foot track going towards the Vindicator Mines and for a short while the Black Sampler at Victor Pass.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by Unknown; titled Last Dollar Mine H. & H. Cripple Creek. 09 [crop version 1] - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by Unknown; titled Last Dollar Mine H. & H. Cripple Creek. 09 [crop version 2] - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03504
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#260]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#260
Used for these Enties:
Last Dollar - 238   Portland No. 2 - 259   Portland Mill [aka Victor Mill (On Battle Mountain)] - 922   
This view of the Strong Mine is quite a good one to tell how it looked sometime in 1909 when T.J. Hileman took the photo which was the base for this postcard view presented here. Down left is the yard of the F. & C.C. railroad, while the mainline of the Victor branch of the M.T. is shown entering the scene along the right-hand side, where there is also a side-spur for delivering coal to the powerplant of the Strong Mine for their operations, seen here with a single M.T, boxcar (no. 211) parked on the trestle, while the mainline where passenger trains was running is this side of that trestle, dropping downgrade to reach the Depot not seen in this view due to be behind the Strong Mine Ore-house.
   Just behind the before mention ore-house is the Ore-house and headframe of the Mary Cashen Mine seen, with dumps around it and some of their cribbing's is seen behind the big truss bridge coming out of the Strong Mine Ore-House, extending across the F. & C.C. yard unto another smaller bridge and taking it to a rock-house outside this view which delivered dump ore to Short Line cars to be used as ballast, fill-mass and similar along the lines, from what I have understood it as.
   Up near right top corner the dumps and Shaft House of the Ajax Mine is seen poking up into the sky, and about center left-right and about 1/5 down from top, there is the dump of the Nellie V. Mine with a smaller two-post Head Frame and a hoist house and shed together as a long structure from what I can gather in a high dpi scan of this view. This do not match what Sanborn 1908 say the Nellie V. mine was to look like, as that say it is a shaft house type of structure.
   I wonder if I see the Columbine Tunnel or if it is another one which is seen a distance to the left of the extension of Diamond Avenue up to the M.T. tracks in the higher dpi scans. Seen about 1/5 in from the left-hand side and 2/5 down from the top, a dump is there in addition to a tunnel portal and some sheds to the left of the adit opening.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (12:10:52)
Title on Image:
Strong Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1909]
Description:
This view of the Strong Mine is quite a good one to tell how it looked sometime in 1909 when T.J. Hileman took the photo which was the base for this postcard view presented here. Down left is the yard of the F. & C.C. railroad, while the mainline of the Victor branch of the M.T. is shown entering the scene along the right-hand side, where there is also a side-spur for delivering coal to the powerplant of the Strong Mine for their operations, seen here with a single M.T, boxcar (no. 211) parked on the trestle, while the mainline where passenger trains was running is this side of that trestle, dropping downgrade to reach the Depot not seen in this view due to be behind the Strong Mine Ore-house.
graphic for visual presentation of text Just behind the before mention ore-house is the Ore-house and headframe of the Mary Cashen Mine seen, with dumps around it and some of their cribbing's is seen behind the big truss bridge coming out of the Strong Mine Ore-House, extending across the F. & C.C. yard unto another smaller bridge and taking it to a rock-house outside this view which delivered dump ore to Short Line cars to be used as ballast, fill-mass and similar along the lines, from what I have understood it as.
graphic for visual presentation of text Up near right top corner the dumps and Shaft House of the Ajax Mine is seen poking up into the sky, and about center left-right and about 1/5 down from top, there is the dump of the Nellie V. Mine with a smaller two-post Head Frame and a hoist house and shed together as a long structure from what I can gather in a high dpi scan of this view. This do not match what Sanborn 1908 say the Nellie V. mine was to look like, as that say it is a shaft house type of structure.
graphic for visual presentation of text I wonder if I see the Columbine Tunnel or if it is another one which is seen a distance to the left of the extension of Diamond Avenue up to the M.T. tracks in the higher dpi scans. Seen about 1/5 in from the left-hand side and 2/5 down from the top, a dump is there in addition to a tunnel portal and some sheds to the left of the adit opening.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards [Crop Version 2].
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; titled Strong Mine Photo By Hileman, C.C. 09 [crop version 2] - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; titled Strong Mine Photo By Hileman, C.C. 09 [crop version 1] - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03506
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#262]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#262
Used for these Enties:
Strong - 271   Ajax - 275   Nellie V. - 277   
   This view of the Vindicator No. 1 surface structures is showing clearly how the trouble of getting rid of all the dump ore has made the whole area change into dumps and a myriad of pieces of structures, man-made things, rails and so on.
   The quality is not perfect on this card so details in the background is more lost then I like, but on the left-hand side, about 2/5 down from top, the High Line is entering the image, while a little bit lower there should be some dual gauge tracks as it was shared between the Golden Circle and the Midland Terminal, at least for a short time, can't tell from this image if they still do or not.
   What I can say is that the dual gauge track running this side of the Powder House seen near center top/down at left-hand side (with the curved roof, walls made in stone), and that the wood structure to the right is per Sanborn 1908 (sheet 15 of Victor set) a Store House, before the railroad ran between the whitish structure just to the left of the large smokestacks, and the darker brick structure with the dark roof hidden partly behind that before mention whitish structure that Sanborn indicates is the Powerplant for the Vindicator, while the brick structure was the Engine House/Hoist house.
   There is much in this scene, the covered walkway, seen about center top/down on the right half of the image, is running across a structure given to be an Ore-House, possible at one time connected to a railroad spur on the side we do not see, as the Short Line has its mainline down to Victor on the other side of it. The covered walkway ends in another Ore-House, one that still stands, partly, in the District if I am not too much mistaken, and which has a side-spur running through it, coming down the hill via a switchback spur seen partly in its various levels at the left-hand side.
   In the background, hiding behind the before mention walkway, the roofs of what is left of the old Lillie Mine structures, reused as a mill plant, is seen poking up, hard to tell how it looked below the roof, but comparing this to known views of the Lilly/Lillie Mine the top tower part is removed by the time this view was photographed.
--- Backside has some handwritten notes:
Your card at hand. Like to had some of those fish you got. The weather has been fine here so far, this is a picture of the mine you remember it well. As ever your little friend Noel Y.
---
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (12:06:47)
Title on Image:
Vindicator #1
Photographer [Date]:
H. & H. Studio [Hileman & Hill]
Description:
This view of the Vindicator No. 1 surface structures is showing clearly how the trouble of getting rid of all the dump ore has made the whole area change into dumps and a myriad of pieces of structures, man-made things, rails and so on.
graphic for visual presentation of text The quality is not perfect on this card so details in the background is more lost then I like, but on the left-hand side, about 2/5 down from top, the High Line is entering the image, while a little bit lower there should be some dual gauge tracks as it was shared between the Golden Circle and the Midland Terminal, at least for a short time, can't tell from this image if they still do or not.
graphic for visual presentation of text What I can say is that the dual gauge track running this side of the Powder House seen near center top/down at left-hand side (with the curved roof, walls made in stone), and that the wood structure to the right is per Sanborn 1908 (sheet 15 of Victor set) a Store House, before the railroad ran between the whitish structure just to the left of the large smokestacks, and the darker brick structure with the dark roof hidden partly behind that before mention whitish structure that Sanborn indicates is the Powerplant for the Vindicator, while the brick structure was the Engine House/Hoist house.
graphic for visual presentation of text There is much in this scene, the covered walkway, seen about center top/down on the right half of the image, is running across a structure given to be an Ore-House, possible at one time connected to a railroad spur on the side we do not see, as the Short Line has its mainline down to Victor on the other side of it. The covered walkway ends in another Ore-House, one that still stands, partly, in the District if I am not too much mistaken, and which has a side-spur running through it, coming down the hill via a switchback spur seen partly in its various levels at the left-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background, hiding behind the before mention walkway, the roofs of what is left of the old Lillie Mine structures, reused as a mill plant, is seen poking up, hard to tell how it looked below the roof, but comparing this to known views of the Lilly/Lillie Mine the top tower part is removed by the time this view was photographed.
graphic for visual presentation of text--- Backside has some handwritten notes:
graphic for visual presentation of textYour card at hand. Like to had some of those fish you got. The weather has been fine here so far, this is a picture of the mine you remember it well. As ever your little friend Noel Y.
graphic for visual presentation of text---
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards, enhanced from my 300dpi scan.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03523
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#264]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#264
Used for these Enties:
Vindicator No. 1 - 233   
This view and similar angled ones must be the most common view of Cripple Creek I believe! I've seen them in dozens of postcards, photographs in books and other printed mediums, and in at least a couple of variations. While this particular edition is by time of writing (28.03.2018) known to me with 12 uses ranging from postcard folders to postcards them self, but I don't have an overview of uses in books except for a very few books, so I assume that number will grow larger if I ever get around to make list of images used in all books I've seen.
      In foreground left, about 1/4 up from bottom and about 1/7 in from left-hand side is the surface structures of the Moon-Anchor mine, with the roadbed of the High Line electric, and the Short Line railroad, on this side of the structure, even if this is not the best view to pick those out though. Near Bottom of the image the original High Line Electric roadbed is seen climbing from left and disappearing about center sideways at the bottom. Can also be seen coming uphill from almost bottom right, where if the view had been a better one, one should have seen both the Trolley Line and the Short Line tracks run uphill from right towards left.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (12:00:54)
Title on Image:
Bird's-Eye View, Cripple Creek.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view and similar angled ones must be the most common view of Cripple Creek I believe! I've seen them in dozens of postcards, photographs in books and other printed mediums, and in at least a couple of variations. While this particular edition is by time of writing (28.03.2018) known to me with 12 uses ranging from postcard folders to postcards them self, but I don't have an overview of uses in books except for a very few books, so I assume that number will grow larger if I ever get around to make list of images used in all books I've seen.
graphic for visual presentation of text In foreground left, about 1/4 up from bottom and about 1/7 in from left-hand side is the surface structures of the Moon-Anchor mine, with the roadbed of the High Line electric, and the Short Line railroad, on this side of the structure, even if this is not the best view to pick those out though. Near Bottom of the image the original High Line Electric roadbed is seen climbing from left and disappearing about center sideways at the bottom. Can also be seen coming uphill from almost bottom right, where if the view had been a better one, one should have seen both the Trolley Line and the Short Line tracks run uphill from right towards left.
Image Note:
My Collection; View is number 18 in a Postcard Folder called Souvenir Folding Card of the Cripple Creek District.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • no. 18; Souvenir Postcard Folder titled Souvenir Folding Card of the Cripple Creek District - Published in ????.
  • no. 20; Souvenir Postcard Folder titled The Greatest Gold Camp On Earth. Souvenir Folding Card of Cripple Creek District - Published in ????.
  • no. 15; Folding Book titled A Chain of Gold Cities in the Cripple Creek District; published around 1905 - Published in 1905.
  • Postcard; unknown Publisher; titled Bird's-Eye View, Cripple Creek, Colo. - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by Owen Bros. Co.; Numbered 1560 G. [also 96818]; titled Bird's Eye View of Cripple Creek, Colo. - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; unknown Publisher; titled Cripple Creek, Colorado. - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; unknown Publisher; titled Bird's Eye View of Cripple Creek, Colo. - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by The Bay State Novelty Company; Numbered 1627 G,; titled Bird's Eye View of Cripple Creek, Colo.; crop version difference - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by The Bay State Novelty Company; Numbered 1627 G,; titled Bird's Eye View of Cripple Creek, Colo.; crop version difference - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by The Bay State Novelty Company; Numbered 1627 G,; titled Bird's Eye View of Cripple Creek, Colo.; crop version difference - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by The Bay State Novelty Company; Numbered 1627 G,; titled Bird's Eye View of Cripple Creek, Colo.; crop version difference - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
A-00451
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#275]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#275
Used for these Enties:
Moon Anchor - 56   
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
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Gold Coin - 288   
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
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Gold Coin - 288   
I've seen this view as two postcard versions and one photograph, but none of them has given anymore info then that this is someplace underground at the Dexter Mine on Bull Hill, no level info ever been given.
