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This Category: Cripple Creek Town, has a total of 35 images, as of 20.08.2018 (11:35:27).
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Cripple Creek, Colo.backside of Cripple Creek, Colo.
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20.08.2018 (11:06:17)
Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
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P-03572 [#6217]
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Yet another version of this view, this card being one of the longest views of this scene as seen on the house near upper right being far in from right-hand side... Must been a popular view for being re-issued as a card so many times!
graphic for visual presentation of text View is from Gold Hill and has a good overview of the town.
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Cripple Creek, Colo. {Large Pixels 1200dpi; Enhanced}   
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05.06.2018 at USD 2.5
Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, Colo.backside of Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, Colo.
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20.08.2018 (09:06:38)
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Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
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P-03806 [#6468]
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This is the 9th crop version I've seen of this view, all nearly identical to each-other but with slightly till a little bit easier seen differences on one or more sides. Like this one, this is almost identical to another copy I've seen on eBay, back in April 2018 by postchris; it was very hard to make sure they are different ones, but I feel there is a slight difference at top on the pole part and there appears to be a tiny bit at the left-hand side... Clearity/paper wise they appear quite different though. Sadly, I do not own that card though, as it was listed at a way to high cost of USD 48 and in a bit worse shape…
graphic for visual presentation of text Must been a popular view for being re-issued as a card so many times!
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Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, Colo. {Large Pixels 1200dpi; Enhanced}   
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05.06.2018 at USD 12.0
Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, Colo.backside of Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, Colo.
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20.08.2018 (08:28:20)
Title (on) Image:
Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
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P-00472 [#571]
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I've seen this view by Julia Skolas by time of writing [01.04.2018] as 6 postcard editions – variations of what is cropped from the source negative – and 1 photograph I recently won on eBay. Neither of them gives me any dating info.
graphic for visual presentation of text View is east on Bennett Avenue, in the distance is the Midland Terminal Depot and there is shown a Trolley Car turning the westerly curve on Bennett Avenue.
graphic for visual presentation of text* 23.04.2018 I saw a note on Facebook with a Newspaper clipping from February 10, 1969 where the writer said the Trolley turned up Third Street from Myers, down Bennett to stop at corner with Second, before down 2nd Street to Myers.
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Cripple Creek, Colorado.backside of Cripple Creek, Colorado.
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15.08.2018 (08:45:18)
Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek, Colorado.
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1901-03: I see rails on the Short Line grade on Gold Hill, which was laid around March 1901.
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1903-09; This as the abandonment of the original High Line seen in the foreground of this view dates to September 1903.
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P-00634 [#924]
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This view and variations of it is among the very top most used views when it comes to postcards and images in books and other printed sources to show the town of Cripple Creek, or even the District itself. The stage/scene is Gold Hill, with Mt. Pisgah in the background/distance, just left of the sideway center.
graphic for visual presentation of text In foreground left, about 1/3 up from bottom and about 1/7 in from left-hand side is the surface structures of the Moon-Anchor mine, with the roadbed of the High Line electric, and the Short Line railroad, in this side of the structure, not the best view to pick those out though.
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Cripple Creek Town   Short Line Related   High Line   
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Moon Anchor - 56   
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30.08.2015 at USD 2.511.06.2018 at USD 0.19
Birds Eye View Cripple Creek, Colo. Showing Pikes Peak in Distance.backside of Birds Eye View Cripple Creek, Colo. Showing Pikes Peak in Distance.
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15.08.2018 (02:22:10)
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Birds Eye View Cripple Creek, Colo. Showing Pikes Peak in Distance.
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P-00650 [#947]
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Cripple Creek, Colo. "Altitude 9505 feet."backside of Cripple Creek, Colo. "Altitude 9505 feet."
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24.07.2018 (07:57:38)
Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek, Colo. "Altitude 9505 feet."
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Jackson
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Published By:
Detroit Publishing Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01057 [#1678]
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This postcard is based on a photographic view that is from around 1900 as there is grading done on the Short Line grade which is to be climbing Gold Hill where the photographer is standing, overlooking central towards northern end of Cripple Creek town.
graphic for visual presentation of text The View is from two source images actually, about 1/4 of the right side is from one glass plate negative and the rest is from another one, and one can see the line running through the card of one look for it, it crosses the east side of the M.T. trestle across Poverty Gulch for instance.
