Scanned items: Postcards from My Collection
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The Independence Mine, Victor, Colo. | Independence Mine F & CCRRbackside of The Independence Mine, Victor, Colo. | Independence Mine F & CCRR
Media Info Last Updated:
06.10.2018 (10:22:38)
Title (on) Image:
The Independence Mine, Victor, Colo. | Independence Mine F & CCRR
Photographer [Date]:
Schedin & Lehman
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:
1907-05-10; As I seen the source images used on a postcard stamped that year.
Published By:
Mound City Post Card Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02238 [#3797]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#3797
Description:
This view of the large Independence Mine shows some Midland Terminal tracks in lower left, passing by and serving the Ore-House with the dark shades up the side of the structure due to the steam train used back then. A map I've seen also indicates that Ore-house to have had 3-rails, as in dual gauge, as to be served by the Golden Circle Railroad also.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further into the image, in from right-hand side and about middle top/down there is another Ore-House and the before mention map (page 301 in the 40-Miles to Fortune book by Allen Lewis) also say that this was served by dual gauge track. That map also says that the structure between those before mention ore-houses is a Mill.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background, up against the sky, is the Portland Mine No. 1 seen in from the right-hand side, while about center sideways on the image part is the Ajax Mine visible against the sky.
Sorting Categories:
Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:

I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
18.11.2013 at USD 12.8804.10.2018 at USD 9.99
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]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#5704
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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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}   
Sorting Categories:
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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Elkton Gold Mine Cripple Creek, Colo.backside of Elkton Gold Mine Cripple Creek, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (15:13:01)
Title (on) Image:
Elkton Gold Mine Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03844 [#6519]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6519
Description:
This view at the northern side of the Elkton Mine complex is a quite nice one, but it has faded a little and appears washed out. There is an automobile parked at the old Shaft House where only the north portion of it still stands, the Head-Frame is in the Open air so to speak, but they kept the landing area and covered trestle over to the Ore-House Structure. A man is standing with a small hand ore-car at the door out of the orehouse on the trestlework to the dump areas. There is also a single Midland Terminal Gondola parked almost under one of those dump track trestles.
graphic for visual presentation of text Town of Elkton is partly seen behind the mine with a couple of houses visible, and along the right-hand side, about halfway up from bottom, there appears to be an Adit/Tunnel Portal into the hillside in the distance which I think would be Battle Mountain in terms of name of the hill, while the Adit I do not know, but this might be part of the Eclipse-Queen Mine operation.
Extra Image Links:
Elkton Gold Mine Cripple Creek, Colo. {Cropped; Enhanced; Straightened; Twisted}   
Sorting Categories:
Elkton Townsite   Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Elkton Mine - 156   
I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
23.06.2018 at USD 3.0
Hull City Mine, Bull Hill in the 1930-40's ?backside of Hull City Mine, Bull Hill in the 1930-40's ?
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (13:46:02)
Title (on) Image:
Hull City Mine, Bull Hill in the 1930-40's ?
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03634 [#6291]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6291
Description:
This has always felt like a Bull Hill, eastern slope, type of mine to me, and this being the second version of this view I've seen/got hold of. I been searching high and low to try find proof to that feel though, but all has failed until when I did a comparison with two other images in my collection found at DB-Ref. P-02385 & P-02386. With those, I figured it out!
graphic for visual presentation of text Location is at the place of the former larger Hull City Mine, the cribbing seen further uphill in the background was part of the large Findley Dump and is also found in those two mentioned views. What happened to the much larger and well-known Hull City Mine I have no knowledge about, maybe it burned? Maybe it got tore down?
graphic for visual presentation of text Either way, as far as I can tell this view is at that location of the Hull City, so that is how it shall stay until that day someone can point out to me where I got mistaken. :-) But, why someone could mistake this for the Mary McKinney Mine is beyond my ability to understand, but someone wrote sometime in the past of this postcard's history on the backside a handwritten note claiming this to be the Mary McKinney Mine but that is plainly just wrong! That mine looks way different.
graphic for visual presentation of text If I compare this to P-02386 I need to look at the 1200dpi scan and there I find it about 1/3 down and about center sideways, where I look direct to the Ore-House part, with the Head-Frame to the right and the cribbing about twice the distance to the right there again – but it is impossible to tell the depth from this postcard view. If I compare the postcard to P-02385 I still need to look at the 1200dpi scan where I find it about 2/5 down from top and about 1/8 from right-hand side. Angle is about the same as on the other photo, can't say I get a better look either, both photographs are not sharp at this resolution.
graphic for visual presentation of text Back at the postcard view itself, the old Golden Circle Mainline is seen about 2/5 down from top, entering the view at left-side, climbing a little, hide behind a dump at the crib-wall, then being visible a little again before exiting behind a new dump at the right-hand side. Below the crib-wall, almost at middle down/top is the old grade of the High Line, and the Short Line Portland branch – long gone in this view as I see no line side poles, so this help dating the view to be after the demise of the Trolley Service in late 1919.
graphic for visual presentation of text * About 2/7 down from top and nearly 1/7 in from left-hand side, against the sky, is the top of the Head-frame at the Specimen Mine seen with its wheel about center of the top frame from right to left in this view – very hard to make out on the postcard scan, easier to see on my 1200dpi scan.
graphic for visual presentation of text * About 1/7 down from top and about 1/7 in from right-hand side is another Head-Frame seen, and I keep wondering if this might not be the eastern Lucky Guess shaft? Very hard to tell, the old shaft house is long gone.
Extra Image Links:
Hull City Mine, Bull Hill in the 1930-40's ? {Enhanced; Straightened}    ⊞ Hull City Mine, Bull Hill in the 1930-40's ? {Cropped; Enhanced; Straightened}   
Sorting Categories:
Independence Townsite   Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Hull City placer - 321   Specimen - 412   
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Men Around Midland Terminal Motor Coach No. 101, In Victor [?]backside of Men Around Midland Terminal Motor Coach No. 101, In Victor [?]
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (13:43:22)
Title (on) Image:
Men Around Midland Terminal Motor Coach No. 101, In Victor [?]
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03633 [#6290]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6290
Description:
Not sure if this is at Victor Depot grounds or up in Cripple Creek, or at a different location, as sadly the background is too faded away to tell for sure. But I think this view is photographed at the Victor Union Depot, as there appears to be a hill shape in background top-left that sort of fits.