   The view is of 3 miners sort of posing for a photo at a chute with a at the corner of a curve in the underground works. One man is sitting partly on his knee and is working a hammer and chisel with his left arm holding the hammer unless the photo is a mirror copy of the original scene, as I've seen happen before in other images. The other two men has their backs at the photographer and seems to be working the chute to fill a bucket sitting on top of a wheel setup pulled away from the rails.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (11:20:04)
Title on Image:
Dexter Mine Victor, Colo
Photographer [Date]:
William H. Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Description:
I've seen this view as two postcard versions and one photograph, but none of them has given anymore info then that this is someplace underground at the Dexter Mine on Bull Hill, no level info ever been given.
graphic for visual presentation of text The view is of 3 miners sort of posing for a photo at a chute with a at the corner of a curve in the underground works. One man is sitting partly on his knee and is working a hammer and chisel with his left arm holding the hammer unless the photo is a mirror copy of the original scene, as I've seen happen before in other images. The other two men has their backs at the photographer and seems to be working the chute to fill a bucket sitting on top of a wheel setup pulled away from the rails.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03553
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#270]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#270
Used for these Enties:
Dexter - 330   
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.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (11:19:49)
Title on Image:
Reduction Works, Colorado City, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
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.
graphic for visual presentation of text 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.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02181
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#271]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#271
Used for these Enties:
Colorado-Philadelphia Mill [aka Colorado-Philadelphia Reduction Company Works] - 890   Standard Mill [aka Colorado-Standard Mill] - 1047   
   Sadly, this view is not a good quality view, neither on this card or the other postcard I've seen used for from the source negative by O.E. Masters. No date is given with this view, and I can't tell if there are dual gauge tracks or not along the mine structure, but I see several boxcars on the M.T. siding opposite the mine so the view is at least while the railroad is still active in the District.
   There is a Franklin 1-cent Green Stamp on the backside, but no postmark, neither any writings on the card so no date help there either.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (11:19:16)
Title on Image:
Mary McKinney Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
O.E. Masters
Description:
Sadly, this view is not a good quality view, neither on this card or the other postcard I've seen used for from the source negative by O.E. Masters. No date is given with this view, and I can't tell if there are dual gauge tracks or not along the mine structure, but I see several boxcars on the M.T. siding opposite the mine so the view is at least while the railroad is still active in the District.
graphic for visual presentation of text There is a Franklin 1-cent Green Stamp on the backside, but no postmark, neither any writings on the card so no date help there either.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; unknown publisher; titled Mary McKinnie Mine below the image, nearly identical to this view. - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00633
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#273]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#273
Used for these Enties:
Mary McKinney - 136   
I never seen this view as a photograph, only as the printed image used for this postcard and two kind of postcard folders, where there where small images included inside one larger postcard view. This is a nice view of the large operations going down at the Findley Mine, with several smaller dumps seen in the distance, all on Bull Hill, looking westerly.
   In the foreground several railroad cars on spurs belonging to the Golden Circle 3-foot railroad can be seen, and I would suspect the home seen in lower right is considered to be part of the Independence townsite even if I can't really see the town itself as that is outside the view at bottom.
   The first two tracks from bottom up is sidings used to collect ore from horse run wagons from the many smaller mines in the area, while the spur just going to the bottom part of the right-hand bottom corner is a spur I've seen being connected to mine named Deadwood No. 2 if I've read images I've seen correctly. While the track going of into the right-hand side of the lower right bottom, that is part of the Golden Circle mainline that used to run passed the Independence Depot and unto the end loop at Vista Grande, sort of outside the view twice the width or so of this card to the right, higher up, behind the hill.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (11:18:57)
Title on Image:
Findley Mine, Cripple Creek District
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
I never seen this view as a photograph, only as the printed image used for this postcard and two kind of postcard folders, where there where small images included inside one larger postcard view. This is a nice view of the large operations going down at the Findley Mine, with several smaller dumps seen in the distance, all on Bull Hill, looking westerly.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the foreground several railroad cars on spurs belonging to the Golden Circle 3-foot railroad can be seen, and I would suspect the home seen in lower right is considered to be part of the Independence townsite even if I can't really see the town itself as that is outside the view at bottom.
graphic for visual presentation of text The first two tracks from bottom up is sidings used to collect ore from horse run wagons from the many smaller mines in the area, while the spur just going to the bottom part of the right-hand bottom corner is a spur I've seen being connected to mine named Deadwood No. 2 if I've read images I've seen correctly. While the track going of into the right-hand side of the lower right bottom, that is part of the Golden Circle mainline that used to run passed the Independence Depot and unto the end loop at Vista Grande, sort of outside the view twice the width or so of this card to the right, higher up, behind the hill.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • no. ?; Souvenir Postcard titled Serie 877. Souvenir of Cripple Creek, Colo. altitude 9600 feet. - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00635
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#274]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#274
Used for these Enties:
Findley - 216   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   
This view of an early Victor town, taken from the Independence Shaft House, shows quite a large shaft house of the Strong Mine up front where it lays on Battle Mountain.
There has been done some grading for the soon to come F. & C.C. railroad below the mine, and further west, as there is a fill seen just west of, or at the spot, where the Victor Depot was to come. Further west, near the right-hand side, there is a cut seen and the street in front of that cut is to be known as 4th Street and the future site of the Gold Coin operations. Sanborn for 1894 (December) shows the St. James Hotel here, and I think that is what I read on the full view seen at the DPL link for the structure seen at right of the cut.
All this make this an early 1894 photograph due to the grading done for the railroad. Possible around March, or April, but before end of May as by the 25th of May the Strong Mine is blown to pieces to set an example during Labor conflicts in the District.
Media Info Last Updated:
27.01.2018 (15:50:56)
Title on Image:
Victor Colo. From Independence Shaft House.
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan [1894]
Description:
This view of an early Victor town, taken from the Independence Shaft House, shows quite a large shaft house of the Strong Mine up front where it lays on Battle Mountain.
graphic for visual presentation of textThere has been done some grading for the soon to come F. & C.C. railroad below the mine, and further west, as there is a fill seen just west of, or at the spot, where the Victor Depot was to come. Further west, near the right-hand side, there is a cut seen and the street in front of that cut is to be known as 4th Street and the future site of the Gold Coin operations. Sanborn for 1894 (December) shows the St. James Hotel here, and I think that is what I read on the full view seen at the DPL link for the structure seen at right of the cut.
graphic for visual presentation of textAll this make this an early 1894 photograph due to the grading done for the railroad. Possible around March, or April, but before end of May as by the 25th of May the Strong Mine is blown to pieces to set an example during Labor conflicts in the District.
Image Note:
My Collection; Cropped away the cardboard frame, and enhanced it a little as it was somewhat faded.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 257; Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad - Forty Miles to Fortune; Allan C. Lewis - Published in 2002.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03082
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#74]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#74
Used for these Enties:
Strong - 271   
This view of the Last Dollar Mine is photographed same day and time as a more common seen view from nearly same location, where the photographer Harlan as moved closer to the Golden Circle trackage seen near lower left corner, to avoid that telegraph pole in the foreground near right-hand side.
In both views, there is a man dumping an ore-car about 1/4 in from left-hand side on this view, in front of the covered gangway from mine to the ore-house seen near left-hand side. The ore-house was connected to another Golden Circle spur, which also went on to other mines around the town of Independence, while the track in the foreground is the mainline going towards Victor mine high up on Bull Cliffs/Hills.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.01.2018 (15:51:55)
Title on Image:
The Last Dollar Mine.
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
This view of the Last Dollar Mine is photographed same day and time as a more common seen view from nearly same location, where the photographer Harlan as moved closer to the Golden Circle trackage seen near lower left corner, to avoid that telegraph pole in the foreground near right-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of textIn both views, there is a man dumping an ore-car about 1/4 in from left-hand side on this view, in front of the covered gangway from mine to the ore-house seen near left-hand side. The ore-house was connected to another Golden Circle spur, which also went on to other mines around the town of Independence, while the track in the foreground is the mainline going towards Victor mine high up on Bull Cliffs/Hills.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 14 in a 1901 book named Program of Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 14; Program of Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress - Cripple Creek, Colorado, July 16, 17, 18, 19, 1901 - Published in 1901.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01297
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#170]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#170
Used for these Enties:
Last Dollar - 238   
--- Text on backside:
   No. 1 - 2 - 3 are shafts of the Vindicator mine, which is the largest mine here. They work a great many men. Have one mill here and one at the Springs. They are building a new one here that will use the new oil flotatation system.
   X Was the Golden Cycle mine, it now belongs to the Vindicator.
   These mines have produced many millions of dollars, nearly as much as the Portland, and have still millions in sight.
--- End Text on Backside ---
-> I've seen it mention in a mining magazine from May 1915 that the Golden Cycle was sold to the Vindicator, hence this image must be from sometime after this timeframe.
Media Info Last Updated:
24.12.2017 (15:38:31)
Title on Image:
Vindicator Shaft Nos. 1, 2, and 3
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown [1934]
Description:
--- Text on backside:
graphic for visual presentation of text No. 1 - 2 - 3 are shafts of the Vindicator mine, which is the largest mine here. They work a great many men. Have one mill here and one at the Springs. They are building a new one here that will use the new oil flotatation system.
graphic for visual presentation of text X Was the Golden Cycle mine, it now belongs to the Vindicator.
graphic for visual presentation of text These mines have produced many millions of dollars, nearly as much as the Portland, and have still millions in sight.
graphic for visual presentation of text--- End Text on Backside ---
graphic for visual presentation of text-> I've seen it mention in a mining magazine from May 1915 that the Golden Cycle was sold to the Vindicator, hence this image must be from sometime after this timeframe.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00481
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#256]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#256
Used for these Enties:
Vindicator No. 1 - 233   Vindicator No. 2 - 232   Golden Cycle - 244   
This view from August 1928 is not the best view I've seen, but being dated it do help tell how this area looked at that date in time, and that is always nice. The photographer took this view looking south across Squaw Gulch towards the Huge dumps of the Mary McKinney Mine, seen behind the dump, the Crib-Wall, and with Raven Hill making up the background left.
There are smaller dumps on Raven Hill, and one single head frame is seen, not fully sure which mine this was part of, I know the Work Company mines was in this area, but this mine head frame name escapes me at this time.
Media Info Last Updated:
24.12.2017 (13:55:39)
Title on Image:
View Across Squaw Gulch at the Huge Crib Wall, Dumps and Structure of the Mary Mckinney Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown [24.08.1928]
Description:
This view from August 1928 is not the best view I've seen, but being dated it do help tell how this area looked at that date in time, and that is always nice. The photographer took this view looking south across Squaw Gulch towards the Huge dumps of the Mary McKinney Mine, seen behind the dump, the Crib-Wall, and with Raven Hill making up the background left.
graphic for visual presentation of textThere are smaller dumps on Raven Hill, and one single head frame is seen, not fully sure which mine this was part of, I know the Work Company mines was in this area, but this mine head frame name escapes me at this time.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03420
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#255]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#255
Used for these Enties:
Mary McKinney - 136   
This bad quality view shows most of the structures making up this large mill operation near the Colorado Midland tracks in Colorado City.
Media Info Last Updated:
12.12.2017 (12:02:22)
Title on Image:
The Colorado-Philadelphia Reduction Co. Colorado City
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This bad quality view shows most of the structures making up this large mill operation near the Colorado Midland tracks in Colorado City.
Image Note:
From page 11 in the Mining and Metallurgical Journal August 1, 1898 (Vol 19, No 9).
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 70; Colorado State Mining Directory 1898 - Published in 1898.
  • Page 11; The Mining and Metallurgical Journal August 1, 1898 (Vol 19, No 9) - Published in 1898.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00386
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#63]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#63
Used for these Enties:
Colorado-Philadelphia Mill [aka Colorado-Philadelphia Reduction Company Works] - 890   
Photo is marked as showing the Flow of Water from the Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel after cutting the second water course, but as there is no date given it is hard to judge any date this might been taken, but I assume this view is from when they hit the second water course, possible around end of 1908.
   In the upper part of this view is seen support structures at the portal area, when comparing this to the image showing the First Flow there is now a shed around the smokestack seen near left side of the before mention image and also seen poking up from the roof just left of the water tank near upper left. The water is coming from the tunnel, located behind the shed, which in turn is behind the water tank seen.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.11.2017 (12:20:39)
Title on Image:
Flow after second water course was cut, Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Photo is marked as showing the Flow of Water from the Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel after cutting the second water course, but as there is no date given it is hard to judge any date this might been taken, but I assume this view is from when they hit the second water course, possible around end of 1908.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the upper part of this view is seen support structures at the portal area, when comparing this to the image showing the First Flow there is now a shed around the smokestack seen near left side of the before mention image and also seen poking up from the roof just left of the water tank near upper left. The water is coming from the tunnel, located behind the shed, which in turn is behind the water tank seen.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02702
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#254]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#254
Used for these Enties:
Roosevelt Tunnel - 916   
Photo is marked as showing the First Flow of Water from the Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel, but there is no date given so it is hard to judge if this is after the completion of the tunnel or during the work in it as it did drain water along the way when they dug into the hillsides of the District. I've got a companion photo talking about the flow after the second water course, so I assume this view is from when they hit the first water course, possible around October 1908.
