Scanned items: Postcards from My Collection
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Cripple Creek, Colo.backside of Cripple Creek, Colo.
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20.08.2018 (11:06:17)
Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03572 [#6217]
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Yet another version of this view, this card being one of the longest views of this scene as seen on the house near upper right being far in from right-hand side... Must been a popular view for being re-issued as a card so many times!
graphic for visual presentation of text View is from Gold Hill and has a good overview of the town.
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Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, Colo.backside of Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, Colo.
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20.08.2018 (09:06:38)
Title (on) Image:
Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03806 [#6468]
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This is the 9th crop version I've seen of this view, all nearly identical to each-other but with slightly till a little bit easier seen differences on one or more sides. Like this one, this is almost identical to another copy I've seen on eBay, back in April 2018 by postchris; it was very hard to make sure they are different ones, but I feel there is a slight difference at top on the pole part and there appears to be a tiny bit at the left-hand side... Clearity/paper wise they appear quite different though. Sadly, I do not own that card though, as it was listed at a way to high cost of USD 48 and in a bit worse shape…
graphic for visual presentation of text Must been a popular view for being re-issued as a card so many times!
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Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, Colo.backside of Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, Colo.
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20.08.2018 (08:28:20)
Title (on) Image:
Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
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P-00472 [#571]
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I've seen this view by Julia Skolas by time of writing [01.04.2018] as 6 postcard editions – variations of what is cropped from the source negative – and 1 photograph I recently won on eBay. Neither of them gives me any dating info.
graphic for visual presentation of text View is east on Bennett Avenue, in the distance is the Midland Terminal Depot and there is shown a Trolley Car turning the westerly curve on Bennett Avenue.
graphic for visual presentation of text* 23.04.2018 I saw a note on Facebook with a Newspaper clipping from February 10, 1969 where the writer said the Trolley turned up Third Street from Myers, down Bennett to stop at corner with Second, before down 2nd Street to Myers.
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Higest Point Corley Highway Altitude 1050 Ft and Pikes Peak. [3]backside of Higest Point Corley Highway Altitude 1050 Ft and Pikes Peak. [3]
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19.08.2018 (08:16:00)
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Higest Point Corley Highway Altitude 1050 Ft and Pikes Peak. [3]
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1929; The License Plate has 'Colo 1929' at the bottom, so it can't be from before that year.
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P-03864 [#6540]
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Yet another version/copy of this not that interesting buy, but way better than my first copy of this scene along the Corley Mountain Highway, or Gold Camp road as it is known as in the modern time live in. This copy is not as sharp as my second version, as it is not as easy to read the date of 1929 on the License Plate on the automobile…
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene is said to be the highest point along the Corley Mountain Road, mentioning Pike's Peak which I then assume is in the background. But other than that, where along the former Short Line, re-used as the Corley Mountain Highway, a toll-road, I can't tell as I only been on the Gold Camp Road towards Cripple Creek one time in my life, and I can't recall a scene like this, but then again, we drove towards the District, I think this view is taken north-east and would have been in our rear-view mirror and hard to make out location of as a memory of a view I hardly can recall.
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Higest Point Corley Highway Altitude 1050 Ft and Pikes Peak. [2]backside of Higest Point Corley Highway Altitude 1050 Ft and Pikes Peak. [2]
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19.08.2018 (08:10:09)
Title (on) Image:
Higest Point Corley Highway Altitude 1050 Ft and Pikes Peak. [2]
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1929; The License Plate has 'Colo 1929' at the bottom, so it can't be from before that year.
Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03776 [#6436]
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Another not that interesting buy, but way better than my first copy of this scene, as on this copy of this view I found it to be much sharper around the car and I got to see a what appears to me to be a date of 1929 on its License Plate!
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene is said to be along the Corley Mountain Road, mentioning Pike's Peak which I then assume is in the background. But other than that, where along the former Short Line, now the Corley Mountain Highway, a toll-road, I can't tell as I only been on the Gold Camp Road towards Cripple Creek one time in my life, and I can't recall a scene like this, but then again, we drove towards the District, I think this view is taken north-east and would have been in our rear-view mirror and hard to make out location of as a memory of a view I hardly can recall.
graphic for visual presentation of text I also played around coloring the view using some automatic coloring program, and then play around with that again to the create the painted/colored view, just for fun!
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Higest Point Corley Highway Altitude 1050 Ft and Pikes Peak. [1]backside of Higest Point Corley Highway Altitude 1050 Ft and Pikes Peak. [1]
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19.08.2018 (08:09:45)
Title (on) Image:
Higest Point Corley Highway Altitude 1050 Ft and Pikes Peak. [1]
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1929; The License Plate has 'Colo 1929' at the bottom, so it can't be from before that year
Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03670 [#6327]
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Another 'why on earth' buy, especially that feel become strong when I scanned the card and got to see how out of focus and shaky looking, unsharp view this turned out to be! Make me glad I got another copy of this card later, hope that will be a better one of this scene.
graphic for visual presentation of text This scene is said to be along the Corley Mountain Road, mentioning Pike's Peak which I then assume is in the background. But other than that, where along the former Short Line, now the Corley Mountain Highway, a toll-road, I can't tell as I only been on the Gold Camp Road towards Cripple Creek one time in my life, and I can't recall a scene like this, but then again, we drove towards the District, I think this view is taken north-east and would have been in our rear-view mirror and hard to make out as a memory.
graphic for visual presentation of text 07.08.2018 -> Scanned another copy of this view and that was much sharper around the car and I got to see a date of 1929 to its License Plate.
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Vista of Pike's Peakbackside of Vista of Pike's Peak
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18.08.2018 (09:24:37)
Title (on) Image:
Vista of Pike's Peak
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Published By:
Frank S. Thayer
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03866 [#6542]
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There is nothing to say about this image, it is self-explained I think.
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The Royal Gorge, Grand Canon, Colo.backside of The Royal Gorge, Grand Canon, Colo.
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17.08.2018 (08:07:56)
Title (on) Image:
The Royal Gorge, Grand Canon, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:

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Published By:
Frank S. Thayer
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03867 [#6543]
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Not the best Royal Gorge view card, but it is based on a nice one by what I believe is a McClure photo, showing the dual gauge line along the river down in Royal Gorge along the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad on the route west via Tennessee Pass from Canon City.
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Cripple Creek, Colorado.backside of Cripple Creek, Colorado.
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15.08.2018 (08:45:18)
Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek, Colorado.
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1901-03: I see rails on the Short Line grade on Gold Hill, which was laid around March 1901.
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1903-09; This as the abandonment of the original High Line seen in the foreground of this view dates to September 1903.
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00634 [#924]
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This view and variations of it is among the very top most used views when it comes to postcards and images in books and other printed sources to show the town of Cripple Creek, or even the District itself. The stage/scene is Gold Hill, with Mt. Pisgah in the background/distance, just left of the sideway center.
graphic for visual presentation of text In foreground left, about 1/3 up from bottom and about 1/7 in from left-hand side is the surface structures of the Moon-Anchor mine, with the roadbed of the High Line electric, and the Short Line railroad, in this side of the structure, not the best view to pick those out though.
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Moon Anchor - 56   
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Birds Eye View Cripple Creek, Colo. Showing Pikes Peak in Distance.backside of Birds Eye View Cripple Creek, Colo. Showing Pikes Peak in Distance.
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15.08.2018 (02:22:10)
Title (on) Image:
Birds Eye View Cripple Creek, Colo. Showing Pikes Peak in Distance.
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-00650 [#947]
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Donkey in Doorway with Lady, Structure is Marked 'Variety Store' Above the Doorwaybackside of Donkey in Doorway with Lady, Structure is Marked 'Variety Store' Above the Doorway
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13.08.2018 (08:04:24)
Title (on) Image:
Donkey in Doorway with Lady, Structure is Marked 'Variety Store' Above the Doorway
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1945-1973; As per the Stampbox Markings
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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03782 [#6442]
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Not much to say here, card is not the best, looks somewhat out of focus, paper looks not to be able to produce a sharp image and the Stamp-Box -Markings dates this to 1945-1973 dating, so I would imagine this possible to be around the middle of the 1940's in the dating part.
graphic for visual presentation of text It was sold to be with the Lehr collection, but there is no info on it, so it can be anywhere even if I do wonder if this is not a Victor or Cripple Creek Scene due to the Donkey.
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Road to Garden of the Godsbackside of Road to Garden of the Gods
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12.08.2018 (08:20:45)
Title (on) Image:
Road to Garden of the Gods
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1906-1915; Dating from Stamp-Box-Markings and Google Search
Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03780 [#6440]
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Nothing special to write here, scene is at one of the Entrances to the Garden of the Gods, it is signed by Lehr and card has not had the best of life from when it was made sometime around 1906-1915 based on the Stamp Box Mark on the backside, and till I got hold of it, as it has lot of dirt and smudges on it.
graphic for visual presentation of text The coloring is done via a program that did it automatically for me, and then I've transferred it into my 600dpi version, and I think it looks rather good actually, it for sure made a different look to this straightened version of my scan of the card.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado.backside of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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11.08.2018 (08:39:33)
Title (on) Image:
Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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Published By:
H.H.T. Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03781 [#6441]
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graphic for visual presentation of textCOLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO
graphic for visual presentation of text Colorado Springs is an all-year-round resort for the tourist, to whom it affords all the conveniences of modern city life, it is a city of wide, shaded avenues, of charming and elegant homes of culture and refinement. It has grown until now it numbers over 40,000 inhabitants, and is recognized as holding a unique place among the world's resorts.
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graphic for visual presentation of text-> A view of Colorado Springs from an unknown location, probably a hotel overlooking the city and towards the Front Range. Antlers Hotel is in background right, about middle top/down and about 1/3 in from right-hand side.
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Two Ladies Posing in an Automobile in a Photographers Studio, Sign Saying 'Leaving Denver'backside of Two Ladies Posing in an Automobile in a Photographers Studio, Sign Saying 'Leaving Denver'
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10.08.2018 (08:28:32)
Title (on) Image:
Two Ladies Posing in an Automobile in a Photographers Studio, Sign Saying 'Leaving Denver'
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1904-1918; Based out of the Azo Stamp-box and a Google Search.
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03779 [#6439]
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There is no info on the card to who these two ladies might been, they might be linked to the Lehr Family, this might be a Lehr photo, no idea. View is of two ladies posing in an automobile in a Photographers Studio, a Sign say 'Leaving Denver' is standing on the footplate, and there is in the background a drawn image of houses and possible State Capitol.
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No-3 - Serpentine Drive - Near Colorado Springs, Colo.backside of No-3 - Serpentine Drive - Near Colorado Springs, Colo.
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09.08.2018 (08:43:13)
Title (on) Image:
No-3 - Serpentine Drive - Near Colorado Springs, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:

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Date Guess, No Later Than:
1921-09-19; Seen this view postmarked the day after so gave it 1 day to make this postcard as the minimum time from photographing it.
Published By:
Wesley Andrews Co
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03778 [#6438]
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I have no words to share about this card, I got it as part of a deal with postcard said to be linked to William Henry Lehr, out of Victor Colorado, but if this is one of his cards I do not know. It has a Publisher in Baker, Oregon though, so that is a little bit strange I feel, but there is a story there.
graphic for visual presentation of text Where this road is located I do now know, a quick search via Google gave no hit as it led me to a modern road not fitting this location, all I know is this is near Colorado Springs.
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Birds-Eye View of Elkton, Colo.backside of Birds-Eye View of Elkton, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
08.08.2018 (16:34:26)
Title (on) Image:
Birds-Eye View of Elkton, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:
1908; As postcard is mailed sometime that year.
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03287 [#5704]
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While the image quality is not that great due to the age and distance and all that, it still is a very important image to have! I struggle a little dating it as while it has a post stamp of 1908, I am unable to find the switchback from the M.T. up to the coal bins of Elkton Mine, which is shown on a USGS topographic map dated 1902/1903, which together with the showing of the Low Line which dates this after 1900, should narrow the timeframe down quite much, but the Elkton Mine structures gives me the impression this is way later then near 1900.
graphic for visual presentation of text This due to the fact Sanborn 1900 (CC Sheet 17) shows a different structure here, while photo matches better with Sanborn 1908 map (CC Sheet 30). But then again, that later map fails to show some of the mine structures seen here so that suggest this view predates it. And as my USGS map show a spur not here I must admit that this is from a timeframe of less than 3-years. More research is needed.
graphic for visual presentation of text Near bottom of this view lays a row of houses which forms the upper part of the settlement know as Eclipse, along Eclipse Gulch, stretching from about where F. & C.C. crosses the gulch and to around where the Economic Mill was further down the gulch at left, as far as I know.
graphic for visual presentation of text The grade of the F. & C.C. is seen about 1/4 up from the bottom, with a passenger train near right-hand side, heading towards Cripple Creek. There are several mine operations seen below and above that grade, but my knowledge is way too limited to tell anything about any of them.
graphic for visual presentation of text The town of Elkton is seen on the lower slope of Raven hill in the right-most half of the photo around middle of view top/down, where the large Elkton Mine makes up about center of this card, with the railroad grade of the M.T. running just left of the mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Low Line is seen about 1/3 up from bottom near right-hand side, climbing the hill towards left and about middle top/down and about 1/3 in from left-hand side it changes directions and goes towards right, cross over the M.T. on trestle and passes the Elkton mine on the right side.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Thompson large Shaft House (I think) is seen about center of view top/down and about 1/5 in from left-hand side, sadly I don't know of any Sanborn map of this structure, not that I can recall at the time of this writing [08.08.2017].
graphic for visual presentation of text There is also another mine structure at right foreground of the Thompson, left of the Low Line grade, but I dare not guestimate a name for that mine, nor do I dare take a stab at the name of the ones seen inside the town of Elkton either. One is easy to spot, just right of the mainline of M.T. with a large dump area, the other is more hidden among houses, still with a dump though. One day I hope to learn all this, one day.
graphic for visual presentation of text Raven Hill has it shares of mines as well, but the one I sort of care about is the Bostwick Shaft House, seen about 1/3 down from top and slightly right of center of view sideways, up from right-hand side of the Elkton mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text 08.08.2018; Elkton Public School is seen about 1/3 in from right-hand side and about middle top/down, seen as a lighter painted structure with space around it and built upon over the years so roof is in various directions.
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Eclipse Townsite   Elkton Townsite   Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   Short Line Related   Trolley Related   
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Elkton Mine - 156   Bostwick - 155   Thompson Mine [aka Thomson lode] - 157   
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Pikes Peak (From Bull Hill in Cripple Creek District)backside of Pikes Peak (From Bull Hill in Cripple Creek District)
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08.08.2018 (08:40:43)
Title (on) Image:
Pikes Peak (From Bull Hill in Cripple Creek District)
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1920-1945; Due to the Use of the Stamp Box marked DEFENDER which Google Search indicates was used in this Time Frame.
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03777 [#6437]
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This is not a good view, it's been either retouched or some chemical reaction has happened to it. It is very black around edges, there was nothing in the view to work with either so overall not a good card but still, it has some form of Historic Value.
graphic for visual presentation of text The View is towards Pikes Peak from Bull Hill, and I wonder if this is part of a try to duplicate a Hileman view from this place years earlier?
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Moon Anchor Mine - Issued by C. C. & Gold Hill Ry. Co.backside of Moon Anchor Mine - Issued by C. C. & Gold Hill Ry. Co.
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06.08.2018 (08:21:56)
Title (on) Image:
Moon Anchor Mine - Issued by C. C. & Gold Hill Ry. Co.
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Published By:
C. C. & G. H. Ry. Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01185 [#1819]
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Sadly, a not that great printed image of the Moon-Anchor mine structure on Gold Hill. One can see the shape and count windows, and that there are several structures seen here, but not much of details can be seen. I think the smaller peaked roof structure seen just below the ore-house part of the Moon-Anchor is the old Anchor Shaft House.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background, just left of the two large smokestacks, the shaft house of the Anchoria-Leland is seen poking up from behind a dump, and the card is preprinted with 190 so it is made from 1900 onward, and possible the image dated then to 1899 or early 1900.
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Moon Anchor - 56   Anchoria-Leland - 61   
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16.07.2011 at USD 24.007.02.2012 at USD 16.514.07.2015 at USD 9.9923.09.2015 at USD 9.9918.04.2018 at USD 18.018.06.2018 at USD 18.02
Flowers in Vase on a Table, Possible in Lehr Residence [5] | Colorado Wild Flowersbackside of Flowers in Vase on a Table, Possible in Lehr Residence [5] | Colorado Wild Flowers
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06.08.2018 (08:01:25)
Title (on) Image:
Flowers in Vase on a Table, Possible in Lehr Residence [5] | Colorado Wild Flowers
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1910-1920; This due to the use of the DEFENDER Stamp box Mark on the backside of the card, which Google help say is known in the 1910-1920 period.
Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03786 [#6446]
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There is no info with this Flower Shot, but seller meant this was a Lehr Photograph and most likely from his Residence in Victor, Colorado. To bad it is in B&W, even a hand-colored view would be been better as this is after all only flowers in a vase…
graphic for visual presentation of text-> So I used a program to create my own color version, not great but for now it works.
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Flowers in Vase on a Table, Possible in Lehr Residence [4] | Colorado Wild Flowersbackside of Flowers in Vase on a Table, Possible in Lehr Residence [4] | Colorado Wild Flowers
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05.08.2018 (08:49:53)
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Flowers in Vase on a Table, Possible in Lehr Residence [4] | Colorado Wild Flowers
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1910-1920; This due to the use of the DEFENDER Stamp box Mark on the backside of the card, which Google help say is known in the 1910-1920 period.
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03785 [#6445]
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There is no info with this Flower Shot, but seller meant this was a Lehr Photograph and most likely from his Residence in Victor, Colorado. To bad it is in B&W, even a hand-colored view would be been better as this is after all only flowers in a vase…
graphic for visual presentation of text-> So I used a program to create my own color version, not great but for now it works.
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Flowers in Vase on a Table, Possible in Lehr Residence [3]backside of Flowers in Vase on a Table, Possible in Lehr Residence [3]
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05.08.2018 (08:49:09)
Title (on) Image:
Flowers in Vase on a Table, Possible in Lehr Residence [3]
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1925-1934; This due to the use of the VITAVA Stamp box Mark on the backside of the card, which Google help say is known in the 1925-1934 period.
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03784 [#6444]
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There is no info with this Flower Shot, but seller meant this was a Lehr Photograph and most likely from his Residence in Victor, Colorado. To bad it is in B&W, even a hand-colored view would be been better as this is after all only flowers in a vase…
graphic for visual presentation of text-> So I used a program to create my own color version, not great but for now it works.
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Granite Mine, Formerly "Gold Coin", Cripple Creek Districtbackside of Granite Mine, Formerly "Gold Coin", Cripple Creek District
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03.08.2018 (11:38:52)
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Granite Mine, Formerly "Gold Coin", Cripple Creek District
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P-00048 [#53]
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This postcard view shows the Gold Coin Mine in Victor in all its glory. Sadly, being of the painted/colored printed type of postcard, the quality is not that great, but I've done what I can to make the view as best I can.
graphic for visual presentation of text Focusing more on the Ore-house than on the more commonly focused Shaft-house, as would have been seen from the more common view-angle looking into mine from the right-hand side of this view. One gets to see the stone foundation walls of the orehouse which still for the most part is still there in Victor, with its brick-based shaft-house with the stained-glass windows and tower like part over the top of the head frame. Sadly, the brick part of the structure is gone today, same is of course the smokestack which in this view is very visible.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background, Squaw Mountain is seen, with the mainline of the M.T. visible with some boxcars and other railroad cars just behind the top of the orehouse, most on the left side of the card.
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Gold Coin - 288   
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04.06.2013 at GBP 1.7517.02.2014 at USD 4.510.12.2017 at USD 4.501.04.2018 at USD 5.006.07.2018 at USD 1.34
Flowers in Vase on a Table, Possible in Lehr Residence [2] | American Beautiesbackside of Flowers in Vase on a Table, Possible in Lehr Residence [2] | American Beauties
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03.08.2018 (08:03:54)
Title (on) Image:
Flowers in Vase on a Table, Possible in Lehr Residence [2] | American Beauties
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03783 [#6443]
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Description:
There is no info with this Flower Shot, but seller meant this was a Lehr Photograph and most likely from his Residence in Victor, Colorado. To bad it is in B&W, even a hand-colored view would be been better as this is after all only flowers in a vase…
graphic for visual presentation of text-> So I used a program to create my own color version, not great but for now it works.
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Flowers in Vase on a Table, Possible in Lehr Residence [2] | American Beauties {Large Pixels 600dpi; Cropped; Enhanced]   
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Flowers in Vase on a Table, Possible in Lehr Residence [1]backside of Flowers in Vase on a Table, Possible in Lehr Residence [1]
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02.08.2018 (09:52:51)
Title (on) Image:
Flowers in Vase on a Table, Possible in Lehr Residence [1]
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
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P-03725 [#6382]
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Description:
There is no info with this Flower Shot, but seller meant this was a Lehr Photograph and most likely from his Residence in Victor, Colorado. To bad it is in B&W, even a hand-colored view would be been better as this is after all only flowers in a vase…
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A View at the Ore House of the Index Mining & Milling Companybackside of A View at the Ore House of the Index Mining & Milling Company
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01.08.2018 (11:09:58)
Title (on) Image:
A View at the Ore House of the Index Mining & Milling Company
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1900; Due to the apperance of the Low Line tracks
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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03809 [#6474]
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To me this was a 'Get It!' type of view, hard to explain why though, but the feel was just that strong! For the first time in my life I have a view if this Ore-House in a way that I can visualize where it was photographed from, and with the Deep Cut of the Low Line partly visible in the foreground, this was an informative type of image, even for its faded view.
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!
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15.06.2018 at USD 34.33
Altman, Altitude, 11,000 Ft. - Issued By the C.C. & G.H. Ry. Co.backside of Altman, Altitude, 11,000 Ft. - Issued By the C.C. & G.H. Ry. Co.
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31.07.2018 (08:06:32)
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Altman, Altitude, 11,000 Ft. - Issued By the C.C. & G.H. Ry. Co.
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C. C. & G. H. Ry. Co.
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P-01324 [#2047]
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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 is hard to be picked out, even on my 600dpi scan, but is located just below the center top/down of the image part, and just left of the sideway center of the image part.
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.
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Pinto - 316   Burns - 317   Pharmacist - 318   
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22.11.2011 at USD 9.9911.11.2012 at USD 9.9522.05.2015 at USD 12.512.12.2015 at USD 4.99
Altman, Colo. The Highest Incorporated Town in the World, Elevation 11,000 Ft.backside of Altman, Colo. The Highest Incorporated Town in the World, Elevation 11,000 Ft.
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30.07.2018 (10:02:09)
Title (on) Image:
Altman, Colo. The Highest Incorporated Town in the World, Elevation 11,000 Ft.
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P-03787 [#6447]
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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.
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Pharmacist - 318   Burns - 317   Pinto - 316   
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Mary McKinney Minebackside of Mary McKinney Mine
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29.07.2018 (13:23:39)
Title (on) Image:
Mary McKinney Mine
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P-03770 [#6430]
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This card was even better then I though it was when I fought hard for it on eBay as it was clearer in the background part from what I had expected, which I am glad for as this came at a hefty price-tag! If I should complain about anything it is the part that the structure is not straight on the card but at an angle, so it feels like the photographer is either falling or was just lazy with the camera…
graphic for visual presentation of text Main focus is 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 still standing Blacksmith Structure partly visible behind it and covered 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.
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Mary McKinney Mine {Large Pixels 1200dpi(Scaled down); Cropped; Enhanced; Straightened}   
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Mary McKinney - 136   Anaconda Mine - 92   
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Cripple Creek District - Cripple Creek Short Linebackside of Cripple Creek District - Cripple Creek Short Line
Media Info Last Updated:
28.07.2018 (09:45:26)
Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek District - Cripple Creek Short Line
Photographer [Date]:
Louis Charles McClure
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1900-09-09; This day the Low Line Started Regular Services, and as part of its roadbed at Squaw Mountain is visible, it can be earlier.
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1907-01-29; As by early morning the next day, the Mill burned down and never got rebuilt.
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Homemade; Pasted Brochure Image on Postcard
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03797 [#6457]
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This turned out to NOT be a regular postcard, which I thought it to be, bought with 7 other cards, where they all came from a Cripple Creek Short Line Brochure where there are views on one side and maps and info text on the other side, and where the image parts have been cut and pasted unto some unknown postcard and the saved for posterity in that way.
graphic for visual presentation of text This particular card is pasted unto a postcard marked on the backside as 'The San Diego on Broadway' with details, including a specific Panama-California Exposition San Diego Logo. Also, hand written in a pencil is the number 178. Looking at other cards, I think this was done as a memory of a trip to that specific California Exposition, which was from January 1, 1915 to January 1, 1917.
graphic for visual presentation of text -> View is from western slope of Bull Hill, near the High Line where it passes by the Logan mine, looking down Eclipse Gulch, passed one of the shafts on the Gold Sovereign Mine, with the Cresson Mine seen at the bottom about 1/3 up from bottom and 1/4 in from right-hand side. Further up Raven Hill the Moose Mine is seen about halfway down from top right and about 1/5 in from right-hand side. The train seen on the tracks near upper left is drawn in on the Golden Circle main line circling around Battle Mountain.
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Cripple Creek District - Cripple Creek Short Line {Large Pixels 600dpi}   
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Three Elevations of Track Cripple Creek Short Linebackside of Three Elevations of Track Cripple Creek Short Line
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28.07.2018 (09:13:22)
Title (on) Image:
Three Elevations of Track Cripple Creek Short Line
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Homemade; Pasted Brochure Image on Postcard
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P-03794 [#6454]
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Description:
This turned out to NOT be a regular postcard, which I thought it to be, bought with 7 other cards, where they all came from a Cripple Creek Short Line Brochure where there are views on one side and maps and info text on the other side, and where the image parts have been cut and pasted unto some unknown postcard and the saved for posterity in that way.
graphic for visual presentation of text This particular card is pasted unto a postcard marked on the backside as 'The San Diego on Broadway' with details, including a specific Panama-California Exposition San Diego Logo. Also, hand written in a pencil is the number 172. Looking at other cards, I think this was done as a memory of a trip to that specific California Exposition, which was from January 1, 1915 to January 1, 1917.
graphic for visual presentation of text -> View is from near St. Peter's Siding, looking up at a Short Line Train (near top) coming downhill from having passed Duffields, and is about to entering Tunnel No. 8, before it will go around Rock Creek Loop and later emerge from Tunnel No. 6 seen about 2/5 down from top and almost at left edge.
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A Wonderful Engineering Feat on Cripple Creek Short Linebackside of A Wonderful Engineering Feat on Cripple Creek Short Line
Media Info Last Updated:
28.07.2018 (00:34:44)
Title (on) Image:
A Wonderful Engineering Feat on Cripple Creek Short Line
Photographer [Date]:
Hook/McClure
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Homemade; Pasted Brochure Image on Postcard
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03796 [#6456]
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Description:
This turned out to NOT be a regular postcard, which I thought it to be, bought with 7 other cards, where they all came from a Cripple Creek Short Line Brochure where there are views on one side and maps and info text on the other side, and where the image parts have been cut and pasted unto some unknown postcard and the saved for posterity in that way.
graphic for visual presentation of text This particular card is pasted unto a postcard marked on the backside as 'CARDINELL VINCENT CO MFG. SAN FRANCISCO', and hand written in a pencil the number 168. Looking at other cards, I think this was done as a memory of a trip to the Panama-California Exposition, which was from January 1, 1915 to January 1, 1917.
graphic for visual presentation of text -> This view is taken near Duffields, looking down towards the Rock Creek Loop, showing the Old Stage Road in about middle of image and two trains climbing the grades. The train at most right is about to entering Tunnel No. 7 while the train near/just left of middle top of image has left Tunnel No. 8 and is climbing towards Duffields where the very last glimpse of the Plains will be seen going uphill.
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On the Road to Cripple Creek Cripple Creek Short Linebackside of On the Road to Cripple Creek Cripple Creek Short Line
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27.07.2018 (01:33:48)
Title (on) Image:
On the Road to Cripple Creek Cripple Creek Short Line
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Homemade; Pasted Brochure Image on Postcard
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03795 [#6455]
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Description:
This turned out to NOT be a regular postcard, which I thought it to be, bought with 7 other cards, where they all came from a Cripple Creek Short Line Brochure where there are views on one side and maps and info text on the other side, and where the image parts have been cut and pasted unto some unknown postcard and the saved for posterity in that way.
graphic for visual presentation of text This particular card is pasted unto a postcard marked on the backside as 'CARDINELL VINCENT CO MFG. SAN FRANCISCO', and hand written in a pencil the number 165. Looking at other cards, I think this was done as a memory of a trip to the Panama-California Exposition, which was from January 1, 1915 to January 1, 1917.
graphic for visual presentation of text -> This view is taken from near the top of St. Peter's Dome, looking down on the Short Line roadbed and cabins down below, and the grade of the Short Line climbing uphill, first through some curves, over a bridge and into Tunnel No. 6, then later emerging from Tunnel No. 8 where the train is seen and continuing the journey up passed Duffields which is hiding behind the large rock at right hand side of this image.
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St. Peter's Dome - The Cripple Creek Tripbackside of St. Peter's Dome - The Cripple Creek Trip
Media Info Last Updated:
26.07.2018 (09:32:03)
Title (on) Image:
St. Peter's Dome - The Cripple Creek Trip
Photographer [Date]:
Louis Charles McClure
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Published By:
Homemade; Pasted Brochure Image on Postcard
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03793 [#6453]
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Description:
This turned out to NOT be a regular postcard, which I thought it to be, bought with 7 other cards, where they all came from a Cripple Creek Short Line Brochure where there are views on one side and maps and info text on the other side, and where the image parts have been cut and pasted unto some unknown postcard and the saved for posterity in that way.
graphic for visual presentation of text This particular card is pasted unto a postcard marked on the backside as 'The Southern Pacific Building' with lots of other text, including a specific Southern Pacific Railroad Logo. Also, hand written in a pencil is the number 175. Looking at other cards, I think this was done as a memory of a trip to some form of California Exposition.
graphic for visual presentation of text -> View is of a Steaming Short Line Train coming up the line with the famous St. Peter's Dome seen in the background. While not as common as the other view from the small cut, along the track looking at the train coming up against you, this angle here has also been used quite many times to describe the Short Line trip.
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Mountain Top to Mountain Top on Cripple Creek Short Linebackside of Mountain Top to Mountain Top on Cripple Creek Short Line
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26.07.2018 (07:42:29)
Title (on) Image:
Mountain Top to Mountain Top on Cripple Creek Short Line
Photographer [Date]:

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Published By:
Homemade; Pasted Brochure Image on Postcard
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03792 [#6452]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
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Description:
This turned out to NOT be a regular postcard, which I thought it to be, bought with 7 other cards, where they all came from a Cripple Creek Short Line Brochure where there are views on one side and maps and info text on the other side, and where the image parts have been cut and pasted unto some unknown postcard and the saved for posterity in that way.
graphic for visual presentation of text This particular card is pasted unto a postcard marked on the backside as 'CARDINELL VINCENT CO MFG. SAN FRANCISCO', and hand written in a pencil the number 169. Looking at other cards, I think this was done as a memory of a trip to some form of California Exposition.
graphic for visual presentation of text -> This view is a doctored view from a view near top of Stove Mountain, I think, looking towards St. Peter's Dome seen about 1/4 down from top and about 2/5 in from right-hand side. A train is painted in to the left of that top, coming out if tunnel 8 going uphill, and the line of the Short Line is seen as various levels down the mountains sides, with the portal of tunnel 6 seen as a small black hole about 1/3 down from top and about 2/5 in from left-hand side.
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Mountain Top to Mountain Top on Cripple Creek Short Line {Large Pixels 600dpi}   
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Climbing the Backbone of the Continent - Cripple Creek Short Linebackside of Climbing the Backbone of the Continent - Cripple Creek Short Line
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26.07.2018 (07:41:41)
Title (on) Image:
Climbing the Backbone of the Continent - Cripple Creek Short Line
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Published By:
Homemade; Pasted Brochure Image on Postcard
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03791 [#6451]
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Description:
This turned out to NOT be a regular postcard, which I thought it to be, bought with 7 other cards, where they all came from a Cripple Creek Short Line Brochure where there are views on one side and maps and info text on the other side, and where the image parts have been cut and pasted unto some unknown postcard and the saved for posterity in that way.
graphic for visual presentation of text This particular card is pasted unto a postcard marked on the backside as 'The Southern Pacific Building' with lots of other text, including a specific Southern Pacific Railroad Logo. Also, hand written in a pencil is the number 164. Looking at other cards, I think this was done as a memory of a trip to some form of California Exposition.
graphic for visual presentation of text -> View is from just east of where the road up North Cheyenne Canon crossed the railroad grades. The tunnel near the bottom is the number 2 tunnel, coming from Colorado Springs.
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Into the Heart of the Rockies - Cripple Creek Short Linebackside of Into the Heart of the Rockies - Cripple Creek Short Line
Media Info Last Updated:
26.07.2018 (07:41:31)
Title (on) Image:
Into the Heart of the Rockies - Cripple Creek Short Line
Photographer [Date]:

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Published By:
Homemade; Pasted Brochure Image on Postcard
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03790 [#6450]
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This turned out to NOT be a regular postcard, which I thought it to be, bought with 7 other cards, where they all came from a Cripple Creek Short Line Brochure where there are views on one side and maps and info text on the other side, and where the image parts have been cut and pasted unto some unknown postcard and the saved for posterity in that way.
graphic for visual presentation of text This particular card is pasted unto a postcard marked on the backside as 'CARDINELL VINCENT CO MFG. SAN FRANCISCO', and hand written in a pencil the number 177. Looking at other cards, I think this was done as a memory of a trip to some form of California Exposition.
graphic for visual presentation of text -> View is at Point Sublime, the Observation car seen is on a train that is climbing the grades towards Cripple Creek.
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Into the Heart of the Rockies - Cripple Creek Short Line {Large Pixels 600dpi}   
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Cripple Creek, Colo. "Altitude 9505 feet."backside of Cripple Creek, Colo. "Altitude 9505 feet."
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24.07.2018 (07:57:38)
Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek, Colo. "Altitude 9505 feet."
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Jackson
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
Detroit Publishing Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01057 [#1678]
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This postcard is based on a photographic view that is from around 1900 as there is grading done on the Short Line grade which is to be climbing Gold Hill where the photographer is standing, overlooking central towards northern end of Cripple Creek town.
graphic for visual presentation of text The View is from two source images actually, about 1/4 of the right side is from one glass plate negative and the rest is from another one, and one can see the line running through the card of one look for it, it crosses the east side of the M.T. trestle across Poverty Gulch for instance.
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Cripple Creek Town   Short Line Related   
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26.04.2012 at USD 7.508.11.2014 at USD 6.502.08.2015 at USD 8.7706.06.2018 at USD 0.99
St. Peter's Dome, Colorado, C. C. S. L.backside of St. Peter's Dome, Colorado, C. C. S. L.
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23.07.2018 (15:20:28)
Title (on) Image:
St. Peter's Dome, Colorado, C. C. S. L.
Photographer [Date]:
William Edward Hook
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
The Colorado News Company
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03850 [#6525]
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I've seen the base image for this view used in several places, mostly as postcards of various painted/colored parts and as this B&W card here, where I've seen it as two versions where the only difference I see is the location of the Title text where it has moved up or down a little in terms of the edge of the image part and the edge of the card. I also seen it in one of the O'er Canon and Crag image books, hence I know it was copyrighted in 1904 by William Edward Hook.
graphic for visual presentation of text There are some train differences on some of the uses, but the scenery is identical I would say so I am confident it is the same base view in use!
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St. Peter's Dome, Colorado, C. C. S. L. {Large Pixels 600dpi; Cropped}   
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06.06.2018 at USD 0.99
Cresson Mine C.C. District, Colo.backside of Cresson Mine C.C. District, Colo.
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23.07.2018 (15:19:52)
Title (on) Image:
Cresson Mine C.C. District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Leslie
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03772 [#6432]
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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.
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Cresson Mine C.C. District, Colo. {Large Pixels 1200dpi; Cropped; Enhanced}    ⊞ Cresson Mine C.C. District, Colo. {Large Pixels 1200dpi; Cropped Mining Entity; Enhanced}   
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Cresson - 186   Mary L. - 203   
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Cresson Mine 1938backside of Cresson Mine 1938
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (15:13:32)
Title (on) Image:
Cresson Mine 1938
Photographer [Date]:
[1938]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1938-01-01; Only year is known, so it could have been this day…
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1938-12-08; Seen postcard view post-stamped December 9, so can't been photographed later than the 8th of December 1938
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-01898 [#3279]
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Not the best postcard view as it did not scan that well at high resolution, but I've done my best with it and it is what it is, at least I get some details out of the card. Not that it helps me, as I still have no better info about the various structures seen here, as of July 21, 2018.
graphic for visual presentation of text This is the 8th postcard I've seen 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.
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Cresson Mine 1938 {Large Pixels 1200dpi; Cropped; Enhanced}   
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Cresson - 186   
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28.09.2010 at USD 3.9923.09.2011 at USD 10.2729.01.2012 at USD 13.16
Elkton Gold Mine Cripple Creek, Colo.backside of Elkton Gold Mine Cripple Creek, Colo.
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23.07.2018 (15:13:01)
Title (on) Image:
Elkton Gold Mine Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:

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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03844 [#6519]
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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-Queen Mine operation.
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Elkton Gold Mine Cripple Creek, Colo. {Cropped; Enhanced; Straightened; Twisted}   
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Elkton Townsite   Midland Terminal Related   
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Elkton Mine - 156   
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23.06.2018 at USD 3.0
Portland Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.backside of Portland Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (15:11:43)
Title (on) Image:
Portland Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:

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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03843 [#6518]
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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…
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Portland Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo. {Large Pixels 600dpi; Cropped; Twisted}   
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Short Line Related   
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Portland No. 1 [aka Burns Shaft] - 262   Portland No. 2 - 259   Scranton Shaft - 1058   
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23.06.2018 at USD 3.0
The John A. Logan Mine. Cripple Creek, Colo.backside of The John A. Logan Mine. Cripple Creek, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (15:06:57)
Title (on) Image:
The John A. Logan Mine. Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1908]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1908-01-01; Date is a guestimate due to postcard appearing to have that date on it as a Copyright Applied For entry.
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1908-12-31; Date is a guestimate due to postcard appearing to have that date on it as a Copyright Applied For entry.
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03842 [#6517]
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Date is a guestimate, I have a card where 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 that card is partly messed up in that area so can't read it fully. And this card here seems to have 08 barely visible on the backside where the stamp is, impossible to make out though…
graphic for visual presentation of text The focus 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 they were, the Blue Bird Branch-line is partly seen climbing the hill in lower right, just above the title text of the card, and 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, 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.
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The John A. Logan Mine. Cripple Creek, Colo. {Large Pixels 900dpi; Straightened}   
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Short Line Related   High Line   
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John A. Logan - 311   
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23.06.2018 at USD 3.0
Southwest Slope of Bull Hill, Cripple Creek Districtbackside of Southwest Slope of Bull Hill, Cripple Creek District
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (15:04:19)
Title (on) Image:
Southwest Slope of Bull Hill, Cripple Creek District
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:
1914-01-04; Seen a postcard stamped January 5th, so Day Photographed can't be closer than at least one day earlier.
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03840 [#6515]
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Sadly 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.
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Southwest Slope of Bull Hill, Cripple Creek District {Enhanced; Straightened}   
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Golden Circle Related   Independence Townsite   
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American Eagle - 312   Findley - 216   Delmonico Mine [Bull Hill] - 1065   Shurtloff No. 2 - 221   
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23.06.2018 at USD 35.25
Maroney Saw Mill Scenebackside of Maroney Saw Mill Scene
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (15:03:20)
Title (on) Image:
Maroney Saw Mill Scene
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03731 [#6388]
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This is said to be Maroney Mill by someone writing on the backside, and that is a Saw Mill but other than that I have no info about this view. If this is even in the Cripple Creek District I can't tell you, it might be inside, nearby or a totally different place, I really have no idea. I bought it in case it later turns out to be linked to the District.
graphic for visual presentation of text Scene itself is of a quite flat valley with grass, wooden hillside, lot of cut lumber stacked, raw lumber logs visible and an open Saw Mill Shed like structure with an enclosed power house and work area attached.
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St. Peter's Dome - The Cripple Creek Tripbackside of St. Peter's Dome - The Cripple Creek Trip
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (15:00:29)
Title (on) Image:
St. Peter's Dome - The Cripple Creek Trip
Photographer [Date]:
Louis Charles McClure
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03764 [#6423]
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I've seen by time of writing this on June 23, 2018 this scene used 20 times in my Collection, but I know there are more uses of this quite popular view by McClure of a Short Line Passenger Train steaming up past St. Peter's Dome, on its way to the Cripple Creek Mining District. Mostly used for various postcards, but also as postcard folders, Magic Lantern image, images in printed materials.
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St. Peter's Dome - The Cripple Creek Trip {Large Pixels 600dpi(Scaled down); Cropped}   
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St. Peter's Dome, on the Cripple Creek Short Linebackside of St. Peter's Dome, on the Cripple Creek Short Line
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23.07.2018 (14:55:23)
Title (on) Image:
St. Peter's Dome, on the Cripple Creek Short Line
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

