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This is an enhanced view as source had flaws, a quite a bit faded, spots, discoloration, but I worked over it as best as I could. Town of Altman is seen from southwest, and the Burns Mine & head frame is visible at far left, at the edge of the image. The Shaft House of the Pinto Mine is also clearly seen where it is poking up behind the houses of Altman about 1/3 from the left. At right-hand side, about middle top/down is what I think is mining operation on the Wilson claim of the Free Coinage G.M. Co.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.11.2021 (09:43:53)
Title on Image:
Altman, Highest Incorporated Town in World - Pikes Peak in Distance.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is an enhanced view as source had flaws, a quite a bit faded, spots, discoloration, but I worked over it as best as I could. Town of Altman is seen from southwest, and the Burns Mine & head frame is visible at far left, at the edge of the image. The Shaft House of the Pinto Mine is also clearly seen where it is poking up behind the houses of Altman about 1/3 from the left. At right-hand side, about middle top/down is what I think is mining operation on the Wilson claim of the Free Coinage G.M. Co.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Enhanced, Colored edition of my 300dpi scan. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01722
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#457]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#457
Used for these Enties:
Burns - 317   Pinto - 316   
I like this Harlan Photo, even if it has many flaws. I assume this is from before the 1904 Fire that took out the town of Altman, but I really do not know. I do know that this view is taken from northwest of Altman, looking towards Bull Cliff seen as the top sticking up over the houses about center of the view sideways and about 1/3 down from top.
   * At about center top/down at left-hand side is the Orehouse of the Acacia Co. Burns Mine, with a Headframe and structures around that shaft on the right-hand side, and town of Altman houses into the center so to speak.
   * The Pinto Mine Shaft House is seen about 1/3 down from top and about 1/5 in from left-hand side, this is the shaft-house version/look I've seen most often in images/views.
   * The photographer stands on the dumping ground of the northern Pharmacist shaft house, from all I can gather of sources when I write this text November 29, 2021. Source had flaws, made on not good paper, somewhat faded, spots, discoloration, not sharp, but I worked over it as best as I could.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
29.11.2021 (16:48:34)
Title on Image:
View of the Acacia {Burns] and the Pinto Mines with Altman Town in the Background
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
I like this Harlan Photo, even if it has many flaws. I assume this is from before the 1904 Fire that took out the town of Altman, but I really do not know. I do know that this view is taken from northwest of Altman, looking towards Bull Cliff seen as the top sticking up over the houses about center of the view sideways and about 1/3 down from top.
graphic for visual presentation of text * At about center top/down at left-hand side is the Orehouse of the Acacia Co. Burns Mine, with a Headframe and structures around that shaft on the right-hand side, and town of Altman houses into the center so to speak.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The Pinto Mine Shaft House is seen about 1/3 down from top and about 1/5 in from left-hand side, this is the shaft-house version/look I've seen most often in images/views.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The photographer stands on the dumping ground of the northern Pharmacist shaft house, from all I can gather of sources when I write this text November 29, 2021. Source had flaws, made on not good paper, somewhat faded, spots, discoloration, not sharp, but I worked over it as best as I could.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Image Note:
Straightened, Scaled down, Colored view of a PPLD photo; Image Number 402-15, Courtesy of the Pikes Peak Library District. I did procure the colored version of this image.
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Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01204
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#455]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#455
Used for these Enties:
Burns - 317   Pinto - 316   
I like this USGS Photo from early Oct. 1903 by F. L. Ransome, and just wish it were even sharper and double in size as this is one rare source of mine views on east slope of Raven Hill. My knowledge (Nov. 27, 2021) is still not as great as I wish, but it is what it is.
   * In foreground right, partly seen headframe and cradle, I think this is part of the Twin Sister Mine operation, being an abandoned shaft as there are no rails on that trestle, nor are there any wheel on top of that headframe.
   * The railroad spur is the Joe Dandy branch of the Short Line, leaving the High Line at Windy Point and going down into the Shaft House of the Joe Dandy, seen just left of the center of view.
   * Joe Dandy Shaft House is easy to recognize as it has a special look to it, high, kind of square, high-sloped roof, box-like structure. In this view it appears to be enclosed ore-bins in that structure and that the railroad enters the structure.
   * About center top/down and about 1/7 in from left-hand side is the Mary Ann Mine operations. It is a special look as the headframe and hoist house are built high up on scaffolding, but being that mining produces more waste rock then pay rock it makes sense to create an area for dumping by building up the ground around the shaft first.
   * Just to the right of the Mary Ann, further into the image, is the Ore-house and Headframe of the Little Frank S. Mine operations, while closer to the photographer but still farther into the image then the Mary Ann, there appears to be a Ore-house or a smaller Shaft House, but I can't tell for sure what it is.
   * Just left of the beforementioned Joe Dandy mine is the New Haven Mine, also known as Eclipse Shaft of New Haven Mining & Milling Co., located on the Eclipse No. 1 lode. In 1900 there was a Shaft House here as per a Sanborn Fire Insurance map, but in this view there is an open shaft with a headframe and a Hoist house closer to the photographer while the Ore-bin is further into the view, which when looking at a 1908 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map gives me the feel that the hoist-house in this view started out as a shaft-house, or possible the shaft-house burned and they rebuilt, either way, this is also a headframe put up on scaffolding and filled in below and around it.
   * To the right of the beforementioned Joe Dandy, the two Shaft houses of the Ida May is seen, first the north one, smaller, higher, and further into the view and more to the right, the southern shaft house, somewhat larger. Further into the view I am lost to what I see and not see.
   * There are many smaller Head-frames in the more foreground, at least one of those is on the Brigadier, but possible also Blue Flag, I really can't tell them apart, but they help convey the feel on how crowded the ground was when all was digging holes in their search for the gold ore! And in-between, we have some homes, and even trees still standing! Also some Out-houses can be picked out.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
28.11.2021 (09:39:15)
Title on Image:
Mining Activity on Top of Raven Hill, From Windy Point in 1903
Photographer [Date]:
F. L. Ransome [08.10.1903]
Description:
I like this USGS Photo from early Oct. 1903 by F. L. Ransome, and just wish it were even sharper and double in size as this is one rare source of mine views on east slope of Raven Hill. My knowledge (Nov. 27, 2021) is still not as great as I wish, but it is what it is.
graphic for visual presentation of text * In foreground right, partly seen headframe and cradle, I think this is part of the Twin Sister Mine operation, being an abandoned shaft as there are no rails on that trestle, nor are there any wheel on top of that headframe.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The railroad spur is the Joe Dandy branch of the Short Line, leaving the High Line at Windy Point and going down into the Shaft House of the Joe Dandy, seen just left of the center of view.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Joe Dandy Shaft House is easy to recognize as it has a special look to it, high, kind of square, high-sloped roof, box-like structure. In this view it appears to be enclosed ore-bins in that structure and that the railroad enters the structure.
graphic for visual presentation of text * About center top/down and about 1/7 in from left-hand side is the Mary Ann Mine operations. It is a special look as the headframe and hoist house are built high up on scaffolding, but being that mining produces more waste rock then pay rock it makes sense to create an area for dumping by building up the ground around the shaft first.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Just to the right of the Mary Ann, further into the image, is the Ore-house and Headframe of the Little Frank S. Mine operations, while closer to the photographer but still farther into the image then the Mary Ann, there appears to be a Ore-house or a smaller Shaft House, but I can't tell for sure what it is.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Just left of the beforementioned Joe Dandy mine is the New Haven Mine, also known as Eclipse Shaft of New Haven Mining & Milling Co., located on the Eclipse No. 1 lode. In 1900 there was a Shaft House here as per a Sanborn Fire Insurance map, but in this view there is an open shaft with a headframe and a Hoist house closer to the photographer while the Ore-bin is further into the view, which when looking at a 1908 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map gives me the feel that the hoist-house in this view started out as a shaft-house, or possible the shaft-house burned and they rebuilt, either way, this is also a headframe put up on scaffolding and filled in below and around it.
graphic for visual presentation of text * To the right of the beforementioned Joe Dandy, the two Shaft houses of the Ida May is seen, first the north one, smaller, higher, and further into the view and more to the right, the southern shaft house, somewhat larger. Further into the view I am lost to what I see and not see.
graphic for visual presentation of text * There are many smaller Head-frames in the more foreground, at least one of those is on the Brigadier, but possible also Blue Flag, I really can't tell them apart, but they help convey the feel on how crowded the ground was when all was digging holes in their search for the gold ore! And in-between, we have some homes, and even trees still standing! Also some Out-houses can be picked out.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Image Note:
View is Scaled down, Colored, Cropped, from the USGS image rfl00508. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Copyright Notice:
This USGS product is considered to be in the U.S. public domain. For further information on the USGS Information Policies and Instructions, refer to the Copyrights and Credits section on this web page: http://www.usgs.gov/laws/info_policies.html
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-02400
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#453]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#453
Used for these Enties:
Twin Sisters - 91   Brigadier - 193   Ida May [Raven Hill] - 194   Joe Dandy - 195   Little Frank - 205   Mary Ann - 207   Eclipse No. 1 - 429   
I like this USGS Photo from early Oct. 1903 by F. L. Ransome, and just wish it were even sharper and double in size as this is one rare source of mine views on east slope of Raven Hill. My knowledge (Nov. 27, 2021) is still not as great as I wish, but it is what it is.
   * From upper right, the small headframe against the sky I think is the Twin Sister Mine operation.
   * Further left, about 3/7 from right-hand side, two mines are seen against the sky, the front one is the Red Umbrella Mine with its Shaft House, and the one behind there, up in the sky, is the Mary Ann Mine operations.
   * About 1/3 in from left-hand side, still against the sky, is the large Joe Dandy Mine operation, with its easy to recognize Shaft house and large dump extending out in a southernly direction.
   * Behind the beforementioned dump of the Joe Dandy, the top of the southern Shaft house of the Ida May is poking up.
   * About 1/10 in from left-hand side and slightly below the sightline from the Joe Dandy dump is the Little Frank S. operations, there is a dump there, a Ore-house, but rest is impossible to see as it is too far into the image and zooming gave very little details. Thankfully USGS has another view by Mr. Ransome from another angle saying there is a Headframe at this mine, and from zooming I will claim there is a larger Hoist-house behind that headframe, but sadly that is behind the Joe Dandy dump in the beforementioned other USGS view.
   * A little to the right of the beforementioned Joe Dandy is a smaller Headframe operation that is located on the Eclipse No. 1 Lode, also known as Eclipse Shaft of New Haven Mining & Milling Co., or just New Haven Mine. The headframe is seen against the sky, with the Hoist house to the right and an Ore-bin to the left of the dump and the north Shaft house of the Ida May poking up behind the dump.
   * I think the Bertha B. Mine is the one with the Headframe, Hoist-house with a high smokestack and a larger dump, seen below and to the left of the Joe Dandy, but identifying Mines further down the hill was harder.
   * I think the smaller Headframe, Hoist house and dump seen below and more to the right of the Joe Dandy, and below with slightly to the left of the before mention Red Umbrella, that operation I think is the Kentucky Belle mine, but it is getting harder and harder to tell for sure now what is what.
   * In lower left there is a substantial dump and a Adit type of mine, while behind that tree in the foreground I think we would have been able to see a headframe type of operation, both part of the Mary L. Mine, where the USGS 1906 Report has the Adit/tunnel marked as 'Texas Tunnel', which I never found any info about by this date, maybe I will in the future.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
28.11.2021 (09:37:18)
Title on Image:
Raven Hill Summit From Bull Hill, with Joe Dandy Mine in 1903
Photographer [Date]:
F. L. Ransome [07.10.1903]
Description:
I like this USGS Photo from early Oct. 1903 by F. L. Ransome, and just wish it were even sharper and double in size as this is one rare source of mine views on east slope of Raven Hill. My knowledge (Nov. 27, 2021) is still not as great as I wish, but it is what it is.
graphic for visual presentation of text * From upper right, the small headframe against the sky I think is the Twin Sister Mine operation.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Further left, about 3/7 from right-hand side, two mines are seen against the sky, the front one is the Red Umbrella Mine with its Shaft House, and the one behind there, up in the sky, is the Mary Ann Mine operations.
graphic for visual presentation of text * About 1/3 in from left-hand side, still against the sky, is the large Joe Dandy Mine operation, with its easy to recognize Shaft house and large dump extending out in a southernly direction.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Behind the beforementioned dump of the Joe Dandy, the top of the southern Shaft house of the Ida May is poking up.
graphic for visual presentation of text * About 1/10 in from left-hand side and slightly below the sightline from the Joe Dandy dump is the Little Frank S. operations, there is a dump there, a Ore-house, but rest is impossible to see as it is too far into the image and zooming gave very little details. Thankfully USGS has another view by Mr. Ransome from another angle saying there is a Headframe at this mine, and from zooming I will claim there is a larger Hoist-house behind that headframe, but sadly that is behind the Joe Dandy dump in the beforementioned other USGS view.
graphic for visual presentation of text * A little to the right of the beforementioned Joe Dandy is a smaller Headframe operation that is located on the Eclipse No. 1 Lode, also known as Eclipse Shaft of New Haven Mining & Milling Co., or just New Haven Mine. The headframe is seen against the sky, with the Hoist house to the right and an Ore-bin to the left of the dump and the north Shaft house of the Ida May poking up behind the dump.
graphic for visual presentation of text * I think the Bertha B. Mine is the one with the Headframe, Hoist-house with a high smokestack and a larger dump, seen below and to the left of the Joe Dandy, but identifying Mines further down the hill was harder.
graphic for visual presentation of text * I think the smaller Headframe, Hoist house and dump seen below and more to the right of the Joe Dandy, and below with slightly to the left of the before mention Red Umbrella, that operation I think is the Kentucky Belle mine, but it is getting harder and harder to tell for sure now what is what.
graphic for visual presentation of text * In lower left there is a substantial dump and a Adit type of mine, while behind that tree in the foreground I think we would have been able to see a headframe type of operation, both part of the Mary L. Mine, where the USGS 1906 Report has the Adit/tunnel marked as 'Texas Tunnel', which I never found any info about by this date, maybe I will in the future.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Image Note:
View is Scaled down, Colored, Cropped, from the USGS image rfl00509. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Copyright Notice:
This USGS product is considered to be in the U.S. public domain. For further information on the USGS Information Policies and Instructions, refer to the Copyrights and Credits section on this web page: http://www.usgs.gov/laws/info_policies.html
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-02399
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#451]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#451
Used for these Enties:
Twin Sisters - 91   Ida May [Raven Hill] - 194   Joe Dandy - 195   Red Umbrella - 196   Mary L. - 203   Bertha B. - 204   Little Frank - 205   Mary Ann - 207   Kentucky Belle - 323   Eclipse No. 1 - 429   
This is not the best quality image, but as I have not seen this view before I am happy to have what I have. There was no info given with this image, but it was used in a text about the Little Frank S. mine on Raven Hill so it might be from that mine operation, though I have my doubts. Personally, I think it was just used as an image to illustrate underground workings, might not even be a Cripple Creek based image…
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
26.11.2021 (20:03:05)
Title on Image:
Miners at Work Underground in Candle Light
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is not the best quality image, but as I have not seen this view before I am happy to have what I have. There was no info given with this image, but it was used in a text about the Little Frank S. mine on Raven Hill so it might be from that mine operation, though I have my doubts. Personally, I think it was just used as an image to illustrate underground workings, might not even be a Cripple Creek based image…
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 89 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 89; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-02013
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#450]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#450
Used for these Enties:
Little Frank - 205   
This 'Private Mailing Card' type of Postcard, published by W. A. Loper in Cripple Creek is not the best start point but it is for now the best full view I have of this scene on Bull Hill. Due to the source being a print-type of postcard, and being less than half sized of a normal postcard, also red-inked, the base quality of the view was limiting what I could get out of it, but this view from west side of the Wild Horse Shaft House is still, as said, a great one as it is a rare view, and one I hope to find as a photograph in good quality one day! I have a cropped edition of this view in another printed source also.
   Regarding the scene, there are three ore-cars at a dump that is growing and a fourth is standing alone further to the right. The Shaft House has a Horse painted on it together with the name 'Wild' above the horse drawing and 'Consolidated G. M. Co.' below the horse drawing – quite cool! The whole structure is a long narrow one, with the Electric Hoist House at the right-hand side and the Ore House at the left-hand side.
   Being this postcard is stamped July 17, 1902, the base pic must be from not later than early July 1902 as it takes time to prepare a postcard print batch with engraving an all. But it is to me impossible to date it further, all I can say is this scene fits the look drawn on a 1900 Sanborn Fire Insurance map, making it possible also to be a late 1899 or 1900 photograph.
Media Info Last Updated:
26.11.2021 (14:16:11)
Title on Image:
West Side of the Wild Horse Mine on Bull Hill
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This 'Private Mailing Card' type of Postcard, published by W. A. Loper in Cripple Creek is not the best start point but it is for now the best full view I have of this scene on Bull Hill. Due to the source being a print-type of postcard, and being less than half sized of a normal postcard, also red-inked, the base quality of the view was limiting what I could get out of it, but this view from west side of the Wild Horse Shaft House is still, as said, a great one as it is a rare view, and one I hope to find as a photograph in good quality one day! I have a cropped edition of this view in another printed source also.
graphic for visual presentation of text Regarding the scene, there are three ore-cars at a dump that is growing and a fourth is standing alone further to the right. The Shaft House has a Horse painted on it together with the name 'Wild' above the horse drawing and 'Consolidated G. M. Co.' below the horse drawing – quite cool! The whole structure is a long narrow one, with the Electric Hoist House at the right-hand side and the Ore House at the left-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text Being this postcard is stamped July 17, 1902, the base pic must be from not later than early July 1902 as it takes time to prepare a postcard print batch with engraving an all. But it is to me impossible to date it further, all I can say is this scene fits the look drawn on a 1900 Sanborn Fire Insurance map, making it possible also to be a late 1899 or 1900 photograph.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Private Mailing Card Postcard by W. A. Loper, Cripple Creek - Published in ????.
  • Page 17; Seeing Cripple Creek, January 1904 (Vol. 2, No. 2) - Published in 1904.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01445
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#447]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#447
Used for these Enties:
Wild Horse - 99   
I don't know when the photo was by Lehr was taken, being a postcard there might have been a clue as the backside of the card is marked with a square AZO mark, indicating the card to be from the 1926 to the 1940's, but the image itself is earlier than that timeframe!
   Reason it cannot be the timeframe the card is from is that there is no trace of the spur up to the Blue Bird Mine (spur was built in 1903). But the High Line is there so this is from early 1898 till about early 1903, depending on when the Blue Bird spur was created. Another clue to dating this is that the mines of the Gold Sovereign has not became big operations yet. This as I have seen a 1908 image from a different angle showing a totally different scene here, making this an earlier view!
   There are lot of work going on in this view though, from the American Eagle against the sky at top to the large dump of the John A. Logan Mine and the Dante Mine dumps partly seen near top right. Near the bottom is the Gold Sovereign operation but I also assume we see the Maggie near bottom left and possible both Draper and Sadie Bell at lower right, very hard to decode what is what.
Media Info Last Updated:
26.11.2021 (14:15:09)
Title on Image:
Bull Hill Mines Victor Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
William H. Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Description:
I don't know when the photo was by Lehr was taken, being a postcard there might have been a clue as the backside of the card is marked with a square AZO mark, indicating the card to be from the 1926 to the 1940's, but the image itself is earlier than that timeframe!
graphic for visual presentation of text Reason it cannot be the timeframe the card is from is that there is no trace of the spur up to the Blue Bird Mine (spur was built in 1903). But the High Line is there so this is from early 1898 till about early 1903, depending on when the Blue Bird spur was created. Another clue to dating this is that the mines of the Gold Sovereign has not became big operations yet. This as I have seen a 1908 image from a different angle showing a totally different scene here, making this an earlier view!
graphic for visual presentation of text There are lot of work going on in this view though, from the American Eagle against the sky at top to the large dump of the John A. Logan Mine and the Dante Mine dumps partly seen near top right. Near the bottom is the Gold Sovereign operation but I also assume we see the Maggie near bottom left and possible both Draper and Sadie Bell at lower right, very hard to decode what is what.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01398
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#442]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#442
Used for these Enties:
Gold Sovereign; Jackson Shaft [No. 1 Shaft?] - 199   Gold Sovereign tunnel - 200   American Eagle - 312   John A. Logan - 311   Dante - 335   Maggie - 198   
Being this is from a printed source, I do not expect too much clarity, but thankfully the image was filling much of the page, making it at least a useful type of image. By the time I write this text in late November 2021 I know of this view in three printed sources but assume it will show up in more as time goes by and I get myself an even better overview.
   Regarding this scene though, in the foreground is the Victor railroad yard of the 3-foot narrow-gauge F. & C. C., with many boxcars, a few gondola type of cars, one locomotive, and at least one flatcar with lumbers on it. The whole yard is in a curve, and at left-hand side a growing dump from the Strong Mine is growing up, access to it is via a long truss-type of bridge from the Ore-house of the Strong Mine, which Shaft-house is seen quite nicely with several structures.
   Battle Mountain is the hill in the background, while on the left-hand side background Squaw Mountain fill the sky so to speak. About center, just to the right of it, in the background, against the sky, the huge Shaft-house of the Ajax mine are seen, with a s smaller Head-frame operation seen much closer to the Strong, most likely on the Black Diamond ground, but hard to tell for certain. What I do know, but hard to see in this view, is that the original High Line trolley grade is coming down the hill below that before mention Headframe.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
26.11.2021 (12:19:52)
Title on Image:
The Strong Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Being this is from a printed source, I do not expect too much clarity, but thankfully the image was filling much of the page, making it at least a useful type of image. By the time I write this text in late November 2021 I know of this view in three printed sources but assume it will show up in more as time goes by and I get myself an even better overview.
graphic for visual presentation of text Regarding this scene though, in the foreground is the Victor railroad yard of the 3-foot narrow-gauge F. & C. C., with many boxcars, a few gondola type of cars, one locomotive, and at least one flatcar with lumbers on it. The whole yard is in a curve, and at left-hand side a growing dump from the Strong Mine is growing up, access to it is via a long truss-type of bridge from the Ore-house of the Strong Mine, which Shaft-house is seen quite nicely with several structures.
graphic for visual presentation of text Battle Mountain is the hill in the background, while on the left-hand side background Squaw Mountain fill the sky so to speak. About center, just to the right of it, in the background, against the sky, the huge Shaft-house of the Ajax mine are seen, with a s smaller Head-frame operation seen much closer to the Strong, most likely on the Black Diamond ground, but hard to tell for certain. What I do know, but hard to see in this view, is that the original High Line trolley grade is coming down the hill below that before mention Headframe.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 88 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 88; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
  • Seeing Cripple Creek, January 1905 (Vol. 4, No. 2) (page 33) - Published in 1905.
  • Seeing Cripple Creek, July 1905 (Vol. 5, No. 2) (page 33) - Published in 1905.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-02011
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#449]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#449
Used for these Enties:
Strong - 271   Ajax - 275   
This is a view of the second edition of the massive Economic Mill in Eclipse Gulch, on the west part of Squaw Mountain. First edition stopped at the large wall in lower right with all the windows on it. Around 1903 there would be other changes, the most visible one is that the tunnel portal structure changes from what I her see as a shed like structure into a larger house look with an arched entry.
   Regarding this scene though, they have built the Ore-shed up at the railroad yard where the 3-foot narrow-gauge F. & C.C. enters from the left, while from the right, the Short Line had a spur coming in from a sort of switch back as the roadbed of the Low Line and Short Line is seen about 1/3 down from top of image, the second highest roadbed in this view. There is a square Water-tank of 52000-gallons size that was iron-cladded up there alongside the tracks of the Low Line. Above that track is the Midland Terminal, and below is the mainline of the F. & C.C.
   The structure all the way at left about middle top/down was a brick structure holding the Office and Assay Office, while the smaller structure about 1/3 in from left-hand side and just up from bottom, the one with the high narrow smokestack on it, as per a Sanborn Fire Insurance map, was also a brick structure holding a boiler and marked as Laboratory. Rest of the structures seen are wood covered in iron-clad sidings, painted.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.11.2021 (11:42:28)
Title on Image:
The Economic Gold Extraction Company Economic Mill in Eclipse Gulch
Photographer [Date]:

Description:
This is a view of the second edition of the massive Economic Mill in Eclipse Gulch, on the west part of Squaw Mountain. First edition stopped at the large wall in lower right with all the windows on it. Around 1903 there would be other changes, the most visible one is that the tunnel portal structure changes from what I her see as a shed like structure into a larger house look with an arched entry.
graphic for visual presentation of text Regarding this scene though, they have built the Ore-shed up at the railroad yard where the 3-foot narrow-gauge F. & C.C. enters from the left, while from the right, the Short Line had a spur coming in from a sort of switch back as the roadbed of the Low Line and Short Line is seen about 1/3 down from top of image, the second highest roadbed in this view. There is a square Water-tank of 52000-gallons size that was iron-cladded up there alongside the tracks of the Low Line. Above that track is the Midland Terminal, and below is the mainline of the F. & C.C.
graphic for visual presentation of text The structure all the way at left about middle top/down was a brick structure holding the Office and Assay Office, while the smaller structure about 1/3 in from left-hand side and just up from bottom, the one with the high narrow smokestack on it, as per a Sanborn Fire Insurance map, was also a brick structure holding a boiler and marked as Laboratory. Rest of the structures seen are wood covered in iron-clad sidings, painted.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Image Note:
View is Straightened, Twisted, Colored, from Facebook post Cripple Creek Museum. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Copyright Notice:
Courtesy Cripple Creek Museum, Facebook Page. Colored edition procured by Linda Irene Tingvik
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 32; Cripple Creek and Colorado Springs Illustrated; published in 1896 by Warren & Stride. - Published in 1896.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01556
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#448]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#448
Used for these Enties:
Economic Mill - 160   
This wonderful 1903 view from near top of Bull Hill is taken in Northwesterly direction and looks across Ironclad Hill where the Londonderry Mine can be seen about 1/3 up from bottom 2/5 in from left-hand side. In addition top part of Globe Hill is seen at about middle top/down left-hand side, with several mines there sort of visible, like what I think is the Plymouth Rock Mine with the Deerhorn or Gold(en) Crater mine and what I think is the Lady Stith Mine, and also some of the structures belonging to the Stratton company. In addition, about middle top/down and 2/5 in from right-hand side there is a string of Box cars along a spur on the Short Line at Hoosier Pass.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.11.2021 (08:43:11)
Title on Image:
Rhyolite Mountain From Summit of Bull Hill.
