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Dillon [aka W.C. Dillon]
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This is a view up North Third Street in Victor, Colorado. I knew of this view as a postcard before I got hold of this photocopy, the postcard I had dated to be from not newer than some days before July 10, 1903, as on that date there was a Trolley Line running up this view on Third Street and here there are no visible sign of any Trolley tracks. But, this is after then 1899 Fire that took out much of Victor.
   * About 1/3 up from bottom and 1/3 in from left-hand side, there is a text on the roof of a sampler known now as 'Rio Grande Sampler' but I've also seen it in earlier days known as the 'Victor Public Sampler', located between the Midland Terminal and the Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad Tracks, served by dual gauge tracks I think.
   * Further up the hill – Battle Mountain – there are houses and also the Shaft House of the W.C. Dillon Mine is visible with is special looking Shaft House with its very steep angled roof on the left side, and short steep slope on the right before it goes over to be a low angled roof line, and as the Shaft-house has lot of text, sadly which was unreadable, it is very easy to pick it out in this and other views. Found about center top/down and about 2/5 in from left-hand side.
   * Even further up the hill, about sideways center is the large Burns Shaft of the Portland Gold Mining Company, also known as Portland No. 1 Shaft. It replaced the original shaft which was somewhat more to the northeast if I have by bearings right, long gone in this view.
   * To the left of the Portland No. 1 there appears to be another smaller Shaft House, one of the older ones that got gulfed up in the Portland group, think it might be the old Shaft-House of the Anna Lee Mine, but I might be wrong.
   * Just to the right of the Portland No.1 shaft, up against the sky, is the old Shaft House of the Portland No. 2 Mine, before they made it much larger and the one we all are more used to see in views of Battle Mountain Mines.
Media Info Last Updated:
04.07.2018 (08:40:26)
Title on Image:
View North on 3rd Street in Victor, showing Battle Mountain Mines in the Background
Photographer [Date]:
Schedin & Lehman
Description:
This is a view up North Third Street in Victor, Colorado. I knew of this view as a postcard before I got hold of this photocopy, the postcard I had dated to be from not newer than some days before July 10, 1903, as on that date there was a Trolley Line running up this view on Third Street and here there are no visible sign of any Trolley tracks. But, this is after then 1899 Fire that took out much of Victor.
graphic for visual presentation of text * About 1/3 up from bottom and 1/3 in from left-hand side, there is a text on the roof of a sampler known now as 'Rio Grande Sampler' but I've also seen it in earlier days known as the 'Victor Public Sampler', located between the Midland Terminal and the Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad Tracks, served by dual gauge tracks I think.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Further up the hill – Battle Mountain – there are houses and also the Shaft House of the W.C. Dillon Mine is visible with is special looking Shaft House with its very steep angled roof on the left side, and short steep slope on the right before it goes over to be a low angled roof line, and as the Shaft-house has lot of text, sadly which was unreadable, it is very easy to pick it out in this and other views. Found about center top/down and about 2/5 in from left-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Even further up the hill, about sideways center is the large Burns Shaft of the Portland Gold Mining Company, also known as Portland No. 1 Shaft. It replaced the original shaft which was somewhat more to the northeast if I have by bearings right, long gone in this view.
graphic for visual presentation of text * To the left of the Portland No. 1 there appears to be another smaller Shaft House, one of the older ones that got gulfed up in the Portland group, think it might be the old Shaft-House of the Anna Lee Mine, but I might be wrong.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Just to the right of the Portland No.1 shaft, up against the sky, is the old Shaft House of the Portland No. 2 Mine, before they made it much larger and the one we all are more used to see in views of Battle Mountain Mines.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03719
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#327]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#327
I felt this was another 'Had To Have' image, so bid accordingly, only to be quite sad when I got it as once again when it comes to photographs from this seller, they appear to be digital printed copies from another source, not real photos from back in time. This is a bad quality view up what I believe is First Street in Victor, towards mines on Battle Mountain, below the Strong Mine and below Victor Avenue which I believe is seem about 2/5 up from bottom about 1/3 in from right-hand side. The view is given the feel so many residences lived with every day, even if sadly the view itself is rather dark and not that sharp in its appearance, lot of fingermarks on the negative this came from.
