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John A. Logan Mine
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I don't know when the photo was by Lehr was taken, being a postcard there might have been a clue as the backside of the card is marked with a square AZO mark, indicating the card to be from the 1926 to the 1940's, but the image itself is earlier than that timeframe!
   Reason it cannot be the timeframe the card is from is that there is no trace of the spur up to the Blue Bird Mine (spur was built in 1903). But the High Line is there so this is from early 1898 till about early 1903, depending on when the Blue Bird spur was created. Another clue to dating this is that the mines of the Gold Sovereign has not became big operations yet. This as I have seen a 1908 image from a different angle showing a totally different scene here, making this an earlier view!
   There are lot of work going on in this view though, from the American Eagle against the sky at top to the large dump of the John A. Logan Mine and the Dante Mine dumps partly seen near top right. Near the bottom is the Gold Sovereign operation but I also assume we see the Maggie near bottom left and possible both Draper and Sadie Bell at lower right, very hard to decode what is what.
Media Info Last Updated:
26.11.2021 (14:15:09)
Title on Image:
Bull Hill Mines Victor Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
William H. Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Description:
I don't know when the photo was by Lehr was taken, being a postcard there might have been a clue as the backside of the card is marked with a square AZO mark, indicating the card to be from the 1926 to the 1940's, but the image itself is earlier than that timeframe!
graphic for visual presentation of text Reason it cannot be the timeframe the card is from is that there is no trace of the spur up to the Blue Bird Mine (spur was built in 1903). But the High Line is there so this is from early 1898 till about early 1903, depending on when the Blue Bird spur was created. Another clue to dating this is that the mines of the Gold Sovereign has not became big operations yet. This as I have seen a 1908 image from a different angle showing a totally different scene here, making this an earlier view!
graphic for visual presentation of text There are lot of work going on in this view though, from the American Eagle against the sky at top to the large dump of the John A. Logan Mine and the Dante Mine dumps partly seen near top right. Near the bottom is the Gold Sovereign operation but I also assume we see the Maggie near bottom left and possible both Draper and Sadie Bell at lower right, very hard to decode what is what.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01398
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#442]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#442
This is not the best quality image, but as I have not seen this view before I am happy to have what I have. View is at the south west slope of Bull Hill, taken from Raven Hill. It shows many mines and is an illustrative view at how mining looks as there are many small dumps, but also several large ones.
   * Up at upper left the American Eagle mine is seen against the sky, while the John A. Logan mine is just below a slightly bit to the left, with a huge dump in-front of it.
   * In upper right corner is the Blue Bird mine, also with a huge dump.
   * In foreground bottom, about center, I think the Mary L. mine operation is seen.
   * Across the gulch, large dump almost at bottom I think the Ben Harrison tunnel operation is seen.
   * The Dante mine is about center near top, seen as huge crib-walls, with the dumps of the Orpha May mine seen against the sky above.
   * The Gold Sovereign is some of the dumps at the left side, spread up the hill.
   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, including straightening and cropping this view.
Media Info Last Updated:
18.11.2021 (17:04:03)
Title on Image:
The Gold Sovereign Property, on Bull Hill
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is not the best quality image, but as I have not seen this view before I am happy to have what I have. View is at the south west slope of Bull Hill, taken from Raven Hill. It shows many mines and is an illustrative view at how mining looks as there are many small dumps, but also several large ones.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Up at upper left the American Eagle mine is seen against the sky, while the John A. Logan mine is just below a slightly bit to the left, with a huge dump in-front of it.
graphic for visual presentation of text * In upper right corner is the Blue Bird mine, also with a huge dump.
graphic for visual presentation of text * In foreground bottom, about center, I think the Mary L. mine operation is seen.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Across the gulch, large dump almost at bottom I think the Ben Harrison tunnel operation is seen.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The Dante mine is about center near top, seen as huge crib-walls, with the dumps of the Orpha May mine seen against the sky above.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The Gold Sovereign is some of the dumps at the left side, spread up the hill.
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, including straightening and cropping this view.
Image Note:

Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 79; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-02001
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#440]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#440
This view is taken from Squaw Mountain, looking north along west slope of Battle Mountain from the saddle between Squaw & Battle Mtn that is down outside view at lower right. In the distance left are Bull Hill mines, where the American Eagle is seen on the skyline about 1/3 in from left-hand side and about 1/7 down from top. Further down – about 2/7 - and to the left is the John A. Logan mine structures seen, while about same distance – just to the right – is the Blue Bird mine structures seen with its almost huge wall on the Orehouse and a tower on one side, left, of the orehouse. More to the right of the Blue Bird are the Orpha May, Lucky Guss and other mines.