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Cripple Creek Town   Short Line Related   
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26.04.2012 at USD 7.508.11.2014 at USD 6.502.08.2015 at USD 8.7706.06.2018 at USD 0.99
Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Colo.backside of Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Colo.
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24.04.2018 (00:02:52)
Title (on) Image:
Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1908]
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P-03335 [#5843]
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I know by time of this writing [08.04.2018] of 24 uses of the base negative/photo seen here on this painted/colored postcard view, so this view has been a popular one!
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graphic for visual presentation of text* 23.04.2018 I saw a note on Facebook with a Newspaper clipping from February 10, 1969 where the writer said the Trolley turned up Third Street from Myers, down Bennett to stop at corner with Second, before down 2md Street to Myers.
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A View Along the Former Roadbed of the F. & C.C. Into the Town of Cripple Creekbackside of A View Along the Former Roadbed of the F. & C.C. Into the Town of Cripple Creek
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23.04.2018 (22:49:19)
Title (on) Image:
A View Along the Former Roadbed of the F. & C.C. Into the Town of Cripple Creek
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1918; As the road here is the former F. & C.C. roadbed, abandoned sometime in 1917 and I see not trace of railroad, it indicates some time has passed.
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P-03577 [#6222]
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Sadly this image did not shed much light unto what did happen with the area the old Florence & Cripple Creek Railroad used for its yard in Cripple Creek, town which is seen in the background, making me wonder who and why that person wrote Victor on the backside of this postcard, as whoever have some basic knowledge of the District should not be able to do such a mistake in location!
graphic for visual presentation of text Either way, by time this image is taken there are no railroad structures left, I can see the flattish ground where the station used to sit, about center top/down and about 1/3 in from left-hand side, and there appears to possible be a small lake or something further left as I see what appears to be a small waterfall, almost as wide as high, but I did not know there was a stream in that area.
graphic for visual presentation of text I got this card as I had hopes it might shed light on the left overs after the railroad grade was abandoned by 1917 between Cripple Creek and Victor, but I guess the years that went by and the reusing the grade as a road has wiped out what was left before the photographer took this view sometimes in the 1920's I think.
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View West From Gold Hill Passed Houses and Across Trestle on M.T. Unto Town of Cripple Creekbackside of View West From Gold Hill Passed Houses and Across Trestle on M.T. Unto Town of Cripple Creek
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22.04.2018 (10:53:37)
Title (on) Image:
View West From Gold Hill Passed Houses and Across Trestle on M.T. Unto Town of Cripple Creek
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1917; This year the F. & C.C. line between Victor & Cripple Creek is abandoned, but there is railroad cars seen at the Depot, so before line closed.
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P-03576 [#6221]
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Sadly, this view was not very sharp, did not scan well and while I get the overview this provides from a place on Gold Hill overlooking southwest part of Cripple Creek, I can't get much details out of it, which is sad as I had my hopes up when I got this!
graphic for visual presentation of text In foreground there are several houses on each side of a street named Whiting Avenue on a Sanborn 1908 map, leading down to the Florence & Cripple Creek Depot seen about 1/3 up from the bottom of the image part of the postcard and about 1/4 in from the left-hand side of the same image part.
graphic for visual presentation of text The trestle/bridge seen about 1/3 up from bottom of postcard and about 2/5 in from right-hand side of postcard edge, is bringing the Midland Terminal across a gulch and what looks like to be the alley on the Sanborn map between Whiting and Irene Avenues. Behind the trestle the Railroad Yard of the Short Line can be seen with top of a Trolley seen to the left of the trestle, and the Short Line Depot seen a distance to the right of the trestle – neither turning up any great at the 1200dpi scan.
graphic for visual presentation of text I think the houses lining the right-side of Whiting Avenue is from near lower right-hand corner; No. 441, No. 437, No. 435, No. 433, No. 431, No 429 and No. 427 closest to the railroad, but its hard to make them fit what I see on the Sanborn 1908 map (Sheet 19).
graphic for visual presentation of text The fact I see railroad cars standing down at the F. & C.C. Depot say that this view is at least within the timeframe there was rails to the Depot ground in Cripple Creek, which would say not after sometimes in 1917 when the line was abandoned between Victor & Cripple Creek.