Photographer [Date]:
F. L. Ransome [08.10.1903]
Description:
This wonderful 1903 view from near top of Bull Hill is taken in Northwesterly direction and looks across Ironclad Hill where the Londonderry Mine can be seen about 1/3 up from bottom 2/5 in from left-hand side. In addition top part of Globe Hill is seen at about middle top/down left-hand side, with several mines there sort of visible, like what I think is the Plymouth Rock Mine with the Deerhorn or Gold(en) Crater mine and what I think is the Lady Stith Mine, and also some of the structures belonging to the Stratton company. In addition, about middle top/down and 2/5 in from right-hand side there is a string of Box cars along a spur on the Short Line at Hoosier Pass.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
View is Enhanced, Cropped, Scaled, Colored, from the USGS image rfl00506. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Copyright Notice:
This USGS product is considered to be in the U.S. public domain. For further information on the USGS Information Policies and Instructions, refer to the Copyrights and Credits section on this web page: http://www.usgs.gov/laws/info_policies.html
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page ?; Geology and Gold Deposits of the Cripple Creek District; published in 1906 by United States Geological Survey as Geological Survey Professional Paper 54 - Published in 1896.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-02028
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#417]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#417
Used for these Enties:
Deerhorn [aka Gold Crater or Golden Crater] - 80   Lady Stith Mine [Globe Hill] - 79   Close Shave Lode [Globe Hill] - 1492   Plymouth Rock No. 2 Mine [Globe Hill] - 82   Londonderry - 97   Hoosier - 33   
This is a scan of a photo-negative that is from some unknown issue of print source of the mining journal known as Mining Reporter. I used my 1200-dpi scan as a base, and scaled it down to 3000 pixels wide in order to get some colors unto it, not the best result, but it is useable as an illustration till I get around to scan the version I am pretty sure I also seen in a Portland Annual source I own in my print-collection. Being a print source, the paper was thin and text from the other side poked through, so I blurred the sky part and that made it break with the rest of the view, but, see past that.
  Scene is from the hills west of Colorado Springs, looking at a close-up of the immense Portland Mill, which is being built in this view, and dating this to be around 1902. I find this image quite interesting as we get to see the skeleton of some of the massive structures, and I like that!
  In the foreground is the mainline of the Short Line railroad climbing the foothills before it disappears from view into the mountains in the background on the way to Cripple Creek. The right most part of the skeleton is the ore-receiving part of the mill and shall be connected to the Short Line outside the view at right, higher up the hill.
  I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.11.2021 (08:38:44)
Title on Image:
Portland Mill During Construction
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is a scan of a photo-negative that is from some unknown issue of print source of the mining journal known as Mining Reporter. I used my 1200-dpi scan as a base, and scaled it down to 3000 pixels wide in order to get some colors unto it, not the best result, but it is useable as an illustration till I get around to scan the version I am pretty sure I also seen in a Portland Annual source I own in my print-collection. Being a print source, the paper was thin and text from the other side poked through, so I blurred the sky part and that made it break with the rest of the view, but, see past that.
graphic for visual presentation of text  Scene is from the hills west of Colorado Springs, looking at a close-up of the immense Portland Mill, which is being built in this view, and dating this to be around 1902. I find this image quite interesting as we get to see the skeleton of some of the massive structures, and I like that!
graphic for visual presentation of text  In the foreground is the mainline of the Short Line railroad climbing the foothills before it disappears from view into the mountains in the background on the way to Cripple Creek. The right most part of the skeleton is the ore-receiving part of the mill and shall be connected to the Short Line outside the view at right, higher up the hill.
graphic for visual presentation of text  I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photo-Negative from unknown Mining Reporter issue. I did procure the colored version from a straighten, cropped, scaled down 1200dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page ?; Mining Reporter unknown issue - Published in ????.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01406
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#446]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#446
Used for these Enties:
Portland Mill [Colorado Spring] - 895   
This is a scan of a photo-negative that turned out to be a copy from a Portland G.M. Co. Annual Report, dated 1902. I've colored the 300-dpi scan, which was not a large size, but it is useable as an illustration till I get around to scan the source as I have that Annual in my print-collection.
  Scene is from the hills west of Colorado Springs, looking at the mountain range that the Short Line climbed on its way to Cripple Creek. Not easy to see in this view, but the Short Line mainline enters this image about center top/down on the right-hand side and climbs almost 1/3 into the image before it climbs passed the immense Portland Mill which is seen from a distance and disappears from view. I assume both those water ponds in the foreground has some relevance to the mill operation but can't recall read anything about it so can't say anything.
  I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.11.2021 (08:38:37)
Title on Image:
Water Ponds with Portland Mill in the Distance
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
This is a scan of a photo-negative that turned out to be a copy from a Portland G.M. Co. Annual Report, dated 1902. I've colored the 300-dpi scan, which was not a large size, but it is useable as an illustration till I get around to scan the source as I have that Annual in my print-collection.
graphic for visual presentation of text  Scene is from the hills west of Colorado Springs, looking at the mountain range that the Short Line climbed on its way to Cripple Creek. Not easy to see in this view, but the Short Line mainline enters this image about center top/down on the right-hand side and climbs almost 1/3 into the image before it climbs passed the immense Portland Mill which is seen from a distance and disappears from view. I assume both those water ponds in the foreground has some relevance to the mill operation but can't recall read anything about it so can't say anything.
graphic for visual presentation of text  I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photo-Negative from Portland G.M. Co. 1902 Annual Report. I did procure the colored version of the 300dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 69; Annual Reports, Portland Gold Mining Co. - 1902 - Published in 1902.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01137
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#445]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#445
Used for these Enties:
Portland Mill [Colorado Spring] - 895   
This is the large Portland Mill along the Short Line in Colorado Springs, built in 1902. It was a chlorination first, later also a cyanide mill built for the exclusive treatment of Cripple Creek ores. It converted the crude gold-bearing rock into bullion. The Mill closed in 1918, and as with the grade of the Short Line in this area, near impossible to find any traces of it judging from aerial photos I've seen.
Media Info Last Updated:
22.11.2021 (21:12:42)
Title on Image:
One of the Big Mills. Portland Mill at Colorado Springs
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is the large Portland Mill along the Short Line in Colorado Springs, built in 1902. It was a chlorination first, later also a cyanide mill built for the exclusive treatment of Cripple Creek ores. It converted the crude gold-bearing rock into bullion. The Mill closed in 1918, and as with the grade of the Short Line in this area, near impossible to find any traces of it judging from aerial photos I've seen.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 38 in the 1908 Official Summary of the Certified Reports of Companies Listed on the Colorado Mining Stock Exchange; from a 300dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 38; The Official Summary of the Certified Reports of Companies Listed on the Colorado Mining Stock Exchange - January 1908 - Published in 1908.
  • Page 84; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01535
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#366]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#366
Used for these Enties:
Portland Mill [Colorado Spring] - 895   
This scene is from 1901 to 1902, as the original High Line is seen in this view, running in front of the darker fence seen about 1/3 up from bottom between the house in front and the houses about center of the view. And in the background, up below the Portland No. 2 Shaft, there is railroad cars seen that belongs to the Short Line Portland Spur, hence, the date is in this timeframe.
  Beside the Portland No. 2 Shaft up against the sky, the huge Portland No. 1 is seen a little bit further down the hill, with railroad cars in front of the many Ore-houses at the mine, and the many structures belonging to the mine.
  I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
22.11.2021 (15:18:14)
Title on Image:
The Portland Mines
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
This scene is from 1901 to 1902, as the original High Line is seen in this view, running in front of the darker fence seen about 1/3 up from bottom between the house in front and the houses about center of the view. And in the background, up below the Portland No. 2 Shaft, there is railroad cars seen that belongs to the Short Line Portland Spur, hence, the date is in this timeframe.
graphic for visual presentation of text  Beside the Portland No. 2 Shaft up against the sky, the huge Portland No. 1 is seen a little bit further down the hill, with railroad cars in front of the many Ore-houses at the mine, and the many structures belonging to the mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text  I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 82 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 82; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
  • Gray-toned Postcard published as No. 2580 by Mc. Gillis Bros., Cripple Creek, Colo.; Printed in Germany - Published in ????.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-02004
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#444]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#444
Used for these Enties:
Portland No. 1 - 262   Portland No. 2 - 259   
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:
21.11.2021 (16:26:21)
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; Battle Mtn] - 1871   Victor Public Sampler - 1060   
As this photo appears in a February/March 1896 publication, this dates the photo to no later than early 1896, but more likely to 1895, I doubt 1894 but can't see anything in the view to rule it out either...
   Why Mr. Harlan indicates Independence Mine No. 2 as Portland No. 2 I do not know, but this is at least the second image I've seen him do it on. Both are from around 1895/1896, so either that mine used to locally be known as that, or he just has his info crossed... Me think the latter. Other publications from this timeframe say that the structure is the Independence No. 2 Mine, including a Sanborn fire Insurance Map. The Portland No. 2 is further uphill from No. 1, in this view that would be outside the view at top right.
   The small mine in the foreground is operations on the Blue Stocking Mine, not sure which part of the claim as per info in Hills 1900 Manual this claim is partly owned by two companies, whereas the Portland Gold Mining Company is one of those. Same is the Black Diamond, the Scranton and the Anna Lee mines, all marked out in this view, all of them also became part of the great Portland Gold Mining company.
   About middle of image, top/down, the Midland Terminal roadbed of the mainline along Battle Mountain is seen, and in just a couple of years this scene will change very much as the dumps grows to immense dimensions.
   I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
21.11.2021 (16:02:49)
Title on Image:
The Blue Stocking Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
As this photo appears in a February/March 1896 publication, this dates the photo to no later than early 1896, but more likely to 1895, I doubt 1894 but can't see anything in the view to rule it out either...
graphic for visual presentation of text Why Mr. Harlan indicates Independence Mine No. 2 as Portland No. 2 I do not know, but this is at least the second image I've seen him do it on. Both are from around 1895/1896, so either that mine used to locally be known as that, or he just has his info crossed... Me think the latter. Other publications from this timeframe say that the structure is the Independence No. 2 Mine, including a Sanborn fire Insurance Map. The Portland No. 2 is further uphill from No. 1, in this view that would be outside the view at top right.
graphic for visual presentation of text The small mine in the foreground is operations on the Blue Stocking Mine, not sure which part of the claim as per info in Hills 1900 Manual this claim is partly owned by two companies, whereas the Portland Gold Mining Company is one of those. Same is the Black Diamond, the Scranton and the Anna Lee mines, all marked out in this view, all of them also became part of the great Portland Gold Mining company.
graphic for visual presentation of text About middle of image, top/down, the Midland Terminal roadbed of the mainline along Battle Mountain is seen, and in just a couple of years this scene will change very much as the dumps grows to immense dimensions.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 28 in the Quarterly Sentinel [Vol. 1 - 1896]. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 28; The Quarterly Sentinel [Vol. 1 - 1896; History of Cripple Creek] - Published in 1896.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00536
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#411]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#411
Used for these Enties:
Blue Stocking Mine [Battle Mtn] - 1073   Stratton's Independence No. 2 - 265   Black Diamond Mine [Battle Mtn] - 1057   Portland No. 1 - 262   Scranton Shaft [Battle Mtn] - 1058   Anna Lee [aka Anne Lee; Battle Mtn] - 1871   
As a nearly identical photo appeared in a February/March 1896 publication, and copyrighted 1895, I assume this photo to been taken no later than sometime in 1895 as well.
   This scene on Battle Mountain is an early one, from before the Golden Circle Railroad was built, and the area drastically changed look/character. In foreground left-hand side, almost middle up, is the headframe of the Granite mine, with the dump of the Lowell mine seen about the height of the headframe up the hill. Further up the hill and a little to the right, against the sky, is the Shaft-house, ore-house and dump of the Anna Lee mine. Further downhill to the right, still against the sky, is the Shaft-house, ore-house, dump of the Bob Tail mine, while in the background right is structures belonging to the Portland Mine – possible already the early Burns Shaft of the Portland.
   I did procure the colored image; source had a gray-tone image, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
21.11.2021 (16:00:57)
Title on Image:
South Slope Battle Mountain, with the Granite, Lowell Dump, Anna Lee, Bob Tail & Portland Mines
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
As a nearly identical photo appeared in a February/March 1896 publication, and copyrighted 1895, I assume this photo to been taken no later than sometime in 1895 as well.
graphic for visual presentation of text This scene on Battle Mountain is an early one, from before the Golden Circle Railroad was built, and the area drastically changed look/character. In foreground left-hand side, almost middle up, is the headframe of the Granite mine, with the dump of the Lowell mine seen about the height of the headframe up the hill. Further up the hill and a little to the right, against the sky, is the Shaft-house, ore-house and dump of the Anna Lee mine. Further downhill to the right, still against the sky, is the Shaft-house, ore-house, dump of the Bob Tail mine, while in the background right is structures belonging to the Portland Mine – possible already the early Burns Shaft of the Portland.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored image; source had a gray-tone image, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 16 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 16; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01957
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#385]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#385
Used for these Enties:
Granite - 261   Lowell - 260   Anna Lee [aka Anne Lee; Battle Mtn] - 1871   Bob-Tail Mine - 1056   Portland No. 1 - 262   
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Media Info Last Updated:
21.11.2021 (16:00:30)
Title on Image:
Independence and Portland Mines, Battle Mountain, Cripple Creek Mining District
Photographer [Date]:
William Edward Hook
Description:
This view shows several of the earlier mines on Battle Mountain, looking in a westerly direction.
graphic for visual presentation of text We see near left-hand side and about 1/3 from top-left the East and partly south side of the Old Independence Mine, with the ore-house in front of the shaft house, and partly hiding the west most part of it.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further up the hill to right is seen the well-known Independence Mine (No. 1) with its large Shaft House.
graphic for visual presentation of text If we go left about 1/3 from right-hand side, and about 1/4 down from top we see the large Shaft House of the Independence No. 2 shaft, with the M.T. railroad in front of it and not the greatest dump there yet. This makes this view earlier than a H.S. Poley view (My ID I-01172) which is dated around 1895, early 1896.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further up the hill is seen several shaft houses that shall disappear as the Portland Mine expand and engulf several of them, and in this view the larger ore-house seen in the before mention Poley view, which I have thought of as part of the Portland mine, that is no-where here to be seen below the shaft house of the Bob-Tail mine which is the structure at left of the Independence No. 2 where a single smokestack is poking up near end of the long sloping roof on the right side.
graphic for visual presentation of text A little left and downhill a tiny bit and more west is the smaller Shaft House of the Lowell Mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text Just above the Independence No. 2 is the original Portland Mine, just behind the smokestack of the Independence.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Black Diamond is located just left of the Portland mine, hard to see even in the 100% view of this photo. Hiding mostly also behind the Independence No. 2.
graphic for visual presentation of text Above the Portland and to the right, near the top is the Anna Lee mine, with a small ore-house in front and a smokestack seems to be located outside the shaft house itself, or at least at the lowest end of the long roof.
graphic for visual presentation of text Below the Anna Lee is seen the Scranton shaft, with its shaft house extended to make a different slope on the short roof side.
Image Note:

Copyright Notice:
Copyright restrictions applying to use or reproduction of this image available from the Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, at photosales@denverlibrary.org.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01171
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#84]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#84
Used for these Enties:
Old Independence Mine - 1055   Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   Stratton's Independence No. 2 - 265   Bob-Tail Mine - 1056   Lowell - 260   Black Diamond Mine [Battle Mtn] - 1057   Anna Lee [aka Anne Lee; Battle Mtn] - 1871   Scranton Shaft [Battle Mtn] - 1058   
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Media Info Last Updated:
21.11.2021 (15:59:26)
Title on Image:
East Victor Showing Strong, Independence, Portland and Anna Lee Mines
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
This view is an early one of mines on Battle Mountain as there are hardly any mines to see, and, there is no sight of the yet to come grading of the M.T. railroad.
graphic for visual presentation of textThere is a large X marking the site of the Old Independence Mine where one see the ore-house just right of the X. The ore-house is in front of the shaft house, and partly hiding the western part of the shaft house.
graphic for visual presentation of textFurther up right is seen the well-known Independence Mine, which is under construction or repairs as there is scaffolding along the walls. I think it is just recently been built.
graphic for visual presentation of textBelow the Old Independence, just under the large X, there is a large structure that looks like some sort of a storage hall, yet to figure out what that is as of 25.01.2017.
graphic for visual presentation of textFurther up the hill behind and right of the large shaft house of the Independence there are seen the early beginnings of several mines seen on my ID: I-01171 (DPL Call Number: X-62585, by Hook), with the early Portland mine (with a trestle poking out of a large black door opening) and the Anna Lee mines further up the hill against the sky, the easiest seen mine structures.
graphic for visual presentation of textI have a hard time finding the Independence No. 2 in this scene, it should be just below the Portland but it seems not to be there. Possible the structure one early Sanborn Fire Insurance map calls Independence No. 4 is one of those two structures seen about half-way between the large Independence and the Portland. There appears to be a horse just below the left-most one of the two seen her, and which is also a structure that is seen in the before mention DPL view by Hook. The right-most is gone in that Hook photo, only leaving a dump.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe Bob-Tail, Lowell, Granite and similar mines are only seen as small dumps and some small shed like structures on the hillside.
graphic for visual presentation of textI would guess this to a be a late 1893, early 1894 image, but I can't tell for sure except there is dots of snow on the ground so it is in the winter part of the year. The M.T. tracks reached Portland Mine by December 1894, but as I see no sign of any grading here, I am pretty certain this view is from winter 1893/1894.
Image Note:

Copyright Notice:
Copyright restrictions applying to use or reproduction of this image available from the Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, at photosales@denverlibrary.org.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00439
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#86]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#86
Used for these Enties:
Old Independence Mine - 1055   Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   Anna Lee [aka Anne Lee; Battle Mtn] - 1871   Portland No. 1 - 262   
This view of the huge structures at the Ajax Mine, which was located on top of Battle Mountain at Victor (Cripple Creek District), Colorado, shows many things of interest, I think.
   In foreground lower right is the Crib-tunnel for Golden Circle trackage beneath the dumping ground of the upper Dead Pine operations, and further to the left along the bottom is the cribbing wall holding back some waste dump growing beside the Golden Circle mainline passed the mine.
   On the right-hand side is a steep trestle with rails on it to take ore-cars up to a dumping point up along the end of the Short Line spur to this mine, there are cabins and other structures climbing the hill in the background, and there are trees surviving this area even.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
20.11.2021 (14:42:10)
Title on Image:
Ajax Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view of the huge structures at the Ajax Mine, which was located on top of Battle Mountain at Victor (Cripple Creek District), Colorado, shows many things of interest, I think.
graphic for visual presentation of text In foreground lower right is the Crib-tunnel for Golden Circle trackage beneath the dumping ground of the upper Dead Pine operations, and further to the left along the bottom is the cribbing wall holding back some waste dump growing beside the Golden Circle mainline passed the mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text On the right-hand side is a steep trestle with rails on it to take ore-cars up to a dumping point up along the end of the Short Line spur to this mine, there are cabins and other structures climbing the hill in the background, and there are trees surviving this area even.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 80 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 80; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-02002
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#443]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#443
Used for these Enties:
Ajax - 275   
This view of the huge structures at the Ajax Mine, which was located on top of Battle Mountain at Victor (Cripple Creek District), Colorado, shows many things of interest, I think.
   In foreground lower right is the Crib-tunnel for Golden Circle trackage beneath the dumping ground of the upper Dead Pine operations, and further to the left along the bottom is the cribbing wall holding back some waste dump growing beside the Golden Circle mainline passed the mine.
   On the right-hand side is a steep trestle with rails on it to take ore-cars up to a dumping point up along the end of the Short Line spur to this mine, there are cabins and other structures climbing the hill in the background, and there are trees surviving this area even.
Media Info Last Updated:
20.11.2021 (13:18:45)
Title on Image:
Ajax Mine Structure
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view of the huge structures at the Ajax Mine, which was located on top of Battle Mountain at Victor (Cripple Creek District), Colorado, shows many things of interest, I think.
graphic for visual presentation of text In foreground lower right is the Crib-tunnel for Golden Circle trackage beneath the dumping ground of the upper Dead Pine operations, and further to the left along the bottom is the cribbing wall holding back some waste dump growing beside the Golden Circle mainline passed the mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text On the right-hand side is a steep trestle with rails on it to take ore-cars up to a dumping point up along the end of the Short Line spur to this mine, there are cabins and other structures climbing the hill in the background, and there are trees surviving this area even.
Image Note:
From my collection, scan from a negative taken from some unknown print source, possible from an 1903 published issue. I've added the coloring part.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01335
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#364]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#364
Used for these Enties:
Ajax - 275   
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:
18.11.2021 (22:49:31)
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 is not the best quality image, but as I have not seen this view before I am happy to have what I have. View is at the south west slope of Bull Hill, taken from Raven Hill. It shows many mines and is an illustrative view at how mining looks as there are many small dumps, but also several large ones.
   * Up at upper left the American Eagle mine is seen against the sky, while the John A. Logan mine is just below a slightly bit to the left, with a huge dump in-front of it.
   * In upper right corner is the Blue Bird mine, also with a huge dump.
   * In foreground bottom, about center, I think the Mary L. mine operation is seen.
   * Across the gulch, large dump almost at bottom I think the Ben Harrison tunnel operation is seen.
   * The Dante mine is about center near top, seen as huge crib-walls, with the dumps of the Orpha May mine seen against the sky above.
   * The Gold Sovereign is some of the dumps at the left side, spread up the hill.
   I did procure the colored version of the image, source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes, including straightening and cropping this view.
Media Info Last Updated:
18.11.2021 (17:04:03)
Title on Image:
The Gold Sovereign Property, on Bull Hill
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is not the best quality image, but as I have not seen this view before I am happy to have what I have. View is at the south west slope of Bull Hill, taken from Raven Hill. It shows many mines and is an illustrative view at how mining looks as there are many small dumps, but also several large ones.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Up at upper left the American Eagle mine is seen against the sky, while the John A. Logan mine is just below a slightly bit to the left, with a huge dump in-front of it.
graphic for visual presentation of text * In upper right corner is the Blue Bird mine, also with a huge dump.
graphic for visual presentation of text * In foreground bottom, about center, I think the Mary L. mine operation is seen.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Across the gulch, large dump almost at bottom I think the Ben Harrison tunnel operation is seen.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The Dante mine is about center near top, seen as huge crib-walls, with the dumps of the Orpha May mine seen against the sky above.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The Gold Sovereign is some of the dumps at the left side, spread up the hill.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of the image, source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes, including straightening and cropping this view.
Image Note:

Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 79; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-02001
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#440]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#440
Used for these Enties:
Gold Sovereign; Jackson Shaft [No. 1 Shaft?] - 199   Gold Sovereign tunnel - 200   Whisper Shaft - Gold Sovereign Company - 336   American Eagle - 312   John A. Logan - 311   Blue Bird - 209   Trilby - 333   Mary L. - 203   Ben Harrison tunnel - 202   Sadie Bell - 208   Draper - 201   Dante - 335   Orpha May - 215   
  This is from a photograph of the Anaconda lode as seen in an open-cut in July, 1897. The lode at this place forms a part of an andesite dike traversing the breccia. The dike exhibits a multiplication of fractures parallel to its walls, and along these lines of cleavage there occur seams of quartz and fluorite carrying tellurides.
  In the surface workings, the gold liberated from the tellurides occurred pseudomorphic after sylvanite, distributed in yellow patches amid purple fluorite, affording specimens of great beauty.
Media Info Last Updated:
17.11.2021 (18:40:36)
Title on Image:
Anaconda Lode in Andesite Dike
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown [07.1897]
Description:
  This is from a photograph of the Anaconda lode as seen in an open-cut in July, 1897. The lode at this place forms a part of an andesite dike traversing the breccia. The dike exhibits a multiplication of fractures parallel to its walls, and along these lines of cleavage there occur seams of quartz and fluorite carrying tellurides.
graphic for visual presentation of text  In the surface workings, the gold liberated from the tellurides occurred pseudomorphic after sylvanite, distributed in yellow patches amid purple fluorite, affording specimens of great beauty.
Image Note:
From an article about Lodes of Cripple Creek found on page 180 of the The Engineering & Mining Journal, Jan. 31, 1903 issue.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 180; The Engineering and Mining Journal, January 31, 1903 issue - Published in 1903.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01765
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#348]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#348
Used for these Enties:
Anaconda - 92   
Due to the visibility of the Low Line grade in the background, about 1/4 down from the top on the right and 1/7 on the left side of this image, this dates to 1900 or later. It is an interesting view as it shows an ore bin in front with a car along the F. & C.C. spotted under it, also boxcars alongside the ore house are seen in this view. Quite a good look at the Anaconda mine structures as well, and in background right part of upper Anaconda town is seen as well.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
17.11.2021 (18:38:32)
Title on Image:
Scene at the Anaconda Mine in Squaw Gulch with an Ore Bin and an Ore House Seen in Foreground.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Due to the visibility of the Low Line grade in the background, about 1/4 down from the top on the right and 1/7 on the left side of this image, this dates to 1900 or later. It is an interesting view as it shows an ore bin in front with a car along the F. & C.C. spotted under it, also boxcars alongside the ore house are seen in this view. Quite a good look at the Anaconda mine structures as well, and in background right part of upper Anaconda town is seen as well.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Image Note:
From page 48; Forgotten Men of Cripple Creek by Leslie Doyle Spell. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 48; Forgotten Men of Cripple Creek; Leslie Doyle Spell; Copyright 1959 - Published in 1959.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01222
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#72]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#72
Used for these Enties:
Anaconda - 92   
This is sadly not a good image but is the best I could get out of my 2400 dpi scan of a glass plate negative looking back at Elkton from Guyot Hill. Making this an extensive zoom-in-view, and I should not complain as it is still the best view I have of the Thompson Shaft House!
    Not much more to say, I realized to late that I should really have included the dump extending out of the view at left, but spent too much time already with this view trying to make it as best as I could, from a rude/rough not sharp at all base gray-tone into this colored edition here. Location is said to be on Little Bull Hill, which is the Southwest extension of Raven Hill, and I am not sure of that name was official or not, just seen it used sometimes of this hilltop sticking up. In the background a piece of the western slope of Squaw Mountain is seen. A couple of structures part of the community of Elkton is seen, and the quite large Shaft-house of the Thompson, which was the focus of my crop of the source image.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
16.11.2021 (14:21:23)
Title on Image:
Thompson Mine Shaft House, Elkton, Colorado
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is sadly not a good image but is the best I could get out of my 2400 dpi scan of a glass plate negative looking back at Elkton from Guyot Hill. Making this an extensive zoom-in-view, and I should not complain as it is still the best view I have of the Thompson Shaft House!
graphic for visual presentation of text Not much more to say, I realized to late that I should really have included the dump extending out of the view at left, but spent too much time already with this view trying to make it as best as I could, from a rude/rough not sharp at all base gray-tone into this colored edition here. Location is said to be on Little Bull Hill, which is the Southwest extension of Raven Hill, and I am not sure of that name was official or not, just seen it used sometimes of this hilltop sticking up. In the background a piece of the western slope of Squaw Mountain is seen. A couple of structures part of the community of Elkton is seen, and the quite large Shaft-house of the Thompson, which was the focus of my crop of the source image.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs, glass plate negative, Cropped from 2400 dpi scan of my PicDB Ref. G-00133. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Copyright Notice:
As I own the glass plate negative, I have the physical ownership to this view.