Sorting Categories:
Midland Terminal Related   Victor Town   
Mining Enties visible:

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Vindicator Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.backside of Vindicator Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
15.07.2018 (14:10:59)
Title (on) Image:
Vindicator Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
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-00064 [#68]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#68
Description:
This is one of my earliest bought postcards, all the way back to August 2005, and it took till today; July 15, 2018; before I learned a little bit more about it, like the fact this is a Julia Skolas photo! And so far, I know about 19 uses of the base negative/photo, many used for this postcard here in various crop editions, so I think it was a popular view and printed many times by both the same and various postcard publishers as I've seen various versions of this one.
graphic for visual presentation of text There appears to be some form of snow on the ground in the foreground and on the hills and mountains in the distance background right, this gives the impression this might be a late winter photograph, possible 1908 as a year, as this postcard has a date of July 10, 1908 on its text message.
graphic for visual presentation of text * About 1/3 down and almost at left-hand edge is the Vindicator No. 2 Shaft-House; in this colored postcard version it is not as white as it is on other colored postcard versions.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Vindicator No. 1 is seen also about 1/3 down from top and about 2/5 in from right-hand side, consisting of a Shaft House, large Powerplant, huge Ore-House; and lot of dumps.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Just to the right of the Vindicator No. 1 is the (on this view) large dark green with red colored roof Shaft House of the Lillie/Lilly/Lily Mine. This structure of the Lillie was later used as an experimental Mill for the Vindicator mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text * In the foreground lower right there is unknown mine structure, which I wish was easy to say which mine it is, but my brain refuses to work, and I do not know currently (15.07.2018]. I been wondering if it might be on the Longfellow claim, but I am not sure, it feels located wrong though, too far south of what is now a reduced Independence Townsite, seen about middle of the image extending uphill towards your left.
Sorting Categories:
Independence Townsite   Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Vindicator No. 2 - 232   Vindicator No. 1 - 233   Lillie - 234   
I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
05.06.2009 at USD 5.5512.07.2009 at USD 9.9917.09.2013 at USD 3.53
Vindicator Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.backside of Vindicator Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
15.07.2018 (13:11:03)
Title (on) Image:
Vindicator Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
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-03841 [#6516]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6516
Description:
I never seen this view as anything but as a printed/lithograph type of postcard, or in a postcard type of folder, but when I scanned this one I noticed that this is having the same base image as a couple of photo type of postcards that I have, which I found cool as suddenly I could say this is a Julia Skolas photo! And so far, I know about 19 uses of the base negative/photo, many used for this postcard here in various crop editions, so I think it was a popular view and printed many times by both the same and various postcard publishers as I've seen various versions of this one.
graphic for visual presentation of text Wish it was as easy to say which mine is up front in lower right, but my brain refuses to work, and I do not know currently (15.07.2018]. I been wondering if it might be on the Longfellow claim, but I am not sure, it feels located wrong though, too far south of what is now a reduced Independence Townsite, seen about middle of the image extending uphill towards your left.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Known mines count the Vindicator No. 2; the whitish single shaft house far left, about 2/5 down from top and about as much in from left-hand edge as the Shaft-house is wide.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Vindicator No. 1 is seen also about 2/5 down from top and about 2/5 in from right-hand side, consisting of a Shaft House, large Powerplant, huge Ore-House; all white in this view; lot of dumps.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Just to the right of the Vindicator No. 1 is the (on this view) large red colored shaft house of the Lillie/Lilly/Lily Mine. This structure of the Lillie was later used as an experimental Mill for the Vindicator mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text * About center top/down and about 1/5 in from right-hand side is the Midland Terminal Independence Depot and tracks visible. There appears to be some form of snow on the ground in the foreground and on the hills and mountains in the distance background right, this gives the impression this might be a late winter photograph, possible 1908 as a year.
Sorting Categories:
Independence Townsite   Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Vindicator No. 2 - 232   Vindicator No. 1 - 233   Lillie - 234   Longfellow Mine - 235   
I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
23.06.2018 at USD 3.0
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]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6189
Description:
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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Victor, Colorado. The City Of Gold. Elevation 9735 Feet.backside of Victor, Colorado. The City Of Gold. Elevation 9735 Feet.
Media Info Last Updated:
08.07.2018 (09:20:49)
Title (on) Image:
Victor, Colorado. The City Of Gold. Elevation 9735 Feet.
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
Adolph Selige Publishing Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03032 [#5054]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#5054
Description:
View Victor from Squaw Mountain, made from same negative as some other known cards.
Sorting Categories:
Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Gold Coin - 288   St. Patrick - 297   
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Elkton [Mine and Townsite Area]backside of Elkton [Mine and Townsite Area]
Media Info Last Updated:
27.06.2018 (13:13:07)
Title (on) Image:
Elkton [Mine and Townsite Area]
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-01656 [#2512]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#2512
Description:
This view by Julia, as by last check of my database on June 27, 2018, I counted/know of 5 uses of this scene for various postcard editions/crops and as 1 photo one. This is the only postcard I've been able to get hold of though, as they been listed with too asking price… Sadly though, this view here has some lightning issues, especially on the left-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Scene is from a location along the Midland Terminal Switchback up to the Powerhouse of the Elkton Mine, the mine is the main focus here, but Raven Hill looms in the background and part of the houses in the townsite of Elkton is also visible. In addition, there are several railroad cars seen on the railroad business side of the mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Tornado Shaft House is seen up on the more northern slope of Raven Hill, about 1/4 down from top and about 2/7 in from left-hand side, with a sort of a cupola on top of the roof line. There used to be more shaft-houses seen on the hillside behinds the Elkton, but none seems to be there anymore.
Sorting Categories:
Elkton Townsite   Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Elkton Mine - 156   Tornado - 152   
I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
Elkton Mines, Cripple Creek Dist Colo.backside of Elkton Mines, Cripple Creek Dist Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
27.06.2018 (09:04:56)
Title (on) Image:
Elkton Mines, Cripple Creek Dist Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03406 [#5918]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#5918
Description:
This been a popular view by Julia, as by last check of my database on June 27, 2018, I counted/know of 26 uses of this scene for various postcard editions/crops, postcard folders and in other printed materials.
Sorting Categories:
Elkton Townsite   Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Elkton Mine - 156   Tornado - 152   
I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
13.11.2017 at USD 1.05
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]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#69
Description:
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
Strong Minebackside of Strong Mine
Media Info Last Updated:
17.06.2018 (12:26:44)
Title (on) Image:
Strong Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1909]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1909-01-01; Postcard scene dated only with 1909 opens up the whole year as a possible date
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1909-12-31; Postcard scene dated only with 1909 opens up the whole year as a possible date
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03506 [#6063]
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Description:
This view of the Strong Mine is quite a good one to tell how it looked sometime in 1909 when T.J. Hileman took the photo which was the base for this postcard view presented here. Down left is the yard of the F. & C.C. railroad, while the mainline of the Victor branch of the M.T. is shown entering the scene along the right-hand side, where there is also a side-spur for delivering coal to the powerplant of the Strong Mine for their operations, seen here with a single M.T, boxcar (no. 211) parked on the trestle, while the mainline where passenger trains was running is this side of that trestle, dropping downgrade to reach the Depot not seen in this view due to be behind the Strong Mine Ore-house.
graphic for visual presentation of text Just behind the before mention ore-house is the Ore-house and headframe of the Mary Cashen Mine seen, with dumps around it and some of their cribbing's is seen behind the big truss bridge coming out of the Strong Mine Ore-House, extending across the F. & C.C. yard unto another smaller bridge and taking it to a rock-house outside this view which delivered dump ore to Short Line cars to be used as ballast, fill-mass and similar along the lines, from what I have understood it as.
graphic for visual presentation of text Up near right top corner the dumps and Shaft House of the Ajax Mine is seen poking up into the sky, and about center left-right and about 1/5 down from top, there is the dump of the Nellie V. Mine with a smaller two-post Head Frame and a hoist house and shed together as a long structure from what I can gather in a high dpi scan of this view. This do not match what Sanborn 1908 say the Nellie V. mine was to look like, as that say it is a shaft house type of structure.
graphic for visual presentation of text I wonder if I see the Columbine Tunnel or if it is another one which is seen a distance to the left of the extension of Diamond Avenue up to the M.T. tracks in the higher dpi scans. Seen about 1/5 in from the left-hand side and 2/5 down from the top, a dump is there in addition to a tunnel portal and some sheds to the left of the adit opening.