   In the upper part of this view is seen support structures at the portal area, at least four shed like structures, and a water tank for some sort of use unknown to me, with the new waterfall coming from the tunnel, most likely located behind the shed, which in turn is behind the water tank seen.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.11.2017 (12:05:44)
Title on Image:
1st flow of water from Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Photo is marked as showing the First Flow of Water from the Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel, but there is no date given so it is hard to judge if this is after the completion of the tunnel or during the work in it as it did drain water along the way when they dug into the hillsides of the District. I've got a companion photo talking about the flow after the second water course, so I assume this view is from when they hit the first water course, possible around October 1908.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the upper part of this view is seen support structures at the portal area, at least four shed like structures, and a water tank for some sort of use unknown to me, with the new waterfall coming from the tunnel, most likely located behind the shed, which in turn is behind the water tank seen.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02701
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#253]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#253
Used for these Enties:
Roosevelt Tunnel - 916   
This view is dated 1934 by whoever wrote the title on the backside of the image, where it is also stamped with the name of the photographer. I think the man stood at the Buena Vista dump/mine, on the north slope of Bull Hill, with Bull Cliffs visible in right background, and by pointing his camera southeast got this view with the headframe of the Isabella Mine's Lee Shaft, and its Ore-bin to the left, where there also is a side-spur in a switchback type of run down from the old Golden Circle mainline, but by now standard gauged by the Midland Terminal.
   First leg of the switchback is seen behind the headframe, and going down from right to left, and then the lower leg of it can be seen coming down a curve about center of view right/left and a little above middle top/down, where it goes down to the Ore-bin seen left of the Headframe.
   In the background is seen what is left of the Victor Mine, a dump and a crib-wall is seen along the skyline just up from the Lee shaft ore-bin, the old mainline of the Golden Circle used to run on the right-and side of that cribbing.
Media Info Last Updated:
14.11.2017 (16:59:26)
Title on Image:
North Slope of Bull Hill - Showing Isabella Property (Bull Cliffs at Right)
Photographer [Date]:
Harry L. Standley [1934]
Description:
This view is dated 1934 by whoever wrote the title on the backside of the image, where it is also stamped with the name of the photographer. I think the man stood at the Buena Vista dump/mine, on the north slope of Bull Hill, with Bull Cliffs visible in right background, and by pointing his camera southeast got this view with the headframe of the Isabella Mine's Lee Shaft, and its Ore-bin to the left, where there also is a side-spur in a switchback type of run down from the old Golden Circle mainline, but by now standard gauged by the Midland Terminal.
graphic for visual presentation of text First leg of the switchback is seen behind the headframe, and going down from right to left, and then the lower leg of it can be seen coming down a curve about center of view right/left and a little above middle top/down, where it goes down to the Ore-bin seen left of the Headframe.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background is seen what is left of the Victor Mine, a dump and a crib-wall is seen along the skyline just up from the Lee shaft ore-bin, the old mainline of the Golden Circle used to run on the right-and side of that cribbing.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02361
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#249]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#249
Used for these Enties:
Lee Mine [aka Lee Shaft; Lee-Isabella; Isabella Mine] - 111   Victor Mine - 224   
The Date of 1934 comes from the backside of this image, where it been handwritten together with pieces of text as this came from a Newspaper Archive, mention Sunday Section and what I think say 3 columns, no Newspaper name mention.
   This view towards the Vindicator Mine operations, on eastern part of Bull Hill, has some of the still existing Midland Terminal tracks in the foreground, which at one time in the past might been part of either the High Line Trolley operations of the Electric Division of the Short Line, or even possible the narrow gauge Golden Circle operation, as this view is from near the Last Dollar mine, just can't tell exactly where.
   The Vindicator Mine dominates with its huge dumps the more background part of this image, with a huge string of boxcars in the Bull Hill Yards of the M.T. making up the background scene behind the more top part of the headframe of the Vindicator, and of course the mountains in the horizon background.
   About 1/3 up from bottom and about 3/7 in from right-hand side, there is a large Ore-bin or an Ore-house, that might have been part of the Longfellow Operations, where there is also a smaller headframe this side of that bin/house visible not too far away. Across the tracks seen curving away toward right is where the former Independence Depot along M.T. was located.
Media Info Last Updated:
12.11.2017 (12:32:08)
Title on Image:
A View towards the Vindicator Mine on the Southeast Slope of Bull Hill, M.T. Bull Hill Yard in Background.
Photographer [Date]:
Harry L. Standley [1934]
Description:
The Date of 1934 comes from the backside of this image, where it been handwritten together with pieces of text as this came from a Newspaper Archive, mention Sunday Section and what I think say 3 columns, no Newspaper name mention.
graphic for visual presentation of text This view towards the Vindicator Mine operations, on eastern part of Bull Hill, has some of the still existing Midland Terminal tracks in the foreground, which at one time in the past might been part of either the High Line Trolley operations of the Electric Division of the Short Line, or even possible the narrow gauge Golden Circle operation, as this view is from near the Last Dollar mine, just can't tell exactly where.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Vindicator Mine dominates with its huge dumps the more background part of this image, with a huge string of boxcars in the Bull Hill Yards of the M.T. making up the background scene behind the more top part of the headframe of the Vindicator, and of course the mountains in the horizon background.
graphic for visual presentation of text About 1/3 up from bottom and about 3/7 in from right-hand side, there is a large Ore-bin or an Ore-house, that might have been part of the Longfellow Operations, where there is also a smaller headframe this side of that bin/house visible not too far away. Across the tracks seen curving away toward right is where the former Independence Depot along M.T. was located.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02360
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#247]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#247
Used for these Enties:
Vindicator No. 1 - 233   Longfellow Mine - 235   
This is a nice view, and I found it quite amazing to see that even by 1968 these mine structures, ore houses and such of the Anaconda Mine was still standing, but 40 more years passing by and none is left except Blacksmith when I did visit the area, and now that too had to yield for the open pit mine...
   The Road in front of the Ore-House was the former F. & C.C. roadbed, which turned into a road when that railroad was gone, and which was later the main road between Victor and Cripple Creek towns, but today all this is gone, road and everything.
   Closest to the road is the Anaconda mine Orehouse, with the Blacksmith and its cupola visible behind it, and to the right is what appears to be a tunnel opening and a shed like structure. Behind the structures is the former roadbed of the Midland Terminal seen, coming from left-hand side on a small fill, and entering a cut behind the shed/possible powerplant structure, before leaving the image at the right-hand side, all this at about middle top/down.
Media Info Last Updated:
04.10.2017 (11:11:56)
Title on Image:
A View at the Ore House at the Anaconda Mine, Along the Cripple Creek Road to Victor, Colorado
Photographer [Date]:
Jim/James Dunn [1968]
Description:
This is a nice view, and I found it quite amazing to see that even by 1968 these mine structures, ore houses and such of the Anaconda Mine was still standing, but 40 more years passing by and none is left except Blacksmith when I did visit the area, and now that too had to yield for the open pit mine...
graphic for visual presentation of text The Road in front of the Ore-House was the former F. & C.C. roadbed, which turned into a road when that railroad was gone, and which was later the main road between Victor and Cripple Creek towns, but today all this is gone, road and everything.
graphic for visual presentation of text Closest to the road is the Anaconda mine Orehouse, with the Blacksmith and its cupola visible behind it, and to the right is what appears to be a tunnel opening and a shed like structure. Behind the structures is the former roadbed of the Midland Terminal seen, coming from left-hand side on a small fill, and entering a cut behind the shed/possible powerplant structure, before leaving the image at the right-hand side, all this at about middle top/down.
Image Note:
My Collection; Slides; 1200dpi scan of image part only.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
S-00059
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#246]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#246
Used for these Enties:
Anaconda - 92   
Actually, quite a nice view of the Ajax Mine area, I also have this an as photo from a Newspaper Archive, said to been photographed around January 1942. Not much to pick put in this view from the golden heydays when the massive mine structures dotted this area, and the railroads run in this area.
   I think about middle top/down on the left-hand side is the foundation for the Clancy/Ajax Mill, while the Ajax Headframe is easy enough to pick out just right of the center of the view.
Media Info Last Updated:
19.08.2017 (23:28:57)
Title on Image:
AJAX MINE, Cripple Creek District
Photographer [Date]:
Bill Cleveland [01.1942]
Description:
Actually, quite a nice view of the Ajax Mine area, I also have this an as photo from a Newspaper Archive, said to been photographed around January 1942. Not much to pick put in this view from the golden heydays when the massive mine structures dotted this area, and the railroads run in this area.
graphic for visual presentation of text I think about middle top/down on the left-hand side is the foundation for the Clancy/Ajax Mill, while the Ajax Headframe is easy enough to pick out just right of the center of the view.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 1 (front) in the 1941 Annual Report of the Golden Cycle Corporation; scaled from a 600dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 1; The Golden Cycle Corporation: Annual Report to Stockholders - December 31, 1941 - Published in 1942.
  • Also have this as a Photo from the Newspaper Archive of the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Daily News - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01610
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#243]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#243
Used for these Enties:
Ajax - 275   
Not the best view of the El Paso Mine due to the not so good paper it was printed on, and also the use of a smaller image on a larger paper page, but it gives the impression on how the El Paso Mine must have looked around the late 1930's into possible the first or partly second year of the 1940's.
Media Info Last Updated:
19.08.2017 (23:17:13)
Title on Image:
EL PASO MINE, famous for its ore since the early days of the Cripple Creek District.
Photographer [Date]:
Kenneth Geddes
Description:
Not the best view of the El Paso Mine due to the not so good paper it was printed on, and also the use of a smaller image on a larger paper page, but it gives the impression on how the El Paso Mine must have looked around the late 1930's into possible the first or partly second year of the 1940's.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 22 in the 1941 Annual Report of the Golden Cycle Corporation; scaled from a 600dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 22; The Golden Cycle Corporation: Annual Report to Stockholders - December 31, 1941 - Published in 1942.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01613
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#241]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#241
Used for these Enties:
El Paso - 127   
Not the best view of the Golden Cycle Mill, due to the not so good paper it was printed on, and also the use of a smaller image on a larger paper page, but it gives the impression on how the Mill must have looked around the late 1930's. Quite a massive operation.
Media Info Last Updated:
19.08.2017 (23:15:52)
Title on Image:
GOLDEN CYCLE MILL located at Colorado Springs. This is the largest Custom Gold Mill in operation today.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Not the best view of the Golden Cycle Mill, due to the not so good paper it was printed on, and also the use of a smaller image on a larger paper page, but it gives the impression on how the Mill must have looked around the late 1930's. Quite a massive operation.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 25 in the 1941 Annual Report of the Golden Cycle Corporation; scaled from a 600dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 25; The Golden Cycle Corporation: Annual Report to Stockholders - December 31, 1941 - Published in 1942.
  • Page 26; The Golden Cycle Corporation: Annual Report to Stockholders - December 31, 1939 - Published in 1939.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01616
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#242]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#242
Used for these Enties:
Golden Cycle Mill - 920   
This is an overview of some of the famous mines, making Victor, Colorado, ''The City of Mines''.
   Battle Mountain where some of the mines are nicely marked out. The strong Mine is seen just below middle top/down and just left of the Word ''AJAX'' on the left side of this view. The Independence is see sort of in the foreground with massive dump piles extending towards the photographer, while the Portland mines dumps fill the upper part of Battle Mountain on the top right part of the view.
   Town of Victor is partly seen in lower left, while the Ajax Mine is nicely marked out but still hiding behind some pretty massive big dumps on the upper left part of this view.
Media Info Last Updated:
19.08.2017 (22:57:44)
Title on Image:
TERMINUS of the Carlton Drainage Tunnel under Portland No. 2 Shaft. Other famous producers on Battle Mountain, Cripple Creek Mining District.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is an overview of some of the famous mines, making Victor, Colorado, ''The City of Mines''.
graphic for visual presentation of text Battle Mountain where some of the mines are nicely marked out. The strong Mine is seen just below middle top/down and just left of the Word ''AJAX'' on the left side of this view. The Independence is see sort of in the foreground with massive dump piles extending towards the photographer, while the Portland mines dumps fill the upper part of Battle Mountain on the top right part of the view.
graphic for visual presentation of text Town of Victor is partly seen in lower left, while the Ajax Mine is nicely marked out but still hiding behind some pretty massive big dumps on the upper left part of this view.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 21 in the 1941 Annual Report of the Golden Cycle Corporation; from a 300dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 21; The Golden Cycle Corporation: Annual Report to Stockholders - December 31, 1941 - Published in 1942.
  • Page 22; The Golden Cycle Corporation: Annual Report to Stockholders - December 31, 1939 - Published in 1939.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01612
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#240]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#240
Used for these Enties:
Strong - 271   Ajax - 275   Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   Portland No. 1 - 262   Portland No. 2 - 259   
Cripple Creek District Railway Trolley seen passing the ore house of the Chicago Tunnel in Poverty Gulch, taken no later than summer of 1899. This due to this picture appeared in "The Engineering Magazine" for September 1899.
