Scanned items:
Last updated: 15 May, 2016 11:07

This page holds links to items in my collection that I have scanned and shared here for the world to see as I thought it was important to show this items and not just keep them to my self. smile

It mostly consist of old postcard folders, but you also find more booklet types and even small books in here, and it will be expanded from time to time depending on various factors like my time and the space left on this site. smile

Over the years that has passed since I first created this page my collection has somewhat grown faster then I been able to scan and keep this site up to date, and today it is hard to figure out how to best present and share this stuff.

Also, the Internet has changed a lot, and it is now much easier to do research online in older texts from books and mining journals and newspapers and so on as there been lot of work done in digitize old stuff like that, making part of my site rather obsolete I think.

Like most of the PDF files, I made them by scanning and run a OCR program to digitize the text from older mining journals and alike that I had first to buy at often high cost due to shipping to Norway, and or high costs of item it self.

Today they can be found often through Google Books, the Internet Archive site or similar places.

My site and knowledge about web building and resources has not changed that much and I have been pondering over is it worth it or not to try design in a new site with all this stuff or not. I decided to try, so I hope what you find here is still sort of useful for something/someone.

Various articles as PDF files:

  • Proposed New Drainage Tunnel (920KB) [02.04.2010]

    This is a very long article, practically 4 pages, from the pages of the Engineering and Mining Journal weekly journal of November 4, 1905 (page 818-821), holding lot of info about the early talk and ideas into what would later become the Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel, it's ideas, options and techniques leading up to it. I found it rather interesting.

  • Roosevelt Tunnel (2,02MB) [14.12.2008]

    This is a very long article, nearly 5 pages, from the pages of the Mines and Minerals monthly journal of April 1909 (page 387-391), holding lot of updated info about the Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel, it's progress and techniques behind it. I found it rather interesting.

  • New Rock-Handling Machinery Portland Mine (988KB) [13.12.2008]

    This is almost a full 2 page article from Engineering & Mining Journal issue of 3rd October 1903. It talks about a new way of rock-handling at the Portland Gold Mine Shaft 2, with some drawings used.

  • Cripple Creek Rejuvenated (1,27MB) [12.12.2008]

    This near 2,5 page article published in the  Mines and Minerals monthly journal of May 1908 (page 478-480) talks about how mining has an upswing in the District, how Leasing has had an effect, and allot of how cheaper handling of ores at the mills has had a great impact, giving some examples on the way.

  • Cyaniding of Cripple Creek Ores (2,64MB) [12.12.2008]

    This 5,25 page article comes in two parts, the first part is 2,25 page long and was published in the Mines and Minerals monthly journal of April 1908 (page 422-424), while next part appeared in the May 1907 (page 481-483) issue. The article is rather technical, but mention quite a lot of info.

    The Isabella and the Wild Horse Mills are described in the first part, while the second part describes the Blue Flag Mill, an auxiliary mill to the Standard Plant in Colorado City and a cyanide plant at the Portland Chlorination Mill between Colorado Springs and Colorado City (along the Short Line).

  • Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel (854KB) [05.12.2008]

    This is a 1,5 page article dealing with the start of the Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel, found in the Mines and Minerals monthly journal of July 1907 (page 535-536). Much of the article mention the festivities around the naming of the tunnel. It ends with some technical info.

  • Trip Around Cripple Creek (854KB) [03.12.2008]

    This is an 2 page article from the Mines and Minerals monthly journal in August 1898 (page 10-11), mention some of the recent happenings around the Cripple Creek District.

  • Electricity in the Mines at Cripple Creek (1,01MB)

    This is an 15 page long article from the September 1899 issue of Engineering Magazine (page 953-967), talking about the use of electricity for the mines in the District. Quite an interesting article I think.

  • Headframes Cripple Creek (746KB)

    This is an article from Engineering & Mining Journal issue of 7th march 1903 - and as name indicates, it deals a little with some of the head frames in the Cripple Creek District - including some nice drawings that I was happy to get my hands on. animated smile

  • Leasing & Low-grade Milling (780KB)

    This is an 4 page long article from the Mining & Scientific Press issue of 23rd August 1913 (page 297-300) and is talking about how Leasing and Low-Grade Milling has been working at Cripple Creek.

  • Map 1902 Mines & Mills Cripple Creek (808KB)

    This is a scanned old topographic map that I've put into a PDF file so it could become a searchable map and hence make it a little easier for me to locate mines without messing up my paper copy.

    Due to limited space the copy here is of much lesser quality then my own version.

    You need to use the search button in Acrobat Reader to either search on numbers found on this page - or try names and see if they might be found on the left side of the PDF file, and then use the number listed to be found on the map it self.

    I wish I could make it better, but alas, I can't. sad smile (If you know a way, please let me know at the address below)

Newest Scanned Item/Album at top:
Choice Box of Albums:

  • [25.03.2018] - Cripple Creek Short Line Related Postcards
    This Album is a collection of Postcard Views showing scenes from either along the Cripple Creek Short Line railroad, or from inside the District where the Short Line grade is part of the image, or in other ways linked to the image. All postcards are from my collection.
  • [11.03.2018] - Bulletin Cripple Creek District Mines Bureau [ca.1928]

    This folder/brochure is mostly in OK shape, some tearing in the folds, some blemishes and bruises, dirty and looks used. There are 4 panels where is of those has been folded once making it appear as a 8-panels brochure, where there are 8 images on page 2. The quality of the printed images are poorly, 1 of the images as a inset image so in a total there are 9 views, where 7 of them is of mining scenes in the District and two are of well known people. Book is not dated, but on page 2 and advertisement for a 1928 published book is shown.

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday, by browsing these images, as I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find! smile

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  • [19.02.2018] - A Picture Story of The Cripple Creek Trip; Ca.1916 [Dark Green Coverframe]

    This Book is in good shape, hardly any tearing, but some color loss on the paper covers and some blemishes, and bruises, some of the folded images in the back has some extra folds to them, but overall this is looking great to be that old! There are 88 pages inclusive the cover, and there are 77 images in it, plus the front and back cover is also images but they appear on the inside so is not counted. Most of the images are from along the Short Line, but there are also several from the District itself. Book is not dated, but on a text on the back of the book there is mentioned of by the close of 1915 the production is over $350,000,000 in gold since the start.

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday, by browsing these images, as I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find! smile Just sorry I can't show fully the book as my scanner was not able to bring forward the part where the book was stapled and bound, hence the gray areas.

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  • [31.01.2018] - South Cheyenne Canon and Seven Falls - The Sight to See. Nature's Beaty Spot.

    This Folder is in great shape, no tearing or hardly any blemishes, and I got it as an extra to a Short Line Blue Book, nice! There are 6 panels, but is really one one piece of paper, which talks about both the South Cheyenne Canon and Seven Falls tourist places outside of Colorado Springs. There are 5 images, none good, of the area, some text, seems to have been published by The Cheyenne Canon & Seven Falls Development Co, not dated so no idea when it was made.

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday, by browsing these images, as I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find! smile

    Also, if you ever feel for donate something to help me funding this site, you find a PayPal button under the Help Me Section...

