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Vindicator No. 1
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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.
   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.
   * 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.
   * 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.
   * 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.
   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.
Media Info Last Updated:
15.07.2018 (13:34:28)
Title on Image:
Vindicator Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Description:
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 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.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; various title text, colored; various crop editions and coloring techniques. - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by H.L. Woehler. - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by SL & Co.; numbered A 14575; Two crop editions. - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03841
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#332]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#332
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.
   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…
   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.
   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.
Media Info Last Updated:
15.07.2018 (13:27:14)
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
Description:
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.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; not titled or marked in any way - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; titled Vindicator Mine Skolas - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; titled Photo by Julia Skolas Cripple Creek Colo. - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03544
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#267]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#267
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.
   * 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.
   * Smokestack of the La Bella Powerplant Structure is also seen, just left and below of the before mentioned Vindicator.
   * 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.
   * 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.
Media Info Last Updated:
22.05.2018 (09:03:58)
Title on Image:
A View at the Slime Dam East of the Independence Mill, with Bull Hill/Bull Cliffs in the Distance
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
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.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03640
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#307]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#307
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.
   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.
   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.
Media Info Last Updated:
21.05.2018 (08:24:01)
Title on Image:
Specimen Mine Cripple Creek Dist
Photographer [Date]:
William H. Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Description:
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.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by unknown; titled Specimen Mine Cripple Creek Dist Lehr Foto - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03545
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#268]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#268
For me this was a view I had to get hold of as it is a very informative postcard view showing/sharing many things! There are so many things in this view, but I shall focus here on the mining related things, there is a more general talk on my Postcard Album page, see source links.
   The Vindicator No. 1 Shaft is seen in the distance nearly center/middle of this view – slightly to the right and above center. To the right of the shaft is the Ore-house of the Vindicator No. 1 Mine, with blackish soot up above the arched opening into the ore-house for train cars and engines as clearly, they have also run into the house or else it would not have been that dirty above the opening. The Hoist House of the Shaft is seen further to the left from the partly covered Steel Head-frame, with dual gauge tracks running between those structure, with also coal chutes for the Vindicator Powerplant seen on the long whitish looking structure with all the smokestacks just left of the steel head-frame.
   Vindicator No. 2 Shaft is seen with its smaller but quite high structure about 1/5 in from right-hand side and about 2/5 up from bottom with the Gloriette/Glorietta/Glorieta Shaft seen just in front and to the right with a Head-Frame seen, easier to see on a higher resolution scan. There are dual gauge tracks at this shaft, and possible might have also served the ore-house of the Vindicator No. 1, but image can't tell me that from this angle.
   Beyond the Vindicator no.2 is the dump of no.1 and hiding further down the hill and only poking up a little is the partly covered Head-frame of the Golden Cycle, seen about 1/5 in from right-hand side and about middle top/down, with then possible that mine's ore-house further to the right as a darker structure, but image is more blurred in this part so I can't fully make it out.
   The Lillie Mine is gone in this view, replaced by a dump, seen beyond the before mentioned Vindicator No.1 shaft, even if there on my 1200dpi scan seem to see a small head-frame and some crib-walls in front of the dump seen.
Media Info Last Updated:
06.04.2018 (13:16:21)
Title on Image:
View East From Upper Independence Town Towards Vindicator Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
For me this was a view I had to get hold of as it is a very informative postcard view showing/sharing many things! There are so many things in this view, but I shall focus here on the mining related things, there is a more general talk on my Postcard Album page, see source links.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Vindicator No. 1 Shaft is seen in the distance nearly center/middle of this view – slightly to the right and above center. To the right of the shaft is the Ore-house of the Vindicator No. 1 Mine, with blackish soot up above the arched opening into the ore-house for train cars and engines as clearly, they have also run into the house or else it would not have been that dirty above the opening. The Hoist House of the Shaft is seen further to the left from the partly covered Steel Head-frame, with dual gauge tracks running between those structure, with also coal chutes for the Vindicator Powerplant seen on the long whitish looking structure with all the smokestacks just left of the steel head-frame.
graphic for visual presentation of text Vindicator No. 2 Shaft is seen with its smaller but quite high structure about 1/5 in from right-hand side and about 2/5 up from bottom with the Gloriette/Glorietta/Glorieta Shaft seen just in front and to the right with a Head-Frame seen, easier to see on a higher resolution scan. There are dual gauge tracks at this shaft, and possible might have also served the ore-house of the Vindicator No. 1, but image can't tell me that from this angle.