Source ID, My Collection:
G-00133
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#439]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#439
Used for these Enties:
Thompson Mine [aka Thomson lode] - 157   
I am not 100% sure which mine is seen here in the foreground right, but I've decided (16.11.2021) that this is more likely to be the Kitty Lane Mine group then my thinking of this being part of the Thompson mine. This as I have a glass plate negative give me a shaft-house that fits better to the Thompson, making this better suited to be Kitty Lane looking at the bad view and my old 1903 topographic map, and a 1902 claims overview map where I see railroad lines drawn in. This sadly not great view here indicates an ore-bin just at the tail-end of the M.T. switchback going up the Elkton Mine coal bins. It can of course still be that I am wrong, but I think I am right now, and that this was part of the Kitty Lane operation on the Kittie Lane, and Sitting Bull Nos. 1 & 2 lodes, making up the Kitty Lane group.
   This view itself is more about/towards the Elkton Mine in the distance, one of the larger mines in the District, while in the foreground the ore bin and trestle from some mine – as mention, most likely the Kitty Lane Mine can be seen, a small mining operation.
   The massive trestle seen is part of the Midland Terminal trackage to get access to the coal bins of the power plant for the Elkton Mine, which also possible was served by the Short Line using the Low Line trolley tracks. A string of boxcars can be seen on that track off to the right of the trestle in the distance.
Media Info Last Updated:
16.11.2021 (09:56:11)
Title on Image:
Elkton Mine and the Kitty Lane Mine
Photographer [Date]:
William Edward Hook
Description:
I am not 100% sure which mine is seen here in the foreground right, but I've decided (16.11.2021) that this is more likely to be the Kitty Lane Mine group then my thinking of this being part of the Thompson mine. This as I have a glass plate negative give me a shaft-house that fits better to the Thompson, making this better suited to be Kitty Lane looking at the bad view and my old 1903 topographic map, and a 1902 claims overview map where I see railroad lines drawn in. This sadly not great view here indicates an ore-bin just at the tail-end of the M.T. switchback going up the Elkton Mine coal bins. It can of course still be that I am wrong, but I think I am right now, and that this was part of the Kitty Lane operation on the Kittie Lane, and Sitting Bull Nos. 1 & 2 lodes, making up the Kitty Lane group.
graphic for visual presentation of text This view itself is more about/towards the Elkton Mine in the distance, one of the larger mines in the District, while in the foreground the ore bin and trestle from some mine – as mention, most likely the Kitty Lane Mine can be seen, a small mining operation.
graphic for visual presentation of text The massive trestle seen is part of the Midland Terminal trackage to get access to the coal bins of the power plant for the Elkton Mine, which also possible was served by the Short Line using the Low Line trolley tracks. A string of boxcars can be seen on that track off to the right of the trestle in the distance.
Image Note:
My Collection; Cropped view from a Group of images published in a Picture Book called O'er Canon and Crag to the Land of Gold, Series 3. Views is copyrighted 1904 by William Edward Hook.
Copyright Notice:
View is Copyright by William Edward Hook through a book published in 1904.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • page 43; O'er Canon and Crag to the Land of Gold, Series 3; Published by The Railroad View Publishing Co. - Published in 1904.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00672
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#20]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#20
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Kitty Lane [aka Kittie Lane] - 158   Elkton Mine - 156   
This view of the interior of the Abe Lincoln Ore house in Poverty Gulch shows several men lining up along a Picking Belt to sort ore after is coming out of the Crane Automatic Ore Dresser washer. The noise must have been terrible, all that rock rumbling on steel in the washer and the engine running the machine and so on.
   I do not know what was behind the cloth covering the opening at foreground left, maybe it was old openings for ore into the orehouse, before they installed this Ore Dresser/Washer?
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
15.11.2021 (12:22:47)
Title on Image:
View in Abe Lincoln Ore House, Showing the Big Crane Washer and Picking Belt.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view of the interior of the Abe Lincoln Ore house in Poverty Gulch shows several men lining up along a Picking Belt to sort ore after is coming out of the Crane Automatic Ore Dresser washer. The noise must have been terrible, all that rock rumbling on steel in the washer and the engine running the machine and so on.
graphic for visual presentation of text I do not know what was behind the cloth covering the opening at foreground left, maybe it was old openings for ore into the orehouse, before they installed this Ore Dresser/Washer?
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Image Note:
From page 243 in the Official Souvenir of the Fifteenth General Assembly, found through Internet Archive. I did procure the colored edition of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • page 243; Official Souvenir of the Fifteenth General Assembly - Published in 1905.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00765
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#438]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#438
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Abe Lincoln - 52   
This view is dated to no later than December 1902, as it appears January 1, 1903 in an advertisement type of article text in the Newspaper Cripple Creek Times, and I have seen it as a full size image in all issues I've seen of the publication ''Seeing Cripple Creek'' as an advertisement for the Crane Ore Dresser. The newspaper image gave me the photographer info, just not the date.
   Image itself is from operation at the Gold Coin Mine in Victor, Colorado. Making this to be most likely inside the ore-house, as I read all ore was hoisted up and sorted there before being sent back down to level 1 and transportation to the mill via the tunnel. I find it interesting to get this glimpse inside the Ore-house as its exterior don't make it appear to be wood-based, but I notice all the wood in use and yes, the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map draws this Ore-house to be an Iron-clad covered wood structure.
   One of the workers along the picking table is almost ladylike in appearance, I like that, as it makes me wonder who that person was, in fact, it is sad none of their names are known, as all these was just trying to make life work as best as possible.
   I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
15.11.2021 (11:46:10)
Title on Image:
The Crane Ore Dresser and Picking Belt in Operation at the Gold Coin Mine, Victor, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
S.S. Baldwin [1902]
Description:
This view is dated to no later than December 1902, as it appears January 1, 1903 in an advertisement type of article text in the Newspaper Cripple Creek Times, and I have seen it as a full size image in all issues I've seen of the publication ''Seeing Cripple Creek'' as an advertisement for the Crane Ore Dresser. The newspaper image gave me the photographer info, just not the date.
graphic for visual presentation of text Image itself is from operation at the Gold Coin Mine in Victor, Colorado. Making this to be most likely inside the ore-house, as I read all ore was hoisted up and sorted there before being sent back down to level 1 and transportation to the mill via the tunnel. I find it interesting to get this glimpse inside the Ore-house as its exterior don't make it appear to be wood-based, but I notice all the wood in use and yes, the Sanborn Fire Insurance Map draws this Ore-house to be an Iron-clad covered wood structure.
graphic for visual presentation of text One of the workers along the picking table is almost ladylike in appearance, I like that, as it makes me wonder who that person was, in fact, it is sad none of their names are known, as all these was just trying to make life work as best as possible.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
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 76; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 {Different Crop version, same base image] - Published in 1903.
  • 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   
   Image is quite faded, but I was able to enhance it quite OK, and I can make out anything in it I think. The image has two markings on it, left most X marks what is noted on the side of the photo the "New Store" while the right most X marks the "Old Store" of someone in Altman by the time this photo was taken. Also Pikes Peak is marked, and on the backside of the photo it says ''From A.J. Harlan, Photo' Co., Victor, - Colo.''
   * Old Pharmacist Mine is seen at far left with a triangular peaked Cupola and a longish narrow structure as a Shaft House, said to be an Incline type of shaft. Quite an extensive dump spread out east of the structure. The Shed poking out towards the photographer is per Sanborn Fire Insurance map of 1900 (Sheet 14, Victor set) for the Blacksmith. The dump in foreground obscuring the west end of the shaft house is part of the Zenobia dump.
   * Beyond the Pharmacist, into the image just at right, is the Burns Mine with part of a head frame poking up from the roof. What is in the image is not fully fitting the 1900 Sanborn map, but that mine was not included in the 1896 maps and the 1908 edition shows a different look altogether.
   * A rectangular shaped structure and marked with a cross is seen further right, a church in Altman, also seen on the 1908 Sanborn map, marked as R.C. Church, not used by then.
   * The structure that was later to hold the Geo. McMillan Grocery Shop marked out in other photo's with an extension not seen in this photo is located at southwest end of the main-street of Altman, or far-right in this cropped view.
   I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
14.11.2021 (16:46:51)
Title on Image:
Altman Colo. On Summit of Bull Hill. Highest Incorporated Town In the World. Elevation About 11000 Ft Above Sea. Pike's Peak Range in the Distance.
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
Image is quite faded, but I was able to enhance it quite OK, and I can make out anything in it I think. The image has two markings on it, left most X marks what is noted on the side of the photo the "New Store" while the right most X marks the "Old Store" of someone in Altman by the time this photo was taken. Also Pikes Peak is marked, and on the backside of the photo it says ''From A.J. Harlan, Photo' Co., Victor, - Colo.''
graphic for visual presentation of text * Old Pharmacist Mine is seen at far left with a triangular peaked Cupola and a longish narrow structure as a Shaft House, said to be an Incline type of shaft. Quite an extensive dump spread out east of the structure. The Shed poking out towards the photographer is per Sanborn Fire Insurance map of 1900 (Sheet 14, Victor set) for the Blacksmith. The dump in foreground obscuring the west end of the shaft house is part of the Zenobia dump.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Beyond the Pharmacist, into the image just at right, is the Burns Mine with part of a head frame poking up from the roof. What is in the image is not fully fitting the 1900 Sanborn map, but that mine was not included in the 1896 maps and the 1908 edition shows a different look altogether.
graphic for visual presentation of text * A rectangular shaped structure and marked with a cross is seen further right, a church in Altman, also seen on the 1908 Sanborn map, marked as R.C. Church, not used by then.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The structure that was later to hold the Geo. McMillan Grocery Shop marked out in other photo's with an extension not seen in this photo is located at southwest end of the main-street of Altman, or far-right in this cropped view.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Faded 300 dpi Original Scan shown.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00482
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#437]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#437
Used for these Enties:
Pharmacist - 318   Burns - 317   
While not the best quality, I have seen way worse views before. Quite a nice view of one of the two Shaft Houses of the Pharmacist Mining Co. Think this is the newer, main shaft, a vertical shaft while the original seems to have been an incline type.
   Located north of the original shaft, and seen in a few views marked on the side, that is the left side on this view, as The Marie Mining Co. Or as it says on the 1900 Sanborn Fire Insurance map; The Marie Gold Mining Co. On the Sanborn of 1908 it is marked as Marie Mine, and as being closed. 
   This indicates this view to be dated to be from around 1898-1906, as it does not show up on the 1896 Sanborn map. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
14.11.2021 (13:07:44)
Title on Image:
Pharmacist Mining Co. North Shaft House
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
While not the best quality, I have seen way worse views before. Quite a nice view of one of the two Shaft Houses of the Pharmacist Mining Co. Think this is the newer, main shaft, a vertical shaft while the original seems to have been an incline type.
graphic for visual presentation of text Located north of the original shaft, and seen in a few views marked on the side, that is the left side on this view, as The Marie Mining Co. Or as it says on the 1900 Sanborn Fire Insurance map; The Marie Gold Mining Co. On the Sanborn of 1908 it is marked as Marie Mine, and as being closed.
graphic for visual presentation of text This indicates this view to be dated to be from around 1898-1906, as it does not show up on the 1896 Sanborn map. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Scanned 300 dpi Glass Plate Negative; Slightly cropped, straighten, enhanced and colored.
Copyright Notice:
As I own the glass plate negative, I have the physical ownership to this view.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
G-00050
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#46]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#46
Used for these Enties:
Pharmacist - 318   
This view is from Midway along the High Line, or Vista Grande as it also was known as with the end balloon-loop or terminal of the Golden Circle Railroad. It shows a view up Bull Hill towards the Wild Horse Mine at the left and the Gleason Mine at the right. Both part of the Wild Horse Group where the Gleason is known as the Main Shaft, as it is a 3-compartment shaft made on the Bertha lode claim, and was supposed to be connected with a transportation tunnel all the way down to the mill of same company, which never happened.
  Wild Horse on the other hand was a 2-compartment shaft, and had extensive workings as seen on the dumps of the mine as seen on the left-hand side of this view. Dating this view is not easy, it was possible taken winter of 1900, hard to tell.
  I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
13.11.2021 (22:13:26)
Title on Image:
Properties of the Consolidated Mines Company.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view is from Midway along the High Line, or Vista Grande as it also was known as with the end balloon-loop or terminal of the Golden Circle Railroad. It shows a view up Bull Hill towards the Wild Horse Mine at the left and the Gleason Mine at the right. Both part of the Wild Horse Group where the Gleason is known as the Main Shaft, as it is a 3-compartment shaft made on the Bertha lode claim, and was supposed to be connected with a transportation tunnel all the way down to the mill of same company, which never happened.
graphic for visual presentation of text  Wild Horse on the other hand was a 2-compartment shaft, and had extensive workings as seen on the dumps of the mine as seen on the left-hand side of this view. Dating this view is not easy, it was possible taken winter of 1900, hard to tell.
graphic for visual presentation of text  I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 13 in the 1901 Gold Fields of Cripple Creek Booklet. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 13; Gold Fields of Cripple Creek: Pan-American Exposition Buffalo New York 1901 - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00712
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#436]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#436
Used for these Enties:
Gleason - 98   Wild Horse - 99   
As this image is used in an April 1904 article it can't be younger than 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 part of 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, as I think this is the first experimental Cyanide Mill done by A. H. Heller, 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 so not a good one, 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 passed this location and I see two pieces of line side trolley poles along the ridge at upper right, which I think is part of the original High Line climbing south slopes of Globe and Ironclad Hills. And out of that, 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 day will find it out.
   In terms of naming this mill, the source 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 newer mill is located more where the photographer was standing in this view here.
   I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
13.11.2021 (18:42:50)
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 than 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 part of 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.
graphic for visual presentation of text Not easy to keep all the mills apart, but a mill called Ironclad Mill, which I think is this one, as I think this is the first experimental Cyanide Mill done by A. H. Heller, 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 so not a good one, 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 passed this location and I see two pieces of line side trolley poles along the ridge at upper right, which I think is part of the original High Line climbing south slopes of Globe and Ironclad Hills. And out of that, 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 day will find it out.
graphic for visual presentation of text In terms of naming this mill, the source 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 newer mill is located more where the photographer was standing in this view here.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
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, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
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   
This view shows mainly the Arequa Mill, a large mill operation, it must have been quite a look to see this in person, a mill built upon over time, and in the end it had used both chlorination and cyanidation to treat the ores. In the background, about 1/3 down from top on left-hand side, you can see the Ore-receiving shed of the large Economic Mill, with part of a cooling tower poking up as well. Squaw Mountain is very prominent also where it is looming in the background, together with some mines and railroad grades of all three railroads serving this District.
   The view of the Economic mill and the Low Line dates this view to have been photographed between 1900 and middle of April 1903. Reason for that end date is I read that the Arequa mill was fully destroyed by a fire in the Engineering & Mining Journal, published on the 18th of April, 1903.
   I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for now.
Media Info Last Updated:
13.11.2021 (16:49:06)
Title on Image:
The Arequa Mill
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view shows mainly the Arequa Mill, a large mill operation, it must have been quite a look to see this in person, a mill built upon over time, and in the end it had used both chlorination and cyanidation to treat the ores. In the background, about 1/3 down from top on left-hand side, you can see the Ore-receiving shed of the large Economic Mill, with part of a cooling tower poking up as well. Squaw Mountain is very prominent also where it is looming in the background, together with some mines and railroad grades of all three railroads serving this District.
graphic for visual presentation of text The view of the Economic mill and the Low Line dates this view to have been photographed between 1900 and middle of April 1903. Reason for that end date is I read that the Arequa mill was fully destroyed by a fire in the Engineering & Mining Journal, published on the 18th of April, 1903.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for now.
Image Note:
My Collection; Appears on unknown page in unknown printed book, by unknown.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 332; Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad - Forty Miles to Fortune; Allan C. Lewis - Published in 2002.
  • Page 73; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01259
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#44]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#44
Used for these Enties:
Economic Mill - 160   Arequa mill - 310   
This view of lower Gold Hill is interesting in several ways as it shows several mines and three railroad lines.
* At bottom front is the Ophelia Tunnel seen, also later known as Moffat tunnel, or also known as the Gold Exploration tunnel, with its large crib wall and big power plant and tunnel house.
* Above the Ophelia is seen first the roadbed of the 3-foot narrow gauge F. & C.C with a trestle at left-hand side and a fill near right hand-side where a trestle used to be.
* Further up the hill then come the standard gauge M.T. railroad, with a trestle near right-hand side, which was later filled in and is today known as the ''Million Dollar Fill.''
* Near upper left is the roadbed of the Low Line, it enters into a large cutting somewhere left of the Pointer mine, sadly I am unable to pick out that cut and it has puzzled me for years why I can't see it.
* Near upper left is also the Pointer mine structures, and by looking at the PPLD view at 100% one can actually read the name Pointer on the ore-house of this mine and Pointer Mine on their shaft house!
* Just uphill, behind the Pointer, is another mine, they appear to have a head frame in front of their hoist house, I think that would be the Keystone Mine, but I am not certain. It could be a shaft on the Independence claim as that actually fits better with a claim map and a shaft on that, but I still think this mine would been known as Keystone.
* Left of the Pointer mine, up top at edge of view, there is the mine I know as Index Mine, but I also seen it as the Mint Mine before the Index mine came along, and possible this might been known as Keystone, Irish Molly or Goddard in early days as I think it is on one of those claims. This is before they built the large ore-house along the side-spur of the Short Line, branching off from the Low Line behind the hill so to speak.
* Also left of the Pointer, further down from the Index, is what I believe a structure on the Red Spruce, a small shed like, possible a hoist house, on the upper of two small dumps just above the M.T. roadbed.
* Just right off the Pointer mine is the structures of the Maggie No. 2 mine, the dump of the Pointer almost seems to engulf the small triangular head frame they seem to have on their property.
* Almost middle of view sideways, uphill from the Ophelia tunnel structure, there is a mine structure between the F. & C.C. and M.T. mainlines, quite a big head frame, hoist house and shed, water-tank and smokestack so more than a prospect type of mine operation. But I have a hard time placing it on a claim map and find a name for it, as it could on both the Puzzle & Bird claims. Possible others crossing same area, but for now I think it is the Puzzle mine structures.
—> There are more structures, but I am not able to decode things better at the moment.
   I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
12.11.2021 (11:54:50)
Title on Image:
Lower Gold Hill with Ophelia Tunnel at Its Base, Railroads and Pointer Mine Up Left Near Top.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view of lower Gold Hill is interesting in several ways as it shows several mines and three railroad lines.
graphic for visual presentation of text* At bottom front is the Ophelia Tunnel seen, also later known as Moffat tunnel, or also known as the Gold Exploration tunnel, with its large crib wall and big power plant and tunnel house.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Above the Ophelia is seen first the roadbed of the 3-foot narrow gauge F. & C.C with a trestle at left-hand side and a fill near right hand-side where a trestle used to be.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Further up the hill then come the standard gauge M.T. railroad, with a trestle near right-hand side, which was later filled in and is today known as the ''Million Dollar Fill.''
graphic for visual presentation of text* Near upper left is the roadbed of the Low Line, it enters into a large cutting somewhere left of the Pointer mine, sadly I am unable to pick out that cut and it has puzzled me for years why I can't see it.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Near upper left is also the Pointer mine structures, and by looking at the PPLD view at 100% one can actually read the name Pointer on the ore-house of this mine and Pointer Mine on their shaft house!
graphic for visual presentation of text* Just uphill, behind the Pointer, is another mine, they appear to have a head frame in front of their hoist house, I think that would be the Keystone Mine, but I am not certain. It could be a shaft on the Independence claim as that actually fits better with a claim map and a shaft on that, but I still think this mine would been known as Keystone.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Left of the Pointer mine, up top at edge of view, there is the mine I know as Index Mine, but I also seen it as the Mint Mine before the Index mine came along, and possible this might been known as Keystone, Irish Molly or Goddard in early days as I think it is on one of those claims. This is before they built the large ore-house along the side-spur of the Short Line, branching off from the Low Line behind the hill so to speak.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Also left of the Pointer, further down from the Index, is what I believe a structure on the Red Spruce, a small shed like, possible a hoist house, on the upper of two small dumps just above the M.T. roadbed.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Just right off the Pointer mine is the structures of the Maggie No. 2 mine, the dump of the Pointer almost seems to engulf the small triangular head frame they seem to have on their property.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Almost middle of view sideways, uphill from the Ophelia tunnel structure, there is a mine structure between the F. & C.C. and M.T. mainlines, quite a big head frame, hoist house and shed, water-tank and smokestack so more than a prospect type of mine operation. But I have a hard time placing it on a claim map and find a name for it, as it could on both the Puzzle & Bird claims. Possible others crossing same area, but for now I think it is the Puzzle mine structures.
graphic for visual presentation of text—> There are more structures, but I am not able to decode things better at the moment.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
From page 241 in the Official Souvenir of the Fifteenth General Assembly, found through Internet Archive.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • page 241; Official Souvenir of the Fifteenth General Assembly - Published in 1905.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00761
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#70]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#70
Used for these Enties:
Pointer - 48   Ophelia tunnel - 49   Mint (aka Index Mine) - 69   Maggie No.2 lode - 533   Red Spruce - 47   Puzzle lode - 534   
This is sadly not a good image but coming from a 1903 printed source and being not as a large image either, but a smaller one on a page, I guess this is the best I can hope for. It is still an interesting view as it is said to be inside the Ophelia Tunnel due to it being used in an article about the Gold Exploration Tunnel, and is titled Air Drills in Operation at the Breast of Tunnel 4800 Ft. From Entrance.
   Not much more to say, I assume this is an actual view at the breast of the Ophelia tunnel, but there is no way to tell for certain. All I know is that there are five men posing and that there are two machine drills at work, and that one of the men holds a candle holder with what appears to be two candles on it.
  I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
12.11.2021 (09:39:28)
Title on Image:
Air Drills in Operation at the Breast of Tunnel 4800 Ft. From Entrance
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is sadly not a good image but coming from a 1903 printed source and being not as a large image either, but a smaller one on a page, I guess this is the best I can hope for. It is still an interesting view as it is said to be inside the Ophelia Tunnel due to it being used in an article about the Gold Exploration Tunnel, and is titled Air Drills in Operation at the Breast of Tunnel 4800 Ft. From Entrance.
graphic for visual presentation of text   Not much more to say, I assume this is an actual view at the breast of the Ophelia tunnel, but there is no way to tell for certain. All I know is that there are five men posing and that there are two machine drills at work, and that one of the men holds a candle holder with what appears to be two candles on it.
graphic for visual presentation of text  I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 71 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 71; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
  • Page 406; Mining Reporter; Volume XLIV, no. 21 - Published in 1901.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01994
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#384]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
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Ophelia tunnel - 49   
This is sadly not a good image but coming from a 1903 printed source and being not as a large image either, but a smaller one on a page, I guess this is the best I can hope for. It is still an interesting view as it is said to be inside the Ophelia Tunnel, 3300 feet from the Entrance, which I guess is the lighter spot about center of image.
  Kind of hard to accept that this is really this far inside the tunnel as the opening seems too large to be that far away, but whatever the truth is, I still have a view inside the tunnel saying this is a double-tracked tunnel, with a pipeline both up in the roof part on the right-hand side going out, and another one on left-hand side, following the ground.
  I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
12.11.2021 (09:37:33)
Title on Image:
Inside the Tunnel 3300 Ft From Entrance | Thirty-Three Hundred Feet From Entrance to Tunnel
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is sadly not a good image but coming from a 1903 printed source and being not as a large image either, but a smaller one on a page, I guess this is the best I can hope for. It is still an interesting view as it is said to be inside the Ophelia Tunnel, 3300 feet from the Entrance, which I guess is the lighter spot about center of image.
graphic for visual presentation of text  Kind of hard to accept that this is really this far inside the tunnel as the opening seems too large to be that far away, but whatever the truth is, I still have a view inside the tunnel saying this is a double-tracked tunnel, with a pipeline both up in the roof part on the right-hand side going out, and another one on left-hand side, following the ground.
graphic for visual presentation of text  I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 70 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 70; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
  • Page 404; Mining Reporter; Volume XLIV, no. 21 - Published in 1901.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01993
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#435]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#435
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Ophelia tunnel - 49   
This is a great photo, expensive but a good shot of the Night Shift at an unknown time, by an unknown photographer, outside the Shaft House of the Gold King Mining Company's Gold King Mine in Poverty Gulch. The shadow on the wall is from the Blacksmith Shed standing some feet away from the west side of the shaft house, and I so wish I could turn my view and look around, as the view to the right about 90-degree would been wonderful to have been able to watch as I would have seen the orehouse then…
   Beside the 20-men making up this Night Shift of the miners working at the Gold King Mine, shown with their miners' candlesticks and work attire, there are seen two young boys seated at far right. Could be their dad sitting next to them, and as seller said, they likely worked at the grass (top side?) helping with tools and such.
   I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was dark grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
10.11.2021 (22:25:06)
Title on Image:
Gold King Mining Company's Night Shift Posing in the Shadow From the Blacksmith Shed in Front of the Shaft House
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is a great photo, expensive but a good shot of the Night Shift at an unknown time, by an unknown photographer, outside the Shaft House of the Gold King Mining Company's Gold King Mine in Poverty Gulch. The shadow on the wall is from the Blacksmith Shed standing some feet away from the west side of the shaft house, and I so wish I could turn my view and look around, as the view to the right about 90-degree would been wonderful to have been able to watch as I would have seen the orehouse then…
graphic for visual presentation of text Beside the 20-men making up this Night Shift of the miners working at the Gold King Mine, shown with their miners' candlesticks and work attire, there are seen two young boys seated at far right. Could be their dad sitting next to them, and as seller said, they likely worked at the grass (top side?) helping with tools and such.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was dark grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01993
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#434]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#434
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Gold King [aka El Paso Gold King] - 27   
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:
10.11.2021 (20:03:36)
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 text 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.
graphic for visual presentation of text 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.