  * The top of Strong Mine is seen about halfway top/bottom and about 1/3 in from right-hand side. The whitish tower sticks out in the scene, easy to spot.
* Portland No. 2 Mine is seen against the sky behind and left of the Strong, also easy to spot, I think the No. 1 Portland is seen at 4 smokestacks poking up among the dumps seen below and left of the Portland No. 2 – seen about 3/7 in from right-hand side.
* Dillon Mine, of the Granite Company, is seen about halfway up from bottom and nearly 2/5 in from left-hand side. Seen as a dark blob with white text on the side, against dumps and cribbing, above some houses.
* Independence Mine is seen about middle top/down and about 1/17 in from right-hand side, easy to spot due to the many smokestacks almost making a single line.
   Other mines are also visible, but they are so hard to ID properly due to the low quality of the card, so I leave them out, but I see the smokestack of Ajax Mine near left-hand side against the sky, and further to the right the mine poking partly up from dumps might be the Granite or the Dead Pine, I can't tell from this view, so I leave it out.
Media Info Last Updated:
07.06.2018 (09:56:31)
Title on Image:
View Up First Street in Victor, Towards the Strong Mine and Battle Mountain
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
I felt this was another 'Had To Have' image, so bid accordingly, only to be quite sad when I got it as once again when it comes to photographs from this seller, they appear to be digital printed copies from another source, not real photos from back in time. This is a bad quality view up what I believe is First Street in Victor, towards mines on Battle Mountain, below the Strong Mine and below Victor Avenue which I believe is seem about 2/5 up from bottom about 1/3 in from right-hand side. The view is given the feel so many residences lived with every day, even if sadly the view itself is rather dark and not that sharp in its appearance, lot of fingermarks on the negative this came from.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The top of Strong Mine is seen about halfway top/bottom and about 1/3 in from right-hand side. The whitish tower sticks out in the scene, easy to spot.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Portland No. 2 Mine is seen against the sky behind and left of the Strong, also easy to spot, I think the No. 1 Portland is seen at 4 smokestacks poking up among the dumps seen below and left of the Portland No. 2 – seen about 3/7 in from right-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Dillon Mine, of the Granite Company, is seen about halfway up from bottom and nearly 2/5 in from left-hand side. Seen as a dark blob with white text on the side, against dumps and cribbing, above some houses.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Independence Mine is seen about middle top/down and about 1/17 in from right-hand side, easy to spot due to the many smokestacks almost making a single line.
graphic for visual presentation of text Other mines are also visible, but they are so hard to ID properly due to the low quality of the card, so I leave them out, but I see the smokestack of Ajax Mine near left-hand side against the sky, and further to the right the mine poking partly up from dumps might be the Granite or the Dead Pine, I can't tell from this view, so I leave it out.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Enhanced version of my 300dpi scan.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03636
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#314]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#314
This overview of Victor as seen from somewhere in South-East  has been credited to several photographs, Schedin & Lehman is written on an Image seen at DPL, where also Julia Skolas has her name, but as this view is from after the 1899 fire which took out much of Victor, but before the head-frame of the Gold Coin was covered sometime in 1900/1901 timeframe, I can't see how she can have actually have taken this photo, so I think she bought it and the rights to it – and possible others – from the Schedin & Lehman company after she arrived at the District.
The usefulness of this image is really on the DPL view, as most of the mines are deep into the image and some of them are really not much to actually see anything other than knowing they are in this view in order to help place them in a mental map of the District/area.
* In the foreground left is the mine I've seen a close-up off from the other side, where it then was marked as "Great Central Mining & Milling Co.", and from other sources I have it linked as being named/known as the Maggie Mine.
* About middle bottom/top along the right-hand side is the top part of the Shaft-house of the Strong Mine, with the Victor High-School in front of it.
