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Photo by William Edward Hook

This is not a common view of the town of Victor, and I am a little unsure where on Battle Mountain this view is taken, been thinking near the High Line, but might be near the M.T. track too.

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.

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