My Known Images:
Economic Mill
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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 a more washed out hinting towards reddish coloring on the image part of the card itself, and then this version her, with a Blue color on the text with the Number and Title of the card. I've included link to both cards in the weblink section of this listing.
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.
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.
Media Info Last Updated:
04.04.2018 (10:58:24)
Title on Image:
#96; Economic Mill, Cripple Creek District.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
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 a more washed out hinting towards reddish coloring on the image part of the card itself, and then this version her, with a Blue color on the text with the Number and Title of the card. I've included link to both cards in the weblink section of this listing.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe 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 textThis 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.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; titled 96-Economic Mill, Cripple Creek District; Red Title Text, with Embossed Image part - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; titled 96-Economic Mill, Cripple Creek District; Blue Title Text - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03276
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#222]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#222
Media Info Last Updated:
07.08.2017 (09:07:13)
Title on Image:
A View at the Immense Economic Mill of the Economic Gold Extraction Company in Eclipse Gulch
Photographer [Date]:
J.E. Stimson [1903]
Description:
While the image quality is not that great due to the very limited size of the digital image, I still recognize this as a view west looking east towards Squaw Mountain in the background, and with the immense Economic Mill of the Economic Gold Extraction Company laying near its base into Eclipse Gulch!
graphic for visual presentation of text Sadly, the lousy image size with its 480-pixel wide view makes it hard to pick out much details. But, I like that this is dated in 1903 as it will help understand other images I have as to when they might be from. It looks to me like this mill is already her as large as it would be, but again hard to tell due to the very limited size of this image.
graphic for visual presentation of text I think the image was taken from near the F. & C.C tracks as it rounds the hill south of Elkton, moving from Eclipse Gulch into Arequa Gulch so to speak.
Image Note:

Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01601
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#237]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#237
This is a cool drawing and one that would have made a very cool entryway for a model railroad of the area... The town of Victor and the Gold Coin mine on the right-hand side and the Economic mill at the left-hand side. Includes an illustration of 9 levels in the Gold Coin mine, not sure how many they had.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:51:52)
Title on Image:
Longitudinal Section - Columbine Division - United Mines Tunnel.
Photographer [Date]:
J.L. Waid
Description:
This is a cool drawing and one that would have made a very cool entryway for a model railroad of the area... The town of Victor and the Gold Coin mine on the right-hand side and the Economic mill at the left-hand side. Includes an illustration of 9 levels in the Gold Coin mine, not sure how many they had.
Image Note:
Cropped and worked somewhat over; From page 2 of the booklet "Gold Fields of Cripple Creek - Pan American Expo 1901" by the Woods Investment Company.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 2; Gold Fields of Cripple Creek - Pan American Expo 1901; The Woods Investment Company - Published in 1901.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00701
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#128]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#128
   This view shows a large mill operation, it must have been quite a look to see this in person, a mill built upon over time. In the background, about 1/3 down on left-hand side from the top, you can see the ore-receiving shed of the large Economic Mill, with part of a cooling tower poking up as well. Squaw Mountain is looming in the background, together with some mines and railroad grades of all three railroads serving this District.
   The view of the Economic mill and the Low Line dates this view to have been photographed between 1900 and middle of April 1903. Reason for that end date is I read the Arequa mill was fully destroyed by a fire in the Engineering & Mining Journal, published on the 18th of April, 1903.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.02.2017 (11:15:23)
Title on Image:
The Arequa Mill
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view shows a large mill operation, it must have been quite a look to see this in person, a mill built upon over time. In the background, about 1/3 down on left-hand side from the top, you can see the ore-receiving shed of the large Economic Mill, with part of a cooling tower poking up as well. Squaw Mountain is looming in the background, together with some mines and railroad grades of all three railroads serving this District.
graphic for visual presentation of text The view of the Economic mill and the Low Line dates this view to have been photographed between 1900 and middle of April 1903. Reason for that end date is I read the Arequa mill was fully destroyed by a fire in the Engineering & Mining Journal, published on the 18th of April, 1903.
Image Note:
My Collection; Appears on unknown page in unknown printed book, by unknown.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 332; Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad - Forty Miles to Fortune; Allan C. Lewis - Published in 2002.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01259
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#44]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#44
   This view was taken just above the M.T. trestle crossing Eclipse Gulch, and it shows on the left side of both images an early look at quite a large shaft house of the Eclipse Mine, and how it is located between the roadbeds of the M.T on the upper side and the F. & C.C. on the lower side. It also shows a moving train on the F. & C.C. with some of the settlement known as Eclipse below the railroad grade, including an unknown mine and of course the Economic Mill way down the Eclipse gulch at the right-hand side of both images making up this stereoview.
   Photographed around 1899/1900, as the mill was built in 1899, and as I see no traces of the Low Line, which was built in 1900, this was photographed in that timeframe.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.02.2017 (14:15:12)
Title on Image:
Eclipse Gulch Scene Across Railroads About 1899.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view was taken just above the M.T. trestle crossing Eclipse Gulch, and it shows on the left side of both images an early look at quite a large shaft house of the Eclipse Mine, and how it is located between the roadbeds of the M.T on the upper side and the F. & C.C. on the lower side. It also shows a moving train on the F. & C.C. with some of the settlement known as Eclipse below the railroad grade, including an unknown mine and of course the Economic Mill way down the Eclipse gulch at the right-hand side of both images making up this stereoview.
graphic for visual presentation of text Photographed around 1899/1900, as the mill was built in 1899, and as I see no traces of the Low Line, which was built in 1900, this was photographed in that timeframe.
Image Note:
My Collection; Stereoview
Source ID, My Collection:
S-00036
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#32]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#32