Scanned items: Postcards from My Collection
This Category: Short Line Related, has a total of 87 images, as of 20.08.2018 (11:35:27).
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Cripple Creek, Colorado.backside of Cripple Creek, Colorado.
Media Info Last Updated:
15.08.2018 (08:45:18)
Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek, Colorado.
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:
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.
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00634 [#924]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#924
Description:
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.
Sorting Categories:
Cripple Creek Town   Short Line Related   High Line   
Mining Enties visible:
Moon Anchor - 56   
I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
30.08.2015 at USD 2.511.06.2018 at USD 0.19
Birds-Eye View of Elkton, Colo.backside of Birds-Eye View of Elkton, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
08.08.2018 (16:34:26)
Title (on) Image:
Birds-Eye View of Elkton, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:
1908; As postcard is mailed sometime that year.
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03287 [#5704]
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Description:
While the image quality is not that great due to the age and distance and all that, it still is a very important image to have! I struggle a little dating it as while it has a post stamp of 1908, I am unable to find the switchback from the M.T. up to the coal bins of Elkton Mine, which is shown on a USGS topographic map dated 1902/1903, which together with the showing of the Low Line which dates this after 1900, should narrow the timeframe down quite much, but the Elkton Mine structures gives me the impression this is way later then near 1900.
graphic for visual presentation of text This due to the fact Sanborn 1900 (CC Sheet 17) shows a different structure here, while photo matches better with Sanborn 1908 map (CC Sheet 30). But then again, that later map fails to show some of the mine structures seen here so that suggest this view predates it. And as my USGS map show a spur not here I must admit that this is from a timeframe of less than 3-years. More research is needed.
graphic for visual presentation of text Near bottom of this view lays a row of houses which forms the upper part of the settlement know as Eclipse, along Eclipse Gulch, stretching from about where F. & C.C. crosses the gulch and to around where the Economic Mill was further down the gulch at left, as far as I know.
graphic for visual presentation of text The grade of the F. & C.C. is seen about 1/4 up from the bottom, with a passenger train near right-hand side, heading towards Cripple Creek. There are several mine operations seen below and above that grade, but my knowledge is way too limited to tell anything about any of them.
graphic for visual presentation of text The town of Elkton is seen on the lower slope of Raven hill in the right-most half of the photo around middle of view top/down, where the large Elkton Mine makes up about center of this card, with the railroad grade of the M.T. running just left of the mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Low Line is seen about 1/3 up from bottom near right-hand side, climbing the hill towards left and about middle top/down and about 1/3 in from left-hand side it changes directions and goes towards right, cross over the M.T. on trestle and passes the Elkton mine on the right side.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Thompson large Shaft House (I think) is seen about center of view top/down and about 1/5 in from left-hand side, sadly I don't know of any Sanborn map of this structure, not that I can recall at the time of this writing [08.08.2017].
graphic for visual presentation of text There is also another mine structure at right foreground of the Thompson, left of the Low Line grade, but I dare not guestimate a name for that mine, nor do I dare take a stab at the name of the ones seen inside the town of Elkton either. One is easy to spot, just right of the mainline of M.T. with a large dump area, the other is more hidden among houses, still with a dump though. One day I hope to learn all this, one day.
graphic for visual presentation of text Raven Hill has it shares of mines as well, but the one I sort of care about is the Bostwick Shaft House, seen about 1/3 down from top and slightly right of center of view sideways, up from right-hand side of the Elkton mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text 08.08.2018; Elkton Public School is seen about 1/3 in from right-hand side and about middle top/down, seen as a lighter painted structure with space around it and built upon over the years so roof is in various directions.
Sorting Categories:
Eclipse Townsite   Elkton Townsite   Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   Short Line Related   Trolley Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Elkton Mine - 156   Bostwick - 155   Thompson Mine [aka Thomson lode] - 157   
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A View at the Ore House of the Index Mining & Milling Companybackside of A View at the Ore House of the Index Mining & Milling Company
Media Info Last Updated:
01.08.2018 (11:09:58)
Title (on) Image:
A View at the Ore House of the Index Mining & Milling Company
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1900; Due to the apperance of the Low Line tracks
Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03809 [#6474]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6474
Description:
To me this was a 'Get It!' type of view, hard to explain why though, but the feel was just that strong! For the first time in my life I have a view if this Ore-House in a way that I can visualize where it was photographed from, and with the Deep Cut of the Low Line partly visible in the foreground, this was an informative type of image, even for its faded view.
graphic for visual presentation of text It is also an informative view as the dump trestle out from the Ore-House going across the side-spur of the Low Line is seen here as very long unsupported trestle, so to create support, they did a 'wire down into a frame below the middle and back up again' type of supporting the long span, and I've not seen that before so that was a great treat to see that detail!
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A View at the Ore House of the Index Mining & Milling Company {Cropped; Enhanced; Straightened; Twisted}    ⊞ A View at the Ore House of the Index Mining & Milling Company {Large Pixels 1200dpi; Enhanced; Straightened; Twisted}   
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Short Line Related   Low Line   
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15.06.2018 at USD 34.33
Mary McKinney Minebackside of Mary McKinney Mine
Media Info Last Updated:
29.07.2018 (13:23:39)
Title (on) Image:
Mary McKinney Mine
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03770 [#6430]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6430
Description:
This card was even better then I though it was when I fought hard for it on eBay as it was clearer in the background part from what I had expected, which I am glad for as this came at a hefty price-tag! If I should complain about anything it is the part that the structure is not straight on the card but at an angle, so it feels like the photographer is either falling or was just lazy with the camera…
graphic for visual presentation of text Main focus is the massive Shaft Structure of the Mary McKinney Mine, here marked as Mary McKinney Mining Company, but one also see part of their Coal House at the right-hand side and even their Office can be glimpsed at the right-hand edge with its darker sidewall and a single window visible. Looking at the structure it has had some years to it as the roof is starting to look not that nice.
graphic for visual presentation of text Of other things to mentioned, the Ore-House of the Anaconda Mine is visible about 1/7 in from right-hand side and about halfway up from bottom, with the until not too many years ago still standing Blacksmith Structure partly visible behind it and covered much by the smokestack of the Coal House of the Mary McKinney.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Roadbed of the Midland Terminal is also just behind the Anaconda Orehouse, while the Low Line roadbed can be seen about 1/5 down from the top in upper right area. The High Line/Short Line grade up Gold Hill is also partly visible almost into the sky area, also in upper right area. In the foreground some M.T. railroad Gondola cars are visible, but the only one I feel I see number off is the one most to the left which is numbered 171, which appeared quite nice on my 1200dpi scan.
Extra Image Links:
Mary McKinney Mine {Large Pixels 1200dpi(Scaled down); Cropped; Enhanced; Straightened}   
Sorting Categories:
Anaconda Townsite   Short Line Related   High Line   Low Line   
Mining Enties visible:
Mary McKinney - 136   Anaconda Mine - 92   
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Cripple Creek District - Cripple Creek Short Linebackside of Cripple Creek District - Cripple Creek Short Line
Media Info Last Updated:
28.07.2018 (09:45:26)
Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek District - Cripple Creek Short Line
Photographer [Date]:
Louis Charles McClure
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1900-09-09; This day the Low Line Started Regular Services, and as part of its roadbed at Squaw Mountain is visible, it can be earlier.
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1907-01-29; As by early morning the next day, the Mill burned down and never got rebuilt.
Published By:
Homemade; Pasted Brochure Image on Postcard
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03797 [#6457]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6457
Description:
This turned out to NOT be a regular postcard, which I thought it to be, bought with 7 other cards, where they all came from a Cripple Creek Short Line Brochure where there are views on one side and maps and info text on the other side, and where the image parts have been cut and pasted unto some unknown postcard and the saved for posterity in that way.
graphic for visual presentation of text This particular card is pasted unto a postcard marked on the backside as 'The San Diego on Broadway' with details, including a specific Panama-California Exposition San Diego Logo. Also, hand written in a pencil is the number 178. Looking at other cards, I think this was done as a memory of a trip to that specific California Exposition, which was from January 1, 1915 to January 1, 1917.
graphic for visual presentation of text -> View is from western slope of Bull Hill, near the High Line where it passes by the Logan mine, looking down Eclipse Gulch, passed one of the shafts on the Gold Sovereign Mine, with the Cresson Mine seen at the bottom about 1/3 up from bottom and 1/4 in from right-hand side. Further up Raven Hill the Moose Mine is seen about halfway down from top right and about 1/5 in from right-hand side. The train seen on the tracks near upper left is drawn in on the Golden Circle main line circling around Battle Mountain.
Extra Image Links:
Cripple Creek District - Cripple Creek Short Line {Large Pixels 600dpi}   
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Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   Short Line Related   High Line   Low Line   
Mining Enties visible:
Moose - 185   Cresson - 186   
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Three Elevations of Track Cripple Creek Short Linebackside of Three Elevations of Track Cripple Creek Short Line
Media Info Last Updated:
28.07.2018 (09:13:22)
Title (on) Image:
Three Elevations of Track Cripple Creek Short Line
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
Homemade; Pasted Brochure Image on Postcard
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03794 [#6454]
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Description:
This turned out to NOT be a regular postcard, which I thought it to be, bought with 7 other cards, where they all came from a Cripple Creek Short Line Brochure where there are views on one side and maps and info text on the other side, and where the image parts have been cut and pasted unto some unknown postcard and the saved for posterity in that way.
graphic for visual presentation of text This particular card is pasted unto a postcard marked on the backside as 'The San Diego on Broadway' with details, including a specific Panama-California Exposition San Diego Logo. Also, hand written in a pencil is the number 172. Looking at other cards, I think this was done as a memory of a trip to that specific California Exposition, which was from January 1, 1915 to January 1, 1917.
