My Known Images:
El Paso
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I never seen this view as a photograph, only as a printed image used for postcards and postcard folders, various crops from the source negative and various titles used. Also, various works been done to the print plates used to create the cards.
   At time of writing thins I know off 11 versions/editions from the source, where 3 is from postcard folders and rest is postcards, and ten of those has the El Paso Mine used in the title, which here on this card can be seen about sideways center and about 1/3 down from the top, with a growing dump down the slope of Beacon Hill.
   At left side, about 2/5 down from top, most of the surface Structures of the C.K. & N. Mine can be seen, while near bottom left the Henry Adney and Old Gold Mines can be seen. I often mix them together, but I think the Hendry Adney is the one to the left.
   I am not certain of the name of the mine seen in lower right, but I think it is the Lonaconing Mine. Neither have I names for the several other smaller mine operations seen spread around this scene, but I hope one day to learn all this and be able to understand the relations and names and all.
   Between the Henry Adney and the Old Gold mines there seems to be visible the tracks of the short-lived F. & C.C. switchback branch down Beacon Hill, built in 1904, which dates this view to be from between 1904 and 1906.
Media Info Last Updated:
13.04.2018 (08:02:00)
Title on Image:
El Paso Mine, Cripple Creek District
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
I never seen this view as a photograph, only as a printed image used for postcards and postcard folders, various crops from the source negative and various titles used. Also, various works been done to the print plates used to create the cards.
graphic for visual presentation of text At time of writing thins I know off 11 versions/editions from the source, where 3 is from postcard folders and rest is postcards, and ten of those has the El Paso Mine used in the title, which here on this card can be seen about sideways center and about 1/3 down from the top, with a growing dump down the slope of Beacon Hill.
graphic for visual presentation of text At left side, about 2/5 down from top, most of the surface Structures of the C.K. & N. Mine can be seen, while near bottom left the Henry Adney and Old Gold Mines can be seen. I often mix them together, but I think the Hendry Adney is the one to the left.
graphic for visual presentation of text I am not certain of the name of the mine seen in lower right, but I think it is the Lonaconing Mine. Neither have I names for the several other smaller mine operations seen spread around this scene, but I hope one day to learn all this and be able to understand the relations and names and all.
graphic for visual presentation of text Between the Henry Adney and the Old Gold mines there seems to be visible the tracks of the short-lived F. & C.C. switchback branch down Beacon Hill, built in 1904, which dates this view to be from between 1904 and 1906.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • no. 16; Souvenir Postcard Folder titled The Greatest Gold Camp On Earth. Souvenir Folding Card of Cripple Creek District - Published in ????.
  • no. 11; Souvenir Postcard Folder titled Souvenir Folding Card of the Cripple Creek District - Published in ????.
  • no. ?; Souvenir Postcard titled Serie 877. Souvenir of Cripple Creek, Colo. altitude 9600 feet. - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00632
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#272]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#272
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.
   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.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (12:34:19)
Title on Image:
#3058; El Paso Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
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.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by H.H.T. Co.; Numbered 3058, titled El Paso Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo. - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by H.H.T. Co.; Numbered 3058, titled El Paso Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo. -> slighlty different cropped from source negative - Published in ????.
  • no. 5; Souvenir Postcard Folder with Unknown name as there was no front on my copy - about the Cripple Creek District - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03293
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#244]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#244
Not the best view of the El Paso Mine due to the not so good paper it was printed on, and also the use of a smaller image on a larger paper page, but it gives the impression on how the El Paso Mine must have looked around the late 1930's into possible the first or partly second year of the 1940's.
Media Info Last Updated:
19.08.2017 (23:17:13)
Title on Image:
EL PASO MINE, famous for its ore since the early days of the Cripple Creek District.
Photographer [Date]:
Kenneth Geddes
Description:
Not the best view of the El Paso Mine due to the not so good paper it was printed on, and also the use of a smaller image on a larger paper page, but it gives the impression on how the El Paso Mine must have looked around the late 1930's into possible the first or partly second year of the 1940's.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 22 in the 1941 Annual Report of the Golden Cycle Corporation; scaled from a 600dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 22; The Golden Cycle Corporation: Annual Report to Stockholders - December 31, 1941 - Published in 1942.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01613
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#241]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#241
   This image I've also found on the Internet at the Wyoming State Archives Photo Collection, dated as 1903 and photo by J.E. Stimson, which was a photographer of Cheyenne, Wyoming it seems. Sadly, that image is a thumbnail type only but to my eyes they are identical.
   The view itself is of a printed bad quality type showing a view along the north slope of Beacon Hill with the F. & C.C. branch line down the hill to the Old Gold Mine seen coming down from its route towards the El Paso mine (misspelled in the Title as El Passo), this railroad line is seen more or less in the center of the image.
   The small mine seen on the upper end of the railroad line, with the dump almost unto the tracks is said to be the New Orleans Mine, but I think it is more commonly known as the Orleans Mine.
   Below the El Paso mine (seen about middle top/down and 1/3 in from right-hand side) is the structures of the C. K. & N. mine seen, hard to make out any details but the smokestack pokes up as a way to pick it out so to speak.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.08.2017 (17:48:40)
Title on Image:
Maid of New Orleans and El Paso
Photographer [Date]:
J.E. Stimson [1903]
Description:
This image I've also found on the Internet at the Wyoming State Archives Photo Collection, dated as 1903 and photo by J.E. Stimson, which was a photographer of Cheyenne, Wyoming it seems. Sadly, that image is a thumbnail type only but to my eyes they are identical.
graphic for visual presentation of text The view itself is of a printed bad quality type showing a view along the north slope of Beacon Hill with the F. & C.C. branch line down the hill to the Old Gold Mine seen coming down from its route towards the El Paso mine (misspelled in the Title as El Passo), this railroad line is seen more or less in the center of the image.
graphic for visual presentation of text The small mine seen on the upper end of the railroad line, with the dump almost unto the tracks is said to be the New Orleans Mine, but I think it is more commonly known as the Orleans Mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text Below the El Paso mine (seen about middle top/down and 1/3 in from right-hand side) is the structures of the C. K. & N. mine seen, hard to make out any details but the smokestack pokes up as a way to pick it out so to speak.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 645 in the December 31, 1904 issue of The Mining World; scaled from a 600dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 645; The Mining World (Volume 21, No. 27) - Published in 1904.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01568
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#231]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#231
This not so great view shows many of the mines on Beacon Hill. Extreme left is the Maid of Orleans, Little Bessie is in the foreground and the El Paso, C. K. & N., etc., is in the background middle. Far down valley at right hand side is part of the F. & C.C. switchback branch line down to the Henry Adney & Old Gold mines.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:12:52)
Title on Image:
Panoramic View of Beacon Hill, Showing Maid of Orleans at Extreme Left, Little Bessie in Foreground and El Paso, C. K. & N., etc., in Background.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This not so great view shows many of the mines on Beacon Hill. Extreme left is the Maid of Orleans, Little Bessie is in the foreground and the El Paso, C. K. & N., etc., is in the background middle. Far down valley at right hand side is part of the F. & C.C. switchback branch line down to the Henry Adney & Old Gold mines.
Image Note:
My Collection; Scan of a negative from pages 26-27 of "Seeing Cripple Creek", published in March 1905 (Vol. 4, Issue No. 4).
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • pages 26-27; Seeing Cripple Creek; March 1905 - Published in 1905.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01258
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#25]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#25