My Known Images:
Dante
This is a hidden text,
acting just like a spacer
type of text in order to
push the Entity info
down on the page. Sorry to have wasted your time/ear to listen to this, I was just trying to get a layout work like I wanted.
This page has a total of 7 images, as of 17.12.2021 (17:21:08).
Most Recent added/changed image is on top.
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 is a look at Bull Hill mines from nearby Raven Hill with two men operating on the Nightingale Mine in the foreground. A little in near the right-hand side the top of the Headframe at the Maggie Mine is seen, with what I assume is their Ore house poking up at the left of the headframe.
   About 1/3 down from top, left-hand side, the Head Frame and Ore House of the Gold Sovereign Mine is seen being built up, I think this is the Jackson shaft, or Main Shaft, or No. 1 shaft, of the Gold Sovereign but has not been able to fully confirm that feel. The Tunnel portal of the Gold Sovereign is in the same area. Either way, this also marks the end of a spur/branch-line of the Short Line down from the High Line, named the Gold Sovereign Branch.
   This spur passes also the now large operations on the Trilby Mine, seen about 1/3 from top and 1/3 in from right-hand side where there are both a multilevel Ore house but also a Cyanide Mill, partly seen to the right of the orehouse.
   Further uphill, about 1/10 from top and about ¼ in from right-hand side the Dante No. 2 Mine is seen up along the High Line with the Blue Bird looming against the sky just to the left. Further left about 1/3 in from left-hand side the Dante No. 1 shaft is seen with most likely the Gold Sovereign No. 2 Whisper Shaft almost at upper left corner.
   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. I know of 11 editions of this view created at one time, two Magic Lantern types and nine Stereoviews as of today Oct. 27, 2021.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.10.2021 (10:13:02)
Title on Image:
Nightingale Mine, Bull Hill, Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is a look at Bull Hill mines from nearby Raven Hill with two men operating on the Nightingale Mine in the foreground. A little in near the right-hand side the top of the Headframe at the Maggie Mine is seen, with what I assume is their Ore house poking up at the left of the headframe.
graphic for visual presentation of text About 1/3 down from top, left-hand side, the Head Frame and Ore House of the Gold Sovereign Mine is seen being built up, I think this is the Jackson shaft, or Main Shaft, or No. 1 shaft, of the Gold Sovereign but has not been able to fully confirm that feel. The Tunnel portal of the Gold Sovereign is in the same area. Either way, this also marks the end of a spur/branch-line of the Short Line down from the High Line, named the Gold Sovereign Branch.
graphic for visual presentation of text This spur passes also the now large operations on the Trilby Mine, seen about 1/3 from top and 1/3 in from right-hand side where there are both a multilevel Ore house but also a Cyanide Mill, partly seen to the right of the orehouse.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further uphill, about 1/10 from top and about ¼ in from right-hand side the Dante No. 2 Mine is seen up along the High Line with the Blue Bird looming against the sky just to the left. Further left about 1/3 in from left-hand side the Dante No. 1 shaft is seen with most likely the Gold Sovereign No. 2 Whisper Shaft almost at upper left corner.
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. I know of 11 editions of this view created at one time, two Magic Lantern types and nine Stereoviews as of today Oct. 27, 2021.
Image Note:
My Collection; Magic Lanterns. Cropped 1200dpi view without the frame. 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 ID, My Collection:
G-00122
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#414]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#414
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 is one nicely closeup photo type of railroad link at the Dante Mine. Found on the Denver Public Library site (Call Number: X-62460). I just worked over the image to create this view, twisted and cut, colored and played around. Photo shows many men posing on the walkway above the High Line/Short Line tracks connecting the Dante Gold Mining Company's number two shaft with two Ore Bins on the downhill side of the tracks. A Colorado Midland Boxcar, No. 5538, is standing quite close to the southern end of the switch unto the mainline.
   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:
27.10.2021 (14:37:16)
Title on Image:
Dante Gold Mining Company, Shaft No. 2
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is one nicely closeup photo type of railroad link at the Dante Mine. Found on the Denver Public Library site (Call Number: X-62460). I just worked over the image to create this view, twisted and cut, colored and played around. Photo shows many men posing on the walkway above the High Line/Short Line tracks connecting the Dante Gold Mining Company's number two shaft with two Ore Bins on the downhill side of the tracks. A Colorado Midland Boxcar, No. 5538, is standing quite close to the southern end of the switch unto the mainline.
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:
View is Straightened, Twisted, Enhanced, Colored, Cropped, Scaled from the DPL image X-62460. 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:
Copyright restrictions applying to use or reproduction of this image available from the Western History and Genealogy Dept., Denver Public Library, at photosales@denverlibrary.org.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-00348
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#390]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#390
This photo is from the western slope of Bull Hill, looking towards south, southwest near the John A. Logan mine. Down in the valley on the right-hand side of this image is the Cresson Mine, while about center sideways and 1/3 up from bottom is the Head-frame of the Gold Sovereign Mine, with the ruins of the Trilby Mill/Mine further left and a piece of the Gold Sovereign Branch line off the High Line seen climbing the hill below a big dump from one of the Dante Mine shafts seen near left-hand side about 1/3 down from top. The hill seen about 1/3 in from right-hand side is Squaw Mountain, and on the slope down into Eclipse Gulch is seen the mine operation that I think would be the Carbonate Queen. Seen about middle top/down and about 1/4 in from right-hand side.
Media Info Last Updated:
15.05.2017 (15:59:34)
Title on Image:
A View Southwest From Slope of Bull Hill - Cresson Mine Seen in Lower Right
Photographer [Date]:
Harry L. Standley
Description:
This photo is from the western slope of Bull Hill, looking towards south, southwest near the John A. Logan mine. Down in the valley on the right-hand side of this image is the Cresson Mine, while about center sideways and 1/3 up from bottom is the Head-frame of the Gold Sovereign Mine, with the ruins of the Trilby Mill/Mine further left and a piece of the Gold Sovereign Branch line off the High Line seen climbing the hill below a big dump from one of the Dante Mine shafts seen near left-hand side about 1/3 down from top. The hill seen about 1/3 in from right-hand side is Squaw Mountain, and on the slope down into Eclipse Gulch is seen the mine operation that I think would be the Carbonate Queen. Seen about middle top/down and about 1/4 in from right-hand side.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02383
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#175]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#175