graphic for visual presentation of text -> View is from near St. Peter's Siding, looking up at a Short Line Train (near top) coming downhill from having passed Duffields, and is about to entering Tunnel No. 8, before it will go around Rock Creek Loop and later emerge from Tunnel No. 6 seen about 2/5 down from top and almost at left edge.
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Three Elevations of Track Cripple Creek Short Line {Large Pixels 600dpi}   
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A Wonderful Engineering Feat on Cripple Creek Short Linebackside of A Wonderful Engineering Feat on Cripple Creek Short Line
Media Info Last Updated:
28.07.2018 (00:34:44)
Title (on) Image:
A Wonderful Engineering Feat on Cripple Creek Short Line
Photographer [Date]:
Hook/McClure
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
Homemade; Pasted Brochure Image on Postcard
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03796 [#6456]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
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Description:
This turned out to NOT be a regular postcard, which I thought it to be, bought with 7 other cards, where they all came from a Cripple Creek Short Line Brochure where there are views on one side and maps and info text on the other side, and where the image parts have been cut and pasted unto some unknown postcard and the saved for posterity in that way.
graphic for visual presentation of text This particular card is pasted unto a postcard marked on the backside as 'CARDINELL VINCENT CO MFG. SAN FRANCISCO', and hand written in a pencil the number 168. Looking at other cards, I think this was done as a memory of a trip to the Panama-California Exposition, which was from January 1, 1915 to January 1, 1917.
graphic for visual presentation of text -> This view is taken near Duffields, looking down towards the Rock Creek Loop, showing the Old Stage Road in about middle of image and two trains climbing the grades. The train at most right is about to entering Tunnel No. 7 while the train near/just left of middle top of image has left Tunnel No. 8 and is climbing towards Duffields where the very last glimpse of the Plains will be seen going uphill.
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A Wonderful Engineering Feat on Cripple Creek Short Line {Large Pixels 600dpi}   
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On the Road to Cripple Creek Cripple Creek Short Linebackside of On the Road to Cripple Creek Cripple Creek Short Line
Media Info Last Updated:
27.07.2018 (01:33:48)
Title (on) Image:
On the Road to Cripple Creek Cripple Creek Short Line
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
Homemade; Pasted Brochure Image on Postcard
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03795 [#6455]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6455
Description:
This turned out to NOT be a regular postcard, which I thought it to be, bought with 7 other cards, where they all came from a Cripple Creek Short Line Brochure where there are views on one side and maps and info text on the other side, and where the image parts have been cut and pasted unto some unknown postcard and the saved for posterity in that way.
graphic for visual presentation of text This particular card is pasted unto a postcard marked on the backside as 'CARDINELL VINCENT CO MFG. SAN FRANCISCO', and hand written in a pencil the number 165. Looking at other cards, I think this was done as a memory of a trip to the Panama-California Exposition, which was from January 1, 1915 to January 1, 1917.
graphic for visual presentation of text -> This view is taken from near the top of St. Peter's Dome, looking down on the Short Line roadbed and cabins down below, and the grade of the Short Line climbing uphill, first through some curves, over a bridge and into Tunnel No. 6, then later emerging from Tunnel No. 8 where the train is seen and continuing the journey up passed Duffields which is hiding behind the large rock at right hand side of this image.
Extra Image Links:
On the Road to Cripple Creek Cripple Creek Short Line {Large Pixels 600dpi}   
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St. Peter's Dome - The Cripple Creek Tripbackside of St. Peter's Dome - The Cripple Creek Trip
Media Info Last Updated:
26.07.2018 (09:32:03)
Title (on) Image:
St. Peter's Dome - The Cripple Creek Trip
Photographer [Date]:
Louis Charles McClure
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
Homemade; Pasted Brochure Image on Postcard
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03793 [#6453]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
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Description:
This turned out to NOT be a regular postcard, which I thought it to be, bought with 7 other cards, where they all came from a Cripple Creek Short Line Brochure where there are views on one side and maps and info text on the other side, and where the image parts have been cut and pasted unto some unknown postcard and the saved for posterity in that way.
graphic for visual presentation of text This particular card is pasted unto a postcard marked on the backside as 'The Southern Pacific Building' with lots of other text, including a specific Southern Pacific Railroad Logo. Also, hand written in a pencil is the number 175. Looking at other cards, I think this was done as a memory of a trip to some form of California Exposition.
graphic for visual presentation of text -> View is of a Steaming Short Line Train coming up the line with the famous St. Peter's Dome seen in the background. While not as common as the other view from the small cut, along the track looking at the train coming up against you, this angle here has also been used quite many times to describe the Short Line trip.
Extra Image Links:
St. Peter's Dome - The Cripple Creek Trip {Large Pixels 600dpi}   
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Mountain Top to Mountain Top on Cripple Creek Short Linebackside of Mountain Top to Mountain Top on Cripple Creek Short Line
Media Info Last Updated:
26.07.2018 (07:42:29)
Title (on) Image:
Mountain Top to Mountain Top on Cripple Creek Short Line
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
Homemade; Pasted Brochure Image on Postcard
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03792 [#6452]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6452
Description:
This turned out to NOT be a regular postcard, which I thought it to be, bought with 7 other cards, where they all came from a Cripple Creek Short Line Brochure where there are views on one side and maps and info text on the other side, and where the image parts have been cut and pasted unto some unknown postcard and the saved for posterity in that way.
graphic for visual presentation of text This particular card is pasted unto a postcard marked on the backside as 'CARDINELL VINCENT CO MFG. SAN FRANCISCO', and hand written in a pencil the number 169. Looking at other cards, I think this was done as a memory of a trip to some form of California Exposition.
graphic for visual presentation of text -> This view is a doctored view from a view near top of Stove Mountain, I think, looking towards St. Peter's Dome seen about 1/4 down from top and about 2/5 in from right-hand side. A train is painted in to the left of that top, coming out if tunnel 8 going uphill, and the line of the Short Line is seen as various levels down the mountains sides, with the portal of tunnel 6 seen as a small black hole about 1/3 down from top and about 2/5 in from left-hand side.
Extra Image Links:
Mountain Top to Mountain Top on Cripple Creek Short Line {Large Pixels 600dpi}   
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Climbing the Backbone of the Continent - Cripple Creek Short Linebackside of Climbing the Backbone of the Continent - Cripple Creek Short Line
Media Info Last Updated:
26.07.2018 (07:41:41)
Title (on) Image:
Climbing the Backbone of the Continent - Cripple Creek Short Line
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
Homemade; Pasted Brochure Image on Postcard
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03791 [#6451]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6451
Description:
This turned out to NOT be a regular postcard, which I thought it to be, bought with 7 other cards, where they all came from a Cripple Creek Short Line Brochure where there are views on one side and maps and info text on the other side, and where the image parts have been cut and pasted unto some unknown postcard and the saved for posterity in that way.
graphic for visual presentation of text This particular card is pasted unto a postcard marked on the backside as 'The Southern Pacific Building' with lots of other text, including a specific Southern Pacific Railroad Logo. Also, hand written in a pencil is the number 164. Looking at other cards, I think this was done as a memory of a trip to some form of California Exposition.
graphic for visual presentation of text -> View is from just east of where the road up North Cheyenne Canon crossed the railroad grades. The tunnel near the bottom is the number 2 tunnel, coming from Colorado Springs.
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Climbing the Backbone of the Continent - Cripple Creek Short Line {Large Pixels 600dpi}   
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Into the Heart of the Rockies - Cripple Creek Short Linebackside of Into the Heart of the Rockies - Cripple Creek Short Line
Media Info Last Updated:
26.07.2018 (07:41:31)
Title (on) Image:
Into the Heart of the Rockies - Cripple Creek Short Line
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
Homemade; Pasted Brochure Image on Postcard
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03790 [#6450]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
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Description:
This turned out to NOT be a regular postcard, which I thought it to be, bought with 7 other cards, where they all came from a Cripple Creek Short Line Brochure where there are views on one side and maps and info text on the other side, and where the image parts have been cut and pasted unto some unknown postcard and the saved for posterity in that way.
graphic for visual presentation of text This particular card is pasted unto a postcard marked on the backside as 'CARDINELL VINCENT CO MFG. SAN FRANCISCO', and hand written in a pencil the number 177. Looking at other cards, I think this was done as a memory of a trip to some form of California Exposition.
graphic for visual presentation of text -> View is at Point Sublime, the Observation car seen is on a train that is climbing the grades towards Cripple Creek.
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Into the Heart of the Rockies - Cripple Creek Short Line {Large Pixels 600dpi}   
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Cripple Creek, Colo. "Altitude 9505 feet."backside of Cripple Creek, Colo. "Altitude 9505 feet."
Media Info Last Updated:
24.07.2018 (07:57:38)
Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek, Colo. "Altitude 9505 feet."
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Jackson
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
Detroit Publishing Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01057 [#1678]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#1678
Description:
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
St. Peter's Dome, Colorado, C. C. S. L.backside of St. Peter's Dome, Colorado, C. C. S. L.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (15:20:28)
Title (on) Image:
St. Peter's Dome, Colorado, C. C. S. L.
Photographer [Date]:
William Edward Hook
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
The Colorado News Company
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03850 [#6525]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
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Description:
I've seen the base image for this view used in several places, mostly as postcards of various painted/colored parts and as this B&W card here, where I've seen it as two versions where the only difference I see is the location of the Title text where it has moved up or down a little in terms of the edge of the image part and the edge of the card. I also seen it in one of the O'er Canon and Crag image books, hence I know it was copyrighted in 1904 by William Edward Hook.
graphic for visual presentation of text There are some train differences on some of the uses, but the scenery is identical I would say so I am confident it is the same base view in use!
Extra Image Links:
St. Peter's Dome, Colorado, C. C. S. L. {Large Pixels 600dpi; Cropped}   
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06.06.2018 at USD 0.99
Portland Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.backside of Portland Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (15:11:43)
Title (on) Image:
Portland Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:

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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03843 [#6518]
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Not the best-looking card, damage in upper left corner where part of the number 3 making out the first number is missing, and the whole card is dark and not very sharp at all. But so far till now middle of July 2018 I've only seen this scene as a type of printed/lithograph type of view, and of the 8 I so far know about two are colored postcards, four are B/W postcards and two are postcard folder images.
graphic for visual presentation of text This is a rather close-up view of the Portland No. 1 Mine with the Portland No. 2 in the background on top of the hill, and it tells the story quite well on how big a mine can grow. There is quite a lot of dump materials here, held up by the massive crib walls seen, lot of structures, ore houses built in stages and enlarged and so on.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Short Line branch to Ajax Mine runs along the large cribbing seen in the background about 1/3 down from top, that crib-wall is supporting the large dumps around the Portland No. 2. Mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text To the right of the No. 1 Shaft and below the No. 2 Shaft, is the smaller Shaft House of the Scranton Shaft, somehow that must have been used for something as that structure is on so many views of this area and on would think that an old shaft house would just have been tore down if it was not used…
Extra Image Links:
Portland Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo. {Large Pixels 600dpi; Cropped; Twisted}   
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Short Line Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Portland No. 1 [aka Burns Shaft] - 262   Portland No. 2 - 259   Scranton Shaft - 1058   
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23.06.2018 at USD 3.0
The John A. Logan Mine. Cripple Creek, Colo.backside of The John A. Logan Mine. Cripple Creek, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (15:06:57)
Title (on) Image:
The John A. Logan Mine. Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1908]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1908-01-01; Date is a guestimate due to postcard appearing to have that date on it as a Copyright Applied For entry.
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1908-12-31; Date is a guestimate due to postcard appearing to have that date on it as a Copyright Applied For entry.
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03842 [#6517]
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Date is a guestimate, I have a card where there is written something about Copyright Applied for in bottom right, name Hileman and what appears to be an 8 in front of that, sadly that card is partly messed up in that area so can't read it fully. And this card here seems to have 08 barely visible on the backside where the stamp is, impossible to make out though…
graphic for visual presentation of text The focus is the large shaft House of the John A. Logan Mine, also known as the Logan Shaft of the Stratton Cripple Creek Mining & Development Company. I've often wondered why there was not a spur to the Ore House as the High Line/Short Line branch line to the Blue Bird Mine was just below it, but I never ever seen evidence for such a spur.
graphic for visual presentation of text To show how close they were, the Blue Bird Branch-line is partly seen climbing the hill in lower right, just above the title text of the card, and passing behind the small mine operation with the big trestle work in lower left. The trestle itself crosses the mainline of the High Line track, the two legs at left corner is across the tracks and they dumped their waste down the hill from the west (opposite) side of the Trolley and Steam train used track.
Extra Image Links:
The John A. Logan Mine. Cripple Creek, Colo. {Large Pixels 900dpi; Straightened}   
Sorting Categories:
Short Line Related   High Line   
Mining Enties visible:
John A. Logan - 311   
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23.06.2018 at USD 3.0
St. Peter's Dome - The Cripple Creek Tripbackside of St. Peter's Dome - The Cripple Creek Trip
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (15:00:29)
Title (on) Image:
St. Peter's Dome - The Cripple Creek Trip
Photographer [Date]:
Louis Charles McClure
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03764 [#6423]
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I've seen by time of writing this on June 23, 2018 this scene used 20 times in my Collection, but I know there are more uses of this quite popular view by McClure of a Short Line Passenger Train steaming up past St. Peter's Dome, on its way to the Cripple Creek Mining District. Mostly used for various postcards, but also as postcard folders, Magic Lantern image, images in printed materials.
Extra Image Links:
St. Peter's Dome - The Cripple Creek Trip {Large Pixels 600dpi(Scaled down); Cropped}   
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Short Line Related   
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St. Peter's Dome, on the Cripple Creek Short Linebackside of St. Peter's Dome, on the Cripple Creek Short Line
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23.07.2018 (14:55:23)
Title (on) Image:
St. Peter's Dome, on the Cripple Creek Short Line
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
Frank S. Thayer
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01219 [#1928]
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Showing a Short Line Train Steaming up past St. Peter's Dome was a popular view back in the days, this is among those more seldom seen scenes. Sometimes the artist making the cut for the printing block can get to artistic, so it is not always possible to link together all editions from 1 base image, but I think I've today [June 22, 2018] have found this view only one other place in my collection, and that was in printed materials. An image book named ' Wonders of Colorado Scenery', on page 22, what year the book was published is unknown.
Extra Image Links:
St. Peter's Dome, on the Cripple Creek Short Line {Large Pixels 600dpi; Cropped}   
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30.04.2018 at USD 1.0
Granite Mine Ruins, Victor, Colo.backside of Granite Mine Ruins, Victor, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (13:52:27)
Title (on) Image:
Granite Mine Ruins, Victor, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03691 [#6348]
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This is a view at what was left of the Granite Mine after the explosion January 8, 1911. Or possible some days/week after, not sure if the Head-frame is put up after wrecking of the original one, or if this was what was in use at time of the explosion that wrecked the Engine/Hoist House seen at left side.
graphic for visual presentation of text The crib-wall seen in foreground is holding the ground back from the Golden Circle trackage that ran in the cut at the bottom. While behind the headframe is seen another railroad track, almost halfway down from the top on the right-hand side, this is the Short Line Ajax branch-line.
graphic for visual presentation of text Dump at upper right I assume is part of the Portland No. 2 dumps, while the mine seen more to the left near top of image is at the moment of writing this [28.05.2018] a mystery mine to me, actually both, as there is one more even higher up…
Extra Image Links:
Granite Mine Ruins, Victor, Colo. {Large Pixels 1200dpi(Scaled down); Cropped; Enhanced; Straightened}   
Sorting Categories:
Short Line Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Granite - 261   
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Granite Mine Victor Colobackside of Granite Mine Victor Colo
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (13:51:47)
Title (on) Image:
Granite Mine Victor Colo
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03688 [#6345]
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This is one of those 'Had to get it' type of postcards as it helps fill in some of the blanks as to how the area evolved into what is left there today. Not that it is easy anymore as thing has changed drastic from this possible 1930's view to how it looks now in 2018, with the open Pit Operation eating away and dumps been hauled away earlier, I think I would struggle finding this location today.
graphic for visual presentation of text Scene shows the smaller more 'modern' Granite Mine as it was looking at the time of the photo, with the dumps of the Portland No. 2 in upper left and the Lumber Work House of the Portland No. 1 seen about 1/3 down from top and center sideways, while the Head-Frame is seen near right-hand side. The old grade of the Golden Circle ran in the 'cut' seen in lower right quadrangle – having come out from the Steel Tunnel below the Portland No. 1 dumps, part of the crib-walls is still seen in this view.
graphic for visual presentation of text There appears to still be track on the Short Line Ajax branch as well, seen below the Portland No. 2 dumps in upper left, track is seen about 1/3 down from top, from left-hand edge to about 2/5 into the view towards right, where it curves out of out view.
Extra Image Links:
Granite Mine Victor Colo {Enhanced; Straightened}    ⊞ Granite Mine Victor Colo {Cropped; Enhanced; Straightened}   
Sorting Categories:
Golden Circle Related   Short Line Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Portland No. 1 [aka Burns Shaft] - 262   Portland No. 2 - 259   Granite - 261   
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A View at the Slime Dam East of the Independence Mill, with Bull Hill/Bull Cliffs in the Distancebackside of A View at the Slime Dam East of the Independence Mill, with Bull Hill/Bull Cliffs in the Distance
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (13:47:33)
Title (on) Image:
A View at the Slime Dam East of the Independence Mill, with Bull Hill/Bull Cliffs in the Distance
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03640 [#6297]
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Sadly, not the best quality view, blurred, possible due to the copy nature of this view? The view itself is from the Slime Dam below/east of the Independence Mill, possible by time this view was made, also known as the Portland-Independence Mill – can't tell for sure as I have no date on this view. It is looking up the valley where Wilson Creek ran, Bull Hill/Cliffs in distant background.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The covered Head-Frame of the Vindicator No. 1 Mine appears to be visible about center sideways and about 2/5 down from the top.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Smokestack of the La Bella Powerplant Structure is also seen, just left and below of the before mentioned Vindicator.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The Black Sampler, or Cripple Creek Sampler upon Victor Pass is seen about 2/5 down from the top and about 3/7 in from the right-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The Eagle Sampler is seen also about 2/5 down from the top and about 1/4 in from left-hand side, seen as a whitish structure against the background hill.
graphic for visual presentation of text * I feel I can see both the Golden Circle roadbed and the Short Line/High Line roadbeds in this view, about 5/11 down from top along left-side, there appears to be line-side poles on the lower Short Line grade, with the Golden Circle tracks above it if they still are there when the photo this is based on was made.
Extra Image Links:
A View at the Slime Dam East of the Independence Mill, with Bull Hill/Bull Cliffs in the Distance {Cropped; Enhanced}   
Sorting Categories:
Golden Circle Related   Short Line Related   High Line   
Mining Enties visible:
Eagle Sampler - 256   Vindicator No. 1 - 233   Black Sampler [aka CC Sampler Bull Hill] - 230   Independence Mill [aka Portland Independence]- 921   
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St. Peter's Dome, Colorado, C.C.S.L.backside of St. Peter's Dome, Colorado, C.C.S.L.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (08:55:55)
Title (on) Image:
St. Peter's Dome, Colorado, C.C.S.L.
Photographer [Date]:
William Edward Hook
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
The Colorado News Company
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03325 [#5831]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#5831
Description:
I've seen the base image for this view used in several places, mostly as postcards of various painted/colored parts, often with very little/minute changes but still there are differences and that to me means it was a second card, either a reprint or some other reason for the differences. I also seen this as two B&W cards, and I also seen it in one of the O'er Canon and Crag image books, hence I know it was copyrighted in 1904 by William Edward Hook.
graphic for visual presentation of text There are some train differences on some of the uses, but the scenery is identical I would say so I am confident it is the same base view in use!
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The John A. Logan Minebackside of The John A. Logan Mine
Media Info Last Updated:
16.07.2018 (11:43:37)
Title (on) Image:
The John A. Logan Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1908-01-01; Date is a guestimate due to postcard appearing to have that date on it as a Copyright Applied For entry.
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1908-12-31; Date is a guestimate due to postcard appearing to have that date on it as a Copyright Applied For entry.
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-02498 [#4220]
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Date is a guestimate, I have a near identical card, almost same angle, and the dumps looks to be the same size. In fact, all looks so alike that at first, I thought they were the same card – except when I put them side by side I suddenly noticed there was one difference in the foreground bottom where the other card had a structure where this card lacks that structure! But, as all rest looks so alike I think those two are photographed not that far apart in time. My other card has some text written with something about Copyright Applied for in bottom right, name Hileman and what appears to be an 8 in front of that, but sadly that card is partly messed up in that area so can't read it fully. Still, it makes me believe this is same year…
graphic for visual presentation of text The focus of the image is the large shaft House of the John A. Logan Mine, also known as the Logan Shaft of the Stratton Cripple Creek Mining & Development Company. I've often wondered why there was not a spur to the Ore House as the High Line/Short Line branch line to the Blue Bird Mine was just below it, but I never ever seen evidence for such a spur.
graphic for visual presentation of text To show how close the Ore-House is to the track, the Blue Bird Branch-line is partly seen climbing the hill in lower right, from about 1/3 in from right-hand side and till the right-hand side and is passing behind the small mine operation with the big trestle work in lower left. The trestle itself crosses the mainline of the High Line track, and they dumped their waste down the hill from the west (opposite) side of the Trolley and Steam train used track, outside this postcard view.
Extra Image Links:
The John A. Logan Mine {Enhanced}   
Sorting Categories:
Short Line Related   High Line   
Mining Enties visible:
John A. Logan - 311   
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01.03.2012 at USD 20.0
A View at the Vindicator and Lillie Mines on Bull Hill, with the M.T. Independence Depot in Foreground Rightbackside of A View at the Vindicator and Lillie Mines on Bull Hill, with the M.T. Independence Depot in Foreground Right
Media Info Last Updated:
15.07.2018 (12:14:30)
Title (on) Image:
A View at the Vindicator and Lillie Mines on Bull Hill, with the M.T. Independence Depot in Foreground Right
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:
1908-07-03; Seen a printed/lithograph type of postcard dated July 10, which gives at least 1 week to process/create, hence the latest date used.
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03544 [#6189]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6189
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This unmarked postcard view here is the same as marked postcard views by Julia Skolas in my possession, but this seems to be the best of the ones I've seen, even if it is a smaller crop from the source image then the other versions I've seen.
graphic for visual presentation of text In lower left part of the lower Independence town is seen, with the Midland Terminal Depot seen in lower right, and strangely enough, what appears to be dual gauge tracks on the curve closest to the depot structure, wonder if it is true dual or just guard rail for the curve…
graphic for visual presentation of text Above the M.T. depot at top right is the old Lillie Mine Shaft Structures seen in all its glory, but I can't tell if this is before or after it was closed as a mine and reused as a Mill for the Vindicator Mine, seen to the left, about center sideways and about 1/3 down from the top. Poking out from the Vindicator Ore-House is seen yet another structure and that leads to a chute down to the M.T. tracks and some form of Ore-Bin down there, presumable some form of mill operations.
graphic for visual presentation of text Near upper left a string of railroad cars appearing to be passenger cars can be seen, not quite understanding that as that should be on the High Line grade and if they are parked there, that makes this after the Trolley Services closed in 1919, but I am not sure why they are up there or not. Studying a 1200dpi scan it appears the cars may be located below the High Line tracks as there appears to be a line pole a little bit higher up, so maybe the cars are standing on what was a siding there, after all, the track appears to be level where the cars are standing.
Sorting Categories:
Independence Townsite   Midland Terminal Related   Short Line Related   High Line   
Mining Enties visible:
Vindicator No. 1 - 233   Lillie - 234   
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Cathedral Rocks. Corley Highwaybackside of Cathedral Rocks. Corley Highway
Media Info Last Updated:
03.07.2018 (11:34:49)
Title (on) Image:
Cathedral Rocks. Corley Highway
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03716 [#6373]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6373
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Card is sadly not a good quality card, as it has issues with not being all sharp, quite blurred in the distance left for instance, also it has quite the staining on the right-hand side of the card of what appears to be water damages.
graphic for visual presentation of text Scene is in Cathedral Park, along the Corley Mountain Highway, the former Short Line Railroad Grade, photographed at the filling that replaced the trestle (Bridge no. 30-A), that used to be here till some unknown date prior to 1911 when it got filled in and used almost a decade more before the whole roadbed turned into a Toll Road, and later into the Gold Camp road of today.
Extra Image Links:
Cathedral Rocks. Corley Highway {Enhanced}   
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Corley Mtn Highway Related   Short Line Related   
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07.05.2018 at USD 2.0
Three Elevations of Track, Colorado On Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek Railwaybackside of Three Elevations of Track, Colorado On Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek Railway
Media Info Last Updated:
02.07.2018 (09:09:22)
Title (on) Image:
Three Elevations of Track, Colorado On Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek Railway
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