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
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Gold King [aka El Paso Gold King] - 27   
This is sadly not so good quality, print-based edition of this view from around 1896, but it is useable to show how this Shaft House was looking in a base form. Do not understand the large side opening where the men are posing, especially as they seem to have a front door opening half the height and more, but there was a reason, I am sure of that! I also know that this view is on Lincoln Hill, in the northern end of the District, northwest of Gillett. I know this is of the Gibbons Shaft House, meaning it is located on the T.F. Gibbons lode, part of a group of two claims that back in 1896 belonged to a company named Abe Lincoln Gold Mining Co. Easy to confuse this with the one in Poverty Gulch… As this other claim is named Abe Lincoln No. 1 lode.
   The scene itself shows four men posing in the before mention high opening at the side of the Shaft House, there is a hint of the gallows/head-frame inside that opening, there is a dump around the structure and there are lot of thin trees making me think of birch trees that we have in Norway where I am located. It is a somewhat large structure, there is a cupola on the top and what appears to be two smokestacks. This is a rare view, glad I have it, as it is the only one that I ever seen!
   I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was dark grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
10.11.2021 (09:26:31)
Title on Image:
ABE LINCOLN GOLD MINING CO.—Gibbons Shaft House
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is sadly not so good quality, print-based edition of this view from around 1896, but it is useable to show how this Shaft House was looking in a base form. Do not understand the large side opening where the men are posing, especially as they seem to have a front door opening half the height and more, but there was a reason, I am sure of that! I also know that this view is on Lincoln Hill, in the northern end of the District, northwest of Gillett. I know this is of the Gibbons Shaft House, meaning it is located on the T.F. Gibbons lode, part of a group of two claims that back in 1896 belonged to a company named Abe Lincoln Gold Mining Co. Easy to confuse this with the one in Poverty Gulch… As this other claim is named Abe Lincoln No. 1 lode.
graphic for visual presentation of text  The scene itself shows four men posing in the before mention high opening at the side of the Shaft House, there is a hint of the gallows/head-frame inside that opening, there is a dump around the structure and there are lot of thin trees making me think of birch trees that we have in Norway where I am located. It is a somewhat large structure, there is a cupola on the top and what appears to be two smokestacks. This is a rare view, glad I have it, as it is the only one that I ever seen!
graphic for visual presentation of text  I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was dark grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 150 in a book I think is named Wonderful Cripple Creek District. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 150; Wonderful Cripple Creek District (1896; J.F. Manning) - Published in 1896.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-02242
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#433]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#433
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T.F. Gibbon Lode [Lincoln Hill] - 1856   
This is sadly not the best quality, but due to the size it is a useable print-based edition of this view from around 1896, showing the Lincoln Shaft House of the Lincoln mine group on Lincoln Hill, in the northern end of the District, northwest of Gillett. Glad I have it, it is the best I have, as it is the only one that I ever seen!
   The scene itself shows five men posing with an ore-car and a dog, in front of the entryway into their shaft house, with the Pike's Peak Range in background right. It is a somewhat large structure, two roof shapes, and an open cupola covering the top of the gallows/head-frame, and a high smokestack.
   I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was dark grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
10.11.2021 (08:00:31)
Title on Image:
The Lincoln Mine; Exterior of the Shaft House on Lincoln Hill
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is sadly not the best quality, but due to the size it is a useable print-based edition of this view from around 1896, showing the Lincoln Shaft House of the Lincoln mine group on Lincoln Hill, in the northern end of the District, northwest of Gillett. Glad I have it, it is the best I have, as it is the only one that I ever seen!
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene itself shows five men posing with an ore-car and a dog, in front of the entryway into their shaft house, with the Pike's Peak Range in background right. It is a somewhat large structure, two roof shapes, and an open cupola covering the top of the gallows/head-frame, and a high smokestack.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was dark grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 148 in a book I think is named Wonderful Cripple Creek District. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 148; Wonderful Cripple Creek District (1896; J.F. Manning) - Published in 1896.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-02239
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#432]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
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Lincoln Mine [Lincoln Hill] - 12   
This is sadly a bad quality print-based edition of this view from around 1896, showing the shaft house and structures at the King of Diamonds mine of the Lincoln mine group on Lincoln Hill, in the northern end of the District, northwest of Gillett. But still, it is the best I have, as it is the only one that I ever seen!
   The scene itself shows a man emptying an ore-car near left side, with a structure to the right that appears to have been built over time as the roof is different from left to right-hand side of the structure that makes up the shaft house of the King of Diamonds. In the foreground a supply of logs, and there appears to be a frame for a structure yet not finished at middle top/down on the right-hand side. Mountains in the background would be the Pike's Peak Range.
   I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was dark grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
10.11.2021 (07:56:27)
Title on Image:
THE LINCOLN MINES. King of Diamonds Shaft
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is sadly a bad quality print-based edition of this view from around 1896, showing the shaft house and structures at the King of Diamonds mine of the Lincoln mine group on Lincoln Hill, in the northern end of the District, northwest of Gillett. But still, it is the best I have, as it is the only one that I ever seen!
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene itself shows a man emptying an ore-car near left side, with a structure to the right that appears to have been built over time as the roof is different from left to right-hand side of the structure that makes up the shaft house of the King of Diamonds. In the foreground a supply of logs, and there appears to be a frame for a structure yet not finished at middle top/down on the right-hand side. Mountains in the background would be the Pike's Peak Range.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was dark grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 88 in a book I think is named Wonderful Cripple Creek District. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 88; Wonderful Cripple Creek District (1896; J.F. Manning) - Published in 1896.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-02136
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#431]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
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King of Diamonds lode [Lincoln Hill] - 1144   
This is sadly a very bad quality print-based edition of this view from around 1896, showing the location of two or three shafts of the Lincoln mine group on Lincoln Hill, in the northern end of the District, northwest of Gillett.
   In regards to what is tried shown here, I thought the left-most structure was the Shaft House known as Gibbons on the T.F. Gibbons lode, but the profile do not match, distance might though, and being in the view I assume it is regarded as part of the Lincoln group of mines but I have no idea which one after I had to disregard the Gibbons. Could be so many claims so for now, it will remain a mystery!
   What I do know, is that about 1/3 in from right-hand side the Lincoln Mine Shaft House itself is seen with the smokestack and open cupola, confirmed by another view of that exact shaft house, and to the right thereof is what I assume is the King of Diamonds Shaft House. That last mention structure appears at first glance to be a little different from the other view I have of the King of Diamonds, but the distance is greater, the quality of the view is bad, and there is a blob in this view here that might as well be the cupola on the roof from the other view I have, so I am pretty sure I have decoded the view properly.
   I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was dark grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
10.11.2021 (07:42:32)
Title on Image:
THE LINCOLN MINES. General View of the Lincoln Mines
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is sadly a very bad quality print-based edition of this view from around 1896, showing the location of two or three shafts of the Lincoln mine group on Lincoln Hill, in the northern end of the District, northwest of Gillett.
graphic for visual presentation of text In regards to what is tried shown here, I thought the left-most structure was the Shaft House known as Gibbons on the T.F. Gibbons lode, but the profile do not match, distance might though, and being in the view I assume it is regarded as part of the Lincoln group of mines but I have no idea which one after I had to disregard the Gibbons. Could be so many claims so for now, it will remain a mystery!
graphic for visual presentation of text What I do know, is that about 1/3 in from right-hand side the Lincoln Mine Shaft House itself is seen with the smokestack and open cupola, confirmed by another view of that exact shaft house, and to the right thereof is what I assume is the King of Diamonds Shaft House. That last mention structure appears at first glance to be a little different from the other view I have of the King of Diamonds, but the distance is greater, the quality of the view is bad, and there is a blob in this view here that might as well be the cupola on the roof from the other view I have, so I am pretty sure I have decoded the view properly.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was dark grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 88 in a book I think is named Wonderful Cripple Creek District. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 88; Wonderful Cripple Creek District (1896; J.F. Manning) - Published in 1896.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-02135
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#430]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#430
Used for these Enties:
Lincoln Mine [Lincoln Hill] - 12   King of Diamonds lode [Lincoln Hill] - 1144   
To be from a printed source I am quite pleased with how I got this one colored, except the men are to yellow for my taste but that is for another time, for now this more gives me association of candle light and what a large flash Mr. Harlan must have used to capture this scene.
   View is from the 900-Foot Level in the Portland mine, most likely in grounds belonging to the Hidden Treasure lode claim, as this view was titled to be No. 3 Hidden Treasure (vein), 35 Feet Wide. It shows some mine tracks with a outside the view crossing in foreground, and a tunnel in the background. Four men are posing, one Foreman or important person as he stands apart from the other three men that hangs around a ore-car, all looking to the right so I assume the vein is visible at the right-hand side had we been there.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was greyish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
07.11.2021 (11:11:28)
Title on Image:
Portland Mine, 900-Foot Level, No. 3 Hidden Treasure vein - 35 Feet Wide.
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
To be from a printed source I am quite pleased with how I got this one colored, except the men are to yellow for my taste but that is for another time, for now this more gives me association of candle light and what a large flash Mr. Harlan must have used to capture this scene.
graphic for visual presentation of text View is from the 900-Foot Level in the Portland mine, most likely in grounds belonging to the Hidden Treasure lode claim, as this view was titled to be No. 3 Hidden Treasure (vein), 35 Feet Wide. It shows some mine tracks with a outside the view crossing in foreground, and a tunnel in the background. Four men are posing, one Foreman or important person as he stands apart from the other three men that hangs around a ore-car, all looking to the right so I assume the vein is visible at the right-hand side had we been there.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was greyish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 36 in a 1901 Annual Report for the Portland G.M. Co. I procured the colored version.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 36; Annual Report, Portland Gold Mining Company; 1901 - Published in 1900.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01405
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#429]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#429
Used for these Enties:
Portland No. 1 - 262   Hidden Treasure lode - 525   
I wish this was a better photo but sadly being from a printed source this version of this shot by unknown photographer is not good, but it sure helps that it was a large size filling the whole height of the page it came from in the New Year 1903 issue of the newspaper Cripple Creek Times. The whole page, short text gives me this is more an advertisement type of text feel then an actual article about the company.
   View is of the massive Shaft house of the Anchoria-Leland mine on the west slope of Gold Hill, taken from the more south side, and as the text say, this would grab the attention from anyone coming down the hill on the Short Line or using the Trolley system to and from Victor. Based on the angle of the view it can't be far from the Short Line track, but I am pretty sure that if the photographer had turned 180-degree it would be about the same distance to the actual track as there is up to the shaft, except it would be looking down and not up, wish I could have done just that, turn I mean.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was greyish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
05.11.2021 (07:44:44)
Title on Image:
The Anchoria Leland Mine Near Top of Gold Hill
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
I wish this was a better photo but sadly being from a printed source this version of this shot by unknown photographer is not good, but it sure helps that it was a large size filling the whole height of the page it came from in the New Year 1903 issue of the newspaper Cripple Creek Times. The whole page, short text gives me this is more an advertisement type of text feel then an actual article about the company.
graphic for visual presentation of text View is of the massive Shaft house of the Anchoria-Leland mine on the west slope of Gold Hill, taken from the more south side, and as the text say, this would grab the attention from anyone coming down the hill on the Short Line or using the Trolley system to and from Victor. Based on the angle of the view it can't be far from the Short Line track, but I am pretty sure that if the photographer had turned 180-degree it would be about the same distance to the actual track as there is up to the shaft, except it would be looking down and not up, wish I could have done just that, turn I mean.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was greyish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 64 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 64; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01989
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#428]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#428
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Anchoria-Leland - 61   
I wish this was a better photo but sadly being from a printed source this version of this shot by photographer O. E. Masters is not very good, taken from the New Year 1903 issue of the newspaper Cripple Creek Times, but it is what I have and it appeared in what is more an advertisement text feel then an actual article about the company.
   View is of the more 'modern' version of the Elkton mine structures, with both part of the town of Elkton and Raven Gold Mining Company works visible, as in the shaft house up on the hill in the background, consolidated with the Elkton mine in 1900 as per info in Hill's Manual of June 1900.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was greyish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
05.11.2021 (07:40:45)
Title on Image:
The Elkton Consolidated M. & M. Co. Mine
Photographer [Date]:
O.E. Masters
Description:
I wish this was a better photo but sadly being from a printed source this version of this shot by photographer O. E. Masters is not very good, taken from the New Year 1903 issue of the newspaper Cripple Creek Times, but it is what I have and it appeared in what is more an advertisement text feel then an actual article about the company.
graphic for visual presentation of text View is of the more 'modern' version of the Elkton mine structures, with both part of the town of Elkton and Raven Gold Mining Company works visible, as in the shaft house up on the hill in the background, consolidated with the Elkton mine in 1900 as per info in Hill's Manual of June 1900.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was greyish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 63 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 63; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01377
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#427]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#427
Used for these Enties:
Elkton Mine - 156   Raven Mine - 393   Lower Raven tunnel - 154   
Sadly being from a printed source this image is not very good, taken from the New Year 1903 issue of the newspaper Cripple Creek Times, appearing in a group of three pics in what is more an advertisement text feel then an actual article about the company.
  This pic shows the Black Sampler, or Cripple Creek Sampler Bull Hill Works of the Cripple Creek Sampling and Ore Co., located at what is, was known as Victor Pass also. It is taken at the south end, and that makes it a rare view as I only seen this before in shots from more southeast, and I like this shot, not because it is a good one, because that it is not, the quality of the image suck!
  But I like it due to it in addition to its being a rather closeup view, it shows better this side of this large imposing structure and while it is hard to make out details, I still get a basic view of this structure normally appearing more in a distance in views from the area. This sampler was served by all three railroads of the area.
  I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was greyish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
02.11.2021 (22:48:38)
Title on Image:
Bull Hill Sampling Works of The Cripple Creek Sampling and Ore Co.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Sadly being from a printed source this image is not very good, taken from the New Year 1903 issue of the newspaper Cripple Creek Times, appearing in a group of three pics in what is more an advertisement text feel then an actual article about the company.
graphic for visual presentation of text  This pic shows the Black Sampler, or Cripple Creek Sampler Bull Hill Works of the Cripple Creek Sampling and Ore Co., located at what is, was known as Victor Pass also. It is taken at the south end, and that makes it a rare view as I only seen this before in shots from more southeast, and I like this shot, not because it is a good one, because that it is not, the quality of the image suck!
graphic for visual presentation of text  But I like it due to it in addition to its being a rather closeup view, it shows better this side of this large imposing structure and while it is hard to make out details, I still get a basic view of this structure normally appearing more in a distance in views from the area. This sampler was served by all three railroads of the area.
graphic for visual presentation of text  I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was greyish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 62 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 62; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00027
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#426]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#426
Used for these Enties:
Black Sampler [aka Cripple Creek Sampler or Bull Hill Works] - 230   
Sadly being from a printed source this closeup shot is not very good, taken from the New Year 1903 issue of the newspaper Cripple Creek Times, appearing in a group of three images in what is more an advertisement text feel then an actual article about the company.
  This pic shows the Cripple Creek Sampler of the Cripple Creek Sampling and Ore Co., and several men are posing for some unknown reason. It is taken at the lower end, southwest end, and that makes it a rare view and I like this shot, not because it is a good one, because that it is not, the quality of the image suck!
  But I like it due to it in addition to its being a rather closeup view, it shows better the lower part of this large imposing structure and I get a view of a structure I so far only had seen from a great distance. I see there are 12-numbered chutes, making me wonder how that worked with boxcars which is what is appearing in this view.
  I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was greyish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
02.11.2021 (22:45:13)
Title on Image:
Cripple Creek Sampling Works of The Cripple Creek Sampling and Ore Co.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Sadly being from a printed source this closeup shot is not very good, taken from the New Year 1903 issue of the newspaper Cripple Creek Times, appearing in a group of three images in what is more an advertisement text feel then an actual article about the company.
graphic for visual presentation of text  This pic shows the Cripple Creek Sampler of the Cripple Creek Sampling and Ore Co., and several men are posing for some unknown reason. It is taken at the lower end, southwest end, and that makes it a rare view and I like this shot, not because it is a good one, because that it is not, the quality of the image suck!
graphic for visual presentation of text  But I like it due to it in addition to its being a rather closeup view, it shows better the lower part of this large imposing structure and I get a view of a structure I so far only had seen from a great distance. I see there are 12-numbered chutes, making me wonder how that worked with boxcars which is what is appearing in this view.
graphic for visual presentation of text  I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was greyish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 62 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 62; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00026
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#425]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#425
Used for these Enties:
Cripple Creek Sampler [along M.T.] - 456   
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 at that time it was the only one I ever seen so I did not want to complain, and later I saw it in a publication, still not great quality.
Media Info Last Updated:
01.11.2021 (12:33:56)
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 at that time it was the only one I ever seen so I did not want to complain, and later I saw it in a publication, still not great quality.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 60; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 Issue - Published in 1903.
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   
When I bought this I was not 100% certain this was linked to Cripple Creek even if it seems to be as it was stamped with Rex Investment Company on the backside, as a text above the  entrance spells out to the words Newell Tunnel, and I have on my 1903 topo map a Newell Tunnel along Arequa creek in Arequa Gulch going into Grouse Hill/Mountain. But later I got it confirmed as of Nov. 12, 2017 this pic was linked to images from Cripple Creek in a September 1898 publications.
   View is of nine humans, two of them being ladies, all posing in front of an Adit Portal where the letters 'NEWELL TUNNEL' is written, even if most of the tunnel word is missing in the view. A narrow-gauge track is leading into the portal with an Ore-car standing in the portal and another one laying on its side in left foreground. A Flat-car is lying upside down in foreground right, and a stack of lumber for Square-set building is laying on the ground to the left of the portal.
Media Info Last Updated:
31.10.2021 (21:52:51)
Title on Image:
Group of People Posing in Front of the Newell Tunnel, Cripple Creek District
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
When I bought this I was not 100% certain this was linked to Cripple Creek even if it seems to be as it was stamped with Rex Investment Company on the backside, as a text above the entrance spells out to the words Newell Tunnel, and I have on my 1903 topo map a Newell Tunnel along Arequa creek in Arequa Gulch going into Grouse Hill/Mountain. But later I got it confirmed as of Nov. 12, 2017 this pic was linked to images from Cripple Creek in a September 1898 publications.
graphic for visual presentation of text View is of nine humans, two of them being ladies, all posing in front of an Adit Portal where the letters 'NEWELL TUNNEL' is written, even if most of the tunnel word is missing in the view. A narrow-gauge track is leading into the portal with an Ore-car standing in the portal and another one laying on its side in left foreground. A Flat-car is lying upside down in foreground right, and a stack of lumber for Square-set building is laying on the ground to the left of the portal.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • The Bankers' Magazine; September 1898 [Volume 57, No. 3] (page 448a - Appears on a foldout between Pages 448 & 449) - Published in 1898.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01698
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#424]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#424
Used for these Enties:
Newell tunnel - 308   
This was one of those 'can be everywhere...' views, but then September 17, 2013, I saw this same view listed on eBay as a postcard view marked as 'Stope in Vindicator Mine, Cripple Creek District.' by Julia Skolas. I also seen the view in a folder marked as being '1800 feet below surface.'
   View is of a miner sitting on some form of a stool, on planks, with a machine-drill suspended unto the walls and he is directing it into the roof area to drill out whatever he must do. He is holding a candle holder with his left hand and the machine with his right hand, and I assume it is more for the look then real working condition.
Media Info Last Updated:
31.10.2021 (07:55:34)
Title on Image:
#7094. Suspended in the Stopes of a Gold Mine.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Description:
This was one of those 'can be everywhere...' views, but then September 17, 2013, I saw this same view listed on eBay as a postcard view marked as 'Stope in Vindicator Mine, Cripple Creek District.' by Julia Skolas. I also seen the view in a folder marked as being '1800 feet below surface.'
graphic for visual presentation of text View is of a miner sitting on some form of a stool, on planks, with a machine-drill suspended unto the walls and he is directing it into the roof area to drill out whatever he must do. He is holding a candle holder with his left hand and the machine with his right hand, and I assume it is more for the look then real working condition.
Image Note:
My Collection; View is number 22 in a Postcard Folder called Folding Post Card - Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • no. 22; Souvenir Postcard Folder titled Folding Post Card {Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo. appears on the inside]; undated - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
A-00320
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#423]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#423
Used for these Enties:
Vindicator No. 1 - 233   Vindicator No. 2 - 232   
Image is for some reason marked as being the Cresson Mine, in reality it is the Ajax Mill at the left, and the Ajax mine more to the right of the image. No idea why it is called the Cresson in this view.
Media Info Last Updated:
31.10.2021 (07:48:56)
Title on Image:
Independence Mine and Mill, Cripple Creek District.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Image is for some reason marked as being the Cresson Mine, in reality it is the Ajax Mill at the left, and the Ajax mine more to the right of the image. No idea why it is called the Cresson in this view.
Image Note:
My Collection; View is number 4 in a Postcard Folder called Souvenir Folding Card of the Cripple Creek District.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • no. 4; Souvenir Postcard Folder titled Souvenir Folding Card of the Cripple Creek District; undated - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
A-00437
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#378]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#378
Used for these Enties:
Independence Mill [aka Portland Independence Mill in Later Years] - 921   Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   
This is sadly a bad quality look due to the print quality and small size, but it shows a view towards the Vindicator No. 1, or main shaft, and the Shaft House and surface structures of the Lillie Mine, seen on the right half side of this view. The Shaft House of the Lillie would when that mine closed be used briefly as an experimental cyanide mill for the Vindicator.
   In the foreground left, lower part of the town of Independence is seen, and on the right the mainline of the Midland Terminal railroad is seen, with its depot.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
31.10.2021 (06:49:57)
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]:
Unknown
Description:
This is sadly a bad quality look due to the print quality and small size, but it shows a view towards the Vindicator No. 1, or main shaft, and the Shaft House and surface structures of the Lillie Mine, seen on the right half side of this view. The Shaft House of the Lillie would when that mine closed be used briefly as an experimental cyanide mill for the Vindicator.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the foreground left, lower part of the town of Independence is seen, and on the right the mainline of the Midland Terminal railroad is seen, with its depot.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 58 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 58; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01984
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#421]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#421
Used for these Enties:
Vindicator No. 1 - 233   Lillie - 234   
Sadly the base for this view is a terrible misprinted quality type of photo, kind of OK on a distance, but then, awful and not sharp at all! Just sad. The view is a cropped view of a photo by A. J. Harlan, and I performed quite some work over it to try bringing out the best possible view from a damaged source.
   In the foreground is the middle part of the town of Independence, located on the southeastern part of Bull Hill and the southwest part of Bull Cliff, or East Bull Hill as I also seen it named. In background left is the Shaft House of the Vindicator No. 2 mine, large shaft house that also extended out of the view at left, located at the end of a switchback spur down to the Orehouse of the Vindicator No. 1 seen about 1/3 from top and about 1/3 in from right-hand side. The No. 1 Shaft structures are to the left of said orehouse, and the Lillie Mine structures pokes up behind those again. Several smaller Shaft houses are seen near right-hand side and upper half part. I think the upper one, about 1/3 down from top and in from right-hand side the same length as structure itself, that this is the La Bella Mine, but the other I have no name to offer.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
31.10.2021 (06:49:50)
Title on Image:
Vindicator Mine Shaft No. 2 and Town of Independence
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
Sadly the base for this view is a terrible misprinted quality type of photo, kind of OK on a distance, but then, awful and not sharp at all! Just sad. The view is a cropped view of a photo by A. J. Harlan, and I performed quite some work over it to try bringing out the best possible view from a damaged source.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the foreground is the middle part of the town of Independence, located on the southeastern part of Bull Hill and the southwest part of Bull Cliff, or East Bull Hill as I also seen it named. In background left is the Shaft House of the Vindicator No. 2 mine, large shaft house that also extended out of the view at left, located at the end of a switchback spur down to the Orehouse of the Vindicator No. 1 seen about 1/3 from top and about 1/3 in from right-hand side. The No. 1 Shaft structures are to the left of said orehouse, and the Lillie Mine structures pokes up behind those again. Several smaller Shaft houses are seen near right-hand side and upper half part. I think the upper one, about 1/3 down from top and in from right-hand side the same length as structure itself, that this is the La Bella Mine, but the other I have no name to offer.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Cropped, straightened, enhanced version of my 300dpi scan. I did procure the colored edition of this image. Source was bad quality.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00476
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#420]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#420
Used for these Enties:
Vindicator No. 2 - 232   Vindicator No. 1 - 233   Lillie - 234   La Bella - 237   
This is one nicely closeup about 1895 photo type of the early Shaft house of the Delmonico Mine on west slope Bull Cliff or eastern Bull Hill, depending on how the area is, was, named. I know this as this image appears in an 1896 book, with views credited to Mr. Poley. Found on the Denver Public Library site (Call Number: P-944). I just worked over the image to create this view, straightened and cropped, colored and played around.
   I am pleased with the result, in background left I assume some of the homes linked to Altman is seen, and in the foreground of course the old but still somewhat size over it Shaft house of some operations on the Delmonico claim. I am certain this is the same Shaft house as appears on the Delmonico Plat Map at the more northern end of the lode claim.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (10:30:16)
Title on Image:
BULL HILL. Delmonico Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Horace Swartley Poley
Description:
This is one nicely closeup about 1895 photo type of the early Shaft house of the Delmonico Mine on west slope Bull Cliff or eastern Bull Hill, depending on how the area is, was, named. I know this as this image appears in an 1896 book, with views credited to Mr. Poley. Found on the Denver Public Library site (Call Number: P-944). I just worked over the image to create this view, straightened and cropped, colored and played around.
graphic for visual presentation of text I am pleased with the result, in background left I assume some of the homes linked to Altman is seen, and in the foreground of course the old but still somewhat size over it Shaft house of some operations on the Delmonico claim. I am certain this is the same Shaft house as appears on the Delmonico Plat Map at the more northern end of the lode claim.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
View is Enhanced, Straightened, Cropped, Scaled, Colored, from the DPL image P-944. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Copyright Notice:
Copyright restrictions applying to use or reproduction of this image available from the Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, at photosales@denverlibrary.org.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 43; Cripple Creek and Colorado Springs Illustrated; published in 1896 by Warren & Stride. - Published in 1896.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00247
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#408]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#408
Used for these Enties:
Delmonico Mine [Bull Hill] - 1065   
Quite a nice side look of the Matoa Company's Half Moon Mine shaft house near the top of Gold Hill, on the northwest slope. View is mostly in an easterly direction, a little bit northerly too, this being the west side of the structure. The low structure part in front left is ore bins, and there should be a road as per a 1900 Sanborn Fire Insurance map at the low end of it. The top of Globe Hill is seen on the left side of the background, with Ironclad Hill more at right, further back.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment. Source had flaws, spots, much on the sky-part after tweaking the fading of the image, but I worked over it.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (10:26:16)
Title on Image:
People Roaming Around the Half Moon Mine of Matoa Company in Early 1900's
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Quite a nice side look of the Matoa Company's Half Moon Mine shaft house near the top of Gold Hill, on the northwest slope. View is mostly in an easterly direction, a little bit northerly too, this being the west side of the structure. The low structure part in front left is ore bins, and there should be a road as per a 1900 Sanborn Fire Insurance map at the low end of it. The top of Globe Hill is seen on the left side of the background, with Ironclad Hill more at right, further back.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment. Source had flaws, spots, much on the sky-part after tweaking the fading of the image, but I worked over it.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Blackish cardboard frame cropped away version of my 300dpi scan. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01723
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#9]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#9
Used for these Enties:
Half Moon - 60   
This view of Gold Hill mines are taken from Globe Hill slope below, near the Gold Pass mine, and have captured many of the early mine operations on this part of Gold Hill and hence show the massive amount of mining that went on among the trees. The claims in this area are a confusing mass of crisscrossing each other and I do not know the names of all structures seen, sadly.