  • [29.01.2018] - The Short Line Blue Book, December 1911

    This Book is mostly in good shape, all pages still connected, hold together by staples that is somewhat rusted. Some tears, folds, been in used marks. There are a couple of handwritten dates in it for trips taken by whoever had this book originally, some corner folds and paper may look wrinkled. Also, there is starting to be a larger hole around one of the staples.

    The Book consist of 68 pages including front and back page, but only 64 of them is numbered. This issue is Volume 12, Number 12, and contains pages of ads, various railroads timetables, images and text for not only the Short Line, but most of the larger area extending to all of Colorado for some pieces of info.

    The views are mostly from along the Short Line trip, and is mostly same used over and over in the various issues of the Short Line Blue Book, but there are other views to, mostly from ads and other nice scenery items.

    I hope you enjoy sort of reading this book by browsing these images, as I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find smile Pieces from this book might appear in other sections of my site as text info.

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday! Also, if you ever feel for donate something to help me funding this site, you find a PayPal button under the Help Me Section...

  • [13.01.2018] - The Carlton Mill Cripple Creek, Colorado: The World's Largest Custom Gold Mill

    This Folder is in great shape, no tearing or hardly any blemishes, and I got it as a gift, nice! There are 6 panels, but is really one one piece of paper, which talks about both the Carlton Mill where there are 3 images linked to it, and a little bit about the District History and the Railroads. It also mention that the Mill Tour i sponsored by School District No. 1, and that High School students will conduct you as a visitor through the Carlton Mill. This is a long gone mill, but must been fun to have been able to visit it.

    I hope you enjoy the only way we have to visit it today, by browsing these images, as I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find smile

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  • [08.11.2017] - History of Cripple Creek - America's Most Famous Gold Camp - March 1896

    This Book is mostly in good shape, only the cover wraps has separated into a front & back paper, while the rest of the pages has some general signs of use and age, some corner folds and paper may look wrinkled. The center map has some stains from the staples, and there is starting to a larger hole around one of the staples.

    The Book consist of 52 pages including front and back page, two of those are blank, rest has various text or images on them, not all directly in regards to the Cripple Creek District. There are 14 images, but only 10 of them are inside the District, one is along the F. & C.C. railroad in Phantom Canon.

    I hope you enjoy sort of reading this book by browsing these images, as I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find smile Pieces from this book might appear in other sections of my site as text info, but the whole context of it can also be found here as an article. Structured a little different here and there but the info is all there.

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday! Also, if you ever feel for donate something to help me funding this site, you find a PayPal button under the Help Me Section...

  • [17.08.2017] - The Golden Cycle Corporation: Annual Report to Stockholders - December 31, 1941

    This Annual Report is in good shape, no damages, loose pages or anything. There is general signs of use and age, some corner folds and paper may look wrinkled, but nothing that sticks out.

    The Report consist of 32 pages including front and back page, four of those is blank, rest has various reports of the Companies holdings and status. There is also a total of 11 images, one is the one on front of the Ajax Mine by Bill Cleveland, and the other 10 is in the back of various scenes linked to the Company: Water at Carlton Tunnel Portal, Battle Mountain View, El Paso Mine View, Midland Terminal Engine No. 62, Ore-train along the line, Golden Cycle Mill, Pike View Mine, Pike View Coal Yard in Denver, Scale House from Canon City area coal mines, Golden Cycle Building in Colorado Springs.

    I hope you enjoy sort of reading this book by browsing these images, as I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find smile Pieces from this book might appear in other sections of my site as text info, but the whole context of it can also be found here as an article. Structured a little different her and there but the info ius all there.

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday! Also, if you ever feel for donate something to help me funding this site, you find a PayPal button under the Help Me Section...

  • [18.07.2017] - The Short Line Blue Book, August 1905

    This book is in sort of a good shape, but it do lacks the outer Blue cover which the Blue Books has. Also, the front and back paper which is present has nearly come apart from the rest of the page with quite some tears and some missing pieces, rest of the 80 pages is good. This issue is the Volume 5, Number 5, and contains 84 numbered pages of ads, various railroads timetables, images and text for not only the Short Line, but most of the larger area extending to all of Colorado for some pieces of info.

    The views are mostly from along the Short Line trip, and is mostly same used over and over in the various issues of the Short Line Blue Book, but there are other views to, mostly from ads and other nice scenery items.

    I hope you enjoy sort of reading this book by browsing these images, as I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find smile Pieces from this book might appear in other sections of my site as text info.

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday! Also, if you ever feel for donate something to help me funding this site, you find a PayPal button under the Help Me Section...

  • [12.07.2017] - District Court, El Paso County, Colorado; Cause No. 2866 - Agreement of Settlement Between the Golden Cycle Mining Company and the Vindicator Consolidated Gold Mining Company

    Except for some bottom edge curling, tears and the normal fold marks as it been folded into sort of a folder, this paper is in good shape. This is a 2-page text and 1 page with part of a claim map showing the Christmas Claim Survey No. 8899 in full, Pinkerton Claim Survey No. 8941, and part of the Anna J. Claim Survey No. 9047, with some parts colored in. Dated Second of February 1898. All this in relationship to a District Court case of the El Paso County in the State of Colorado, Cause No. 2866.

    Between the Golden Cycle Mining Company and the Vindicator Consolidated Gold Mining Company. Several named Individuals, talks about a conflict among two claims, Survey Nos. 8941 and 8899, and full of Legal Language, in addition to a description of the claim part in question and its location. Signed four times, but appears just to be two people, as the Company Name & Attorney per Party looks to be done in same pen and might have been same person writing both

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  • [28.06.2017] - The Cripple Creek Central Railway Company: 30th Annual Report - December 31, 1934

    This Report is mostly in good shape, a few edge damages like torn paper and such. But the content is all there.

    The album consist of a total of 12 pages, including the cover, with lot of tables and numbers for the year 1934. No Images, only text and numbers.

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  • [11.05.2017] - Program of Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress; Cripple Creek, Colorado, July 16, 17, 18, 19, 1901

    I miss the front & back covers of this book, but the rest was there, even if the front and back of the first page was pretty loose in the clue part holding it to the rest of the pages. In fact, it was so loose I felt I could take it apart to make the scan, so today all the pages are loose, but other then that, the book is in good shape.

    There are 76 pages in this book, 79 views as three is turned sideways. The topic of the book is presenting the District, the industry and non the least, the people in the District, hence there is a ton of images in it, I ended up with at least 244 images when taking them apart digitally, lot of men, a few women, many children, some mining and railroad scenes. Sadly the printing was not great and there is visible blurring due to different colors in the print being put not into same space so the more bluish color is some mm. off to the right on many pages with images on them. Not all images are from the District, there is some railroad scenes from around Colorado linked to three railroads.