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Midland Terminal Engine #55 on Excursion Train at Yard in Cripple Creekbackside of Midland Terminal Engine #55 on Excursion Train at Yard in Cripple Creek
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14.04.2018 (08:42:36)
Title (on) Image:
Midland Terminal Engine #55 on Excursion Train at Yard in Cripple Creek
Photographer [Date]:
Horace William Spencer Pontin
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Horace William Spencer Pontin
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03106 [#5184]
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Sadly, this is not a very sharp card, it scans blurred and it is impossible to enhance out the details of the number on the engine. The front seems to fit the given info of No. 35, but the side under the engineer gives me the feel of a No. 25 more than the number 35, so it makes me wonder what engine it really was. Neither Numbers Existed on the Midland Terminal so in the end, after talking with a friend, we ended up it being No. 55.
graphic for visual presentation of text Location is at the M.T. Cripple Creek Yards, part of the Freight House can be seen behind the locomotive on the right, and the Engine House and Water-tank can be seen in background left.
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Firewagon with 2 Horses at the Cripple Creek Fire House No. 3backside of Firewagon with 2 Horses at the Cripple Creek Fire House No. 3
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13.04.2018 (22:50:35)
Title (on) Image:
Firewagon with 2 Horses at the Cripple Creek Fire House No. 3
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P-01627 [#2459]
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A view at the small Fire Station No. 3 in Cripple Creek around 1910. Made out of brick, it certainly dwarfs the much smaller structure on the right, but against the man sitting on the Fire Wagon being hitched to two whitish horses, it doesn't look that big. An interesting time witness type of card. I can't tell which street this is in as I've not researched it.
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04.04.2012 at USD 80.002.01.2017 at USD 39.99
Cripple Creek City Mine. National Hotel in Background, Cripple Creek, Colo.backside of Cripple Creek City Mine. National Hotel in Background, Cripple Creek, Colo.
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10.04.2018 (12:32:12)
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Cripple Creek City Mine. National Hotel in Background, Cripple Creek, Colo.
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Published By:
Mound City Post Card Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01907 [#3288]
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This view of Cripple Creek shows the Cripple Creek Enterprise Mining operation at the City Mine, or Cripple Creek City Mine, or other variations of similar names in foreground right, and the massive National Hotel more in distance right. Not the best quality but I have one even worse, so I shall not complain. Another use of the same negative has this shaft/mine named the Miesse Shaft, appearing in a Mining World December 31, 1904 issue publication.
graphic for visual presentation of text Dating this is not easy, as this image is used in an December 1904 article it can't be younger than November 1904, but I have lot of doubts it is that young, I think it is up to at least a year older. But it is hard to tell, nothing in the view to date it from. Though, I have seen from a different source an image that is similar to this one, and that is said to be from 1903 and linked to a J.E. Stimson, which was a photographer of Cheyenne, Wyoming it seems. The dumps on those two views looks identical so I assume they are from same timeframe and possible same photographer, other views from same time frame used in the publication Mining World was from his hand.
graphic for visual presentation of text The view itself is of a printed quality type, showing several men posing on the dump in front of what is generally known as the Cripple Creek City Mine, a Head-Frame used to get down into the ground below the city, located south of the National Hotel seen in background left. Myers Avenue with its trolley line/tracks would be in the foreground, outside this view, possible the pole seen is a line-side pole for the Trolley.
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Cripple Creek Town   
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Cripple Creek City Mine [aka City of CC Mine] -896   
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07.01.2013 at USD 7.9917.02.2014 at USD 4.517
Bennett Ave. From M.T. Depotbackside of Bennett Ave. From M.T. Depot
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10.04.2018 (11:44:08)
Title (on) Image:
Bennett Ave. From M.T. Depot
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P-01174 [#1808]
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Sadly, this being a printed type of image it is not useful for other then a snapshot of how the eastern end of Bennett Avenue once looked, with some Hardware type of business seen at lower right as there are some mining stuff standing on the street from an ore-car to what appears to be mine buckets or similar. The still standing today Colorado Trading & Transfer Company Structure/Office is seen in the foreground on the left side.
graphic for visual presentation of text Following Bennett Avenue west into the view, we see the big National Hotel raising up with its Tower on the right-hand side of the street, the split on Bennett Ave. is also visible in same area.