   In this scene, about 1/3 from top the original High Line roadbed is seen climbing Gold Hill, below the marked Half Moon Mine, making that one easy to spot near upper left. Near upper right it is also easy to recognize the large shaft house of the Anchoria-Leland Mine, but the two shaft houses in front of the Anchoria-Leland is more complicated.
   I think one of them, the upper one, is the Mattie L. aka Jefferson mine, maybe the other is the City View mine? Also the Chance, or Anchor might be candidates for those shaft houses, but we also have that small Head Frame operation nearer the track, with a shed over the hoist…
   Below the High Line roadbed there are also two shaft houses, one I am certain is the Geneva mine, but one might also be the Jefferson's Co. Mattie L. mine. Other claims are the T.E.M.O.N.J.I., Nada, Tarascon, but also Foggy, Good Enough, Gamma are lodes in this area, and more, so for now (Oct. 23, 2021), this is what I have.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (10:22:14)
Title on Image:
Gold Hill Mines, including the Half Moon & the Anchoria-Leland Mines, and Part of the Original High Line Trolley Line
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view of Gold Hill mines are taken from Globe Hill slope below, near the Gold Pass mine, and have captured many of the early mine operations on this part of Gold Hill and hence show the massive amount of mining that went on among the trees. The claims in this area are a confusing mass of crisscrossing each other and I do not know the names of all structures seen, sadly.
graphic for visual presentation of text In this scene, about 1/3 from top the original High Line roadbed is seen climbing Gold Hill, below the marked Half Moon Mine, making that one easy to spot near upper left. Near upper right it is also easy to recognize the large shaft house of the Anchoria-Leland Mine, but the two shaft houses in front of the Anchoria-Leland is more complicated.
graphic for visual presentation of text I think one of them, the upper one, is the Mattie L. aka Jefferson mine, maybe the other is the City View mine? Also the Chance, or Anchor might be candidates for those shaft houses, but we also have that small Head Frame operation nearer the track, with a shed over the hoist…
graphic for visual presentation of text Below the High Line roadbed there are also two shaft houses, one I am certain is the Geneva mine, but one might also be the Jefferson's Co. Mattie L. mine. Other claims are the T.E.M.O.N.J.I., Nada, Tarascon, but also Foggy, Good Enough, Gamma are lodes in this area, and more, so for now (Oct. 23, 2021), this is what I have.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Straightened, cropped version of my 300dpi scan. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01276
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#401]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#401
Used for these Enties:
Half Moon - 60   Anchoria-Leland - 61   Mattie L. - 415   Geneva lode - 443   
This is a look at Bull Hill mines from nearby Raven Hill with two men operating on the Nightingale Mine in the foreground. A little in near the right-hand side the top of the Headframe at the Maggie Mine is seen, with what I assume is their Ore house poking up at the left of the headframe.
   About 1/3 down from top, left-hand side, the Head Frame and Ore House of the Gold Sovereign Mine is seen being built up, I think this is the Jackson shaft, or Main Shaft, or No. 1 shaft, of the Gold Sovereign but has not been able to fully confirm that feel. The Tunnel portal of the Gold Sovereign is in the same area. Either way, this also marks the end of a spur/branch-line of the Short Line down from the High Line, named the Gold Sovereign Branch.
   This spur passes also the now large operations on the Trilby Mine, seen about 1/3 from top and 1/3 in from right-hand side where there are both a multilevel Ore house but also a Cyanide Mill, partly seen to the right of the orehouse.
   Further uphill, about 1/10 from top and about ¼ in from right-hand side the Dante No. 2 Mine is seen up along the High Line with the Blue Bird looming against the sky just to the left. Further left about 1/3 in from left-hand side the Dante No. 1 shaft is seen with most likely the Gold Sovereign No. 2 Whisper Shaft almost at upper left corner.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment. I know of 11 editions of this view created at one time, two Magic Lantern types and nine Stereoviews as of today Oct. 27, 2021.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (10:13:02)
Title on Image:
Nightingale Mine, Bull Hill, Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is a look at Bull Hill mines from nearby Raven Hill with two men operating on the Nightingale Mine in the foreground. A little in near the right-hand side the top of the Headframe at the Maggie Mine is seen, with what I assume is their Ore house poking up at the left of the headframe.
graphic for visual presentation of text About 1/3 down from top, left-hand side, the Head Frame and Ore House of the Gold Sovereign Mine is seen being built up, I think this is the Jackson shaft, or Main Shaft, or No. 1 shaft, of the Gold Sovereign but has not been able to fully confirm that feel. The Tunnel portal of the Gold Sovereign is in the same area. Either way, this also marks the end of a spur/branch-line of the Short Line down from the High Line, named the Gold Sovereign Branch.
graphic for visual presentation of text This spur passes also the now large operations on the Trilby Mine, seen about 1/3 from top and 1/3 in from right-hand side where there are both a multilevel Ore house but also a Cyanide Mill, partly seen to the right of the orehouse.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further uphill, about 1/10 from top and about ¼ in from right-hand side the Dante No. 2 Mine is seen up along the High Line with the Blue Bird looming against the sky just to the left. Further left about 1/3 in from left-hand side the Dante No. 1 shaft is seen with most likely the Gold Sovereign No. 2 Whisper Shaft almost at upper left corner.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment. I know of 11 editions of this view created at one time, two Magic Lantern types and nine Stereoviews as of today Oct. 27, 2021.
Image Note:
My Collection; Magic Lanterns. Cropped 1200dpi view without the frame. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Source ID, My Collection:
G-00122
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#414]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#414
Used for these Enties:
Nightingale lode claim - 907   Maggie - 198   Gold Sovereign; Jackson Shaft [No. 1 Shaft?] - 199   Gold Sovereign tunnel - 200   Trilby - 333   Trilby Mill [Bull Hill] - 1191   Dante - 335   Blue Bird - 209   Whisper Shaft - Gold Sovereign Company - 336   
View of the Trolley car named Grace who poses on the 7.5 percent grade on the west slope of Gold Hill, climbing Gold Hill above Poverty Gulch and high above Cripple Creek, along the original steep High Line grade. In 1902 the line was rerouted over a less steep alignment.
* 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 2/3 up from bottom 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 at the Depot grounds 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.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (10:07:15)
Title on Image:
Cripple Creek District Railway Trolley No. 2 - Grace - Climbing Gold Hill Above Poverty Gulch
Photographer [Date]:
Edgar A. Yelton
Description:
View of the Trolley car named Grace who poses on the 7.5 percent grade on the west slope of Gold Hill, climbing Gold Hill above Poverty Gulch and high above Cripple Creek, along the original steep High Line grade. In 1902 the line was rerouted over a less steep alignment.
graphic for visual presentation of text* 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 2/3 up from bottom 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 at the Depot grounds 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.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 35 in the book named Centennial State Trolleys. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Copyright Notice:
Source: Centennial State Trolleys; The Life and Times of Colorado's Streetcars; ISBN 0-918654-51-3; LCCN 95-069935; (Yelton photo, E.J. Haley collection)
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 35; Centennial State Trolleys: The Life and Times of Colorado's Streetcars - Published in 1995.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01627
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#400]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#400
Used for these Enties:
Abe Lincoln - 52   May Queen lode - 870   Granite Hill lode - 871   
Quite a nice very early view of east side of Bull Hill with some of its mines and the early start of the town of Altman, here called 'Pharmacist Town,' while Bull Hill is called Bull Mountain. Taken April 20, 1893 it feels like a treasure to have, flaws and all!
   Near left-hand side the early Shaft house of the Hidden Treasure Mine is seen, while further downhill, the Zenobia, Pharmacist and Burns Shaft houses are marked out, thankfully. There are more mines, but they are not marked out. 
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment. Source had flaws, somewhat faded, ridges on the photo itself, and it was impossible to bring forward the Pikes Peak Range, but in the end, I worked over it as best as I could.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (10:05:23)
Title on Image:
Cripple Creek Dist. - Colo. - ''Pharmacist Town'' Bull Mt. April 20th '93.
Photographer [Date]:
William J. Gillen [20.04.1893]
Description:
Quite a nice very early view of east side of Bull Hill with some of its mines and the early start of the town of Altman, here called 'Pharmacist Town,' while Bull Hill is called Bull Mountain. Taken April 20, 1893 it feels like a treasure to have, flaws and all!
graphic for visual presentation of text Near left-hand side the early Shaft house of the Hidden Treasure Mine is seen, while further downhill, the Zenobia, Pharmacist and Burns Shaft houses are marked out, thankfully. There are more mines, but they are not marked out.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment. Source had flaws, somewhat faded, ridges on the photo itself, and it was impossible to bring forward the Pikes Peak Range, but in the end, I worked over it as best as I could.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Cropped version of my 300dpi scan. I did procure the colored edition of this image.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01234
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#402]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#402
Used for these Enties:
Hidden Treasure lode - 403   Zenobia - 319   Pharmacist - 318   Burns - 317   
Image is marked with ''Bull Hill, 1901 Wm. B. James Residence'' in handwritten note below the image, which actually is one photo pasted on top of another unknown photo below it - wonder what that story is about... But that date is wrong, as this image appears in a early 1900 publication and there is snow on ground, it has to be from the winter 1899/1900 making me assume 1899, possible December.
   Quality of photo is bad on the sides, unsharp and reminds me of many Harlan shots. I've also seen this view in a Portland Annual, making me think this is an Andrew James Harlan photo as he took most of those... Came with a cardboard frame which is cropped from the view I share.
   Many Mines are visible, in the foreground are a windlass which is on the Lost Anna lode, also known as Portland No. 3 Shaft. Above there is the mainline of the Golden Circle 3-foot railroad, crossing the High Line grade of the Electric Trolley system and later the Short Line branch line. Just to the left after that bridge is the location of the Hawkeye Mine operations, with the Los Angeles, Colorado City mines further up on the hill at left, about 1/3 down from top of view.
   The Power station of Colorado Electric Power Co. is also visible, same is the structures at the Last Dollar mine, which is seen at about 2/5 down from top at right-hand side. The Blue Bird mine also hugs the side, left-hand side, hiding sort of. The Lucky Guss west Shaft house is marked out about 6/27 from top, with Orpha May just to the left further into the view and at top, in the background about 5/17 in from left-hand side, the American Eagle structures are as a dark blob. More mines, I don't have their names yet, are also seen.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (10:00:05)
Title on Image:
Bull Hill Mines as Seen From the Portland No. 3 Shaft
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown [1899]
Description:
Image is marked with ''Bull Hill, 1901 Wm. B. James Residence'' in handwritten note below the image, which actually is one photo pasted on top of another unknown photo below it - wonder what that story is about... But that date is wrong, as this image appears in a early 1900 publication and there is snow on ground, it has to be from the winter 1899/1900 making me assume 1899, possible December.
graphic for visual presentation of text Quality of photo is bad on the sides, unsharp and reminds me of many Harlan shots. I've also seen this view in a Portland Annual, making me think this is an Andrew James Harlan photo as he took most of those... Came with a cardboard frame which is cropped from the view I share.
graphic for visual presentation of text Many Mines are visible, in the foreground are a windlass which is on the Lost Anna lode, also known as Portland No. 3 Shaft. Above there is the mainline of the Golden Circle 3-foot railroad, crossing the High Line grade of the Electric Trolley system and later the Short Line branch line. Just to the left after that bridge is the location of the Hawkeye Mine operations, with the Los Angeles, Colorado City mines further up on the hill at left, about 1/3 down from top of view.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Power station of Colorado Electric Power Co. is also visible, same is the structures at the Last Dollar mine, which is seen at about 2/5 down from top at right-hand side. The Blue Bird mine also hugs the side, left-hand side, hiding sort of. The Lucky Guss west Shaft house is marked out about 6/27 from top, with Orpha May just to the left further into the view and at top, in the background about 5/17 in from left-hand side, the American Eagle structures are as a dark blob. More mines, I don't have their names yet, are also seen.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Cropped, enhanced version of my 300dpi scan. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page ?; Annual Reports, Portland Gold Mining Co. - 1900 - Published in 1900.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02899
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#413]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#413
Used for these Enties:
Portland No. 3 - 255   Hawkeye Lode [Battle Mountain/Bull Hill] - 1166   Last Dollar - 238   Los Angeles - 239   Colorado City - 240   Blue Bird - 209   Lucky Guss No. 1 - 210   Orpha May - 215   American Eagle - 312   
This is a snapshot type of image, taken most likely from a moving Train, as the foreground is rather blurred. Overall it is not a very sharp image either, but it shows a scene that is the first I have seen from this angle, so I'm happy I got it, even if seller manage to sell me it twice as somehow the seller was able to create negatives from this source image and pass that also along as original image, which it was not per say, negative was even worse in quality.
   In the foreground is the homes of people maybe fitting the name Poverty Gulch, as these are mainly smaller older Log Cabins or shed like structures, but there are some framed houses as well. About center of the colored view the structure of the Lillie Mine, holding the hoist and whatever else they needed, is seen with its headframe to the right. In the background the town of Cripple Creek spreads out.
   The dump of the Abe Lincoln is seen extending into the image from about center top/down right-hand side, and nearly at left-hand side about 13 down from top the upper part of the Midland Sampler structure is poking up its head, with the Midland Terminal wye tracks crossing Poverty Gulch on its characteristics trestles.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (09:55:40)
Title on Image:
Snapshot from Short Line down Poverty Gulch with Midland Terminal Trestles Down In the Gulch
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is a snapshot type of image, taken most likely from a moving Train, as the foreground is rather blurred. Overall it is not a very sharp image either, but it shows a scene that is the first I have seen from this angle, so I'm happy I got it, even if seller manage to sell me it twice as somehow the seller was able to create negatives from this source image and pass that also along as original image, which it was not per say, negative was even worse in quality.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the foreground is the homes of people maybe fitting the name Poverty Gulch, as these are mainly smaller older Log Cabins or shed like structures, but there are some framed houses as well. About center of the colored view the structure of the Lillie Mine, holding the hoist and whatever else they needed, is seen with its headframe to the right. In the background the town of Cripple Creek spreads out.
graphic for visual presentation of text The dump of the Abe Lincoln is seen extending into the image from about center top/down right-hand side, and nearly at left-hand side about 13 down from top the upper part of the Midland Sampler structure is poking up its head, with the Midland Terminal wye tracks crossing Poverty Gulch on its characteristics trestles.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Cropped, straightened, enhanced version of my 600dpi scan. I did procure the colored edition of this image.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00177
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#406]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#406
Used for these Enties:
Lily [aka Lilly or Lillie] - 53   Midland Sampling Works [aka Midland Sampler] - 457   
This view is looking down Poverty Gulch across the Short Line Trestle/Bridge No. 44-A that spanned the Gulch when they built their mainline down Globe & Gold Hill in 1901. This trestle crossed the original High Line that was running up Poverty Gulch, as seen here, and also climbed Globe & Gold Hill, outside the view at left except what appears to be a cut in upper left corner in this image here. As the Short Line grade was electrified, the need to keep the steep line in the gulch is no longer there and it is closed by March 1903 and the trestle saw both Steam Trains and Trolley across it till the Trolley system was abandoned, Short Line had already shut down.
  About center of the view the Chicago Tunnel, also known as the Chicago & Cripple Creek Tunnel, is seen with its large dump area as it digs further into Globe Hill here, this tunnel would extend all the way to Ironclad Hill and the Plymouth Rock Mine.
  In the background top, about 1/9 down and about 2/5 in from left-hand side the large Shaft House of the Moon-Anchor Mine can be picked out, but only barely as no details can be found in this view. But it helps put the knowledge it is Gold Hill in the background.
   There is one Shaft house, or possible two Shaft houses, seen about 1/3 down from top and nearly 2/5 in from right-hand side, that is so far still a mystery to me as there are several claims there those can be part of, but I know the Blue Chime, Clayton E. and T.E.M.O.M.J. lode claims was in this area so I assume it is one of those, but I do not know as per today so I dare not say so and so.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (09:37:25)
Title on Image:
Short Line Trestle Across Poverty Gulch, Gold Hill in Background
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view is looking down Poverty Gulch across the Short Line Trestle/Bridge No. 44-A that spanned the Gulch when they built their mainline down Globe & Gold Hill in 1901. This trestle crossed the original High Line that was running up Poverty Gulch, as seen here, and also climbed Globe & Gold Hill, outside the view at left except what appears to be a cut in upper left corner in this image here. As the Short Line grade was electrified, the need to keep the steep line in the gulch is no longer there and it is closed by March 1903 and the trestle saw both Steam Trains and Trolley across it till the Trolley system was abandoned, Short Line had already shut down.
graphic for visual presentation of text About center of the view the Chicago Tunnel, also known as the Chicago & Cripple Creek Tunnel, is seen with its large dump area as it digs further into Globe Hill here, this tunnel would extend all the way to Ironclad Hill and the Plymouth Rock Mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background top, about 1/9 down and about 2/5 in from left-hand side the large Shaft House of the Moon-Anchor Mine can be picked out, but only barely as no details can be found in this view. But it helps put the knowledge it is Gold Hill in the background.
graphic for visual presentation of text There is one Shaft house, or possible two Shaft houses, seen about 1/3 down from top and nearly 2/5 in from right-hand side, that is so far still a mystery to me as there are several claims there those can be part of, but I know the Blue Chime, Clayton E. and T.E.M.O.M.J. lode claims was in this area so I assume it is one of those, but I do not know as per today so I dare not say so and so.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 56 in a book named A Picture Story of The Cripple Creek Trip [Dark Green Coverframe]. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 56; A Picture Story of The Cripple Creek Trip [Dark Green Coverframe] - Published in 1916.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01719
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#419]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#419
Used for these Enties:
Chicago Tunnel [aka Chicago and Cripple Creek Tunnel] - 51   Moon Anchor - 56   
This is a view up Poverty Gulch showing the Trolley Car named 'Evelyn', No. 1 car of the Cripple Creek District Railway, climbing the 7.5% grade, passing the ore house of the Chicago Tunnel. Photo taken no later than summer of 1899 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 as it was rerouted to use the Short Line mainline higher up the hill at right, removing a grade of up to 7.5%!!
   The first four cars built for the line were named instead of numbered, but got numbers later, Evelyn was No. 1. The Gold King Mine sits high on the slope of Tenderfoot Hill, seen about 1/4 down from top and 1/4 in from left-hand side. In the foreground right, the Chicago Tunnel, also known as Chicago & Cripple Creek Tunnel, operation is taking place, this tunnel would extend all the way to Ironclad Hill and the Plymouth Rock Mine.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (09:32:35)
Title on Image:
Trolley in Poverty Gulch about 1899, Passing the Ore House of the Chicago Tunnel
Photographer [Date]:
Edgar A. Yelton
Description:
This is a view up Poverty Gulch showing the Trolley Car named 'Evelyn', No. 1 car of the Cripple Creek District Railway, climbing the 7.5% grade, passing the ore house of the Chicago Tunnel. Photo taken no later than summer of 1899 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 as it was rerouted to use the Short Line mainline higher up the hill at right, removing a grade of up to 7.5%!!
graphic for visual presentation of text The first four cars built for the line were named instead of numbered, but got numbers later, Evelyn was No. 1. The Gold King Mine sits high on the slope of Tenderfoot Hill, seen about 1/4 down from top and 1/4 in from left-hand side. In the foreground right, the Chicago Tunnel, also known as Chicago & Cripple Creek Tunnel, operation is taking place, this tunnel would extend all the way to Ironclad Hill and the Plymouth Rock Mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Cropped, straightened, enhanced version of my 300dpi scan. I did procure the colored edition of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page ?; The Engineering Magazine, September 1899 - Published in 1999.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02997
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#418]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#418
Used for these Enties:
Chicago Tunnel [aka Chicago and Cripple Creek Tunnel] - 51   Gold King [aka El Paso Gold King] - 27   
This is the first ever image I have seen of the Favorite Mine structures, and I saw plans for a model with drawings many years ago but never any picture, so yes, I was happy now!
   Being in a book from 1896 the quality is not that great, but I think it came out as good as I can expect it and we get to see how this mine has carved its spot in the forest here on Bull Hill's western slope. Image shows smaller Headframe and a house holding the hoist, boiler for that hoist based on the larger smokestack, but as that structure also has a second smokestack they had some other form of need to let smoke out, but what it was, I do not know.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (09:27:01)
Title on Image:
The Favorite Mine.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is the first ever image I have seen of the Favorite Mine structures, and I saw plans for a model with drawings many years ago but never any picture, so yes, I was happy now!
graphic for visual presentation of text Being in a book from 1896 the quality is not that great, but I think it came out as good as I can expect it and we get to see how this mine has carved its spot in the forest here on Bull Hill's western slope. Image shows smaller Headframe and a house holding the hoist, boiler for that hoist based on the larger smokestack, but as that structure also has a second smokestack they had some other form of need to let smoke out, but what it was, I do not know.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 99 in a book I think is named Wonderful Cripple Creek District. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 99; Wonderful Cripple Creek District (1896; J.F. Manning) - Published in 1896.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-02171
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#404]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#404
Used for these Enties:
Favorite Mine - 411   
Sadly the source image was very faded and hardly anything visible so it was much work getting it to this presentation here. Coloring seems to have helped a little, but the sky part is impossible to fix and it stay gray but if I spent more hours I might have been able to color that also a little better…
   This is marked Summit Mine, making this a view at top of Globe Hill, not sure which claim this was located at, but it is part of the claims for the Globe, Lady Stith – which I think this headframe is located on - and the Close Shave lode claim, they all being part of the Summit Mining and Milling Company at one time. Later this became part of the Gold Crater or Golden Crater, including then the Deer Horn Mines and other claims. What that Shaft House in left Background is part of I do not know, if you do, please get in touch with me.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment. Source had flaws, very faded, but I worked over it as best as I could.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (09:22:03)
Title on Image:
Summit Mine
Photographer [Date]:
J.G. Wilson
Description:
Sadly the source image was very faded and hardly anything visible so it was much work getting it to this presentation here. Coloring seems to have helped a little, but the sky part is impossible to fix and it stay gray but if I spent more hours I might have been able to color that also a little better…
graphic for visual presentation of text This is marked Summit Mine, making this a view at top of Globe Hill, not sure which claim this was located at, but it is part of the claims for the Globe, Lady Stith – which I think this headframe is located on - and the Close Shave lode claim, they all being part of the Summit Mining and Milling Company at one time. Later this became part of the Gold Crater or Golden Crater, including then the Deer Horn Mines and other claims. What that Shaft House in left Background is part of I do not know, if you do, please get in touch with me.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment. Source had flaws, very faded, but I worked over it as best as I could.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Cropped, enhanced version of my 300dpi scan. I did procure the colored edition of this image.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03095
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#403]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#403
Used for these Enties:
Summit Mine [aka Gold Crater or Golden Crater] - 406   
This view is taken from Squaw Mountain, looking north along west slope of Battle Mountain from the saddle between Squaw & Battle Mtn that is down outside view at lower right. In the distance left are Bull Hill mines, where the American Eagle is seen on the skyline about 1/3 in from left-hand side and about 1/7 down from top. Further down – about 2/7 - and to the left is the John A. Logan mine structures seen, while about same distance – just to the right – is the Blue Bird mine structures seen with its almost huge wall on the Orehouse and a tower on one side, left, of the orehouse. More to the right of the Blue Bird are the Orpha May, Lucky Guss and other mines.
   Below those mention mines are the roadbed of the High Line seen cutting through the hillside. Whereas the Dante Mine is located along that track, about halfway between John A. Logan and Blue Bird. Many more mines and mining operations are also seen but which is which is hard to tell.
   In the foreground, a short two car passenger Suburban Train on the 3-foot Golden Circle Railroad is coming down the tracks, passing several small mine operations there on Battle Mountain.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment. Source had flaws, a bit faded, spots, discoloration, not sharp, but I worked over it as best as I could.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (09:01:54)
Title on Image:
Rounding Battle Mt. Golden Circle Ry. Pikes Peak.
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
This view is taken from Squaw Mountain, looking north along west slope of Battle Mountain from the saddle between Squaw & Battle Mtn that is down outside view at lower right. In the distance left are Bull Hill mines, where the American Eagle is seen on the skyline about 1/3 in from left-hand side and about 1/7 down from top. Further down – about 2/7 - and to the left is the John A. Logan mine structures seen, while about same distance – just to the right – is the Blue Bird mine structures seen with its almost huge wall on the Orehouse and a tower on one side, left, of the orehouse. More to the right of the Blue Bird are the Orpha May, Lucky Guss and other mines.
graphic for visual presentation of text Below those mention mines are the roadbed of the High Line seen cutting through the hillside. Whereas the Dante Mine is located along that track, about halfway between John A. Logan and Blue Bird. Many more mines and mining operations are also seen but which is which is hard to tell.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the foreground, a short two car passenger Suburban Train on the 3-foot Golden Circle Railroad is coming down the tracks, passing several small mine operations there on Battle Mountain.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment. Source had flaws, a bit faded, spots, discoloration, not sharp, but I worked over it as best as I could.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Cropped, enhanced version of my 300dpi scan. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page ?; Annual Reports, Portland Gold Mining Co. - 1900 - Published in 1900.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03493
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#415]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#415
Used for these Enties:
American Eagle - 312   Blue Bird - 209   John A. Logan - 311   Orpha May - 215   Lucky Guss No. 1 - 210   Dante - 335   
Sadly another not so sharp glass plate negative! I can make out the High Line grade and some of the poles along it for the Trolley. I can see the Blue Bird, the John A. Logan and the American Eagle mines, but it is hard to get details for anything. Zoomed in I can also make out the Dante mine, I know the Orpha May is in this view, located uphill from the Blue Bird, and there are two larger Shaft Houses just above Blue Bird towards the sky that must be on the Grouse, Pikes Peak, Star of Bethlehem or Garfield lodes, but which is which I have no idea.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (08:58:31)
Title on Image:
A view of Bull Hill Mines such as the John A. Logan & the American Eagle
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Sadly another not so sharp glass plate negative! I can make out the High Line grade and some of the poles along it for the Trolley. I can see the Blue Bird, the John A. Logan and the American Eagle mines, but it is hard to get details for anything. Zoomed in I can also make out the Dante mine, I know the Orpha May is in this view, located uphill from the Blue Bird, and there are two larger Shaft Houses just above Blue Bird towards the sky that must be on the Grouse, Pikes Peak, Star of Bethlehem or Garfield lodes, but which is which I have no idea.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs, glass plate negative. Cropped, Sharpened, Scaled down to 3000 pixels wide. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Copyright Notice:
As I own the glass plate negative, I have the physical ownership to this view.