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  • [25.03.2017] - Cripple Creek via the Historic Ute Indian Trail Route M.T. Ry. (3)

    The front and back flap is tearing/separating in the fold, but other then that, the folder is in good shape. It is an old souvenir type of folder with 12 panels, gray/B&W pictures with date ranges from somewhere between about 1903 to possible into 1920's. There is 8 views, four of them is from inside the Cripple Creek District, rest is along the railroad lines of M.T. or Short Line as at least one image is from along that railroad. In addition there is two panels with maps, one is a artistic view of the Electric Trolley Lines inside the District, the other one is showing the route of the M.T. Also two panels with textual info, including a free trip down the Mary McKinney Mine in Anaconda.

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  • [16.03.2017] - Local Scenic Views Cripple Creek, Colorado

    The folder is in good shape. It is an old souvenir folder with gray/B&W pictures with images ranges in dates from somewhere between, oh, I would guess, 1909 to possible into 1930's. All the views are from inside the Cripple Creek District, ranging from Overviews to more close-up looks at mines.

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  • [15.02.2017] - Carlton Drainage Tunnel Dedication; September 4, 1939

    This program is not in the best of shape, there is some wear on edges, bottom spine has 1 inch tear at spine. Has been folded in center. But the content is all there.

    The album consist of a total of 8 pages inclusive the cover paper. Has a two page background text for the District and company, includes 6 person images all linked to the company and/or tunnel. The cover also has a drawing by Don Ripley of the tunnel portal. There is a large list of names on one page, and the profile of the line of the tunnel is also part of this program

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  • [12.02.2017] - Official Guide to Cripple Creek District, July 1902; By Cripple Creek Chamber of Commerce; Vol. 1, No. 2

    This magazine is not in the best of shape, there is some wear and tear to the covers, some missing paper at the back cover, there are some folds and stains and so on. Also, the cover and a few of the inside pages is coming loose in the fold where the staples are located. But the content is all there.

    The album consist of a total of 20 pages inclusive the cover paper. Filled with tons of ads, 7 images, some history, facts, etc.

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  • [25.12.2016] - The Official Summary of the Certified Reports of Companies Listed on The Colorado Springs Mining Stock Exchange - January 1908

    This Company Report/overview is mostly in good shape, there is some pieces missing from the paper cover, and the staples are quite rusted, making at least some of the paper come loose a little bit. But the content is all there.

    The album consist of a total of 68 pages inclusive the cover paper, plus 9 pages - where 8 is of images from the District - turned sideways as they where the wrong way in the source and has been cropped and turned for a better look at them on a computer screen.

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  • [13.10.2016] - The Cripple Creek Mining District. 1900-1901.

    This paper/Market Report/Brochure is damaged along the edges with some missing pieces, and some tearing of the paper here and there make it a little rough to look at. But the content is all there.

    The album consist of a total of 16 pages plus the cover paper, with lot of text taken from various other sources, sprinkled with a total of 12 images and talks about the various companies linked to the Woods Investment Company. Being a sort of a Market Report it focus on how great things are, stock marked and so on.

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  • [03.10.2016] - The Bull Hill Consolidated Mining Company

    This prospect/prospectus has sadly lost the connection between front and back paper, teared along the fold where it was stabled together with another paper which so far holds together at the fold. The map clued into the inside of the front paper has lot of fold marks and some tearing in a couple of the folds.

    The album consist of an 4 text page prospect for The Bull Hill Consolidated Mining Company, plus a map showing the claims of the talked about area, in the Cripple Creek District, dated May 1900. There is no images, only text.

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  • [31.08.2016] - The United Gold Mines Company Annual Report 1904

    This is a scanned copy of the 48-page 1904 Annual Report book with lot of info and images in regards to the various mines and companies linked to the United Gold Mines Company. Book is in great shape, this digitized copy do hold a not so great scanned copy of the large map in front of the book due to complications scanning it without destroying the map. Map is presented with Leaflet using Deep-Zoom tiles.

    There is a total of 8 images on same number pages, together with 11 pages with so-called group claims, and with quite lot of text, describing various Claim Groups of the Company. There is also a two page view on pages 24 & 25 showing Water Levels & Comparative depths of the Principal Shafts and Tunnels, plus there is also a one map graphical map sort of showing the various Elevations of the principal workings of the company together with the basic idea of their tunnel system based upon the Columbine-Victor Tunnel.

    This book normally sell for lot of money if your lucky to get hold of a copy, and here at last you get to see it all for free! Of course, if you ever feel for donate something for running this site, you find a PayPal button under the Help Me Section...

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [05.08.2016] - The Clinton Consolidated Mining Company and Clinton Tunnel Site.

    This prospect for the Clinton Consolidated Mining Co., and Clinton Tunnel Site is rather chipped along page edges and quite heavy worn, darken staples, partly coming out of the paper, is also present on this 8 page piece. Dating it is hard, but most likely 1903 as they talk about purchases done during 1902.

    There is a total of 4 images together with quite lot of text, describing various Claim Groups of the Company and talking warm about the Clinton Tunnel, with all four images linked to the tunnel. On the front paper there is a small crude photo of a Short Line train crossing Trestle No 36-A across West Beaver Creek, just upstream from the Clinton Tunnel site, and on page 3 there is a partly a "doctored" view showing a drawn in portal of the Tunnel down at the creek with clearly fake rails and portal, but further up the hill there is a cabin seen which I believe is the actual site of the tunnel, and even further up there can be made out the location of the Short Line roadbed. On page five there is a inside view of the First Section of the Clinton Tunnel and on page eight, the back cover, there is a view said to be at the breast of Clinton Tunnel.

    The text text talk about how the mining company own 150 acres in the Cripple Creek Mining District, and that they are building tunnels and making good progress but need investors. Offers information on the Cow Mountain Group, the Pleasant Home Group, the Capital Group, Poverty Gulch Mines, other holdings, advantages of tunnel mining, prices and terms.

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday, and be happy you did not pour money into this Tunnel.

  • [12.07.2016] - The Golden Cycle Corporation: Annual Report to Stockholders - December 31, 1939

    This Annual Report is starting to separate/tear at the outer edges in the fold where the papers are stapled together. There is also heavy wrinkling on the paper, possible damage from a damp environment, some water stains, and some yellowing of the paper has happened. Rust on the staples is also present.

    The Report consist of 32 pages including front and back page, three of those is blank, rest has various reports of the Companies holdings and status. There is also a total of 9 images, one is the one on front of the Carlton Tunnel Portal, and the other 8 is in the back, ending with a drawing/Profile of the Carlton Drainage Tunnel they as a Company is now building. There is also included a cardboard piece that was used as a Bookmark, showing what they call a Gold Schedule, which I think is prices paid for gold per ounce or something.

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday.

  • [09.07.2016] - The Clinton Consolidated Mining Company and Clinton Tunnel Site, in the Cripple Creek District

    This prospect/prospectus has sadly almost lost the connection between front and back paper, teared along the fold where it is stabled together with another paper which so far holds together at the fold - which is good as that holds a map.

    The album consist of an 8 page prospect for The Clinton Consolidated Mining Company and Clinton Tunnel Site, in the Cripple Creek District, and a letter trying to sell more stocks, including a payment slip not filled out. Date is around 1903 as it mention that during 1902 company got hold of claims, and it mention a Drainage Tunnel to be soon started in Cripple Creek - the El Paso Drainage Tunnel. There is a single B/W image on the front, very much likely not of the Clinton Tunnel site, just used for illustrating purposes, as I see no trace of the roadbed of the Short Line which passes just above the tunnel portal as per map inside of the prospect.

