My Known Images:
Portland Mill [Colorado Spring]
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This is a scan of a photo-negative that is from some unknown issue of print source of the mining journal known as Mining Reporter. I used my 1200-dpi scan as a base, and scaled it down to 3000 pixels wide in order to get some colors unto it, not the best result, but it is useable as an illustration till I get around to scan the version I am pretty sure I also seen in a Portland Annual source I own in my print-collection. Being a print source, the paper was thin and text from the other side poked through, so I blurred the sky part and that made it break with the rest of the view, but, see past that.
  Scene is from the hills west of Colorado Springs, looking at a close-up of the immense Portland Mill, which is being built in this view, and dating this to be around 1902. I find this image quite interesting as we get to see the skeleton of some of the massive structures, and I like that!
  In the foreground is the mainline of the Short Line railroad climbing the foothills before it disappears from view into the mountains in the background on the way to Cripple Creek. The right most part of the skeleton is the ore-receiving part of the mill and shall be connected to the Short Line outside the view at right, higher up the hill.
  I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-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:
23.11.2021 (08:38:44)
Title on Image:
Portland Mill During Construction
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is a scan of a photo-negative that is from some unknown issue of print source of the mining journal known as Mining Reporter. I used my 1200-dpi scan as a base, and scaled it down to 3000 pixels wide in order to get some colors unto it, not the best result, but it is useable as an illustration till I get around to scan the version I am pretty sure I also seen in a Portland Annual source I own in my print-collection. Being a print source, the paper was thin and text from the other side poked through, so I blurred the sky part and that made it break with the rest of the view, but, see past that.
graphic for visual presentation of text  Scene is from the hills west of Colorado Springs, looking at a close-up of the immense Portland Mill, which is being built in this view, and dating this to be around 1902. I find this image quite interesting as we get to see the skeleton of some of the massive structures, and I like that!
graphic for visual presentation of text  In the foreground is the mainline of the Short Line railroad climbing the foothills before it disappears from view into the mountains in the background on the way to Cripple Creek. The right most part of the skeleton is the ore-receiving part of the mill and shall be connected to the Short Line outside the view at right, higher up the hill.
graphic for visual presentation of text  I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-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; Photo-Negative from unknown Mining Reporter issue. I did procure the colored version from a straighten, cropped, scaled down 1200dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page ?; Mining Reporter unknown issue - Published in ????.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01406
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#446]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#446
This is a scan of a photo-negative that turned out to be a copy from a Portland G.M. Co. Annual Report, dated 1902. I've colored the 300-dpi scan, which was not a large size, but it is useable as an illustration till I get around to scan the source as I have that Annual in my print-collection.
  Scene is from the hills west of Colorado Springs, looking at the mountain range that the Short Line climbed on its way to Cripple Creek. Not easy to see in this view, but the Short Line mainline enters this image about center top/down on the right-hand side and climbs almost 1/3 into the image before it climbs passed the immense Portland Mill which is seen from a distance and disappears from view. I assume both those water ponds in the foreground has some relevance to the mill operation but can't recall read anything about it so can't say anything.
  I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-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:
23.11.2021 (08:38:37)
Title on Image:
Water Ponds with Portland Mill in the Distance
Photographer [Date]:
Andrew James Harlan
Description:
This is a scan of a photo-negative that turned out to be a copy from a Portland G.M. Co. Annual Report, dated 1902. I've colored the 300-dpi scan, which was not a large size, but it is useable as an illustration till I get around to scan the source as I have that Annual in my print-collection.
graphic for visual presentation of text  Scene is from the hills west of Colorado Springs, looking at the mountain range that the Short Line climbed on its way to Cripple Creek. Not easy to see in this view, but the Short Line mainline enters this image about center top/down on the right-hand side and climbs almost 1/3 into the image before it climbs passed the immense Portland Mill which is seen from a distance and disappears from view. I assume both those water ponds in the foreground has some relevance to the mill operation but can't recall read anything about it so can't say anything.
graphic for visual presentation of text  I did procure the colored version of this image. Source was grey-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; Photo-Negative from Portland G.M. Co. 1902 Annual Report. I did procure the colored version of the 300dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 69; Annual Reports, Portland Gold Mining Co. - 1902 - Published in 1902.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01137
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#445]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#445
This is the large Portland Mill along the Short Line in Colorado Springs, built in 1902. It was a chlorination first, later also a cyanide mill built for the exclusive treatment of Cripple Creek ores. It converted the crude gold-bearing rock into bullion. The Mill closed in 1918, and as with the grade of the Short Line in this area, near impossible to find any traces of it judging from aerial photos I've seen.
Media Info Last Updated:
22.11.2021 (21:12:42)
Title on Image:
One of the Big Mills. Portland Mill at Colorado Springs
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This is the large Portland Mill along the Short Line in Colorado Springs, built in 1902. It was a chlorination first, later also a cyanide mill built for the exclusive treatment of Cripple Creek ores. It converted the crude gold-bearing rock into bullion. The Mill closed in 1918, and as with the grade of the Short Line in this area, near impossible to find any traces of it judging from aerial photos I've seen.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 38 in the 1908 Official Summary of the Certified Reports of Companies Listed on the Colorado Mining Stock Exchange; from a 300dpi scan.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 38; The Official Summary of the Certified Reports of Companies Listed on the Colorado Mining Stock Exchange - January 1908 - Published in 1908.
  • Page 84; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01535
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#366]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#366