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Gold King [aka El Paso Gold King]
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This is a great photo, expensive but a good shot of the Night Shift at an unknown time, by an unknown photographer, outside the Shaft House of the Gold King Mining Company's Gold King Mine in Poverty Gulch. The shadow on the wall is from the Blacksmith Shed standing some feet away from the west side of the shaft house, and I so wish I could turn my view and look around, as the view to the right about 90-degree would been wonderful to have been able to watch as I would have seen the orehouse then…
   Beside the 20-men making up this Night Shift of the miners working at the Gold King Mine, shown with their miners' candlesticks and work attire, there are seen two young boys seated at far right. Could be their dad sitting next to them, and as seller said, they likely worked at the grass (top side?) helping with tools and such.
   I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was dark grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
10.11.2021 (22:25:06)
Title on Image:
Gold King Mining Company's Night Shift Posing in the Shadow From the Blacksmith Shed in Front of the Shaft House
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is a great photo, expensive but a good shot of the Night Shift at an unknown time, by an unknown photographer, outside the Shaft House of the Gold King Mining Company's Gold King Mine in Poverty Gulch. The shadow on the wall is from the Blacksmith Shed standing some feet away from the west side of the shaft house, and I so wish I could turn my view and look around, as the view to the right about 90-degree would been wonderful to have been able to watch as I would have seen the orehouse then…
graphic for visual presentation of text Beside the 20-men making up this Night Shift of the miners working at the Gold King Mine, shown with their miners' candlesticks and work attire, there are seen two young boys seated at far right. Could be their dad sitting next to them, and as seller said, they likely worked at the grass (top side?) helping with tools and such.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image, if that is what you see. Source was dark grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01993
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#434]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#434
Sadly, this photo has not had the best meeting with time, it has darkened itself, and turned a darker brown with details lost forever. The plate it is glued to has also been cracked/split and overall it is not a good photo, but it might have been at one time. Backside only have the words ''Cripple Creek Co; Circa 1901; Gold King Mine; RSX98'', no names of the miners posing here.
   The Gold King Shaft house is the earlier one before they put up the higher cupola over the larger Head Frame they put in at an unknown time, possible around October 1900 as I have seen it reported they closed the mine to put in a new plant that would be a duplicate of one that recently was placed in the Strong mine. I've also seen a postcard with preprinted 190 for the Date with the larger tower in place so I would guess this photo to be from no later than late summer 1900, most likely from before that time though. There are 3 smokestacks in this photo, I've seen four on the more common views of this mine, I suppose that might also have changed in the October 1900 timeframe. I've also have a stereoview with a copyright Date of 1900 with the larger tower seen, so my guess this is a 189x photograph.
   Beside the many unknown men in this view, there is seen the upper part of the shaft house with its small cupola for light/air use I think, a shed and the power plant structure with its 3 smokestacks and a vent cupola on its rooftop. In addition, part of the orehouse is in lower left corner with a trestle across to the shaft house, but too damaged to make out any details. Same with the Flag hanging from a pole on top of the shaft house, it is too much blurred into the background to stand out.
Media Info Last Updated:
10.11.2021 (20:03:36)
Title on Image:
Gold King - One of the Best Producers in the CC Dist. Miners Posing with Structures in the Background.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown [189?]
Description:
Sadly, this photo has not had the best meeting with time, it has darkened itself, and turned a darker brown with details lost forever. The plate it is glued to has also been cracked/split and overall it is not a good photo, but it might have been at one time. Backside only have the words ''Cripple Creek Co; Circa 1901; Gold King Mine; RSX98'', no names of the miners posing here.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Gold King Shaft house is the earlier one before they put up the higher cupola over the larger Head Frame they put in at an unknown time, possible around October 1900 as I have seen it reported they closed the mine to put in a new plant that would be a duplicate of one that recently was placed in the Strong mine. I've also seen a postcard with preprinted 190 for the Date with the larger tower in place so I would guess this photo to be from no later than late summer 1900, most likely from before that time though. There are 3 smokestacks in this photo, I've seen four on the more common views of this mine, I suppose that might also have changed in the October 1900 timeframe. I've also have a stereoview with a copyright Date of 1900 with the larger tower seen, so my guess this is a 189x photograph.
graphic for visual presentation of text Beside the many unknown men in this view, there is seen the upper part of the shaft house with its small cupola for light/air use I think, a shed and the power plant structure with its 3 smokestacks and a vent cupola on its rooftop. In addition, part of the orehouse is in lower left corner with a trestle across to the shaft house, but too damaged to make out any details. Same with the Flag hanging from a pole on top of the shaft house, it is too much blurred into the background to stand out.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03159
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#220]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#220
This is a view up Poverty Gulch showing the Trolley Car named 'Evelyn', No. 1 car of the Cripple Creek District Railway, climbing the 7.5% grade, passing the ore house of the Chicago Tunnel. Photo taken no later than summer of 1899 due to this picture appeared in ''The Engineering Magazine'' for September 1899.
   This section of track in Poverty Gulch was built in 1897 (between April and December). Track abandoned 1903 as it was rerouted to use the Short Line mainline higher up the hill at right, removing a grade of up to 7.5%!!