Sorting Categories:
Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   Victor Town   
Mining Enties visible:
Strong Mine - 271   Ajax - 275   Nellie V. - 277   Mary Cashen - 272   
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Victor, Colo. "Two Miles High."backside of Victor, Colo. "Two Miles High."
Media Info Last Updated:
17.06.2018 (08:24:26)
Title (on) Image:
Victor, Colo. "Two Miles High."
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Jackson
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
Detroit Publishing Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00287 [#362]
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Description:
This view of Victor from Battle Mountain is a nice one when looking at the online sources of the non-postcard view. It holds so many goodies it is hard to describe them all.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe Gold Coin mine is seen in quite a nice look, just to the left of the center of the view.
graphic for visual presentation of textFurther up front is also seen the Ore-house of the Mary Cashen mine, with a near square head frame and part of the cribbing to hold the waste rock in place as they had not the same luxury as Gold Coin to transport waste away through a long tunnel.
graphic for visual presentation of text At left of the orehouse is the structures of the Victor Public Sampler, located just below the M.T. spurs and sort of sandwiched in between that and the switchback spur down to the orehouse of the Strong Mine further to the left, outside this view. Piece of the tail-end of that spur is seen along the cribbing and head frame of the Mary Cashen when looking near right hand side where the Victor depot of the M.T. is seen.
graphic for visual presentation of text Way of in the background, right of the Gold Coin but sort of just over the south part (left) part of the Gold Coin Club structure, the Golconda structures can be seen on the Internet sources when fully zoomed into the view. That mine is hard to find good images of.
Sorting Categories:
Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   Victor Town   
Mining Enties visible:
Mary Cashen - 272   Gold Coin - 288   
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03.01.2016 at USD 2.2901.06.2016 at USD 5.2516.05.2018 at USD 11.61
Hull City Mine, Bull Hill in the 1930-40's ? [darker]backside of Hull City Mine, Bull Hill in the 1930-40's ? [darker]
Media Info Last Updated:
21.05.2018 (17:35:00)
Title (on) Image:
Hull City Mine, Bull Hill in the 1930-40's ? [darker]
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03546 [#6191]
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Description:
This has always felt like a Bull Hill, eastern slope, type of mine to me, this being the first ever version of this view I've seen/got hold of. I've been searching high and low to try find proof to substantiate that feel though, but all had failed until I did a comparison with two other images in my collection found at DB-Ref. P-02385 & P-02386. With those, I figured it out! :-)
graphic for visual presentation of text Location is at the place of the former larger Hull City Mine, the cribbing seen further uphill in the background was part of the large Findley Dump and is also found in those two mentioned views. What happened to the much larger and well-known Hull City Mine I have no knowledge about, maybe it burned? Maybe it got tore down?
graphic for visual presentation of text Either way, as far as I can tell this view is at that location of the Hull City, so that is how it shall stay until that day someone can point out to me where I got mistaken. :-) But, why someone could mistake this for the Mary McKinney Mine is beyond my ability to understand, but someone wrote sometime in the past of this postcard's history on the backside a handwritten note claiming this to be the Mary McKinney Mine but that is plainly just wrong! That mine looks way different.
graphic for visual presentation of text If I compare this to P-02386 I need to look at the 1200dpi scan and there I find it about 1/3 down and about center sideways, where I look direct to the Ore-House part, with the Head-Frame to the right and the cribbing about twice the distance to the right there again – but it is impossible to tell the depth from this postcard view. If I compare the postcard to P-02385 I still need to look at the 1200dpi scan where I find it about 2/5 down from top and about 1/8 from right-hand side. Angle is about the same as on the other photo, can't say I get a better look either, both photographs are not sharp at this resolution.
graphic for visual presentation of text Back at the postcard view itself, the old Golden Circle Mainline is seen about 1/3 down from top, entering the view at left-side, climbing a little, hide behind a dump at the crib-wall, then being visible a little again before exiting behind a new dump at the right-hand side. Below the crib-wall, almost at middle top/down is the old grade of the High Line, and the Short Line Portland branch – long gone in this view as I see no line side poles, so this help dating the view to be after the demise of the Trolley Service in late 1919.
graphic for visual presentation of text * About 5/22 down from top and about 1/7 in from left-hand side, against the sky, is the top of the Head-frame at the Specimen Mine seen with its wheel about center of the top frame from left to right in this view – very hard to make out on the postcard scan, easier to see on my 1200dpi scan.
graphic for visual presentation of text * About 1/15 down from top and about 1/7 in from right-hand side is another Head-Frame seen, and I keep wondering if this might not be the eastern Lucky Guess shaft? Very hard to tell, the old shaft house is long gone.
Sorting Categories:
Independence Townsite   Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Hull City placer - 321   Specimen - 412   
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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.
Sorting Categories:
Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   Short Line Related   Trolley Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Economic Mill - 160   
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Independence Mine and Millbackside of Independence Mine and Mill
Media Info Last Updated:
12.05.2018 (09:04:46)
Title (on) Image:
Independence Mine and Mill
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:
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.
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
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.
Sorting Categories:
Golden Circle Related   Midland Terminal Related   Short Line Related   High Line   
Mining Enties visible:
Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   Independence Mill [aka Portland Independence]- 921   
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A View at the Strong Mine on the Southeastern Part of Victorbackside of A View at the Strong Mine on the Southeastern Part of Victor
Media Info Last Updated:
06.05.2018 (07:59:24)
Title (on) Image:
A View at the Strong Mine on the Southeastern Part of Victor
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03597 [#6242]
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Based on the ending price on this card I can see I was too crazy for it, as the other fellow was more keen then I had imagined and I should have respected that one, but I feel for the need to have feel as I do feel this image is helpful to me to understand better how the railroads changed over the years as this view do show how the old narrow gauge yard of the F. & C.C. has three lines of standard gauge tracks on them, filling in some blanks I have got after some other views from further west, looking more like southernly while this view is more westerly.
graphic for visual presentation of text Sadly, the left side of this view is more blurred then the rest, seen very easily on the higher resolution scans. I can see there are some railroad spurs there, and it looks like there is only a road surface on Diamond Avenue which dates this to be after the street track of the Trolley was ripped out, otherwise I should have been able to get a glimpse of tracks on left-hand edge about 1/3 up from bottom left.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Strong Mine is easily seen with its exposed Head frame and Ore-House in the foreground right, showing mine tracks crossing the Midland Terminal between the Head-Frame and the Ore-House.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background, high up on Squaw Mountain is seen the dump of the Nellie V. Mine, about 1/8 down from top, while the huge dumps to the upper right belongs to the massive operations at the Ajax Mine.