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday, thanking your self you did not spend money on this mine, going into Cow Mountain, far outside the productive zone!

  • [16.06.2016] - O'er Canon and Crag to the Land of Gold [ca 1905]

    This brochure is mostly in a good shape, but has some wear and stains to the covers and some inside. The inside is in quite good order other vise, but there is some staining going through several pages and some rust around the staples, visible on the middle pages.

    This is an old souvenir brochure, possible from around 1905 as there is a text mention that "by the closing of the year 1904", but no publishing info is given. It has 13 B/W images, including one ad like of the Observation Car used on all Trains. It's about the trip along The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry.). There is no views from inside the Cripple Creek District. Has some unusual folding and use of two pages views in between, quite a nice folder actually!

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [07.06.2016] - Seeing Cripple Creek, January 1904

    This book is mostly in a good shape, but has wear and tear to the covers with missing paper at some edges. There is a near hole on the backside where something has stuck to the page, making part of the page missing its content, some indication of water damage and some rust around the staples, most visible on the middle pages. Some folds and stains and so on also appears around this magazine/book.

    It contains 50 numbered pages plus covers, of ads, various articles and lots of images, mostly about the District, but also extending to all of Colorado for some pieces of info. The views are mostly related to the District, and many appears to be used over and over in the various issues of the Seeing Cripple Creek books, but at least one new image per issue seems to be the norm, many showing mines of the area I never seen as images before. This particular edition had for me when I got it several new not seen before images so this was a good one!

    I hope you enjoy sort of reading this book by browsing these images, as I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-) After all, these books can be quite hard to find, and expensive... Also, some of the articles in this book can be found under my Main Page under those containing articles published about the area.

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [22.05.2016] - The Short Line Blue Book, July 1902

    This book is in a very good shape, it is Volume 2, Number 4, and contains 98 numbered pages of ads, timetables, images and text for not only the Short Line, but most of the larger area extending to all of Colorado for some pieces of info

    The views are mostly from along the Short Line trip, and is mostly same used over and over in the various issues of the Short Line Blue Book, but there are other views to, mostly from ads and other nice scenery items.

    I hope you enjoy sort of reading this book by browsing these images, as I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-) After all, these books can be quite hard to find, and expensive...

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [18.05.2016] - Souvenir Letter Cripple Creek, Colorado

    Item is in good shape, except it is somewhere fragile on the thin paper edges where it was meant to be folded and clued together to form a sort of envelope. Inside where there is 8 images is in good shape. Has scenes from inside the Cripple Creek District, mostly mines, but there is one of the Teller County Court House. Dating is somewhere between fall 1902 and end of 1909.

    This due to the name printed on the front; Swackenberg Bros., Pharmacists; and which is said in a notice published 15 Sept. 1902, to have Succeeded the Grissom Drug Company in Cripple Creek. Also, as the folder has a preprinted 190 inside where one is to put in the last digit to make a full year this has to have been published before end of 1909.

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [17.05.2016] - Cripple Creek Short Line Trip "The Trip that Bankrupts the English Language"

    Folder is in good shape, except it is quite stained, but the paper is firmly connected at the fold. It is an old small folder with a Timetable at front, a map over two pages inside showing the route of the Short Line and the Automobile Route going around way up north, and some text on the backside. Dating is hard, seller said around 1917 as other stuff he had was dated then. F.C. Matthews is listed as General Freight and Passenger Agent at the backside, trying to sell the trip along The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry.)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [14.05.2016] - Cripple Creek Short Line - Through the Heart of the Rockies into the Land of Gold

    Folder is in good shape, all pages is firmly connected to each other. It is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures from various years. Folder it self dates to 1914 as per info in it about Jesse Waters as president and F.C. Matthews as general passenger agent. The only years these two men served together in those capacities was 1914. It's about the trip along The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, CS&CCDRy) but includes some scenes from inside the Cripple Creek District.

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [10.05.2016] - Marvelous Scenery on the F. & C.C.

    Folder is not in good shape, pages has come loose from the stables, and some have teared apart from each side of the staple. This is an old souvenir brochure, published most likely around 1902, early 1903, based on names mention inside. It has 12 numbered pages, and 6 images showing scenes along the Florence & Cripple Creek grade in Phantom Canyon and 3 images from the Cripple Creek District. Rest is text full of descriptions and talk about the trips you can make.

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  • [24.04.2016] - Souvenir Folding Card of the Cripple Creek District

    The folder is in good shape. It is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures with images ranges in dates from somewhere between, oh, I would guess, 1900 to 1925. All the views are from inside the Cripple Creek District, ranging from lot of Mines to one Sampler and some Street Scenes.

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  • [16.04.2016] - Itineraries for One Day's Sightseeing at Colorado Springs and Manitou

    This small book is mostly in good shape, but it has some tears along the edges of the paper, also some normal folding marks can be found on it. It may at some time have had a cover, hard to tell. It is an old textual folder from around late 1910/15's I think, and was probably published by the Short Line Railroad.

    It has 35 various trip examples around Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, all of those includes a Short Line railroad trip to Cripple Creek District. Folder itself includes 2 images & a Contour map of the railroad trip to Summit.

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  • [16.04.2016] - The Cripple Creek Short Line Trip is the Most Wonderful Sight-Seeing Trip in America [California Expositions edition]

    The folder is in mostly good shape, but have a small tear at the folding part on the lower 1/6th part. It is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures from somewhere between, oh, I would guess 1904 to 1915.

    It mention the famous article by Julian Street about Cripple Creek, at the end of November 1914, and is addressing people going to the California Expositions to also stop by and take in the Short Line trip, and that dates this folder to 1915.

    It has 3 maps in it showing the route in more or less artistic views, also has 12 pictures where 9 of them is more or less in the area around Rock Creek and St. Peter's. Then 3 more is from the District it self with 1 of Altman and the other two on the west slope of Bull Hill showing a shot down towards the gulch where the Economic Mill was, and the other shows mines at this side of Bull Hill.

    But, it is really about the trip along The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry.). I have same folder already (uploaded 01.02.2006) - but as this folder talks about the California Expositions, and the other do not, I figured it was worth showing as it makes them into two different folders. animated smile

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  • [16.04.2016] - South Cheyenne Canon and Seven Falls - The Sight to See. One Mile of the Grandest Scenery in the Entire Pike's Peak Region

    This is a small folder promoting the South Cheyenne Canon and Seven Falls, published possible around 1910. Folder is in good shape, and has 4 smaller images and text to tell what not to miss.

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  • [16.04.2016] - Colorado Springs - At the foot of Pike's Peak

    This is just a small, mostly text only, + a map, folder published by the Proprietor of the Alamo Hotel in Colorado Springs, George S. Elstun, around 1907, possible 1908. It gives some general info about the area and points of Interests, and an example of what can be seen in 3 days at Colorado Springs.

    It also contains a map of the greater area with Cripple Creek Gold Output info for the years; 1891, 1895, 1897, 1900, 1902, 1904 and 1905.