   The first four cars built for the line were named instead of numbered, but got numbers later, Evelyn was No. 1. The Gold King Mine sits high on the slope of Tenderfoot Hill, seen about 1/4 down from top and 1/4 in from left-hand side. In the foreground right, the Chicago Tunnel, also known as Chicago & Cripple Creek Tunnel, operation is taking place, this tunnel would extend all the way to Ironclad Hill and the Plymouth Rock Mine.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (09:32:35)
Title on Image:
Trolley in Poverty Gulch about 1899, Passing the Ore House of the Chicago Tunnel
Photographer [Date]:
Edgar A. Yelton
Description:
This is a view up Poverty Gulch showing the Trolley Car named 'Evelyn', No. 1 car of the Cripple Creek District Railway, climbing the 7.5% grade, passing the ore house of the Chicago Tunnel. Photo taken no later than summer of 1899 due to this picture appeared in ''The Engineering Magazine'' for September 1899.
graphic for visual presentation of text This section of track in Poverty Gulch was built in 1897 (between April and December). Track abandoned 1903 as it was rerouted to use the Short Line mainline higher up the hill at right, removing a grade of up to 7.5%!!
graphic for visual presentation of text The first four cars built for the line were named instead of numbered, but got numbers later, Evelyn was No. 1. The Gold King Mine sits high on the slope of Tenderfoot Hill, seen about 1/4 down from top and 1/4 in from left-hand side. In the foreground right, the Chicago Tunnel, also known as Chicago & Cripple Creek Tunnel, operation is taking place, this tunnel would extend all the way to Ironclad Hill and the Plymouth Rock Mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Cropped, straightened, enhanced version of my 300dpi scan. I did procure the colored edition of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page ?; The Engineering Magazine, September 1899 - Published in 1999.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02997
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#418]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#418
This view across Poverty Gulch, towards the town of Cripple Creek, is photographed on Gold Hill a little uphill from the C.O.D. mine. The Short Line main line is climbing the hill via the curved trestle seen on left-hand side, and the original High Line electric trolley line is partly seen on the left side of the railroad curve, after gone through the trestle on its big climb up Gold Hill.
* The Reno Mine is seen beyond the Short Line trestle, almost center bottom/top and about 2/5 in from left-hand side. Near the upper end/right-hand side of the Short Line trestle.
* The old shaft house of the C.O.D. mine is seen from behind, about 1/3 up from bottom and a bit more than 1/3 in from left-hand side.
* The Gold King, or the El Paso Gold King Mine, is seen center bottom/top about 1/5 in from right-hand side, in the darker shades of this image sadly.
Media Info Last Updated:
17.04.2018 (09:57:58)
Title on Image:
View Towards Cripple Creek, From Near C.O.D. Mine, Across the Short Line Trestle in Poverty Gulch
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view across Poverty Gulch, towards the town of Cripple Creek, is photographed on Gold Hill a little uphill from the C.O.D. mine. The Short Line main line is climbing the hill via the curved trestle seen on left-hand side, and the original High Line electric trolley line is partly seen on the left side of the railroad curve, after gone through the trestle on its big climb up Gold Hill.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Reno Mine is seen beyond the Short Line trestle, almost center bottom/top and about 2/5 in from left-hand side. Near the upper end/right-hand side of the Short Line trestle.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The old shaft house of the C.O.D. mine is seen from behind, about 1/3 up from bottom and a bit more than 1/3 in from left-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Gold King, or the El Paso Gold King Mine, is seen center bottom/top about 1/5 in from right-hand side, in the darker shades of this image sadly.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 16 in the 1904 Annual Edition of the Colorado State Journal.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 16; Colorado State Journal; 1904 Annual Edition - Published in 1904.
  • Page 1; Program of Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress - Cripple Creek, Colorado, July 16, 17, 18, 19, 1901 - Published in 1901.
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; Titled: Cripple Creek Colo Gold King Mine - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01130
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#168]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#168
This sort of common view of the Gold King Mine is showing quite a large Shaft-House, and one can even see how it at one time have been expanded upon with raising an extra tower like structure on top of the original shaft house, to house a bigger headframe. In the foreground is the Ore-House, to be used with horse driven wagons, as while the Short Line ran quite near this mine, and I even seen a spur/siding nearby, as far as I know they never redid the orehouse to connect directly with the railroad for some reason.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.04.2018 (10:42:15)
Title on Image:
#11-4; Mine Scene In Cripple Creek - Victor District
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This sort of common view of the Gold King Mine is showing quite a large Shaft-House, and one can even see how it at one time have been expanded upon with raising an extra tower like structure on top of the original shaft house, to house a bigger headframe. In the foreground is the Ore-House, to be used with horse driven wagons, as while the Short Line ran quite near this mine, and I even seen a spur/siding nearby, as far as I know they never redid the orehouse to connect directly with the railroad for some reason.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards/Postcard Album.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; titled Mine Scene In Cripple Creek - Victor District - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00308
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#166]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#166
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Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:23:03)
Title on Image:
Bob Womack's Gold King tunnel.
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Jackson [1892]
Description:
A lot of 13 men is posing in front of the Bob Womack Gold King Tunnel in Poverty Gulch, possible the one located on the El Paso claim, but not been able to document that part. The view in the Spell book is not the greatest view, check out the DPL for a much better look.
graphic for visual presentation of text Leslie Doyle Spell wrote in his book that this picture was taken in 1892, at the time so many had become discouraged and were leaving district, branding the place as another fake. These men were trying to get a shipment of ore in order to keep the interest of the people. I knew who all the men were at the time but now can name only a few of them.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe man lying in the wheelbarrow is De LaVergne.
graphic for visual presentation of textBob Womack is second from left, standing.
graphic for visual presentation of textAndy Frazier standing by wheelbarrow.
graphic for visual presentation of textPourtales with the long overcoat.
graphic for visual presentation of textBill Spell seated on hillside (in black suit and hat).
Image Note:
From page 44; Forgotten Men of Cripple Creek by Leslie Doyle Spell.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 44; Forgotten Men of Cripple Creek; Leslie Doyle Spell; Copyright 1959 - Published in 1959.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01659
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#71]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#71