Sorting Categories:
Midland Terminal Related   Victor Town   
Mining Enties visible:
Strong Mine - 271   
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A Scene Looking West at Divide with the Big Cut for the Former Grade of the the Colorado Midlandbackside of A Scene Looking West at Divide with the Big Cut for the Former Grade of the the Colorado Midland
Media Info Last Updated:
02.05.2018 (23:56:53)
Title (on) Image:
A Scene Looking West at Divide with the Big Cut for the Former Grade of the the Colorado Midland
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03584 [#6229]
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This view made me scratch my head as it was listed as being in the District, but that it can't be as no place in the Cripple Creek District do it look like this, but, it got my head go looking and I ended up with this is a scene looking west up at Divide, Colorado! The cut seen must be the former grade of the Colorado Midland, where there still is a spur to some form of Industry as there is a planked trestle way to get to the top of those boxcars standing at end of the spur.
Sorting Categories:
Colorado Midland Related   Divide Town   Midland Terminal Related   
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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
Media Info Last Updated:
22.04.2018 (10:53:37)
Title (on) Image:
View West From Gold Hill Passed Houses and Across Trestle on M.T. Unto Town of Cripple Creek
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:
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.
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
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.
Sorting Categories:
Cripple Creek Town   Midland Terminal Related   Short Line Related   
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Broncho Busting Labor Day Victor [Looking Northerly]backside of Broncho Busting Labor Day Victor [Looking Northerly]
Media Info Last Updated:
14.04.2018 (10:39:07)
Title (on) Image:
Broncho Busting Labor Day Victor [Looking Northerly]
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
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.
graphic for visual presentation of text
Sorting Categories:
Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   Short Line Related   Victor Town   
Mining Enties visible:
Mary Cashen - 272   
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Midland Terminal Engine #55 on Excursion Train at Yard in Cripple Creekbackside of Midland Terminal Engine #55 on Excursion Train at Yard in Cripple Creek
Media Info Last Updated:
14.04.2018 (08:42:36)
Title (on) Image:
Midland Terminal Engine #55 on Excursion Train at Yard in Cripple Creek
Photographer [Date]:
Horace William Spencer Pontin
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
Horace William Spencer Pontin
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03106 [#5184]
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Description:
Sadly, this is not a very sharp card, it scans blurred and it is impossible to enhance out the details of the number on the engine. The front seems to fit the given info of No. 35, but the side under the engineer gives me the feel of a No. 25 more than the number 35, so it makes me wonder what engine it really was. Neither Numbers Existed on the Midland Terminal so in the end, after talking with a friend, we ended up it being No. 55.
graphic for visual presentation of text Location is at the M.T. Cripple Creek Yards, part of the Freight House can be seen behind the locomotive on the right, and the Engine House and Water-tank can be seen in background left.
Sorting Categories:
Cripple Creek Town   Midland Terminal Related   
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Independence Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.backside of Independence Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
13.04.2018 (16:19:54)
Title (on) Image:
Independence Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Schedin & Lehman
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
E.C. Kropp Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03278 [#5690]
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This view of the large Independence Mine has been a popular one as I've seen it appearing on lots of postcards where there are tiny differences in where the sides been cropped, and that goes for both the B&W card and the ones like these, that has been colored/painted. Also shown up in printed materials and postcard folders.
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene shows some Midland Terminal tracks in lower left, passing by and serving the Ore-House with the dark shades up the side of the structure due to the steam train used back then. A map I've seen also indicates that Ore-house to have had 3-rails, as in dual gauge, as to be served by the Golden Circle Railroad also.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further into the image, in from right-hand side and about middle top/down there is another Ore-House and the before mention map (page 301 in the 40-Miles to Fortune book by Allen Lewis) also say that this was served by dual gauge track. That map also says that the structure between those before mention ore-houses is a Mill – the one with the twin peaked roofs meeting each other, before going into a third peaked roof 90-degree turned from those two.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background, up against the sky, is the Portland Mine No. 1 seen in from the right-hand side, while about center sideways is the Ajax Mine visible against the sky.
Sorting Categories:
Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   Portland No. 1 [aka Burns Shaft] - 262   Ajax - 275   
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Independence Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.backside of Independence Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
13.04.2018 (15:32:22)
Title (on) Image:
Independence Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Schedin & Lehman
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
E.C. Kropp Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03405 [#5917]
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This view of the large Independence Mine has been a popular one as I've seen it appearing on lots of postcards where there are tiny differences in where the sides been cropped, and that goes for both the B&W card and the ones like these, that has been colored/painted. Also shown up in printed materials and postcard folders.
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene shows some Midland Terminal tracks in lower left, passing by and serving the Ore-House with the dark shades up the side of the structure due to the steam train used back then. A map I've seen also indicates that Ore-house to have had 3-rails, as in dual gauge, as to be served by the Golden Circle Railroad also.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further into the image, in from right-hand side and about middle top/down there is another Ore-House and the before mention map (page 301 in the 40-Miles to Fortune book by Allen Lewis) also say that this was served by dual gauge track. That map also says that the structure between those before mention ore-houses is a Mill – the one with the twin peaked roofs meeting each other, before going into a third peaked roof 90-degree turned from those two.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background, up against the sky, is the Portland Mine No. 1 seen in from the right-hand side, while about center sideways is the Ajax Mine visible against the sky.
Sorting Categories:
Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   Portland No. 1 [aka Burns Shaft] - 262   Ajax - 275   
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Anaconda Scene Showing Main Street & F. & C.C. Trackage | Anaconda 1908backside of Anaconda Scene Showing Main Street & F. & C.C. Trackage | Anaconda 1908
Media Info Last Updated:
09.04.2018 (18:39:24)
Title (on) Image:
Anaconda Scene Showing Main Street & F. & C.C. Trackage | Anaconda 1908
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Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00649 [#946]
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Description:
When I first got this, I did not believe the date of 1908 on it, but I've come to believe it as years went by and I did learn more about the District. Anaconda was said to be totally burned up in the 1904 fire that took most of the town, but I believe this upper portion, just below the Florence & Cripple Creek line, was saved from the flames and it was the lower portion of town that perished. I've seen an Anaconda view I know is after the fire and there are structures in this area here, looking rather sad and empty, but still standing and as many of them look the same as views from before fire they must have survived the fire.
graphic for visual presentation of text The quality of this card is not that good, I got hold of a better copy years later, but that also had issues with fading and damages, so I never got a great view of this scene! This view is taken from below the F. & C.C. grade, looking across the town towards Guyot Hill on the right part of this view and more like Raven hill on the left side of the image.