   Below those mention mines are the roadbed of the High Line seen cutting through the hillside. Whereas the Dante Mine is located along that track, about halfway between John A. Logan and Blue Bird. Many more mines and mining operations are also seen but which is which is hard to tell.
   In the foreground, a short two car passenger Suburban Train on the 3-foot Golden Circle Railroad is coming down the tracks, passing several small mine operations there on Battle Mountain.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment. Source had flaws, a bit faded, spots, discoloration, not sharp, but I worked over it as best as I could.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (09:01:54)
Title on Image:
Rounding Battle Mt. Golden Circle Ry. Pikes Peak.
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
This view is taken from Squaw Mountain, looking north along west slope of Battle Mountain from the saddle between Squaw & Battle Mtn that is down outside view at lower right. In the distance left are Bull Hill mines, where the American Eagle is seen on the skyline about 1/3 in from left-hand side and about 1/7 down from top. Further down – about 2/7 - and to the left is the John A. Logan mine structures seen, while about same distance – just to the right – is the Blue Bird mine structures seen with its almost huge wall on the Orehouse and a tower on one side, left, of the orehouse. More to the right of the Blue Bird are the Orpha May, Lucky Guss and other mines.
graphic for visual presentation of text Below those mention mines are the roadbed of the High Line seen cutting through the hillside. Whereas the Dante Mine is located along that track, about halfway between John A. Logan and Blue Bird. Many more mines and mining operations are also seen but which is which is hard to tell.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the foreground, a short two car passenger Suburban Train on the 3-foot Golden Circle Railroad is coming down the tracks, passing several small mine operations there on Battle Mountain.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment. Source had flaws, a bit faded, spots, discoloration, not sharp, but I worked over it as best as I could.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs. Cropped, enhanced version of my 300dpi scan. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page ?; Annual Reports, Portland Gold Mining Co. - 1900 - Published in 1900.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03493
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#415]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#415
Sadly another not so sharp glass plate negative! I can make out the High Line grade and some of the poles along it for the Trolley. I can see the Blue Bird, the John A. Logan and the American Eagle mines, but it is hard to get details for anything. Zoomed in I can also make out the Dante mine, I know the Orpha May is in this view, located uphill from the Blue Bird, and there are two larger Shaft Houses just above Blue Bird towards the sky that must be on the Grouse, Pikes Peak, Star of Bethlehem or Garfield lodes, but which is which I have no idea.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (08:58:31)
Title on Image:
A view of Bull Hill Mines such as the John A. Logan & the American Eagle
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
Sadly another not so sharp glass plate negative! I can make out the High Line grade and some of the poles along it for the Trolley. I can see the Blue Bird, the John A. Logan and the American Eagle mines, but it is hard to get details for anything. Zoomed in I can also make out the Dante mine, I know the Orpha May is in this view, located uphill from the Blue Bird, and there are two larger Shaft Houses just above Blue Bird towards the sky that must be on the Grouse, Pikes Peak, Star of Bethlehem or Garfield lodes, but which is which I have no idea.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs, glass plate negative. Cropped, Sharpened, Scaled down to 3000 pixels wide. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Copyright Notice:
As I own the glass plate negative, I have the physical ownership to this view.
Source ID, My Collection:
G-00060
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#409]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#409
This sadly bad small print quality view is looking up west side of Bull Hill at the John A. Logan mine structures, as seen from just below the High Line as I see a Trolley lineside pole in lower half of the image. I also seen this image used in a Postcard published by W. A. Loper in Cripple Creek.
   I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (08:47:37)
Title on Image:
Logan Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This sadly bad small print quality view is looking up west side of Bull Hill at the John A. Logan mine structures, as seen from just below the High Line as I see a Trolley lineside pole in lower half of the image. I also seen this image used in a Postcard published by W. A. Loper in Cripple Creek.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 57 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grayish, or in common speech black & white. Used an online service and tweaked and worked with image to get what looks best to my eyes at the moment.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 57; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
  • Postcard; Logan Mine | Published by W. A. Loper, Cripple Creek, Colo. - Published in ????.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01984
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#416]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#416
Date is a guestimate, I have a near identical card, almost same angle, and the dumps looks to be the same size. In fact, all looks so alike that at first, I thought they were the same card – except when I put them side by side I suddenly noticed there was one difference in the foreground bottom where the other card had a structure where this card lacks that structure! But, as all rest looks so alike I think those two are photographed not that far apart in time. My other card has some text written with something about Copyright Applied for in bottom right, name Hileman and what appears to be an 8 in front of that, but sadly that card is partly messed up in that area so can't read it fully. Still, it makes me believe this is same year…
   The focus of the image is the large shaft House of the John A. Logan Mine, also known as the Logan Shaft of the Stratton Cripple Creek Mining & Development Company. I've often wondered why there was not a spur to the Ore House as the High Line/Short Line branch line to the Blue Bird Mine was just below it, but I never ever seen evidence for such a spur.