   This section of track in Poverty Gulch was built in 1897 (between April and December). Track abandoned 1903, grade here is 7.5%!!
Media Info Last Updated:
14.08.2017 (12:57:33)
Title on Image:
Trolley Passing Chicago Tunnel in Poverty Gulch
Photographer [Date]:
Edgar A. Yelton
Description:
Cripple Creek District Railway Trolley seen passing the ore house of the Chicago Tunnel in Poverty Gulch, taken no later than summer of 1899. This due to this picture appeared in "The Engineering Magazine" for September 1899.
graphic for visual presentation of text This section of track in Poverty Gulch was built in 1897 (between April and December). Track abandoned 1903, grade here is 7.5%!!
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page ?; The Engineering Magazine; September 1899 - Published in 1899.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00181
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#5]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#5
Used for these Enties:
Chicago Tunnel [aka Chicago and Cripple Creek Tunnel] - 51   
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Media Info Last Updated:
07.08.2017 (12:31:34)
Title on Image:
A View from Along Short Line on Gold Hill, Looking Passed the Moon-Anchor Mine and To the Northeastern Part of Cripple Creek Town
Photographer [Date]:
J.E. Stimson [1903]
Description:
While the image quality is not that great due to the very limited size of the digital image, I still recognize this as a view from along Short Line railroad, climbing Gold Hill, looking down passed the Moon-Anchor Mine (on the right-hand side) towards the northeastern portion of the town of Cripple Creek.
graphic for visual presentation of text Sadly, the lousy image size with its 480-pixel wide view makes it hard to pick out much details. This view is the right-side part of a three-pic panorama [832A+832C+832B] from this location, which is along the Short Line and High Line tracks up Gold Hill, just after it passed the Moon-Anchor and as the tracks is turning southeast along the hillside.
graphic for visual presentation of text This is actually a good view of the Moon-Anchor from a side not often seen, most often the backside is seen, as in this view, but more from a northern side, this is more from the southern side.
Image Note:

Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01609
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#238]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#238
Used for these Enties:
Moon Anchor - 56   
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Media Info Last Updated:
07.08.2017 (09:07:13)
Title on Image:
A View at the Immense Economic Mill of the Economic Gold Extraction Company in Eclipse Gulch
Photographer [Date]:
J.E. Stimson [1903]
Description:
While the image quality is not that great due to the very limited size of the digital image, I still recognize this as a view west looking east towards Squaw Mountain in the background, and with the immense Economic Mill of the Economic Gold Extraction Company laying near its base into Eclipse Gulch!
graphic for visual presentation of text Sadly, the lousy image size with its 480-pixel wide view makes it hard to pick out much details. But, I like that this is dated in 1903 as it will help understand other images I have as to when they might be from. It looks to me like this mill is already her as large as it would be, but again hard to tell due to the very limited size of this image.
graphic for visual presentation of text I think the image was taken from near the F. & C.C tracks as it rounds the hill south of Elkton, moving from Eclipse Gulch into Arequa Gulch so to speak.
Image Note:

Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01601
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#237]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#237
Used for these Enties:
Economic Mill - 160   
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Media Info Last Updated:
06.08.2017 (09:40:25)
Title on Image:
A View East From Mill Trestle at the Cripple Creek Homestake Mill Site, with the 1000-Ton Mill Foundation Into Ironclad Hill in Background
Photographer [Date]:
J.E. Stimson [1903]
Description:
While the image quality is not that great due to the very limited size of the digital image, I still recognize this as a view on Ironclad Hill at the location of the Cripple Creek Homestake property.
graphic for visual presentation of text Taken from the trestle going to the 100-ton mill, being the right partner of two images, this view is looking east at the foundation for the new 1000-ton mill they were building here. The Smokestacks for the powerplant structure, also holding Air Compressors, as per info of the 1908 edition of Sanborn for Cripple Creek, sheet 26, is seen, and yet again they hide what I think is the Office structure and any Shafts that might have been visible in this view.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further up the hill at left-hand side, about 1/3 down from top, the original High Line grade is seen, the trolley line climbing the hill from left to right. Sadly, the lousy image size with its 480-pixel wide view makes it hard to pick out much details, but there appears to be a partly build structure at the new mill.
Image Note:

Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01584
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#236]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#236
Used for these Enties:
Ironclad-Homestake Mill - 1050   Homestake Mill [large] - 1051   
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Media Info Last Updated:
06.08.2017 (09:26:00)
Title on Image:
A View Northeast From Mill Trestle at the Cripple Creek Homestake Mill Site, with the Original High Line Along Ironclad Hill Further Up the Hill
Photographer [Date]:
J.E. Stimson [1903]
Description:
While the image quality is not that great due to the very limited size of the digital image, I still recognize this as a view on Ironclad Hill at the location of the Cripple Creek Homestake property.
graphic for visual presentation of text Taken from the trestle going to the 100-ton mill, being the left partner of two images, this view is looking east and I think also north, with the blacksmith for this operation here seen about middle top/down and about 1/4 in from right-hand side, at least according to my reading of the 1908 edition of Sanborn for Cripple Creek, sheet 26.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further up the hill at left-hand side, about 1/3 down from top, someone on a horse seems to be on the road that crosses the original High Line grade here, the trolley line climbing the hill from left to right, and even further up there appears to be several mines and headframes but as image is sadly so louse in size with its 480-pixel wide view, it is impossible to get any info out from it.
graphic for visual presentation of text There appears to be some form of a water tank up on the hill, about 1/4 down from top and 1/4 in from right-hand side, that might be the same as appearing on a USGS 1903 photo looking from Bull Hill towards Globe Hill operations of the Stratton Company, sadly with the Homestake operations outside the view.
Image Note:

Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01583
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#235]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#235
Used for these Enties:
Ironclad-Homestake Mill - 1050   
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Media Info Last Updated:
06.08.2017 (08:54:46)
Title on Image:
A Closer Look at Two Smokestacks at the Cripple Creek Homestake Mill Site, with the Foundation for New 1000-ton mill Into the Hillside of Ironclad Hill Further into the Image
Photographer [Date]:
J.E. Stimson [1903]
Description:
While the image quality is not that great due to the very limited size of the digital image, I still recognize this as a view on Ironclad Hill at the location of the Cripple Creek Homestake property.
graphic for visual presentation of text In foreground, two large smokestacks are seen erected there, I've seen a structure over them in a later image from a different direction – more looking towards the location of J.E. Stimson in this photo here. Used for some form of Powerhouse I think, Sanborn Sheet 26 of the Cripple Creek 1908 set, say that there was Air Compressors here and the chimneys was 50-foot iron ones, apparently that was the height above the roof, and the height of the structure is said to be 16-foot.
graphic for visual presentation of text Sanborn also indicates that the structures seen at left-hand side about middle top/down was blacksmith for the one cut of, and a storage for the one just behind the tank like structure into the hillside, with an Office as the more whitish structure further back into the hill. A Shaft should also be in this area, around the area hiding behind the smokestacks.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further up the hill at left-hand side from the before mention structures are the original High Line grade, climbing the hill from left to right, and behind the smokestacks near the skyline the new roadbed from Hoosier Pass should be located there, used by the steam trains of the Short Line to serve mines further up in the hills south of this location I assume.
Image Note:

Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01582
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#234]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#234
Used for these Enties:
Homestake Mill [large] - 1051   
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Media Info Last Updated:
05.08.2017 (19:23:27)
Title on Image:
A Broad Overview at the Cripple Creek Homestake Mill Site, with Upper side of the 100-ton Mill at Right and Foundation for New 1000-ton mill Further into Image, with Ironclad Hill in Background
Photographer [Date]:
J.E. Stimson [1903]
Description:
While the image quality is not that great due to the very limited size of the digital image, I can still pick out that this is a view on Ironclad Hill towards the top which is about center of image near the top of image. Taken at the location of the Cripple Creek Homestake property.
graphic for visual presentation of text In foreground, lower right, the upper end of the 100-ton Ironclad-Homestake Cyanide Mill is seen, with a trestle connecting it into a possible open cut or a mine in that location on the hillside as where the trestle enters. Two large smokestacks are seen there, I've seen a structure over them in a later image from a different direction – more looking towards the location of J.E. Stimson in this photo here.
graphic for visual presentation of text Behind the smokestacks, which is about 1/3 in from the left-hand side, is the foundation works for the larger 1000-ton Homestake Cyanide mill. The image is too small to make out any details, sadly, but there appears to have been a combination of a cut into the hill and fill out the hill to create a flat ground for possible putting down a concrete slab as a ground floor for the structure.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background is the top of Ironclad Hill seen, lot of trees on it still, and again, had the image size been into the thousands of pixels instead of the louse 480 pixels, one might have been able to see that there are two roadbeds seen below the top of ironclad hill. This small image gives up a road at the lowest level with the original High Line seen further up the hill, going behind a couple of trees and meeting up with the new High Line coming in from Hoosier Pass almost at the top of the ridge from left-hand side and in between many trees before meeting with the original High Line at Midway, seen almost at the right-hand side against the sky. At the right-hand side of the image at the upper part, I think the Wild Horse shaft house tower is seen, as there is something poking into the sky from the hillside of Bull Hill and that is the only mine I can think of in that area with that shape.
graphic for visual presentation of text The appearance of a road or roadbed in the foreground bottom must be a road as the photo is dated 1903 and the original High Line in this area was abandon early in 1905, and this surface here clearly have no tracks on it, hence it must be a road.
Image Note:

Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01581
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#233]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#233
Used for these Enties:
Ironclad-Homestake Mill - 1050   Homestake Mill [large] - 1051   
  This image I've also found on the Internet at the Wyoming State Archives Photo Collection, dated as 1903 and photo by J.E. Stimson, which was a photographer of Cheyenne, Wyoming it seems. Sadly, that image is a thumbnail type only but to my eyes they are identical.
  The view itself is of a printed bad quality type showing an overlook over roof tops along Myers Avenue heading into Poverty Gulch below the trestles of the Midland Terminal Wye crossing it, with a freight train either leaving or coming into town, no engine can be seen.
  Can't identify any signs on neither copies of the image that I know about, but I do see the Midland Sampler about 1/3 down from top and about 2/5 in from right-hand side.
  The image Title mentioned Abe Lincoln mine is seen almost at left-hand edge and about 1/3 down from top, with a large dump heading out towards the right of the structures.
  On top of Gold Hill, straight up from the Midland Sampler, is seen the iconic Anchoria-Leland Mine, so easy to pick it out along the skyline.
Media Info Last Updated:
04.08.2017 (18:23:08)
Title on Image:
Poverty Gulch, Showing Abe Lincoln Mine
Photographer [Date]:
J.E. Stimson [1903]
Description:
  This image I've also found on the Internet at the Wyoming State Archives Photo Collection, dated as 1903 and photo by J.E. Stimson, which was a photographer of Cheyenne, Wyoming it seems. Sadly, that image is a thumbnail type only but to my eyes they are identical.
graphic for visual presentation of text  The view itself is of a printed bad quality type showing an overlook over roof tops along Myers Avenue heading into Poverty Gulch below the trestles of the Midland Terminal Wye crossing it, with a freight train either leaving or coming into town, no engine can be seen.
graphic for visual presentation of text  Can't identify any signs on neither copies of the image that I know about, but I do see the Midland Sampler about 1/3 down from top and about 2/5 in from right-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text  The image Title mentioned Abe Lincoln mine is seen almost at left-hand edge and about 1/3 down from top, with a large dump heading out towards the right of the structures.
graphic for visual presentation of text  On top of Gold Hill, straight up from the Midland Sampler, is seen the iconic Anchoria-Leland Mine, so easy to pick it out along the skyline.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 645 in the December 31, 1904 issue of The Mining World; scaled from a 600dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 645; The Mining World (Volume 21, No. 27) - Published in 1904.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01566
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#230]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#230
Used for these Enties:
Abe Lincoln - 52   Midland Sampling Works [aka Midland Sampler] - 457   Anchoria-Leland - 61   
  As this image is used in an April 1904 article it can't be younger then March 1904, more likely somewhat older than that, possible I would guess up to at least a year older, hard to tell, nothing in the view to date it from. Though, I have seen from a different source an image from about opposite direction, taken from someplace up on the hill about 1/3 inn from the right-hand side, showing this mill and said to be dated 1903 where there is a larger dump out on the trestle going to the mill then it is in this view, so if that other image is correct dated that would make this image to be somewhat older. Not easy to keep all the mills apart, but a mill called Ironclad Mill, which I think is this one, is at least dated back to 1902 so it is a possibility this image might also be as old as 1902-ish.