graphic for visual presentation of text Beyond the Vindicator no.2 is the dump of no.1 and hiding further down the hill and only poking up a little is the partly covered Head-frame of the Golden Cycle, seen about 1/5 in from right-hand side and about middle top/down, with then possible that mine's ore-house further to the right as a darker structure, but image is more blurred in this part so I can't fully make it out.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Lillie Mine is gone in this view, replaced by a dump, seen beyond the before mentioned Vindicator No.1 shaft, even if there on my 1200dpi scan seem to see a small head-frame and some crib-walls in front of the dump seen.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03538
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#280]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#280
I've seen this image two times, this card and as a small view in a special type of Multiview postcard, that last one has a Copyright date of 1907 so that did help make this image even older than the date on this postcard view did.
   In foreground left bottom several houses of Independence Town are seen, with the Midland Terminal Depot down at the tracks. The massive dumps of the Vindicator, and the Lillie, dominates the scene, and while the paper and image quality is not that great being a printed card, the huge square like structure of the Lillie Mine is easy to pick out in this view, where it is located about center of the card, with the Vindicator No. 1 Shaft to left with its 3 smokestacks sending darker smoke to the sky.
Media Info Last Updated:
04.04.2018 (17:03:03)
Title on Image:
Vindicator and Lillie Mines, Bull Hill District, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
I've seen this image two times, this card and as a small view in a special type of Multiview postcard, that last one has a Copyright date of 1907 so that did help make this image even older than the date on this postcard view did.
graphic for visual presentation of text In foreground left bottom several houses of Independence Town are seen, with the Midland Terminal Depot down at the tracks. The massive dumps of the Vindicator, and the Lillie, dominates the scene, and while the paper and image quality is not that great being a printed card, the huge square like structure of the Lillie Mine is easy to pick out in this view, where it is located about center of the card, with the Vindicator No. 1 Shaft to left with its 3 smokestacks sending darker smoke to the sky.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard, Special w/small images inside; Named Seeing Cripple Creek, Colorado.; Copyright by Tichnor Bros., Inc. 1907 - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00468
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#278]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#278
   This view of the Vindicator No. 1 surface structures is showing clearly how the trouble of getting rid of all the dump ore has made the whole area change into dumps and a myriad of pieces of structures, man-made things, rails and so on.
   The quality is not perfect on this card so details in the background is more lost then I like, but on the left-hand side, about 2/5 down from top, the High Line is entering the image, while a little bit lower there should be some dual gauge tracks as it was shared between the Golden Circle and the Midland Terminal, at least for a short time, can't tell from this image if they still do or not.
   What I can say is that the dual gauge track running this side of the Powder House seen near center top/down at left-hand side (with the curved roof, walls made in stone), and that the wood structure to the right is per Sanborn 1908 (sheet 15 of Victor set) a Store House, before the railroad ran between the whitish structure just to the left of the large smokestacks, and the darker brick structure with the dark roof hidden partly behind that before mention whitish structure that Sanborn indicates is the Powerplant for the Vindicator, while the brick structure was the Engine House/Hoist house.
   There is much in this scene, the covered walkway, seen about center top/down on the right half of the image, is running across a structure given to be an Ore-House, possible at one time connected to a railroad spur on the side we do not see, as the Short Line has its mainline down to Victor on the other side of it. The covered walkway ends in another Ore-House, one that still stands, partly, in the District if I am not too much mistaken, and which has a side-spur running through it, coming down the hill via a switchback spur seen partly in its various levels at the left-hand side.
   In the background, hiding behind the before mention walkway, the roofs of what is left of the old Lillie Mine structures, reused as a mill plant, is seen poking up, hard to tell how it looked below the roof, but comparing this to known views of the Lilly/Lillie Mine the top tower part is removed by the time this view was photographed.
--- Backside has some handwritten notes:
Your card at hand. Like to had some of those fish you got. The weather has been fine here so far, this is a picture of the mine you remember it well. As ever your little friend Noel Y.