Source ID, My Collection:
G-00060
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#409]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#409
Used for these Enties:
American Eagle - 312   John A. Logan - 311   Dante - 335   Blue Bird - 209   Orpha May - 215   
This is an early view of the Abe Lincoln Mine in Poverty Gulch, at this time owned and operated by the Marinette Mining Company, organized by the Arnold brothers. The Abe Lincoln was located May 9, 1895 by E. S. Arnold, a United States deputy mineral surveyor, and his two brothers, Ralph R. and Joe C.
   This according to text in a book from 1896, which provided this image. Being such a source, the quality is not that great, but I think it came out as good as I can expect it. In this view there are two shafts, the one with the larger Shaft house which has filled out its own level ground out from the original ridge, seen about 1/3 in from left and top. And the No. 2 shaft, which is lower, smaller, has a Hoist house carved into the hillside and a visible Headframe, seen about 1/6 in from right-hand side. Situated between them, at bottom of Poverty Gulch is the Ore house, but soon there will be a bigger ore house directly linked to the main shaft house.
   In the foreground some of the houses, structures of Poverty Gulch are seen as roofs only and one front of a typical 'wild west' type belonging to some unknown business I assume. In the background is Gold Hill with lots of smaller dumps and at top the large Shaft house of the Anchoria-Leland is easy to recognize!
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (08:55:24)
Title on Image:
The Abe Lincoln Mine Marinette M. Co.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is an early view of the Abe Lincoln Mine in Poverty Gulch, at this time owned and operated by the Marinette Mining Company, organized by the Arnold brothers. The Abe Lincoln was located May 9, 1895 by E. S. Arnold, a United States deputy mineral surveyor, and his two brothers, Ralph R. and Joe C.
graphic for visual presentation of text This according to text in a book from 1896, which provided this image. Being such a source, the quality is not that great, but I think it came out as good as I can expect it. In this view there are two shafts, the one with the larger Shaft house which has filled out its own level ground out from the original ridge, seen about 1/3 in from left and top. And the No. 2 shaft, which is lower, smaller, has a Hoist house carved into the hillside and a visible Headframe, seen about 1/6 in from right-hand side. Situated between them, at bottom of Poverty Gulch is the Ore house, but soon there will be a bigger ore house directly linked to the main shaft house.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the foreground some of the houses, structures of Poverty Gulch are seen as roofs only and one front of a typical 'wild west' type belonging to some unknown business I assume. In the background is Gold Hill with lots of smaller dumps and at top the large Shaft house of the Anchoria-Leland is easy to recognize!
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 111 in a book I think is named Wonderful Cripple Creek District. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 111; Wonderful Cripple Creek District (1896; J.F. Manning) - Published in 1896.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-02191
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#405]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#405
Used for these Enties:
Abe Lincoln - 52   Anchoria-Leland - 61   
This view looking up Poverty Gulch is credited to Julia Skolas but has had some text scratched out from the source negative making me wonder if this is one of those she bought the right for from an earlier photographer that I've seen evidence of before.
  It is an earlier view, the original High Line is still running up Poverty Gulch and I see no trace of the still to come Short Line grade up Gold Hill so this dates the view to be from before 1900, and she was not in the area then. Either way, it captures the feel of the area, how mining and living was on top of each other and there are many mines visible, whereas I only have names of a few of them.
   In foreground is the Lillie Mine, then a small windlass type of operation, before Abe Lincoln No. 2 and No. 1 can be picked up on the left side, with the Chicago Tunnel structures seen behind the named Shaft house of Abe Lincoln main shaft. Up to the left of those are the operations on the May Queen lode claim on the left and the Granite Hill lode claim on the right, more behind. Further up the larger Shaft house of the Rebecca Mine with its easy to recognize cupola on the roof is seen, with the C. O. D. Mine to the left hardly visible, and behind the bend at left, outside the view from this angle would the Gold King mine be.
   The Shaft houses at right, about 1/3 from top, I am not certain about as it is so cramped with claims in this area, but I know the Blue Chime, Clayton E. and T.E.M.O.M.J. lode claims was in this area so I assume it is one of those, but I do not know as per today so I dare not say so and so.
   So far, as of Oct. 26, 2021 I know of this view used as 10 postcard editions, where there are slightly differences in each card, from different backside, publisher, or any of the four sides can have variations of a millimeter or more where it is cropped from the source. Also, the coloring, paper quality or darkness in the view helps with differentiation these editions.;
Colored view; print-type, not the best look (this postcard).
B/W; photo-type, great quality look, not dark but a little washed out maybe, and the text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible. But card shows that source image is scratched and damaged a little on left side where the Orehouse of Abe Lincoln is shown.
B/W; photo-type, dark view, 'Poverty' part of text at bottom cut off at bottom of y making 'Gulch' part more or less unreadable. Same damage left side and paper used makes the dark parts dark.
B/W; photo-type, even darker view, hard to make more visible, 'Gulch' part of text at bottom partly cut off but is readable. Same damage left side and paper used makes the dark parts dark.
B/W; photo-type, great quality look, not dark, and the text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible with about text height of space below. Same damage on left side.
Colored view; print-type, not the best look, has a couple of millimeters more view at bottom, compared to my other card.
B/W; photo-type, slightly brighter card, one gets to see some of the details a little better. The text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible with about half text height of space below. Same damage on left side.
B/W; photo-type, card appears washed out somewhat, and paper used makes it appears not as a good quality card. The text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible with about half text height of space below. Same damage on left side, it actually appears to be prominent.
Colored view; print-type, not the best look, colored differently, has a couple of millimeters less view at bottom, and the right, compared to the other cards.
Colored view; print-type, appears to be brighter, maybe the best look, colored differently, and is cut at bottom a couple of millimeters below top of roofline.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (08:53:09)
Title on Image:
Poverty Gulch, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Description:
This view looking up Poverty Gulch is credited to Julia Skolas but has had some text scratched out from the source negative making me wonder if this is one of those she bought the right for from an earlier photographer that I've seen evidence of before.
graphic for visual presentation of text It is an earlier view, the original High Line is still running up Poverty Gulch and I see no trace of the still to come Short Line grade up Gold Hill so this dates the view to be from before 1900, and she was not in the area then. Either way, it captures the feel of the area, how mining and living was on top of each other and there are many mines visible, whereas I only have names of a few of them.
graphic for visual presentation of text In foreground is the Lillie Mine, then a small windlass type of operation, before Abe Lincoln No. 2 and No. 1 can be picked up on the left side, with the Chicago Tunnel structures seen behind the named Shaft house of Abe Lincoln main shaft. Up to the left of those are the operations on the May Queen lode claim on the left and the Granite Hill lode claim on the right, more behind. Further up the larger Shaft house of the Rebecca Mine with its easy to recognize cupola on the roof is seen, with the C. O. D. Mine to the left hardly visible, and behind the bend at left, outside the view from this angle would the Gold King mine be.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Shaft houses at right, about 1/3 from top, I am not certain about as it is so cramped with claims in this area, but I know the Blue Chime, Clayton E. and T.E.M.O.M.J. lode claims was in this area so I assume it is one of those, but I do not know as per today so I dare not say so and so.
graphic for visual presentation of text So far, as of Oct. 26, 2021 I know of this view used as 10 postcard editions, where there are slightly differences in each card, from different backside, publisher, or any of the four sides can have variations of a millimeter or more where it is cropped from the source. Also, the coloring, paper quality or darkness in the view helps with differentiation these editions.;
graphic for visual presentation of textColored view; print-type, not the best look (this postcard).
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W; photo-type, great quality look, not dark but a little washed out maybe, and the text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible. But card shows that source image is scratched and damaged a little on left side where the Orehouse of Abe Lincoln is shown.
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W; photo-type, dark view, 'Poverty' part of text at bottom cut off at bottom of y making 'Gulch' part more or less unreadable. Same damage left side and paper used makes the dark parts dark.
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W; photo-type, even darker view, hard to make more visible, 'Gulch' part of text at bottom partly cut off but is readable. Same damage left side and paper used makes the dark parts dark.
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W; photo-type, great quality look, not dark, and the text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible with about text height of space below. Same damage on left side.
graphic for visual presentation of textColored view; print-type, not the best look, has a couple of millimeters more view at bottom, compared to my other card.
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W; photo-type, slightly brighter card, one gets to see some of the details a little better. The text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible with about half text height of space below. Same damage on left side.
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W; photo-type, card appears washed out somewhat, and paper used makes it appears not as a good quality card. The text put on by Julia Skolas is all visible with about half text height of space below. Same damage on left side, it actually appears to be prominent.
graphic for visual presentation of textColored view; print-type, not the best look, colored differently, has a couple of millimeters less view at bottom, and the right, compared to the other cards.
graphic for visual presentation of textColored view; print-type, appears to be brighter, maybe the best look, colored differently, and is cut at bottom a couple of millimeters below top of roofline.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00189
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#407]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#407
Used for these Enties:
Abe Lincoln - 52   Lily [aka Lilly or Lillie] - 53   Rebecca Mine - 1000   Chicago Tunnel [aka Chicago and Cripple Creek Tunnel] - 51   May Queen lode - 870   Granite Hill lode - 871   C. O. D. [aka Cash On Delivery] - 29   
This sadly bad small print quality view is looking up west side of Bull Hill at the John A. Logan mine structures, as seen from just below the High Line as I see a Trolley lineside pole in lower half of the image. I also seen this image used in a Postcard published by W. A. Loper in Cripple Creek.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (08:47:37)
Title on Image:
Logan Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This sadly bad small print quality view is looking up west side of Bull Hill at the John A. Logan mine structures, as seen from just below the High Line as I see a Trolley lineside pole in lower half of the image. I also seen this image used in a Postcard published by W. A. Loper in Cripple Creek.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 57 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 57; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
  • Postcard; Logan Mine | Published by W. A. Loper, Cripple Creek, Colo. - Published in ????.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01984
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#416]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#416
Used for these Enties:
John A. Logan - 311   
   This DPL view (Call No. P-2014) are taken from Ironclad Hill, most likely in 1895 or early 1896. Wintertime as there are pieces of snow on the ground. It appears also in an 1896 book which helps date it somehow.
   In the foreground there is a longer Log based structure I feel is the same Deerhorn Mine Boarding House as I have in another picture in my collection (P-02433), while in the background is the top of Globe Hill with its small community called Summit in my 1903 USGS topographic map, and showing the Deerhorn and Summit Mines as per title in the 1896 book.
   About 1/3 down from top and the left most structure is the Shaft House of the Deer Horn, or Deerhorn mine, making then the one near center of the view the Summit mine operation, but which claim that is on is hard to tell as several claims belonging to the Summit Mining and Milling Company. To the right climbing the hill is the various Log and frame houses of miners and their families. In foreground right some mining machinery is seen on a dump that I think is one of the Plymouth Rock claims.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (08:46:03)
Title on Image:
GLOBE HILL. From Iron Clad Hill. Deerhorn and Summit Mines.
Photographer [Date]:
Horace Swartley Poley
Description:
This DPL view (Call No. P-2014) are taken from Ironclad Hill, most likely in 1895 or early 1896. Wintertime as there are pieces of snow on the ground. It appears also in an 1896 book which helps date it somehow.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the foreground there is a longer Log based structure I feel is the same Deerhorn Mine Boarding House as I have in another picture in my collection (P-02433), while in the background is the top of Globe Hill with its small community called Summit in my 1903 USGS topographic map, and showing the Deerhorn and Summit Mines as per title in the 1896 book.
graphic for visual presentation of text About 1/3 down from top and the left most structure is the Shaft House of the Deer Horn, or Deerhorn mine, making then the one near center of the view the Summit mine operation, but which claim that is on is hard to tell as several claims belonging to the Summit Mining and Milling Company. To the right climbing the hill is the various Log and frame houses of miners and their families. In foreground right some mining machinery is seen on a dump that I think is one of the Plymouth Rock claims.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
View is Enhanced, Straightened, Cropped, Scaled, Colored, from the DPL image P-2014. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Copyright Notice:
Copyright restrictions applying to use or reproduction of this image available from the Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, at photosales@denverlibrary.org.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 32; Cripple Creek and Colorado Springs Illustrated; published in 1896 by Warren & Stride. - Published in 1896.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00966
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#412]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#412
Used for these Enties:
Deerhorn [aka Gold Crater or Golden Crater] - 80   Lady Stith Mine [Globe Hill] - 79   Close Shave Lode [Globe Hill] - 1492   
   This view, looking down Poverty Gulch from a point near the Short Line loop below the Gold King mine, is showing about middle of image the location of the Chicago Tunnel and how it was located below the roadbed of the Short Line climbing Gold hill to the trestle crossing over the original High Line grade up Poverty Gulch, which was passing beside the orehouse and dump grounds of this tunnel mine.
   It helps date this image to be after Short Line opens in 1901, but before the trolley line was re-routed from its original grade to use this trestle them self in 1903 with the closing of the steep grades up Poverty Gulch and the first part of Gold Hill.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (01:05:41)
Title on Image:
Poverty Gulch - Cripple Creek District
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view, looking down Poverty Gulch from a point near the Short Line loop below the Gold King mine, is showing about middle of image the location of the Chicago Tunnel and how it was located below the roadbed of the Short Line climbing Gold hill to the trestle crossing over the original High Line grade up Poverty Gulch, which was passing beside the orehouse and dump grounds of this tunnel mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text It helps date this image to be after Short Line opens in 1901, but before the trolley line was re-routed from its original grade to use this trestle them self in 1903 with the closing of the steep grades up Poverty Gulch and the first part of Gold Hill.
Image Note:
My Collection; View is from an Early undated Postcard Folder Type of Souvenir.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • no. 9; Postcard Folder showing scenes from the Cripple Creek District; undated - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
A-00328
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#6]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#6
Used for these Enties:
Chicago Tunnel [aka Chicago and Cripple Creek Tunnel] - 51   
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:
29.10.2021 (21:48:21)
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   
This is one nicely closeup photo type of railroad link at the Dante Mine. Found on the Denver Public Library site (Call Number: X-62460). I just worked over the image to create this view, twisted and cut, colored and played around. Photo shows many men posing on the walkway above the High Line/Short Line tracks connecting the Dante Gold Mining Company's number two shaft with two Ore Bins on the downhill side of the tracks. A Colorado Midland Boxcar, No. 5538, is standing quite close to the southern end of the switch unto the mainline.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
27.10.2021 (14:37:16)
Title on Image:
Dante Gold Mining Company, Shaft No. 2
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is one nicely closeup photo type of railroad link at the Dante Mine. Found on the Denver Public Library site (Call Number: X-62460). I just worked over the image to create this view, twisted and cut, colored and played around. Photo shows many men posing on the walkway above the High Line/Short Line tracks connecting the Dante Gold Mining Company's number two shaft with two Ore Bins on the downhill side of the tracks. A Colorado Midland Boxcar, No. 5538, is standing quite close to the southern end of the switch unto the mainline.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
View is Straightened, Twisted, Enhanced, Colored, Cropped, Scaled from the DPL image X-62460. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Copyright Notice:
Copyright restrictions applying to use or reproduction of this image available from the Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, at photosales@denverlibrary.org.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00348
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#390]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#390
Used for these Enties:
Dante - 335   
This is the only known photo type of the Washington Mine as per today (October 1, 2021) that I know about. Found on the Denver Public Library site (Call Number: X-62461). I just worked over the image to create this view. Photo is of a vertical board cabin with two double-hung windows and a doorway, said to be on Bull Mountain, but Battle Mountain it should be, as it shows the early Washington mine. Silhouettes of two men can be seen inside the cabin.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
27.10.2021 (14:37:07)
Title on Image:
Washington Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is the only known photo type of the Washington Mine as per today (October 1, 2021) that I know about. Found on the Denver Public Library site (Call Number: X-62461). I just worked over the image to create this view. Photo is of a vertical board cabin with two double-hung windows and a doorway, said to be on Bull Mountain, but Battle Mountain it should be, as it shows the early Washington mine. Silhouettes of two men can be seen inside the cabin.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
View is Straightened, Enhanced, Colored, Cropped, Scaled from the DPL image X-62461. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Copyright Notice:
Copyright restrictions applying to use or reproduction of this image available from the Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, at photosales@denverlibrary.org.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01182
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#387]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#387
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Washington - 353   
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:
27.10.2021 (11:59:35)
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   
This is yet another of those early mine operations with a small head frame put in the open and a hoist house almost built into the frame work but still not covering the shaft from the elements. Raven Hill is seen in left background, while several people pose at the head frame in the foreground.
Media Info Last Updated:
26.10.2021 (23:10:34)
Title on Image:
M.K. & T. Mine on Squaw Mountain.
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
This is yet another of those early mine operations with a small head frame put in the open and a hoist house almost built into the frame work but still not covering the shaft from the elements. Raven Hill is seen in left background, while several people pose at the head frame in the foreground.
Image Note:
From page 36 in the Quarterly Sentinel [Vol. 1 - 1896].
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 36; The Quarterly Sentinel [Vol. 1 - 1896] - Published in 1896.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00539
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#60]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#60
Used for these Enties:
M.K. & T. lode - 711   
Media Info Last Updated:
25.10.2021 (23:20:53)
Title on Image:
The Last Dollar Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:

Image Note:
My Collection; From unknown page in the 1902 O'er Canon & Crag to the Land of the Gold Series 1 Book. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page ?; O'er Canon & Crag to the Land of the Gold 1902 - Published in 1902.
Source ID, My Collection:
D-00063
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#391]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#391
Used for these Enties:
Last Dollar - 238   
This sadly bad quality view of the exterior of the Hull City Mine is still though the only one I know about by today (Oct. 13, 2021) showing this scene at this timeframe it is from. In the background is the south side of Bull Cliff or east Bull Hill, while in the foreground is the massive structures of the Hull City mine, located at upper end of the townsite of Independence.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.10.2021 (23:20:51)
Title on Image:
The Independence Consolidated Hull City Shaft
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This sadly bad quality view of the exterior of the Hull City Mine is still though the only one I know about by today (Oct. 13, 2021) showing this scene at this timeframe it is from. In the background is the south side of Bull Cliff or east Bull Hill, while in the foreground is the massive structures of the Hull City mine, located at upper end of the townsite of Independence.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Cut out from a Collage on page 52 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 52; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01979
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#392]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#392
Used for these Enties:
Hull City placer - 321   
This sadly not so good quality view of the interior at the Shaft of the Hull City Mine is still though an important catching of a scene at the timeframe it is from. A large group of Miners are posing to get captured as there is a change of Shifts at the Hull City mine. We can see there are two cages behind them, saying this is a huge operation at this time.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.10.2021 (23:20:49)
Title on Image:
The Independence Consolidated Changing Shifts at Hull City Shaft
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This sadly not so good quality view of the interior at the Shaft of the Hull City Mine is still though an important catching of a scene at the timeframe it is from. A large group of Miners are posing to get captured as there is a change of Shifts at the Hull City mine. We can see there are two cages behind them, saying this is a huge operation at this time.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Cut out from a Collage on page 52 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 52; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01980
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#393]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#393
Used for these Enties:
Hull City placer - 321   
This sadly not so good quality view of the interior in the Ore House of the Hull City Mine is still though an important catching of a scene at the timeframe it is from. A group of workers are posing to get captured on this image, giving some sort of feeling of their work and how this operation worked at this time. We see rails on the floor, ore-cars, men with shovels.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.10.2021 (23:20:47)
Title on Image:
The Independence Consolidated Interior of Ore House at Hull City Shaft
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This sadly not so good quality view of the interior in the Ore House of the Hull City Mine is still though an important catching of a scene at the timeframe it is from. A group of workers are posing to get captured on this image, giving some sort of feeling of their work and how this operation worked at this time. We see rails on the floor, ore-cars, men with shovels.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Cut out from a Collage on page 52 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 52; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01981
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#394]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#394
Used for these Enties:
Hull City placer - 321   
This quite nice scene of the exterior of the Hull City Mine is lovely as it is an early view showing what must been recently made huge surface structures of this mine operations. In the foreground are a small row od log cabins, four in view. Behind those are the Hull City mine and in background is the south side of Bull Cliff or east Bull Hill as I also seen it named as. To the lower right the tracks of the railroads serving this mine are seen, both the Golden Circle and the Midland Terminal served the ore-bins. Making one of those tracks dual gauged.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.10.2021 (23:20:41)
Title on Image:
The Hull City Placer, On the Gold Belt Line.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This quite nice scene of the exterior of the Hull City Mine is lovely as it is an early view showing what must been recently made huge surface structures of this mine operations. In the foreground are a small row od log cabins, four in view. Behind those are the Hull City mine and in background is the south side of Bull Cliff or east Bull Hill as I also seen it named as. To the lower right the tracks of the railroads serving this mine are seen, both the Golden Circle and the Midland Terminal served the ore-bins. Making one of those tracks dual gauged.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 45 in the book named A Trip to the Great Gold District Via the Gold Belt Line [Green Cover]. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 45; A Trip to the Great Gold District Via the Gold Belt Line [Green Cover] - Published in ????.
  • Page 47; A Trip to the Great Gold District Via the Gold Belt Line [Brown Cover] - Published in ????.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00485
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#396]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#396
Used for these Enties:
Hull City placer - 321   
Media Info Last Updated:
17.10.2021 (12:33:19)
Title on Image:
Blue Stocking Lode Claim Plat Map
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown [17.10.2021]
Description:

Image Note:

Source ID, My Collection:

Type/Category [Media ID]:
Claim Map [#398]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#398
Used for these Enties:
Blue Stocking Mine [Battle Mtn] - 1073   
This is a wonderful scene by Mr. Harlan and colored by him or someone working for him. I can get better coloring in our modern day on sharp good photographs, using AI-technology, but this is a original photograph, from around 1899 capturing the feel on northeastern slope of Bull Hill or Bull Cliff, not sure how to define what this area should be named as.
   In the foreground is the mainline of the 3-foot Golden Circle circling the hillside going towards its end-loop at Vista Grande which is sort of straight ahead through that hill in background left-hand side. The mine in the foreground is the Lee Shaft of the Isabella company, the main shaft for time being of this photo, with a railroad spur down to both its power-house and more important, down to the Ore-House and working towards but not yet have reached the Buena Vista Mine which is seen about 1/3 in from right-hand side and same from top side.
Media Info Last Updated:
14.10.2021 (22:56:54)
Title on Image:
The Lee & Buena Vista Mines Isabella Properties, Cripple Creek Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
This is a wonderful scene by Mr. Harlan and colored by him or someone working for him. I can get better coloring in our modern day on sharp good photographs, using AI-technology, but this is a original photograph, from around 1899 capturing the feel on northeastern slope of Bull Hill or Bull Cliff, not sure how to define what this area should be named as.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the foreground is the mainline of the 3-foot Golden Circle circling the hillside going towards its end-loop at Vista Grande which is sort of straight ahead through that hill in background left-hand side. The mine in the foreground is the Lee Shaft of the Isabella company, the main shaft for time being of this photo, with a railroad spur down to both its power-house and more important, down to the Ore-House and working towards but not yet have reached the Buena Vista Mine which is seen about 1/3 in from right-hand side and same from top side.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Slightly Cropped version of my 300dpi scan.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01726
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#397]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#397
Used for these Enties:
Lee Mine [aka Lee Shaft; Lee-Isabella; Isabella Mine] - 111   Buena Vista - 110   Empire State - 315   
This sadly not so good quality view of the interior in the Engine House of the Hull City Mine is still though an important catching of a scene at the timeframe it is from. Three men are posing to get captured on this image, giving some sort of feeling of their work and how this operation worked at this time. In background left the large hoist, double drum due to two cages, and in foreground some sort of pump maybe.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
14.10.2021 (00:19:36)
Title on Image:
The Independence Consolidated Interior of Engine House at Hull City Shaft
Photographer [Date]:
S.S. Baldwin
Description:
This sadly not so good quality view of the interior in the Engine House of the Hull City Mine is still though an important catching of a scene at the timeframe it is from. Three men are posing to get captured on this image, giving some sort of feeling of their work and how this operation worked at this time. In background left the large hoist, double drum due to two cages, and in foreground some sort of pump maybe.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Cut out from a Collage on page 52 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 52; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01982
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#395]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#395
Used for these Enties:
Hull City placer - 321   
This is said to be a view of the Tenderfoot Consolidated Mine near top of Tenderfoot Hill, belonging to Miss Reed (Verner Reed), but I keep failing to fit it to the right location and my mind screams this is more the Bonanza King No. 2, just southeast of the Tenderfoot Consolidated. Or even further downhill actually, but as the scenery has changed so much since this originally B&W photo was taken, I can't find it anymore in the District so I can't pinpoint the location sadly.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
14.10.2021 (00:18:59)
Title on Image:
Miss Reed's (Verner) Mine Cripple Creek. Tenderfoot Consolidated on Tenderfoot Mountain
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is said to be a view of the Tenderfoot Consolidated Mine near top of Tenderfoot Hill, belonging to Miss Reed (Verner Reed), but I keep failing to fit it to the right location and my mind screams this is more the Bonanza King No. 2, just southeast of the Tenderfoot Consolidated. Or even further downhill actually, but as the scenery has changed so much since this originally B&W photo was taken, I can't find it anymore in the District so I can't pinpoint the location sadly.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Slightly Cropped version of my 300dpi scan. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01688
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#389]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#389
Used for these Enties:
Tenderfoot Consol - 22   
While it is marked with Last Dollar looking North, it also shows part of the Short Line branch track towards Portland/Ajax mine, before it became part of the new High Line that went around of Goldfield, and the original High Line trolley line runs in the foreground showing part of a junction and spur track leading into Dyer Station, outside the view at left.
   Also, in the extreme foreground, the 3-ft narrow gauge track of a sidetrack of the Golden Circle can been seen, going towards what would later become the Portland Mill location. Then, about middle of photo, there stands a F. & C.C. boxcar up on the track passing by the Last Dollar mine.
   In addition, there are quite a few structures around providing good modeling inspiration! I did procure the colored image used; source had a gray-tone image.