* About 2/5 down from top and about center left/right is the large smokestack of the Gold Coin mine, with the Head-frame at right of the smokestack – best seen on the DPL large image. This helps date the image except I don't know the date the head-frame was enclosed in the brick structure most common known as the Gold Coin mine.
* Above the smokestack of the Gold Coin, high up on Squaw Mtn. is a dump area seen, there is a small Shaft-house there, again I refer to the DPL as best view, that is the Nellie V. mine.
* About 1/4 in from right-hand side, and about 1/3 down from top, is the large Ajax Mine complex seen, with the big dump out over the hillside of Battle Mountain. Looking at the DPL view one can actually see they are extending the Ore-house towards right in this view.
* Just right of the Ajax is the upper shaft of the Dead Pine, located along the Golden Circle, they did as the Portland Mine did, they have a tunnel over the tracks of the Golden Circle narrow gauge line, except here it is made of wood, not steel as on the Portland property. Can't say it is on the view, I know it is there, seen as a dark spot between Ajax and Dead Pine, but it is too far away to be of any use at all.
* Further to the right, just left of the massive Portland dumps, where the hill curves, there lays the Granite Mine, seen with its Shaft-house and power house, smokestack and all, albeit at a to large distance to be of any good use for a model work, it helps in determining where in the area it was located.
* The Dillon Mine has actually two shafts seen in this view, again it is the DPL view that is really of any use to such image research, a slight distance left of the shaft-house of the Strong mine on the right-hand side, there is a small Head-frame and small hoist house seen on the hillside with a dump – that is located on the Dillon claim. Further up the hill, more hidden away due to distance and such, is the more commonly associated boxy type of Shaft-house of the Dillon seen where it lays just below the mainline of the M.T. climbing the hills towards the Portland mine area outside the view at right. Seen best on the DPL view at a 100% look, or try the 200% and go near right-hand corner, the only shaft-house in this area with lettering on the side of the structure.
* Again, the DPL is of help to locate the Ore-house of the Mary Cashen Mine, as it is poking up among the roofs of Victor structures, about halfway between the Strong and the Gold Coin mines.
* Also, on the DPL Image the Fortuna Mine is seen quite well in the 100% view, just where the word 'Skolas' is written about 2/5 up from bottom and about 1/3 in from right-hand side. Showing a small Head-Frame west of the Hoist & Power House, with what might have been the loo west of the head-frame or possible a shed for dynamite?
Media Info Last Updated:
08.05.2018 (19:33:16)
Title on Image:
Victor, Colo. View Across Hills Southeast of the Town, Passed the Great Central Mining & Milling Company's Maggie Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Schedin & Lehman
Description:
This overview of Victor as seen from somewhere in South-East has been credited to several photographs, Schedin & Lehman is written on an Image seen at DPL, where also Julia Skolas has her name, but as this view is from after the 1899 fire which took out much of Victor, but before the head-frame of the Gold Coin was covered sometime in 1900/1901 timeframe, I can't see how she can have actually have taken this photo, so I think she bought it and the rights to it – and possible others – from the Schedin & Lehman company after she arrived at the District.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe usefulness of this image is really on the DPL view, as most of the mines are deep into the image and some of them are really not much to actually see anything other than knowing they are in this view in order to help place them in a mental map of the District/area.
graphic for visual presentation of text* In the foreground left is the mine I've seen a close-up off from the other side, where it then was marked as "Great Central Mining & Milling Co.", and from other sources I have it linked as being named/known as the Maggie Mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text* About middle bottom/top along the right-hand side is the top part of the Shaft-house of the Strong Mine, with the Victor High-School in front of it.