  The view itself is of a darker printed quality type showing a large sloped mill structure, which precise location as to which claim(s) it is built upon is not given in the text that came with the image, so I can't fully locate where it was in terms of what else can be seen in this view. I know the original High Line must have passed this location but I can't tell if what appears to be lines side trolley poles along the ridge at upper right is part of the original High Line climbing south slopes of Globe and Ironclad Hills, or the new High Line over Hoosier Pass. I think it is the original line though. And if I am right, this mill is most likely on the Quartzite claim, possible into the Annex claim as well. Doubt that there are any maps to settle this issue, but maybe I one will find it out.
  In terms of naming this mill, the text uses the words Homestake Mill, but on Sanborn 1908 (sheet 26 for Cripple Creek) it is called Ironclad Mill while a newer mill is named Homestake, that mill is located more where the photographer was standing in this view here.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.08.2017 (17:55:13)
Title on Image:
General View of the C. C. Homestake Mill on Iron Clad Hill.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
  As this image is used in an April 1904 article it can't be younger then March 1904, more likely somewhat older than that, possible I would guess up to at least a year older, hard to tell, nothing in the view to date it from. Though, I have seen from a different source an image from about opposite direction, taken from someplace up on the hill about 1/3 inn from the right-hand side, showing this mill and said to be dated 1903 where there is a larger dump out on the trestle going to the mill then it is in this view, so if that other image is correct dated that would make this image to be somewhat older. Not easy to keep all the mills apart, but a mill called Ironclad Mill, which I think is this one, is at least dated back to 1902 so it is a possibility this image might also be as old as 1902-ish.
graphic for visual presentation of text  The view itself is of a darker printed quality type showing a large sloped mill structure, which precise location as to which claim(s) it is built upon is not given in the text that came with the image, so I can't fully locate where it was in terms of what else can be seen in this view. I know the original High Line must have passed this location but I can't tell if what appears to be lines side trolley poles along the ridge at upper right is part of the original High Line climbing south slopes of Globe and Ironclad Hills, or the new High Line over Hoosier Pass. I think it is the original line though. And if I am right, this mill is most likely on the Quartzite claim, possible into the Annex claim as well. Doubt that there are any maps to settle this issue, but maybe I one will find it out.
graphic for visual presentation of text  In terms of naming this mill, the text uses the words Homestake Mill, but on Sanborn 1908 (sheet 26 for Cripple Creek) it is called Ironclad Mill while a newer mill is named Homestake, that mill is located more where the photographer was standing in this view here.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 30 in the April 2, 1904 issue of The Mining World.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 30; The Mining World (Volume 20, No. 14) - Published in 1904.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01562
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#226]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#226
Used for these Enties:
Ironclad-Homestake Mill - 1050   
  As this image is used in an April 1904 article it can't be younger then March 1904, more likely somewhat older than that, possible I would guess up to at least a couple of years older, hard to tell, nothing in the view to date it from. Though, I have seen from other sources that it is possible that this mill dates back to at least 1902 and then of course it is possible this image dates from early on works with the mill.
  The view itself is of a darker printed quality type showing several large tanks inside a wooden structure with sloping roof going towards left. Some men are posing, I count two up at some tanks further into the structure, with at least one more looking up from a lower level at left of the two before mentioned men. This must be in the part of the sloped mill structure that is much wider from the rest of the slope down from the upper level, and if I can count/trust on the North Arrow of the Sanborn 1908 map (Sheet 26 on the Cripple Creek set) that would make this view looking south.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.08.2017 (17:55:10)
Title on Image:
Showing Interior of C. C. Homestake Company's Cyanide Mill
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
  As this image is used in an April 1904 article it can't be younger then March 1904, more likely somewhat older than that, possible I would guess up to at least a couple of years older, hard to tell, nothing in the view to date it from. Though, I have seen from other sources that it is possible that this mill dates back to at least 1902 and then of course it is possible this image dates from early on works with the mill.
graphic for visual presentation of text  The view itself is of a darker printed quality type showing several large tanks inside a wooden structure with sloping roof going towards left. Some men are posing, I count two up at some tanks further into the structure, with at least one more looking up from a lower level at left of the two before mentioned men. This must be in the part of the sloped mill structure that is much wider from the rest of the slope down from the upper level, and if I can count/trust on the North Arrow of the Sanborn 1908 map (Sheet 26 on the Cripple Creek set) that would make this view looking south.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 30 in the April 2, 1904 issue of The Mining World.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 30; The Mining World (Volume 20, No. 14) - Published in 1904.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01563
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#227]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#227
Used for these Enties:
Ironclad-Homestake Mill - 1050   
  As this image is used in an December 1904 article it can't be younger then November, early December 1904, but I have lot of doubts it is that young, I think it is up to at least half/to a year older. But it is hard to tell, nothing in the view to date it from. Though, I have seen from a different source an image that is linked to this one, and which is said to be from 1903 and linked to a J.E. Stimson, which was a photographer of Cheyenne, Wyoming it seems. On that other view, the structure in the foreground on this one, is seen as under early construction and the two smokestacks seen poking out of the roof of the structure seen near center top is seen without a house around them. Hence, as this structure here seem to be still under construction it is possible they are from near same timeframe and possible also same photographer.
  The view itself is of a printed bad quality type showing the new and the old cyanide mills of the Cripple Creek Homestake Company on their Ironclad Hill property. The old smaller mill is seen on the left part of this view. I have a postcard showing two mills her as well, but on that the closest structure looks way different and I wonder if it was tore down, or just massive rebuilt as I have a hard time seeing anything alike except the location on the hill seems more or less the same.
  In the background top right is seen the original High Line I would think, as I can't make sense of this view and other similar views if I think of it as the new High Line coming from Hoosier Pass.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.08.2017 (17:55:07)
Title on Image:
200-Ton Mill and New 1,000-Ton Mill of C. C. Homestake Company
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
  As this image is used in an December 1904 article it can't be younger then November, early December 1904, but I have lot of doubts it is that young, I think it is up to at least half/to a year older. But it is hard to tell, nothing in the view to date it from. Though, I have seen from a different source an image that is linked to this one, and which is said to be from 1903 and linked to a J.E. Stimson, which was a photographer of Cheyenne, Wyoming it seems. On that other view, the structure in the foreground on this one, is seen as under early construction and the two smokestacks seen poking out of the roof of the structure seen near center top is seen without a house around them. Hence, as this structure here seem to be still under construction it is possible they are from near same timeframe and possible also same photographer.
graphic for visual presentation of text  The view itself is of a printed bad quality type showing the new and the old cyanide mills of the Cripple Creek Homestake Company on their Ironclad Hill property. The old smaller mill is seen on the left part of this view. I have a postcard showing two mills her as well, but on that the closest structure looks way different and I wonder if it was tore down, or just massive rebuilt as I have a hard time seeing anything alike except the location on the hill seems more or less the same.
graphic for visual presentation of text  In the background top right is seen the original High Line I would think, as I can't make sense of this view and other similar views if I think of it as the new High Line coming from Hoosier Pass.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 645 in the December 31, 1904 issue of The Mining World; scaled from a 600dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 645; The Mining World (Volume 21, No. 27) - Published in 1904.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01567
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#228]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#228
Used for these Enties:
Ironclad-Homestake Mill - 1050   Homestake Mill [large] - 1051   
  This image I've also found on the Internet at the Wyoming State Archives Photo Collection, dated as 1903 and photo by J.E. Stimson, which was a photographer of Cheyenne, Wyoming it seems. Sadly, that image is a thumbnail type only but to my eyes they are identical.
  The view itself is of a printed bad quality type showing a birds-eye view from Gold Hill across Squaw Gulch with partly seen Anaconda at lower right corner and the immense mining operations of the Mary McKinney Mine seen further to the left, still along the bottom part of the image. Guyot Hill is seen just beyond from the mine, where the Chickenhawk mine is seen near the top – or at least what I know from modern times as the Chicken Hawk mine.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.08.2017 (17:51:18)
Title on Image:
Mary Mckinney Mine [as Seen From Gold Hill]
Photographer [Date]:
J.E. Stimson [1903]
Description:
  This image I've also found on the Internet at the Wyoming State Archives Photo Collection, dated as 1903 and photo by J.E. Stimson, which was a photographer of Cheyenne, Wyoming it seems. Sadly, that image is a thumbnail type only but to my eyes they are identical.
graphic for visual presentation of text  The view itself is of a printed bad quality type showing a birds-eye view from Gold Hill across Squaw Gulch with partly seen Anaconda at lower right corner and the immense mining operations of the Mary McKinney Mine seen further to the left, still along the bottom part of the image. Guyot Hill is seen just beyond from the mine, where the Chickenhawk mine is seen near the top – or at least what I know from modern times as the Chicken Hawk mine.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 646 in the December 31, 1904 issue of The Mining World; scaled from a 600dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 646; The Mining World (Volume 21, No. 27) - Published in 1904.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01569
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#232]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#232
Used for these Enties:
Mary McKinney - 136   Katinka [aka Chicken Hawk Mine] - 149   
   This image I've also found on the Internet at the Wyoming State Archives Photo Collection, dated as 1903 and photo by J.E. Stimson, which was a photographer of Cheyenne, Wyoming it seems. Sadly, that image is a thumbnail type only but to my eyes they are identical.
   The view itself is of a printed bad quality type showing a view along the north slope of Beacon Hill with the F. & C.C. branch line down the hill to the Old Gold Mine seen coming down from its route towards the El Paso mine (misspelled in the Title as El Passo), this railroad line is seen more or less in the center of the image.
   The small mine seen on the upper end of the railroad line, with the dump almost unto the tracks is said to be the New Orleans Mine, but I think it is more commonly known as the Orleans Mine.
   Below the El Paso mine (seen about middle top/down and 1/3 in from right-hand side) is the structures of the C. K. & N. mine seen, hard to make out any details but the smokestack pokes up as a way to pick it out so to speak.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.08.2017 (17:48:40)
Title on Image:
Maid of New Orleans and El Paso
Photographer [Date]:
J.E. Stimson [1903]
Description:
This image I've also found on the Internet at the Wyoming State Archives Photo Collection, dated as 1903 and photo by J.E. Stimson, which was a photographer of Cheyenne, Wyoming it seems. Sadly, that image is a thumbnail type only but to my eyes they are identical.
graphic for visual presentation of text The view itself is of a printed bad quality type showing a view along the north slope of Beacon Hill with the F. & C.C. branch line down the hill to the Old Gold Mine seen coming down from its route towards the El Paso mine (misspelled in the Title as El Passo), this railroad line is seen more or less in the center of the image.
graphic for visual presentation of text The small mine seen on the upper end of the railroad line, with the dump almost unto the tracks is said to be the New Orleans Mine, but I think it is more commonly known as the Orleans Mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text Below the El Paso mine (seen about middle top/down and 1/3 in from right-hand side) is the structures of the C. K. & N. mine seen, hard to make out any details but the smokestack pokes up as a way to pick it out so to speak.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 645 in the December 31, 1904 issue of The Mining World; scaled from a 600dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 645; The Mining World (Volume 21, No. 27) - Published in 1904.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01568
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#231]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#231
Used for these Enties:
Maid of Orleans - 166   El Paso - 127   C. K. & N. - 126   
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.
Media Info Last Updated:
20.07.2017 (10:37:58)
Title on Image:
View at Visitors Coming Out of the Gold Hill Tunnel at the Cripple Creek & Gold Hill Deep Mining & Development Co.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
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.
graphic for visual presentation of text 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.
graphic for visual presentation of text 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.
Image Note:
My Collection; From a 600dpi scan cropped from page 27 in the August 1905 Short Line Blue Book issue.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 27; Short Line Blue Book; August 1905 edition - Published in 1905.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01545
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#224]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#224
Used for these Enties:
CC & Gold Hill Tunnel [Behind Trolley Barn in Cripple Creek] - 1062   
   Card has a bad curve to it making it a little bit hard to scan as it will not lay flat. Also, while this image is copyrighted 1901, it can't be photographed that year as there are no sign of the Low Line grade which was built in 1900, but an email friend told me that the F. &. C.C. Boxcars and the 4-6-0 locomotive was starting to get delivered from April 1899, hence this view has a narrow timeframe to it, but it still is not a 1901 image, more summer 1899 possible. One of the most compelling evidences to me for it not being a 1901 or even a 1900 age image is the fact there is just no signs of the Mary McKinney crib-wall along the F. & C.C. roadbed. The one that is in this view is further up, closer to the mine itself. Comparing that to an image (DB-ID#145) I have from a different angle showing the Low Line roadbed without tracks on it, dating that one to 1900 as that is the year the Low Line was built (By September 1900 rails had reached Victor), where there is indeed the Cribbing further downhill along the railroad grade, I must date this to be at some unknown time before that time, and I would think Summer 1899 is a good date to have as a base-line.