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05.07.2011 at USD 27.9912.07.2015 at USD 23.5916.07.2017 at USD 6.502.04.2018 at USD 5.0
Cripple Creek Colobackside of Cripple Creek Colo
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09.04.2018 (13:34:31)
Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek Colo
Photographer [Date]:
Young
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P-01909 [#3290]
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When I first saw this view, my mind was intrigued and curious about that partly log structure in foreground left, with the sort of second floor square tower like structure and I was wondering if it might had been linked to the Short Line which I knew at one time had a yard here. I never been able to confirm that feel, but I still like this view from the old Short Line Yard grounds in Cripple Creek town.
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Early Day Victor, Colorado Scene [error, it is Really a Scene in Cripple Creek, Looking East at Gold Hill]backside of Early Day Victor, Colorado Scene [error, it is Really a Scene in Cripple Creek, Looking East at Gold Hill]
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03.04.2018 (10:54:47)
Title (on) Image:
Early Day Victor, Colorado Scene [error, it is Really a Scene in Cripple Creek, Looking East at Gold Hill]
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Published By:
Noble Inc.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00306 [#392]
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Part of a small Album of 10 Postcards one could rip out and send to someone.
graphic for visual presentation of text This view of Gold Hill from a street in southern Cripple Creek is mislabeled to be an early Victor scene for some unknown reason. Being this is from a printed card in a small more modern postcard folder it is not the greatest quality, but one gets an idea of the area it pictured. I've been unable to pinpoint the street in the foreground, but I think it might be the First Street, possible south Colorado Ave., but I doubt it as this don't look that far up the hill.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Either way, about center left/right and 1/3 down from top, behind the two-story house in foreground, on get to see the north half of the Cripple Creek Sampler, located up along the M.T. roadbed, with the Short Line railroad below it, having come around the hill at right hand side. Incidentally, the original locating of the sampler was along the F. & C.C. grade seen just below the top/down center on the right-hand side, and would have been hidden by the same two-story house.
graphic for visual presentation of text* About 1/3 down from top, and 1/3 from left-hand side, a long structure will be seen, that is the Trolley Barn for the High/Low Lines of the Electric System of the Short Line railroad. The big dump just right of the Trolley barn I think is part of the Cripple Creek & Gold Hill Deep Mining & Development Company operations.
graphic for visual presentation of text* Straight up from the chimney on the before mention 2-story house there is a big dump that I think is part of the Midget operations.
graphic for visual presentation of text* About center left/right and not fully 1/6 down from top, above the before mention Midget, is the characteristic shape of the large Shaft-House of the Anchoria-Leland mine seen against the sky at top of Gold Hill.
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Cripple Creek Town   Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   Short Line Related   
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CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO - Bennett Ave. At First St. - July, 1893 "Population 10,000"backside of CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO - Bennett Ave. At First St. - July, 1893 "Population 10,000"
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01.04.2018 (12:16:58)
Title (on) Image:
CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO - Bennett Ave. At First St. - July, 1893 "Population 10,000"
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[07.1893]
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1893-07-01; Postcard had July 1893 on backside as a date of Image, making the exact day an unknown one.
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1893-07-31; Postcard had July 1893 on backside as a date of Image, making the exact day an unknown one.
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P-00546 [#715]
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Scene is looking East on Bennett Avenue from just below the crossing with First Street, date is most likely 4th of July but that is not said anywhere so it might be any other day, but postcard say it is July 1893 and people look dressed up, so I assume they gather for the celebrations. Town looks large already.
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People Crowd in Streets at the National Hotel in Cripple Creek Regarding Western Federation of Miners Union trialbackside of People Crowd in Streets at the National Hotel in Cripple Creek Regarding Western Federation of Miners Union trial
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01.04.2018 (09:37:13)
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People Crowd in Streets at the National Hotel in Cripple Creek Regarding Western Federation of Miners Union trial
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P-00154 [#179]
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This view up North 4th Street in Cripple Creek town, from corner of Bennett Avenue, with the National Hotel in background right, is dating to the time of the Trial of the Western Federation of Mines leaders during the Labor Wars around 1903. Writer of the card mention no specific date, nor a year, neither was he able to find himself in the image it seems. He sent this to his mother I gather from some other cards I got from same seller, Ernest something.
graphic for visual presentation of text Sadly, there is some issues with dark spots and finger marks on the image, and I was unable to fix the darken area, so what is happening in the dark area on the left-hand side, no idea. Still, it is a nice shot of the west side of the National Hotel.