graphic for visual presentation of text* About 2/5 down from top and about center left/right is the large smokestack of the Gold Coin mine, with the Head-frame at right of the smokestack – best seen on the DPL large image. This helps date the image except I don't know the date the head-frame was enclosed in the brick structure most common known as the Gold Coin mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Above the smokestack of the Gold Coin, high up on Squaw Mtn. is a dump area seen, there is a small Shaft-house there, again I refer to the DPL as best view, that is the Nellie V. mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text* About 1/4 in from right-hand side, and about 1/3 down from top, is the large Ajax Mine complex seen, with the big dump out over the hillside of Battle Mountain. Looking at the DPL view one can actually see they are extending the Ore-house towards right in this view.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Just right of the Ajax is the upper shaft of the Dead Pine, located along the Golden Circle, they did as the Portland Mine did, they have a tunnel over the tracks of the Golden Circle narrow gauge line, except here it is made of wood, not steel as on the Portland property. Can't say it is on the view, I know it is there, seen as a dark spot between Ajax and Dead Pine, but it is too far away to be of any use at all.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Further to the right, just left of the massive Portland dumps, where the hill curves, there lays the Granite Mine, seen with its Shaft-house and power house, smokestack and all, albeit at a to large distance to be of any good use for a model work, it helps in determining where in the area it was located.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Dillon Mine has actually two shafts seen in this view, again it is the DPL view that is really of any use to such image research, a slight distance left of the shaft-house of the Strong mine on the right-hand side, there is a small Head-frame and small hoist house seen on the hillside with a dump – that is located on the Dillon claim. Further up the hill, more hidden away due to distance and such, is the more commonly associated boxy type of Shaft-house of the Dillon seen where it lays just below the mainline of the M.T. climbing the hills towards the Portland mine area outside the view at right. Seen best on the DPL view at a 100% look, or try the 200% and go near right-hand corner, the only shaft-house in this area with lettering on the side of the structure.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Again, the DPL is of help to locate the Ore-house of the Mary Cashen Mine, as it is poking up among the roofs of Victor structures, about halfway between the Strong and the Gold Coin mines.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Also, on the DPL Image the Fortuna Mine is seen quite well in the 100% view, just where the word 'Skolas' is written about 2/5 up from bottom and about 1/3 in from right-hand side. Showing a small Head-Frame west of the Hoist & Power House, with what might have been the loo west of the head-frame or possible a shed for dynamite?
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 17 in the 1904 Annual Edition of the Colorado State Journal.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 17; Colorado State Journal; 1904 Annual Edition - Published in 1904.
  • Page 76; Program of Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress - Cripple Creek, Colorado, July 16, 17, 18, 19, 1901 - Published in 1901.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01131
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#174]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#174
The backside mention 407 South 4th street in Victor, Colorado, and how the sender's Grocery Story used the sleight as that was the only way they could manage to drag a few things off to their customers. Lot of snow, but while city structures them self has useful info, I needed this card due to the fact that in the upper left corner one can see a mine shaft structure. That is the Dillon Mine Shaft House, and it is marked as part of the Granite Gold Mining Company. Seen much better in a 2400dpi cropped & enhanced view, but sadly not very sharp. Still, while not a sharp view it is one of the best views I have of this shaft house, and is a good companion to a stereoview from nearly the opposite direction.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (12:26:40)
Title on Image:
How Fraziers Delivered Groceries. Dec., 6, 1913. Victor Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown [06.12.1913]
Description:
The backside mention 407 South 4th street in Victor, Colorado, and how the sender's Grocery Story used the sleight as that was the only way they could manage to drag a few things off to their customers. Lot of snow, but while city structures them self has useful info, I needed this card due to the fact that in the upper left corner one can see a mine shaft structure. That is the Dillon Mine Shaft House, and it is marked as part of the Granite Gold Mining Company. Seen much better in a 2400dpi cropped & enhanced view, but sadly not very sharp. Still, while not a sharp view it is one of the best views I have of this shaft house, and is a good companion to a stereoview from nearly the opposite direction.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards, Enhanced view due to fading of the source.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by unknown.; titled How Fraziers Delivered Groceries. Dec., 6, 1913. Victor Colo. - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01233
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#257]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#257
I have assumed as this stereoview is copyrighted by a person that this is also the photographer, and that the year is the year the photo was taken, but I might be dead wrong here. Either way, this is sadly not the best quality view I've seen, the paper the photo's making up this stereoview is processed on, did not do justice to the view I feel, making it un-sharp and hard to see details on.