Sorting Categories:
Anaconda Townsite   Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   
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10.08.2009 at USD 77.0
Midland Terminal Engine #59 and Train Final Run 1949 Between Divide & Midlandbackside of Midland Terminal Engine #59 and Train Final Run 1949 Between Divide & Midland
Media Info Last Updated:
09.04.2018 (18:39:24)
Title (on) Image:
Midland Terminal Engine #59 and Train Final Run 1949 Between Divide & Midland
Photographer [Date]:
[06.02.1949]
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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00652 [#949]
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Description:
This view is from February 6, 1949 and the final M.T. Passenger run between Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek, a Rocky Mountain Railroad Club special. The seller said this is a slightly painted up Midland Terminal #59 Consolidation, crossing Colorado highway 67 just south of Divide. He also said that he rode this engine from Colorado Springs to Bull Hill in 1946, and it was a thrill for him.
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Midland Terminal Related   
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View East From Upper Independence Town Towards Vindicator Minebackside of View East From Upper Independence Town Towards Vindicator Mine
Media Info Last Updated:
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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Description:
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.
Sorting Categories:
Golden Circle Related   Independence Townsite   Midland Terminal Related   Short Line Related   High Line   
Mining Enties visible:
Vindicator No. 1 - 233   Vindicator No. 2 - 232   
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The Denver City Troop, Camp Goldfield, Colorado.backside of The Denver City Troop, Camp Goldfield, Colorado.
Media Info Last Updated:
06.04.2018 (16:24:31)
Title (on) Image:
The Denver City Troop, Camp Goldfield, Colorado.
Photographer [Date]:
E.A. Yelton & M.A. Wisda
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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03552 [#6197]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6197
Description:
While not being a great quality wise card on the image part, it still is an important view as it names the group of soldiers posing for the base negative of this scene, and to me that was important as I have a photograph from a slight different angle, same group of men, and now, thanks to this card, I have a link to who they might have been! Even of there is still confusion as I also know about a photograph of this scene, as found on Denver Public Library website as Call Number CHS.X9304.
graphic for visual presentation of text This card also helped me dig up the name of the Shaft House seen about straight up from the hat of the Officer up front, as that is the Chesapeake Shaft House, while those further back is too hard to make out. Cut off at the top more left, is the bridge carrying the Golden Circle track across the Midland Terminal tracks, and that is the info I have.
Sorting Categories:
Golden Circle Related   Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Chesapeake - 264   
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Mary McKinney Mine, Cripple Creek Districtbackside of Mary McKinney Mine, Cripple Creek District
Media Info Last Updated:
04.04.2018 (23:48:30)
Title (on) Image:
Mary McKinney Mine, Cripple Creek District
Photographer [Date]:

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Published By:
H.H.T. Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00469 [#568]
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Description:
I've seen this image used three times, for this card and another postcard where there are a couple of extra millimeters visible on the right-hand side, plus I've seen it used in a postcard folder.
graphic for visual presentation of text The view is from the railroad side of the Mary McKinney mine, showing several box cars parked on sidings nearby and at the mine itself. It also shows part of Anaconda at right-hand side about 1/3 up from bottom, the part that survived the 1904 fire, as I see no signs of structures at left side of image, and I believe there should been visible something there if the town was still there.
graphic for visual presentation of text The tracks in the foreground belong to the Midland Terminal, but the Mary McKinney mine was once served by dual gauge as the F. & C.C was also having a spur to the mine, entering in from left-hand side, running parallel with the Shaft House to serve that and the coal bins at the power plant seen with all those smokestacks to the right of the shaft-house.
graphic for visual presentation of text Behind the smokestacks of the Power House of the Mary McKinney you can see the Ore House of the Anaconda Mine, located down by the F. & C.C. yard in Anaconda, but image is too bad to really make out any details. Which is sad, as up on Gold Hill seen in the background, there is seen the Shaft House of the Anchoria-Leland about 1/4 in from right-hand side and about same from top, with the Ore-House and trestle of the Lexington Mine seen just to the right of the Anchoria-Leland.
graphic for visual presentation of text Or even more sad, there is visible a mill on the hill side above the Low Line grade, seen about 1/3 down from top and 1/7 in from right-hand side, a mill I believe might be known as Anaconda Mill, but I might be mistaken where that mill was located as info been a little scarce, but it fit the location of west slope Gold Hill.
Sorting Categories:
Anaconda Townsite   Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Mary McKinney - 136   Anaconda Mine - 92   Anchoria-Leland - 61   Lexington - 63   
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12.06.2011 at USD 11.6129.06.2013 at USD 9.99
Vindicator and Lillie Mines, Bull Hill District, Cripple Creek District, Colo.backside of Vindicator and Lillie Mines, Bull Hill District, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
04.04.2018 (23:38:21)
Title (on) Image:
Vindicator and Lillie Mines, Bull Hill District, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:
1907-12-31; The base image appears in a special Postcard folder with a 1907 Copyright to it, so the image can't be photographed later than this date.
Published By:
Jas. A. Jones
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00468 [#567]
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Description:
I've seen this image two times, this card and as a small view in a special type of Multiview postcard, that last one has a Copyright date of 1907 so that did help make this image even older than the date on this postcard view did.
graphic for visual presentation of text In foreground left bottom several houses of Independence Town are seen, with the Midland Terminal Depot down at the tracks. The massive dumps of the Vindicator, and the Lillie, dominates the scene, and while the paper and image quality is not that great being a printed card, the huge square like structure of the Lillie Mine is easy to pick out in this view, where it is located about center of the card, with the Vindicator No. 1 Shaft to left with its 3 smokestacks sending darker smoke to the sky.
Sorting Categories:
Independence Townsite   Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Vindicator No. 1 - 233   Lillie - 234   
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11.03.2013 at USD 13.0727.12.2017 at USD 8.9905.03.2018 at USD 4.75
AB. Lincoln Mine Cripple Creek Colobackside of AB. Lincoln Mine Cripple Creek Colo
Media Info Last Updated:
03.04.2018 (23:31:05)
Title (on) Image:
AB. Lincoln Mine Cripple Creek Colo
Photographer [Date]:
Young
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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03248 [#5658]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#5658
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While this card is not marked, the Text Title has same type of writing as another card with the Young name on it, so I assume it is taken by the photographer named Young.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Scene is in lower Poverty Gulch, looking towards Gold Hill in the background, with the large dump and operations of the Abe Lincoln Mine seen at the edge of the left-hand side, going into the image towards right. The Dump with a hole in the foreground I can't say at this moment in time [13.06.2017] which claim it was located on, so sorry I can't help with that.
graphic for visual presentation of text What I can say is that I assume this view to be in the 1930's or so, and there are seen two switch-stands about middle top/down on the right-half-part of this view, where I think the one closest to the right-hand edge is the one for a siding at the M.T. Wye below the old Midland Sampler site, while the one to the left is the one for the upper spur that went to the top side of the same Sampler. There also appears to have possible been a loading dock of woods at the end of the spur near the end of the mine dumps of the Abe Lincoln.