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The Old National Hotel at Cripple Creek, Colo (Now Demolished). In Its Hey Day the Largest Hotel in Colorado | Also Showing the Cripple Creek City Minebackside of The Old National Hotel at Cripple Creek, Colo (Now Demolished). In Its Hey Day the Largest Hotel in Colorado | Also Showing the Cripple Creek City Mine
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30.03.2018 (15:19:06)
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The Old National Hotel at Cripple Creek, Colo (Now Demolished). In Its Hey Day the Largest Hotel in Colorado | Also Showing the Cripple Creek City Mine
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Published By:
Sanborn
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P-00224 [#290]
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This view of Cripple Creek shows the Cripple Creek Enterprise Mining operation at the City Mine, or Cripple Creek City Mine, or other variations of similar names in foreground left, and the massive National Hotel more in center back. It also has a sign to the right of the hotel reading the name of two photographers Schedin & Lehman up on top front of a structure, which should be helpful in dating the image as there should be a way to learn when they did operate in the District, but I do not possess that info at time of this writing (30.03.2018).
graphic for visual presentation of text Not the best quality but it is the only one I ever seen so Is hall not complain.
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Cripple Creek Town   
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Cripple Creek City Mine [aka City of CC Mine] -896   
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12.09.2009 at USD 17.3804.05.2011 at USD 56.0
Overview South Cripple Creek, Inclusive a Mine Along the Short Line Crossing of M.T.backside of Overview South Cripple Creek, Inclusive a Mine Along the Short Line Crossing of M.T.
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18.03.2018 (08:17:12)
Title (on) Image:
Overview South Cripple Creek, Inclusive a Mine Along the Short Line Crossing of M.T.
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P-03378 [#5890]
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The mine in the foreground seems to be located the Red Bird claim, possible spilling over into the Yellow Bird, but it is not on the Admiral Dewey claim as that is a claim that is broken into tiny patches of ground in-between other claims as per a claim plat I've seen. I'm a little unsure which has the part the shaft stands on as while their parallel, reading the map and the image to tell for sure where this one shaft is, is a little bit hard but my feel is that this is located on Red Bird lode claim. But, if this is known as the Red Bird Mine, Yellow Bird Mine, or even as the Mariposa Mine, I can't tell. One of the houses behind the mine, inside the Short Line loop is marked with Mariposa Office on the roof, but my USGS Topo-map from around 1903 has the Mariposa Mine located quite a distance from her, outside the view at right, nearly 90-degree right. National Mining Tunnel and Land Company is reported to have had a large plant of machinery on the Red Bird claim with a value of $10,000. Hence, for now, November 2017, I continue to name and think of this mine as the Red Bird.
graphic for visual presentation of text The tracks just behind the mine in foreground right is the Short Line mainline into Cripple Creek, but it is also the High Line and Low Line tracks of the Electric Trolley System, at least till that bridge barely seen a piece of in lower right corner area – a bridge crossing over the M.T. tracks and then the High & Low lines split where the High Line goes left together with the Short Line mainline to climb Gold hill, while the Low Line goes right to go along Gold Hill, heading towards Victor along the hills and valleys sort of following the F. & C.C. and the M.T. tracks, cutting the hills here and there as it is higher up.
graphic for visual presentation of text If keeping in lower right quadrant, the F. & C.C. Depot is slightly above ¼ up from bottom and about 1/11 in from right-hand side. The Freight house is also seen, together with some of the industries along a side spur breaking of the mainline near left-hand side of this view and ending up just below the Depot where a string of boxcars can be seen.