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Published By:
Frank S. Thayer
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01219 [#1928]
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Showing a Short Line Train Steaming up past St. Peter's Dome was a popular view back in the days, this is among those more seldom seen scenes. Sometimes the artist making the cut for the printing block can get to artistic, so it is not always possible to link together all editions from 1 base image, but I think I've today [June 22, 2018] have found this view only one other place in my collection, and that was in printed materials. An image book named ' Wonders of Colorado Scenery', on page 22, what year the book was published is unknown.
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St. Peter's Dome, on the Cripple Creek Short Line {Large Pixels 600dpi; Cropped}   
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30.04.2018 at USD 1.0
Garfield School, 5th Street and Houses in Victor, Coloradobackside of Garfield School, 5th Street and Houses in Victor, Colorado
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (14:55:02)
Title (on) Image:
Garfield School, 5th Street and Houses in Victor, Colorado
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03757 [#6416]
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My third Postcard View across houses along Fifth Street in Victor towards the Garfield School structure. I know about 4 editions of this view, three as postcards and the fourth is a photograph, and luck have made me the holder/owner of those for the foreseeable future!
graphic for visual presentation of text Card has some damages, like those hairs/spots seen, they all are part of the card and can only digitally be removed. Also, it is sort of faded, darker in spots like the north side of the School Structure, which appears in more shadows. There appears to be snow patches on the ground, but other than that, there are no identification markers on this view as to when it was photographed by Lehr.
graphic for visual presentation of text The view itself is a nice one towards the Garfield School in Victor, located along South 5th Street on the west side of the street, and West Spicer Avenue on the north side of the street. That avenue is behind the School structure in this view. Seeing several of the houses lining Fifth street, and two of them on the east side has clothes hanging on the back porch, while the front garden on some of the west side houses appears to have patches of snow on the ground. The School have a flag hanging from a pole standing along the street.
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Garfield School, 5th Street and Houses in Victor, Colorado {Enhanced; Straightened}   
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Victor Town   
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Scenery View, Showing Dead or Burnt Trees In/Near the Cripple Creek Mining Districtbackside of Scenery View, Showing Dead or Burnt Trees In/Near the Cripple Creek Mining District
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (14:53:53)
Title (on) Image:
Scenery View, Showing Dead or Burnt Trees In/Near the Cripple Creek Mining District
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03664 [#6321]
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One of those 'Why on Earth' did I bother buy this one, and at the cost I did pay… I have no idea at all where this view may have been photographed, possible it is what was left of a Forest Fire as it looks rather barren with dead trees poking up?
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Scenery View, Showing Dead or Burnt Trees In/Near the Cripple Creek Mining District {Large Pixels 1200dpi; Cropped; Enhanced}   
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Cripple Creek & Victor Elk's Pinic Clyde Sunday August 6th 1933backside of Cripple Creek & Victor Elk's Pinic Clyde Sunday August 6th 1933
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (14:53:13)
Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek & Victor Elk's Pinic Clyde Sunday August 6th 1933
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr] [06.08.1933]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03662 [#6319]
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Not that much to say here, what ever I can say is already written at the front of this card, that it is a Picnic scene, taken at Clyde along the Corley Mountain Highway, back in August of 1933. I think the Fish Lakes are in the background left, making this north of the road if I am not fully screwed up in my directional sense. Photographer Lehr stands possible beside the road when he took this image?
Extra Image Links:
Cripple Creek & Victor Elk's Pinic Clyde Sunday August 6th 1933 {Large Pixels 1200dpi; Enhanced}   
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Corley Mtn Highway Related   
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Big Snow Victor Colo April 15, 1921backside of Big Snow Victor Colo April 15, 1921
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (14:52:52)
Title (on) Image:
Big Snow Victor Colo April 15, 1921
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr] [15.04.1921]
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Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03587 [#6232]
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This turned out to sadly be a very out of focus view, blurred and not good at all! Made me happy I lost the other copy I've seen of this the first time around, as that appeared to be a duplicate where I found no differences on neither side from this one, and that one sold even higher then I paid for my copy. Quality of view is not the best, but as I both can tell it is in Victor looking up towards Battle Mountain in the distance, and this being a dated view, I am happy enough with it.
graphic for visual presentation of text I see one sign I can read; J.E. Hardy Music Co., and from the background I think this is a view up Third Street, as that peaked roof shape seen about half 'Hardy sign' width to the left of the sign, looks very much like the Aerial Tram Terminal/Ore House of the Granite Gold Mining Company, where it is connected to their Shaft No. 2, which I think is the old Dillon Mine Shaft House.
Extra Image Links:
Big Snow Victor Colo April 15, 1921 {Large Pixels 600dpi; Enhanced}   
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Victor Town   
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05.03.2018 at USD 46.9909.04.2018 at USD 22.49
Swedish Church in Victor.backside of Swedish Church in Victor.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (14:52:17)
Title (on) Image:
Swedish Church in Victor.
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1905; as the cornerstone of the Swedish Church indicates it was built in 1905.
Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03720 [#6377]
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Yet another version of this Lehr photograph towards the Swedish Church at corner of Portland Avenue and Second Street in Victor, Colorado. In this version the whole scene is tilted way much to the right-hand side, with blank spot in upper left, indicating that this might be a copy card from way back then and not the best one made so to speak.
graphic for visual presentation of text Not much to describe, I see the crib-wall behind the church structure at right is coming to an end at the corner where it stops towards the edge of South 2nd Street, with what appears to be billboard advertisement hanging on the side towards the street. The cribbing belongs to the Rexall Mining Company, operating the Spicer lode claim.
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Swedish Church in Victor. {Cropped; Enhanced; Straightened; Twisted}   
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Victor Town   
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Spicer lode [aka Rexall Mine; Victor Town] - 808   
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Skaguay Dam/Lake/Reservoirbackside of Skaguay Dam/Lake/Reservoir
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (14:51:29)
Title (on) Image:
Skaguay Dam/Lake/Reservoir
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03717 [#6374]
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One of those 'Why on Earth' did I bother buy this one, and at the cost I did pay… I have a nearly identical view that appeared to be a partly colored view of this view of the Skaguay Dam. I think the direction is towards north and it is possible the Pikes Peak Range in the distant background.
graphic for visual presentation of text
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Skaguay Dam/Lake/Reservoir {Large Pixels 1200dpi(Scaled down); Cropped; Enhanced; Straightened}   
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Automobile at Corner Where the Swedish Church is Locatedbackside of Automobile at Corner Where the Swedish Church is Located
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (13:58:37)
Title (on) Image:
Automobile at Corner Where the Swedish Church is Located
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1905; as the cornerstone of the Swedish Church indicates it was built in 1905.
Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03695 [#6352]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6352
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Card is marked on the backside as 'Elks Parade Car', but there are no name/dates written. I had to try get this view I felt as while the flower decorated automobile with a smaller girl in the backside holding an umbrella is the main focus, I was more after the background view.
graphic for visual presentation of text Foreground right background is the Swedish Church at corner of West Portland Avenue and South Second Street, with some of the structure fronts that lined Portland Avenue seen on left side of card, views I've never seen before and hence I had to try get hold of this card!
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Automobile at Corner Where the Swedish Church is Located {Cropped; Enhanced; Straightened; Twisted}   
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Posing Ladies; Some Men; Lots of Children; Automobile, Possible Elks Picnic at Clydebackside of Posing Ladies; Some Men; Lots of Children; Automobile, Possible Elks Picnic at Clyde
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Posing Ladies; Some Men; Lots of Children; Automobile, Possible Elks Picnic at Clyde
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P-03696 [#6353]
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Only Info I have of this view is what is given on the backside, where it is claimed this is an Elks Picnic. No location, names, dates or anything useful really is given. The view is of a whole lot of people posing with 1 automobile behind them, but they can't all have come in that one so there must be other transports outside the view. Wooden hill land behind them indicates possible Clyde as a location as that seems to have been a common place to go to, and the scenery can fit that location.
graphic for visual presentation of text There are mostly children/kids up front, then ladies and at last there are some men scattered among the posing people, so I wonder what the occasion are, and sad no-one at that time felt the need to writer it down on the backside of this view.
graphic for visual presentation of text Sold with other views marked as by Lehr, so possible this is also one, but no markings on it so can't tell. I've uploaded a 1200dpi enhanced version of this view, in case any visitors to my page can help ID some faces, link is just below this text.
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Posing Ladies; Some Men; Lots of Children; Automobile, Possible Elks Picnic at Clyde {Large Pixels 1200dpi; Enhanced}   
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Garfield School, Showing Houses Along 5th Street in Victorbackside of Garfield School, Showing Houses Along 5th Street in Victor
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23.07.2018 (13:57:14)
Title (on) Image:
Garfield School, Showing Houses Along 5th Street in Victor
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
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P-03694 [#6351]
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Another Postcard View across houses along Fifth Street in Victor towards the Garfield School structure. I know about 4 editions of this view, three as postcards and the fourth is a photograph, and luck have made me the holder/owner of those for the foreseeable future!
graphic for visual presentation of text Card is damaged in upper right, on the sky part, no big issue, but is also rather light on the right-hand side of the card and that been hard to fix. There appears to be snow patches on the ground, but other then that there are no identification markers on this view as to when it was photographed by Lehr.
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Victor Town   
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Victor Scene at Corner Of Victor Avenue and 4th Street, Looking at the Old Bank Block, Later Victor Hotel.backside of Victor Scene at Corner Of Victor Avenue and 4th Street, Looking at the Old Bank Block, Later Victor Hotel.
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Victor Scene at Corner Of Victor Avenue and 4th Street, Looking at the Old Bank Block, Later Victor Hotel.
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P-03692 [#6349]
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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 unto Victor Avenue
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.
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Victor Scene at Corner Of Victor Avenue and 4th Street, Looking at the Old Bank Block, Later Victor Hotel. {Cropped; Enhanced; Straightened; Twisted}   
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Victor Town   
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Portland No. 1 [aka Burns Shaft] - 262   
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Granite Mine Ruins, Victor, Colo.backside of Granite Mine Ruins, Victor, Colo.
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23.07.2018 (13:52:27)
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Granite Mine Ruins, Victor, Colo.
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P-03691 [#6348]
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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…
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Granite Mine Ruins, Victor, Colo. {Large Pixels 1200dpi(Scaled down); Cropped; Enhanced; Straightened}   
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Short Line Related   
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Granite - 261   
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Granite Mine Victor Colobackside of Granite Mine Victor Colo
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23.07.2018 (13:51:47)
Title (on) Image:
Granite Mine Victor Colo
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
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P-03688 [#6345]
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This is one of those 'Had to get it' type of postcards as it helps fill in some of the blanks as to how the area evolved into what is left there today. Not that it is easy anymore as thing has changed drastic from this possible 1930's view to how it looks now in 2018, with the open Pit Operation eating away and dumps been hauled away earlier, I think I would struggle finding this location today.
graphic for visual presentation of text 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.
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Granite Mine Victor Colo {Enhanced; Straightened}    ⊞ Granite Mine Victor Colo {Cropped; Enhanced; Straightened}   
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Golden Circle Related   Short Line Related   
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Portland No. 1 [aka Burns Shaft] - 262   Portland No. 2 - 259   Granite - 261   
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Elkton Mine View During Winter, Seen From Northwestbackside of Elkton Mine View During Winter, Seen From Northwest
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23.07.2018 (13:50:18)
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Elkton Mine View During Winter, Seen From Northwest
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1919-09; As this appears as a fully enclosed structure on an August 1919 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map
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P-03642 [#6299]
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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.
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Elkton Mine View During Winter, Seen From Northwest {Large Pixels 1200dpi(Scaled down); Cropped; Enhanced; Straightened}   
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Elkton Townsite   
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Elkton Mine - 156   Carbonate Queen - 192   
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Phantom Canon [Automobile Partly in a Curve]backside of Phantom Canon [Automobile Partly in a Curve]
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23.07.2018 (13:48:53)
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Phantom Canon [Automobile Partly in a Curve]
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William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
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P-03641 [#6298]
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Another 'Nice to Have' image, but nothing else. Photographed at unknown time/date at unknown location, along the now automobile road running on the former Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad grade in Phantom Canon. Somewhat blurred and a bit out of focus also make it a waste of money and way to costly, stupid me!
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A View at the Slime Dam East of the Independence Mill, with Bull Hill/Bull Cliffs in the Distancebackside of A View at the Slime Dam East of the Independence Mill, with Bull Hill/Bull Cliffs in the Distance
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A View at the Slime Dam East of the Independence Mill, with Bull Hill/Bull Cliffs in the Distance
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P-03640 [#6297]
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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.
graphic for visual presentation of text * I feel I can see both the Golden Circle roadbed and the Short Line/High Line roadbeds in this view, about 5/11 down from top along left-side, there appears to be line-side poles on the lower Short Line grade, with the Golden Circle tracks above it if they still are there when the photo this is based on was made.
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A View at the Slime Dam East of the Independence Mill, with Bull Hill/Bull Cliffs in the Distance {Cropped; Enhanced}   
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Eagle Sampler - 256   Vindicator No. 1 - 233   Black Sampler [aka CC Sampler Bull Hill] - 230   Independence Mill [aka Portland Independence]- 921   
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Specimen Mine, Bull Hill, Easterly Viewbackside of Specimen Mine, Bull Hill, Easterly View
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23.07.2018 (13:46:43)
Title (on) Image:
Specimen Mine, Bull Hill, Easterly View
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
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1919+; After the High Line is removed as it is missing in the background
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P-03639 [#6296]
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From another nearly identical copy of this view I know this is on Bull Hill with the Specimen Mine surface operations on foreground, and far in the background right – behind the Ore-House seen in foreground – is the Vindicator No. 1 Shaft operations visible. So, why whoever wrote different on the backside, I have no idea why, all I can tell it is wrong the part in blue writing claiming this to be 'Strong Mine'.
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Specimen Mine, Bull Hill, Easterly View {Cropped; Enhanced; Straightened}   
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Hull City Mine, Bull Hill in the 1930-40's ?backside of Hull City Mine, Bull Hill in the 1930-40's ?
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23.07.2018 (13:46:02)
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Hull City Mine, Bull Hill in the 1930-40's ?
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P-03634 [#6291]
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This has always felt like a Bull Hill, eastern slope, type of mine to me, and this being the second version of this view I've seen/got hold of. I been searching high and low to try find proof to that feel though, but all has failed until when I did a comparison with two other images in my collection found at DB-Ref. P-02385 & P-02386. With those, I figured it out!
graphic for visual presentation of text Location is at the place of the former larger Hull City Mine, the cribbing seen further uphill in the background was part of the large Findley Dump and is also found in those two mentioned views. 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 Either way, as far as I can tell this view is at that location of the Hull City, so that is how it shall stay until that day someone can point out to me where I got mistaken. :-) But, why someone could mistake this for the Mary McKinney Mine is beyond my ability to understand, but someone wrote sometime in the past of this postcard's history on the backside a handwritten note claiming this to be the Mary McKinney Mine but that is plainly just wrong! That mine looks way different.
graphic for visual presentation of text If I compare this to P-02386 I need to look at the 1200dpi scan and there I find it about 1/3 down and about center sideways, where I look direct to the Ore-House part, with the Head-Frame to the right and the cribbing about twice the distance to the right there again – but it is impossible to tell the depth from this postcard view. If I compare the postcard to P-02385 I still need to look at the 1200dpi scan where I find it about 2/5 down from top and about 1/8 from right-hand side. Angle is about the same as on the other photo, can't say I get a better look either, both photographs are not sharp at this resolution.
graphic for visual presentation of text Back at the postcard view itself, 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 * 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.
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Hull City Mine, Bull Hill in the 1930-40's ? {Enhanced; Straightened}    ⊞ Hull City Mine, Bull Hill in the 1930-40's ? {Cropped; Enhanced; Straightened}   
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Hull City placer - 321   Specimen - 412   
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Phantom Canon Road Victor Colo [Planked Former F. & C.C. Trestle at Lone Tree]backside of Phantom Canon Road Victor Colo [Planked Former F. & C.C. Trestle at Lone Tree]
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23.07.2018 (13:44:51)
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Phantom Canon Road Victor Colo [Planked Former F. & C.C. Trestle at Lone Tree]
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P-03638 [#6295]
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Not the most interesting view I have, but I still felt it was important as it is showing the now planked trestle bridge at the so-called Lone Tree location in Phantom Canon, along the former Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad Grade, now a road for automobiles to use. I always thought of this as a downhill view, but as I've never been here myself I was sadly hugely mistaken and should be ashamed of myself. Again, a friend and visitor to my page set me straight, thank you Ryan!
graphic for visual presentation of text This is a view going uphill, towards North, and that is a very useful information Ryan gave me as I have more views at this location, both as postcards and as photographs and thanks to his friendly nudge in the right direction I can now better put those images into the right position in my head! And if any of you reading this has been mislead by my former text, my apologies!
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Phantom Canon Road Victor Colo [Planked Former F. & C.C. Trestle at Lone Tree] {Enhanced}   
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Clyde Mine C.C. Dist.backside of Clyde Mine C.C. Dist.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (13:44:11)
Title (on) Image:
Clyde Mine C.C. Dist.
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
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P-03637 [#6294]
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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.
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Clyde Mine C.C. Dist. {Cropped; Enhanced; Straightened}   
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Clyde - 243   Last Dollar - 238   American Eagle - 312   Orpha May - 215   
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Men Around Midland Terminal Motor Coach No. 101, In Victor [?]backside of Men Around Midland Terminal Motor Coach No. 101, In Victor [?]
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23.07.2018 (13:43:22)
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Men Around Midland Terminal Motor Coach No. 101, In Victor [?]
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P-03633 [#6290]
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Not sure if this is at Victor Depot grounds or up in Cripple Creek, or at a different location, as sadly the background is too faded away to tell for sure. But I think this view is photographed at the Victor Union Depot, as there appears to be a hill shape in background top-left that sort of fits.
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Lots of Children of Victor Posing at/on the Steps to the Presbyterian Churchbackside of Lots of Children of Victor Posing at/on the Steps to the Presbyterian Church
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23.07.2018 (13:43:05)
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Lots of Children of Victor Posing at/on the Steps to the Presbyterian Church
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P-03632 [#6289]
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The saddest part of this postcard view of a huge number of Victor Children on the step up to the Presbyterian Church in Victor is the fact there are no records of any names on the backside of the card, no nothing! No info about occasion, what year, who they were, why they are posing, the only thing I get from the view is that the same Pastor as on my other postcard view of the Presbyterian Church – Rev. M.G. Milligan - has his name on the sign up on the side of the church, and, I get to see a little bit closer details of the side of the house at right. Figured that was enough to buy the card and give it a home!
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Lots of Children of Victor Posing at/on the Steps to the Presbyterian Church {Cropped; Enhanced; Straightened; Twisted}   
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Victor Rodeo at Ballpark/Playgrounds with Lots of Spectators Around, Looking Southeastbackside of Victor Rodeo at Ballpark/Playgrounds with Lots of Spectators Around, Looking Southeast
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23.07.2018 (13:37:12)
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Victor Rodeo at Ballpark/Playgrounds with Lots of Spectators Around, Looking Southeast
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P-03630 [#6287]
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A Victor, Colorado, Rodeo type of View, we are looking south from the west end of the Ballpark/playground area, and the banking/filling seen about 1/3 down from top on the left side, that is along Victor Avenue.
graphic for visual presentation of text It is hard to tell, even from my 1200dpi scan, but based on the way the man is posed/standing, I wonder if this event was not captured on a moving type of film as well, as there is a man standing with a camera on a stand – seen about middle top/down and at about 1/3 in from right-hand side.
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Victor Rodeo at Ballpark/Playgrounds with Lots of Spectators Around, Looking Southeast {Enhanced; Straightened}   
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Victor Town   
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Prize Hand Drilling Contest Victor Colobackside of Prize Hand Drilling Contest Victor Colo
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23.07.2018 (13:36:36)
Title (on) Image:
Prize Hand Drilling Contest Victor Colo
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
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P-03631 [#6288]
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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.
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Prize Hand Drilling Contest Victor Colo {Enhanced; Straightened}   
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Victor Town   
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Jefferson - 290   
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Skagway Dam [Structures Seen at Left Side of a Waterfal Running Into a Dam]backside of Skagway Dam [Structures Seen at Left Side of a Waterfal Running Into a Dam]
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Skagway Dam [Structures Seen at Left Side of a Waterfal Running Into a Dam]
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P-03627 [#6281]
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While I had no info, a man named Steed Lopez on the Facebook Group; ' My Obsessions, Family History and Victor Colorado' was so kind to tell me, us, that this view is looking up from the south end of Skaguay Dam and the structures at left is the Care Takers House and buildings. This view predates the disastrous 1964 flood that ruined so much from what I gather. A Huge Thank You Steed!
graphic for visual presentation of text The Care Takers House is seen with a small cute Bay-window towards the small waterfall running down the hill/fill side on what appears to be some form of a controlled waterway as there are some form of fences along the stream at the sides, mostly the bottom part. This would link this scene to the Skaguay Power Plant as that was connected to the Skaguay Dam, and I am glad I spent the money to get hold of this view.
graphic for visual presentation of text I think this card is from the 1920/30's, and thanks to the 1964 flood and possible other natural changes of over the years gone by, this scene would not be possible to recreate today, as the area has changed a lot thanks to the flood. Writing a little bit with Steed, I learned that if one looks at the south end of the dam in for instance Google Aerial View, the house would be at the location where there today is a parking lot along the road going down the valley/gulch where the dam ends. As he said, it looks considerable different since that faithful 1964 flood came through and wrecked everything!
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St. Peter's Dome, Colorado, C.C.S.L.backside of St. Peter's Dome, Colorado, C.C.S.L.
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23.07.2018 (08:55:55)
Title (on) Image:
St. Peter's Dome, Colorado, C.C.S.L.
Photographer [Date]:
William Edward Hook
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Published By:
The Colorado News Company
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03325 [#5831]
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I've seen the base image for this view used in several places, mostly as postcards of various painted/colored parts, often with very little/minute changes but still there are differences and that to me means it was a second card, either a reprint or some other reason for the differences. I also seen this as two B&W cards, and I also seen it in one of the O'er Canon and Crag image books, hence I know it was copyrighted in 1904 by William Edward Hook.
graphic for visual presentation of text There are some train differences on some of the uses, but the scenery is identical I would say so I am confident it is the same base view in use!
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Mary McKinney Mine Cripple Creek Colo.backside of Mary McKinney Mine Cripple Creek Colo.
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21.07.2018 (22:53:26)
Title (on) Image:
Mary McKinney Mine Cripple Creek Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Young
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03846 [#6521]
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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…
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Mary McKinney Mine Cripple Creek Colo. {Enhanced}   
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Mary McKinney Mine Cripple Creek Colo.backside of Mary McKinney Mine Cripple Creek Colo.
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Title (on) Image:
Mary McKinney Mine Cripple Creek Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Young
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P-00478 [#577]
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This view of the massive dumps at the Mary McKinney Mine at the former site of Anaconda town I think was photographed from the road to Cripple Creek, but I might be wrong, and it was taken from a hillside closer to the mine dump, hard to tell as all this is gone now.
graphic for visual presentation of text Raven Hill is seen in the background, and I see some mine structures still stand on the hill side. I would guess this view to be from around late 1930's to early 1940s, not sure when the photographer Young was active in the District, and I see no dating help in this view that appears to be a slightly cropped down along three edges postcard.
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Cresson Mine [1938]backside of Cresson Mine [1938]
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21.07.2018 (17:49:34)
Title (on) Image:
Cresson Mine [1938]
Photographer [Date]:
[1938]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1938-01-01; Only year is known, so it could have been this day…
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1938-12-08; Seen postcard view post-stamped December 9, so can't been photographed later than the 8th of December 1938
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P-03845 [#6520]
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Sadly this postcard is not a good quality one, it is rather dark, did not scan that well at high resolution and what is dark is dark, there are no way to enhance this view the way I sometimes are able to get somewhat better look at details.
graphic for visual presentation of text This is the 8th postcard I've seen using the base image this is from, this is an edition where the text 1938 has been cut from the view, it stands 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.
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MOLLIE KATHLEEN GOLD MINE CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADObackside of MOLLIE KATHLEEN GOLD MINE CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO
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MOLLIE KATHLEEN GOLD MINE CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO
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Published By:
Butler Enterprises, Inc.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03847 [#6522]
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[B] MOLLIE KATHLEEEN GOLD MINE CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO
graphic for visual presentation of textDiscovered by a lady Prospector in 1891 and still producing.
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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.
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The John A. Logan Minebackside of The John A. Logan Mine
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16.07.2018 (11:43:37)
Title (on) Image:
The John A. Logan Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1908-01-01; Date is a guestimate due to postcard appearing to have that date on it as a Copyright Applied For entry.
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1908-12-31; Date is a guestimate due to postcard appearing to have that date on it as a Copyright Applied For entry.
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P-02498 [#4220]
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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.
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Stratton C.C.M. & D. Co. Logan Shaft in the Cripple Creek Mining Districtbackside of Stratton C.C.M. & D. Co. Logan Shaft in the Cripple Creek Mining District
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Title (on) Image:
Stratton C.C.M. & D. Co. Logan Shaft in the Cripple Creek Mining District
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1908]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1908-01-01; Date is a guestimate due to postcard appearing to have that date on it as a Copyright Applied For entry.
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1908-12-31; Date is a guestimate due to postcard appearing to have that date on it as a Copyright Applied For entry.
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P-00789 [#1154]
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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.
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Vindicator Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.backside of Vindicator Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
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15.07.2018 (14:10:59)
Title (on) Image:
Vindicator Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:
1908-07-03; Seen a printed/lithograph type of postcard dated July 10, which gives at least 1 week to process/create, hence the latest date used.
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P-00064 [#68]
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This is one of my earliest bought postcards, all the way back to August 2005, and it took till today; July 15, 2018; before I learned a little bit more about it, like the fact 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 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.
graphic for visual presentation of text * About 1/3 down and almost at left-hand edge is the Vindicator No. 2 Shaft-House; in this colored postcard version it is not as white as it is on other colored postcard versions.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Vindicator No. 1 is seen also about 1/3 down from top and about 2/5 in from right-hand side, consisting of a Shaft House, large Powerplant, huge Ore-House; and lot of dumps.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Just to the right of the Vindicator No. 1 is the (on this view) large dark green with red colored roof 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 * In the foreground lower right there is unknown mine structure, which I wish was easy to say which mine it is, 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.
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Vindicator No. 2 - 232   Vindicator No. 1 - 233   Lillie - 234   
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Vindicator Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.backside of Vindicator Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
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15.07.2018 (13:11:03)
Title (on) Image:
Vindicator Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
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Date Guess, No Later Than:
1908-07-03; Seen a printed/lithograph type of postcard dated July 10, which gives at least 1 week to process/create, hence the latest date used.
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P-03841 [#6516]
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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 * About center top/down and about 1/5 in from right-hand side is the Midland Terminal Independence Depot and tracks visible. 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.
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A View at the Vindicator and Lillie Mines on Bull Hill, with the M.T. Independence Depot in Foreground Rightbackside of A View at the Vindicator and Lillie Mines on Bull Hill, with the M.T. Independence Depot in Foreground Right
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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
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:
1908-07-03; Seen a printed/lithograph type of postcard dated July 10, which gives at least 1 week to process/create, hence the latest date used.
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03544 [#6189]
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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.
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Vindicator Mine and Areabackside of Vindicator Mine and Area
Media Info Last Updated:
15.07.2018 (12:14:30)
Title (on) Image:
Vindicator Mine and Area
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:
1908-07-03; Seen a printed/lithograph type of postcard dated July 10, which gives at least 1 week to process/create, hence the latest date used.
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00156 [#181]
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This titled postcard view by Julia Skolas is not of Cripple Creek per say, as indicated by the title below the name of the photographer, but of the Vindicator Mine complex, and possible of the Lillie Mine if it still was in operation when this image was photographed, both located on Bull Hill in the Cripple Creek District.
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. 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 Just left of the Vindicator Mine complex, 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.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the foreground left, several structures in the town of Independence is seen, and clearly many of them is vacant and not livable so this is clearly a declining town by the time this image was made.
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Vindicator No. 1 - 233   Lillie - 234   
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Victor, Colorado. The City Of Gold. Elevation 9735 Feet.backside of Victor, Colorado. The City Of Gold. Elevation 9735 Feet.
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08.07.2018 (09:20:49)
Title (on) Image:
Victor, Colorado. The City Of Gold. Elevation 9735 Feet.
Photographer [Date]:

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Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
Adolph Selige Publishing Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03032 [#5054]
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View Victor from Squaw Mountain, made from same negative as some other known cards.
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Gold Coin - 288   St. Patrick - 297   
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North Third Street and Battle Mountain, Victor, Colo.backside of North Third Street and Battle Mountain, Victor, Colo.
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04.07.2018 (08:31:57)
Title (on) Image:
North Third Street and Battle Mountain, Victor, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Schedin & Lehman
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1899-09-11; Being only 3 weeks after the Victor fire I highly doubt Victor was looking this nice, but I had to find a date & this is the best guess.
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1903-06-31; is my best guess as by July 10th the last rail up this street was put in for the Trolley, and it's not in this view.
Published By:
H.H. Rosser
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01401 [#2211]
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This view looking up North Third Street in Victor from Intersection with Victor Avenue appears to be from before the Trolley line up the street was made in July 1903, as I see no signs of the tracks. In the background several of Battle Mountain Mines can be seen, for instance the one with all the smoke is the No. 1 Shaft of the Portland Gold Mining company.
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Victor Town   
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Portland No. 2 - 259   Portland No. 1 [aka Burns Shaft] - 262   Dillon [aka W.C. Dillon] - 268   Anna Lee [aka Anne Lee] - 931   Victor Public Sampler - 1060   
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Skaguay Dam/Lake/Reservoir [Colored Partly]backside of Skaguay Dam/Lake/Reservoir [Colored Partly]
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03.07.2018 (11:49:33)
Title (on) Image:
Skaguay Dam/Lake/Reservoir [Colored Partly]
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P-03663 [#6320]
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One of those 'Why on Earth' did I bother buy this one, and at the cost I did pay… It appears to be a partly colored view of the Skaguay Dam, I think direction is towards north and possible Pikes Peak Range in the distant background somewhere.
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Skaguay Dam/Lake/Reservoir [Colored Partly] {Enhanced}   
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Portland Mine + Mill Cripple Creek Distbackside of Portland Mine + Mill Cripple Creek Dist
Media Info Last Updated:
03.07.2018 (11:49:00)
Title (on) Image:
Portland Mine + Mill Cripple Creek Dist
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
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Published By:

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P-03661 [#6318]
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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.
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Portland Mine + Mill Cripple Creek Dist {Enhanced}   
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Steam Shovel Working with Vintage Truck, Doubtful In the Cripple Creek Districtbackside of Steam Shovel Working with Vintage Truck, Doubtful In the Cripple Creek District
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03.07.2018 (11:48:20)
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Steam Shovel Working with Vintage Truck, Doubtful In the Cripple Creek District
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P-03669 [#6326]
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One more view at this Steam Digger and an early Dump Truck, photographed somewhere in Colorado I think. Sold as being in the District, and fearing it might be right, I did spend money on this and at least two others, but so far as writing this [24.05.2018] I am not able to understand where this might be. It does not feel like the District, but I might be wrong.
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Above the Clouds Victor Colobackside of Above the Clouds Victor Colo
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03.07.2018 (11:47:27)
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Above the Clouds Victor Colo
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William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
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P-03665 [#6322]
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One of those 'scratch my head, trying to figure out where' views. In a way it is a cute one, there appeared to be snow on the ground, with some human activity below as there is a structure, several power poles or what the poles are used for, appears to be almost like a saddle between two hills, where there are even lower grounds the further into the view as you go.
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Cripple Creek Short Line Near Victor Colorado. The Tracks Can Be Seen Near the Base of the Mountain.backside of Cripple Creek Short Line Near Victor Colorado. The Tracks Can Be Seen Near the Base of the Mountain.
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03.07.2018 (11:45:44)
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Cripple Creek Short Line Near Victor Colorado. The Tracks Can Be Seen Near the Base of the Mountain.
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P-03763 [#6422]
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This image here is a puzzling one to me, as it appears to be an image that has been cut out from some other image due to the sort of shading seen on the sky part, just above the top of the hill, as there is seen an older sky (sort of), that is grayer just on the part closest to the hill, on the left part that is. On the right part, there appears to just have been cut into the hillside, no tree line into the sky or anything, making it very hard to know how it should look as it do appear to be something missing. But, on the postcard itself, there is no indication of this being two views, so it must been made as a second view from the first view, and then reproduced as this postcard.
graphic for visual presentation of text To me, I have no knowledge of where along the Short Line this view is, it is said to be a view along the Short Line in the Cripple Creek Mining District, but I do not recognize the scene, so for all I know, this could be just as well a different place, like up in the Boulder region, as the seller had other views from that area as well. I hope you as a visitor might see what I do not see and can write me and help me read the image better.
graphic for visual presentation of text There is a single line of track visible, seen about 1/4 up from the bottom, and 1/3 in from left-hand side is it best visible as it is on a fill there, so I wonder if this might not be along the Short Line somewhere between Clyde and where the Short Line starts to run parallel with the Midland Terminal tracks.
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Cripple Creek Short Line Near Victor Colorado. The Tracks Can Be Seen Near the Base of the Mountain. {Enhanced}   
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Phantom Canon Road Victor Colo [Planked Former F. & C.C. Trestle at Lone Tree]backside of Phantom Canon Road Victor Colo [Planked Former F. & C.C. Trestle at Lone Tree]
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03.07.2018 (11:43:57)
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Phantom Canon Road Victor Colo [Planked Former F. & C.C. Trestle at Lone Tree]
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P-03730 [#6387]
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Not the most interesting view I have, but I still felt it was important enough that I have two copies, this being my second edition of this scene, which is showing the now planked over trestle bridge at the so-called Lone Tree location in Phantom Canon, along the former Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad Grade, now known as the Phantom Canon Road, a road for automobiles to use and no more trains! I used to think this was looking downhill, but I've been wrong due to me never been there myself, but now I know thanks to a friend and visitor to my page who set me straight, thank you Ryan!
graphic for visual presentation of text This is a view going uphill, towards North, and that is a very useful information Ryan gave me as I have more views at this location, both as postcards and as photographs and thanks to his friendly nudge in the right direction I can now better put those images into the right position in my head! And if any of you reading this has been mislead by my former text, my apologies!
graphic for visual presentation of text By the Way, Ryan shared with me a recent photo he took a couple of years ago, the bridge is much wider now, the 'Lone Tree' is long been 'No Tree' but there appears to possible be a new 'Lone Tree' coming up as I see a green dot on his photo, close to where that tree is on this postcard view of mine here.
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Phantom Canon Road Victor Colo [Planked Former F. & C.C. Trestle at Lone Tree] {Enhanced}   
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Flow of Water Making a Waterfall at the Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel Portal Sitebackside of Flow of Water Making a Waterfall at the Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel Portal Site
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03.07.2018 (11:36:35)
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Flow of Water Making a Waterfall at the Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel Portal Site
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P-03721 [#6378]
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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...
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Flow of Water Making a Waterfall at the Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel Portal Site {Enhanced}   
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Roosevelt Tunnel - 916   
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Cathedral Rocks. Corley Highwaybackside of Cathedral Rocks. Corley Highway
Media Info Last Updated:
03.07.2018 (11:34:49)
Title (on) Image:
Cathedral Rocks. Corley Highway
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
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P-03716 [#6373]
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Card is sadly not a good quality card, as it has issues with not being all sharp, quite blurred in the distance left for instance, also it has quite the staining on the right-hand side of the card of what appears to be water damages.
graphic for visual presentation of text Scene is in Cathedral Park, along the Corley Mountain Highway, the former Short Line Railroad Grade, photographed at the filling that replaced the trestle (Bridge no. 30-A), that used to be here till some unknown date prior to 1911 when it got filled in and used almost a decade more before the whole roadbed turned into a Toll Road, and later into the Gold Camp road of today.
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Cathedral Rocks. Corley Highway {Enhanced}   
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07.05.2018 at USD 2.0
View Out of Tunnel Along Corley Mountain Road, Former Short Linebackside of View Out of Tunnel Along Corley Mountain Road, Former Short Line
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03.07.2018 (10:52:11)
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View Out of Tunnel Along Corley Mountain Road, Former Short Line
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P-03690 [#6347]
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This was marked on the backside as being between Divide and Cripple Creek, but that is just wrong info as this is a tunnel along the former Short Line Railroad, here part of the Corley Mountain Highway Toll-road. I dare not say which tunnel as mind is refusing to work that well…
graphic for visual presentation of text What I can say is that a near identical image appears as a front to a book by Doris Wolfe named 'The Gold Camp Road' on the 'Revised Edition' of this 'Photo-Guide Book' about the former Short Line railroad grade, hence why I know the text on the postcard is wrong!
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View Out of Tunnel Along Corley Mountain Road, Former Short Line {Enhanced}   
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Phanton Canon [at Rock Point]backside of Phanton Canon [at Rock Point]
Media Info Last Updated:
03.07.2018 (10:51:32)
Title (on) Image:
Phanton Canon [at Rock Point]
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William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
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P-03689 [#6346]
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A view along the Phantom Canon road, on the former roadbed of the Florence & Cripple Creek railroad, and while it did look familiar to me, I was never able to connect the view in my head, until a friend and visitor to my page came to my rescue, thank you Ryan!
graphic for visual presentation of text This is a view facing/looking north, towards Alta Vista, Victor, at the upper end of the Wilbur Loop area, at the place called Rock Point. For some unknown reason, the photographer Lehr decided not to show the Rock Walls at this location but instead focus on the showing of what appeared as a cutting, and how the road curves towards it.
graphic for visual presentation of text Studying the image after I know what to look for, I can say that there is a small piece of the Rock Wall seen below the road, it can be picked out about 1/3 in from right-hand side with the top of that wall about 1/3 up from bottom.
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Phanton Canon [at Rock Point] {Enhanced}   
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Three Elevations of Track, Colorado On Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek Railwaybackside of Three Elevations of Track, Colorado On Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek Railway
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02.07.2018 (09:09:22)
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Three Elevations of Track, Colorado On Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek Railway
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The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Ltd.
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P-03179 [#5319]
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Sadly, this postcard broke nearly in half in the mail from the USA over to me here in Norway, so it ended up as a bad card, but a very nice seller insisted on refunding me the whole amount even if I did ask him not to do that! Thank You Aaron! I hope to find a new copy one day in better shape.
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene is along the Short Line at St. Peter's Siding, looking towards the railroad climb that is using the Rock Creek area to climb way up into the near skyline area seen on right-side top. Train seen coming down track about 1/3 from top on left-hand side has just left Tunnel No. 6, while Tunnel No. 8 is on the hill seen about below the words 'Springs and' and one can see how the roadbed is hanging on the hillside to the right using large fills on its climb towards what is known as Duffields which is about 1/4 down from top and about 1/6 in from right-hand side of the image part of this postcard.
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Elkton [Mine and Townsite Area]backside of Elkton [Mine and Townsite Area]
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27.06.2018 (13:13:07)
Title (on) Image:
Elkton [Mine and Townsite Area]
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Julia Skolas
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P-01656 [#2512]
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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 one. This is the only postcard I've been able to get hold of though, as they been listed with too asking price… Sadly though, this view here has some lightning issues, especially on the left-hand side.
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 1/4 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.
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Elkton Mine - 156   Tornado - 152   
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Elkton Mines, Cripple Creek Dist Colo.backside of Elkton Mines, Cripple Creek Dist Colo.
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27.06.2018 (09:04:56)
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Elkton Mines, Cripple Creek Dist Colo.
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Julia Skolas
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P-03406 [#5918]
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This been a popular view by Julia, as by last check of my database on June 27, 2018, I counted/know of 26 uses of this scene for various postcard editions/crops, postcard folders and in other printed materials.
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13.11.2017 at USD 1.05
Point Sublime on the Corley Mountain Highway, Colorado Springs, Colorado.backside of Point Sublime on the Corley Mountain Highway, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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26.06.2018 (07:50:13)
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Point Sublime on the Corley Mountain Highway, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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The Puffer Mercantile Co.
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P-03801 [#6463]
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This is a scene that seems to have been somewhat 'doctored' for this card as the road appears a little bit flawed in the scale and such, here at the old roadbed of the Short Line, now known as the Corley Mountain Highway, a Toll-Road using the old railroad grade, and here shown how Point Sublime was presented as a road view. The Plains are visible in the background, view is similar to many of the earlier known Short Line R.R. views, most likely that was the idea as well.
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04.06.2018 at USD 0.5
St. Peter's Dome on the Cripple Creek Trip, Colo.backside of St. Peter's Dome on the Cripple Creek Trip, Colo.
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23.06.2018 (08:00:43)
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St. Peter's Dome on the Cripple Creek Trip, Colo.
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Louis Charles McClure
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H.R. Schmidt & Co.
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P-02180 [#3712]
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[B] St. Peters Dome, Colorado. A massive dome-shaped mountain surmounted by a huge cap of solid rock. As the train rounds the curve, a surpassingly magnificent view is had, both of the Dome and outlying district.
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Cripple Creek Sampler, Blue Hill R.R. Terminal & Eagle Samplerbackside of Cripple Creek Sampler, Blue Hill R.R. Terminal & Eagle Sampler
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20.06.2018 (09:27:21)
Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek Sampler, Blue Hill R.R. Terminal & Eagle Sampler
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H. & H. Studio [Hileman & Hill]
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P-00065 [#69]
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Title of this card is partly very badly written, not sure why, but as the scene is from Bull Hill, the use of the words Blue Hill is most likely due to a typo at one part on the process of this view first time around, and then it been stuck with this view forever…
graphic for visual presentation of text If you could have walked into the view, you would find that not far past the steam engine seen about center of this view, you would see down along the railroad climb up from Cameron, which ended here, and if you turned towards the photographer, you would see the downhill tracks towards Victor. I think of this area as Victor Pass, but name might be from more modern time.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Midland Terminal had a wye up here and a small yard, behind the Sampler Structure seen towards the right-hand side of this view. The Short Line railroad did also have a yard here for a time, the yard of Short Line is seen about middle of this view, on this side of the structure near right-hand side, which 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 text On the left-hand side of this view can be seen the very large Bull Hill works of the Cripple Creek Sampler, and that one was at one time being served by all three railroads with some dual gauge tracks to it, and same was the T. & B. Sampler at one time, and I keep wondering, is that a Steam Engine on the Golden Circle 3-foot narrow gauge, which is seen about center of this view?
graphic for visual presentation of text The spur seen curving near lower left-hand corner is part of the Short Line mainline, but also used for the 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.
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Black Sampler [aka CC Sampler Bull Hill] - 230   T. and B. Sampler (Bull Hill) - 231   
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09.02.2011 at USD 0.9927.05.2011 at USD 3.9904.11.2011 at USD 5.7505.02.2012 at USD 4.9909.11.2014 at USD 6.6806.06.2015 at USD 6.8803.11.2016 at USD 3.55
Strong Minebackside of Strong Mine
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17.06.2018 (12:26:44)
Title (on) Image:
Strong Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1909]
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1909-01-01; Postcard scene dated only with 1909 opens up the whole year as a possible date
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1909-12-31; Postcard scene dated only with 1909 opens up the whole year as a possible date
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P-03506 [#6063]
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This view of the Strong Mine is quite a good one to tell how it looked sometime in 1909 when T.J. Hileman took the photo which was the base for this postcard view presented here. Down left is the yard of the F. & C.C. railroad, while the mainline of the Victor branch of the M.T. is shown entering the scene along the right-hand side, where there is also a side-spur for delivering coal to the powerplant of the Strong Mine for their operations, seen here with a single M.T, boxcar (no. 211) parked on the trestle, while the mainline where passenger trains was running is this side of that trestle, dropping downgrade to reach the Depot not seen in this view due to be behind the Strong Mine Ore-house.
graphic for visual presentation of text Just behind the before mention ore-house is the Ore-house and headframe of the Mary Cashen Mine seen, with dumps around it and some of their cribbing's is seen behind the big truss bridge coming out of the Strong Mine Ore-House, extending across the F. & C.C. yard unto another smaller bridge and taking it to a rock-house outside this view which delivered dump ore to Short Line cars to be used as ballast, fill-mass and similar along the lines, from what I have understood it as.
graphic for visual presentation of text Up near right top corner the dumps and Shaft House of the Ajax Mine is seen poking up into the sky, and about center left-right and about 1/5 down from top, there is the dump of the Nellie V. Mine with a smaller two-post Head Frame and a hoist house and shed together as a long structure from what I can gather in a high dpi scan of this view. This do not match what Sanborn 1908 say the Nellie V. mine was to look like, as that say it is a shaft house type of structure.
graphic for visual presentation of text I wonder if I see the Columbine Tunnel or if it is another one which is seen a distance to the left of the extension of Diamond Avenue up to the M.T. tracks in the higher dpi scans. Seen about 1/5 in from the left-hand side and 2/5 down from the top, a dump is there in addition to a tunnel portal and some sheds to the left of the adit opening.
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Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   Victor Town   
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Strong Mine - 271   Ajax - 275   Nellie V. - 277   Mary Cashen - 272   
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Lone Tree Rock, Phantom Canon Highway, Colorado.backside of Lone Tree Rock, Phantom Canon Highway, Colorado.
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17.06.2018 (12:04:45)
Title (on) Image:
Lone Tree Rock, Phantom Canon Highway, Colorado.
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Published By:
Curt Goerke
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P-03313 [#5799]
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[B] LONE TREE ROCK, PHANTOM CANON HIGHWAY, COLO.
graphic for visual presentation of textLovers of nature never tire of the many beautiful and interesting scenes along this magnificent highway, which is a part of the Big Circle Trip. This canon was well named. From start to finish weird and unique formations fill one with awe and admiration. Out of the top of this huge rock grows a pine tree without apparent nourishment or moisture.
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graphic for visual presentation of text This view is looking downhill/south at the location known as Lone Tree Rock or just as Lone Tree. There is a planked over Trestle hiding behind that rock formation in foreground, while the automobile in the foreground seems to be facing north, going up towards the photographer.
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Victor, Colo. "Two Miles High."backside of Victor, Colo. "Two Miles High."
Media Info Last Updated:
17.06.2018 (08:24:26)
Title (on) Image:
Victor, Colo. "Two Miles High."
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Jackson
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Published By:
Detroit Publishing Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00287 [#362]
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This view of Victor from Battle Mountain is a nice one when looking at the online sources of the non-postcard view. It holds so many goodies it is hard to describe them all.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe Gold Coin mine is seen in quite a nice look, just to the left of the center of the view.
graphic for visual presentation of textFurther up front is also seen the Ore-house of the Mary Cashen mine, with a near square head frame and part of the cribbing to hold the waste rock in place as they had not the same luxury as Gold Coin to transport waste away through a long tunnel.
graphic for visual presentation of text At left of the orehouse is the structures of the Victor Public Sampler, located just below the M.T. spurs and sort of sandwiched in between that and the switchback spur down to the orehouse of the Strong Mine further to the left, outside this view. Piece of the tail-end of that spur is seen along the cribbing and head frame of the Mary Cashen when looking near right hand side where the Victor depot of the M.T. is seen.
graphic for visual presentation of text Way of in the background, right of the Gold Coin but sort of just over the south part (left) part of the Gold Coin Club structure, the Golconda structures can be seen on the Internet sources when fully zoomed into the view. That mine is hard to find good images of.
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Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   Victor Town   
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Sentinel Rock, Clyde Park, Colorado   On Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek Railwaybackside of Sentinel Rock, Clyde Park, Colorado   On Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek Railway
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Sentinel Rock, Clyde Park, Colorado On Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek Railway
Photographer [Date]:
Louis Charles McClure
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Published By:
The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Ltd.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00061 [#65]
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This scene along the Short Line I've mostly seen used as postcard views, but I also know it used as a photograph type of view. This particular edition of the card, I've seen with what appears to be same front part, but where the backside has the stamp box on my card here cut off at right-hand side. But I also seen another one where the same box for stamp is a small distance from the right-hand edge.
graphic for visual presentation of text I can't tell which direction this view is taken towards, but I think it is towards the east, away from the District, but I might be wrong. Neither can I tell which bridge number that trestle had. It might possible have been Bridge No. 29-B, across Middle Beaver Creek, as that is said to be near Clyde Station, but it might as well be a different number. Till I get/find a map where all trestles are marked in with their numbers and I can match that to a bridge image, I dare not say which bridge this is.
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The Swedish Church in Victor, at 203 Portland Avenue.backside of The Swedish Church in Victor, at 203 Portland Avenue.
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04.06.2018 (08:17:26)
Title (on) Image:
The Swedish Church in Victor, at 203 Portland Avenue.
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1905; as the cornerstone of the Swedish Church indicates it was built in 1905.
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P-03581 [#6226]
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I can't help but find this little Church Structure cute, the Swedish Lutheran Church at 203 West Portland Avenue at the corner with South Second Street. Found it on the Sanborn 1908 Victor Fire Insurance Map, on Sheet 5, block 22. It also appears on the 1919 Sanborn Fire Insurance map, but not on the 1900. It seems to have occupied part of lot 15 & 16, with street number 203 along Portland Avenue. The structure to the left is Number 207 and is marked as a Dwelling on the Sanborn maps, making it most likely some form of an apartment building.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Ore-chute seen poking out of the crib-wall on the right-hand side is part of the mining operations done by the Rexall Gold Mining Company, which is linked to the Spicer claim (Survey No. 8682), but same ground is crossed by another claim named Mt. Rosa claim (Survey No. 7407).
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Swedish Church Victor Colobackside of Swedish Church Victor Colo
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04.06.2018 (08:16:44)
Title (on) Image:
Swedish Church Victor Colo
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1905; as the cornerstone of the Swedish Church indicates it was built in 1905.
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Published By:

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P-03105 [#5183]
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This small brick Church was the Swedish Lutheran Church according to the info on the Sanborn 1908 Victor Fire Insurance Map, found on Sheet 5, block 22. Located on the corner of West Portland Avenue and South Second Street, it also appears on the 1919 Sanborn Fire Insurance map, but not on the 1900. It seems to have occupied part of lot 15 & 16, with street number 203 along Portland Avenue. The structure to the left is Number 207 and is marked as a Dwelling on the Sanborn maps, making it most likely some form of an apartment building.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Ore-chute seen poking out of the crib-wall on the right-hand side is part of the mining operations done by the Rexall Gold Mining Company, which is linked to the Spicer claim (Survey No. 8682), but same ground is crossed by another claim named Mt. Rosa claim (Survey No. 7407).
graphic for visual presentation of text
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Garfield School in Victor, Coloradobackside of Garfield School in Victor, Colorado
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30.05.2018 (09:19:35)
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Garfield School in Victor, Colorado
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
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P-03549 [#6194]
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This is a nice view towards the Garfield School in Victor, located along South 5th Street on the east side and West Spicer Avenue on the south side, behind the structure in this view. Seeing several of the houses lining the street, and two of them on the east side has clothes hanging on the back porch, while the front garden on some of the west side houses appears to have patches of snow on the ground. The School have a flag hanging from a pole standing along the street.
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Hull City Mine, Bull Hill in the 1930-40's ? [darker]backside of Hull City Mine, Bull Hill in the 1930-40's ? [darker]
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21.05.2018 (17:35:00)
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Hull City Mine, Bull Hill in the 1930-40's ? [darker]
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P-03546 [#6191]
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This has always felt like a Bull Hill, eastern slope, type of mine to me, this being the first ever version of this view I've seen/got hold of. I've been searching high and low to try find proof to substantiate that feel though, but all had failed until I did a comparison with two other images in my collection found at DB-Ref. P-02385 & P-02386. With those, I figured it out! :-)
graphic for visual presentation of text Location is at the place of the former larger Hull City Mine, the cribbing seen further uphill in the background was part of the large Findley Dump and is also found in those two mentioned views. 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 Either way, as far as I can tell this view is at that location of the Hull City, so that is how it shall stay until that day someone can point out to me where I got mistaken. :-) But, why someone could mistake this for the Mary McKinney Mine is beyond my ability to understand, but someone wrote sometime in the past of this postcard's history on the backside a handwritten note claiming this to be the Mary McKinney Mine but that is plainly just wrong! That mine looks way different.
graphic for visual presentation of text If I compare this to P-02386 I need to look at the 1200dpi scan and there I find it about 1/3 down and about center sideways, where I look direct to the Ore-House part, with the Head-Frame to the right and the cribbing about twice the distance to the right there again – but it is impossible to tell the depth from this postcard view. If I compare the postcard to P-02385 I still need to look at the 1200dpi scan where I find it about 2/5 down from top and about 1/8 from right-hand side. Angle is about the same as on the other photo, can't say I get a better look either, both photographs are not sharp at this resolution.
graphic for visual presentation of text Back at the postcard view itself, the old Golden Circle Mainline is seen about 1/3 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 top/down 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 * About 5/22 down from top and about 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 left to right 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 1/15 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.
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Specimen Mine Cripple Creek Distbackside of Specimen Mine Cripple Creek Dist
Media Info Last Updated:
20.05.2018 (13:51:03)
Title (on) Image:
Specimen Mine Cripple Creek Dist
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1919+; After the High Line is removed as it is missing in the background
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P-03545 [#6190]
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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.
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Economic Mill, Cripple Creek District.backside of Economic Mill, Cripple Creek District.
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18.05.2018 (08:28:03)
Title (on) Image:
Economic Mill, Cripple Creek District.
Photographer [Date]:

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1906-07-08; I've seen a postcard stamped July 11, so the very latest this view can be from is at least 3 days earlier due to processing time.
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P-00003 [#3]
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This postcard I've seen in two editions, this one with a red/pink color on the text with the Number and Title of the card, and with an Embossed Image Part, and then a version with a Blue color on the text with the Number and Title of the card and no embossed image.
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene is of the massive Economic Mill climbing the hillside of Squaw Mountain on the slopes down into Eclipse Gulch with connection to both road and railroads. The F. & C.C. served the mill from the left-hand side with a siding, while the Short Line, using its Low Line route, would have a siding in from the right-hand side of the mill in this view. The long Ore-shed structure with the sort of black opening about 1/3 down from top was laid with dual gauge tracks to allow all railroad cars to deliver ore. In addition, there was a double level trestle entering the main structures, seen about middle of the view, where the lower level was holding the 18-inch gauge tracks coming from the Gold Coin mine in Victor through the Columbine-Victor Tunnel, while the upper level would allow horse drawn ore-wagons to deliver its ores to the mill.
graphic for visual presentation of text This mill changes its looks over the years it existed, and this is among the latest looks it had before it sadly burned early in 1907 and to be never rebuilt and just fade away in the history of the district as a failure due to the choice of Chlorination process where Cyanide would have been a better choice it turned out.
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Economic Mill, Cripple Creek District.backside of Economic Mill, Cripple Creek District.
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18.05.2018 (08:28:03)
Title (on) Image:
Economic Mill, Cripple Creek District.
Photographer [Date]:

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1906-07-08; I've seen a postcard stamped July 11, so the very latest this view can be from is at least 3 days earlier due to processing time.
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P-03276 [#5688]
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This postcard I've seen in two editions, one with a red/pink color on the text with the Number and Title of the card, and with an Embossed Image Part, and then this version her, with a Blue color on the text with the Number and Title of the card and no embossed image.
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene is of the massive Economic Mill climbing the hillside of Squaw Mountain on the slopes down into Eclipse Gulch with connection to both road and railroads. The F. & C.C. served the mill from the left-hand side with a siding, while the Short Line, using its Low Line route, would have a siding in from the right-hand side of the mill in this view. The long Ore-shed structure with the sort of black opening about 1/3 down from top was laid with dual gauge tracks to allow all railroad cars to deliver ore. In addition, there was a double level trestle entering the main structures, seen about middle of the view, where the lower level was holding the 18-inch gauge tracks coming from the Gold Coin mine in Victor through the Columbine-Victor Tunnel, while the upper level would allow horse drawn ore-wagons to deliver its ores to the mill.
graphic for visual presentation of text This mill changes its looks over the years it existed, and this is among the latest looks it had before it sadly burned early in 1907 and to be never rebuilt and just fade away in the history of the district as a failure due to the choice of Chlorination process where Cyanide would have been a better choice it turned out.
graphic for visual presentation of text -> I've seen this postcard dated July 11, 1906 on a different card.
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The Depths of North Cheyenne, from Point Subline, Cripple Creek Short Line.backside of The Depths of North Cheyenne, from Point Subline, Cripple Creek Short Line.
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12.05.2018 (16:15:34)
Title (on) Image:
The Depths of North Cheyenne, from Point Subline, Cripple Creek Short Line.
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Published By:
E.C. Kropp Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03651 [#6308]
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I'm not familiar enough with the area to tell where this view is, but I wonder if it might be taken near the Point Sublime, which then would be outside the view at right? The painted in train at right-hand side about 1/4 down from top right gives me that feel.
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Independence Mine and Millbackside of Independence Mine and Mill
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12.05.2018 (09:04:46)
Title (on) Image:
Independence Mine and Mill
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:
1912-07-31; As I've seen a postcard stamped August 1 the negative must be at least 1 day earlier due to time to develop & make a postcard out of it.
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P-03625 [#6279]
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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!
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.
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Independence Mine, Victor, Colorado.backside of Independence Mine, Victor, Colorado.
Media Info Last Updated:
12.05.2018 (09:04:30)
Title (on) Image:
Independence Mine, Victor, Colorado.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
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Date Guess, No Later Than:
1912-07-31; As I've seen a postcard stamped August 1 the negative must be at least 1 day earlier due to time to develop & make a postcard out of it.
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P-03364 [#5874]
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This is the third crop version I've seen of this card.
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Washington School, Victor Coloradobackside of Washington School, Victor Colorado
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11.05.2018 (12:44:31)
Title (on) Image:
Washington School, Victor Colorado
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1902; This as the Catholic Church in Victor is seen and that has this as Build Year.
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P-03624 [#6278]
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This is one of those views I know I just must have as it is so informative to show how one structure looked, in this case the Washington School in Victor! The brick Catholic Church is seen partly in background left, while on background right some houses are seen, but the focus is the side of the school lining the South Second Street – quite a handsome structure!
graphic for visual presentation of text Also, on the background right, hidden by the school except for a piece of the south eastern dump part, is the Fortuna Mine, but no indication of the mine itself as the school hides it, still, cool that I now know what that is, seen best in my 1200dpi scan, but can be seen about 1/3 up from bottom and about 1/8 in from right-hand side – between the school's backside and the houses seen at the right-hand side.
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A View at Many Children Around Backyard of Houses with Sacks (Potatoes?) and Wagons, Laundry is Hanging on Lines.backside of A View at Many Children Around Backyard of Houses with Sacks (Potatoes?) and Wagons, Laundry is Hanging on Lines.
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10.05.2018 (08:45:56)
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A View at Many Children Around Backyard of Houses with Sacks (Potatoes?) and Wagons, Laundry is Hanging on Lines.
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P-03612 [#6266]
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There is a story to this image, but what it is I do not know. It appears to be in a back alley, most likely in Victor as it looks quite hilly/steep, lot of cloths hanging out in lines, and there are many children and almost grown-ups around with two wagons visible and at least one horse hitched to one of those. There appears to be lot of stuff on one of the wagons and there are many sacks around, including two on the other wagon. The backside of this card says this is potato sacks, but why all this buzz and crowd like feel? I wish I knew as it looks like it meant a lot to those posing for the photographer.
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A View at Men on a Supply Wagon, Said to Be at the Teller County Mining Companybackside of A View at Men on a Supply Wagon, Said to Be at the Teller County Mining Company
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09.05.2018 (08:21:17)
Title (on) Image:
A View at Men on a Supply Wagon, Said to Be at the Teller County Mining Company
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P-03610 [#6264]
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Another mishandled card, a huge crack/fold is running across most of the card, making this sadly into a not so good card in terms of the quality, and, for what it shows it is not that huge great either as the scene is of two men standing up from the ground, one on a wagon connected to two horses, with a barrel behind the man, and the other man more likely standing on a loading platform at a brick structure that is said to be the Teller County Mining Supply Company structure, which I have understood as to be in Victor, Colorado.
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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 Backgroundbackside of 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
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08.05.2018 (17:33:12)
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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
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P-03609 [#6263]
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This is one of those images my mind say is important as it has a view up from a street in Victor to Battle Mountain in the background, giving some of the feel living in Victor must have had on those growing up and living there at the time frame this image is from. Something I can't imagine other than studying images like this one. But, figuring out exact where this view is taken, that has been a challenge!
graphic for visual presentation of text I think I am 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.
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 The Rider in the foreground looks to me to a Boy-Scout but that is due to the hat and the scarf, might just be a man out in the snow getting his photo taken in this gulch where there are lot of garbage around, many tin-cans are seen in the snow at lower right.
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.
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Group of Unknown Miners Posing at the Headframe of the Cameron Minebackside of Group of Unknown Miners Posing at the Headframe of the Cameron Mine
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07.05.2018 (11:02:27)
Title (on) Image:
Group of Unknown Miners Posing at the Headframe of the Cameron Mine
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P-03608 [#6262]
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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.
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Cameron Mine [Bull Hill] - 1077   
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A View At the Empire State, aka Empire Lee Mine, North Slope Bull Hill, Cameron Valley and Pikes Peak Range in Backgroundbackside of A View At the Empire State, aka Empire Lee Mine, North Slope Bull Hill, Cameron Valley and Pikes Peak Range in Background
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A View At the Empire State, aka Empire Lee Mine, North Slope Bull Hill, Cameron Valley and Pikes Peak Range in Background
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P-03607 [#6261]
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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.
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Group of 11 Unknown Workers/Miners Posing at Unknown Mine, Possible the Independence Mine?backside of Group of 11 Unknown Workers/Miners Posing at Unknown Mine, Possible the Independence Mine?
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06.05.2018 (08:11:18)
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Group of 11 Unknown Workers/Miners Posing at Unknown Mine, Possible the Independence Mine?
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P-03606 [#6260]
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This is one of several cards I really should now have spent lot of money on getting as there are no information about who these young and old men are, and where they have been photographed, neither who did the photo or when it was taken, hence, the usefulness only lays in that I can share it on my website and possible, in the future, somehow, a name pops up from someone seeing it and writing me…
graphic for visual presentation of text There are 11 men here, a couple looks quite young, one looks much older, there appears to be dual gauge tracks running into the structure they sit in front of, but based on the two legs of one man, it appears to be small 18-inch gauge on the smaller one at right, making it a possible 3-foot gauge in the full width… Might be at one of the mines, Portland springs to my mind then but no idea really, can be almost everywhere possible… In upper left there is partly seen a sign with some text on it, hidden behind the post I only see what might be ''DENCE MINE'', which might make this into workers/miners at the Independence Mine? Backside of card is only marked as ''Victor Crew''.
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A View at 3 Men on Donkeys Along Victor Avenue in Victor, Looking Westbackside of A View at 3 Men on Donkeys Along Victor Avenue in Victor, Looking West
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06.05.2018 (08:03:23)
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A View at 3 Men on Donkeys Along Victor Avenue in Victor, Looking West
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P-03611 [#6265]
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I fell somewhat for this view as this is looking west on Victor Avenue in Victor, just not sure at which block. I see the Trolley tracks is visible on the street at left, and there is a slope on the street, so I wonder if it is between Third & Fourth Street, but I am not certain/sure.
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Skaguay Powerplant Structures and Area Behind with the Incline Tracksbackside of Skaguay Powerplant Structures and Area Behind with the Incline Tracks
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06.05.2018 (08:02:21)
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Skaguay Powerplant Structures and Area Behind with the Incline Tracks
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P-03605 [#6259]
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While there is some damage to the card with a big fold/crack across more then upper third part going from sky into the hillside, I still felt I should give this a chance to come live with me as I have a feel for the Skaguay/Skagway Power Plant that one time long ago was part of the Woods Brothers empire, and this image for sure captured the remote feel and part of the incline leading down to the base of operations.
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Donkey Love, View of a Two Donkeys/Mules, in Front of Victor City Hallbackside of Donkey Love, View of a Two Donkeys/Mules, in Front of Victor City Hall
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Donkey Love, View of a Two Donkeys/Mules, in Front of Victor City Hall
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P-03604 [#6258]
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Not the best quality, it looks out of focus, blurred, think the hand holding it was not as steady as it should have been. View is of two donkeys, one seems to have its head under the other one making me think it is mom and a kid that someone, possible Lehr, has snapped a shot of in front of the doors/arches of Victor City Hall. I was able to identify the 'not that easy to see what structure behind the animals is' as the text in the window at left behind the head of the whitish donkey I think is saying something about City and hence I went looking for views of the known City Halls of the District and the one in Victor fits what I can see, so it must be there.
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Donkeys/Mules, One with a Hat on Its Head, Possible Along Victor Avenuebackside of Donkeys/Mules, One with a Hat on Its Head, Possible Along Victor Avenue
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Donkeys/Mules, One with a Hat on Its Head, Possible Along Victor Avenue
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P-03602 [#6256]
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I fell for the cuteness of this view but scanning it and seeing hos out of focus it is, not very sharp, I am a little bit sad as I am not able to bring out any details of the background and that makes it hard to decode where this might have been photographed. I think it might be looking west on Victor Avenue in Victor, but I am not certain/sure.
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View of a Man Holding a Stick in Front of a Donkey/Mule with a Wagon Behind It, a Lady is Seated On the Wagonbackside of View of a Man Holding a Stick in Front of a Donkey/Mule with a Wagon Behind It, a Lady is Seated On the Wagon
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View of a Man Holding a Stick in Front of a Donkey/Mule with a Wagon Behind It, a Lady is Seated On the Wagon
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P-03601 [#6255]
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This was a cute card, not sure why, but I felt it should come to me with others to get a good home even if I have no idea who those two people are, the man with the stick luring the donkey to drag the small wagon where his sweetheart is sitting and smiling for the photographer. There is nothing in the view to ID where in the District this was photographed except there is some form of a small stone wall behind the posing ones, and they them self appears to be on some form for road with some exposed rocks in the background.
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A Steam Shovel at Work at an Unknown Location, Said to Be in the Cripple Creek District [Wider View]backside of A Steam Shovel at Work at an Unknown Location, Said to Be in the Cripple Creek District [Wider View]
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06.05.2018 (08:00:30)
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A Steam Shovel at Work at an Unknown Location, Said to Be in the Cripple Creek District [Wider View]
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P-03600 [#6254]
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Sadly, this image postcard here was in way worse condition then seller had sold it as via his listing, in it out of focus, not sharp at all on the left side, and really not a smart buy by me… I also have high doubts this is at all in even linked to the Cripple Creek District, but as seller was so sure it was a hard thing not to take the opportunity but looking back, I kind of regret this and the other one as I am unable to find anything to locate the area this is at… Seller had some Boulder County views, possible this scene is up there?
graphic for visual presentation of text It looks like an early steam digger on belts, not on a railroad car as I first had in mind. The wall at front right is a curious one as it angles outward, built of stone, with many support posts with brace down into the ground on the side of the wall I would think was the outside but I now wonder might be somethings that should be filled in a bit later and we see the inside so to speak of a support wall?
graphic for visual presentation of text Not that it helps me figuring out what they are working on, is it making a road for car use which I suspect, or is it a potential railroad use, or something else! Also, still not idea where this is at, no idea!
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A Steam Shovel at Work at an Unknown Location, Said to Be in the Cripple Creek Districtbackside of A Steam Shovel at Work at an Unknown Location, Said to Be in the Cripple Creek District
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A Steam Shovel at Work at an Unknown Location, Said to Be in the Cripple Creek District
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P-03598 [#6243]
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I have high doubts this is at all in even linked to the Cripple Creek District, but as seller was so sure it was a hard thing not to take the opportunity but looking back, I kind of regret this and the other one as I am unable to find anything to locate the area this is at… Seller had some Boulder County views, possible this scene is up there?
graphic for visual presentation of text It looks like an early steam digger on belts, not on a railroad car as I first had in mind. There is a small wall at front lower right built of stone I think, and it looks like they are working on making a road for either car use which I suspect, or potential railroad use, but where this is at, no idea!
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A View at the Strong Mine on the Southeastern Part of Victorbackside of A View at the Strong Mine on the Southeastern Part of Victor
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06.05.2018 (07:59:24)
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A View at the Strong Mine on the Southeastern Part of Victor
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P-03597 [#6242]
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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.
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Mary McKinney Mine Cripple Creek-Victor Road.backside of Mary McKinney Mine Cripple Creek-Victor Road.
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03.05.2018 (08:27:12)
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Mary McKinney Mine Cripple Creek-Victor Road.
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William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
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P-03585 [#6230]
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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.
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A Scene Looking West at Divide with the Big Cut for the Former Grade of the the Colorado Midlandbackside of A Scene Looking West at Divide with the Big Cut for the Former Grade of the the Colorado Midland
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02.05.2018 (23:56:53)
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A Scene Looking West at Divide with the Big Cut for the Former Grade of the the Colorado Midland
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P-03584 [#6229]
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This view made me scratch my head as it was listed as being in the District, but that it can't be as no place in the Cripple Creek District do it look like this, but, it got my head go looking and I ended up with this is a scene looking west up at Divide, Colorado! The cut seen must be the former grade of the Colorado Midland, where there still is a spur to some form of Industry as there is a planked trestle way to get to the top of those boxcars standing at end of the spur.
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Big Snow Victor Colo April 15, 1921backside of Big Snow Victor Colo April 15, 1921
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01.05.2018 (05:51:40)
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Big Snow Victor Colo April 15, 1921
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William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr] [15.04.1921]
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P-03583 [#6228]
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A view I had not intended to win really, as it is not that great, but it did end up with me where I did lose out on others I wanted more, but at least this is a dated view, which I am happy for, even of the background is not that great, and hard to tell where it is in Victor – lots of snow, that is for sure!
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A View at Southwestern Part of Victor, Looking Down South 5th Streetbackside of A View at Southwestern Part of Victor, Looking Down South 5th Street
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30.04.2018 (10:31:02)
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A View at Southwestern Part of Victor, Looking Down South 5th Street
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1920; The Lack of Garfield School should help dating, I chose 1920 as I know the school Operated the 1919-1920 season, no idea if it lasted longer.
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P-03582 [#6227]
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I felt I had to get this view as it is helpful in showing Victor on the western part of town and how it changes as in this view the Garfield School house is gone, but there are still many houses around and some of them still are there today and that is quite cool I think. I assume this view is into the 1920's or possible into the 1930's, hard to tell for me giving I have nothing I know date of that I can compare it with.
graphic for visual presentation of text In addition, there are blurred feel out on each of the sides, so image was not that great after all…
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Corley Fish Lakes Corley Highwaybackside of Corley Fish Lakes Corley Highway
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27.04.2018 (05:54:12)
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Corley Fish Lakes Corley Highway
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William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
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P-03580 [#6225]
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This is a scene unknown to me from along Corley Highway, which I assume means Corley Mountain Highway, or in more modern days, the Gold Camp Road, which to me is still the grade of the Short Line Railroad. I think this might be at Clyde, but this and another view I did not win was the first time I seen views like this, so I can't tell for sure if those dams I see north of the Gold Camp Road at Clyde is those pictured here on this card, but to my eyes, using Google Maps with the Satellite view, and the 3D effect, they sure looks similar so I would say it is the same location, place.
graphic for visual presentation of text That means the road, and former railroad grade, is outside the view to the right in this card view, one would have had to turn right at least about 45-degree to be able to see the former Short Line grade/Gold Camp Road/Corley Mountain Highway in a more distant view.
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Presbyterian Church in Victor Colorado, Located at 213-215 South Second Streetbackside of Presbyterian Church in Victor Colorado, Located at 213-215 South Second Street
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26.04.2018 (12:28:13)
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Presbyterian Church in Victor Colorado, Located at 213-215 South Second Street
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P-03579 [#6224]
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While not the most interesting image it still is a useful one showing the street side of this Church structure that once was located at 213-215 South 2nd Street in Victor. I wish I had such views of every single structure in Victor, and of as many sides as possible, from back in the days and in more modern times.
graphic for visual presentation of text This structure no longer stands in Victor as per info I found through Internet in a pdf file about 'Historic Building Survey for Victor 1998', where I did learn that the Presbyterian Church, located at 213-215 South Second Street, was moved to Simla, Colorado. The Source just did not say when that happen.
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The Anchoria Leland Mine, on Gold Hillbackside of The Anchoria Leland Mine, on Gold Hill
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26.04.2018 (11:09:25)
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The Anchoria Leland Mine, on Gold Hill
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Julia Skolas
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P-03270 [#5682]
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This view towards the Anchoria Leland Mine on Gold Hill is marked as a Julia Skolas photo, but I saw on my 1200dpi scan that there is some text that is scratched out in the dump part below the small cabin about 1/5 up from bottom. I can't read it though, the job was very well done, but it either hold just a text info about this scene, or possible another name as I've seen it happen before, and I am a little unsure if this is really a Julia Skolas photo or if she only got the rights for it. I wonder this due to the fact I can see the Trolley hanging wire in foreground right, and this part of the loop on the original High Line that was below the Anchoria Leland mine was abandoned in 1903, but Julia Skolas did not arrive in the District before about 1906-1908. The sources various a little, most say 1907, one says 1906/1907 and one say 1908. Hence, I wonder a little if she took this herself or bought the rights from whoever took it a few years earlier…
graphic for visual presentation of text Either way, it is a good view of the side of this structure, and while my card has some damages to it, it is not that severe thankfully. The Head Frame in foreground right, lower right-hand corner, is at this time of writing [06.07.2017] one of the many unknown smaller mine operations.
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View Up 5th Street in Victor Towards Battle Mountain Minesbackside of View Up 5th Street in Victor Towards Battle Mountain Mines
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View Up 5th Street in Victor Towards Battle Mountain Mines
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P-03578 [#6223]
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This was an important view to me as it has so many things in it, but sadly, it is not that sharp and on the higher dpi scans it is not that great to look at… Still, having this view up South Fifth Street in Victor from 1920's onward makes me happy, as it also allows me to share it with the world via my website, so others can maybe also get some use of it.
graphic for visual presentation of text About 1/3 up from bottom is the intersection with Portland Avenue and about 2/5 down from top and about center sideways is Victor City Hall shown, with the Ajax Mine operations just to the left and up against the sky behind the hall.
graphic for visual presentation of text The head-frame of the exposed/torn-down Gold Coin Mine is seen to the right of the City Hall, a little bit more then 1/3 in from right-hand side, while the Portland No. 2 Shaft is seen exposed against the sky about 1/6 in from right-hand side with the Portland No. 1 Shaft just below and to the right.
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Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Colo.backside of Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Colo.
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24.04.2018 (00:02:52)
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Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Colo.
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Tomer Jacob Hileman [1908]
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P-03335 [#5843]
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I know by time of this writing [08.04.2018] of 24 uses of the base negative/photo seen here on this painted/colored postcard view, so this view has been a popular one!
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graphic for visual presentation of text* 23.04.2018 I saw a note on Facebook with a Newspaper clipping from February 10, 1969 where the writer said the Trolley turned up Third Street from Myers, down Bennett to stop at corner with Second, before down 2md Street to Myers.
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A View Along the Former Roadbed of the F. & C.C. Into the Town of Cripple Creekbackside of A View Along the Former Roadbed of the F. & C.C. Into the Town of Cripple Creek
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23.04.2018 (22:49:19)
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A View Along the Former Roadbed of the F. & C.C. Into the Town of Cripple Creek
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1918; As the road here is the former F. & C.C. roadbed, abandoned sometime in 1917 and I see not trace of railroad, it indicates some time has passed.
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P-03577 [#6222]
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Sadly this image did not shed much light unto what did happen with the area the old Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad used for its yard in Cripple Creek, town which is seen in the background, making me wonder who and why that person wrote Victor on the backside of this postcard, as whoever have some basic knowledge of the District should not be able to do such a mistake in location!
graphic for visual presentation of text Either way, by time this image is taken there are no railroad structures left, I can see the flattish ground where the station used to sit, about center top/down and about 1/3 in from left-hand side, and there appears to possible be a small lake or something further left as I see what appears to be a small waterfall, almost as wide as high, but I did not know there was a stream in that area.
graphic for visual presentation of text I got this card as I had hopes it might shed light on the left overs after the railroad grade was abandoned by 1917 between Cripple Creek and Victor, but I guess the years that went by and the reusing the grade as a road has wiped out what was left before the photographer took this view sometimes in the 1920's I think.
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View West From Gold Hill Passed Houses and Across Trestle on M.T. Unto Town of Cripple Creekbackside of View West From Gold Hill Passed Houses and Across Trestle on M.T. Unto Town of Cripple Creek
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Title (on) Image:
View West From Gold Hill Passed Houses and Across Trestle on M.T. Unto Town of Cripple Creek
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Date Guess, No Later Than:
1917; This year the F. & C.C. line between Victor & Cripple Creek is abandoned, but there is railroad cars seen at the Depot, so before line closed.
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03576 [#6221]
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Sadly, this view was not very sharp, did not scan well and while I get the overview this provides from a place on Gold Hill overlooking southwest part of Cripple Creek, I can't get much details out of it, which is sad as I had my hopes up when I got this!
graphic for visual presentation of text In foreground there are several houses on each side of a street named Whiting Avenue on a Sanborn 1908 map, leading down to the Florence & Cripple Creek Depot seen about 1/3 up from the bottom of the image part of the postcard and about 1/4 in from the left-hand side of the same image part.
graphic for visual presentation of text The trestle/bridge seen about 1/3 up from bottom of postcard and about 2/5 in from right-hand side of postcard edge, is bringing the Midland Terminal across a gulch and what looks like to be the alley on the Sanborn map between Whiting and Irene Avenues. Behind the trestle the Railroad Yard of the Short Line can be seen with top of a Trolley seen to the left of the trestle, and the Short Line Depot seen a distance to the right of the trestle – neither turning up any great at the 1200dpi scan.
graphic for visual presentation of text I think the houses lining the right-side of Whiting Avenue is from near lower right-hand corner; No. 441, No. 437, No. 435, No. 433, No. 431, No 429 and No. 427 closest to the railroad, but its hard to make them fit what I see on the Sanborn 1908 map (Sheet 19).
graphic for visual presentation of text The fact I see railroad cars standing down at the F. & C.C. Depot say that this view is at least within the timeframe there was rails to the Depot ground in Cripple Creek, which would say not after sometimes in 1917 when the line was abandoned between Victor & Cripple Creek.
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Portland Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.backside of Portland Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
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18.04.2018 (14:35:10)
Title (on) Image:
Portland Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
O.E. Masters
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1905-05-21; As I've seen a postcard stamped the next day.
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P-00115 [#119]
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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.
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Cripple Creek Colo - Looking down Poverty Gulch At the Short Line Trestle By the Gold King Minebackside of Cripple Creek Colo - Looking down Poverty Gulch At the Short Line Trestle By the Gold King Mine
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Cripple Creek Colo - Looking down Poverty Gulch At the Short Line Trestle By the Gold King Mine
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P-01975 [#3386]
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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, after gone through the trestle, about 1/3 up from bottom and about 2/5 in from left-hand side, as it is going 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.
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Elks Building and Hall, Victor, Colo.backside of Elks Building and Hall, Victor, Colo.
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16.04.2018 (05:03:23)
Title (on) Image:
Elks Building and Hall, Victor, Colo.
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Published By:
H.H. Rosser
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01899 [#3280]
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Sadly, the quality of this card in terms of the image part of it quite poor, being first of all a rather raw printed type with clearly seen dots making up the image part! With that said however, I think the digital filter I put on it do help the looks of it, and while details are hard to pick out I can see the broader parts.
graphic for visual presentation of text By time of writing this [13.04.2018] I've not researched this image and where in Victor this was, if the structure still stands, and so on, but they sure look like someone put lot of effort in making them nice looking back then! Lot of styling, especially in the left one with those huge bay-like windows and the top sort of border at top of structure.
graphic for visual presentation of text* 16.04.2018, David Brant said via Facebook; P.S. this is building is no longer standing. It was located across from City Hall. The building on the left with Pruett sign is the Victor Mall.
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View East on Victor Avenue with Trolley Tracks in Middle of Street, Some Form of Festivities Going on, Possible 4th of Julybackside of View East on Victor Avenue with Trolley Tracks in Middle of Street, Some Form of Festivities Going on, Possible 4th of July
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15.04.2018 (13:39:57)
Title (on) Image:
View East on Victor Avenue with Trolley Tracks in Middle of Street, Some Form of Festivities Going on, Possible 4th of July
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P-03575 [#6220]
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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.
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El Paso Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.backside of El Paso Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
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15.04.2018 (08:48:45)
Title (on) Image:
El Paso Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
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H.H.T. Co.
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P-03293 [#5725]
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This image is a good one, in spite of the quality being too dark and that it sadly is of the printed type. But, the scene it shows makes it great as it shows the short-lived Switchback branch of the Florence & Cripple Creek that went down Beacon Hill to the Henry Adney & Old Gold mines in the valley below the impressive El Paso Mine, seen with its light colored large ore house and partly built in head frame about 1/3 from top at center of image.
graphic for visual presentation of text A little below that at left is the C.K. & N. Mine, seen about middle top/down and in lower right-hand corner is the Henry Adney mine with a couple of F. & C.C. boxcars standing on the track nearby.
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Goldfield, Colo.backside of Goldfield, Colo.
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14.04.2018 (11:24:02)
Title (on) Image:
Goldfield, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
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P-03336 [#5844]
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This is a view I Just had to Get!!! Various reason, like for instance, up on Victor Pass in the background is seen the still standing structures of the old Taylor & Brunton Sampler for instance... Sadly the camera-lens used has issued on the left and right hand sides where they are blurred and not very sharp, neither is the background sharp so details are not that easy to pick out.
graphic for visual presentation of text The town of Goldfield is seen in all its glory so to speak, from the church near right-hand side along what is known as Victor Avenue, to the dumps of the Golden Cycle mine on the left-hand side, and the huge structure making up the Jefferson School in foreground left, with its huge high and wide roof and massive chimneys or what those 4 tower-like parts poking up from the roof really was. Independence Avenue is seen running up the valley towards Victor Pass behind the school.
graphic for visual presentation of text Jefferson School was mention as torn down during the timeframe 1928-1929 in the booklet ''Gold Camp Indian Summer'', which would date this image to be taken some time before that, but exact when is an unknown.
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View of a Parade Float in a Street in Goldfield, Coloradobackside of View of a Parade Float in a Street in Goldfield, Colorado
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14.04.2018 (11:17:39)
Title (on) Image:
View of a Parade Float in a Street in Goldfield, Colorado
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P-03144 [#5268]
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This is one of those many 'I wish I knew more' type of cards, but alas, I have no info other then seller saying this is on a street in Goldfield and me agreeing as it do feels like Goldfield. There seems to be preparations for some sort of Parade going on, or more like gathering, as there are so many on that wagon with the 4 horses at front.
graphic for visual presentation of text The hill in center background is the Bull Cliff part of Bull Hill.
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View of Parade Preparation Along Between 9th & 10th Street on Victor Avenue in Goldfield, Colorado, with City Hall in Background Right & the Roman Catholic Church Front Right.backside of View of Parade Preparation Along Between 9th & 10th Street on Victor Avenue in Goldfield, Colorado, with City Hall in Background Right & the Roman Catholic Church Front Right.
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View of Parade Preparation Along Between 9th & 10th Street on Victor Avenue in Goldfield, Colorado, with City Hall in Background Right & the Roman Catholic Church Front Right.
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P-03143 [#5267]
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This is one Great Card I think! Do not know the occasion but people are gathering preparing for some form of a Parade here in front of the Roman Catholic Church in Goldfield, seen partly at Front Right. This are putting them on Goldfield's Victor Ave., between 9th & 10th Street, in the distance we see the City Hall with the High Line/Short Line grade seen nearly halfway down from top left corner just to the left. Quite much planked walkways visible in this view, love it!
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Broncho Busting Labor Day Victor [Looking Southeast]backside of Broncho Busting Labor Day Victor [Looking Southeast]
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14.04.2018 (10:54:42)
Title (on) Image:
Broncho Busting Labor Day Victor [Looking Southeast]
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Date Guess, No Later Than:
1911-10-03; Day before the dated text on a postcard.
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03140 [#5264]
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I think it is Jefferson Mine that is partly seen at top left, with the road cut going up passed Victor High School structure just to the right and behind the Head-frame seen. That would mean that the crowd of people seen about 1/3 down from top and in from right-hand side into the image is standing on Victor Avenue.
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Broncho Busting Labor Day Victor [Looking Northerly]backside of Broncho Busting Labor Day Victor [Looking Northerly]
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14.04.2018 (10:39:07)
Title (on) Image:
Broncho Busting Labor Day Victor [Looking Northerly]
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P-03139 [#5263]
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Just below top is the railroad grade of the M.T. with a passenger car partly obscured by a water tank roof about 1/5 in from right-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further below are several boxcars seen on the F. & C.C., from right-hand side to about middle of image, but many are obscured by the appearance of the Short Line Depot structure on the next railroad level down, several people are standing on a platform on the rear side of that structure, about 1/3 in from right-hand side and 1/5 down from top.
graphic for visual presentation of text I think top part of the ore-house of the Mary Cashen Mine is seen near upper left, about 1/5 in from left-hand side and 1/10 down from top.
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A Summer Snow View Up Ninth Street of Goldfield, Coloradobackside of A Summer Snow View Up Ninth Street of Goldfield, Colorado
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14.04.2018 (10:06:15)
Title (on) Image:
A Summer Snow View Up Ninth Street of Goldfield, Colorado
Photographer [Date]:
[17.06.1912]
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1912-06-17; date given at front of postcard image.
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1912-06-17; date given at front of postcard image.
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P-03142 [#5266]
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This was one of those postcards I never would have imagined I would happen over, so that makes it a little bit of a treasure even if the scene is not that great and it is somewhat faded. Some research has made this to be looking up 9th Street in Goldfield, where there has come a layer of snow this day of June 17, 1912 and covered up everything! Of markings I've been able to find on this view I've seen a sign saying 'Coors Golden Hofbrau' on the left-hand side of the street, about 2/5 up from bottom, with another one further into the view, same side, saying 'A.W. Flanigan Real Estate' on the sign. On the right-hand side of the street, the structure closest to the photographer there is a big marking on top of sidewall saying 'Herman - One Price Clother', with a sign at street level saying, 'New Second-Hand Bought Goods Sold' while the post holding up that sign there is written the text 'Plumbing'
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Jessie & Lon Brockshire Posing at the Depot Along the High Line/Short Line in Goldfield, Coloradobackside of Jessie & Lon Brockshire Posing at the Depot Along the High Line/Short Line in Goldfield, Colorado
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14.04.2018 (09:38:14)
Title (on) Image:
Jessie & Lon Brockshire Posing at the Depot Along the High Line/Short Line in Goldfield, Colorado
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P-03141 [#5265]
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When I got a change to get hold of this view I just had to take the opportunity, came at a high cost but it is as dearly to me as I think it was to the couple Jessie & Lon Brockshire who is Posing here at the Goldfield Depot along the High Line/Short Line grade through Goldfield, Colorado.
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North Fourth Street Victor Coloradobackside of North Fourth Street Victor Colorado
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14.04.2018 (09:24:29)
Title (on) Image:
North Fourth Street Victor Colorado
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William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
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P-03138 [#5262]
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I am pretty sure there is still Trolley tracks in Victor Avenue by the time this photo was taken as there appears to be some visible as the 4th street crosses over Victor Avenue, just above the text giving the title of the postcard view. There are several signs visible, like the one for the 'Monte Carlo Bar' hanging on the Bank Block Structure that is to be Victor Hotel in modern times. There is also a 'H.H. Rosser Pool Cigars' sign and into the view at right, large lettering on side of wall along Diamond Avenue is a lettering saying 'Victor Studio', seen about 1/4 up from bottom.
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Victor Ave - Looking West.backside of Victor Ave - Looking West.
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14.04.2018 (08:59:18)
Title (on) Image:
Victor Ave - Looking West.
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1907; Seen a postcard stamped that year.
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03137 [#5261]
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I've seen the base photo/negative be used for three postcard uses by the time of this writing [14.04.2018], this being the Real Photo one, with an another being in B&W and not filling the whole front of the card, and there is also a painted/colored version of this scene.
graphic for visual presentation of text The view is Looking West up on Victor Avenue in Victor, Colorado, looking up to the Intersection with Third Street, and beyond that, in right-hand side of street, the high structure seen is the Bank Block, today the Victor Hotel. The lady seen crossing the street about center sideways and about 1/3 up from bottom of card, is to cross the tracks for the Trolley, seen just in front of her.
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Midland Terminal Engine #55 on Excursion Train at Yard in Cripple Creekbackside of Midland Terminal Engine #55 on Excursion Train at Yard in Cripple Creek
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14.04.2018 (08:42:36)
Title (on) Image:
Midland Terminal Engine #55 on Excursion Train at Yard in Cripple Creek
Photographer [Date]:
Horace William Spencer Pontin
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Horace William Spencer Pontin
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P-03106 [#5184]
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Sadly, this is not a very sharp card, it scans blurred and it is impossible to enhance out the details of the number on the engine. The front seems to fit the given info of No. 35, but the side under the engineer gives me the feel of a No. 25 more than the number 35, so it makes me wonder what engine it really was. Neither Numbers Existed on the Midland Terminal so in the end, after talking with a friend, we ended up it being No. 55.
graphic for visual presentation of text Location is at the M.T. Cripple Creek Yards, part of the Freight House can be seen behind the locomotive on the right, and the Engine House and Water-tank can be seen in background left.
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Victor High Schoolbackside of Victor High School
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14.04.2018 (08:29:41)
Title (on) Image:
Victor High School
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1909]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1909-01-01
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1909-12-31
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P-03104 [#5182]
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I felt this was a nice look at the High School Structure in Victor, and while it may not be that useful I do enjoy the fact the view is signed with a name and a year as a date on the view.
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Firewagon with 2 Horses at the Cripple Creek Fire House No. 3backside of Firewagon with 2 Horses at the Cripple Creek Fire House No. 3
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13.04.2018 (22:50:35)
Title (on) Image:
Firewagon with 2 Horses at the Cripple Creek Fire House No. 3
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P-01627 [#2459]
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A view at the small Fire Station No. 3 in Cripple Creek around 1910. Made out of brick, it certainly dwarfs the much smaller structure on the right, but against the man sitting on the Fire Wagon being hitched to two whitish horses, it doesn't look that big. An interesting time witness type of card. I can't tell which street this is in as I've not researched it.
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Portland Mine. Portland No. 2backside of Portland Mine. Portland No. 2
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13.04.2018 (18:44:41)
Title (on) Image:
Portland Mine. Portland No. 2
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman
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P-03337 [#5845]
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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.
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Independence Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.backside of Independence Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
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Title (on) Image:
Independence Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Schedin & Lehman
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E.C. Kropp Co.
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P-03278 [#5690]
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This view of the large Independence Mine has been a popular one as I've seen it appearing on lots of postcards where there are tiny differences in where the sides been cropped, and that goes for both the B&W card and the ones like these, that has been colored/painted. Also shown up in printed materials and postcard folders.
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene shows some Midland Terminal tracks in lower left, passing by and serving the Ore-House with the dark shades up the side of the structure due to the steam train used back then. A map I've seen also indicates that Ore-house to have had 3-rails, as in dual gauge, as to be served by the Golden Circle Railroad also.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further into the image, in from right-hand side and about middle top/down there is another Ore-House and the before mention map (page 301 in the 40-Miles to Fortune book by Allen Lewis) also say that this was served by dual gauge track. That map also says that the structure between those before mention ore-houses is a Mill – the one with the twin peaked roofs meeting each other, before going into a third peaked roof 90-degree turned from those two.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background, up against the sky, is the Portland Mine No. 1 seen in from the right-hand side, while about center sideways is the Ajax Mine visible against the sky.
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The Independence Mine, Victor, Colo. | Independence Mine F & CCRRbackside of The Independence Mine, Victor, Colo. | Independence Mine F & CCRR
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Title (on) Image:
The Independence Mine, Victor, Colo. | Independence Mine F & CCRR
Photographer [Date]:
Schedin & Lehman
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1907; As I seen the source images used on a postcard stamped that year.
Published By:
Mound City Post Card Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02238 [#3797]
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This view of the large Independence Mine shows some Midland Terminal tracks in lower left, passing by and serving the Ore-House with the dark shades up the side of the structure due to the steam train used back then. A map I've seen also indicates that Ore-house to have had 3-rails, as in dual gauge, as to be served by the Golden Circle Railroad also.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further into the image, in from right-hand side and about middle top/down there is another Ore-House and the before mention map (page 301 in the 40-Miles to Fortune book by Allen Lewis) also say that this was served by dual gauge track. That map also says that the structure between those before mention ore-houses is a Mill.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background, up against the sky, is the Portland Mine No. 1 seen in from the right-hand side, while about center sideways on the image part is the Ajax Mine visible against the sky.
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18.11.2013 at USD 12.88
Independence Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.backside of Independence Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
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13.04.2018 (15:32:22)
Title (on) Image:
Independence Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Schedin & Lehman
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Published By:
E.C. Kropp Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03405 [#5917]
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This view of the large Independence Mine has been a popular one as I've seen it appearing on lots of postcards where there are tiny differences in where the sides been cropped, and that goes for both the B&W card and the ones like these, that has been colored/painted. Also shown up in printed materials and postcard folders.
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene shows some Midland Terminal tracks in lower left, passing by and serving the Ore-House with the dark shades up the side of the structure due to the steam train used back then. A map I've seen also indicates that Ore-house to have had 3-rails, as in dual gauge, as to be served by the Golden Circle Railroad also.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further into the image, in from right-hand side and about middle top/down there is another Ore-House and the before mention map (page 301 in the 40-Miles to Fortune book by Allen Lewis) also say that this was served by dual gauge track. That map also says that the structure between those before mention ore-houses is a Mill – the one with the twin peaked roofs meeting each other, before going into a third peaked roof 90-degree turned from those two.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background, up against the sky, is the Portland Mine No. 1 seen in from the right-hand side, while about center sideways is the Ajax Mine visible against the sky.
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Cripple Creek, Colo. [Goldfield Area]backside of Cripple Creek, Colo. [Goldfield Area]
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13.04.2018 (12:43:23)
Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek, Colo. [Goldfield Area]
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Barkalow Bro's. Publishers
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03191 [#5341]
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This is a very artistic rendering with dramatic effect/exaggerations of the scenery around the town of Goldfield and should really have had a better title then the card maker chose as this is quite a distance from the town of Cripple Creek. In foreground right, the Short Line Loop in lower Goldfield is drawn in, with only part of the Golden Circle seen as there is a spur crossing under the before mentioning Short Line near lower left which here is just ending in Goldfield deep in the valley drawn, while it used to climb the hill seen on left side of this view. But, it is an artistic rendering, so I should not judge to hard.
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Steer Roping Contest Victor Colo. [Rodeo and Bronco Riding in Victor Below the Strong Mine]backside of Steer Roping Contest Victor Colo. [Rodeo and Bronco Riding in Victor Below the Strong Mine]
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13.04.2018 (11:53:38)
Title (on) Image:
Steer Roping Contest Victor Colo. [Rodeo and Bronco Riding in Victor Below the Strong Mine]
Photographer [Date]:
Victor Studio
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Date Guess, No Later Than:
1912-09-06; This as card is post stamped the day after and taking the photo and creating the card takes some time.
Published By:
Victor Studio
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P-03046 [#5074]
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This view, from possible 1912 Labor Day Festivities, or earlier, is taken in what I look upon as eastern Victor, with several houses seen. Also, many spectators are looking from behind a fence in safety while several men on horses rides around working so to speak. Up in upper left corner a small part of the Independence Mine can be picked out from the dumps seen, possible part of the Ore-House, while a long string of F. & C.C. Boxcars lines the hillside further down.
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Scene Along the Line of the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Short Linebackside of Scene Along the Line of the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line
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Scene Along the Line of the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line
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P-03040 [#5068]
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While strictly not a Postcard I've included this with my Postcards Web album. This as there is on the Backside a time table from Denver to Cripple Creek, and while someone has scrabble something in a form for handwritten note I can't read, I still think it is important to show this to the World for anyone who might find this as interesting like I did.
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St. Peter's Dome, Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line. "The One Day Trip That Bankrupts the English Language."backside of St. Peter's Dome, Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line. "The One Day Trip That Bankrupts the English Language."
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St. Peter's Dome, Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line. "The One Day Trip That Bankrupts the English Language."
Photographer [Date]:
Louis Charles McClure
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P-02172 [#3704]
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Another print of this mighty popular and almost overused view along the Short Line with the mighty St. Peter's Dome looming in the background an a train climbing up the grades. This has to be the most common view along the Short Line, ever, countless postcards, folders, book images and so on tell that story!
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Anchoria Leland Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.backside of Anchoria Leland Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
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13.04.2018 (08:11:42)
Title (on) Image:
Anchoria Leland Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman
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P-03341 [#5850]
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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.
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.
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Lake Broadmoor from Point Sublime, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colorado.backside of Lake Broadmoor from Point Sublime, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colorado.
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Lake Broadmoor from Point Sublime, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colorado.
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P-03324 [#5830]
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[B] LAKE BROADMOOR FROM POINT SUBLIME, CRIPPLE CREEK SHORT LINE.
graphic for visual presentation of text A fashionable suburb three miles southwest of Colorado Springs, with its public casino, where dances, concerts, boating and polite flirtations flow on unceasingly as the brock, and quite as happily.
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Devil's Slide, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.backside of Devil's Slide, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.
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Title (on) Image:
Devil's Slide, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.
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P-03323 [#5829]
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This card appears to have been cropped a mm or two above the bottom of the other known card, hence I make it a different copy.
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Cathedral Rocks, Clyde Park, C. C. Short Line, Colo.backside of Cathedral Rocks, Clyde Park, C. C. Short Line, Colo.
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Cathedral Rocks, Clyde Park, C. C. Short Line, Colo.
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H.H.T. Co.
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P-03322 [#5828]
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[B] CATHEDRAL PARK.
graphic for visual presentation of text At Clyde, on the road to Cripple Creek, a most wonderful exhibition is seen at Cathedral Park. The mass of richly colored rocks, torn by tempests of a thousand years, rear their heads in all manner of fantastics shapes, towers, steeples, vaulted cones, leaping arches and the forms of mighty buildings brushing each other in wild disorder.
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Looking Up Eclipse Gulch Towards Mines on Bull Hill in the Background, Possible Near the Old Site of the Mill I Love.backside of Looking Up Eclipse Gulch Towards Mines on Bull Hill in the Background, Possible Near the Old Site of the Mill I Love.
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11.04.2018 (16:38:41)
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Looking Up Eclipse Gulch Towards Mines on Bull Hill in the Background, Possible Near the Old Site of the Mill I Love.
Photographer [Date]:
[1918]
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P-02999 [#4999]
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I am pretty certain this is on the former main road between Victor (behind and to the right) & Cripple Creek (into image towards left) where it went over the hills and valleys at a lower elevation then the railroads. I further believe this is as the road turn down into Eclipse Gulch, and that the valley up on the right-hand side is the Eclipse Gulch.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The dump seen about 1/3 down from the top sticking into the view from right-hand edge would be the huge dump left after the Economic Mill burned down, at least that is what I think the dump is.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Near the same edge, against the sky, the Blue Bird Mine can be seen as a darker spot, while the American Eagle is almost faded into the sky further to the left, about 1/4 in from right-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Shaft House of the old Bostwick Mine can be seen about 1/3 down from top and about 2/7 in from left-hand side.
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Looking Towards Victor and the Mines on the Hills Surrounding Her, From Near Phantom Canon Roadbackside of Looking Towards Victor and the Mines on the Hills Surrounding Her, From Near Phantom Canon Road
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Looking Towards Victor and the Mines on the Hills Surrounding Her, From Near Phantom Canon Road
Photographer [Date]:
[1918]
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P-02996 [#4976]
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I think of this view as from the former grade of the Florence & Cripple Creek, here used as the Phantom Canon road, looking ahead at the town of Victor as she lies along Squaw Mountain at left and Battle Mountain at sideways center of this view, with Bull Hill making up the rest against the sky in the distance right. Lots of dots marking out dumps for the many mines in the area, but quality of postcard is so bad they are all useless and out of focus and not sharp at all so nothing useful can be pulled out from this far away.
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Looking Up Towards a Short M.T. Train Along Squaw Mountain as Seen From 7th Street in Victorbackside of Looking Up Towards a Short M.T. Train Along Squaw Mountain as Seen From 7th Street in Victor
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Title (on) Image:
Looking Up Towards a Short M.T. Train Along Squaw Mountain as Seen From 7th Street in Victor
Photographer [Date]:
[1918]
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P-02958 [#4901]
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This must be along 7th Street in Victor, as there is a hanger for a trolley wire clipped off by the damaged part of this postcard. Sadly, it got damaged either in the photographing or in the making process, but still quite nice to have... Not the sharpest view but still a link back to days long gone.
graphic for visual presentation of text In background left, up on Squaw Mountain a short Midland Terminal train is out with 3 ore gondola type of cars, and just in front of that train there is a smaller Head-Frame poking up, which I believe is part of the Golconda Mine, as that is the only mine I know about in that area.
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Looking Up Arequa Valley/Gulch Towards Saddle Between Guyot & Beacon Hills in 1918backside of Looking Up Arequa Valley/Gulch Towards Saddle Between Guyot & Beacon Hills in 1918
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Looking Up Arequa Valley/Gulch Towards Saddle Between Guyot & Beacon Hills in 1918
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[1918]
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P-02957 [#4862]
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When I first saw this view, I knew I had to try my best to win it as to me it was the first look at this part of the District that I ever seen! The hill in background left is the eastern slope of Beacon Hill, making the hill in distance right Guyot Hill. About center sideways and about 2/7 down from the top the Gold Dollar Mine operations are seen, with its high/tall Head-Frame and quite long Ore-House to the right of the head-frame.
graphic for visual presentation of text I think this view is taken along the original road between Victor [located sort of behind to the right] & Cripple Creek [located sort of straight into the image], and which ran the hills in Arequa Gulch where this view is from. I also think that the quite large two-story house seen about 3/8 down from top and about 1/4 in from right-hand side is the same house which appears at the top side of the old Arequa Mill images I've seen, making the hillside to the left of the house the former site of the mill. Making this postcard view even more interesting as it links something old to a more modern time, before all this in my modern time is all gone by the huge tailings of the Open Pit Operation in the district…
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Summit of Pike's Peak Altitude 14,147 Ft.backside of Summit of Pike's Peak Altitude 14,147 Ft.
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11.04.2018 (11:56:21)
Title (on) Image:
Summit of Pike's Peak Altitude 14,147 Ft.
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P-01894 [#3274]
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I got this as a free gift from a seller who had several Cripple creek district cards listed, I tried my luck on all of them, but lost all of them and only got a cute card of ''workers'' posing along the Pikes Peak Cog Railroad track, so to get this card view of old structure on top of Pikes Peak was just a great gesture and cool companion as in this view we have the steam train coming to the top house!
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"I Helped Build Pike's Peak Railway."backside of "I Helped Build Pike's Peak Railway."
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"I Helped Build Pike's Peak Railway."
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P-01893 [#3273]
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I fell for the cuteness of this card... And as seller had several Cripple creek district cards listed, I tried my luck on all of them, but this was the only one I got hold of… Oh well, they are quite cute those two donkeys, posing along the Pikes Peak Cog Railroad track.
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Up Cripple Creek Route - Hill Scene with Small Farm Below Some Railroad Tracksbackside of Up Cripple Creek Route - Hill Scene with Small Farm Below Some Railroad Tracks
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Up Cripple Creek Route - Hill Scene with Small Farm Below Some Railroad Tracks
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P-03014 [#5022]
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Hill Scene with Small Farm, I'm not fully certain that this view is in Colorado, as there is a Cripple Creek on the East Coast, and possible this might be over in that area, and not along the Short Line to Cripple Creek Railroad. But, if it is along the Short Line, this would most likely be at Summit, as it has that feel to it. But, I do not know, so, if you happen to know, please contact me at linda@cripplecreekrailroads.com.
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The Summit Lunch Room CS & CCD at Rosemont, Coloradobackside of The Summit Lunch Room CS & CCD at Rosemont, Colorado
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The Summit Lunch Room CS & CCD at Rosemont, Colorado
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P-01806 [#2821]
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This is a nice view of the Summit Lunch House along the Short Line to Cripple Creek. I've seen it before, so this was probably made as more then 1 card, even if the two girls posing gives it the feel of a more personal type of card. There is no publisher given, nor a photographer, but I think the card been displayed and sold there at the Lunch House for tourist to buy and send a note to friends just like the sender of this card has done, even if it lacks a stamp this card.
graphic for visual presentation of text There was a 10-minuttes stop for Lunch her at Summit, was also a meet place for East and West bound trains, as evidenced by the two sets of tracks seen here, making me believe the children seen are two living up here with their parents who runs the Lunch House as there are no trains visible making it less likely to be tourists.
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Lake Broadmoor from Point Sublime, Colo. C.S. & C.C. Short Line.backside of Lake Broadmoor from Point Sublime, Colo. C.S. & C.C. Short Line.
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Lake Broadmoor from Point Sublime, Colo. C.S. & C.C. Short Line.
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Louis Charles McClure
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P-02622 [#4391]
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Yet another of the many slightly different postcard editions of this base photo/negative, where there can be as little as 1mm difference at either of the edges from another know postcard to me, but which to me makes this into a different postcard made at a different time from any of the other known ones.
graphic for visual presentation of text Scene is the same, at Point Sublime along the Short Line, looking across the roadbed down into the Plains where the Lake Broadmoor can be seen about center of the card. From what I been able to gather, the trestle partly seen, indicated, on the left part of the view, that would be Bridge No. 6-B, and also known as the Second Twin Bridge at Point Sublime. Trestle was according to page 156 in the Colorado Rail Annual No. 16 book 119 feet long and 13 feet high.
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Lake Broadmoor from Point Sublime, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.backside of Lake Broadmoor from Point Sublime, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.
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Title (on) Image:
Lake Broadmoor from Point Sublime, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.
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Louis Charles McClure
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Great Western Post Card & Novelty Company
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P-03180 [#5320]
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Yet another of the many slightly different postcard editions of this base photo/negative whereas I only have like 1mm difference at top/down edges from another know postcard to me, but which to me makes this into a different postcard made at a different time from the other known one.
graphic for visual presentation of text Scene is the same, at Point Sublime along the Short Line, looking across the roadbed down into the Plains where the Lake Broadmoor can be seen about center of the card. From what I been able to gather, the trestle partly seen, indicated, on the left part of the view, that would be Bridge No. 6-B, and also known as the Second Twin Bridge at Point Sublime. Trestle was according to page 156 in the Colorado Rail Annual No. 16 book 119 feet long and 13 feet high.
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Cathedral Park Spires, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colorado.backside of Cathedral Park Spires, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colorado.
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10.04.2018 (16:13:14)
Title (on) Image:
Cathedral Park Spires, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colorado.
Photographer [Date]:
William Edward Hook
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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-02459 [#4140]
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Description:
The base photo/negative have been used in a 1904 book named ''O'er Canon & Crag'', where it was credited to W.E. Hook, but this particular postcard has a very bad printed edition of that view and is not a very good one. The trestle the train is on was called Bridge No. 30-A, it was 276 feet long and 56 feet high and got filled in prior to 1911.
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27.08.2014 at USD 16.403.05.2015 at USD 0.0
The Devil's Slide. Colo. Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line.backside of The Devil's Slide. Colo. Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line.
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10.04.2018 (15:34:32)
Title (on) Image:
The Devil's Slide. Colo. Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line.
Photographer [Date]:
Louis Charles McClure
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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-01439 [#2250]
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Description:
This view been quite popular to use, so far [10.04.2018] I know of 16 applications of the source photo/negative into 8 postcard variations, 5 postcard folders and rest in various printed media like books etc. Seen it in two variations, one like this one, and the other with a Train up on the Short Line grade about 1/3 down on the image part, and with a horse driven wagon down on the road to the right of the telegraph pole casting shadow across the road near lower right.
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12.12.2011 at USD 1.95
Victor Avenue, Victor, Coloradobackside of Victor Avenue, Victor, Colorado
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10.04.2018 (13:05:03)
Title (on) Image:
Victor Avenue, Victor, Colorado
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:
1907; Seen a postcard stamped that year.
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-01908 [#3289]
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Description:
I've seen the base photo/negative be used for three uses using postcards by the time of this writing [10.04.2018], this being one, and there is also a painted/colored version of this, but I also own a real photo type of postcard where most of this scene is shown.
graphic for visual presentation of text The view is Looking West up on Victor Avenue in Victor, Colorado, looking up to the Intersection with Third Street, and beyond that, in right-hand side of street, the high structure seen is the Bank Block, today the Victor Hotel.
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07.09.2016 at USD 9.99
Cripple Creek City Mine. National Hotel in Background, Cripple Creek, Colo.backside of Cripple Creek City Mine. National Hotel in Background, Cripple Creek, Colo.
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Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek City Mine. National Hotel in Background, Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:

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Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
Mound City Post Card Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01907 [#3288]
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Description:
This view of Cripple Creek shows the Cripple Creek Enterprise Mining operation at the City Mine, or Cripple Creek City Mine, or other variations of similar names in foreground right, and the massive National Hotel more in distance right. Not the best quality but I have one even worse, so I shall not complain. Another use of the same negative has this shaft/mine named the Miesse Shaft, appearing in a Mining World December 31, 1904 issue publication.
graphic for visual presentation of text Dating this is not easy, as this image is used in an December 1904 article it can't be younger than November 1904, but I have lot of doubts it is that young, I think it is up to at least a year older. But it is hard to tell, nothing in the view to date it from. Though, I have seen from a different source an image that is similar to this one, and that is said to be from 1903 and linked to a J.E. Stimson, which was a photographer of Cheyenne, Wyoming it seems. The dumps on those two views looks identical so I assume they are from same timeframe and possible same photographer, other views from same time frame used in the publication Mining World was from his hand.
graphic for visual presentation of text The view itself is of a printed quality type, showing several men posing on the dump in front of what is generally known as the Cripple Creek City Mine, a Head-Frame used to get down into the ground below the city, located south of the National Hotel seen in background left. Myers Avenue with its trolley line/tracks would be in the foreground, outside this view, possible the pole seen is a line-side pole for the Trolley.
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Cripple Creek Town   
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Cripple Creek City Mine [aka City of CC Mine] -896   
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07.01.2013 at USD 7.9917.02.2014 at USD 4.517
Bennett Ave. From M.T. Depotbackside of Bennett Ave. From M.T. Depot
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10.04.2018 (11:44:08)
Title (on) Image:
Bennett Ave. From M.T. Depot
Photographer [Date]:

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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-01174 [#1808]
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Description:
Sadly, this being a printed type of image it is not useful for other then a snapshot of how the eastern end of Bennett Avenue once looked, with some Hardware type of business seen at lower right as there are some mining stuff standing on the street from an ore-car to what appears to be mine buckets or similar. The still standing today Colorado Trading & Transfer Company Structure/Office is seen in the foreground on the left side.
graphic for visual presentation of text Following Bennett Avenue west into the view, we see the big National Hotel raising up with its Tower on the right-hand side of the street, the split on Bennett Ave. is also visible in same area.
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Cripple Creek Town   
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05.07.2011 at USD 27.9912.07.2015 at USD 23.5916.07.2017 at USD 6.502.04.2018 at USD 5.0
Mines in Cripple Creek District | "A Flock of Cripple Creek Mines"backside of Mines in Cripple Creek District | "A Flock of Cripple Creek Mines"
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10.04.2018 (10:54:52)
Title (on) Image:
Mines in Cripple Creek District | "A Flock of Cripple Creek Mines"
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1908]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1908-01-01
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1908-12-31
Published By:
C.E. Cole
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00989 [#1457]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#1457
Description:
This view is not the best edition of this 1908 photo/negative by Hileman that I've seen, but it is one of the ten I so far has a record of [10.04.2018] and they all share the same view at western Slope of Bull Hill with the railroad cars seen near bottom being at the end of the Gold Sovereign branch/spur off the High Line/Short Line grade seen about 1/3 down from the top. Blue Bird Mine is at the top of the image, against the sky.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further down, to the right, along the Short Line/High Line grade is the Dante operations taking place with two boxcars seen below their Crib-wall, and then about center of view is the Trilby Mine operation and the Trilby Mill seen to the right of the mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text Near bottom left is one of the many Shafts on the gold Sovereign, where I so far have been unable to learn which shaft is where, so I dare not say other then that one of the shafts has been burned and only the left-overs are seen in this view.
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Short Line Related   High Line   
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Blue Bird - 209   Dante - 335   Trilby - 333   
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06.03.2011 at USD 1.24527.01.2013 at USD 11.6123.04.2014 at USD 6.526.01.2016 at USD 23.5
Great slopes filled with old mines and mine dumps at Cripple Creek, Colorado. "The World's Greatest Gold Camp."backside of Great slopes filled with old mines and mine dumps at Cripple Creek, Colorado. "The World's Greatest Gold Camp."
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10.04.2018 (09:40:17)
Title (on) Image:
Great slopes filled with old mines and mine dumps at Cripple Creek, Colorado. "The World's Greatest Gold Camp."
Photographer [Date]:

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Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
Sanborn Souvenir Co., Inc.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00933 [#1314]
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Description:
This postcard had the numbers & title text on backside, but even that was not really useful for saying where in the District this view was located. Today this is gone for good, being in Squaw Gulch at the former site of Anaconda town, looking at the saddle between Raven Hill at left and Guyot Hill at right. The former grade of the Florence & Cripple Creek, later the main road between Victor (coming in at right) and Cripple Creek, is seen below the massive Crib-wall of the Mary McKinney mine at the right side of this view.
graphic for visual presentation of text Lots of Gold in these hills, seeing they have open-pitted the whole area in modern day operations…
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18.11.2010 at USD 0.5
"Narrows" - Phantom Canon, Colo. On Florence & Cripple Creek R. R.backside of "Narrows" - Phantom Canon, Colo. On Florence & Cripple Creek R. R.
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09.04.2018 (18:39:24)
Title (on) Image:
"Narrows" - Phantom Canon, Colo. On Florence & Cripple Creek R. R.
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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-01122 [#1745]
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Description:
I have seen till now [08.04.2018] eleven uses of this scene for postcards, where there often is just a millimeter or two of differences along the edges, making it into different crop editions, and I been able to buy some of those quite cheaply so that is kind of cool.
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APPROACHING DUFFIELD. Colo. Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line.backside of APPROACHING DUFFIELD. Colo. Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line.
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09.04.2018 (18:39:24)
Title (on) Image:
APPROACHING DUFFIELD. Colo. Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line.
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Published By:
The Souvenir Publishing and Mercantile Company
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00688 [#1015]
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Description:
This view is from a top of Tunnel No. 8 on the Short Line, looking uphill towards Duffields, and is a popular view to show off the Short Line railroad. This and similar vies have been used over and over in publications, postcards, image books etc., to sell the railroad trip to tourists.
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18.09.2010 at USD 2.3
Anaconda Scene Showing Main Street & F. & C.C. Trackage | Anaconda 1908backside of Anaconda Scene Showing Main Street & F. & C.C. Trackage | Anaconda 1908
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09.04.2018 (18:39:24)
Title (on) Image:
Anaconda Scene Showing Main Street & F. & C.C. Trackage | Anaconda 1908
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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00649 [#946]
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Description:
When I first got this, I did not believe the date of 1908 on it, but I've come to believe it as years went by and I did learn more about the District. Anaconda was said to be totally burned up in the 1904 fire that took most of the town, but I believe this upper portion, just below the Florence & Cripple Creek line, was saved from the flames and it was the lower portion of town that perished. I've seen an Anaconda view I know is after the fire and there are structures in this area here, looking rather sad and empty, but still standing and as many of them look the same as views from before fire they must have survived the fire.
graphic for visual presentation of text The quality of this card is not that good, I got hold of a better copy years later, but that also had issues with fading and damages, so I never got a great view of this scene! This view is taken from below the F. & C.C. grade, looking across the town towards Guyot Hill on the right part of this view and more like Raven hill on the left side of the image.
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10.08.2009 at USD 77.0
Midland Terminal Engine #59 and Train Final Run 1949 Between Divide & Midlandbackside of Midland Terminal Engine #59 and Train Final Run 1949 Between Divide & Midland
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09.04.2018 (18:39:24)
Title (on) Image:
Midland Terminal Engine #59 and Train Final Run 1949 Between Divide & Midland
Photographer [Date]:
[06.02.1949]
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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00652 [#949]
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Description:
This view is from February 6, 1949 and the final M.T. Passenger run between Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, a Rocky Mountain Railroad Club special. The seller said this is a slightly painted up Midland Terminal #59 Consolidation, crossing Colorado highway 67 just south of Divide. He also said that he rode this engine from Colorado Springs to Bull Hill in 1946, and it was a thrill for him.
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Poverty Gulch, Cripple Creek District, Colo.backside of Poverty Gulch, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
09.04.2018 (18:39:24)
Title (on) Image:
Poverty Gulch, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
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Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
The Great Western Post Card and Novelty Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00189 [#255]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#255
Description:
I seen this view as five postcards;
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W, dark view, text at bottom partly cut off.
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W, slightly brighter card, one get to see some of the details a little better, but bottom text is even cut more off by a couple of mm.
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W, great quality look, not dark, different kind of paper used I think, and non of the text at the bottom is cut and you even get a little more of a structure shown.
graphic for visual presentation of textColored view, not the best look (this postcard).
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W, kinda dark, looks to be a good quality though, has several mm missing on left side but several more shown on the right side from the other known 4 views. Several mm of view below the bottom text too.
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Short Line Related   Trolley Related   
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Abe Lincoln - 52   Lillie [aka Lilly or Lily]; Poverty Gulch - 53   Rebecca Mine - 1000   
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29.03.2011 at USD 8.7602.12.2012 at USD 2.9902.03.2013 at USD 5.9921.03.2013 at USD 3.3328.04.2013 at USD 3.99524.11.2014 at USD 15.013.07.2015 at USD 8.507.08.2017 at USD 35.0
The Center of The Great Mining District, Cripple Creek, Colo.backside of The Center of The Great Mining District, Cripple Creek, Colo.
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09.04.2018 (18:39:24)
Title (on) Image:
The Center of The Great Mining District, Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman
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Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
H.L. Woehler
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00284 [#354]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#354
Description:
This negative/photo being the base for this card was a popular view, as I've seen it by time of writing this (08.04.2018) a whopping 15 times, used for various postcards folders & postcards, using two different titles; ' The Center of the Great Mining District, Cripple Creek, Colo.' and ' Mines at Goldfield, Cripple Creek, Colo.'
graphic for visual presentation of text I assume I shall find more as time goes by, as for the postcards they really are only two types, this B&W card and a colored/painted one, and then various crop editions of those again, where there are from one to a few millimeters differences on either of the sides, and sometimes also at the bottom – the sky part is impossible to tell so I leave that one out .
graphic for visual presentation of text The view itself is of the town of Goldfield in the foreground, Independence town up the hill in the distance, town of Altman in sideways center against the sky in the distance top, and lots of mines scattered around on what is essential Bull Hill all over. Mines and rails!
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Along the Rim of Cheyenne Canon on the Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.backside of Along the Rim of Cheyenne Canon on the Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.
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09.04.2018 (18:37:38)
Title (on) Image:
Along the Rim of Cheyenne Canon on the Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:

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Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
Great Western Post Card & Novelty Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03332 [#5838]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#5838
Description:
This view from down the road into Cheyenne Canon has the man on the bridge fence look up at a Short Line Passenger Train crossing over the low trestle up on Point Sublime, as seen about 1/4 down from the top and about center sideways.
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The Million-Dollar Phantom Canon Highway.backside of The Million-Dollar Phantom Canon Highway.
Media Info Last Updated:
09.04.2018 (18:28:52)
Title (on) Image:
The Million-Dollar Phantom Canon Highway.
Photographer [Date]:

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Published By:
H.H.T. Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03169 [#5306]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#5306
Description:
I've never driven Phantom Canon road, so I have no info about this location, but it looks rather dramatic.
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Portland Mine Cripple Creek District, Col.backside of Portland Mine Cripple Creek District, Col.
Media Info Last Updated:
09.04.2018 (18:12:08)
Title (on) Image:
Portland Mine Cripple Creek District, Col.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
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Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
E.C. Kropp Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03074 [#5140]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#5140
Description:
The base photo/negative seems quite popular to use to show the Portland Mines, as I've seen it used by time of writing this [09.04.2018] 13 times, mostly postcards from B&W to painted/colored ones, but I also have it in one postcard folder. Some views are like this one, from a printed image source, others are real photo but sadly I never been able to get hold off one of those at an OK price.
graphic for visual presentation of text This view of the great Portland Mine shows in the foreground the Number 1 shaft (aka Burns Shaft) where the shaft house seems to be gone, and the head frame is exposed for some reason. As there is still a shaft house over the Number 2 shaft in upper right background, I am not sure if this is from the time frame when shaft houses were banned due to their fire hazard, or some other reason.
graphic for visual presentation of text Either way, the operation here is massive by just judging the huge crib-wall along the center of the view, and the enormous piles of waste rock filling the area around the structures.
graphic for visual presentation of textView shows in addition to the two shafts, just below right-hand side center the Portland Ware House and then the Office structure is the large building between shaft 1 and warehouse. The old Shaft House behind/uphill from the office is the old Scranton shaft or hoist as Sanborn 1896/1900 calls it.
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Portland No. 2 - 259   Portland No. 1 [aka Burns Shaft] - 262   Scranton Shaft - 1058   
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Climbing Out of North Cheyenne Canon - The Cripple Creek Tripbackside of Climbing Out of North Cheyenne Canon - The Cripple Creek Trip
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09.04.2018 (17:38:41)
Title (on) Image:
Climbing Out of North Cheyenne Canon - The Cripple Creek Trip
Photographer [Date]:
Weeks
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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03058 [#5089]
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Description:
I think this view is taken from the so-called High Drive, seen behind the wood fence at bottom, left of the sideway center. The Short Line grade would be outside the view down at left, circling around the sides of the mountains going from left to right hand side of the image within the lower third of the image, going sort of into the image at the right-hand side and climbing the grades back to the left-hand side where we see a train steaming uphill about a third down from the top.
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LAKE BROADMOOR, FROM POINT SUBLIME. Colo. Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line.backside of LAKE BROADMOOR, FROM POINT SUBLIME. Colo. Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line.
Media Info Last Updated:
09.04.2018 (17:19:38)
Title (on) Image:
LAKE BROADMOOR, FROM POINT SUBLIME. Colo. Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line.
Photographer [Date]:
Louis Charles McClure
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
The Souvenir Publishing and Mercantile Company
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00745 [#1093]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#1093
Description:
This was a popular view, seen it used many times, counted 16 times when this is written [09.04.2018], ranging from various postcards, postcard folders and into picture books and folders, and also as a plain photograph.
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Short Line Related   
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01.11.2011 at USD 7.007.12.2014 at USD 0.506.05.2016 at USD 0.626.12.2016 at USD 0.5
Broadmoor From Point Sublime, Colorado.backside of Broadmoor From Point Sublime, Colorado.
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09.04.2018 (17:12:27)
Title (on) Image:
Broadmoor From Point Sublime, Colorado.
Photographer [Date]:
Louis Charles McClure
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Published By:
The W.H. Kistler Stat'y Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03353 [#5863]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#5863
Description:
This location was also a common one used for views of the Short Line. I've seen some variations of it, but mainly it is this angle showing the Broadmoor Lake in the background. BTW, the bridge just barely seen towards the left was, from what I can gather, named Bridge No. 6-B. This was the second twin bridge at Point Sublime and it was 119 feet long and 13 feet high according to page 156 in the Colorado Rail Annual No. 16.
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24.09.2017 at USD 1.0
Curved Bridge, Phantom Canyon Highway, Coloradobackside of Curved Bridge, Phantom Canyon Highway, Colorado
Media Info Last Updated:
09.04.2018 (16:06:54)
Title (on) Image:
Curved Bridge, Phantom Canyon Highway, Colorado
Photographer [Date]:

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Published By:
H.H.T. Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03199 [#5349]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#5349
Description:
[B] PHANTOM CANON HIGHWAY
graphic for visual presentation of text Phantom Canon proper extends from near Florence, Colo., to the Cripple Creek district. For ruggedness and scenic beauty it is unsurpassed. Linked up with it is the trip over the Skyline Drive and to the top of the Royal Gorge.
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11.09.2017 at USD 0.5
Ute Pass Manitou Coloradobackside of Ute Pass Manitou Colorado
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09.04.2018 (13:56:59)
Title (on) Image:
Ute Pass Manitou Colorado
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Published By:
Thayer Publishing Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01910 [#3291]
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This is an early view of the road up through Ute Pass, a popular photo location and I have seen several views like this appear in various forms of media. Different versions also, but this is the one I have in my possession. Looks to be a thrilling road to ride.
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Cripple Creek Colobackside of Cripple Creek Colo
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09.04.2018 (13:34:31)
Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek Colo
Photographer [Date]:
Young
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-01909 [#3290]
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When I first saw this view, my mind was intrigued and curious about that partly log structure in foreground left, with the sort of second floor square tower like structure and I was wondering if it might had been linked to the Short Line which I knew at one time had a yard here. I never been able to confirm that feel, but I still like this view from the old Short Line Yard grounds in Cripple Creek town.
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Elk's Club Building, Victor, Colorado.backside of Elk's Club Building, Victor, Colorado.
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09.04.2018 (02:59:58)
Title (on) Image:
Elk's Club Building, Victor, Colorado.
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Published By:
H.H.T. Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00795 [#1160]
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I've seen by time of this writing [09.04.2018] seven editions of this photo/negative used for postcards, whereas five of them is variations of this colored/painted printed image postcard and two is real photo type of postcards. They all have small differences along the edges from each other, like a millimeter or two type of cropped differently from the source compared to the others.
graphic for visual presentation of text I've decided to show this card straight along the short sides right & left, as those was closest to see the structure straight, even if that made the text title of this card look rather strange being all angled as it is more parallel with the top/bottom edges.
graphic for visual presentation of text The structure itself still stands in Victor, Colorado, located at the intersection of North Third Street and Diamond Avenue, and was at one time also known as the 'Tomkins Hardware Supply Company'.
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View in Phantom Canon, Colorado.backside of View in Phantom Canon, Colorado.
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08.04.2018 (18:08:00)
Title (on) Image:
View in Phantom Canon, Colorado.
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P-03333 [#5839]
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graphic for visual presentation of textVIEW IN PHANTOM CANON, COLORADO
graphic for visual presentation of textThis wonderful highway, a part of the Big Circle Trip, is one of the most beautiful and scenic in America. The road is a steady 4% grade practically the entire distance of forty miles. It is known as "The Million Dollar Road". There are fifty-three bridges on this road, all constructed of heavy railroad bridge timbers. These bridges add much contrast to the natural environs and are all painted white.
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The Dome, Phantom Canon Highway, Colorado.backside of The Dome, Phantom Canon Highway, Colorado.
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08.04.2018 (18:03:05)
Title (on) Image:
The Dome, Phantom Canon Highway, Colorado.
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P-03154 [#5282]
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graphic for visual presentation of textTHE DOME,
graphic for visual presentation of textPHANTOM CANON HIGHWAY, COLO.
graphic for visual presentation of textAll thru this beautiful and picturesque scenic highway, the towering cliffs remind one of ancient castles and ruins of by-gone days. The rugged and hue-stained granite walls, contrasted with the evergreen, pines, shrubs and flowers, form a picture in the mind that cannot be portrayed by photo or painting, and words cannot express the grandeur of this mountain drive.
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Intermediate Shaftbackside of Intermediate Shaft
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08.04.2018 (13:44:36)
Title (on) Image:
Intermediate Shaft
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman
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P-03031 [#5053]
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This is an interesting view of the operation at the so-called Intermediate Shaft for the Roosevelt Drainage Tunnel, taking during winter as there is snow on the ground and a little on the peaked roof on the hoist-house/powerplant structure. There also appears a dump car on the trestle that looks like one of those that could be self-running using a motor, wonder if that is one such car?
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[B] Observation Point. The Cripple Creek Trip.backside of [B] Observation Point. The Cripple Creek Trip.
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08.04.2018 (13:10:49)
Title (on) Image:
[B] Observation Point. The Cripple Creek Trip.
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1900-12; The Short Line railhead is near Summit, making this a possible view and hence the painted in train as no Regular train runs yet.
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1902-06; as seen it used in a July 1902 Publication.
Published By:
Barkalow Bros. News Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02988 [#4957]
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This view is taken from top of Tunnel No. 8, direction towards Devil's Slide which is seen in the background left, about 1/3 down from top and almost halfway in from left-hand side. This viewpoint is also often used in various views along the Short Line, most often a different shot, but generally same direction view, often labelled as approaching Duffields. This particular photo/negative, I've seen by the time of writing this [08.04.2018] being used 6 times, twice in printed sources, twice as photographs and twice as postcards.
graphic for visual presentation of text There is a possibility this is early view from before the Short Line fully opened, and that is why the train seen is painted into the scene, running downhill closing in on the location known as Duffields, which if memory serve me right is, outside the view to the right. I've seen it used in the July 1902 Short Line Blue Book for instance.
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