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Published By:
The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Ltd.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03179 [#5319]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#5319
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Sadly, this postcard broke nearly in half in the mail from the USA over to me here in Norway, so it ended up as a bad card, but a very nice seller insisted on refunding me the whole amount even if I did ask him not to do that! Thank You Aaron! I hope to find a new copy one day in better shape.
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene is along the Short Line at St. Peter's Siding, looking towards the railroad climb that is using the Rock Creek area to climb way up into the near skyline area seen on right-side top. Train seen coming down track about 1/3 from top on left-hand side has just left Tunnel No. 6, while Tunnel No. 8 is on the hill seen about below the words 'Springs and' and one can see how the roadbed is hanging on the hillside to the right using large fills on its climb towards what is known as Duffields which is about 1/4 down from top and about 1/6 in from right-hand side of the image part of this postcard.
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Short Line Related   
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03.03.2017 at USD 1.9914.05.2018 at USD 0.5
St. Peter's Dome on the Cripple Creek Trip, Colo.backside of St. Peter's Dome on the Cripple Creek Trip, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.06.2018 (08:00:43)
Title (on) Image:
St. Peter's Dome on the Cripple Creek Trip, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Louis Charles McClure
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
H.R. Schmidt & Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02180 [#3712]
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[B] St. Peters Dome, Colorado. A massive dome-shaped mountain surmounted by a huge cap of solid rock. As the train rounds the curve, a surpassingly magnificent view is had, both of the Dome and outlying district.
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Cripple Creek Sampler, Blue Hill R.R. Terminal & Eagle Samplerbackside of Cripple Creek Sampler, Blue Hill R.R. Terminal & Eagle Sampler
Media Info Last Updated:
20.06.2018 (09:27:21)
Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek Sampler, Blue Hill R.R. Terminal & Eagle Sampler
Photographer [Date]:
H. & H. Studio [Hileman & Hill]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00065 [#69]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#69
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Title of this card is partly very badly written, not sure why, but as the scene is from Bull Hill, the use of the words Blue Hill is most likely due to a typo at one part on the process of this view first time around, and then it been stuck with this view forever…
graphic for visual presentation of text If you could have walked into the view, you would find that not far past the steam engine seen about center of this view, you would see down along the railroad climb up from Cameron, which ended here, and if you turned towards the photographer, you would see the downhill tracks towards Victor. I think of this area as Victor Pass, but name might be from more modern time.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Midland Terminal had a wye up here and a small yard, behind the Sampler Structure seen towards the right-hand side of this view. The Short Line railroad did also have a yard here for a time, the yard of Short Line is seen about middle of this view, on this side of the structure near right-hand side, which I know as the Taylor-Brunton Sampler on top of Bull Hill – on this card named as the Eagle Sampler for some unknown reason. M.T. had its yard on the higher side, behind the T. & B. sampler and outside the view at right-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text On the left-hand side of this view can be seen the very large Bull Hill works of the Cripple Creek Sampler, and that one was at one time being served by all three railroads with some dual gauge tracks to it, and same was the T. & B. Sampler at one time, and I keep wondering, is that a Steam Engine on the Golden Circle 3-foot narrow gauge, which is seen about center of this view?
graphic for visual presentation of text The spur seen curving near lower left-hand corner is part of the Short Line mainline, but also used for the High Line tracks for the Trolley, coming down towards Victor through the town of Goldfield, way down left if the photographer had turned towards left in about a 180-degree turn.
Sorting Categories:
Midland Terminal Related   Short Line Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Black Sampler [aka CC Sampler Bull Hill] - 230   T. and B. Sampler (Bull Hill) - 231   
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09.02.2011 at USD 0.9927.05.2011 at USD 3.9904.11.2011 at USD 5.7505.02.2012 at USD 4.9909.11.2014 at USD 6.6806.06.2015 at USD 6.8803.11.2016 at USD 3.55
Sentinel Rock, Clyde Park, Colorado   On Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek Railwaybackside of Sentinel Rock, Clyde Park, Colorado   On Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek Railway
Media Info Last Updated:
16.06.2018 (12:17:31)
Title (on) Image:
Sentinel Rock, Clyde Park, Colorado On Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek Railway
Photographer [Date]:
Louis Charles McClure
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
The Valentine & Sons' Publishing Co., Ltd.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00061 [#65]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#65
Description:
This scene along the Short Line I've mostly seen used as postcard views, but I also know it used as a photograph type of view. This particular edition of the card, I've seen with what appears to be same front part, but where the backside has the stamp box on my card here cut off at right-hand side. But I also seen another one where the same box for stamp is a small distance from the right-hand edge.
graphic for visual presentation of text I can't tell which direction this view is taken towards, but I think it is towards the east, away from the District, but I might be wrong. Neither can I tell which bridge number that trestle had. It might possible have been Bridge No. 29-B, across Middle Beaver Creek, as that is said to be near Clyde Station, but it might as well be a different number. Till I get/find a map where all trestles are marked in with their numbers and I can match that to a bridge image, I dare not say which bridge this is.
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Short Line Related   
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31.07.2010 at USD 2.5918.08.2012 at USD 0.99
Economic Mill, Cripple Creek District.backside of Economic Mill, Cripple Creek District.
Media Info Last Updated:
18.05.2018 (08:28:03)
Title (on) Image:
Economic Mill, Cripple Creek District.
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:
1906-07-08; I've seen a postcard stamped July 11, so the very latest this view can be from is at least 3 days earlier due to processing time.
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03276 [#5688]
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This postcard I've seen in two editions, one with a red/pink color on the text with the Number and Title of the card, and with an Embossed Image Part, and then this version her, with a Blue color on the text with the Number and Title of the card and no embossed image.
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene is of the massive Economic Mill climbing the hillside of Squaw Mountain on the slopes down into Eclipse Gulch with connection to both road and railroads. The F. & C.C. served the mill from the left-hand side with a siding, while the Short Line, using its Low Line route, would have a siding in from the right-hand side of the mill in this view. The long Ore-shed structure with the sort of black opening about 1/3 down from top was laid with dual gauge tracks to allow all railroad cars to deliver ore. In addition, there was a double level trestle entering the main structures, seen about middle of the view, where the lower level was holding the 18-inch gauge tracks coming from the Gold Coin mine in Victor through the Columbine-Victor Tunnel, while the upper level would allow horse drawn ore-wagons to deliver its ores to the mill.
graphic for visual presentation of text This mill changes its looks over the years it existed, and this is among the latest looks it had before it sadly burned early in 1907 and to be never rebuilt and just fade away in the history of the district as a failure due to the choice of Chlorination process where Cyanide would have been a better choice it turned out.
graphic for visual presentation of text -> I've seen this postcard dated July 11, 1906 on a different card.
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The Depths of North Cheyenne, from Point Subline, Cripple Creek Short Line.backside of The Depths of North Cheyenne, from Point Subline, Cripple Creek Short Line.
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The Depths of North Cheyenne, from Point Subline, Cripple Creek Short Line.
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E.C. Kropp Co.
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P-03651 [#6308]
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I'm not familiar enough with the area to tell where this view is, but I wonder if it might be taken near the Point Sublime, which then would be outside the view at right? The painted in train at right-hand side about 1/4 down from top right gives me that feel.
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Independence Mine and Millbackside of Independence Mine and Mill
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12.05.2018 (09:04:46)
Title (on) Image:
Independence Mine and Mill
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
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1912-07-31; As I've seen a postcard stamped August 1 the negative must be at least 1 day earlier due to time to develop & make a postcard out of it.
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P-03625 [#6279]
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I've seen the base negative photo of this view by time of writing this [12.05.2018] used seven times where 5 is as postcard edition with three of them in type colored/painted while the other two been as B&W postcards, like this one here. I've also seen the view used twice as B&W prints in Postcard Folders, and going from experience, there is at least yet another photo type of this postcard with a better paper quality as this card here is not the best one, dark is just dark, and there is sort of dots in the paper reducing sharpness and ability to enhance the view to bring out details. Also, this is the first card I've seen signed by Skolas where she has put the J through the S in her name, quite cool actually!
graphic for visual presentation of text For the View itself, this is on lower Battle Mountain where J. Skolas has photographed the huge in area Independence Surface type of Operation with the massive Mill Structures on the left and sideways center part, with the No. 1 Shaft of the Independence Mine itself seen towards the right-hand edge. In front of those structures there are still houses seen, belonging to Workers and so on I assume.
graphic for visual presentation of text The railroad lines of the Short Line/High Line and the Golden Circle mainline is seen in the 1/3 bottom part where the Short Line is the lower one, with roads further down should you wonder. Up around the mine itself, about 1/2 up from bottom and about 1/4 in from right-hand side, this is where the Midland Terminal has its tracks and where passenger trains on the Short Line shared tracks in order to reach the M.T. Victor passenger terminal after they started to cooperate using the from then on known as the Union Depot, after 1905, when a connection between the Short Line and the Midland Terminal was made east of Victor, and the M.T. was running on Short Line tracks from a place called Vindicator Junction, but as that is entirely on the High Line route, there must been a connection from someplace at Victor Pass area from the M.T. tracks over unto the Short Line tracks.
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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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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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Cripple Creek Colo - Looking down Poverty Gulch At the Short Line Trestle By the Gold King Minebackside of Cripple Creek Colo - Looking down Poverty Gulch At the Short Line Trestle By the Gold King Mine
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Cripple Creek Colo - Looking down Poverty Gulch At the Short Line Trestle By the Gold King Mine
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P-01975 [#3386]
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This view across Poverty Gulch, towards the town of Cripple Creek, is photographed on Gold Hill a little uphill from the C.O.D. mine. The Short Line main line is climbing the hill via the curved trestle seen on left-hand side, and the original High Line electric trolley line is partly seen, after gone through the trestle, about 1/3 up from bottom and about 2/5 in from left-hand side, as it is going on its big climb up Gold Hill.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Reno Mine is seen beyond the Short Line trestle, almost center bottom/top and about 2/5 in from left-hand side. Near the upper end/right-hand side of the Short Line trestle.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The old shaft house of the C.O.D. mine is seen from behind, about 1/3 up from bottom and a bit more than 1/3 in from left-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text* The Gold King, or the El Paso Gold King Mine, is seen center bottom/top about 1/5 in from right-hand side, in the darker shades of this image sadly.
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Goldfield, Colo.backside of Goldfield, Colo.
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14.04.2018 (11:24:02)
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Goldfield, Colo.
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William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
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P-03336 [#5844]
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This is a view I Just had to Get!!! Various reason, like for instance, up on Victor Pass in the background is seen the still standing structures of the old Taylor & Brunton Sampler for instance... Sadly the camera-lens used has issued on the left and right hand sides where they are blurred and not very sharp, neither is the background sharp so details are not that easy to pick out.
graphic for visual presentation of text The town of Goldfield is seen in all its glory so to speak, from the church near right-hand side along what is known as Victor Avenue, to the dumps of the Golden Cycle mine on the left-hand side, and the huge structure making up the Jefferson School in foreground left, with its huge high and wide roof and massive chimneys or what those 4 tower-like parts poking up from the roof really was. Independence Avenue is seen running up the valley towards Victor Pass behind the school.
graphic for visual presentation of text Jefferson School was mention as torn down during the timeframe 1928-1929 in the booklet ''Gold Camp Indian Summer'', which would date this image to be taken some time before that, but exact when is an unknown.
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View of Parade Preparation Along Between 9th & 10th Street on Victor Avenue in Goldfield, Colorado, with City Hall in Background Right & the Roman Catholic Church Front Right.backside of View of Parade Preparation Along Between 9th & 10th Street on Victor Avenue in Goldfield, Colorado, with City Hall in Background Right & the Roman Catholic Church Front Right.
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View of Parade Preparation Along Between 9th & 10th Street on Victor Avenue in Goldfield, Colorado, with City Hall in Background Right & the Roman Catholic Church Front Right.
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P-03143 [#5267]
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This is one Great Card I think! Do not know the occasion but people are gathering preparing for some form of a Parade here in front of the Roman Catholic Church in Goldfield, seen partly at Front Right. This are putting them on Goldfield's Victor Ave., between 9th & 10th Street, in the distance we see the City Hall with the High Line/Short Line grade seen nearly halfway down from top left corner just to the left. Quite much planked walkways visible in this view, love it!
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Broncho Busting Labor Day Victor [Looking Northerly]backside of Broncho Busting Labor Day Victor [Looking Northerly]
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14.04.2018 (10:39:07)
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Broncho Busting Labor Day Victor [Looking Northerly]
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P-03139 [#5263]
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Just below top is the railroad grade of the M.T. with a passenger car partly obscured by a water tank roof about 1/5 in from right-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further below are several boxcars seen on the F. & C.C., from right-hand side to about middle of image, but many are obscured by the appearance of the Short Line Depot structure on the next railroad level down, several people are standing on a platform on the rear side of that structure, about 1/3 in from right-hand side and 1/5 down from top.
