My Known Images:
Bob-Tail Mine
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As a nearly identical photo appeared in a February/March 1896 publication, and copyrighted 1895, I assume this photo to been taken no later than sometime in 1895 as well.
   This scene on Battle Mountain is an early one, from before the Golden Circle Railroad was built, and the area drastically changed look/character. In foreground left-hand side, almost middle up, is the headframe of the Granite mine, with the dump of the Lowell mine seen about the height of the headframe up the hill. Further up the hill and a little to the right, against the sky, is the Shaft-house, ore-house and dump of the Anna Lee mine. Further downhill to the right, still against the sky, is the Shaft-house, ore-house, dump of the Bob Tail mine, while in the background right is structures belonging to the Portland Mine – possible already the early Burns Shaft of the Portland.
   I did procure the colored image; source had a gray-tone image, 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:
21.11.2021 (16:00:57)
Title on Image:
South Slope Battle Mountain, with the Granite, Lowell Dump, Anna Lee, Bob Tail & Portland Mines
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
As a nearly identical photo appeared in a February/March 1896 publication, and copyrighted 1895, I assume this photo to been taken no later than sometime in 1895 as well.
graphic for visual presentation of text This scene on Battle Mountain is an early one, from before the Golden Circle Railroad was built, and the area drastically changed look/character. In foreground left-hand side, almost middle up, is the headframe of the Granite mine, with the dump of the Lowell mine seen about the height of the headframe up the hill. Further up the hill and a little to the right, against the sky, is the Shaft-house, ore-house and dump of the Anna Lee mine. Further downhill to the right, still against the sky, is the Shaft-house, ore-house, dump of the Bob Tail mine, while in the background right is structures belonging to the Portland Mine – possible already the early Burns Shaft of the Portland.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored image; source had a gray-tone image, 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; From page 16 in the 1903 New Year issue of Cripple Creek Times. 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, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Page 16; The Cripple Creek Times; New Years 1903 - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01957
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#385]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#385
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Media Info Last Updated:
21.11.2021 (16:00:30)
Title on Image:
Independence and Portland Mines, Battle Mountain, Cripple Creek Mining District
Photographer [Date]:
William Edward Hook
Description:
This view shows several of the earlier mines on Battle Mountain, looking in a westerly direction.
graphic for visual presentation of text We see near left-hand side and about 1/3 from top-left the East and partly south side of the Old Independence Mine, with the ore-house in front of the shaft house, and partly hiding the west most part of it.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further up the hill to right is seen the well-known Independence Mine (No. 1) with its large Shaft House.
graphic for visual presentation of text If we go left about 1/3 from right-hand side, and about 1/4 down from top we see the large Shaft House of the Independence No. 2 shaft, with the M.T. railroad in front of it and not the greatest dump there yet. This makes this view earlier than a H.S. Poley view (My ID I-01172) which is dated around 1895, early 1896.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further up the hill is seen several shaft houses that shall disappear as the Portland Mine expand and engulf several of them, and in this view the larger ore-house seen in the before mention Poley view, which I have thought of as part of the Portland mine, that is no-where here to be seen below the shaft house of the Bob-Tail mine which is the structure at left of the Independence No. 2 where a single smokestack is poking up near end of the long sloping roof on the right side.
graphic for visual presentation of text A little left and downhill a tiny bit and more west is the smaller Shaft House of the Lowell Mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text Just above the Independence No. 2 is the original Portland Mine, just behind the smokestack of the Independence.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Black Diamond is located just left of the Portland mine, hard to see even in the 100% view of this photo. Hiding mostly also behind the Independence No. 2.
graphic for visual presentation of text Above the Portland and to the right, near the top is the Anna Lee mine, with a small ore-house in front and a smokestack seems to be located outside the shaft house itself, or at least at the lowest end of the long roof.
graphic for visual presentation of text Below the Anna Lee is seen the Scranton shaft, with its shaft house extended to make a different slope on the short roof side.
Image Note:

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-01171
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#84]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#84