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This view at mining operations on Bull Hill, is hampered sadly by the fact that the paper this postcard is made on is one of those not so good one, and while it scanned useful it is not very good as the dark areas are just dark, and there is some silvery like parts in those darker area, also messing with my scan.
   The scene itself is an interesting one, as it captures and identifying some of the mines at this area of Bull Hill, also shows the Golden Circle trackage in this area, with lots of small mine operations around on the ground, with homes and houses spread around and growing huge dumps.
   In upper right corner the American Eagle Shaft House and mine operation is seen marked as 'Eagles' while further down along the right-hand side, the Ore-House of the Shurtloff No. 2 Mine is seen about 2/5 down – this had a side-spur, leaving the mainline of the Golden Circle about halfway up the route around Bull Cliffs on the south side, pieces of that spur is seen in lower foreground just above the word 'Cripple' in the card's title text along the bottom of this postcard view.
Media Info Last Updated:
15.07.2018 (08:56:34)
Title on Image:
Southwest Slope of Bull Hill, Cripple Creek District
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Description:
This view at mining operations on Bull Hill, is hampered sadly by the fact that the paper this postcard is made on is one of those not so good one, and while it scanned useful it is not very good as the dark areas are just dark, and there is some silvery like parts in those darker area, also messing with my scan.
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene itself is an interesting one, as it captures and identifying some of the mines at this area of Bull Hill, also shows the Golden Circle trackage in this area, with lots of small mine operations around on the ground, with homes and houses spread around and growing huge dumps.
graphic for visual presentation of text In upper right corner the American Eagle Shaft House and mine operation is seen marked as 'Eagles' while further down along the right-hand side, the Ore-House of the Shurtloff No. 2 Mine is seen about 2/5 down – this had a side-spur, leaving the mainline of the Golden Circle about halfway up the route around Bull Cliffs on the south side, pieces of that spur is seen in lower foreground just above the word 'Cripple' in the card's title text along the bottom of this postcard view.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03840
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#331]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#331
This is a nice shot of one of the many smaller mine operations, easy to see as there are lot of junk around but not huge dumps – compared to the dumps around the Last Dollar Mine seen in background left against the sky, where the dumps hide the hoist house quite much and the large shaft structure also is partly hidden in the dump area.
   One other fun thing with this view of the Clyde Mine I saw much better in my higher resolution scan, there is actually a man standing at top of the Head frame, seen on the right-hand side, his legs covered by one the braces making up the frame where the wheel are.
   Dating this view is hard, but I would think this view to be from around the 1920's to 30's. I see no view of the Lucky Guess Shaft House; possible the lone Head-frame seen against the sky about 2/7 in from right-hand side and about same down from top is where the eastern shaft house of the Lucky Guess was located.
   The American Eagle Shaft House and Mine is seen against the sky about 4/9 in from right-hand side and about same from top. While between the forefront Head-frame of the Clyde and the background of the Last Dollar Mine, also against the sky, is the tower and roof part of the Orpha May Mine poking up, seen about 4/9 in from left-hand side and about same from top.
Media Info Last Updated:
19.05.2018 (12:36:44)
Title on Image:
Clyde Mine C.C. Dist.
Photographer [Date]:
William H. Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Description:
This is a nice shot of one of the many smaller mine operations, easy to see as there are lot of junk around but not huge dumps – compared to the dumps around the Last Dollar Mine seen in background left against the sky, where the dumps hide the hoist house quite much and the large shaft structure also is partly hidden in the dump area.
graphic for visual presentation of text One other fun thing with this view of the Clyde Mine I saw much better in my higher resolution scan, there is actually a man standing at top of the Head frame, seen on the right-hand side, his legs covered by one the braces making up the frame where the wheel are.
graphic for visual presentation of text Dating this view is hard, but I would think this view to be from around the 1920's to 30's. I see no view of the Lucky Guess Shaft House; possible the lone Head-frame seen against the sky about 2/7 in from right-hand side and about same down from top is where the eastern shaft house of the Lucky Guess was located.
graphic for visual presentation of text The American Eagle Shaft House and Mine is seen against the sky about 4/9 in from right-hand side and about same from top. While between the forefront Head-frame of the Clyde and the background of the Last Dollar Mine, also against the sky, is the tower and roof part of the Orpha May Mine poking up, seen about 4/9 in from left-hand side and about same from top.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03637
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#303]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#303
This view of Victor is looking north from Straub Mountain area. Photographed in 1911 by the Hileman as the view is credited to. Being this is from a printed card in a small more modern postcard folder it is not the greatest quality, but one gets an idea of the town and the many mines in and around it. In addition, in this view they are marked out, even if there is at least one error in that marking.