Media Info Last Updated:
14.10.2021 (00:03:38)
Title on Image:
Last Dollar Mine Looking North
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
While it is marked with Last Dollar looking North, it also shows part of the Short Line branch track towards Portland/Ajax mine, before it became part of the new High Line that went around of Goldfield, and the original High Line trolley line runs in the foreground showing part of a junction and spur track leading into Dyer Station, outside the view at left.
graphic for visual presentation of text Also, in the extreme foreground, the 3-ft narrow gauge track of a sidetrack of the Golden Circle can been seen, going towards what would later become the Portland Mill location. Then, about middle of photo, there stands a F. & C.C. boxcar up on the track passing by the Last Dollar mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text In addition, there are quite a few structures around providing good modeling inspiration! I did procure the colored image used; source had a gray-tone image.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 51 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 51; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00185
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#386]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#386
Used for these Enties:
Last Dollar - 238   
   I like this view as I get to see a larger shaft structure at the location SW of Elkton where my 1903 USGS map say the Thompson Mine was located.
* Elkton Public School is seen with its eastern North Side just to the left of the Elkton Shaft structure.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
06.10.2021 (22:22:03)
Title on Image:
View Back at Elkton Mine & Town, From Alongside M.T. North of Elkton [1]
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
I like this view as I get to see a larger shaft structure at the location SW of Elkton where my 1903 USGS map say the Thompson Mine was located.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Elkton Public School is seen with its eastern North Side just to the left of the Elkton Shaft structure.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs, glass plate negative. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Copyright Notice:
As I own the glass plate negative, I have the physical ownership to this view.
Source ID, My Collection:
G-00133
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#388]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#388
Used for these Enties:
Elkton Mine - 156   Thompson Mine [aka Thomson lode] - 157   
In foreground left is part of the older Elkton Mine Shaft House, and I think the foreground right structure is the Office. Some houses of Elkton climb Raven Hill, and then the large Ore-house of the Raven Gold Mining Company is seen. Not much else to share at this moment, still not scanned the image, this is from an inverted preview on eBay from when I bought this Glass-Plate negative.
Media Info Last Updated:
27.09.2021 (11:20:25)
Title on Image:
View Elkton Mine and Raven Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
In foreground left is part of the older Elkton Mine Shaft House, and I think the foreground right structure is the Office. Some houses of Elkton climb Raven Hill, and then the large Ore-house of the Raven Gold Mining Company is seen. Not much else to share at this moment, still not scanned the image, this is from an inverted preview on eBay from when I bought this Glass-Plate negative.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs, glass plate negative.
Copyright Notice:
As I own the glass plate negative, I have the physical ownership to this view.
Source ID, My Collection:
G-00114
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#380]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#380
Used for these Enties:
Elkton Mine - 156   Upper Raven tunnel - 153   Lower Raven tunnel - 154   
As this photo appeared in a February/March 1896 publication, this dates the photo to no later than early 1896, but more likely to 1895, or possible 1894.
   The tracks in the foreground is part of the F. & C.C. mainline tracks, Sadly I cannot say anything about the structure middle top/down along left-hand side, but it might be part of the Independence Mine operations.
   The Independence Mine is seen near the top of the image, on the right half of the image, while the old Independence Shaft and structures is seen below it, about middle left/right and 1/3 down from top. I am not sure, but I think the M.T. would later cut almost through these structures of the Old Independence Mine, and also the Main Shaft Structures would be connected to various Ore-Houses, Mills and so on in this area, in addition to needing lot of dump space of course, all helping to totally erase those early mine structures of the old shaft.
   In the background is seen a string of Boxcars, about 1/4 down on left part of the image, and these are on a side spur along the M.T. poking out on the hillside more or less while the mainline cuts the hill a little behind those cars, in order to reduce the altitude so it can come down its grade along Battle Mountain, before crossing over to run along Squaw Mountain, all outside the view at left.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
27.09.2021 (11:13:33)
Title on Image:
Independence Mine, Cripple Creek Mining District.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
As this photo appeared in a February/March 1896 publication, this dates the photo to no later than early 1896, but more likely to 1895, or possible 1894.
graphic for visual presentation of text The tracks in the foreground is part of the F. & C.C. mainline tracks, Sadly I cannot say anything about the structure middle top/down along left-hand side, but it might be part of the Independence Mine operations.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Independence Mine is seen near the top of the image, on the right half of the image, while the old Independence Shaft and structures is seen below it, about middle left/right and 1/3 down from top. I am not sure, but I think the M.T. would later cut almost through these structures of the Old Independence Mine, and also the Main Shaft Structures would be connected to various Ore-Houses, Mills and so on in this area, in addition to needing lot of dump space of course, all helping to totally erase those early mine structures of the old shaft.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background is seen a string of Boxcars, about 1/4 down on left part of the image, and these are on a side spur along the M.T. poking out on the hillside more or less while the mainline cuts the hill a little behind those cars, in order to reduce the altitude so it can come down its grade along Battle Mountain, before crossing over to run along Squaw Mountain, all outside the view at left.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 14 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 14; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
  • Page 31; The Quarterly Sentinel [Vol. 1 - 1896; History of Cripple Creek] - Published in 1896.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01956
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#383]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#383
Used for these Enties:
Old Independence Mine - 1055   Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   
This is not the best quality image, but as I have not seen this view before I am happy to have what I have. I have understood this operation and structures here was a result of consolidation of several Beacon Hill properties into the El Paso mine, and looking at the structures they clearly were willing to spend money to create a large operation at this location. I think the old El Paso shaft was to the right, outside this view.
   I did procure the colored version of the image, source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes, including straightening and cropping this view.
Media Info Last Updated:
22.09.2021 (09:07:33)
Title on Image:
New Shaft House El Paso Mining Co.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is not the best quality image, but as I have not seen this view before I am happy to have what I have. I have understood this operation and structures here was a result of consolidation of several Beacon Hill properties into the El Paso mine, and looking at the structures they clearly were willing to spend money to create a large operation at this location. I think the old El Paso shaft was to the right, outside this view.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of the image, source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes, including straightening and cropping this view.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 92 in a New Year 1903 Issue, by The Cripple Creek Times. I've added the coloring scheme using my computer and an Internet site. I also straightened and cropped this view.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 92; The Cripple Creek Times. 1903 New Year; published by The Cripple Creek Times. - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-02015
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#382]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#382
Used for these Enties:
El Paso - 127   
Quality on colored version of this printed image is so and so, but it is view I am happy to have in my collection. This view is taken from a Portland G. M. Co. Annual Report, dated 1899.
  The image is said to be of the Pumping Station at the 800-foot Level of the Portland Mine. No names given on the men posing. The colored version is something I procured.
Media Info Last Updated:
22.08.2021 (10:43:18)
Title on Image:
800-Foot Station Pump at Portland Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Quality on colored version of this printed image is so and so, but it is view I am happy to have in my collection. This view is taken from a Portland G. M. Co. Annual Report, dated 1899.
graphic for visual presentation of text The image is said to be of the Pumping Station at the 800-foot Level of the Portland Mine. No names given on the men posing. The colored version is something I procured.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 36 in a 1899 Annual Report for the Portland G.M. Co. I procured the colored version.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 36; Annual Report, Portland Gold Mining Company; 1899 - Published in 1899.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01149
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#381]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#381
Used for these Enties:
Portland No. 1 - 262   
Street view from Altman, Colorado, looking west. Three boys are posing at the town Flagpole, top of Bull Hill is in the background and in the foreground at the right-hand side, we see a street sign marking the Union Market store. Further down the same side of street there are more signs, reading; Altman Bakery, Drug Store—times two. Left side of the street there are signs for; City Meat Market, Restaurant, Assaying. There is also an Assay office structure at the far end of the street, behind the small three just left of the flagpole.
   In the background some mine structures can be seen, the one large in left side is the Zenobia Mine with a dump extending out in front and right of the shaft house. The one just to the left of the flag pole I am not sure off as there are to many claims crossing that ground and I have not seen that structure before marked in any way, and further to the right, more into the image I am also at a loss at to what mines the structures are linked to as there are so many claims crisscrossing this hill.
Media Info Last Updated:
04.06.2021 (11:10:13)
Title on Image:
Altman Street Scene Looking West From Flagpole
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Street view from Altman, Colorado, looking west. Three boys are posing at the town Flagpole, top of Bull Hill is in the background and in the foreground at the right-hand side, we see a street sign marking the Union Market store. Further down the same side of street there are more signs, reading; Altman Bakery, Drug Store—times two. Left side of the street there are signs for; City Meat Market, Restaurant, Assaying. There is also an Assay office structure at the far end of the street, behind the small three just left of the flagpole.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background some mine structures can be seen, the one large in left side is the Zenobia Mine with a dump extending out in front and right of the shaft house. The one just to the left of the flag pole I am not sure off as there are to many claims crossing that ground and I have not seen that structure before marked in any way, and further to the right, more into the image I am also at a loss at to what mines the structures are linked to as there are so many claims crisscrossing this hill.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Cropped version of my 300dpi scan.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02438
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#379]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#379
Used for these Enties:
Zenobia - 319   
Quality on this printed image is so and so, but it is rare view around the mill of the Stratton's Independence, making it a welcome addition to my collection.
   The source text talks about the breaker-plant, but what in this view is that Breaker-Plant I am not sure about. I was thinking it might be part of the foreground stuff, but maybe it is related to the structures about middle top-bottom of this image? I really do not know. What I know is that the source text gave partly this info;
   The breaker-plant is operated with the power-shovel and inclined plane about 6 hours per day. The ore is broken in the 7½ Gates machine to about 4 in. cube, the fine removed by grizzly, the coarse conveyed on a picking-belt to a No. 5 Gates breaker, in which it is reduced to about 1½ in. cube, and conveyed direct to the 300-ton storage-bin, together with the fine removed by the grizzly.
   The ore cannot be enriched much by sorting, the waste picked out seldom reaching 3%. Of more importance is the steel and wood removed at this point, for these would otherwise seriously interfere with subsequent milling operations.
Media Info Last Updated:
15.05.2021 (12:50:17)
Title on Image:
Breaker Plant During Construction at Stratton's Independence Mill
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Quality on this printed image is so and so, but it is rare view around the mill of the Stratton's Independence, making it a welcome addition to my collection.
graphic for visual presentation of text The source text talks about the breaker-plant, but what in this view is that Breaker-Plant I am not sure about. I was thinking it might be part of the foreground stuff, but maybe it is related to the structures about middle top-bottom of this image? I really do not know. What I know is that the source text gave partly this info;
graphic for visual presentation of text The breaker-plant is operated with the power-shovel and inclined plane about 6 hours per day. The ore is broken in the 7½ Gates machine to about 4 in. cube, the fine removed by grizzly, the coarse conveyed on a picking-belt to a No. 5 Gates breaker, in which it is reduced to about 1½ in. cube, and conveyed direct to the 300-ton storage-bin, together with the fine removed by the grizzly.
graphic for visual presentation of text The ore cannot be enriched much by sorting, the waste picked out seldom reaching 3%. Of more importance is the steel and wood removed at this point, for these would otherwise seriously interfere with subsequent milling operations.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 369 in a Nov. 1911 issue of a monthly mining journal named The Mining Magazine.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 369; The Mining Magazine, London, England; November 1911 - Published in 1911.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01638
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#377]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#377
Used for these Enties:
Independence Mill [aka Portland Independence Mill in Later Years] - 921   
Quality on this printed image is so and so, but it is rare view of operations at the mill of the Stratton's Independence, making it a welcome addition to my collection.
   This Power-Shovel is working the dump, which is situated on a hillside traversed by deep depressions, giving an irregular and uncertain bottom; the ore is usually frozen near the bottom all the year round and in winter requires considerable blasting to prepare it for the shovel.
   The ore is loaded into 4-ton cars by a power-shovel with dipper of 1 cu. yd. capacity, the machine being operated by one 40 hp. variable speed electric motor, from which the digging, crowding, swinging, and advancing motion are all derived by clutch-gearing controlled by levers operated by one man. The ore-cars are hoisted up an incline plane and automatically dumped into a No. 7½ Gates breaker.
Media Info Last Updated:
15.05.2021 (12:50:13)
Title on Image:
Power-Shovel Loading 4-Ton Car at Stratton's Independence Mill
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Quality on this printed image is so and so, but it is rare view of operations at the mill of the Stratton's Independence, making it a welcome addition to my collection.
graphic for visual presentation of text This Power-Shovel is working the dump, which is situated on a hillside traversed by deep depressions, giving an irregular and uncertain bottom; the ore is usually frozen near the bottom all the year round and in winter requires considerable blasting to prepare it for the shovel.
graphic for visual presentation of text The ore is loaded into 4-ton cars by a power-shovel with dipper of 1 cu. yd. capacity, the machine being operated by one 40 hp. variable speed electric motor, from which the digging, crowding, swinging, and advancing motion are all derived by clutch-gearing controlled by levers operated by one man. The ore-cars are hoisted up an incline plane and automatically dumped into a No. 7½ Gates breaker.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 369 in a Nov. 1911 issue of a monthly mining journal named The Mining Magazine.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 369; The Mining Magazine, London, England; November 1911 - Published in 1911.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01637
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#376]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#376
Used for these Enties:
Independence Mill [aka Portland Independence Mill in Later Years] - 921   
Quality on this printed image is so and so, but it is a not very common angle towards the mill and mine of the Stratton's Independence, making it a welcome addition to my collection.
   In the foreground it appears there is a dam of some sort, then we have the houses I have seen reported other places once used to house Stratton himself, with the High Line Trolley line coming via Goldfield on a fill just beyond the fenced in houses. We see part of the trestle that brings the Trolley across the F. & C.C. track near middle top-bottom at the right-hand side of this view. Further up, same side, we see the Golden Circle bridge which crosses the M.T. mainline across Battle Mountain.
   Portland No. 2 Shaft is seen at top of the hill, against the sky, and the No. 1 Portland is sort of hiding further down the hill at left, behind smoke and dumps, with the Shaft-house of the Independence Mine in front of those dumps and taking us sort of full circle around this image.
Media Info Last Updated:
15.05.2021 (12:50:09)
Title on Image:
The Stratton's Independence Mill.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Quality on this printed image is so and so, but it is a not very common angle towards the mill and mine of the Stratton's Independence, making it a welcome addition to my collection.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the foreground it appears there is a dam of some sort, then we have the houses I have seen reported other places once used to house Stratton himself, with the High Line Trolley line coming via Goldfield on a fill just beyond the fenced in houses. We see part of the trestle that brings the Trolley across the F. & C.C. track near middle top-bottom at the right-hand side of this view. Further up, same side, we see the Golden Circle bridge which crosses the M.T. mainline across Battle Mountain.
graphic for visual presentation of text Portland No. 2 Shaft is seen at top of the hill, against the sky, and the No. 1 Portland is sort of hiding further down the hill at left, behind smoke and dumps, with the Shaft-house of the Independence Mine in front of those dumps and taking us sort of full circle around this image.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 369 in a Nov. 1911 issue of a monthly mining journal named The Mining Magazine.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 361; The Mining Magazine, London, England; November 1911 - Published in 1911.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01636
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#375]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#375
Used for these Enties:
Independence Mill [aka Portland Independence Mill in Later Years] - 921   Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   Portland No. 2 - 259   
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:
15.05.2021 (09:06:29)
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   
I assume this Cameron Mine is the same Cameron mine that I have read was controlled by the Woods Investment Co. in 1901 and which property the Cameron Gold Mines, Inc., produced from 1935 through June 1942, when operations ceased. Golden Cycle acquired the property in 1944, and although intermittently operated through the late 1940's, it became a principal shipper for Golden Cycle.
   Image shows a postcard that has a stamp-box mark that fits the 1926 till 1940 timeframe so 1930's fits, not being an automobile person though, the cars don't help me date anything.
   I think this view is looking north, northwest, with part of Galena Hill at left.
Media Info Last Updated:
24.12.2020 (20:32:25)
Title on Image:
Cameron Mine & Mill
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
I assume this Cameron Mine is the same Cameron mine that I have read was controlled by the Woods Investment Co. in 1901 and which property the Cameron Gold Mines, Inc., produced from 1935 through June 1942, when operations ceased. Golden Cycle acquired the property in 1944, and although intermittently operated through the late 1940's, it became a principal shipper for Golden Cycle.
graphic for visual presentation of text Image shows a postcard that has a stamp-box mark that fits the 1926 till 1940 timeframe so 1930's fits, not being an automobile person though, the cars don't help me date anything.
graphic for visual presentation of text I think this view is looking north, northwest, with part of Galena Hill at left.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03771
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#374]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#374
Used for these Enties:
Cameron Mine [Bull Hill] - 1077   
The Upper Theresa property, commonly known as the Tatman shaft, promises to become one of the wonderful producers of that section made famous by the Vindicator and Golden Cycle mines. It is located on the south slope of Bull Hill, which has become known as one of the greatest treasure vaults of the Cripple Creek district.
   The main shaft is 200 feet deep, and about 600 feet of drifting has already been accomplished. It is owned by the Theresa Gold Mining Co., and consists of half a claim. It has been a good producer, and under the energetic policy pursued by the lessee, may yet rank with its next-door neighbors, the Golden Cycle and Vindicator.
   W. H. Wilson, the lessee, began work on the property two years ago, and his success has more than exceeded his expectations. He intends to push development work on the property along with the usual hoisting of ore.
Media Info Last Updated:
01.11.2020 (11:19:19)
Title on Image:
The Upper Theresa Mine, Tatman Shaft, Under lease to W.H. Wilson.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
The Upper Theresa property, commonly known as the Tatman shaft, promises to become one of the wonderful producers of that section made famous by the Vindicator and Golden Cycle mines. It is located on the south slope of Bull Hill, which has become known as one of the greatest treasure vaults of the Cripple Creek district.
graphic for visual presentation of text The main shaft is 200 feet deep, and about 600 feet of drifting has already been accomplished. It is owned by the Theresa Gold Mining Co., and consists of half a claim. It has been a good producer, and under the energetic policy pursued by the lessee, may yet rank with its next-door neighbors, the Golden Cycle and Vindicator.
graphic for visual presentation of text W. H. Wilson, the lessee, began work on the property two years ago, and his success has more than exceeded his expectations. He intends to push development work on the property along with the usual hoisting of ore.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 17 in Seeing Cripple Creek, January 1905 (Vol. 4, No. 2). I've added the coloring scheme using my computer.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 17; Seeing Cripple Creek; January 1905 - Published in 1905.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00796
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#373]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#373
Used for these Enties:
Theresa - 245   
Not the best quality, tend to be that when it comes from a printed source. But, being this is a rare view I am just thankful that I have this view, of an unknown man, possible named Elsmere, standing by a windlass, working on a lease named Elsmere that I think was located on the Flying Cloud claim.
   I've tried enhancing the view by using coloring, but I am not happy with the result, but it is the best I can make it for now.
Media Info Last Updated:
01.11.2020 (10:35:13)
Title on Image:
Elsmere Lease - Cameron Townsite
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Not the best quality, tend to be that when it comes from a printed source. But, being this is a rare view I am just thankful that I have this view, of an unknown man, possible named Elsmere, standing by a windlass, working on a lease named Elsmere that I think was located on the Flying Cloud claim.
graphic for visual presentation of text I've tried enhancing the view by using coloring, but I am not happy with the result, but it is the best I can make it for now.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 10 in a 1900-1901 Market Report, by the Woods Investment Co. I've added the coloring scheme using my computer.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 10; The Cripple Creek Mining District. 1900-1901; published by Woods Investment Company. - Published in 1901.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01163
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#372]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#372
Used for these Enties:
Elsmere - 103   Flying Cloud - 104   
Sadly, not the best of quality on this, to me, rare view of the Lexington, or Clara D., mine on Gold Hill. In the background left I think we see part of the International [aka International Gold King] Mine, part of several different named operations on the Gold King lode, while the Lexington is on the Clara D. lode, which crosses the Gold King lode.
   I am not sure if the Water-tank seen about center in the background is linked to any specific mine or just a more common one. What I do know is that while the source of this image is in gray tones due to coming from a printed material, I did play around and tried to add some sort of coloring scheme using my computer as I think it is sort of enhances the image information.
Media Info Last Updated:
24.10.2020 (16:57:13)
Title on Image:
View of the Surface Improvements of the Lexington Mine.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Sadly, not the best of quality on this, to me, rare view of the Lexington, or Clara D., mine on Gold Hill. In the background left I think we see part of the International [aka International Gold King] Mine, part of several different named operations on the Gold King lode, while the Lexington is on the Clara D. lode, which crosses the Gold King lode.
graphic for visual presentation of text I am not sure if the Water-tank seen about center in the background is linked to any specific mine or just a more common one. What I do know is that while the source of this image is in gray tones due to coming from a printed material, I did play around and tried to add some sort of coloring scheme using my computer as I think it is sort of enhances the image information.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 28 in Seeing Cripple Creek, Januar 1904 (Vol. 2, No. 2). I've added the coloring scheme using my computer.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 28; Seeing Cripple Creek; January 1904 - Published in 1904.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01094
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#371]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#371
Used for these Enties:
Lexington - 63   Clara D. Lode [Gold Hill] - 1203   Cotton Tail lode - 459   Nellie V. [Gold Hill] - 1064   Evelyne Lode [Gold Hill] - 1204   
This view looking in northerly direction on Raven Hill's northwest facing slope is showing how the Doctor Mine is lacking the upper part of its more often seen Ore-House, while Shaft House is seen further up the hill Not sure why they built it like this, but this is how I am used to see the Doctor Mine portraited; with the Shaft House higher up then the Orehouse.
Media Info Last Updated:
19.10.2020 (13:45:53)
Title on Image:
RAVEN HILL - SOUTHWEST SLOPE. Showing the North Star and Doctor Mines.
Photographer [Date]:
Horace Swartley Poley [1895]
Description:
This view looking in northerly direction on Raven Hill's northwest facing slope is showing how the Doctor Mine is lacking the upper part of its more often seen Ore-House, while Shaft House is seen further up the hill Not sure why they built it like this, but this is how I am used to see the Doctor Mine portraited; with the Shaft House higher up then the Orehouse.
Image Note:
My Collection; I've Colored the image from page 30 in the 1895/1896 book Cripple Creek and Colorado Springs Illustrated by Warren and Stride.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 30; Cripple Creek and Colorado Springs Illustrated; published in 1896 by Warren & Stride. - Published in 1896.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00965
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#370]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#370
Used for these Enties:
Doctor - 140   North Star - 78   
This is the only known photo type of the Doctor Mine as per today (October 19, 2020) that I know about. Found on the DPL site as a not so good source quality and I have worked over the image to try bringing out details of this early Raven Hill mine. I also added in a coloring effect as it seemed to help adding to the image.
Media Info Last Updated:
19.10.2020 (11:48:40)
Title on Image:
Doctor Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is the only known photo type of the Doctor Mine as per today (October 19, 2020) that I know about. Found on the DPL site as a not so good source quality and I have worked over the image to try bringing out details of this early Raven Hill mine. I also added in a coloring effect as it seemed to help adding to the image.
Image Note:
View is Colored, Enhanced, Cropped, Scaled from the DPL image X-62457
Copyright Notice:
Copyright restrictions applying to use or reproduction of this image available from the Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, at photosales@denverlibrary.org.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00344
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#369]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#369
Used for these Enties:
Doctor - 140   Ingham - 141   
   This view was taken just below the Portland No. 1, Burns Shaft, showing how only the Midland Terminal tracks has reached the Ore-house, I see no signs of the Golden Circle trackage, not sure if that is of help to date this image or not. Sadly, the quality is rather bad, it is old, and was in an quite expensive bunch of Stereoviews I got hold of in July 2010.
Media Info Last Updated:
21.07.2020 (21:54:10)
Title on Image:
Scene Below the Portland Mine About 1899.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view was taken just below the Portland No. 1, Burns Shaft, showing how only the Midland Terminal tracks has reached the Ore-house, I see no signs of the Golden Circle trackage, not sure if that is of help to date this image or not. Sadly, the quality is rather bad, it is old, and was in an quite expensive bunch of Stereoviews I got hold of in July 2010.
Image Note:
My Collection; Stereoview
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
S-00030
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#368]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#368
Used for these Enties:
Portland No. 1 - 262   
Image quality on this card is not good, being made up of little dots as it is a printed type of image. But it shows the large surface structure operation of the Last Dollar Mine enough to make out pieces here and there. It also shows that the tracks running below the ore-bins are dual gauge in this image, which is interesting as I always thought of those tracks as Golden Circle only, but, was it the M.T. or the Short Line that shared the dual gauge in this image, that I can't tell. I know the High Line Trolley, and thence the Short Line, did cross the Golden Circle tracks a little northeast of the Ore-house of the Last Dollar, so I assume it is the Short Line sharing the roadbed.
   The tracks in lower right is the Golden Circle mainline going towards Vista Grande.
Media Info Last Updated:
01.07.2020 (14:29:21)
Title on Image:
Last Dollar Mine on Bull Hill; Published by W. A. Loper, Cripple Creek, Colo
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Image quality on this card is not good, being made up of little dots as it is a printed type of image. But it shows the large surface structure operation of the Last Dollar Mine enough to make out pieces here and there. It also shows that the tracks running below the ore-bins are dual gauge in this image, which is interesting as I always thought of those tracks as Golden Circle only, but, was it the M.T. or the Short Line that shared the dual gauge in this image, that I can't tell. I know the High Line Trolley, and thence the Short Line, did cross the Golden Circle tracks a little northeast of the Ore-house of the Last Dollar, so I assume it is the Short Line sharing the roadbed.
graphic for visual presentation of text The tracks in lower right is the Golden Circle mainline going towards Vista Grande.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02141
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#367]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#367
Used for these Enties:
Last Dollar - 238   
Image is for some reason marked as being the Cresson Mine, in reality it is the Ajax Mill at the left, and the Ajax mine more to the right of the image. No idea why it is called the Cresson in this view.
Media Info Last Updated:
11.11.2019 (20:17:26)
Title on Image:
Ajax Mine, Showing Cable Tram, Cripple Creek District, Colorado.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Image is for some reason marked as being the Cresson Mine, in reality it is the Ajax Mill at the left, and the Ajax mine more to the right of the image. No idea why it is called the Cresson in this view.
Image Note:

Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • no. 4; Postcard Folder showing scenes from the Cripple Creek District; undated - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
  • My Website; Album Page View:
Source ID, My Collection:
A-00336
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#365]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#365
Used for these Enties:
Ajax - 275   Colburn Mill [aka Colburn-Ajax, aka Ajax Mill] - 925   
While the image quality is certainly not good at all, I still think this is a great view of the Nichols Shaft on the Ajax Beacon Hill lode. Not sure if it used a steel headframe, but the hoist is housed in a fine brick building. There appears to have been a railroad connection to the Ore-House, never seen that in any maps of the area, interesting!