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  • [16.04.2016] - Pikes Peak Auto Highway - Pike National Forest

    This is just a small text only, + a map, folder about the road to Pikes Peak. The date is most likely 1956 as it talks about the Pikes Peak Hill Climb and that it this year will be the 37th since 1916. And that the Race was not run during the War years, and depending on how many years they mean, from maybe 3 years (1942) as I think, or the whole war (1939/40-45) it would be in the time frame of around 1956.

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  • [13.06.2015] - Detailed Perspective MAP of the Corley Mountain Highway Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek

    This old brochure/folder is in good shape. It is focusing on showing the Route of the Corley Mountain Highway through a map over four panels, while the other 4 panels is having some images of the trip along the old Short Line road, now converted into a toll road for automobiles, dated somewhere after 1920. It also have text describing Seven Different Trip Suggestions to include in the Corley Mountain Highway, in additional to some info.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was quite fun when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

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  • [04.06.2015] - Business Directory, Members, Cripple Creek District Citizen's Alliance, July 3, 1904

    This book is in a good shape, it is Published on July 3, 1904, and contains 11 pages of list of people, and as the booklet it self say;

    This book contains a list of the business men who are members of THE CRIPPLE CREEK DISTRICT CITIZENS ALLIANCE, classified as to business. By referring to this list, you can readily find what business men belong to the Alliance and you are earnestly requested to give them your support and patronage. "Law and order first; creeds, politics and unions afterwards." By order of THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

  • [15.06.2014] - The "Short Line" trip to Cripple Creek - Through the Heart of the Rockies into the Land of Gold. [Duplicate Folder]

    The folder is in good shape. It is an old souvenir folder with B&W pictures from somewhere between, oh, I would guess 1904 to 1915.

    Back panel is marked "The Smith-Brooks Press Denver" which I assume is the printing place. The text part mention F.C. Matthews as the General Passenger Agent, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

    Counting the Front and Back panels there are 10 images included, 2 is of the artistic type showing exaggerated scenes at Point Sublime and Rock Creek. It also has 2 views from the District it self with 1 being of Anaconda before the fire of 1904, and 1 dark sun type of scene from Gold Hill - only really showing the sky. Rest is standard scenes along the Short Line.

    Folder is as all similar folders, really about the trip along The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry.)

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  • [15.06.2014] - Souvenir Bonus Album of the Cripple Creek District

    This folder is in very good shape. It is an Postcard Souvenir folder with 8 color pictures in postcard size and in a much smaller size to keep in a scrapbook as a record for the sender of the postcard, date is unknown, but I guess around 1960/1970.

    Except for the scene showing a sign pointing to the District, it has various scenes from inside the District.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a great joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [08.06.2014] - Snap Shots - Cripple Creek and Victor District Colorado

    This small book is in good shape, but it has the normal folding marks on it. This is an old souvenir album from around the 1950/60's, published by Sanborn Souvenir Co., Inc., in Denver, Colorado.

    It has 10 images with scenes in color, some from the towns of Cripple Creek and Victor, but also including 3 scenic scenes from the area as well.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a great joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

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  • [05.06.2014] - Pike's Peak Folding Post Card

    This folder is in very good shape. It is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures, dates unknown, except two has copyright dates of 1903. I would guess somewhere around that year this folder was published. It is mostly about the Cog Road and scenes related to it, but also has a couple of more Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs scenes.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [24.04.2014] - Round-Up of the Antlered Herd, Colorado, July 1906 - O'er Canon and Crag to the Land of Gold

    This is an old souvenir brochure, published in July 1906 in relationship to a Annual Meeting of the Elks in Denver. There are many views along the Short Line in Black & White, but also a few scenes in regards to the Elks House in Colorado Springs. Also includes some images from a earlier Elks trip in 1905.

    It's about the trip along The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry.), but while there are no images, there are some text regarding the Cripple Creek District.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [10.04.2014] - The "Short Line" trip to Cripple Creek - Through the Heart of the Rockies into the Land of Gold.

    The folder is in mostly good shape, but have two panels separated from the others, and the rest has tape to hold them together for the most part. It is an old souvenir folder with B&W pictures from somewhere between, oh, I would guess 1904 to 1915.

    Back panel has it marked "The Smith-Brooks Press Denver" which I assume is the printing place. The text part mention F.C. Matthews as the General Passenger Agent, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

    Counting the Front and Back panels there are 8 images included, 2 is of the artistic type showing exaggerated scenes at Point Sublime and Rock Creek. It also has 2 views from the District it self with 1 being of Anaconda before the fire of 1904, and 1 dark sun type of scene from Gold Hill - only really showing the sky. Rest is standard scenes along the Short Line

    Folder is as all similar really about the trip along The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry.)

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  • [23.02.2014] - Thru the Canyon of Phantoms.

    This is Great Shape. It is an old souvenir brochure with Black & White pictures (scanned in color), published around 1906 as some text in it mentions something to open in early 1907 and some gold production numbers from end of 1905. It's about the trip along the Florence & Cripple Creek through Phantom Canyon, but it also in the text mention the Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, CS & CCDRy).

    The views are all from Phantom canyon, none from inside the Cripple Creek District sadly. It is all about the scenic wonder of this small railroad.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [18.10.2013] - Scenes on the Midland Railway - Taking in the Wild Flower Trip

    This book is in a good shape, but has some wear and tear here and there, some stains. It contains 24 images spread in about 56 pages where the images are on every other page, rest is blank so is left out of this view.

    The views shows scenes along the Colorado Midland from Colorado Springs street scene to views along the line all the way to Glenwood Springs, focusing on the scenic part of the route.

    I hope you enjoy sort of reading this book by browsing these images, as I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

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  • [10.07.2013] - The Short Line Blue Book, April 1906

    This book is in a good shape, it is Volume 6, Number 1, and contains 68 numbered pages of ads, timetables, images and text for not only the Short Line, but most of the larger area extending to all of Colorado for some pieces of info

    The views are mostly from along the Short Line trip, and is mostly same used over and over in the various issues of the Short Line Blue Book, but there are other views to, mostly from ads and other nice scenery items.

    I hope you enjoy sort of reading this book by browsing these images, as I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [15.06.2013] - O'er Canon and Crag to the Land of Gold [ca 1903]

    This is Great Shape. It is an old souvenir brochure with Black & White pictures (scanned in color) from around early 1900, published around 1903 as some text in it mentions the closing of the year 1902. It's about the trip along The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, CS & CCDRy) and includes some scenes from inside the Cripple Creek District.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [12.06.2013] - Seeing Cripple Creek, January 1905

    This book is mostly in a good shape, but has some wear and tear to the covers, some holes at the back cover and some folds and stains and so on. It contains 50 numbered pages of ads, various articles and images, not only about the District, but also extending to all of Colorado for some pieces of info

    The views are mostly related to the District, and is mostly same used over and over in the various issues of the Seeing Cripple Creek books, but at least one new image per issue seems to be the norm, many showing mines of the area I never seen as images before.

