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Victor, Colo. View Across Hills Southeast of the Town, Passed the Great Central Mining & Milling Company's Maggie Mine
Schedin & Lehman
This overview of Victor as seen from somewhere in South-East has been credited to several photographs, Schedin & Lehman is written on an Image seen at DPL, where also Julia Skolas has her name, but as this view is from after the 1899 fire which took out much of Victor, but before the head-frame of the Gold Coin was covered sometime in 1900/1901 timeframe, I can't see how she can have actually have taken this photo, so I think she bought it and the rights to it – and possible others – from the Schedin & Lehman company after she arrived at the District.
The usefulness of this image is really on the DPL view, as most of the mines are deep into the image and some of them are really not much to actually see anything other than knowing they are in this view in order to help place them in a mental map of the District/area.
* In the foreground left is the mine I've seen a close-up off from the other side, where it then was marked as "Great Central Mining & Milling Co.", and from other sources I have it linked as being named/known as the Maggie Mine.
* About middle bottom/top along the right-hand side is the top part of the Shaft-house of the Strong Mine, with the Victor High-School in front of it.
* About 2/5 down from top and about center left/right is the large smokestack of the Gold Coin mine, with the Head-frame at right of the smokestack – best seen on the DPL large image. This helps date the image except I don't know the date the head-frame was enclosed in the brick structure most common known as the Gold Coin mine.
* Above the smokestack of the Gold Coin, high up on Squaw Mtn. is a dump area seen, there is a small Shaft-house there, again I refer to the DPL as best view, that is the Nellie V. mine.
* About 1/4 in from right-hand side, and about 1/3 down from top, is the large Ajax Mine complex seen, with the big dump out over the hillside of Battle Mountain. Looking at the DPL view one can actually see they are extending the Ore-house towards right in this view.
* Just right of the Ajax is the upper shaft of the Dead Pine, located along the Golden Circle, they did as the Portland Mine did, they have a tunnel over the tracks of the Golden Circle narrow gauge line, except here it is made of wood, not steel as on the Portland property. Can't say it is on the view, I know it is there, seen as a dark spot between Ajax and Dead Pine, but it is too far away to be of any use at all.
* Further to the right, just left of the massive Portland dumps, where the hill curves, there lays the Granite Mine, seen with its Shaft-house and power house, smokestack and all, albeit at a to large distance to be of any good use for a model work, it helps in determining where in the area it was located.
* The Dillon Mine has actually two shafts seen in this view, again it is the DPL view that is really of any use to such image research, a slight distance left of the shaft-house of the Strong mine on the right-hand side, there is a small Head-frame and small hoist house seen on the hillside with a dump – that is located on the Dillon claim. Further up the hill, more hidden away due to distance and such, is the more commonly associated boxy type of Shaft-house of the Dillon seen where it lays just below the mainline of the M.T. climbing the hills towards the Portland mine area outside the view at right. Seen best on the DPL view at a 100% look, or try the 200% and go near right-hand corner, the only shaft-house in this area with lettering on the side of the structure.
* Again, the DPL is of help to locate the Ore-house of the Mary Cashen Mine, as it is poking up among the roofs of Victor structures, about halfway between the Strong and the Gold Coin mines.
* Also, on the DPL Image the Fortuna Mine is seen quite well in the 100% view, just where the word 'Skolas' is written about 2/5 up from bottom and about 1/3 in from right-hand side. Showing a small Head-Frame west of the Hoist & Power House, with what might have been the loo west of the head-frame or possible a shed for dynamite?
Image Note:My Collection; From page 17 in the 1904 Annual Edition of the Colorado State Journal.
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- Page 17; Colorado State Journal; 1904 Annual Edition - Published in 1904.
- Page 76; Program of Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress - Cripple Creek, Colorado, July 16, 17, 18, 19, 1901 - Published in 1901.
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