Sorting Categories:
Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Abe Lincoln - 52   
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Independence Mill [Portland Independence Mill]backside of Independence Mill [Portland Independence Mill]
Media Info Last Updated:
03.04.2018 (18:08:51)
Title (on) Image:
Independence Mill [Portland Independence Mill]
Photographer [Date]:

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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03197 [#5347]
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Dating this image of the Independence/Portland Independence Mill is not the easiest part, according to my husband the automobile seen is one from the 1920's due to its shape he said, and Sanborn 1919 map fits the railroad track quite well, so I would assume this is in middle to late 1920's. The track in the foreground still has trolley poles and hangers along the line, but the Golden Circle tracks is gone and only the roadbed is seen, with a switch from the High Line/Short Line roadbed up to a piece of the old Golden Circle roadbed, and then it will turn away to serve some part of the mill outside the view at left, according to the Sanborn map on Sheet 9 of the Victor 1919 set.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Trolley system in the District suffered a major fire in the Cripple Creek barn in 1919 and closed its operation that year, but that do not mean all poles, wires etc., was removed at once, hence not that useful to date with. But, I also see that the High Line was abandon in 1923, making this possible to be around that time frame. Info I have do indicate that a switchback spur existed from the location known as Taylor to the Portland Independence Mill till 1930, possible this might be part of that; hence, I can't tell for sure at this moment in time [27.05.2017]. I am not even sure where Taylor is, if it is the location near M.T. Bull Hill yards at Victor Pass, or the old location below the Portland No. 1 mine, info is a little scarce for me, but I think it is the one on Victor Pass.
Sorting Categories:
Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Independence Mill [aka Portland Independence]- 921   
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Sangre de Christo Range from Bull Hill, C. C. Short Line, Colo.backside of Sangre de Christo Range from Bull Hill, C. C. Short Line, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.04.2018 (11:37:44)
Title (on) Image:
Sangre de Christo Range from Bull Hill, C. C. Short Line, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:

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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03427 [#5944]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#5944
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Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   
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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:
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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Published By:
Noble Inc.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00312 [#398]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#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.
Sorting Categories:
Golden Circle Related   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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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]
Media Info Last Updated:
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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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#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.
Sorting Categories:
Cripple Creek Town   Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   Short Line Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Midget - 57   Anchoria-Leland - 61   Cripple Creek Sampler; along M.T. - 456   
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Victor City of Minesbackside of Victor City of Mines
Media Info Last Updated:
01.04.2018 (19:51:17)
Title (on) Image:
Victor City of Mines
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00626 [#931]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#931
Description:
The right part of this image is so blurred it is impossible to get anything useful out of it. Overall it is not a very sharp photo when scanned in high resolution, but it is among the better ones.
graphic for visual presentation of text The date of this is after the sale of the Gold Coin Mine to the Granite company, as the ore house of the Gold Coin has Granite written on it, making this after 1905 if memory serve me right.
graphic for visual presentation of text One fun thing is that you can actually see a glimpse of the American Eagle Mine, seen about 2/9 in from left-hand side and about 1/6 down from top of image, against the sky. In addition, lots of mines are seen and it is easy to see why Victor is dubbed City of Mines!
Sorting Categories:
Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   Victor Town   
Mining Enties visible:
Gold Coin - 288   Dead Pine - Oliver Shaft - 274   
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Drawing Rations, Camp Goldfield, Coloradobackside of Drawing Rations, Camp Goldfield, Colorado
Media Info Last Updated:
01.04.2018 (15:39:15)
Title (on) Image:
Drawing Rations, Camp Goldfield, Colorado
Photographer [Date]:
E.A. Yelton & M.A. Wisda [1903]
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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00161 [#223]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#223
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This view, also found at Denver Public Library as a true photograph, of bad quality due to being a printed type of image on a postcard, is credited to been photographed at Camp Goldfield during the Labor War in early 1900's, and being there is dual gauge seen at the junction in front left, this has to be close to the Portland Mine No. 1 as that is the only dual gauge I know of in that area. At a time, there was some dual gauge along part of the M.T. mainline near the original T. & B. Sampler below the Portland and I've heard there where dual gauge at the Eagle Sampler, but all this is close to the Portland Mine in my book.
graphic for visual presentation of text What all this leads to is me saying I can't say exact where this image was photographed! All I can say that is shows several soldiers standing among the tracks, and there is at least two, but I think might be three, cows with them, whereas two of the men seems to try milk one of the cows.
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Golden Circle Related   Midland Terminal Related   
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Golden Cycle Mine.backside of Golden Cycle Mine.
Media Info Last Updated:
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]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#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.
Sorting Categories:
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
The Portland Mine, Victor, Colo. | The Portland Mine GCRRbackside of The Portland Mine, Victor, Colo. | The Portland Mine GCRR
Media Info Last Updated:
31.03.2018 (23:17:57)
Title (on) Image:
The Portland Mine, Victor, Colo. | The Portland Mine GCRR
Photographer [Date]:
Schedin & Lehman
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Published By:
Mound City Post Card Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00184 [#247]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#247
Description:
Even if the listing on eBay claimed this to be a real photo print card, I would say it is not - I can clearly see the dots making up the picture, and when scanning it, it become even more visible. But, I've reworked it as best as I can. The image itself is a little dark, but useable as a description of how it once looked in the area.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the front you see just a tiny bit of a railroad bridge – this belongs to the original High Line Trolley line down Battle Mountain and crossing over the Midland Terminal tracks which is down in a cut here. There is also seen a footbridge crossing the same cut on the M.T. roadbed.
graphic for visual presentation of text Then you have the usual look of the Portland No. 1 Shaft & Ore-Houses up on the hill, with structures, some people, several logs & lumber spread around on the ground, and some houses, all below the mine.
Sorting Categories:
Midland Terminal Related   Trolley Related   
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20.01.2013 at USD 16.4910.10.2013 at USD 3.2505.01.2017 at USD 6.5
Mary McKinney Mine - Cripple Creek District.backside of Mary McKinney Mine - Cripple Creek District.
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (17:09:13)
Title (on) Image:
Mary McKinney Mine - Cripple Creek District.
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:
1906-12-31; Seen this mailed as a colored postcard January 8, 1907, and that took time to make, hence the December 31, 1906 latest date.
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00001 [#1]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#1
Description:
This large mine was once located near base of Guyot Hill in the outskirts of the town of Anaconda, with the F. & C.C. tracks passing below the mine (not seen) but with a siding/spur leading up to ore bins where you see 3 boxcars located beside the Shaft House in this image. The M.T. was also connected to this mine, making it dual gauge (3 rails track) just beside the mine structure.
graphic for visual presentation of text You can see the narrow-gauge F. & C.C. tracks disappearing behind the mine just below the roadbed of the M.T. heading towards Victor. This spur was in 1917 converted into standard gauge which allowed the M.T. access to the El Paso Mine on Beacon Hill.