   The most prominent mine seen here is the Mary McKinney, just uphill from the F. & C.C. train seen about middle of view. Town of Anaconda is partly seen at bottom of view, while Raven Hill makes up the background with several mines seen. From an early Morning Glory mine, seen about 1/3 down on the image part and just right from the left-hand side of the image part, to structures belonging to the Jack Pot, the Doctor and the Ingham mines, plus several other shaft structures of the Work Company. Sadly, view is not the sharpest and best around so details are not easy to get out.
Media Info Last Updated:
06.07.2017 (07:53:11)
Title on Image:
Anaconda, Colorado, the Centre of the Cripple Creek Gold Mining District. [Copyright 1901 by R.Y. Young]
Photographer [Date]:
R.Y. Young (?) [189?]
Description:
Card has a bad curve to it making it a little bit hard to scan as it will not lay flat. Also, while this image is copyrighted 1901, it can't be photographed that year as there are no sign of the Low Line grade which was built in 1900, but an email friend told me that the F. &. C.C. Boxcars and the 4-6-0 locomotive was starting to get delivered from April 1899, hence this view has a narrow timeframe to it, but it still is not a 1901 image, more summer 1899 possible. One of the most compelling evidences to me for it not being a 1901 or even a 1900 age image is the fact there is just no signs of the Mary McKinney crib-wall along the F. & C.C. roadbed. The one that is in this view is further up, closer to the mine itself. Comparing that to an image (DB-ID#145) I have from a different angle showing the Low Line roadbed without tracks on it, dating that one to 1900 as that is the year the Low Line was built (By September 1900 rails had reached Victor), where there is indeed the Cribbing further downhill along the railroad grade, I must date this to be at some unknown time before that time, and I would think Summer 1899 is a good date to have as a base-line.
graphic for visual presentation of text The most prominent mine seen here is the Mary McKinney, just uphill from the F. & C.C. train seen about middle of view. Town of Anaconda is partly seen at bottom of view, while Raven Hill makes up the background with several mines seen. From an early Morning Glory mine, seen about 1/3 down on the image part and just right from the left-hand side of the image part, to structures belonging to the Jack Pot, the Doctor and the Ingham mines, plus several other shaft structures of the Work Company. Sadly, view is not the sharpest and best around so details are not easy to get out.
Image Note:
My Collection; Stereoviews.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
S-00247
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#217]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#217
Used for these Enties:
Mary McKinney - 136   Morning Glory - 138   Jackpot [aka Jack Pot] - 139   Doctor - 140   Ingham - 141   
Sadly, this photo has not had the best meeting with time, it has darkened itself, and turned a darker brown with details lost forever. The plate it is glued to has also been cracked/split and overall it is not a good photo, but it might have been at one time. Backside only have the words ''Cripple Creek Co; Circa 1901; Gold King Mine; RSX98'', no names of the miners posing here.
The Gold King Shaft house is the earlier one before they put up the higher cupola over the larger Head Frame they put in at an unknown time, possible around October 1900 as I have seen it reported they closed the mine to put in a new plant that would be a duplicate of one that recently was placed in the Strong mine. I've also seen a postcard with preprinted 190 for the Date with the larger tower in place so I would guess this photo to be from no later than late summer 1900, most likely from before that time though. There are 3 smokestacks in this photo, I've seen four on the more common views of this mine, I suppose that might also have changed in the October 1900 timeframe. I've also have a stereoview with a copyright Date of 1900 with the larger tower seen, so my guess this is a 189x photograph.
Beside the many unknown men in this view, there is seen the upper part of the shaft house with its small cupola for light/air use I think, a shed and the power plant structure with its 3 smokestacks and a vent cupola on its rooftop. In addition, part of the orehouse is in lower left corner with a trestle across to the shaft house, but too damaged to make out any details. Same with the Flag hanging from a pole on top of the shaft house, it is too much blurred into the background to stand out.
Media Info Last Updated:
04.07.2017 (12:38:29)
Title on Image:
Gold King - One of the Best Producers in the CC Dist. Miners Posing with Structures in the Background.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown [189?]
Description:
Sadly, this photo has not had the best meeting with time, it has darkened itself, and turned a darker brown with details lost forever. The plate it is glued to has also been cracked/split and overall it is not a good photo, but it might have been at one time. Backside only have the words ''Cripple Creek Co; Circa 1901; Gold King Mine; RSX98'', no names of the miners posing here.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe Gold King Shaft house is the earlier one before they put up the higher cupola over the larger Head Frame they put in at an unknown time, possible around October 1900 as I have seen it reported they closed the mine to put in a new plant that would be a duplicate of one that recently was placed in the Strong mine. I've also seen a postcard with preprinted 190 for the Date with the larger tower in place so I would guess this photo to be from no later than late summer 1900, most likely from before that time though. There are 3 smokestacks in this photo, I've seen four on the more common views of this mine, I suppose that might also have changed in the October 1900 timeframe. I've also have a stereoview with a copyright Date of 1900 with the larger tower seen, so my guess this is a 189x photograph.
graphic for visual presentation of textBeside the many unknown men in this view, there is seen the upper part of the shaft house with its small cupola for light/air use I think, a shed and the power plant structure with its 3 smokestacks and a vent cupola on its rooftop. In addition, part of the orehouse is in lower left corner with a trestle across to the shaft house, but too damaged to make out any details. Same with the Flag hanging from a pole on top of the shaft house, it is too much blurred into the background to stand out.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03159
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#220]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#220
Used for these Enties:
Gold King [aka El Paso Gold King] - 27   
Being from a magazine the quality is sadly not very good so any details been lost to eternity, but as an inspiration for a model this view is quite great! I also for the time being struggle with identifying which shaft on the Gold Sovereign Mine this is from, as I have never seen a map telling me which named shaft was where, I can only assume this is either a shaft down to the Tunnel which seems to be first linked to the Gold Sovereign as per some info about that tunnel talking about a shaft being built, or possible it is the Jackson Shaft also located on the gold Sovereign, or possible an unnamed shaft, I really can't tell. Neither can I say if this is before or after the fire that took down this shaft for a time being.
What I can tell is that in the background about 1/5 in from left-hand side against the sky is seen the Joe Dandy mine with its easy to recognize Shaft/Orehouse. It is on Raven Hill; Gold Sovereign is on Bull Hill.
Media Info Last Updated:
19.06.2017 (13:20:02)
Title on Image:
A View at the Head Frame and Ore House of the Gold Sovereign Mine With Group of Miners Posing on the Dump Bridge.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Being from a magazine the quality is sadly not very good so any details been lost to eternity, but as an inspiration for a model this view is quite great! I also for the time being struggle with identifying which shaft on the Gold Sovereign Mine this is from, as I have never seen a map telling me which named shaft was where, I can only assume this is either a shaft down to the Tunnel which seems to be first linked to the Gold Sovereign as per some info about that tunnel talking about a shaft being built, or possible it is the Jackson Shaft also located on the gold Sovereign, or possible an unnamed shaft, I really can't tell. Neither can I say if this is before or after the fire that took down this shaft for a time being.
graphic for visual presentation of textWhat I can tell is that in the background about 1/5 in from left-hand side against the sky is seen the Joe Dandy mine with its easy to recognize Shaft/Orehouse. It is on Raven Hill; Gold Sovereign is on Bull Hill.
Image Note:
My Collection; Negative from unknown printed source.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01313
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#216]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#216
Used for these Enties:
Gold Sovereign; Jackson Shaft [No. 1 Shaft?] - 199   Gold Sovereign tunnel - 200   
This view looking north east from a place just south and west for the surface structures of the Gold Dollar Mine on Beacon Hill, also shows the valley Arequa was in, with Guyot Hill prominent in the background and several other mines seen. But of course, I wish this was a true photograph, because then I would most likely been able to better get a view of the finer details lost in this view here. There are several things of interest, from a better look at the Gold Dollar in the foreground with its dump, to the Elkton Mine seen about 1/3 from top and about 1/3 in from right-hand side with its huge dumps, to the railroad lines running passed it, or many of the other mines hinted in this view. But sadly, this is what I have, where someone took a photo of a printed source somewhere, and I ended up getting my hand on that negative of that photo years later.
Media Info Last Updated:
17.06.2017 (14:50:58)
Title on Image:
Gold Dollar Mine, Cripple Creek, Now a Steady Dividend Payer.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view looking north east from a place just south and west for the surface structures of the Gold Dollar Mine on Beacon Hill, also shows the valley Arequa was in, with Guyot Hill prominent in the background and several other mines seen. But of course, I wish this was a true photograph, because then I would most likely been able to better get a view of the finer details lost in this view here. There are several things of interest, from a better look at the Gold Dollar in the foreground with its dump, to the Elkton Mine seen about 1/3 from top and about 1/3 in from right-hand side with its huge dumps, to the railroad lines running passed it, or many of the other mines hinted in this view. But sadly, this is what I have, where someone took a photo of a printed source somewhere, and I ended up getting my hand on that negative of that photo years later.
Image Note:
My Collection; Negative from unknown printed source.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01339
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#215]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#215
Used for these Enties:
Gold Dollar - 173   
   This view is showing the Morning Glory mine up close. Marked Doctor-Jack Pot Estate in a copy I have from an unknown printed source (as per 07.01.2017) where text visible mention 1904 and eleven years ago, making this issue a 1911 one – hence the date on this view must precede that year. I was extra please the day I found this view also on the PPLD site, making it way better to get a good look at the mines in the background.
   Middle top you see the orehouse and hoist house of the Index Mine, while the small shaft house of the Union Bell is seen about half width towards the right-hand side, with the side spur to the Index seen below the mines, and he railroad fill belonging to the Low Line sort of cutting through the upper part of the Morning Glory smokestacks.
Media Info Last Updated:
11.06.2017 (12:22:31)
Title on Image:
Morning Glory Shaft of the Doctor-Jack Pot.
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
This view is showing the Morning Glory mine up close. Marked Doctor-Jack Pot Estate in a copy I have from an unknown printed source (as per 07.01.2017) where text visible mention 1904 and eleven years ago, making this issue a 1911 one – hence the date on this view must precede that year. I was extra please the day I found this view also on the PPLD site, making it way better to get a good look at the mines in the background.
graphic for visual presentation of text Middle top you see the orehouse and hoist house of the Index Mine, while the small shaft house of the Union Bell is seen about half width towards the right-hand side, with the side spur to the Index seen below the mines, and he railroad fill belonging to the Low Line sort of cutting through the upper part of the Morning Glory smokestacks.
Image Note:
My Collection; Scanned Negative from an unknown printed source.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01257 & I-01208
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#14]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#14
Used for these Enties:
Union Bell - 68   Mint (aka Index Mine) - 69   Morning Glory - 138   
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.
Media Info Last Updated:
11.06.2017 (10:41:33)
Title on Image:
View at Donkey, Mine Tourist Cars, Tracks and Shed at the Cripple Creek & Gold Hill Deep Mining & Development Co.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
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.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. From a 600dpi scan.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03147
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#196]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#196
Used for these Enties:
CC & Gold Hill Tunnel [Behind Trolley Barn in Cripple Creek] - 1062   
Sadly, this view towards the Vindicator Mine with the Independence Town on the left-hand side is a blurred and bad quality one, both due to the small size of just 84x54mm and the paper used, but also as the right-hand side is so blurred it is impossible to tell what is in that part! I am not sure where the view is taken from, but it will be nearby the Last Dollar mine I think, near where Bull Hill changes over to be part of Battle Mountain I assume.
* The Railroad scene in lower right quadrangle is the Midland Terminal mainline and the spur down towards Golden Cycle mine outside the view at right. Independence Depot is seen on right-hand side of the track going under the steel girder bridge just beyond the depot with the huge dumps of the operations around the Vindicator and its many shafts and properties further into the view.
* Vindicator No. 1 Mine/Shaft is seen about middle of the view, with its 3-smokestacks spewing smoke into the sky with the Lillie Shaft House to its right. Lots of dumps around those mines.
* Vindicator No. 2 Mine/Shaft is seen at the left-hand edge, about middle top/down, with the town of Independence following the hillside up from the M.T. tracks in the foreground of the mine structures.
* The Longfellow Mine is just this side of lower Independence just above the M.T. tracks, about 1/4 in from left-hand side and about 2/5 up from bottom, where there is a dump and what appears to be a large Head-Frame, but sadly the quality of this view is so bad I can't get a good look of it.
