My Known Images:
Portland Mill [aka Victor Mill; On Battle Mountain]
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This did show up as a second copy of this Battle Mountain Scene, still blurred at the sides, and more faded, but I still had to get hold of it! Not sure if the blur is on the source image or has happen in the making of this photo copy, either way, going from only seeing/have it as printed type of Postcard, to now have it as two photo copies, I am so happy I fought for it on eBay where this is from.
   The scene is eastern slope of Battle Mountain, and the large industry in the background is the District built Portland Mill, with Short Line tracks visible. The one about 1/3 up from bottom is part of the Portland/Ajax Mines branch, and at one time this was crossed by the original High Line Electric grade down to Victor, the crossing was behind the house seen. One can still make out the grade to the right of the house, and partly to the left as a fill partly hiding in bushes lowering itself faster on the hill then where the tracks now run. Sadly though, this copy of this scene is rather faded, but also suffers a little from the blurring of the sides.
   I am confident that the cribbing and high raised Head-Frame, seen on the left-hand edge, put up on the scaffolding of timber along the Short Line grade is the Modoc No. 1 Shaft (while the Modoc normally shown is the No. 2 shaft.) Judging from a topographic map holding numbers to many mines, Julia Skolas was standing close to the No. 2 Modoc when she shot this view as there is a row of houses along a street seen in this view and on that map, a small community of workers for the nearby mines I assume.
Media Info Last Updated:
09.06.2018 (11:00:37)
Title on Image:
View Towards the Portland Mill on Battle Mountain [Faded]
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Description:
This did show up as a second copy of this Battle Mountain Scene, still blurred at the sides, and more faded, but I still had to get hold of it! Not sure if the blur is on the source image or has happen in the making of this photo copy, either way, going from only seeing/have it as printed type of Postcard, to now have it as two photo copies, I am so happy I fought for it on eBay where this is from.
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene is eastern slope of Battle Mountain, and the large industry in the background is the District built Portland Mill, with Short Line tracks visible. The one about 1/3 up from bottom is part of the Portland/Ajax Mines branch, and at one time this was crossed by the original High Line Electric grade down to Victor, the crossing was behind the house seen. One can still make out the grade to the right of the house, and partly to the left as a fill partly hiding in bushes lowering itself faster on the hill then where the tracks now run. Sadly though, this copy of this scene is rather faded, but also suffers a little from the blurring of the sides.
graphic for visual presentation of text I am confident that the cribbing and high raised Head-Frame, seen on the left-hand edge, put up on the scaffolding of timber along the Short Line grade is the Modoc No. 1 Shaft (while the Modoc normally shown is the No. 2 shaft.) Judging from a topographic map holding numbers to many mines, Julia Skolas was standing close to the No. 2 Modoc when she shot this view as there is a row of houses along a street seen in this view and on that map, a small community of workers for the nearby mines I assume.
Image Note:
My Collection; Photographs.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03668
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#315]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#315
This is the second version of this card I've seen, different crop where there is a little more seen at the bottom and on the left-hand side, in terms of a millimeter or three. Marked as H & H, Cripple Creek, 09 – making this a view by either Hileman or Hill as they worked together at this time. I've also seen a version of this view where the left upper side has some hill visible, but both my cards have that missing in the faded distance.
   I think the background right is showing part of what was to become Portland Mill on top of Battle Mountain, while the head frame and high tower like structure in background against the sky just right of the center left/right is from what I'm able to gather, the Portland No. 2 Shaft & headframe, as it looks very much like some other views I have of it. I felt it was too visible from this angle, but I've been unsuccessful to find any other mine in that area to fit, so it must be the Portland No. 2 shaft.
   The railroad track in lower left is the Short Line/High Line roadbed going towards town of Independence and the route down passed Goldfield and into Victor, while the railroad tracks seen nearly buried in the dumps at the Last Dollar mine is the side-spur of the Golden Circle 3-foot track going towards the Vindicator Mines and for a short while the Black Sampler at Victor Pass.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (12:20:47)
Title on Image:
Last Dollar Mine
Photographer [Date]:
H. & H. Studio [Hileman & Hill]
Description:
This is the second version of this card I've seen, different crop where there is a little more seen at the bottom and on the left-hand side, in terms of a millimeter or three. Marked as H & H, Cripple Creek, 09 – making this a view by either Hileman or Hill as they worked together at this time. I've also seen a version of this view where the left upper side has some hill visible, but both my cards have that missing in the faded distance.
graphic for visual presentation of text I think the background right is showing part of what was to become Portland Mill on top of Battle Mountain, while the head frame and high tower like structure in background against the sky just right of the center left/right is from what I'm able to gather, the Portland No. 2 Shaft & headframe, as it looks very much like some other views I have of it. I felt it was too visible from this angle, but I've been unsuccessful to find any other mine in that area to fit, so it must be the Portland No. 2 shaft.
graphic for visual presentation of text The railroad track in lower left is the Short Line/High Line roadbed going towards town of Independence and the route down passed Goldfield and into Victor, while the railroad tracks seen nearly buried in the dumps at the Last Dollar mine is the side-spur of the Golden Circle 3-foot track going towards the Vindicator Mines and for a short while the Black Sampler at Victor Pass.
Image Note:
My Collection; Postcards.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Postcard; Published by Unknown; titled Last Dollar Mine H. & H. Cripple Creek. 09 [crop version 1] - Published in ????.
  • Postcard; Published by Unknown; titled Last Dollar Mine H. & H. Cripple Creek. 09 [crop version 2] - Published in ????.
Source, Internet (Found/Seen/Known):
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03504
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#260]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#260