Sorting Categories:
Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Mary McKinney - 136   
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17.05.2011 at USD 0.9904.08.2013 at USD 2.4917.02.2014 at USD 4.508.08.2015 at USD 3.9927.04.2017 at USD 5.5
Thompson Shaft From Elkton Minebackside of Thompson Shaft From Elkton Mine
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (15:47:53)
Title (on) Image:
Thompson Shaft From Elkton Mine
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P-00300 [#386]
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A scene just below the Elkton mine, looking across the MT track at the hill where the wye connection to the Low Line was located. You can still see part of the trestle sticking partly up from the fill.
graphic for visual presentation of text Unsure if the Thompson Mine was in the cut seen or up where the dump can be seen at the top of the hill at right.
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Elkton Townsite   Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Thompson Mine [aka Thomson lode] - 157   
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10.02.2014 at USD 17.5
Mary McKinney Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.backside of Mary McKinney Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
28.03.2018 (12:15:28)
Title (on) Image:
Mary McKinney Mine, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
O.E. Masters
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Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00633 [#923]
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Description:
Sadly, this view is not a good quality view, neither on this card or the other postcard I've seen used for from the source negative by O.E. Masters. No date is given with this view, and I can't tell if there are dual gauge tracks or not along the mine structure, but I see several boxcars on the M.T. siding opposite the mine so the view is at least while the railroad is still active in the District.
graphic for visual presentation of text There is a Franklin 1-cent Green Stamp on the backside, but no postmark, neither any writings on the card so no date help there either.
Sorting Categories:
Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Mary McKinney - 136   
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20.02.2012 at GBP 17.66
Cameron's Cone, Cripple Creek Short Line Ry., Colorado. [Error - It Should Be Marked Ute Pass, Along CM & MT]backside of Cameron's Cone, Cripple Creek Short Line Ry., Colorado. [Error - It Should Be Marked Ute Pass, Along CM & MT]
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26.03.2018 (13:49:43)
Title (on) Image:
Cameron's Cone, Cripple Creek Short Line Ry., Colorado. [Error - It Should Be Marked Ute Pass, Along CM & MT]
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
The Thayer Publishing Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00740 [#1088]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#1088
Description:
I seen this view several times claiming to be along the Short Line, but it really is a view along the Colorado Midland, later Midland Terminal grade in Ute Pass, looking out of Tunnel No. 3.
Sorting Categories:
Colorado Midland Related   Midland Terminal Related   
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04.07.2010 at USD 0.01
Reduction Works, Colorado City, Colo.backside of Reduction Works, Colorado City, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
26.03.2018 (13:43:05)
Title (on) Image:
Reduction Works, Colorado City, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:

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P-02181 [#3713]
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Description:
This postcard view of the massive Colorado-Philadelphia Mill, and the Standard Mill helps give the impression on how huge these mills can be, laying in the outskirts to the west of Colorado City, with what I believe is the mainline of the Colorado Midland seen along the bottom edge.
graphic for visual presentation of text If I am correct the structures to the right are part of the Standard Mill, while the ones furthest away, left side of the card, those are the structures of the Colorado-Philadelphia Mill.
Sorting Categories:
Colorado City   Colorado Midland Related   Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Colorado-Philadelphia Mill - 890   Standard Mill [aka Colorado-Standard Mill] - 1047   
I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
06.04.2010 at USD 13.519.07.2010 at USD 6.0
Anaconda A Mining Town In the Cripple Creek Dist.backside of Anaconda A Mining Town In the Cripple Creek Dist.
Media Info Last Updated:
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]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#5824
Description:
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!
Sorting Categories:
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:

Sorting Categories:
Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   Short Line Related   
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13.11.2017 at USD 0.99
Strong Mine [at Victor]backside of Strong Mine [at Victor]
Media Info Last Updated:
18.03.2018 (08:15:32)
Title (on) Image:
Strong Mine [at Victor]
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1909]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1909-01-01; Postcard scene dated only with 1909 opens up the whole year as a possible date
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1909-12-31; Postcard scene dated only with 1909 opens up the whole year as a possible date
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-02145 [#3677]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#3677
Description:
This view of the East & south side of the Strong Mine is quite a good one to tell how it looked sometime in 1909 when T.J. Hileman took the photo which was the base for this postcard view presented here. Down left is the yard of the F. & C.C. railroad, with its dual gauge tracks connected with the M.T. running passed the Ore-House of the Strong Gold Mining Company. Also, the mainline of the Victor branch of the M.T. is shown entering the scene along the right-hand side, where there is shown most of the side-spur for delivering coal to the powerplant of the Strong Mine for their operations, seen here with a single M.T, boxcar (no. 211) parked on the trestle, while the mainline where passenger trains were running is seen this side of that trestle, dropping downgrade to reach the Depot not seen in this view due to being behind the Strong Mine Ore-house.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Ore-House also has an open-air Ore-Bin type of structure to the east, where Gondola & Hopper type of railroad cars was run under to collect dump materials to be used for railroad work I assume. Also shown is the big truss bridge coming out of the Strong Mine Ore-House, extending across the F. & C.C. yard unto another smaller bridge and taking it to a rock-house outside this view which delivered dump ore to Short Line cars to be used as ballast, fill-mass and similar along the lines, from what I have understood it as.
graphic for visual presentation of text Just left of the single boxcar at the Coal-room part of the Strong mine, out on the crib-wall part left of the M.T. mainline is seen a small stone structure which Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Victor 1908 (sheet 0) say is the Powder Thawing House.
graphic for visual presentation of text Just behind the Strong ore-house is the Ore-house and headframe of the Mary Cashen Mine seen, with dumps around it and some of their cribbing's is seen behind the big truss bridge coming out of the Strong Mine Ore-House.
graphic for visual presentation of text Up near the right-top-corner the dumps and Shaft House of the Ajax Mine is seen poking up into the sky, and about center left-right and about 1/5 down from top, there is the dump of the Nellie V. Mine with a smaller two-post Head Frame and a hoist house and shed together as a long structure from what I can gather in a high dpi scan of this view. This do not match what Sanborn 1908 say the Nellie V. mine was to look like, as that say it is a shaft house type of structure.
graphic for visual presentation of text I wonder if I see the Columbine Tunnel or if it is another one which is seen a distance to the left of the extension of Diamond Avenue up to the M.T. tracks in the higher dpi scans. Seen about 1/5 in from the left-hand side and 2/5 down from the top, a dump is there in addition to a tunnel portal and some sheds to the left of the adit opening.