---
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (12:06:47)
Title on Image:
Vindicator #1
Photographer [Date]:
H. & H. Studio [Hileman & Hill]
Description:
This view of the Vindicator No. 1 surface structures is showing clearly how the trouble of getting rid of all the dump ore has made the whole area change into dumps and a myriad of pieces of structures, man-made things, rails and so on.
graphic for visual presentation of text The quality is not perfect on this card so details in the background is more lost then I like, but on the left-hand side, about 2/5 down from top, the High Line is entering the image, while a little bit lower there should be some dual gauge tracks as it was shared between the Golden Circle and the Midland Terminal, at least for a short time, can't tell from this image if they still do or not.
graphic for visual presentation of text What I can say is that the dual gauge track running this side of the Powder House seen near center top/down at left-hand side (with the curved roof, walls made in stone), and that the wood structure to the right is per Sanborn 1908 (sheet 15 of Victor set) a Store House, before the railroad ran between the whitish structure just to the left of the large smokestacks, and the darker brick structure with the dark roof hidden partly behind that before mention whitish structure that Sanborn indicates is the Powerplant for the Vindicator, while the brick structure was the Engine House/Hoist house.
graphic for visual presentation of text There is much in this scene, the covered walkway, seen about center top/down on the right half of the image, is running across a structure given to be an Ore-House, possible at one time connected to a railroad spur on the side we do not see, as the Short Line has its mainline down to Victor on the other side of it. The covered walkway ends in another Ore-House, one that still stands, partly, in the District if I am not too much mistaken, and which has a side-spur running through it, coming down the hill via a switchback spur seen partly in its various levels at the left-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background, hiding behind the before mention walkway, the roofs of what is left of the old Lillie Mine structures, reused as a mill plant, is seen poking up, hard to tell how it looked below the roof, but comparing this to known views of the Lilly/Lillie Mine the top tower part is removed by the time this view was photographed.
graphic for visual presentation of text--- Backside has some handwritten notes:
graphic for visual presentation of textYour card at hand. Like to had some of those fish you got. The weather has been fine here so far, this is a picture of the mine you remember it well. As ever your little friend Noel Y.
graphic for visual presentation of text---
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards, enhanced from my 300dpi scan.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03523
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#264]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#264
--- Text on backside:
   No. 1 - 2 - 3 are shafts of the Vindicator mine, which is the largest mine here. They work a great many men. Have one mill here and one at the Springs. They are building a new one here that will use the new oil flotatation system.
   X Was the Golden Cycle mine, it now belongs to the Vindicator.
   These mines have produced many millions of dollars, nearly as much as the Portland, and have still millions in sight.
--- End Text on Backside ---
-> I've seen it mention in a mining magazine from May 1915 that the Golden Cycle was sold to the Vindicator, hence this image must be from sometime after this timeframe.
Media Info Last Updated:
24.12.2017 (15:38:31)
Title on Image:
Vindicator Shaft Nos. 1, 2, and 3
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown [1934]
Description:
--- Text on backside:
graphic for visual presentation of text No. 1 - 2 - 3 are shafts of the Vindicator mine, which is the largest mine here. They work a great many men. Have one mill here and one at the Springs. They are building a new one here that will use the new oil flotatation system.
graphic for visual presentation of text X Was the Golden Cycle mine, it now belongs to the Vindicator.
graphic for visual presentation of text These mines have produced many millions of dollars, nearly as much as the Portland, and have still millions in sight.
graphic for visual presentation of text--- End Text on Backside ---
graphic for visual presentation of text-> I've seen it mention in a mining magazine from May 1915 that the Golden Cycle was sold to the Vindicator, hence this image must be from sometime after this timeframe.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00481
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#256]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#256
The Date of 1934 comes from the backside of this image, where it been handwritten together with pieces of text as this came from a Newspaper Archive, mention Sunday Section and what I think say 3 columns, no Newspaper name mention.
   This view towards the Vindicator Mine operations, on eastern part of Bull Hill, has some of the still existing Midland Terminal tracks in the foreground, which at one time in the past might been part of either the High Line Trolley operations of the Electric Division of the Short Line, or even possible the narrow gauge Golden Circle operation, as this view is from near the Last Dollar mine, just can't tell exactly where.
   The Vindicator Mine dominates with its huge dumps the more background part of this image, with a huge string of boxcars in the Bull Hill Yards of the M.T. making up the background scene behind the more top part of the headframe of the Vindicator, and of course the mountains in the horizon background.
   About 1/3 up from bottom and about 3/7 in from right-hand side, there is a large Ore-bin or an Ore-house, that might have been part of the Longfellow Operations, where there is also a smaller headframe this side of that bin/house visible not too far away. Across the tracks seen curving away toward right is where the former Independence Depot along M.T. was located.