Media Info Last Updated:
09.11.2019 (22:47:22)
Title on Image:
Nichols Shaft of El Paso, Beacon Hill.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
While the image quality is certainly not good at all, I still think this is a great view of the Nichols Shaft on the Ajax Beacon Hill lode. Not sure if it used a steel headframe, but the hoist is housed in a fine brick building. There appears to have been a railroad connection to the Ore-House, never seen that in any maps of the area, interesting!
Image Note:
My Collection; Scanned from page 298 in the August 23, 1913 issue of The Mining and Scientific Press; from a 300dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 298; The Mining and Scientific Press [Vol. 107, No. 8] - Published in 1913.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01794
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#362]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#362
Used for these Enties:
Ajax lode {aka Beacon Hill-Ajax] - 842   
This sadly very bad view at the aerial tram at the Ajax Mine and Mill, show how they is storing the tailing in a deep gulch behind a dam of waste rock from the mine. The dam is being built by means of the aerial tramway dropping rock where needed for the purpose.
Media Info Last Updated:
09.11.2019 (22:27:00)
Title on Image:
Dumping Waste at the Ajax to Make Tailing Dam.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This sadly very bad view at the aerial tram at the Ajax Mine and Mill, show how they is storing the tailing in a deep gulch behind a dam of waste rock from the mine. The dam is being built by means of the aerial tramway dropping rock where needed for the purpose.
Image Note:
My Collection; Scanned from page 299 in the August 23, 1913 issue of The Mining and Scientific Press; from a 300dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 299; The Mining and Scientific Press [Vol. 107, No. 8] - Published in 1913.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01792
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#363]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#363
Used for these Enties:
Ajax - 275   Colburn Mill [aka Colburn-Ajax, aka Ajax Mill] - 925   
This sadly not so great view of the Kavanaugh-Jo Dandy Mill on Raven Hill shows a plant that is treating a large mine-dump on Raven hill and is right at its source of supply of ore.
   The ore is shoveled and trammed by hand from the dump to the mill, where it is dumped over a grizzly into a 10 by 20-in. Blake crusher set to break to about 1½ inches. Two stands of 16 by 36-in. rolls take the product of the crusher. The product of the rolls is elevated to a hexagonal trommel screen 8 ft. long and set with 1 ft. inclination in the 8 ft. This screen is 3-mesh No. 12 wire and runs at 15 r.p.m. Oversize from this screen returns to the rolls again; and the undersize is delivered to a belt-conveyor which transfers the material to the leaching vats.
   There are four of these leaching vats, 5 ft. deep and 30 ft. in diameter, and of about 125-ton capacity, in use. In charging the material into the vats, considerable care must be exercised to avoid channeling later on account of the large range in size of the material treated. Solution is first applied from below for the same reason. But one strength of solution is used, from 1½ to 2 Ib. per ton. The first solution stands on the ore for 12 hours and is then withdrawn and the ore allowed to drain for aeration. The cyanide leaching treatment is continued for about three days, the vats being allowed to drain well between applications of solution to promote oxidation as thoroughly as time permits, the complete cycle for one charge being about seven days. Just enough water wash is used at the last to keep up the solution in the mill; and then the exhausted ore is shoveled out of the vat by contract and trammed in hand-pushed cars to the dump.
   This would seem to be one of few mills in the district not troubled by a lack of convenient dumping room.
   The pregnant solutions are precipitated by zinc shavings in the usual 6-compartment boxes, the barren solution going to the storage vats. The cyanide solutions are made up to strength by adding the salt at the head of the zinc-boxes to keep the precipitation good.
   Thomas Kavanaugh, who is operating both this and the Homestake plants, says the rock is a sylvanite ore containing considerable arsenic and manganese and is extremely refractory, with not over 10% of free gold. He says he is securing about an 85% extraction and that the ore runs about $2 grade, which is an extremely good result on such coarse refractory material.
Media Info Last Updated:
09.11.2019 (19:09:17)
Title on Image:
Jo Dandy Mill, Raven Hill.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This sadly not so great view of the Kavanaugh-Jo Dandy Mill on Raven Hill shows a plant that is treating a large mine-dump on Raven hill and is right at its source of supply of ore.
graphic for visual presentation of text The ore is shoveled and trammed by hand from the dump to the mill, where it is dumped over a grizzly into a 10 by 20-in. Blake crusher set to break to about 1½ inches. Two stands of 16 by 36-in. rolls take the product of the crusher. The product of the rolls is elevated to a hexagonal trommel screen 8 ft. long and set with 1 ft. inclination in the 8 ft. This screen is 3-mesh No. 12 wire and runs at 15 r.p.m. Oversize from this screen returns to the rolls again; and the undersize is delivered to a belt-conveyor which transfers the material to the leaching vats.
graphic for visual presentation of text There are four of these leaching vats, 5 ft. deep and 30 ft. in diameter, and of about 125-ton capacity, in use. In charging the material into the vats, considerable care must be exercised to avoid channeling later on account of the large range in size of the material treated. Solution is first applied from below for the same reason. But one strength of solution is used, from 1½ to 2 Ib. per ton. The first solution stands on the ore for 12 hours and is then withdrawn and the ore allowed to drain for aeration. The cyanide leaching treatment is continued for about three days, the vats being allowed to drain well between applications of solution to promote oxidation as thoroughly as time permits, the complete cycle for one charge being about seven days. Just enough water wash is used at the last to keep up the solution in the mill; and then the exhausted ore is shoveled out of the vat by contract and trammed in hand-pushed cars to the dump.
graphic for visual presentation of text This would seem to be one of few mills in the district not troubled by a lack of convenient dumping room.
graphic for visual presentation of text The pregnant solutions are precipitated by zinc shavings in the usual 6-compartment boxes, the barren solution going to the storage vats. The cyanide solutions are made up to strength by adding the salt at the head of the zinc-boxes to keep the precipitation good.
graphic for visual presentation of text Thomas Kavanaugh, who is operating both this and the Homestake plants, says the rock is a sylvanite ore containing considerable arsenic and manganese and is extremely refractory, with not over 10% of free gold. He says he is securing about an 85% extraction and that the ore runs about $2 grade, which is an extremely good result on such coarse refractory material.
Image Note:
My Collection; Scanned from page 298 in the August 23, 1913 issue of The Mining and Scientific Press; from a 300dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 298; The Mining and Scientific Press [Vol. 107, No. 8] - Published in 1913.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01793
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#361]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#361
Used for these Enties:
Kavanaugh-Jo Dandy Mill [Raven Hill] - 1371   
In this view of the Gold Dollar ore-house a bell can be seen above each sorting table. This is used to announce to the sorters into which bin ore is to be dumped at any time. Men working at other tables are in this way secured from interruption of their work by having to wait for the ore to be dumped after they hear the ore-car coming above.
   This view gives an idea of the interior of a modern Cripple Creek ore-house, with the men working at the sorting tables. Notice the excellent light obtained by windows in the roof as well as in the side walls. Source text also mention/said to notice the ample radiator provided for heating in winter, but I've yet to see where it is in this view. But, whether I see it or not, the heating is an important item, both so that the ore shall not freeze in the bins, and that the men's hands shall not get too cold from handling it to do efficient work.
Media Info Last Updated:
09.11.2019 (11:00:02)
Title on Image:
Gold Dollar Ore-House.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
In this view of the Gold Dollar ore-house a bell can be seen above each sorting table. This is used to announce to the sorters into which bin ore is to be dumped at any time. Men working at other tables are in this way secured from interruption of their work by having to wait for the ore to be dumped after they hear the ore-car coming above.
graphic for visual presentation of text This view gives an idea of the interior of a modern Cripple Creek ore-house, with the men working at the sorting tables. Notice the excellent light obtained by windows in the roof as well as in the side walls. Source text also mention/said to notice the ample radiator provided for heating in winter, but I've yet to see where it is in this view. But, whether I see it or not, the heating is an important item, both so that the ore shall not freeze in the bins, and that the men's hands shall not get too cold from handling it to do efficient work.
Image Note:
My Collection; Scanned from page 297 in the August 23, 1913 issue of The Mining and Scientific Press; from a 300dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 297; The Mining and Scientific Press [Vol. 107, No. 8] - Published in 1913.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01792
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#360]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#360
Used for these Enties:
Gold Dollar - 173   
This view of the Gold Dollar shaft show how surface tramming is done by electric cars using 3-phase, 550-volt motors. The three trolley wires are mounted in a channel built of boards which can be seen about two feet above the ground at the left of the track in the view. There is not much likelihood of anyone coming in contact with these wires accidentally, protected as they are in the deep channel by the overhanging boards.
   Sadly, the image quality is not good, so it is not easy see details, but there is standing one of those cars at the chute where the underground materials are dumped from the shaft.
Media Info Last Updated:
09.11.2019 (10:48:25)
Title on Image:
Gold Dollar Shaft.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view of the Gold Dollar shaft show how surface tramming is done by electric cars using 3-phase, 550-volt motors. The three trolley wires are mounted in a channel built of boards which can be seen about two feet above the ground at the left of the track in the view. There is not much likelihood of anyone coming in contact with these wires accidentally, protected as they are in the deep channel by the overhanging boards.
graphic for visual presentation of text Sadly, the image quality is not good, so it is not easy see details, but there is standing one of those cars at the chute where the underground materials are dumped from the shaft.
Image Note:
My Collection; Scanned from page 297 in the August 23, 1913 issue of The Mining and Scientific Press; from a 300dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 297; The Mining and Scientific Press [Vol. 107, No. 8] - Published in 1913.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01791
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#359]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#359
Used for these Enties:
Gold Dollar - 173   
Only info I have about this image is that it is showing a Westinghouse type ''C'' induction motor used to run a hoist at an unknown underground level of the Wisconsin Mine on Battle Mountain.
Media Info Last Updated:
22.07.2019 (11:04:17)
Title on Image:
Westinghouse Type "C" Induction Motor Operating a Mine Hoist of the Wisconsin Mine, Cripple Creek.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Only info I have about this image is that it is showing a Westinghouse type ''C'' induction motor used to run a hoist at an unknown underground level of the Wisconsin Mine on Battle Mountain.
Image Note:
My Collection; Scanned from page 446 in the May 1900 issue of Mines and Minerals; from a 300dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 446; Mines and Minerals - Published in 1900.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01770
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#358]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#358
Used for these Enties:
Wisconsin Mine - 894   
This seems very much to be a photographic copy of a photo, even possible the left side of a longer one and which I sure hope to find the right side of it too as there is a possibility that one holds an image of the mill I like to call ''my mill'' {the Economic Mill].
   I had to darken the images some though as they came out very light, and I also made some corrections to the left, right, top and bottom sides to make it a square image. Scene is taken from east slope Beacon Hill looking across Arequa and onto Elkton in the background about middle sideways and about 1/3 down from the top. Raven Hill is stretching up on the left side while in background right is the Bull Hill area.
Media Info Last Updated:
16.07.2019 (10:33:31)
Title on Image:
Elkton, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This seems very much to be a photographic copy of a photo, even possible the left side of a longer one and which I sure hope to find the right side of it too as there is a possibility that one holds an image of the mill I like to call ''my mill'' {the Economic Mill].
graphic for visual presentation of text I had to darken the images some though as they came out very light, and I also made some corrections to the left, right, top and bottom sides to make it a square image. Scene is taken from east slope Beacon Hill looking across Arequa and onto Elkton in the background about middle sideways and about 1/3 down from the top. Raven Hill is stretching up on the left side while in background right is the Bull Hill area.
Image Note:
My Collection; Negative from unknown source. Enhanced 300dpi scan.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01263
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#357]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#357
Used for these Enties:
Elkton Mine - 156   
From my best judgement, this is one long photo that been copied over unto three negatives [P-01252 | P-01253 | P-01254], all showing the Elkton Mine in an early look. This is the middle one.
   Raven Hill is in background left and Bull Hill is the hill on the right. Town of Elkton is in its very early stages at the location behind the Elkton Shaft House, but from other views I know there is more houses and homes down hill outside the view at lower right.
Media Info Last Updated:
16.07.2019 (10:25:45)
Title on Image:
On Line of Midland Ter. Ry., Raven Hill & Mines [Panorama no. 2; Middle]
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
From my best judgement, this is one long photo that been copied over unto three negatives [P-01252 | P-01253 | P-01254], all showing the Elkton Mine in an early look. This is the middle one.
graphic for visual presentation of text Raven Hill is in background left and Bull Hill is the hill on the right. Town of Elkton is in its very early stages at the location behind the Elkton Shaft House, but from other views I know there is more houses and homes down hill outside the view at lower right.
Image Note:
My Collection; Negative from unknown source.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01253
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#356]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#356
Used for these Enties:
Elkton Mine - 156   
This image is most likely from the long room occupied by the Ropp roasting furnace, conveyors, and cyanide tanks. I wonder if this is a view below the so-called Rabble Machine.
Media Info Last Updated:
09.07.2019 (21:00:56)
Title on Image:
Conveyors and Tanks. Interior View at the Arequa Mill and Its Cyanide Plant.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This image is most likely from the long room occupied by the Ropp roasting furnace, conveyors, and cyanide tanks. I wonder if this is a view below the so-called Rabble Machine.
Image Note:
My Collection; Scanned from page 6 in the August 1899 issue of Mines and Minerals, sadly the quality is not good; from a 300dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 6; Mines and Minerals - Published in 1899.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01769
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#355]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#355
Used for these Enties:
Arequa mill - 310   
This image is most likely from the long room occupied by the Ropp roasting furnace, conveyors, and cyanide tanks. The tanks are seen to the right, with the so-called Rabble Machine seen partly to the left of the tanks. The rabble is a long, thick steel bar, to the lowest surface of which are attached plates or blades. This bar with teeth is attached to a triangle of iron, bound together by long, flat iron bars, which are curved up at the ends. The machine travels on a small truck fitting on to the rails down the long tramway, around the side and ends of the furnace, drawn by an endless revolving wire rope, connecting the rabbles with one another. So, the procession crawls along till a turntable is reached, opposite the far end of the furnace. The Furnace is seen partly on left side.
Media Info Last Updated:
09.07.2019 (21:00:53)
Title on Image:
Conveyors and Tanks, Showing Rabbles. Interior View at the Arequa Mill and Its Cyanide Plant.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This image is most likely from the long room occupied by the Ropp roasting furnace, conveyors, and cyanide tanks. The tanks are seen to the right, with the so-called Rabble Machine seen partly to the left of the tanks. The rabble is a long, thick steel bar, to the lowest surface of which are attached plates or blades. This bar with teeth is attached to a triangle of iron, bound together by long, flat iron bars, which are curved up at the ends. The machine travels on a small truck fitting on to the rails down the long tramway, around the side and ends of the furnace, drawn by an endless revolving wire rope, connecting the rabbles with one another. So, the procession crawls along till a turntable is reached, opposite the far end of the furnace. The Furnace is seen partly on left side.
Image Note:
My Collection; Scanned from page 6 in the August 1899 issue of Mines and Minerals, sadly the quality is not good; from a 300dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 6; Mines and Minerals - Published in 1899.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01768
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#354]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#354
Used for these Enties:
Arequa mill - 310   
This sadly quite bad view shows an Interior View from the Arequa Mill. Appearing in an August 1899 issue this must been photographed before that time and being said to have been erected around 1896/1897 the timespan is not that large. The Article said nothing directly about this view, but I get the feel that this view is showing one of the ends of the so-called Rabble Machine. The wheel looks like the one drawn in Figure 4 in the article this is from, about the Cyanide Mill part of the Arequa Mill.
Media Info Last Updated:
09.07.2019 (21:00:50)
Title on Image:
Interior View at the Arequa Mill and Its Cyanide Plant.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This sadly quite bad view shows an Interior View from the Arequa Mill. Appearing in an August 1899 issue this must been photographed before that time and being said to have been erected around 1896/1897 the timespan is not that large. The Article said nothing directly about this view, but I get the feel that this view is showing one of the ends of the so-called Rabble Machine. The wheel looks like the one drawn in Figure 4 in the article this is from, about the Cyanide Mill part of the Arequa Mill.
Image Note:
My Collection; Scanned from page 5 in the August 1899 issue of Mines and Minerals, sadly the quality is not good; from a 600dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 5; Mines and Minerals - Published in 1899.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01767
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#353]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#353
Used for these Enties:
Arequa mill - 310   
This sadly quite bad view, not direct made better with my fiddling with it in terms of some coloring, shows how the Arequa Mill lays on the hill as seen from southeast. Appearing in an August 1899 issue this must been photographed before that time and being said to have been erected around 1896/1897 the timespan is not that large.
   Beacon Hill is seen on far left, not much else to go on, quality of the printed image is not good, and while I can get closer due to this being a larger pixel size view, it still is a not particular image.
Media Info Last Updated:
09.07.2019 (20:00:34)
Title on Image:
Arequa Mill and Cyanide Plant.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This sadly quite bad view, not direct made better with my fiddling with it in terms of some coloring, shows how the Arequa Mill lays on the hill as seen from southeast. Appearing in an August 1899 issue this must been photographed before that time and being said to have been erected around 1896/1897 the timespan is not that large.
graphic for visual presentation of text Beacon Hill is seen on far left, not much else to go on, quality of the printed image is not good, and while I can get closer due to this being a larger pixel size view, it still is a not particular image.
Image Note:
My Collection; Scanned from page 5 in the August 1899 issue of Mines and Minerals, sadly the quality is not good; from a 600dpi scan. I've also added a little bit of coloring to it.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 5; Mines and Minerals - Published in 1899.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01766
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#352]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#352
Used for these Enties:
Arequa mill - 310   
While not the best quality, I have seen way worse views before. Quite a nice view of the Shaft House of the Blue Bird Mining Co. I do not know if this is Shaft 1 or Shaft 2, as I've seen mention of at least two shafts, but I assume this is of the main shaft, and I also assume this is at the location of the later views if this mine with a much larger structure base, and railroad connection. I found this drawn on the 1900 Sanborn Fire Insurance map only, by the time the 1908 map came around the structures has changed so much I can't tell if it is at same location, some has been reused or anything, they are too different to tell for sure. This indicates this view to be from around 1898-1906, as it does not show up on the 1896 Sanborn map.
   View is a look at the Blue Bird Shaft House and Ore House combination on Bull Hill. This is from before the mine got connected to the High Line/Short Line Railroad as this is looking at the east side of the structures, while the railroad spur was connecting to the west side, but also had a spur on a the east side, both coming up the hill from the north side.
Media Info Last Updated:
16.06.2019 (16:22:34)
Title on Image:
Blue Bird Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
While not the best quality, I have seen way worse views before. Quite a nice view of the Shaft House of the Blue Bird Mining Co. I do not know if this is Shaft 1 or Shaft 2, as I've seen mention of at least two shafts, but I assume this is of the main shaft, and I also assume this is at the location of the later views if this mine with a much larger structure base, and railroad connection. I found this drawn on the 1900 Sanborn Fire Insurance map only, by the time the 1908 map came around the structures has changed so much I can't tell if it is at same location, some has been reused or anything, they are too different to tell for sure. This indicates this view to be from around 1898-1906, as it does not show up on the 1896 Sanborn map.
graphic for visual presentation of text View is a look at the Blue Bird Shaft House and Ore House combination on Bull Hill. This is from before the mine got connected to the High Line/Short Line Railroad as this is looking at the east side of the structures, while the railroad spur was connecting to the west side, but also had a spur on a the east side, both coming up the hill from the north side.
Image Note:
My Collection; Scanned Glass Plate Negative; Image is Straightened, Twisted in terms of used a Perspective Filter and stretched in the height direction, Cropped, Enhanced and I've added a little bit of coloring to it.
Copyright Notice:
As I own the glass plate negative, I have the physical ownership to this view.
Source ID, My Collection:
G-00049
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#351]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#351
Used for these Enties:
Blue Bird - 209   
This view, and a second nearly identical view, only seen as a B&W edition postcard and photo, is taken from same point, same day, just some small-time difference as with this view, there is visible a Horse Carriage in near front alongside the house there, and people on the porch in the whitish house further into the scene.
   On my other view, the Horse carriage and people are gone. Or yet to appear, as there are some people seen on the porch further to the right. Which is the oldest image being impossible to tell.
   What I can say is that this scene is from 1901 to 1903, as the original High Line is seen in this view, running in front of the darker fence seen between the green house in front and the whitish houses about center of the view. And in the background, up below the Portland No. 2 Shaft, there is railroad cars seen that belongs to the Short Line Portland Spur, hence, the date is in this timeframe.
   Beside the Portland No. 2 Shaft up against the sky, the huge Portland No. 1 is seen a little bit further down the hill, with railroad cars in front of the many Ore-houses at the mine, and the many structures belonging to the mine.
—> I've seen 10 crop-versions of this card scene, eight of them marked with the number 126 and two without any numbers. Some of them has a pre-printed text on them also, mostly around the theme that the sender is sending a pre-paid ore sack, I guess that is meant as a joke. There are some tiny differences on the card, from a few mm more or less on each side, to various location the title text below the image part, all indicating different made editions of the card, indicating this might been a popular card.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.06.2019 (13:00:55)
Title on Image:
#126. Portland Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
This view, and a second nearly identical view, only seen as a B&W edition postcard and photo, is taken from same point, same day, just some small-time difference as with this view, there is visible a Horse Carriage in near front alongside the house there, and people on the porch in the whitish house further into the scene.
graphic for visual presentation of text On my other view, the Horse carriage and people are gone. Or yet to appear, as there are some people seen on the porch further to the right. Which is the oldest image being impossible to tell.
graphic for visual presentation of text What I can say is that this scene is from 1901 to 1903, as the original High Line is seen in this view, running in front of the darker fence seen between the green house in front and the whitish houses about center of the view. And in the background, up below the Portland No. 2 Shaft, there is railroad cars seen that belongs to the Short Line Portland Spur, hence, the date is in this timeframe.
graphic for visual presentation of text Beside the Portland No. 2 Shaft up against the sky, the huge Portland No. 1 is seen a little bit further down the hill, with railroad cars in front of the many Ore-houses at the mine, and the many structures belonging to the mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text—> I've seen 10 crop-versions of this card scene, eight of them marked with the number 126 and two without any numbers. Some of them has a pre-printed text on them also, mostly around the theme that the sender is sending a pre-paid ore sack, I guess that is meant as a joke. There are some tiny differences on the card, from a few mm more or less on each side, to various location the title text below the image part, all indicating different made editions of the card, indicating this might been a popular card.
Image Note:

Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00045
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#350]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#350
Used for these Enties:
Portland No. 1 - 262   Portland No. 2 - 259   
This image here is part of a series of images which I only have this one. The Series seems to be called "Wonders of America" and this was Number 32. It was manufactured by Chicago Projecting Co. I think it might be an Andrew James Harlan photo but not confirmed it yet by 02.06.2019 when this note is written.
   Scene is in eastern part of Victor, looking up passed some structures and the eastern end of the F. & C.C. railroad yard, looking at the building of the larger Ore-house of the Independence, with its Experimental mill already in place to the right of the new Ore-house, as seen as whitish structures which roofs meet.
   In background left, about center top/down there is a whitish Shaft House of quite large size, this is the Independence No. 2 Shaft, not sure when that got out of use, but it is marked on my USGS 1903 topographic map, so I guess it lasted into the earlier 1900's at least.
Media Info Last Updated:
02.06.2019 (13:26:22)
Title on Image:
The Independence Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This image here is part of a series of images which I only have this one. The Series seems to be called "Wonders of America" and this was Number 32. It was manufactured by Chicago Projecting Co. I think it might be an Andrew James Harlan photo but not confirmed it yet by 02.06.2019 when this note is written.
graphic for visual presentation of text Scene is in eastern part of Victor, looking up passed some structures and the eastern end of the F. & C.C. railroad yard, looking at the building of the larger Ore-house of the Independence, with its Experimental mill already in place to the right of the new Ore-house, as seen as whitish structures which roofs meet.
graphic for visual presentation of text In background left, about center top/down there is a whitish Shaft House of quite large size, this is the Independence No. 2 Shaft, not sure when that got out of use, but it is marked on my USGS 1903 topographic map, so I guess it lasted into the earlier 1900's at least.
Image Note:
My Collection; Magic Lanterns. Cropped 600dpi view without the frame.
Source ID, My Collection:
G-00101
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#349]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#349
Used for these Enties:
Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   Stratton's Independence No. 2 - 265   
   Familiar scene in the Cripple Creek District, showing the shaft-houses of one of the big producers, the enormous ''dumps'' indicative of a vast amound of underground work and also showing an electric car of the type which furnishes rapid and up-to-date transportation throughout the entire Cripple Creek gold field.
-> This is along the original High Line, just before it crosses over the M.T. mainline on its way down Battle Mountain. The mines in the background is the Portland Nos. 1 & 2.
Media Info Last Updated:
04.05.2019 (21:26:13)
Title on Image:
A Cripple Creek Mine. Trolley Below the Portland Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
Familiar scene in the Cripple Creek District, showing the shaft-houses of one of the big producers, the enormous ''dumps'' indicative of a vast amound of underground work and also showing an electric car of the type which furnishes rapid and up-to-date transportation throughout the entire Cripple Creek gold field.
graphic for visual presentation of text-> This is along the original High Line, just before it crosses over the M.T. mainline on its way down Battle Mountain. The mines in the background is the Portland Nos. 1 & 2.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 22 in the 1908 Official Summary; Certified Reports; Companies on Colorado Springs Mining Stock Exchange; from a 300dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 22; The Official Summary of the Certified Reports of Companies Listed on the Colorado Mining Stock Exchange - January 1908 - Published in 1908.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01532
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#347]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#347
Used for these Enties:
Portland No. 1 - 262   Portland No. 2 - 259   
   Came with an Advertisement for the Moore Filter Company, found on the backside of the journal. The mill shown is called the Colburn-Ajax Mill, and was located on top of Battle Mountain at Victor (Cripple Creek District), Colorado, on the Ajax Mine grounds, just west of the mine, who is outside the view at the lower right.
Media Info Last Updated:
28.03.2019 (21:55:50)
Title on Image:
Ajax {aka Colburn-Ajax] Mill
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Came with an Advertisement for the Moore Filter Company, found on the backside of the journal. The mill shown is called the Colburn-Ajax Mill, and was located on top of Battle Mountain at Victor (Cripple Creek District), Colorado, on the Ajax Mine grounds, just west of the mine, who is outside the view at the lower right.
Image Note:
From an ad on the backside of the Mining Science, Feb. 1, 1912 issue. I've added the coloring part.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Backside; Mining Science, February 1, 1912 issue - Published in 1912.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00221
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#346]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#346
Used for these Enties:
Colburn Mill [aka Colburn-Ajax, aka Ajax Mill] - 925   
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:
21.03.2019 (00:24:07)
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   
   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   
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   
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
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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
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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
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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