My Known Images:
Gold King [aka El Paso Gold King]
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This page has a total of 4 images, as of 01.08.2018 (11:44:45).
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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 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
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:
04.07.2017 (12:38:29)
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 textThe 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 textBeside 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
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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