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Headquarters of the Elks Club, All Dressed Up for the June 11, 12, 13 Roundup in Cripple Creek, Coloradobackside of Headquarters of the Elks Club, All Dressed Up for the June 11, 12, 13 Roundup in Cripple Creek, Colorado
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Title (on) Image:
Headquarters of the Elks Club, All Dressed Up for the June 11, 12, 13 Roundup in Cripple Creek, Colorado
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P-03375 [#5887]
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No known Year for this view, and have not bothered to go hunt for the info either. Seller of the card was thinking it might be the June 11-13, 1913 Elks gathering in Cripple Creek. The image shows a three-story building just at the east end of the split on Bennett Avenue, draped with bunting and the Elks Club insignia. The G. R. Lewis Co. is in the same building. There are several men and horses in front of the building; it looks like they may be registering attendees. The card was not mailed, but has a CYKO stamp box that is consistent with a date around 1910.
graphic for visual presentation of text The card was way more faded, but I've tried to enhance it and bring out the details better, so the look if the image part is not fully correct to what the card looks like.
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CRIPPLE CREEK MUSEUM [District Museum at Old MT Depot]backside of CRIPPLE CREEK MUSEUM [District Museum at Old MT Depot]
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Title (on) Image:
CRIPPLE CREEK MUSEUM [District Museum at Old MT Depot]
Photographer [Date]:
Karl T.E. Gebhard
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Published By:
A. & S. Sales Company
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01730 [#2616]
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[B]
graphic for visual presentation of textCRIPPLE CREEK MUSEUM
graphic for visual presentation of textCripple Creek, Colorado
graphic for visual presentation of textThis historic structure is the former Midland R.R. Terminal building and nowhouses' relics and displays pertinent to the fabulous Gold Rush days near the turn of the century.
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26.08.2012 at USD 0.95
CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO - Winter 1895. Picture Taken From Second and Bennett / Site of New J.H. Wolfe Hotel, Bennett Ave. Cripple Creekbackside of CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO - Winter 1895. Picture Taken From Second and Bennett / Site of New J.H. Wolfe Hotel, Bennett Ave. Cripple Creek
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CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO - Winter 1895. Picture Taken From Second and Bennett / Site of New J.H. Wolfe Hotel, Bennett Ave. Cripple Creek
Photographer [Date]:
[1895]
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-00678 [#985]
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Text on image says:
graphic for visual presentation of textSite of New J.H. Wolfe Hotel, Bennett Ave. Cripple Creek
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18.12.2011 at USD 1.54
CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO - 1896, "The Big Fire"backside of CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO - 1896, "The Big Fire"
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CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO - 1896, "The Big Fire"
Photographer [Date]:
Edgar A. Yelton
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-00679 [#986]
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27.11.2010 at USD 0.99
CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO - Bennett Ave. at First St. July, 1893 "Population 10,000."backside of CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO - Bennett Ave. at First St. July, 1893 "Population 10,000."
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CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO - Bennett Ave. at First St. July, 1893 "Population 10,000."
Photographer [Date]:
[07.1893]
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-00677 [#984]
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Cripple Creek, Colo. 9500 Ft., on M.T. and C.S. & C.C.D. Ry. [Looking From North Towards Short Line Yard]backside of Cripple Creek, Colo. 9500 Ft., on M.T. and C.S. & C.C.D. Ry. [Looking From North Towards Short Line Yard]
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Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek, Colo. 9500 Ft., on M.T. and C.S. & C.C.D. Ry. [Looking From North Towards Short Line Yard]
Photographer [Date]:
Chas. F. Lemic [07.10.1920]
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P-03424 [#5938]
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Backside has stamped what I think is the name of the photographer, and also some handwritten notes:
graphic for visual presentation of textOBv, 10-7-20 - No Record on Negative Index
graphic for visual presentation of textSTAMPED:
graphic for visual presentation of textChas F. Lemic
graphic for visual presentation of text214 Oregon St.,
graphic for visual presentation of textCorliss Sta., Pittsburgh, Pa.