    I hope you enjoy sort of reading this book by browsing these images, as I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [06.06.2013] - The Short Line Blue Book, February 1913

    This book is in a good shape, it is Volume 14, Number 2, and contains 64 numbered pages of ads, timetables, images and text for not only the Short Line, but most of the larger area extending to all of Colorado for some pieces of info

    The views are mostly from along the Short Line trip, and is mostly same used over and over in the various issues of the Short Line Blue Book, but there are other views to, mostly from ads and other nice scenery items.

    I hope you enjoy sort of reading this book by browsing these images, as I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [18.05.2013] - Cripple Creek via the Historic Ute Indian Trail Route M.T. Ry. (4)

    This folder is in terrible shape, it misses two images (based on another I have it is the Front and the first image) and comes in two parts (6 + 4 panels). It is slightly different from my MT #2 as this one here has a stamp on the Map of the route in lower right, giving a company name of Welch Haffner Printing Co. Denver. Other then that, it is identical to my other folder.

    It is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures, dating from somewhere between the years 1902 to maybe into the 1920’s. It is really hard to date the images, but for instance, the Anaconda view has to have been taken before the disastrous fire in 1904 happen, as that did wipe out most of the town for good.

    The views varies from showing the trip along the Midland Terminal Railway from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek up Ute Pass and into the Cripple Creek District, but also scenes inside the District - not at all along the M.T. tracks - are used.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [17.02.2013] - Folding Post Card - Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo. (1)

    Folder is in good shape. It is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures from somewhere between, oh, I would guess 1893 to 1915 due to the fact there is one very early picture and the folder is mailed in 1915 so no images can have been photographed after then.

    First 10 images is mainly about a trip along the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry. - or better known as The Short Line, but includes some scenes from Colorado Springs area, inside the Cripple Creek District and what I liked most, three scenes along the Phantom Canyon Route of the Florence & Cripple Creek (F. & C.C.)!

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a great joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [13.02.2013] - Victor and Cripple Creek District Souvenir Folder - "Greatest Gold Camp on Earth"

    Folder is in good shape, dates seems to varies quite much, but maybe a 1904 to 1915 time frame would fit. Real hard to tell, as most images are from unknown photographers and unknown times.

    Most of the views are from inside the District as expected, but there are a few from the C.M./M.T. in Ute Pass also.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a Great Time when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [13.02.2013] - History of Midland Terminal and Early Days of Cripple Creek - A Story More Interesting Than Postcards or Folders Can Describe

    The Folder is in good shape, all pages intact and no tears. It is an old brochure/folder with unknown date. Most likely it's from 1915 or 1916, but I can't guarantee it.

    It tells the story of the Midland Terminal, and the early Cripple Creek. The only pictures are on the front and back side, showing an underground scene and a cage scene.

    I hope you enjoy these views, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [13.02.2013] - A Chain of Gold Cities in the Cripple Creek District - Colorado Midland and Midland Terminal Lines [ca 1902]

    This small book or folder is in good shape. It is an fun old folding book from the Colorado Midland/Midland Terminal that talks about and shows scenes from the line from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek. There are a lot of text, and a very simple map.

    Scenes are from both along the line in Ute Pass and further to Cripple Creek, but also some scenes from inside the Cripple Creek District, showing some mines and such.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a great joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [12.02.2013] - Thrilling-Scenic Mt. Manitou Incline - Manitou Springs, Colorado - The World's Longest and Strongest Scenic Cable Railway

    This folder is in great shape, no publisher or dates given any place so no idea of the age. It folds out to show some images and some text to describe what you would experience if you took the ride on this now abandon Incline railroad. I wish I could have done that...

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [12.02.2013] - The Cripple Creek Trip - Through the Heart of the Rockies into the Land of Gold (2)

    This folder is starting to separate the papers, but so far it is all connected and folds out into a long strip of paper. The Back image at bottom is marked with The Smith-Brooks Press Denver which I assume is the one who did the image work. Inside a piece of text reference a F.C. Matthews, who is the General Passenger Agent for the Short Line at the time of printing of this folder.

    The Folder it self deals mainly with sights along the Short Line and some info, but there is a couple of views from inside the District. Very hard to date it though, someone said around 1910-1920, I really can't tell as images are reused all the time.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [12.02.2013] - Pikes Peak via World Famous Cog Wheel Route

    This is old brochure/folder is in good shape, its publishing date is unknown. It deals with the Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway.

    I hope you enjoy these views, it was fun when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [10.02.2013] - Scenic Colorado Springs Colo.

    The folder is in good shape. It is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures, dates unknown, but I estimates around the 1950's... It shows of scenes from the Colorado Springs area which includes Pikes Peak and the Cog Wheel route.

    Colorado Springs is Colorado's most celebrated Tourist Resort. Many famous drives and attractions are centered about it. Among them the Seven Falls, and South Cheyenne Canon, the Garden of the Gods, the Pikes Peak Auto Highway, the Pikes Peak Cog Road, the Cave of the Winds, the Gold Camp Road, Cliff Dwellings, the Big Circle Trip thru the Cripple Creek Mining District and Phantom Canon to Canon City and the Royal Gorge and return, and the Broadmoor-Cheyenne Mountain Highway. It is also the center for a great many Sanatoriums and Health Resorts, notable among which are the Union Printers Home.

    A striking feature of the city is the splendid wide streets, many such as Pikes Peak Avenue being nearly double the usual width. Pikes Peak, perhaps the best known mountain of America, rears itself to an altitude of 14,109 feet directly west of Colorado Springs and its snow capped top is a guiding beacon over the plains to the East for over a hundred miles.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was fun when I got this years back, and I find it quite lovely that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [10.02.2013] - Pikes Peak America's most famous mountain

    The folder is in good shape. It is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures, dates unknown, but it is after the loss of the Short Line as it mention the Corley Mountain Highway to Cripple Creek... Also, the fact that cars can be seen and appears to be rather prominent, it can't be too old... It shows scenes from Pikes Peak, the Cog Wheel Route, and the Auto road to it.

    Pikes Peak (alt. 14,110 ft.) is America's most famous mountain, prominently noted since its discovery in 1806 by Zebulon Pike from whom its name was taken. Through the pioneer days it was made famous by the slogan, "Pikes Peak or Bust," and through the years it has been a landmark for hundreds of thousands who have journeyed to its top or found health and pleasure at its foot.

    It is one of the most prominent mountains of the state in appearance since it rises 8,000 feet directly above the plains, presenting from its snow capped summit a view of over sixty thousand square miles of rugged mountains and rolling plain.

    At first claimed to be unscalable its top has been visited by hundred of thousands and is visited by thousands more each year. It is reached by a wonderful auto road as well as by the Famous Cog Road and a picturesque Burro Trail. Many who like the strenuous also hike to its summit.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a fun when I got this years back, and I find it quite lovely that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [06.02.2013] - The Cripple Creek Trip - Through the Heart of the Rockies into the Land of Gold

    This folder has one loose page, the front has separated from the rest of the paper strips which folds out into a long strip of paper. The Front image at bottom is marked with The Williamson-Haffner Engraving Co., Denver which I assume is the one who did the image work. Inside a piece of text reference a F.C. Matthews, who is the General Passenger Agent for the Short Line at the time of printing of this folder.

