|Photo by William Edward Hook
This is a very common view of the town of Cripple Creek. Taken from Gold Hill you have the original High Line in lower front of the image, the Moon-Anchor mine appears where the image has a cut-out part, and the second level (lower) of the High Line parallels the Short Line grade down to yet a much lower level way down at right in Poverty Gulch more or less.
Forty-five miles from Colorado Springs, are the two principal cities [Victor & Cripple Creek] in the famous Gold Camp, which is composed of twelve towns, with a total population of about 50,000 people.
Both Victor & Cripple Creek suffered from destructive conflagrations in the early history of the camp, but the rude frame structures of the pioneer days were promptly replaced by modern buildings of brick and stones, which stands as impressive monuments to the enterprise of the residents.