Media Info Last Updated:
10.06.2017 (11:38:33)
Title on Image:
View Towards the Vindicator Mine with the Independence Town on the Left-Hand Side
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Sadly, this view towards the Vindicator Mine with the Independence Town on the left-hand side is a blurred and bad quality one, both due to the small size of just 84x54mm and the paper used, but also as the right-hand side is so blurred it is impossible to tell what is in that part! I am not sure where the view is taken from, but it will be nearby the Last Dollar mine I think, near where Bull Hill changes over to be part of Battle Mountain I assume.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Railroad scene in lower right quadrangle is the Midland Terminal mainline and the spur down towards Golden Cycle mine outside the view at right. Independence Depot is seen on right-hand side of the track going under the steel girder bridge just beyond the depot with the huge dumps of the operations around the Vindicator and its many shafts and properties further into the view.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Vindicator No. 1 Mine/Shaft is seen about middle of the view, with its 3-smokestacks spewing smoke into the sky with the Lillie Shaft House to its right. Lots of dumps around those mines.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Vindicator No. 2 Mine/Shaft is seen at the left-hand edge, about middle top/down, with the town of Independence following the hillside up from the M.T. tracks in the foreground of the mine structures.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Longfellow Mine is just this side of lower Independence just above the M.T. tracks, about 1/4 in from left-hand side and about 2/5 up from bottom, where there is a dump and what appears to be a large Head-Frame, but sadly the quality of this view is so bad I can't get a good look of it.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. From a 600dpi scan.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03148
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#195]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#195
Used for these Enties:
Vindicator No. 2 - 232   Vindicator No. 1 - 233   Lillie - 234   Longfellow Mine - 235   
Card has a bad curve to it making it a little bit hard to scan as it will not lay flat, also it has a somewhat faded look, but I have enhanced it a little and use that copy here. No info given about the occasion for this people gathering. Some handwriting on the backside but that is done years later as it gave wrong info about what is in this scene in terms of mines seen. Near impossible to scan readable as I need to twist the card against the light to be able to read it by eye on card itself, and some is so faded I can't make it out against the dark card backing.
* Scene is at the F. & C.C. Depot Grounds in Victor, roof of the Depot is seen on left-hand side, and that gives this to be the newer depot, the one from after the 1899 City fire. To the right-hand side of the depot/image part is seen a prospect type of operation, as there is seen one head frame and one structure hiding behind the Denver & Rio Grande Passenger Cars making up the passenger train part of this view, as far as I can tell they are part of the Mary Cashen Mine operation, before they made the huge dump behind a large crib-wall seen in many Victor views. At first I thought this was an early view due to the headframes seen, but have realized it is possible into 1900 or maybe a year or two later into the century.
* The Mine seen with its Head Frame towards the photographer, on the dump near middle top, is one that puzzles me as I can't fully make out if it is on the W.C. Dillon or on the Strong claims. It seems to be a small operation, with a hoist house behind it, seen in many views of this area, and I have started to think it is a smaller shaft of the Dillon mine, but might very well be a totally different mine at all.
* Near upper right-hand corner is the trestle out from the Coalbins House of the Independence No. 1 Shaft structures seen, with the main structures of the mine behind the trestle and dump seen.
Media Info Last Updated:
28.05.2017 (20:44:10)
Title on Image:
Scene at the Victor F. & C.C. Depot Area with a Passenger Train and Lot of People
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Card has a bad curve to it making it a little bit hard to scan as it will not lay flat, also it has a somewhat faded look, but I have enhanced it a little and use that copy here. No info given about the occasion for this people gathering. Some handwriting on the backside but that is done years later as it gave wrong info about what is in this scene in terms of mines seen. Near impossible to scan readable as I need to twist the card against the light to be able to read it by eye on card itself, and some is so faded I can't make it out against the dark card backing.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Scene is at the F. & C.C. Depot Grounds in Victor, roof of the Depot is seen on left-hand side, and that gives this to be the newer depot, the one from after the 1899 City fire. To the right-hand side of the depot/image part is seen a prospect type of operation, as there is seen one head frame and one structure hiding behind the Denver & Rio Grande Passenger Cars making up the passenger train part of this view, as far as I can tell they are part of the Mary Cashen Mine operation, before they made the huge dump behind a large crib-wall seen in many Victor views. At first I thought this was an early view due to the headframes seen, but have realized it is possible into 1900 or maybe a year or two later into the century.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Mine seen with its Head Frame towards the photographer, on the dump near middle top, is one that puzzles me as I can't fully make out if it is on the W.C. Dillon or on the Strong claims. It seems to be a small operation, with a hoist house behind it, seen in many views of this area, and I have started to think it is a smaller shaft of the Dillon mine, but might very well be a totally different mine at all.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Near upper right-hand corner is the trestle out from the Coalbins House of the Independence No. 1 Shaft structures seen, with the main structures of the mine behind the trestle and dump seen.
Image Note:
My Collection; Stereoviews.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
S-00243
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#191]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#191
Used for these Enties:
Victor Public Sampler - 1060   Mary Cashen - 272   Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   
While this photo has become some faded it still has info to tell us and I count myself lucky that I was able to get hold of this one, even if it was one of the more expensive ones sadly. Sadly, also it is not dated, but it is an early view from Squaw Gulch, possible around 1894 but not sure.
* The structure is the Sylvanite, or also later known as the Hartzell Mill; or even Hartsell Mill I've seen it named as. It would in its lifespan grow to be longer towards the left in this view, and they must have had its believes in this mill as it worked some years.
* In background right, about 1/3 up from bottom, and about 1/7 in from right-hand side, behind the dump seen there, is some darker shades, that is the Blue Bell Tunnel Mine, an early hopeful mine that never really become anything…
Media Info Last Updated:
26.05.2017 (23:48:46)
Title on Image:
Sylvanite Mill Anaconda Colo. Cripple Creek Dist.
Photographer [Date]:
J.G. Wilson
Description:
While this photo has become some faded it still has info to tell us and I count myself lucky that I was able to get hold of this one, even if it was one of the more expensive ones sadly. Sadly, also it is not dated, but it is an early view from Squaw Gulch, possible around 1894 but not sure.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The structure is the Sylvanite, or also later known as the Hartzell Mill; or even Hartsell Mill I've seen it named as. It would in its lifespan grow to be longer towards the left in this view, and they must have had its believes in this mill as it worked some years.
graphic for visual presentation of text* In background right, about 1/3 up from bottom, and about 1/7 in from right-hand side, behind the dump seen there, is some darker shades, that is the Blue Bell Tunnel Mine, an early hopeful mine that never really become anything…
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03089
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#188]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#188
Used for these Enties:
Hartzell Mill [aka the Sylvanite Mill] - 394   Blue Bell tunnel - 337   
This long distance shot of the Independence No. 1 shaft structures, is from a time before they built their massive mill in the area in the foreground, but after an experimental mill/ore-house was built at the end of the long-covered trestle seen in this view from what I've been able to gather.
The tracks in the foreground is part of the Golden Circle trackage, but some further up the hill is the dual gauge tracks of the Golden Circle and the Midland Terminal tracks as they both served the ore-houses of this mine, both close by the main structures and at the large mill/ore-house almost at center of this view.
Media Info Last Updated:
26.05.2017 (18:02:53)
Title on Image:
Stratton's Independence, Limited.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This long distance shot of the Independence No. 1 shaft structures, is from a time before they built their massive mill in the area in the foreground, but after an experimental mill/ore-house was built at the end of the long-covered trestle seen in this view from what I've been able to gather.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe tracks in the foreground is part of the Golden Circle trackage, but some further up the hill is the dual gauge tracks of the Golden Circle and the Midland Terminal tracks as they both served the ore-houses of this mine, both close by the main structures and at the large mill/ore-house almost at center of this view.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 53 in a 1901 book named Program of Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 53; Program of Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress - Cripple Creek, Colorado, July 16, 17, 18, 19, 1901 - Published in 1901.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01355
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#172]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#172
Used for these Enties:
Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   
Not the best photo, hand-colored and not very sharp in the first place. Blurred edges left and right, quite many scratches and damages to the photo itself, but still a good idea on how Gold Hill looked around September 1899 when this photo was taken. There is handwriting saying Copyright 1899 by E.A. Yelton, Photographer at 357 E. Bennett Ave., with what appears to be written Sunday Sep. 20-99 below there, but September 20, 1899 was a Wednesday, August same year has a Sunday 20th, but I am not sure what to trust, the date or the day, hence I went for the date and thought the Day was just a calculating error from whoever wrote the date.
* Near lower left-hand bottom/corner is the Cripple Creek Depot structure of Midland Terminal.
* Near lower right-hand side is seen part of the Midland Sampler with a string of boxcars in front of, and its Office Structure east of the Sampler building.
* Up on top of Gold Hill, is seen the Half Moon Mine structure, nearly 2/5 in from left-hand side and a small bit more than 2/5 up from bottom. Painted reddish and seen partly sideways, with some lighter shades of some image damages poking into the sky from it.
* Further to the right of the Half Moon is the structures of the Anchoria Leland Mine seen about middle of view sideways and a small bit more than 2/5 up from bottom. It's look make it an easy mine to spot I think.
* Even further to the right, a little lower than ridgeline of Gold Hill, is seen the Moon-Anchor Mine, a little bit more than 1/3 in from right-hand side and about 3/8 up from bottom.
Several other shaft houses are seen, but their names escape my memory for the time being, neither them, or any other the structures in this view, is really useful for any other purposes then to see where on God Hill they was located, hard to use them for a modelling purpose for instance and there is not much details to see.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.05.2017 (12:01:07)
Title on Image:
Sunrise From Cripple Creek, Colorado [View Towards Top of Gold Hill From Near M.T. Station]
Photographer [Date]:
Edgar A. Yelton [20.09.1899]
Description:
Not the best photo, hand-colored and not very sharp in the first place. Blurred edges left and right, quite many scratches and damages to the photo itself, but still a good idea on how Gold Hill looked around September 1899 when this photo was taken. There is handwriting saying Copyright 1899 by E.A. Yelton, Photographer at 357 E. Bennett Ave., with what appears to be written Sunday Sep. 20-99 below there, but September 20, 1899 was a Wednesday, August same year has a Sunday 20th, but I am not sure what to trust, the date or the day, hence I went for the date and thought the Day was just a calculating error from whoever wrote the date.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Near lower left-hand bottom/corner is the Cripple Creek Depot structure of Midland Terminal.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Near lower right-hand side is seen part of the Midland Sampler with a string of boxcars in front of, and its Office Structure east of the Sampler building.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Up on top of Gold Hill, is seen the Half Moon Mine structure, nearly 2/5 in from left-hand side and a small bit more than 2/5 up from bottom. Painted reddish and seen partly sideways, with some lighter shades of some image damages poking into the sky from it.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Further to the right of the Half Moon is the structures of the Anchoria Leland Mine seen about middle of view sideways and a small bit more than 2/5 up from bottom. It's look make it an easy mine to spot I think.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Even further to the right, a little lower than ridgeline of Gold Hill, is seen the Moon-Anchor Mine, a little bit more than 1/3 in from right-hand side and about 3/8 up from bottom.
graphic for visual presentation of textSeveral other shaft houses are seen, but their names escape my memory for the time being, neither them, or any other the structures in this view, is really useful for any other purposes then to see where on God Hill they was located, hard to use them for a modelling purpose for instance and there is not much details to see.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03192
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#187]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#187
Used for these Enties:
Moon Anchor - 56   Half Moon - 60   Anchoria-Leland - 61   Midland Sampling Works [aka Midland Sampler] - 457   
View is a negative type of Photo taken by a camera of an older type of Photograph, with not the best quality film so it is rather grainy sadly. But, the view is nice, of the Trolley car named Grace climbing Gold Hill high above Poverty Gulch, along the original steep High Line grade.
* The Smokestack poking up near lower right-hand corner behind the Trolley is part of the Chicago Tunnel operation, while the two Head-frame type of mine operations seen just above the lower end/back end of the Trolley is as far as I can tell operations on the May Queen lode claim on the left and the Granite Hill lode claim on the right.
* About middle top/down and about 1/4 in from left-hand side is the structures of the Abe Lincoln Mine, and way down in the gulch one see the M.T. Wye Trestles and to the left of them is the spur to the top of the Midland Sampler seen cutting up the hill from a spur a little down from the Abe Lincoln.
Media Info Last Updated:
20.05.2017 (21:24:37)
Title on Image:
No. 304 - Cripple Creek District Railway Trolley No. 2 - Grace - Climbing Gold Hill High Above Poverty Gulch
Photographer [Date]:
Edgar A. Yelton
Description:
View is a negative type of Photo taken by a camera of an older type of Photograph, with not the best quality film so it is rather grainy sadly. But, the view is nice, of the Trolley car named Grace climbing Gold Hill high above Poverty Gulch, along the original steep High Line grade.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Smokestack poking up near lower right-hand corner behind the Trolley is part of the Chicago Tunnel operation, while the two Head-frame type of mine operations seen just above the lower end/back end of the Trolley is as far as I can tell operations on the May Queen lode claim on the left and the Granite Hill lode claim on the right.
graphic for visual presentation of text* About middle top/down and about 1/4 in from left-hand side is the structures of the Abe Lincoln Mine, and way down in the gulch one see the M.T. Wye Trestles and to the left of them is the spur to the top of the Midland Sampler seen cutting up the hill from a spur a little down from the Abe Lincoln.