    The Folder it self deals mainly with sights along the Short Line and some info, but there is a couple of views from inside the District.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [04.02.2013] - Official Souvenir Folding PostCard - Cripple Creek Short Line Scenic Trip

    The folder is in good shape, no loose parts, no missing bits or anything like that, some wrinkles but it is old so that is expected. This is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures dating from I would guess, 1900 to maybe as old as 1915.

    It's mainly about a trip along the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry. - or better known as just The Short Line. But, it also includes many scenes from inside the Cripple Creek District. Most of those views are views that could be seen more or less aboard a Short Line train or the Trolley ride in the District.

    You get to see fantastic views if you look beyond the fact this is early coloring and printed views whose quality is not up to the standards we are used with today, and views we never will ever experience again, especially inside the Cripple Creek District!

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [05.10.2009] - Cripple Creek via the Historic Ute Indian Trail Route M.T. Ry. (2)

    This folder is in good shape, it is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures, dating from somewhere between the years 1902 to maybe into the 1920's. It is really hard to date the images, but for instance, the Anaconda view has to have been taken before the disastrous fire in 1904 happen, as that did wipe out most of the town for good.

    The views varies from showing the trip along the Midland Terminal Railway from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek up Ute Pass and into the Cripple Creek District, but also scenes inside the District - not at all along the M.T. tracks - are used.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [27.03.2009] - Wonderful Scenery and Precious Gold - The Worlds Grandest One Day Trip

    The folder is in good shape, but it has the normal folding marks on it. It is an old souvenir brochure, quite similar to one I have in Black & White, but published a few years later from what I gather.

    It has 21 colored images from old times, probably around 1907 based on pictures. It's about the trip along The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry.) and includes some scenes from inside the Cripple Creek District.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a great joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [01.01.2007] - Unknown [No front - about the Cripple Creek District]

    This is an old souvenir folder where I miss the front & back cover so no way to tell how the folder it self looked. But, all the normal 22 images folded together on the strip of paper, 11 on each side, is present, so unless this was a special one with more images then normally, I have all the images that came with the folder.

    It more or less focus on the Cripple Creek District, its mines mostly - but has a couple of rail related images. Also included a image of a rotary snow plover inside the District as I can see the trolley overhead for the tram!

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a great joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [01.01.2007] - Post Card - early views from the Cripple Creek District

    This is an very old postcard souvenir folder where the front and therefore also first image - Bob Womack portrait - is loose, but as far as I can tell I have all the images that came with the folder present.

    The focus is on the Cripple Creek District, it's mines mostly - but has a couple of rail related images.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a great joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [01.01.2007] - Gold Fields of Cripple Creek - Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York

    This booklet has several stains, the binding is starting to get loose, but otherwise it is in good shape. It is an old souvenir booklet with many in Black & White (scanned in color) pictures made special for the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo New York 1901 by the Woods Investment Company.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a great joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [28.12.2006] - Corley Mountain Highway - Souvenir Folder - The trip that bankrupts the English language

    Folder is partly damaged, the back lacks the upper part for the flap, one sheet holding two images - one on each side - lacks a corner, but other then that, it is in good shape, all the paper stick together as it should.

    It is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures from somewhere around early 1920's I would guess. It's about the then new toll road on the former railroad grade of The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry.)

    It was converted into a toll road called Corley Mountain Highway soon after the railroad gave up. It includes some scenes from inside the Cripple Creek District, dating back to better times when railroads was running...

    ----- From the folder it self -----

    Under an arrangement with the Government, the roadbed that was formerly the Cripple Creek Short Line Railroad, has now been converted into a splendid scenic automobile road.

    The Highway is 18 miles in length and reaches an altitude of 10,000 feet at the summit. The return trip may be made over the same route, or a person can continue into the wonderful Cripple Creek mining region and return over the famous Ute Pass automobile road.

    The grade is uniform throughout, never exceeding a maximum of 4 per cent, or that of any ordinary city street. The road having been originally constructed to bear heavy mountain locomotives and trainloads of gold ore from the Cripple Creek district, there are no sharp curves, and the tunnels, embankments and bridges are large and substantial.

    The beauty, grandeur and variety of the view that unfolds like a panorama during a ride over this unique highway are almost beyond description. The road passes over the broad face of a great mountain chain, giving an unobstructed view of the prairie below as though seen from an airship.

    There are also many tunnels bored through solid granite piercing the very heart of the mountain.

    The highway passes through the Pike National Forest which contains many natural beauty spots providing splendid places for picnics and inviting the visitor to stroll amid the most pleasant surroundings.

    Cool breezes, sweet with the scent of pines and musical with the whisperings of the woods, bright wild-flowers or gorgeous colorings of rocks and foliage, are invigorating and restful.

    Any motorist may drive his car over this highway with perfect safety. Experience in mountain travel is entirely unnecessary, nor will there be the slightest strain or injury to his car.

    For those desiring such service there are numerous sight-seeing automobiles which make a specialty of this trip.

    Theodore Roosevelt made a trip over this road at the opening of the Short Line Railroad and coined the expression: "The trip that bankrupts the English Language," and the opinion of this noted traveler and nature-lover has been confirmed by many others who took the trip during the years that the famous railroad was operating over this wonderful scenic route.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a great joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [27.12.2006] - A Chain of Gold Cities in the Cripple Creek District - Colorado Midland and Midland Terminal Lines [ca 1905]

    This folding book seems to be in good shape. Due to some text in it mention statistic for 1904 I would guess this was published in 1905. It is a fun old folding book from Colorado Midland/Midland Terminal that in addition to lot of text also have several images and a very simple map.

    Scenes are from both along the line in Ute Pass and further to Cripple Creek, but also some scenes from inside the Cripple Creek District, showing some mines and such.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a great joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [03.02.2006] - Seven Falls and South Cheyenne Canon

    This old folder is in quite good shape, and is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures from an unknown timeframe. This folder is about views in the South Cheyenne Canon & at Seven Falls, both near/at Colorado Springs.

    Colorado Springs and Manitou, the greatest of the Worlds health and pleasure resorts, are famous, not only for their climate, but also for the wealth of scenic wonders by which they are environed, and which annually draw thousands of tourists and pleasure seekers from every quarter of the globe. The great Pikes Peak rears its snowy summit in the midst of strange rock formations, mighty canons and sparkling mineral springs.

    In this region of world-wide wonder and charm there is no spot more picturesque, beautiful and awe-inspiring, than the famous Seven Falls and South Cheyenne Canon. Here are miles of massive walls of richly-colored granite rising from the murmuring stream almost perpendicular to the sky above.

    Their bold and rugged cliffs and pinnacles are split and broken by the never-ending battle with the elements; their lofty domes and towers standing alone and unsupported after centuries of upheavel and commotion, inconceivable to man, end in a magnificent and most impressive climax at the wonderful Seven Falls where Nature outdoes herself in a grand display of mighty cliffs and rushing waters.