   To show how close the Ore-House is to the track, the Blue Bird Branch-line is partly seen climbing the hill in lower right, from about 1/3 in from right-hand side and till the right-hand side and is passing behind the small mine operation with the big trestle work in lower left. The trestle itself crosses the mainline of the High Line track, and they dumped their waste down the hill from the west (opposite) side of the Trolley and Steam train used track, outside this postcard view.
Media Info Last Updated:
21.07.2018 (18:30:31)
Title on Image:
The John A. Logan Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1908]
Description:
Date is a guestimate, I have a near identical card, almost same angle, and the dumps looks to be the same size. In fact, all looks so alike that at first, I thought they were the same card – except when I put them side by side I suddenly noticed there was one difference in the foreground bottom where the other card had a structure where this card lacks that structure! But, as all rest looks so alike I think those two are photographed not that far apart in time. My other card has some text written with something about Copyright Applied for in bottom right, name Hileman and what appears to be an 8 in front of that, but sadly that card is partly messed up in that area so can't read it fully. Still, it makes me believe this is same year…
graphic for visual presentation of text The focus of the image is the large shaft House of the John A. Logan Mine, also known as the Logan Shaft of the Stratton Cripple Creek Mining & Development Company. I've often wondered why there was not a spur to the Ore House as the High Line/Short Line branch line to the Blue Bird Mine was just below it, but I never ever seen evidence for such a spur.
graphic for visual presentation of text To show how close the Ore-House is to the track, the Blue Bird Branch-line is partly seen climbing the hill in lower right, from about 1/3 in from right-hand side and till the right-hand side and is passing behind the small mine operation with the big trestle work in lower left. The trestle itself crosses the mainline of the High Line track, and they dumped their waste down the hill from the west (opposite) side of the Trolley and Steam train used track, outside this postcard view.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02498
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#334]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#334
Date is a guestimate, there is written something about Copyright Applied for in bottom right, name Hileman and what appears to be an 8 in front of that, sadly card is partly messed up in that area so can't read it fully.
   The focus is the large shaft House of the John A. Logan Mine, here known as the Logan Shaft of the Stratton Cripple Creek Mining & Development Company, and I often wondered why there was not a spur to the Ore House as the High Line/Short Line branch line to the Blue Bird Mine was just below it.
   A tiny piece of the Blue Bird Branch is seen in lower right-hand corner, before it hides behind the dump materials from the small mine operation with the big trestle work in foreground left. The whole branch has a steep climb up the hill behind the foreground mine operation. The trestle itself crosses the mainline of the High Line track, the two legs at left corner is across the tracks and they dumped their waste down the hill from the west (opposite) side of the Trolley and Steam train used track.
Media Info Last Updated:
16.07.2018 (11:59:45)
Title on Image:
The John A. Logan Mine, Bull Hill
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1908]
Description:
Date is a guestimate, there is written something about Copyright Applied for in bottom right, name Hileman and what appears to be an 8 in front of that, sadly card is partly messed up in that area so can't read it fully.
graphic for visual presentation of text The focus is the large shaft House of the John A. Logan Mine, here known as the Logan Shaft of the Stratton Cripple Creek Mining & Development Company, and I often wondered why there was not a spur to the Ore House as the High Line/Short Line branch line to the Blue Bird Mine was just below it.
graphic for visual presentation of text A tiny piece of the Blue Bird Branch is seen in lower right-hand corner, before it hides behind the dump materials from the small mine operation with the big trestle work in foreground left. The whole branch has a steep climb up the hill behind the foreground mine operation. The trestle itself crosses the mainline of the High Line track, the two legs at left corner is across the tracks and they dumped their waste down the hill from the west (opposite) side of the Trolley and Steam train used track.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00789
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#333]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#333