graphic for visual presentation of text I think top part of the ore-house of the Mary Cashen Mine is seen near upper left, about 1/5 in from left-hand side and 1/10 down from top.
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Jessie & Lon Brockshire Posing at the Depot Along the High Line/Short Line in Goldfield, Coloradobackside of Jessie & Lon Brockshire Posing at the Depot Along the High Line/Short Line in Goldfield, Colorado
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Jessie & Lon Brockshire Posing at the Depot Along the High Line/Short Line in Goldfield, Colorado
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P-03141 [#5265]
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When I got a change to get hold of this view I just had to take the opportunity, came at a high cost but it is as dearly to me as I think it was to the couple Jessie & Lon Brockshire who is Posing here at the Goldfield Depot along the High Line/Short Line grade through Goldfield, Colorado.
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Steer Roping Contest Victor Colo. [Rodeo and Bronco Riding in Victor Below the Strong Mine]backside of Steer Roping Contest Victor Colo. [Rodeo and Bronco Riding in Victor Below the Strong Mine]
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13.04.2018 (11:53:38)
Title (on) Image:
Steer Roping Contest Victor Colo. [Rodeo and Bronco Riding in Victor Below the Strong Mine]
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Victor Studio
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1912-09-06; This as card is post stamped the day after and taking the photo and creating the card takes some time.
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Victor Studio
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P-03046 [#5074]
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This view, from possible 1912 Labor Day Festivities, or earlier, is taken in what I look upon as eastern Victor, with several houses seen. Also, many spectators are looking from behind a fence in safety while several men on horses rides around working so to speak. Up in upper left corner a small part of the Independence Mine can be picked out from the dumps seen, possible part of the Ore-House, while a long string of F. & C.C. Boxcars lines the hillside further down.
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Scene Along the Line of the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Short Linebackside of Scene Along the Line of the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line
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Scene Along the Line of the Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line
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P-03040 [#5068]
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While strictly not a Postcard I've included this with my Postcards Web album. This as there is on the Backside a time table from Denver to Cripple Creek, and while someone has scrabble something in a form for handwritten note I can't read, I still think it is important to show this to the World for anyone who might find this as interesting like I did.
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St. Peter's Dome, Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line. "The One Day Trip That Bankrupts the English Language."backside of St. Peter's Dome, Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line. "The One Day Trip That Bankrupts the English Language."
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St. Peter's Dome, Colorado Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line. "The One Day Trip That Bankrupts the English Language."
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Louis Charles McClure
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P-02172 [#3704]
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Another print of this mighty popular and almost overused view along the Short Line with the mighty St. Peter's Dome looming in the background an a train climbing up the grades. This has to be the most common view along the Short Line, ever, countless postcards, folders, book images and so on tell that story!
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Lake Broadmoor from Point Sublime, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colorado.backside of Lake Broadmoor from Point Sublime, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colorado.
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Lake Broadmoor from Point Sublime, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colorado.
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P-03324 [#5830]
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[B] LAKE BROADMOOR FROM POINT SUBLIME, CRIPPLE CREEK SHORT LINE.
graphic for visual presentation of text A fashionable suburb three miles southwest of Colorado Springs, with its public casino, where dances, concerts, boating and polite flirtations flow on unceasingly as the brock, and quite as happily.
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Devil's Slide, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.backside of Devil's Slide, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.
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Devil's Slide, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.
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P-03323 [#5829]
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This card appears to have been cropped a mm or two above the bottom of the other known card, hence I make it a different copy.
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Cathedral Rocks, Clyde Park, C. C. Short Line, Colo.backside of Cathedral Rocks, Clyde Park, C. C. Short Line, Colo.
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11.04.2018 (22:44:43)
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Cathedral Rocks, Clyde Park, C. C. Short Line, Colo.
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H.H.T. Co.
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P-03322 [#5828]
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[B] CATHEDRAL PARK.
graphic for visual presentation of text At Clyde, on the road to Cripple Creek, a most wonderful exhibition is seen at Cathedral Park. The mass of richly colored rocks, torn by tempests of a thousand years, rear their heads in all manner of fantastics shapes, towers, steeples, vaulted cones, leaping arches and the forms of mighty buildings brushing each other in wild disorder.
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Up Cripple Creek Route - Hill Scene with Small Farm Below Some Railroad Tracksbackside of Up Cripple Creek Route - Hill Scene with Small Farm Below Some Railroad Tracks
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Up Cripple Creek Route - Hill Scene with Small Farm Below Some Railroad Tracks
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P-03014 [#5022]
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Hill Scene with Small Farm, I'm not fully certain that this view is in Colorado, as there is a Cripple Creek on the East Coast, and possible this might be over in that area, and not along the Short Line to Cripple Creek Railroad. But, if it is along the Short Line, this would most likely be at Summit, as it has that feel to it. But, I do not know, so, if you happen to know, please contact me at linda@cripplecreekrailroads.com.
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The Summit Lunch Room CS & CCD at Rosemont, Coloradobackside of The Summit Lunch Room CS & CCD at Rosemont, Colorado
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The Summit Lunch Room CS & CCD at Rosemont, Colorado
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P-01806 [#2821]
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This is a nice view of the Summit Lunch House along the Short Line to Cripple Creek. I've seen it before, so this was probably made as more then 1 card, even if the two girls posing gives it the feel of a more personal type of card. There is no publisher given, nor a photographer, but I think the card been displayed and sold there at the Lunch House for tourist to buy and send a note to friends just like the sender of this card has done, even if it lacks a stamp this card.
graphic for visual presentation of text There was a 10-minuttes stop for Lunch her at Summit, was also a meet place for East and West bound trains, as evidenced by the two sets of tracks seen here, making me believe the children seen are two living up here with their parents who runs the Lunch House as there are no trains visible making it less likely to be tourists.
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Lake Broadmoor from Point Sublime, Colo. C.S. & C.C. Short Line.backside of Lake Broadmoor from Point Sublime, Colo. C.S. & C.C. Short Line.
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Lake Broadmoor from Point Sublime, Colo. C.S. & C.C. Short Line.
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Louis Charles McClure
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P-02622 [#4391]
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Yet another of the many slightly different postcard editions of this base photo/negative, where there can be as little as 1mm difference at either of the edges from another know postcard to me, but which to me makes this into a different postcard made at a different time from any of the other known ones.
graphic for visual presentation of text Scene is the same, at Point Sublime along the Short Line, looking across the roadbed down into the Plains where the Lake Broadmoor can be seen about center of the card. From what I been able to gather, the trestle partly seen, indicated, on the left part of the view, that would be Bridge No. 6-B, and also known as the Second Twin Bridge at Point Sublime. Trestle was according to page 156 in the Colorado Rail Annual No. 16 book 119 feet long and 13 feet high.
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Lake Broadmoor from Point Sublime, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.backside of Lake Broadmoor from Point Sublime, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.
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Lake Broadmoor from Point Sublime, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.
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Louis Charles McClure
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Great Western Post Card & Novelty Company
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P-03180 [#5320]
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Yet another of the many slightly different postcard editions of this base photo/negative whereas I only have like 1mm difference at top/down edges from another know postcard to me, but which to me makes this into a different postcard made at a different time from the other known one.
graphic for visual presentation of text Scene is the same, at Point Sublime along the Short Line, looking across the roadbed down into the Plains where the Lake Broadmoor can be seen about center of the card. From what I been able to gather, the trestle partly seen, indicated, on the left part of the view, that would be Bridge No. 6-B, and also known as the Second Twin Bridge at Point Sublime. Trestle was according to page 156 in the Colorado Rail Annual No. 16 book 119 feet long and 13 feet high.
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Cathedral Park Spires, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colorado.backside of Cathedral Park Spires, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colorado.
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Cathedral Park Spires, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colorado.
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William Edward Hook
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P-02459 [#4140]
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The base photo/negative have been used in a 1904 book named ''O'er Canon & Crag'', where it was credited to W.E. Hook, but this particular postcard has a very bad printed edition of that view and is not a very good one. The trestle the train is on was called Bridge No. 30-A, it was 276 feet long and 56 feet high and got filled in prior to 1911.
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The Devil's Slide. Colo. Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line.backside of The Devil's Slide. Colo. Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line.
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10.04.2018 (15:34:32)
Title (on) Image:
The Devil's Slide. Colo. Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line.
Photographer [Date]:
Louis Charles McClure
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-01439 [#2250]
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Description:
This view been quite popular to use, so far [10.04.2018] I know of 16 applications of the source photo/negative into 8 postcard variations, 5 postcard folders and rest in various printed media like books etc. Seen it in two variations, one like this one, and the other with a Train up on the Short Line grade about 1/3 down on the image part, and with a horse driven wagon down on the road to the right of the telegraph pole casting shadow across the road near lower right.
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12.12.2011 at USD 1.95
Mines in Cripple Creek District | "A Flock of Cripple Creek Mines"backside of Mines in Cripple Creek District | "A Flock of Cripple Creek Mines"
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10.04.2018 (10:54:52)
Title (on) Image:
Mines in Cripple Creek District | "A Flock of Cripple Creek Mines"
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1908]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1908-01-01
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1908-12-31
Published By:
C.E. Cole
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00989 [#1457]
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This view is not the best edition of this 1908 photo/negative by Hileman that I've seen, but it is one of the ten I so far has a record of [10.04.2018] and they all share the same view at western Slope of Bull Hill with the railroad cars seen near bottom being at the end of the Gold Sovereign branch/spur off the High Line/Short Line grade seen about 1/3 down from the top. Blue Bird Mine is at the top of the image, against the sky.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further down, to the right, along the Short Line/High Line grade is the Dante operations taking place with two boxcars seen below their Crib-wall, and then about center of view is the Trilby Mine operation and the Trilby Mill seen to the right of the mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text Near bottom left is one of the many Shafts on the gold Sovereign, where I so far have been unable to learn which shaft is where, so I dare not say other then that one of the shafts has been burned and only the left-overs are seen in this view.
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Blue Bird - 209   Dante - 335   Trilby - 333   
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APPROACHING DUFFIELD. Colo. Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line.backside of APPROACHING DUFFIELD. Colo. Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line.
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09.04.2018 (18:39:24)
Title (on) Image:
APPROACHING DUFFIELD. Colo. Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line.
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
The Souvenir Publishing and Mercantile Company
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00688 [#1015]
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Description:
This view is from a top of Tunnel No. 8 on the Short Line, looking uphill towards Duffields, and is a popular view to show off the Short Line railroad. This and similar vies have been used over and over in publications, postcards, image books etc., to sell the railroad trip to tourists.
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18.09.2010 at USD 2.3
Poverty Gulch, Cripple Creek District, Colo.backside of Poverty Gulch, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
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09.04.2018 (18:39:24)
Title (on) Image:
Poverty Gulch, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
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Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
The Great Western Post Card and Novelty Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00189 [#255]
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Description:
I seen this view as five postcards;
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W, dark view, text at bottom partly cut off.
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W, slightly brighter card, one get to see some of the details a little better, but bottom text is even cut more off by a couple of mm.
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W, great quality look, not dark, different kind of paper used I think, and non of the text at the bottom is cut and you even get a little more of a structure shown.
graphic for visual presentation of textColored view, not the best look (this postcard).
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W, kinda dark, looks to be a good quality though, has several mm missing on left side but several more shown on the right side from the other known 4 views. Several mm of view below the bottom text too.
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Along the Rim of Cheyenne Canon on the Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.backside of Along the Rim of Cheyenne Canon on the Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.
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09.04.2018 (18:37:38)
Title (on) Image:
Along the Rim of Cheyenne Canon on the Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:

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Published By:
Great Western Post Card & Novelty Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03332 [#5838]
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This view from down the road into Cheyenne Canon has the man on the bridge fence look up at a Short Line Passenger Train crossing over the low trestle up on Point Sublime, as seen about 1/4 down from the top and about center sideways.
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Climbing Out of North Cheyenne Canon - The Cripple Creek Tripbackside of Climbing Out of North Cheyenne Canon - The Cripple Creek Trip
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09.04.2018 (17:38:41)
Title (on) Image:
Climbing Out of North Cheyenne Canon - The Cripple Creek Trip
Photographer [Date]:
Weeks
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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03058 [#5089]
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Description:
I think this view is taken from the so-called High Drive, seen behind the wood fence at bottom, left of the sideway center. The Short Line grade would be outside the view down at left, circling around the sides of the mountains going from left to right hand side of the image within the lower third of the image, going sort of into the image at the right-hand side and climbing the grades back to the left-hand side where we see a train steaming uphill about a third down from the top.
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LAKE BROADMOOR, FROM POINT SUBLIME. Colo. Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line.backside of LAKE BROADMOOR, FROM POINT SUBLIME. Colo. Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line.
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09.04.2018 (17:19:38)
Title (on) Image:
LAKE BROADMOOR, FROM POINT SUBLIME. Colo. Springs & Cripple Creek Short Line.
Photographer [Date]:
Louis Charles McClure
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
The Souvenir Publishing and Mercantile Company
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00745 [#1093]
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Description:
This was a popular view, seen it used many times, counted 16 times when this is written [09.04.2018], ranging from various postcards, postcard folders and into picture books and folders, and also as a plain photograph.
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Broadmoor From Point Sublime, Colorado.backside of Broadmoor From Point Sublime, Colorado.
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09.04.2018 (17:12:27)
Title (on) Image:
Broadmoor From Point Sublime, Colorado.
Photographer [Date]:
Louis Charles McClure
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Published By:
The W.H. Kistler Stat'y Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03353 [#5863]
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Description:
This location was also a common one used for views of the Short Line. I've seen some variations of it, but mainly it is this angle showing the Broadmoor Lake in the background. BTW, the bridge just barely seen towards the left was, from what I can gather, named Bridge No. 6-B. This was the second twin bridge at Point Sublime and it was 119 feet long and 13 feet high according to page 156 in the Colorado Rail Annual No. 16.
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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
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-01909 [#3290]
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Description:
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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[B] Observation Point. The Cripple Creek Trip.backside of [B] Observation Point. The Cripple Creek Trip.
Media Info Last Updated:
08.04.2018 (13:10:49)
Title (on) Image:
[B] Observation Point. The Cripple Creek Trip.
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1900-12; The Short Line railhead is near Summit, making this a possible view and hence the painted in train as no Regular train runs yet.
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1902-06; as seen it used in a July 1902 Publication.
Published By:
Barkalow Bros. News Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02988 [#4957]
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Description:
This view is taken from top of Tunnel No. 8, direction towards Devil's Slide which is seen in the background left, about 1/3 down from top and almost halfway in from left-hand side. This viewpoint is also often used in various views along the Short Line, most often a different shot, but generally same direction view, often labelled as approaching Duffields. This particular photo/negative, I've seen by the time of writing this [08.04.2018] being used 6 times, twice in printed sources, twice as photographs and twice as postcards.
graphic for visual presentation of text There is a possibility this is early view from before the Short Line fully opened, and that is why the train seen is painted into the scene, running downhill closing in on the location known as Duffields, which if memory serve me right is, outside the view to the right. I've seen it used in the July 1902 Short Line Blue Book for instance.
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Gold Mines in Cripple Creek District.backside of Gold Mines in Cripple Creek District.
Media Info Last Updated:
07.04.2018 (16:54:35)
Title (on) Image:
Gold Mines in Cripple Creek District.
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1908]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
SL & Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03367 [#5878]
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This is a clearer edition of the card then my previous buy of this scene from this publisher of this card.
graphic for visual presentation of text This is a scene on western slope of Bull Hill, the more southern part of it, showing how compact the whole scene could be. Sadly, the card is of the darker type so not easy to make it better to look at, but I do have another somewhat better-looking postcard of same scene so overall it is not that important to me that this is not the best view. Actually, the base image was somewhat popular as I've seen it used for 9 postcard editions and at least in one printed source – a picture book for Short Line railroad.
graphic for visual presentation of text There are many mines seen in this view, where the mine just right of center top is the Blue Bird Mine, while Dante Mine is the next mine below with its Number 1 & 2 Shafts if I am not too much mistaken seen about 1/4 down from the top at left and right-hand sides.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Trilby Mine is seen about center top/down and just right of the sideway center, below the Blue Bird, this mine also has a small mill as seen towards the right-hand side. To the left of the Trilby is various Gold Sovereign Mine operations, the main shaft has burned in this view, but one of the other Head Frames are standing near lower left corner, at the end of the siding known as the Gold Sovereign Branch, leaving the High Line/Short Line grade outside this view some distance outside the view at right.
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Blue Bird - 209   Dante - 335   Trilby - 333   
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Gold Mines in Cripple Creek District.backside of Gold Mines in Cripple Creek District.
Media Info Last Updated:
07.04.2018 (16:54:23)
Title (on) Image:
Gold Mines in Cripple Creek District.
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1908]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
SL & Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01911 [#3292]
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Description:
This is a scene on western slope of Bull Hill, the more southern part of it, showing how compact the whole scene could be. Sadly, the card is of the darker type so not easy to make it better to look at, but I do have another somewhat better-looking postcard of same scene so overall it is not that important to me that this is not the best view. Actually, the base image was somewhat popular as I've seen it used for 9 postcard editions and at least in one printed source – a picture book for Short Line railroad.
graphic for visual presentation of text There are many mines seen in this view, where the mine just right of center top is the Blue Bird Mine, while Dante Mine is the next mine below with its Number 1 & 2 Shafts if I am not too much mistaken seen about 1/4 down from the top at left and right-hand sides.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Trilby Mine is seen about center top/down and just right of the sideway center, below the Blue Bird, this mine also has a small mill as seen towards the right-hand side. To the left of the Trilby is various Gold Sovereign Mine operations, the main shaft has burned in this view, but one of the other Head Frames are standing near lower left corner, at the end of the siding known as the Gold Sovereign Branch, leaving the High Line/Short Line grade outside this view some distance outside the view at right.
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INDEPENDENCE MINE - Issued By the C.C. & G.H. RY. CO.backside of INDEPENDENCE MINE - Issued By the C.C. & G.H. RY. CO.
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07.04.2018 (14:58:13)
Title (on) Image:
INDEPENDENCE MINE - Issued By the C.C. & G.H. RY. CO.
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1903-02; Visible trolley line poles means electrification of the Short Line grade is done, which was done by about middle of February.
Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
C. C. & G. H. Ry. Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00112 [#116]
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This is NOT a good view of the Independence Mine only because of the print process used to make the postcard, as this a very crude looking image. Had it been a photograph it would been a great view as it shows this area before the dumps grow enormous, and before many of the houses seen here gives way to a large mill. All this makes it among the earlier views of the massive structures at the Independence Mine, but photo is from middle February 1903 onward as there is visible trolley line poles meaning the Short Line and the High Line electric is running on the same tracks by time this image was photographed, and as the electrification of that line was done by about middle of February 1903 it can't be earlier.
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View East From Upper Independence Town Towards Vindicator Minebackside of View East From Upper Independence Town Towards Vindicator Mine
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06.04.2018 (16:30:58)
Title (on) Image:
View East From Upper Independence Town Towards Vindicator Mine
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1910; As that is the year it is said the Vindicator No. 1 changed to the Steel framed Head-Frame seen in the image
Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03538 [#6183]
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For me this was a view I had to get hold of as it is a very informative postcard view showing/sharing many things! There are so many things in this view I have no words, but I shall try my best to talk about them.
graphic for visual presentation of text In foreground right I am pretty certain that the street seen is the continuation of the Montgomery Avenue in Independence town, passing by the High Line Independence Shelter structure seen about 1/4 up from bottom and about 1/5 in from right-hand side, with the High Line seen running through the upper portion of Independence from right to the left going down the grade to a loop not visible in this view, turning 180-degree and running back towards right on the hidden side of the Vindicator No. 1 Shaft which is seen in the distance nearly center/middle of this view – slightly to the right and above center.
graphic for visual presentation of text About 1/6 in from left-hand side and about 1/3 up from bottom, crossing the before mention High Line grade, on a curve, is the Craigue Avenue of Independence, running downhill passed the two-story Public School and ending at the intersection with 3rd Street as below that intersection the Hose House and Hall, Fire-station I think, is located on what should have been the street, with railroad spurs connecting to Vindicator shafts beyond/below that.
graphic for visual presentation of text The before mentioned Public School is seen just right of the center/middle of image and just below same, with the Hose-house seen with is tower like structure just right of the white large school structure. Beyond the Hose-house one can see the Ore-house of the Vindicator No. 1 Mine, with blackish soot up above the arched opening into the ore-house for train cars and engines as clearly, they have also run into the house or else it would not have been that dirty above the opening.
graphic for visual presentation of text Vindicator No. 2 Shaft is seen with its smaller but quite high structure about 1/5 in from right-hand side and about 2/5 up from bottom with the Gloriette/Glorietta/Glorieta Shaft seen just in front and to the right with a Head-Frame seen, easier to see on a higher resolution scan.
graphic for visual presentation of text In front of the before mentioned Hose-house there are railroad tracks with dual gauge (3-rails), part of the Golden Circle spur that once served the now gone Lillie Mine seen as a larger Dump beyond the No. 1 Vindicator Shaft structure, and at one time run all the way to the Cripple Creek Sampler on Bull Hill/Victor Pass (Sampler as also know as the Black Sampler). The dual gauge also served Vindicator No. 2 and might possible have gone down to the No. 1 Ore-house, but not sure.
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Nearing Summit Elevation 10,000 Ft. On the Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.backside of Nearing Summit Elevation 10,000 Ft. On the Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.
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05.04.2018 (18:18:45)
Title (on) Image:
Nearing Summit Elevation 10,000 Ft. On the Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.
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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00704 [#1052]
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Not much I can say about this view, there is a party of people standing at two hand cars, waiting for a Short Line Passenger Train to pass by them and into the Lunch Stop at Summit while they are to take the journey downhill on the hand cars, which must have been quite a thrill!
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Independence Mine and Battle Mountain, Cripple Creek District.backside of Independence Mine and Battle Mountain, Cripple Creek District.
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03.04.2018 (11:33:26)
Title (on) Image:
Independence Mine and Battle Mountain, Cripple Creek District.
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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-01132 [#1755]
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Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   Ajax - 275   Portland No. 1 [aka Burns Shaft] - 262   Portland No. 2 - 259   
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Cripple Creek Sampler, Blue Hill R.R.Terminal & Eagle Samplerbackside of Cripple Creek Sampler, Blue Hill R.R.Terminal & Eagle Sampler
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03.04.2018 (11:05:20)
Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek Sampler, Blue Hill R.R.Terminal & Eagle Sampler
Photographer [Date]:
H. & H. Studio [Hileman & Hill]
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Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
Noble Inc.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00312 [#398]
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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 Title of this card is partly very badly written, not sure why. The scene is from Bull Hill, where the climb up from Cameron is ended and the downhill trip towards Victor is starting, I think this area is named Victor Pass in more modern time, at least I think of it as that name.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe Midland Terminal had a wye up here and a small yard, same did Short Line for a time, the yard of Short Line is seen about middle of this view, this side of the structure I know as the Taylor-Brunton Sampler on top of Bull Hill – on this card named as the Eagle Sampler for some unknown reason. M.T. had its yard on the higher side, behind the T. & B. sampler and outside the view at right-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of textOn left-hand side of this view can be seen the very large Bull Hill works of the Cripple Creek Sampler, and I think at one time it was served by all three railroads with some dual gauge tracks to it.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe spur seen curving near lower left hand corner is part of the Short Line mainline, also High Line tracks for the Trolley, coming down towards Victor through the town of Goldfield, way down left if the photographer had turned towards left in about a 180 degree turn.
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Black Sampler [aka CC Sampler Bull Hill] - 230   T. and B. Sampler (Bull Hill) - 231   
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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]
Photographer [Date]:

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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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Midget - 57   Anchoria-Leland - 61   Cripple Creek Sampler; along M.T. - 456   
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St. Peter's Dome on the C.S. & C.C. Short Line, Coloradobackside of St. Peter's Dome on the C.S. & C.C. Short Line, Colorado
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01.04.2018 (15:34:05)
Title (on) Image:
St. Peter's Dome on the C.S. & C.C. Short Line, Colorado
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Jackson
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1901-01-01; Having a 1901 Copyright to the card indicates this to be a 1901 image
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1901-12-31; Having a 1901 Copyright to the card indicates this to be a 1901 image
Published By:
Detroit Publishing Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00513 [#613]
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While I am not 100% certain this photo is by W.H. Jackson, I still put his name down as the company having the copyright on this image is linked to him, so I assumed it was he that did this image of a Short Line Passenger Train steaming uphill after passing the siding with the same name as that massive St. Peter's Dome looming in the background.
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Golden Cycle Mine.backside of Golden Cycle Mine.
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01.04.2018 (09:02:16)
Title (on) Image:
Golden Cycle Mine.
Photographer [Date]:

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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00240 [#307]
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This image is quite wonderful as it shows quite well the railroad trackage around the Golden Cycle Mine. Like for instance how the Short Line branch up to the Eagle Sampler curves around the mine, seen passing under the dump trestle about 1/3 in from right-hand side and 1/3 up from bottom. It also shows how the M.T. switchback coming down the hill on the left-hand side, almost comes to the same level as the Short Line grade, as it heads down into the ore house of the Golden Cycle. Also, the M.T. branch to the power plant and coal drop of the Golden Cycle Mine is seen, passing through a gate and a wooden fence - just lovely to watch. I also see the Powder House of the Golden Cycle at that gate.
graphic for visual presentation of text In distance right, upper part of Goldfield is seen, and behind the before mention dump trestle, partly hiding behind it, is the Gold Knob Mine structures and Crib-wall seen.
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Goldfield Townsite   Midland Terminal Related   Short Line Related   
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23.02.2012 at USD 19.9921.06.2015 at USD 18.99
Victor, Colo., City of Minesbackside of Victor, Colo., City of Mines
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31.03.2018 (12:01:53)
Title (on) Image:
Victor, Colo., City of Mines
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman
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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00511 [#612]
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This view of Victor town is taking from east, looking west, sometimes after December 1905 as that month saw the sale of the Gold Coin Mine to the Granite Gold Mining Company, which in this photo is now marked as Granite Mine. The mine is seen about 1/5 in from right hand side, and about 1/3 down from the top.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further down from the Gold Coin is seen the tracks of the Short Line/High Line and the Florence & Cripple Creek, and the Golden Circle track is also seen. The Short Line is the left most, on a big fill after crossing the F. & C.C. track outside the view at right lower about 1/4 up from bottom. The yard of the Short Line is seen better in my postcard copy then in this bad print view. The Golden Circle track leaves the F. & C.C. at left of the text reading the title of this view, and is the part first seen under the title text at right hand side of this view.
graphic for visual presentation of text The group of buildings/houses inside the fence in the foreground right is the Stratton's Home when he was staying in the District after making his millions as per Mr. Spell in his book.
graphic for visual presentation of text Somewhere at left of center of the photo is the dump of the Spicer/Rexall mine seen, in my postcard view I can see it a little bit better but not that easy, appears to be a crib wall around it. It would be located just below a line between the Garfield School (the large structure with the tower about 1/4 in from left-hand side and 1/3 from top) and the Gold Coin mine so to speak, about 1/4 on that line towards the Gold Coin.
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Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Golden Circle Related   Short Line Related   Trolley Related   Victor Town   
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Gold Coin - 288   Spicer lode [aka Rexall Mine; Victor Town] - 808   
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27.10.2011 at USD 36.0
Trolley on Low Line About 1905 [Near the Big Cut on the Low Line North of Anaconda]backside of Trolley on Low Line About 1905 [Near the Big Cut on the Low Line North of Anaconda]
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30.03.2018 (15:19:17)
Title (on) Image:
Trolley on Low Line About 1905 [Near the Big Cut on the Low Line North of Anaconda]
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1900-09-09; Low Line started Regular Service this date.
Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
Sanborn
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00225 [#291]
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This view of Trolley No. M-105, heading for Cripple Creek on the Low Line, is taking just after passing Alamo Junction where there was a side spur for steam trains up to the Index mine ore house. At one time, there was a plan to extend the track up to a siding along the Moon-Anchor mine, as far as I know this never happen though - only a road ever went there.
graphic for visual presentation of text Up near top of view, above the Trolley, is seen first the shaft house of the Rittenhouse Mine, then the Short Line grade climbing Gold Hill and then the shaft house and orehouse of the E. Porter-Gold King mine, which is seen with its cupola plainly poking up of the roof.
graphic for visual presentation of text Near upper left is seen a bad view of the Lexington Mine – easy to pick up due to the long trestle to the quite large ore house of that operation. A water-tank is seen left of that mine.
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Short Line Related   Trolley Related   
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Lexington - 63   E. Porter Gold King - 65   Rittenhouse - 66   
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Crossing Bear Creek on the Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.backside of Crossing Bear Creek on the Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.
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30.03.2018 (09:48:04)
Title (on) Image:
Crossing Bear Creek on the Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:
1916; Seen it in a book dating to 1916 due to mention of 1915 production info's
Published By:
Great Western Post Card & Novelty Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03628 [#6282]
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I've seen this base negative used several times, mostly for postcards, and at the time of writing this 30.03.2018, it is known to me in 7 variations whereas this is the fifth of the 5 postcards I know about.
graphic for visual presentation of text The view itself is of a passenger train on the Short Line climbing the grade and passing over the trestle/bridge No. 3-A which did cross over Bear Creek Canon till it burned in May 1918, closing the line till it finally was rebuilt July 1919, but alas, too late to really help save the railroad.
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Scene on the Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.backside of Scene on the Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.
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26.03.2018 (13:50:21)
Title (on) Image:
Scene on the Cripple Creek Short Line, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:

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Published By:
The Great Western Post Card and Novelty Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00723 [#1071]
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This seems to be a popular view to use when showing scenes from along the Short Line, I have seen at least 13 uses in variations from postcard editions, used in postcard folders, in printed materials, etc. This view is looking out of a cutting at the backside of an Observation Car on a Short Line Passenger Car climbing the grades, taken at Point Sublime, on bridge/trestle no. 6-B from what I been able to gather.
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04.03.2011 at USD 2.025.02.2013 at USD 5.5
A Summer Snow on the Cripple Creek Trip, C.C. Short Line, Colorado.backside of A Summer Snow on the Cripple Creek Trip, C.C. Short Line, Colorado.
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25.03.2018 (13:15:04)
Title (on) Image:
A Summer Snow on the Cripple Creek Trip, C.C. Short Line, Colorado.
Photographer [Date]:

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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-01542 [#2366]
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I've seen this scene marked both as ''Around the Mountain Tops - The Cripple Creek Trip'', ''Scene on the Cripple Creek Trip'', ''A Summer Snow Scene - The Cripple Creek Trip'', or variations of those. Whatever it is marked/titled, the view is still one that was photographed looking easterly back towards the tunnel known as Tunnel No. 8, near Duffields along the Short Line.
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21.03.2012 at USD 2.0724.09.2017 at USD 1.0
Devil's Slide, Cripple Creek Short Line, Coloradobackside of Devil's Slide, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colorado
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25.03.2018 (13:11:56)
Title (on) Image:
Devil's Slide, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colorado
Photographer [Date]:

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Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
The Great Western Post Card Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03351 [#5861]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#5861
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This location was also a common one used for views of the Short Line. I've seen some variations of it, but mainly it is this angle showing the Devil's Slide in the background, about 1/4 in from left-hand side and middle top/down.
graphic for visual presentation of text-> This card edition is at minimum 1mm less at the bottom part, compared to at least one of the other know postcard editions from the source negative.
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24.09.2017 at USD 1.0
Cathedral Rocks and Clyde Park, Colorado.backside of Cathedral Rocks and Clyde Park, Colorado.
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25.03.2018 (12:53:36)
Title (on) Image:
Cathedral Rocks and Clyde Park, Colorado.
Photographer [Date]:

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Published By:
The W.H. Kistler Stat'y Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03308 [#5745]
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This is a very common view when it comes to views of the Short Line. I've seen some variations of it, but mainly it is views from his angle showing the trestle and the strange formations making up the background. Those are the famed Cathedral Park rocks, a very special rock formation, Google it to read up on the geology behind it if you want.
graphic for visual presentation of text BTW, this bridge was named Bridge No. 30-A, it crossed Bison Creek and was filled in prior to 1911 according to page 46 & 156 in Colorado Rail Annual No. 16.
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Cathedral Rocks, Clyde Park, C. C. Short Line, Colo.backside of Cathedral Rocks, Clyde Park, C. C. Short Line, Colo.
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25.03.2018 (12:49:15)
Title (on) Image:
Cathedral Rocks, Clyde Park, C. C. Short Line, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:

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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03355 [#5865]
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This is a very common view when it comes to views of the Short Line. I've seen some variations of it, but mainly it is this angle showing the trestle and the strange formations making up the background. Those are the famed Cathedral Park rocks, a very special rock formation, Google it to read up on the geology behind it if you want.
graphic for visual presentation of text BTW, this bridge was named Bridge No. 30-A, it crossed Bison Creek and was filled in prior to 1911 according to page 46 & 156 in Colorado Rail Annual No. 16.
graphic for visual presentation of text-> This card edition is at minimum 2mm less at the bottom part, compared to at least one of the other know postcard editions from the source negative.
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24.09.2017 at USD 1.0
Approaching Duffield on C.C. Short Line, Colo.backside of Approaching Duffield on C.C. Short Line, Colo.
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25.03.2018 (12:29:41)
Title (on) Image:
Approaching Duffield on C.C. Short Line, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:

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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03356 [#5866]
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Description:
Has at least 3-4mm less at the left-hand side from the other know card.
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Short Line Related   
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24.09.2017 at USD 1.0
Duffields, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colorado.backside of Duffields, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colorado.
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24.03.2018 (11:38:11)
Title (on) Image:
Duffields, Cripple Creek Short Line, Colorado.
Photographer [Date]:

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Published By:
The Great Western Post Card Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02115 [#3641]
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Description:
This view is from a top of Tunnel No. 8 on the Short Line, looking uphill towards Duffields, and is a popular view to show off the Short Line railroad. This and similar vies have been used over and over in publications, postcards, image books etc., to sell the railroad trip to tourists.
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06.07.2013 at USD 1.5424.09.2017 at USD 1.0
Anaconda A Mining Town In the Cripple Creek Dist.backside of Anaconda A Mining Town In the Cripple Creek Dist.
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18.03.2018 (16:12:07)
Title (on) Image:
Anaconda A Mining Town In the Cripple Creek Dist.
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:
1909-08-01; Postage Stamp used was Issued from December 1908, and 190(9?) appears barely to lower right of stamp.
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03319 [#5824]
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This is a GREAT view I JUST had to GET!!! Hopefully this is made of better paper than my 2012 edition of this card, as on that one, lots of small sort of bubbles and scan not so sharp and well. In addition there was alot of reflections in it, and, the image is way dark and do not enhance very well.
graphic for visual presentation of text But, for the view it shows, and the areas I can see it sure beats having no such view at all!! :-)
graphic for visual presentation of text And, this is still the first image I ever seen showing what I believe is the Anaconda Mill up on Gold Hill above the Low Line grade between the Anchoria-Leland and the Mary McKinney mine in this view!
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Anaconda Townsite   Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   Short Line Related   Trolley Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Mary McKinney - 136   Le Claire or Sunset [aka Peggy Mine] - 334   Anaconda Mine - 92   E. Porter Gold King - 65   Anchoria-Leland - 61   
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Scenes of the Col. Spgs. and Cripple Creek Dist. Ry., Portland and Independence Mines, Victor, Colo.backside of Scenes of the Col. Spgs. and Cripple Creek Dist. Ry., Portland and Independence Mines, Victor, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
18.03.2018 (08:18:10)
Title (on) Image:
Scenes of the Col. Spgs. and Cripple Creek Dist. Ry., Portland and Independence Mines, Victor, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Louis Charles McClure
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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03403 [#5915]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#5915
Description:

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Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   Short Line Related   
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13.11.2017 at USD 0.99
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.
Media Info Last Updated:
18.03.2018 (08:17:12)
Title (on) Image:
Overview South Cripple Creek, Inclusive a Mine Along the Short Line Crossing of M.T.
Photographer [Date]:

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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
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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Cripple Creek Town   Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Short Line Related   Trolley Related   
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Red Bird lode - 420   
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Last Dollar Minebackside of Last Dollar Mine
Media Info Last Updated:
18.03.2018 (08:05:33)
Title (on) Image:
Last Dollar Mine
Photographer [Date]:
H. & H. Studio [Hileman & Hill] [1909]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
H. & H. Studio
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02150 [#3682]
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This was the first version of this card I've seen, different crop where there is a little more seen on the right-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.
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The Gold King Mine and High Trestle on High Line, Cripple Creek, Colo.backside of The Gold King Mine and High Trestle on High Line, Cripple Creek, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
17.03.2018 (23:03:09)
Title (on) Image:
The Gold King Mine and High Trestle on High Line, Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1909]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
The Albertype Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00900 [#1275]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#1275
Description:

Sorting Categories:
Short Line Related   Trolley Related   
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Gold King [aka El Paso Gold King] - 27   
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24.08.2015 at USD 11.5
Union Depot, Victor, Colo.backside of Union Depot, Victor, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
17.03.2018 (22:42:20)
Title (on) Image:
Union Depot, Victor, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
[1904]
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Published By:
H.H. Rosser
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00453 [#552]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#552
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Backside of card has a mention of the card being made in 1904 while the text itself is dated August 24, 1948 and talks about a trip down the Elkton Mine. At least that helps in dating the photo, if that 1904 date is to be trusted that is.
graphic for visual presentation of text This is a photo of the Midland Terminal Depot in Victor, also known as the Union Depot after the Short Line started using it after 1905, when a connection between the Short Line and the Midland Terminal was made east of Victor, and the M.T. was running on Short Line tracks from a place called Vindicator Junction, but as that is entirely on the High Line route, there must been a connection from someplace at Victor Pass area from the M.T. tracks over unto the Short Line tracks.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Head Frame seen behind the depot roof in the left side is from the Mary Cashen Mine.
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Midland Terminal Related   Short Line Related   Victor Town   
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Mary Cashen - 272   
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26.01.2011 at USD 34.017.11.2013 at USD 15.5
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]
Media Info Last Updated:
17.03.2018 (16:25:18)
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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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03424 [#5938]
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Description:
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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Cripple Creek Town   Midland Terminal Related   Short Line Related   Trolley Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Moon Anchor - 56   
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Last Dollar Minebackside of Last Dollar Mine
Media Info Last Updated:
14.03.2018 (11:36:32)
Title (on) Image:
Last Dollar Mine
Photographer [Date]:
H. & H. Studio [Hileman & Hill]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03504 [#6061]
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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.
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Golden Circle Related   Short Line Related   High Line   
Mining Enties visible:
Last Dollar - 238   Portland No. 2 - 259   Portland Mill [aka Victor Mill; Battle Mnt] - 922   
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