    Climb the stairway to the top of Seven Falls. Here the canon opens into a beautiful valley with numerous waterfalls and shady places. This will also enable you to view the scenery from above, especially from Inspiration Point, just beyond the grave of Helen Hunt Jackson, which is one mile above Seven Falls, thus perfecting your view of this tremendous gorge, the surrounding mountain peaks and the plains as far as the eye can reach.

    Helen Hunt Jackson, one of America's famous novelists and poets, was born at Amherst, Mass., on Oct. 18th, 1831, and died at San Francisco on Aug. 12th, 1885. At her request her body was brought to Colorado Springs and laid to rest just above Seven Falls beneath the wind blown pines on the beautiful sun-kissed slopes of Cheyenne Mountain in South Cheyenne Canon.

    It was her desire that tourists visiting her grave should deposit two stones on the mound that forms her monument and take away one as a souvenir. Many of her most beautiful poems were composed on Point Inspiration in sight of and but a short distance from her grave.

    Hope you enjoy these pictures, even if the quality is not at all like what we are used with today with moving images, vivid sharp colors and soon 3D views on our screens... LOL I found this a fun little trip into a place I've yet to experience, and is happy to share here for all to see and find!

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [03.02.2006] - Folding Post Card - Scenes Along the Colorado Midland Ry.

    The folder is in good shape. It is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures from somewhere between, oh, I would guess 1910 to 1920. The use of the text Lincoln Trans-Continental Highway on a Ute Pass image define that image to have been from 1913 onward as that term was established in 1913.

    This folder is about views along the Colorado Midland railroad, and have a couple of shots related to the Ute Pass area - hence my interest in it. :-)

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [02.02.2006] - The Cripple Creek Trip - One of the most wonderful and grandest railroads in the world

    The folder seems to be in a pretty good shape. It is an old souvenir folder with B&W pictures from somewhere around 1904 due to the use of the picture showing the Prince Hohenloe and Party making an underground trip. This as the Prince Hohenloe was visiting Colorado and Cripple Creek in 1904, making this folder at least from 1904 or newer.

    It has 2 maps in it showing the route in more or less artistic views, but it also has 10 pictures along the route and in the Cripple Creek District it self.

    The image with the Prince in it was a very big surprise for me, and one that I really loved!!

    I hope you also enjoy these pictures, because I mostly do. I'm very happy to have this as part of my collection, and now shared here for you all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [02.02.2006] - The Corley Mountain Highway - Colorado Springs, Colorado

    This old brochure/folder is in good shape. It is describing the trip up the old Short Line road, now converted into a toll road for automobiles, dated somewhere after 1920. It have pictures on each of the 6 pages, together with a small map and quite lot of text and info.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was quite fun when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [01.02.2006] - The Cripple Creek Short Line Trip is the Most Wonderful Sight-Seeing Trip in America

    The folder is in mostly good shape, but have some extra folding marks, and starting to tear at the folding. It is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures from somewhere between, oh, I would guess 1904 to 1915.

    It mention the famous article by Julian Street about Cripple Creek, and that dates this folder to after end of November 1914.

    It has 3 maps in it showing the route in more or less artistic views, also has 12 pictures where 9 of them is more or less in the area around Rock Creek and St. Peter's. Then 3 more is from the District it self with 1 of Altman and the other two on the west slope of Bull Hill showing a shot down towards the gulch where the Economic Mill was, and the other shows mines at this side of Bull Hill.

    But, it is really about the trip along The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry.)

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a great joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [31.10.2005] - Folding Post Card - Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo. (2)

    This folder is in very good shape. It is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures, date unknown. I would guess somewhere between 1910 to 1919.

    It is suppose to be about The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, C.S. & C.C.D. Ry.), but it includes many scenes from Cheyenne Canon near Colorado Springs, and also includes some scenes from inside the Cripple Creek District.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a great joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [20.08.2005] - Souvenir Folder Colorado Springs

    This folder has a large hole in front where the stamp used to be, and a small tear in the first picture on the inside, but other then that it looks to be in good shape. It is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures, dates unknown, but I estimates around the 1910's...

    It shows scenes from the Colorado Springs area which includes Pikes Peak and the Cog Wheel route. Also have a scene from Royal Gorge and along the Short Line.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [01.06.2005] - The Greatest Gold Camp On Earth. Souvenir Folding Card of Cripple Creek District

    The folder is in good shape. It is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures with images ranges in dates from somewhere between, oh, I would guess, 1900 to 1925. All the views, except one from along the Short Line, are from inside the Cripple Creek District.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [08.06.2004] - A Pictorial Souvenir - Scenes Along The Short Line - Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek

    The folder is in bad shape. Both the Front and Back are loose from the staples, but also some more of the pages are coming loose, and it has some hefty folding marks on it.

    It is an old souvenir brochure with Black & White pictures (scanned in color) from an unknown time, probably around 1904 based on pictures. It's about the trip along The Short Line (Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, CS & CCDRy) and includes some scenes from inside the Cripple Creek District.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [22.04.2004] - O'er Canon and Crag to the Land of Gold - 1904, Series 3

    This book is in bad shape as all the pages are loose, and at least one of the images has become loose on the page it was clued into. The string tying the pages together is still there as a green string, but the pages has separated them self from the binding completely and many of the pages has fragile ends that breaks loose bits of paper here and there.

    But, the views them self are just like they where when new, no harm has been done to them over the 100+ years that has passed since this was published back in 1904 or so.

    As in the words of those who published this book:"The beautiful and artistic colored views embraced in this folio are photographic reproductions of the principal points of scenic grandeur on the trip from Colorado Springs to the Cripple Creek Gold Camp, over America's most famous Mountain Highway back in the days, The Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek District Railway, more familiarly known as The Short Line".

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [22.04.2004] - Folding Post Card - Cripple Creek Short Line

    This Folder is in a not to bad shape, the inside has the strips of images separated from the first which is clued in, there is old tape residue after an old fix no longer working between image nos. 1 & 2, other then that the images are hanging together.

    It is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures, published date is unknown. I would guess somewhere between 1910 to 1919.

    The images varies from about 1892/93 for one and up to possible about 1910 I think for the latest one, real hard to tell for sure. Being a advertisement from the Short Line is has the most common views from that railroad, but there are many views from inside the Cripple Creek District too, and a couple of Colorado Springs views as well.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

  • [22.04.2004] - Cripple Creek via the Historic Ute Indian Trail Route M.T. Ry. (1)

    This is an old souvenir folder with hand colored pictures, dating from somewhere between the years 1902 to maybe into the 1920's. It is really hard to date the images, but for instance, the Anaconda view has to have been taken before the disastrous fire in 1904 happen, as that did wipe out most of the town for good.

    The views varies from showing the trip along the Midland Terminal Railway from Colorado Springs to Cripple Creek up Ute Pass and into the Cripple Creek District, but also scenes inside the District - not at all along the M.T. tracks - are used.

    I hope you enjoy these pictures, it was a joy when I got this years back, and I love that I am able to share it here for all to see/find :-)

    Enjoy this little trip back to yesterday!

 

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