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Eagle Sampler
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This sadly not good quality view at the Eagle Sampler on Battle Mountain is still an important view as it shows how tiny this structure sort of was, seems to be max two railroad cars in length and I've got used to think of samplers as large structures and here it looks so small!
   In foreground lower right, the small stretch of track seen is the main-line of the 3-foot narrow gauge Golden Circle Railroad, climbing Battle Mtn., and this sampler was located along a branch-line of the Short Line and also connected to the main-line of the Midland Terminal, in addition to a spur from the Golden Circle, making this Sampler a popular one to get work from all railroads in the District!
   Direction of this view is in a northwesterly direction, looking uphill on Battle Mountain, the office is located at the single structure just left of center, and according to a Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from 1900 there was Railroad Scales located on the railroad side of this structure. It would be built upon both the sampler and the office area and area around it by the time the Sanborn people issued its 1908 map, making this image a mix of what is shown in the 1900 and 1908 Fire Insurance Maps.
   I did procure the colored version of the image. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
16.12.2021 (22:54:09)
Title on Image:
Eagle Sampler on Battle Mountain
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
This sadly not good quality view at the Eagle Sampler on Battle Mountain is still an important view as it shows how tiny this structure sort of was, seems to be max two railroad cars in length and I've got used to think of samplers as large structures and here it looks so small!
graphic for visual presentation of text In foreground lower right, the small stretch of track seen is the main-line of the 3-foot narrow gauge Golden Circle Railroad, climbing Battle Mtn., and this sampler was located along a branch-line of the Short Line and also connected to the main-line of the Midland Terminal, in addition to a spur from the Golden Circle, making this Sampler a popular one to get work from all railroads in the District!
graphic for visual presentation of text Direction of this view is in a northwesterly direction, looking uphill on Battle Mountain, the office is located at the single structure just left of center, and according to a Sanborn Fire Insurance Map from 1900 there was Railroad Scales located on the railroad side of this structure. It would be built upon both the sampler and the office area and area around it by the time the Sanborn people issued its 1908 map, making this image a mix of what is shown in the 1900 and 1908 Fire Insurance Maps.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of the image. Source was gray-toned, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes for the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 106 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 (page 106) - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-02024
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#469]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#469
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
This Sampler was located on Battle Mountain, at the end of the Short Line branch spur to it from its start at the main line heading down passed Goldfield to Victor. In addition, on the lower end of the sampler there was some dual gauge tracks and connection with the Golden Circle mainline up Battle Mountain, and a spur to the Midland Terminal spurs along the mainline below the Portland Mine. On the upper side, I am not sure how extensive the track connections were, but the sampler was just below the M.T. mainline along Battle Mountain so I would assume there was some connections on the upper side of the Sampler as well as on the lower end to both gauges of tracks serving the District.
Media Info Last Updated:
09.05.2017 (15:01:08)
Title on Image:
The Eagle Ore Sampling Company.
Photographer [Date]:

Description:
This Sampler was located on Battle Mountain, at the end of the Short Line branch spur to it from its start at the main line heading down passed Goldfield to Victor. In addition, on the lower end of the sampler there was some dual gauge tracks and connection with the Golden Circle mainline up Battle Mountain, and a spur to the Midland Terminal spurs along the mainline below the Portland Mine. On the upper side, I am not sure how extensive the track connections were, but the sampler was just below the M.T. mainline along Battle Mountain so I would assume there was some connections on the upper side of the Sampler as well as on the lower end to both gauges of tracks serving the District.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 57 in a 1901 book named Program of Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 57; Program of Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress - Cripple Creek, Colorado, July 16, 17, 18, 19, 1901 - Published in 1901.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01367
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#173]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#173