In the foreground left bottom is either way the reason I had to get this view in the first place, the shaft house of the Dillon mine! With its odd shaped roof part where it is very steep on the right-hand side and way less steep on the other side, it makes an interesting building to model (one day).
The Mary Cashen ore-house is seen near the left-hand side, about middle top/bottom.
The Gold Coin Mine is a little above the center of the view, in this view it has a sort of steep pyramidic shape almost, but sadly very hard to see any details and not really any good presentation of it.
The dump of the Dead Pine can be seen about middle top/bottom on the right-hand side, more on the left view then the right view, but no structures are seen, hence it really doesn't fit to be linked to that mine.
Media Info Last Updated:
24.02.2017 (23:52:08)
Title on Image:
#17057. Bird's-eye-view of Victor, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
B.W. Kilburn [1907]
Description:
I have assumed as this stereoview is copyrighted by a person that this is also the photographer, and that the year is the year the photo was taken, but I might be dead wrong here. Either way, this is sadly not the best quality view I've seen, the paper the photo's making up this stereoview is processed on, did not do justice to the view I feel, making it un-sharp and hard to see details on.
graphic for visual presentation of textIn the foreground left bottom is either way the reason I had to get this view in the first place, the shaft house of the Dillon mine! With its odd shaped roof part where it is very steep on the right-hand side and way less steep on the other side, it makes an interesting building to model (one day).
graphic for visual presentation of textThe Mary Cashen ore-house is seen near the left-hand side, about middle top/bottom.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe Gold Coin Mine is a little above the center of the view, in this view it has a sort of steep pyramidic shape almost, but sadly very hard to see any details and not really any good presentation of it.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe dump of the Dead Pine can be seen about middle top/bottom on the right-hand side, more on the left view then the right view, but no structures are seen, hence it really doesn't fit to be linked to that mine.
Image Note:
My Collection; Stereoviews
Source ID, My Collection:
S-00020
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#114]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#114
Sadly, this image has seen way better days, and what is presented here is the best I could get out of the very faded view of Victor, photographed sometime before the 1899 fire that wrecked the town. As there is a Trolley car about middle of view from side to side and about 1/3 up from bottom, this view is most likely from 1898 or no later than 1899, as while the trolley line had its grade done to Victor, inclusive rails & catenary by December 1, 1897, regular service was not started before January 3, 1898.
The railroad in the foreground is the M.T. mainline with a string of boxcars set out on a siding, going towards the Monument mine, but not sure if it ever was connected to the mine.
* The head frame seen on left-hand side, near bottom, is most likely the Dillon mine.
* A little left of the trolley, and about the top of the headframe of the Dillon mine, is the Mary Cashen mine operation, see a quite a big hoist house with a large smokestack on the back of it, but sadly the quality is so bad it is hard to see any details.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.02.2017 (14:48:57)
Title on Image:
Victor Before the Fire
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Sadly, this image has seen way better days, and what is presented here is the best I could get out of the very faded view of Victor, photographed sometime before the 1899 fire that wrecked the town. As there is a Trolley car about middle of view from side to side and about 1/3 up from bottom, this view is most likely from 1898 or no later than 1899, as while the trolley line had its grade done to Victor, inclusive rails & catenary by December 1, 1897, regular service was not started before January 3, 1898.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe railroad in the foreground is the M.T. mainline with a string of boxcars set out on a siding, going towards the Monument mine, but not sure if it ever was connected to the mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The head frame seen on left-hand side, near bottom, is most likely the Dillon mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text* A little left of the trolley, and about the top of the headframe of the Dillon mine, is the Mary Cashen mine operation, see a quite a big hoist house with a large smokestack on the back of it, but sadly the quality is so bad it is hard to see any details.
Image Note:
My Collection; Stereoviews, enhanced due to source very faded.
Source ID, My Collection:
S-00139
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#145]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#145