Image Note:
My Collection; Film Negative from another Photograph.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03208
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#183]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#183
Used for these Enties:
Abe Lincoln - 52   May Queen lode - 870   Granite Hill lode - 871   
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
Used for these Enties:
Ajax - 275   Dead Pine - Oliver Shaft - 274   Gold Coin - 288   Portland No. 1 - 262   Portland No. 2 - 259   Mohican [Maybe it was also spelled Mohegan] - 278   
This photo is from the western slope of Bull Hill, looking towards south, southwest near the John A. Logan mine. Down in the valley on the right-hand side of this image is the Cresson Mine, while about center sideways and 1/3 up from bottom is the Head-frame of the Gold Sovereign Mine, with the ruins of the Trilby Mill/Mine further left and a piece of the Gold Sovereign Branch line off the High Line seen climbing the hill below a big dump from one of the Dante Mine shafts seen near left-hand side about 1/3 down from top. The hill seen about 1/3 in from right-hand side is Squaw Mountain, and on the slope down into Eclipse Gulch is seen the mine operation that I think would be the Carbonate Queen. Seen about middle top/down and about 1/4 in from right-hand side.
Media Info Last Updated:
15.05.2017 (15:59:34)
Title on Image:
A View Southwest From Slope of Bull Hill - Cresson Mine Seen in Lower Right
Photographer [Date]:
Harry L. Standley
Description:
This photo is from the western slope of Bull Hill, looking towards south, southwest near the John A. Logan mine. Down in the valley on the right-hand side of this image is the Cresson Mine, while about center sideways and 1/3 up from bottom is the Head-frame of the Gold Sovereign Mine, with the ruins of the Trilby Mill/Mine further left and a piece of the Gold Sovereign Branch line off the High Line seen climbing the hill below a big dump from one of the Dante Mine shafts seen near left-hand side about 1/3 down from top. The hill seen about 1/3 in from right-hand side is Squaw Mountain, and on the slope down into Eclipse Gulch is seen the mine operation that I think would be the Carbonate Queen. Seen about middle top/down and about 1/4 in from right-hand side.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02383
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#175]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#175
Used for these Enties:
Cresson - 186   Gold Sovereign; Jackson Shaft [No. 1 Shaft?] - 199   Gold Sovereign tunnel - 200   Dante - 335   Trilby - 333   Carbonate Queen - 192   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   
This Sampler was located on Battle Mountain, at the end of the Short Line branch spur to it from its start at the main line heading down passed Goldfield to Victor. In addition, on the lower end of the sampler there was some dual gauge tracks and connection with the Golden Circle mainline up Battle Mountain, and a spur to the Midland Terminal spurs along the mainline below the Portland Mine. On the upper side, I am not sure how extensive the track connections were, but the sampler was just below the M.T. mainline along Battle Mountain so I would assume there was some connections on the upper side of the Sampler as well as on the lower end to both gauges of tracks serving the District.
Media Info Last Updated:
09.05.2017 (15:01:08)
Title on Image:
The Eagle Ore Sampling Company.
Photographer [Date]:

Description:
This Sampler was located on Battle Mountain, at the end of the Short Line branch spur to it from its start at the main line heading down passed Goldfield to Victor. In addition, on the lower end of the sampler there was some dual gauge tracks and connection with the Golden Circle mainline up Battle Mountain, and a spur to the Midland Terminal spurs along the mainline below the Portland Mine. On the upper side, I am not sure how extensive the track connections were, but the sampler was just below the M.T. mainline along Battle Mountain so I would assume there was some connections on the upper side of the Sampler as well as on the lower end to both gauges of tracks serving the District.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 57 in a 1901 book named Program of Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 57; Program of Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress - Cripple Creek, Colorado, July 16, 17, 18, 19, 1901 - Published in 1901.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01367
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#173]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#173
Used for these Enties:
Eagle Sampler - 256   
The source image had below it four names mention, and as I see four men on the right-hand side it is easy to think those four is the same persons, but I am not certain. The names given is: Eben Smith, President; W.S. Montgomery, Vice-President; R.H. Reid, Secretary & Treasurer; W.P. Dunham, General Manager.
Mine is self is known as Hull City, quite prominent and impressive located in the town of Independence on Bull Hill. Altman is on top of hill in background, left of the shaft-house. This mine was connected to the Golden Circle railroad.
Media Info Last Updated:
09.05.2017 (11:14:15)
Title on Image:
The Property of the Independence Consolidated Gold Mining Company.
Photographer [Date]:
E. Ostby
Description:
The source image had below it four names mention, and as I see four men on the right-hand side it is easy to think those four is the same persons, but I am not certain. The names given is: Eben Smith, President; W.S. Montgomery, Vice-President; R.H. Reid, Secretary & Treasurer; W.P. Dunham, General Manager.
graphic for visual presentation of textMine is self is known as Hull City, quite prominent and impressive located in the town of Independence on Bull Hill. Altman is on top of hill in background, left of the shaft-house. This mine was connected to the Golden Circle railroad.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 52 in a 1901 book named Program of Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 52; Program of Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress - Cripple Creek, Colorado, July 16, 17, 18, 19, 1901 - Published in 1901.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01354
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#171]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#171
Used for these Enties:
Hull City placer - 321   
This view of the Taylor & Brunton Sampler near the Portland Mine, shows the M.T. tracks in the foreground with no signs of the dual gauge tracks with Golden Circle which at one time was located closest to the structure in the center of this view. If that means this photo is before or after I can't tell, all I know is that there is no dual gauge seen here.
Behind the brick structure at right-hand side is seen a stone wall with a railroad car on it, that is on the Golden Circle trackage, and just behind that, on a higher elevation, is the trestle and bridge of the original High Line trolley line where it crosses the roadbed of the Golden Circle and a M.T. track going to the Portland mine Burns shaft ore-houses and grounds, that track would be behind the before mention Golden Circle railroad car on right-hand side.
Media Info Last Updated:
07.05.2017 (11:01:46)
Title on Image:
The Taylor & Brunton Sampling Co., Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view of the Taylor & Brunton Sampler near the Portland Mine, shows the M.T. tracks in the foreground with no signs of the dual gauge tracks with Golden Circle which at one time was located closest to the structure in the center of this view. If that means this photo is before or after I can't tell, all I know is that there is no dual gauge seen here.
graphic for visual presentation of textBehind the brick structure at right-hand side is seen a stone wall with a railroad car on it, that is on the Golden Circle trackage, and just behind that, on a higher elevation, is the trestle and bridge of the original High Line trolley line where it crosses the roadbed of the Golden Circle and a M.T. track going to the Portland mine Burns shaft ore-houses and grounds, that track would be behind the before mention Golden Circle railroad car on right-hand side.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 13 in a 1901 book named Program of Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 13; Program of Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress - Cripple Creek, Colorado, July 16, 17, 18, 19, 1901 - Published in 1901.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01296
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#169]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#169
Used for these Enties:
T. and B. Sampler, at Portland Mine - 263   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   Maggie Mine - 893   St. Patrick - 297   Jefferson - 290   
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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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   Victor Public Sampler - 1060   Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   
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:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#138
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   Independence Mill [aka Portland Independence Mill in Later Years] - 921   
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:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#133
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   
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
Used for these Enties:
Gold Coin - 288   Economic Mill - 160   
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:
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Gold Coin - 288   
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.
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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]
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Gold Coin - 288   
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.
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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]
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Gold Coin - 288   
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.
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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]
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Gold Coin - 288   Mary Cashen - 272   
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.
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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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Gold Coin - 288   Mary Cashen - 272   Golconda - 287   
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.
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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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Gold Coin - 288   Strong - 271   Mary Cashen - 272   Dead Pine - South Incline Shaft - 273   
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]
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Gold Coin - 288   
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.
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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]
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Gold Coin - 288   Dead Pine - South Incline Shaft - 273   St. Patrick - 297   Maggie Mine - 893   
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.
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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]
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Gold Coin - 288   Maggie Mine - 893   
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.
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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]
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Gold Coin - 288   
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.
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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]
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Gold Coin - 288   Spicer lode [aka Rexal Mine; Victor Town] - 808   
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.
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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]
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St. Patrick - 297   Gold Coin - 288   Dead Pine - South Incline Shaft - 273   
This sadly bad quality view shows the Mine looking at it from the east, showing it real close-up with the words Moon Anchor G.M. Co. clearly visible on the roof covering the head frame. You also see three sliding doors covering up two openings on the backside left - most likely for bringing in coal and other stuff. Further to the right, a couple of men is posing. This mine has in this view three smokestacks, various heights.
In the background is the town of Cripple Creek barely seen in the bad print quality of this view, also part of the Short Line grade climbing Gold Hill is seen near lower left corner.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:48:53)
Title on Image:
Moon-Anchor Mine, Sold in England for $900,000.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This sadly bad quality view shows the Mine looking at it from the east, showing it real close-up with the words Moon Anchor G.M. Co. clearly visible on the roof covering the head frame. You also see three sliding doors covering up two openings on the backside left - most likely for bringing in coal and other stuff. Further to the right, a couple of men is posing. This mine has in this view three smokestacks, various heights.
graphic for visual presentation of textIn the background is the town of Cripple Creek barely seen in the bad print quality of this view, also part of the Short Line grade climbing Gold Hill is seen near lower left corner.
Image Note:
My Collection; View is from page 16 in the July 1902 edition of the Official Guide to Cripple Creek District.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 16; Official Guide to Cripple Creek District, July 1902 (Vol. 1, No. 2) - Published in 1902.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00038
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#90]
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Moon Anchor - 56   
This long distance shot of the large complex known as the Independence Mine is taking looking west with Squaw Mountain background right. In the foreground bottom is the trackage of the Golden Circle with a large string of boxcars set out on a spur. About 1/3 from bottom and from right towards left is the location of the Midland Terminal trackage that was later connected with the Short Line trackage that might be running at the bottom of this view, outside the view I would then presume.
   There is many structures and ore-houses at this mine, the one furthest to the left, attached with a long-covered trestle, was also an experimental mill I think.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:48:49)
Title on Image:
The Great Independence Mine Sold in England for $11,000,000.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This long distance shot of the large complex known as the Independence Mine is taking looking west with Squaw Mountain background right. In the foreground bottom is the trackage of the Golden Circle with a large string of boxcars set out on a spur. About 1/3 from bottom and from right towards left is the location of the Midland Terminal trackage that was later connected with the Short Line trackage that might be running at the bottom of this view, outside the view I would then presume.
graphic for visual presentation of text There is many structures and ore-houses at this mine, the one furthest to the left, attached with a long-covered trestle, was also an experimental mill I think.
Image Note:
My Collection; View is from page 5 in the July 1902 edition of the Official Guide to Cripple Creek District.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 5; Official Guide to Cripple Creek District, July 1902 (Vol. 1, No. 2) - Published in 1902.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00033
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#89]
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Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   
A group of miners pose at the doorway on the south gable end of what I believe to be the new shaft house after the fire earlier in 1898 that burned the older structure of the Londonderry Mine. Located on Ironclad Hill, at Midway, near Cripple Creek (Teller County), Colorado. The men wear work clothes and a couple of them seem to joke about a little as they are moving about, messing up the sharpness/focus of that part of the image. Two women sit on the ground in front of two well-dressed men. A woman stands with her hand on her hip in the doorway of a building in the distance on the right. The building is made from wood planks, has a corrugated tin roof, a smoke stack, a coal shed on the left with a tank for possible water in front of that shed.
Outside the view to the right would a ore-house been located and also the balloon-loop of the Golden Circle at Vista Grande, also known as Midway as a Trolley stop on the High Line.
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25.02.2017 (11:48:40)
Title on Image:
London Derry Mine, Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
H.D. Webster [20.08.1898]
Description:
A group of miners pose at the doorway on the south gable end of what I believe to be the new shaft house after the fire earlier in 1898 that burned the older structure of the Londonderry Mine. Located on Ironclad Hill, at Midway, near Cripple Creek (Teller County), Colorado. The men wear work clothes and a couple of them seem to joke about a little as they are moving about, messing up the sharpness/focus of that part of the image. Two women sit on the ground in front of two well-dressed men. A woman stands with her hand on her hip in the doorway of a building in the distance on the right. The building is made from wood planks, has a corrugated tin roof, a smoke stack, a coal shed on the left with a tank for possible water in front of that shed.
graphic for visual presentation of textOutside the view to the right would a ore-house been located and also the balloon-loop of the Golden Circle at Vista Grande, also known as Midway as a Trolley stop on the High Line.
Image Note:
My Collection; Cropped away the cardboard frame, and enhanced it a little as it was somewhat faded.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00423
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#88]
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