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Moon Anchor - 56   
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Snow Scene on Bennett Avenue at Corner with North Third Street, Looking East, After the Great Front Range Snow Storm of Dec. 4-6, 1913backside of Snow Scene on Bennett Avenue at Corner with North Third Street, Looking East, After the Great Front Range Snow Storm of Dec. 4-6, 1913
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17.03.2018 (16:16:00)
Title (on) Image:
Snow Scene on Bennett Avenue at Corner with North Third Street, Looking East, After the Great Front Range Snow Storm of Dec. 4-6, 1913
Photographer [Date]:
[12.1913]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1913-12-06; aftermat of the Great Snowstorm of 1913
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1913-12-07; aftermat of the Great Snowstorm of 1913
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03498 [#6055]
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View of Mule with Tourist on Mine Passenger Car in Front of Shed/Portal to Cripple Creek Gold Hill Deep Mining and Development Company's Gold Hill Tunnel 1backside of View of Mule with Tourist on Mine Passenger Car in Front of Shed/Portal to Cripple Creek Gold Hill Deep Mining and Development Company's Gold Hill Tunnel 1
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View of Mule with Tourist on Mine Passenger Car in Front of Shed/Portal to Cripple Creek Gold Hill Deep Mining and Development Company's Gold Hill Tunnel 1
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P-03499 [#6056]
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The people for the most part looks to be same as the people on my other card from same sellerm see Ref. No. P-03500. Seller marked this as the Cripple Creek Gold Hill Bonanza Mining and Development Company, while I have other views that say Deep instead of Bonanza - as there is only a D or a B on the wall, and very hard to decode which, I can understand the confusion.
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Gold Hill Tunnel [Behind Trolley Barn in CC]- 1062   
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Paved with Gold Ore Bennett Ave Cripple Creek Colo.backside of Paved with Gold Ore Bennett Ave Cripple Creek Colo.
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17.03.2018 (13:16:50)
Title (on) Image:
Paved with Gold Ore Bennett Ave Cripple Creek Colo.
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1938; License plate on car front right has 1938 visible on top of the plate.
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P-03623 [#6277]
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Sadly, yet another not so sharp postcard. This edition of this view is even worse than the other version I have it, clearly being some form of a copy of it. There is a date of 1947 on lower left, but the car on the lower right is still holding a 1938 date on the license plate, and I am not sure if that 1947 date is to be trusted as a date of the postcard image, possible more the postcard itself.
graphic for visual presentation of text The card is not that interesting, a view east along Bennett Avenue, showing a single Light Pole at the corner where the road to Victor leaves, the old M.T. Depot in the background at end of street, lots of cars, a Lunch Wagon/Shed mostly hiding behind the before mention car in front right, and what appears to be snow on the ground of the hills east of town.
graphic for visual presentation of text I've seen this image used for at least 11 editions of postcards, small differences in where the cropping has taken place most of the time, a couple of them has more words added to the front, like this one, but it is the same negative making up the source image.
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Bennett Ave. Cripple Creek Colo.backside of Bennett Ave. Cripple Creek Colo.
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17.03.2018 (11:42:39)
Title (on) Image:
Bennett Ave. Cripple Creek Colo.
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1938; License plate on car front right has 1938 visible on top of the plate.
Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03622 [#6276]
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Sadly, yet another not so sharp postcard. But, this one has a couple of nice things over it, from the 1938 date on the license plate on the car in lower right, to the fact there is visible a larger mill like structure up on what I think is Globe Hill about 2/5 in from left-hand side and on top of ridge against the sky, and I wonder if that is the Globe Mill I've heard about. Never noticed it on this card before when I've seen the card for sale on eBay.
graphic for visual presentation of text I've seen that mill named as Stratton Mill, but also as the Cripple Creek Milling Co. Mill, and of course as Globe Mill, and when I compare the few known views I have to the structure up there on the hill in the background my mind agree that it is the same mill, cool as now I have a location for it!
graphic for visual presentation of text Rest of the card is not that interesting, a view east along Bennett Avenue, showing a single Light Pole at the corner where the road to Victor leaves, the old M.T. Depot in the background at end of street, lots of cars, a Lunch Wagon/Shed mostly hiding behind the before mention car in front right, and what appears to be snow on the ground of the hills east of town.
graphic for visual presentation of text I've seen this image used for at least 11 editions of postcards, small differences in where the cropping has taken place most of the time, a couple of them has more words added to the front but it is the same negative making up the source image.