* In upper left quadrangle is the Portland No. 1 & No. 2 marked out, but the location of the No. 2 shaft of the Portland is NOT where this image gives it! Portland No. 2 shaft is in this view above the No. 1 shaft, seen a little left of the center of this view sideways. No. 2 Shaft of Portland is seen against the sky with No. 1 just below it, with the huge dumps where No.1 is written. The Granite, original shaft, is located where this card has written the No.2 text.
* Just behind and left of the huge smokestack of the Gold Coin shaft, marked in this view as Granite, is the main shaft of the Dead Pine. The dump is much easier seen then the mine itself.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.04.2018 (09:54:16)
Title on Image:
#11-11; Victor, Colorado - "The City of Mines" (Early 1900's)
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1911]
Description:
This view of Victor is looking north from Straub Mountain area. Photographed in 1911 by the Hileman as the view is credited to. Being this is from a printed card in a small more modern postcard folder it is not the greatest quality, but one gets an idea of the town and the many mines in and around it. In addition, in this view they are marked out, even if there is at least one error in that marking.
graphic for visual presentation of text* In upper left quadrangle is the Portland No. 1 & No. 2 marked out, but the location of the No. 2 shaft of the Portland is NOT where this image gives it! Portland No. 2 shaft is in this view above the No. 1 shaft, seen a little left of the center of this view sideways. No. 2 Shaft of Portland is seen against the sky with No. 1 just below it, with the huge dumps where No.1 is written. The Granite, original shaft, is located where this card has written the No.2 text.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Just behind and left of the huge smokestack of the Gold Coin shaft, marked in this view as Granite, is the main shaft of the Dead Pine. The dump is much easier seen then the mine itself.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards/Postcard Album.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; titled Victor, Colorado - "The City of Mines" (Early 1900's) - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00307
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#162]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#162
This view of Victor is looking north from Straub Mountain area. Photographed in 1909 by the H. & H. Studio in Cripple Creek, it was taken by either Hileman or Hill, impossible to tell for sure as the view is credited to them both. Being this is from a printed card in a small more modern postcard folder it is not the greatest quality, but one gets an idea of the town and the many mines in and around it.
* Gold Coin, here marked as Granite Mine on the south facing ore-house, is seen about middle top/down and about 1/5 in from left-hand side.
* Just behind the huge smokestack of the Gold Coin is the main shaft of the Dead Pine, named Oliver Shaft for some reason. The dump is much easier seen then the mine itself.
* Straight up from the Gold Coin smokestack, in the distance; against the sky; sticking up from the hill, is the shaft-house of the American Eagle.
* The Ajax Mine is about 1/4 down from top left, about 1/6 on from left-hand side.
* Further to the right of the Ajax would been upper shaft of the Dead Pine, the Granite (original shaft/mine) – seen about 1/3 in from left-hand side – and the Burns (main) shaft of the Portland mines, with the Portland No. 2 seen just off to the right for the center of the upper quarter in this view.
* Towards the right-hand side is seen the Strong Mine, about half top/down and 2/3 in from the left-hand side.
* The Independence Mine is just right of the Strong mine, seen with its huge dumps and structures.
* The Vindicator Mine, shaft 1, is seen above the Independence mine, about 1/3 down from top.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.04.2018 (09:40:47)
Title on Image:
#11-9; Victor, Colorado - "The City Of Mines"
Photographer [Date]:
H. & H. Studio [Hileman & Hill] [1909]
Description:
This view of Victor is looking north from Straub Mountain area. Photographed in 1909 by the H. & H. Studio in Cripple Creek, it was taken by either Hileman or Hill, impossible to tell for sure as the view is credited to them both. Being this is from a printed card in a small more modern postcard folder it is not the greatest quality, but one gets an idea of the town and the many mines in and around it.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Gold Coin, here marked as Granite Mine on the south facing ore-house, is seen about middle top/down and about 1/5 in from left-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Just behind the huge smokestack of the Gold Coin is the main shaft of the Dead Pine, named Oliver Shaft for some reason. The dump is much easier seen then the mine itself.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Straight up from the Gold Coin smokestack, in the distance; against the sky; sticking up from the hill, is the shaft-house of the American Eagle.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Ajax Mine is about 1/4 down from top left, about 1/6 on from left-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Further to the right of the Ajax would been upper shaft of the Dead Pine, the Granite (original shaft/mine) – seen about 1/3 in from left-hand side – and the Burns (main) shaft of the Portland mines, with the Portland No. 2 seen just off to the right for the center of the upper quarter in this view.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Towards the right-hand side is seen the Strong Mine, about half top/down and 2/3 in from the left-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Independence Mine is just right of the Strong mine, seen with its huge dumps and structures.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Vindicator Mine, shaft 1, is seen above the Independence mine, about 1/3 down from top.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards/Postcard Album.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Unknown Publisher; titled Victor, Colorado - "The City Of Mines" - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00305
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#160]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#160