My Known Images:
Clinton Tunnel {aka Calhoun Tunnel}
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This page has a total of 2 images, as of 23.06.2022 (18:36:04).
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This might very much just be an illustration of a Tunnel type of mine, not at all linked to the Clinton Tunnel or even the Cripple Creek District. There is no sign of the Short Line roadbed, and it is hard to say for sure this is the mine or what. But the same image appears in this Seeing Cripple Creek book, claiming to be of the Clinton Tunnel, so possible it might be it is a true image of the tunnel mouth?
Either way, this is a non-profitable mine, laying very much on the outside of the District, close to where the Short Line crosses over Beaver Creek and the railroad has its own route to/from the district after leaving the parallel run from about Cameron with the M.T. roadbed, where the M.T. goes around a hill and head north towards Gillett, and the Short Line heads east.
-> By end of July 2016 the thinking this is the real Clinton Tunnel was very much killed off by a much better view of was called the site of the Clinton tunnel, feeling more real, when comparing to Google Earth view, but even that is not 100% correct as it is still ''doctored'' a little at the mouth of the tunnel itself...
   Scenery on this particular view do not match the scenery at the site I think this is located at, here it is to steep and to much trees, feels more like they needed a tunnel mine view and just took what was available at the time the publication went to print.
   I did procure the colored version of this 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 for the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
17.12.2021 (17:20:58)
Title on Image:
View of the Clinton Tunnel, Being Driven Under Cow Mountain. [Actually Just an Illustration of a Tunnel Mine, Not the Real Site at All!]
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This might very much just be an illustration of a Tunnel type of mine, not at all linked to the Clinton Tunnel or even the Cripple Creek District. There is no sign of the Short Line roadbed, and it is hard to say for sure this is the mine or what. But the same image appears in this Seeing Cripple Creek book, claiming to be of the Clinton Tunnel, so possible it might be it is a true image of the tunnel mouth?
graphic for visual presentation of textEither way, this is a non-profitable mine, laying very much on the outside of the District, close to where the Short Line crosses over Beaver Creek and the railroad has its own route to/from the district after leaving the parallel run from about Cameron with the M.T. roadbed, where the M.T. goes around a hill and head north towards Gillett, and the Short Line heads east.
graphic for visual presentation of text-> By end of July 2016 the thinking this is the real Clinton Tunnel was very much killed off by a much better view of was called the site of the Clinton tunnel, feeling more real, when comparing to Google Earth view, but even that is not 100% correct as it is still ''doctored'' a little at the mouth of the tunnel itself...
graphic for visual presentation of text Scenery on this particular view do not match the scenery at the site I think this is located at, here it is to steep and to much trees, feels more like they needed a tunnel mine view and just took what was available at the time the publication went to print.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this 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 for the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 39 in the Jan. 1904 issue of Seeing Cripple Creek. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • Seeing Cripple Creek, January 1904 (Vol. 2, No. 2) (page 39) - Published in 1904.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01107
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#471]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#471
This view is sadly ''doctored'' somewhat, hence the keyword artistic, as the tunnel mouth is drawn into the image, clearly seen on the rail part that is not real looking at all. Sadly, as I feel the tunnel is really up there at the cabin halfway up the hillside with the Short Line grade seen further up the hill, about 1/3 down from the top.
   Not sure why they felt the need to draw in this so-called Clinton Tunnel in this view... What was shown in the source image there? I do not know, but when I compare this view with a Google Earth view I find an area that can look like this somewhat, and which is with a dump about where the structure sits quite same distance down from the old Short Line roadbed.
   Either way, this is a non-profitable mine, laying very much on the outside of the District, close to where the Short Line crosses over Beaver Creek and the railroad has its own route to/from the district after leaving the parallel run from about Cameron with the M.T. roadbed, where the M.T. goes around a hill and head north towards Gillett, and the Short Line heads east.
   I did procure the colored version of this 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 for the moment.
Media Info Last Updated:
17.12.2021 (16:49:52)
Title on Image:
West Slope of Cow Mountain, All Owned by the Clinton Co. Beaver Creek Flows Just Below the Dump, the Short Line Railroad a Few Feet Above
Photographer [Date]:
Unknown
Description:
This view is sadly ''doctored'' somewhat, hence the keyword artistic, as the tunnel mouth is drawn into the image, clearly seen on the rail part that is not real looking at all. Sadly, as I feel the tunnel is really up there at the cabin halfway up the hillside with the Short Line grade seen further up the hill, about 1/3 down from the top.
graphic for visual presentation of text Not sure why they felt the need to draw in this so-called Clinton Tunnel in this view... What was shown in the source image there? I do not know, but when I compare this view with a Google Earth view I find an area that can look like this somewhat, and which is with a dump about where the structure sits quite same distance down from the old Short Line roadbed.
graphic for visual presentation of text Either way, this is a non-profitable mine, laying very much on the outside of the District, close to where the Short Line crosses over Beaver Creek and the railroad has its own route to/from the district after leaving the parallel run from about Cameron with the M.T. roadbed, where the M.T. goes around a hill and head north towards Gillett, and the Short Line heads east.
graphic for visual presentation of text I did procure the colored version of this 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 for the moment.
Image Note:
My Collection; From page 3 in a about 1903 Prospectus for the Clinton Consolidated Mining Co. I did procure the colored version of this image.
Source, Printed Items (Found/Seen in/Known):
  • The Clinton Consolidated Mining Co. and Clinton Tunnel Site Prospectus ca.1903 (page 3) - Published in 1903.
Source ID, My Collection:
I-01150
Type/Category [Media ID]:
Photograph/Image [#470]
Shareable Link to Pic Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/01main/all_known_entities/pics_list-evry1_sort-newtop.php#470