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18.02.2018 at USD 2.583
Cripple Creek Colo and Sangre De Cristo Rangebackside of Cripple Creek Colo and Sangre De Cristo Range
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17.03.2018 (08:52:15)
Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek Colo and Sangre De Cristo Range
Photographer [Date]:
Young
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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03621 [#6275]
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Quality of card is not the best, it scanned not very sharp, and it feels like a copy more then a good quality card. The view seems to be from a dirt road crossing over from Hoosier Pass towards the normal road into Cripple Creek, but I am not 100% certain about it.
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18.02.2018 at USD 2.583
Cripple Creek in 1908 | Cripple Creek in 1941backside of Cripple Creek in 1908 | Cripple Creek in 1941
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17.03.2018 (08:52:03)
Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek in 1908 | Cripple Creek in 1941
Photographer [Date]:
Young
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03620 [#6274]
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Quality of card is not the best, it scanned not very sharp, and it feels like a copy more then a good quality card. I can't tell for certain that the below image is really from 1941 as stated on this card, as 've seen the dates 1938 and 1946 also used and to me they look the same so possible only the text changes from year to year while the images stay…
graphic for visual presentation of text It also is not a good match in location either, but still, it helps show the difference in size of the town of Cripple Creek in those 30+ years between the two images.
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18.02.2018 at USD 2.583
Bennett Ave. Cripple Creek Looking West From Depotbackside of Bennett Ave. Cripple Creek Looking West From Depot
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17.03.2018 (08:51:19)
Title (on) Image:
Bennett Ave. Cripple Creek Looking West From Depot
Photographer [Date]:
Young
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P-03619 [#6273]
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This view taken from the hill just east of the Midland Terminal Depot structure in Cripple Creek is not the sharpest version I've seen of this scene as a postcard, but it is a nice card showing how the town used to look back in the possible 1940's, not sure when the photograph was made/taken.
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Seeing the sights Cripple Creekbackside of Seeing the sights Cripple Creek
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15.03.2018 (09:02:58)
Title (on) Image:
Seeing the sights Cripple Creek
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P-03559 [#6204]
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Not the sharpest card I have, there is some form of blur on it, making neither the old M.T. Depot at end of Bennett Avenue in the background right or the automobile in front right appear very sharp. I do think the reason is the way the card was made, not the image itself though.
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene is several kids, boys & girls, around a small donkey hitched to a wagon, posing for an image outside a structure with a big stone archway on the north side of Bennett Ave., and an Uncle Sam poster in the window.
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Bennett Ave Cripple Creek.backside of Bennett Ave Cripple Creek.
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14.03.2018 (12:55:25)
Title (on) Image:
Bennett Ave Cripple Creek.
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1908]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1908-01-01
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1908-12-31
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00729 [#1077]
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This view here is a popular view, I've seen at least 24 uses for it, mostly in various crops from the source image as postcards, or in postcard folders, but also in some printed publications and as a large poster type of image I also seen it appear.
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene is of Trolley M-201 which rounds the corner off Bennett Avenue onto Second Street as it departs for Victor via what another source say is to be the High Line route. In the distance, at the end of Bennett Avenue, stands the three-story Midland Terminal station, seen about 1/4 down and about 1/3 in from right-hand side.
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18.02.2018 at USD 2.583
View of Mule with Tourist on Mine Passenger Car in Front of Shed/Portal to Cripple Creek Gold Hill Deep Mining and Development Company's Gold Hill Tunnel 2backside of View of Mule with Tourist on Mine Passenger Car in Front of Shed/Portal to Cripple Creek Gold Hill Deep Mining and Development Company's Gold Hill Tunnel 2
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14.03.2018 (11:32:16)
Title (on) Image:
View of Mule with Tourist on Mine Passenger Car in Front of Shed/Portal to Cripple Creek Gold Hill Deep Mining and Development Company's Gold Hill Tunnel 2
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P-03500 [#6057]
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The people for the most part looks to be same as the people on my other card from same sellerm see Ref. No. P-03499. Seller marked this as the Cripple Creek Gold Hill Bonanza Mining and Development Company, while I have other views that say Deep instead of Bonanza - as there is only a D or a B on the wall, and very hard to decode which, I can understand the confusion.
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Cripple Creek Town   
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Gold Hill Tunnel [Behind Trolley Barn in CC]- 1062   
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