Media Info Last Updated:
12.11.2017 (12:32:08)
Title on Image:
A View towards the Vindicator Mine on the Southeast Slope of Bull Hill, M.T. Bull Hill Yard in Background.
Photographer [Date]:
Harry L. Standley [1934]
Description:
The Date of 1934 comes from the backside of this image, where it been handwritten together with pieces of text as this came from a Newspaper Archive, mention Sunday Section and what I think say 3 columns, no Newspaper name mention.
graphic for visual presentation of text This view towards the Vindicator Mine operations, on eastern part of Bull Hill, has some of the still existing Midland Terminal tracks in the foreground, which at one time in the past might been part of either the High Line Trolley operations of the Electric Division of the Short Line, or even possible the narrow gauge Golden Circle operation, as this view is from near the Last Dollar mine, just can't tell exactly where.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Vindicator Mine dominates with its huge dumps the more background part of this image, with a huge string of boxcars in the Bull Hill Yards of the M.T. making up the background scene behind the more top part of the headframe of the Vindicator, and of course the mountains in the horizon background.
graphic for visual presentation of text About 1/3 up from bottom and about 3/7 in from right-hand side, there is a large Ore-bin or an Ore-house, that might have been part of the Longfellow Operations, where there is also a smaller headframe this side of that bin/house visible not too far away. Across the tracks seen curving away toward right is where the former Independence Depot along M.T. was located.
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My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02360
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#247]
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Sadly, this view towards the Vindicator Mine with the Independence Town on the left-hand side is a blurred and bad quality one, both due to the small size of just 84x54mm and the paper used, but also as the right-hand side is so blurred it is impossible to tell what is in that part! I am not sure where the view is taken from, but it will be nearby the Last Dollar mine I think, near where Bull Hill changes over to be part of Battle Mountain I assume.
* The Railroad scene in lower right quadrangle is the Midland Terminal mainline and the spur down towards Golden Cycle mine outside the view at right. Independence Depot is seen on right-hand side of the track going under the steel girder bridge just beyond the depot with the huge dumps of the operations around the Vindicator and its many shafts and properties further into the view.
* Vindicator No. 1 Mine/Shaft is seen about middle of the view, with its 3-smokestacks spewing smoke into the sky with the Lillie Shaft House to its right. Lots of dumps around those mines.
* Vindicator No. 2 Mine/Shaft is seen at the left-hand edge, about middle top/down, with the town of Independence following the hillside up from the M.T. tracks in the foreground of the mine structures.
* The Longfellow Mine is just this side of lower Independence just above the M.T. tracks, about 1/4 in from left-hand side and about 2/5 up from bottom, where there is a dump and what appears to be a large Head-Frame, but sadly the quality of this view is so bad I can't get a good look of it.
Media Info Last Updated:
10.06.2017 (11:38:33)
Title on Image:
View Towards the Vindicator Mine with the Independence Town on the Left-Hand Side
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Unknown
Description:
Sadly, this view towards the Vindicator Mine with the Independence Town on the left-hand side is a blurred and bad quality one, both due to the small size of just 84x54mm and the paper used, but also as the right-hand side is so blurred it is impossible to tell what is in that part! I am not sure where the view is taken from, but it will be nearby the Last Dollar mine I think, near where Bull Hill changes over to be part of Battle Mountain I assume.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Railroad scene in lower right quadrangle is the Midland Terminal mainline and the spur down towards Golden Cycle mine outside the view at right. Independence Depot is seen on right-hand side of the track going under the steel girder bridge just beyond the depot with the huge dumps of the operations around the Vindicator and its many shafts and properties further into the view.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Vindicator No. 1 Mine/Shaft is seen about middle of the view, with its 3-smokestacks spewing smoke into the sky with the Lillie Shaft House to its right. Lots of dumps around those mines.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Vindicator No. 2 Mine/Shaft is seen at the left-hand edge, about middle top/down, with the town of Independence following the hillside up from the M.T. tracks in the foreground of the mine structures.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Longfellow Mine is just this side of lower Independence just above the M.T. tracks, about 1/4 in from left-hand side and about 2/5 up from bottom, where there is a dump and what appears to be a large Head-Frame, but sadly the quality of this view is so bad I can't get a good look of it.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. From a 600dpi scan.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03148
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#195]
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