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Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   Victor Town   
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CRIPPLE CREEK MUSEUM [District Museum at Old MT Depot]backside of CRIPPLE CREEK MUSEUM [District Museum at Old MT Depot]
Media Info Last Updated:
18.03.2018 (08:02:51)
Title (on) Image:
CRIPPLE CREEK MUSEUM [District Museum at Old MT Depot]
Photographer [Date]:
Karl T.E. Gebhard
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
A. & S. Sales Company
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01730 [#2616]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#2616
Description:
[B]
graphic for visual presentation of textCRIPPLE CREEK MUSEUM
graphic for visual presentation of textCripple Creek, Colorado
graphic for visual presentation of textThis historic structure is the former Midland R.R. Terminal building and nowhouses' relics and displays pertinent to the fabulous Gold Rush days near the turn of the century.
Sorting Categories:
Cripple Creek Town   Midland Terminal Related   
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26.08.2012 at USD 0.95
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
Description:
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.
Sorting Categories:
Midland Terminal Related   Short Line Related   Victor Town   
Mining Enties visible:
Mary Cashen - 272   
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26.01.2011 at USD 34.017.11.2013 at USD 15.5
Mary McKinney Mine & Anaconda in foreground, with Guyot Hill in the Background with More Mines.backside of Mary McKinney Mine & Anaconda in foreground, with Guyot Hill in the Background with More Mines.
Media Info Last Updated:
17.03.2018 (22:37:56)
Title (on) Image:
Mary McKinney Mine & Anaconda in foreground, with Guyot Hill in the Background with More Mines.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00339 [#426]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#426
Description:

Sorting Categories:
Anaconda Townsite   Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   Trolley Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Mary McKinney - 136   Anaconda Mine - 92   
I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
31.01.2010 at USD 15.7511.12.2010 at USD 62.013.12.2010 at USD 54.9925.06.2011 at USD 22.0608.01.2013 at USD 33.030.05.2015 at USD 41.0
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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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03424 [#5938]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#5938
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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Sorting Categories:
Cripple Creek Town   Midland Terminal Related   Short Line Related   Trolley Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Moon Anchor - 56   
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People Posing on Hillside Near Train on a Railroad Mountain Day Trip Excursion Near Cripple Creek, Short Line [or Possible a M.T.] Train in Backgroundbackside of People Posing on Hillside Near Train on a Railroad Mountain Day Trip Excursion Near Cripple Creek, Short Line [or Possible a M.T.] Train in Background
Media Info Last Updated:
17.03.2018 (16:20:59)
Title (on) Image:
People Posing on Hillside Near Train on a Railroad Mountain Day Trip Excursion Near Cripple Creek, Short Line [or Possible a M.T.] Train in Background
Photographer [Date]:
[07.1912]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03495 [#6052]
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Description:
Card on the backside has a handwritten note from Laura saying they had this view taken in July (1912) away up in the mountains near Cripple Creek when they just went on a One Day excursion and had the finest time. Laura is living in Pueblo at this time (1833 6th street), but fail to mention which railroad they used. Some former owner of this card has written in pencil that this was a Midland Terminal R Excursion Tour Group, but I think more it was a trip on the Short Line this people was on. I can't tell where this is either way, so I'm open for any suggestions.
graphic for visual presentation of text Image is sadly so out of focus for anything other than those beings in front, so I can't tell anything from the passenger cars in the background, and my knowledge about the passenger cars used on the railroads are very limited so I can't tell from that either.
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Midland Terminal Related   
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Bennett Ave. Cripple Creek Looking West From Depotbackside of Bennett Ave. Cripple Creek Looking West From Depot
Media Info Last Updated:
17.03.2018 (08:51:19)
Title (on) Image:
Bennett Ave. Cripple Creek Looking West From Depot
Photographer [Date]:
Young
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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03619 [#6273]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6273
Description:
This view taken from the hill just east of the Midland Terminal Depot structure in Cripple Creek is not the sharpest version I've seen of this scene as a postcard, but it is a nice card showing how the town used to look back in the possible 1940's, not sure when the photograph was made/taken.
Sorting Categories:
Cripple Creek Town   Midland Terminal Related   
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18.02.2018 at USD 2.583
Vindicator #1.backside of Vindicator #1.
Media Info Last Updated:
14.03.2018 (11:38:15)
Title (on) Image:
Vindicator #1.
Photographer [Date]:
H. & H. Studio [Hileman & Hill]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:
1910-09-21; Postcard is handmarked with Sept. 22 for the note written, hence can't been photographed later than day before due to time to create card.
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03523 [#6091]
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Description:
This view of the Vindicator No. 1 surface structures is showing clearly how the trouble of getting rid of all the dump ore has made the whole area change into dumps and a myriad of pieces of structures, man-made things, rails and so on.
graphic for visual presentation of text The quality is not perfect on this card so details in the background is more lost then I like, but on the left-hand side, about 2/5 down from top, the High Line is entering the image, while a little bit lower there should be some dual gauge tracks as it was shared between the Golden Circle and the Midland Terminal, at least for a short time, can't tell from this image if they still do or not.
graphic for visual presentation of text What I can say is that the dual gauge track running this side of the Powder House seen near center top/down at left-hand side (with the curved roof, walls made in stone), and that the wood structure to the right is per Sanborn 1908 (sheet 15 of Victor set) a Store House, before the railroad ran between the whitish structure just to the left of the large smokestacks, and the darker brick structure with the dark roof hidden partly behind that before mention whitish structure that Sanborn indicates is the Powerplant for the Vindicator, while the brick structure was the Engine House/Hoist house.
graphic for visual presentation of text There is much in this scene, the covered walkway, seen about center top/down on the right half of the image, is running across a structure given to be an Ore-House, possible at one time connected to a railroad spur on the side we do not see, as the Short Line has its mainline down to Victor on the other side of it. The covered walkway ends in another Ore-House, one that still stands, partly, in the District if I am not too much mistaken, and which has a side-spur running through it, coming down the hill via a switchback spur seen partly in its various levels at the left-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background, hiding behind the before mention walkway, the roofs of what is left of the old Lillie Mine structures, reused as a mill plant, is seen poking up, hard to tell how it looked below the roof, but comparing this to known views of the Lilly/Lillie Mine the top tower part is removed by the time this view was photographed.
graphic for visual presentation of text--- Backside has some handwritten notes:
graphic for visual presentation of textYour card at hand. Like to had some of those fish you got. The weather has been fine here so far, this is a picture of the mine you remember it well. As ever your little friend Noel Y.
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Sorting Categories:
Golden Circle Related   Midland Terminal Related   High Line   
Mining Enties visible:
Vindicator No. 1 - 233   
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View Towards El Paso Mine on Beacon Hill From Along the Railroad Tracks of the Midland Terminal in 1930backside of View Towards El Paso Mine on Beacon Hill From Along the Railroad Tracks of the Midland Terminal in 1930
Media Info Last Updated:
14.03.2018 (11:37:56)
Title (on) Image:
View Towards El Paso Mine on Beacon Hill From Along the Railroad Tracks of the Midland Terminal in 1930
Photographer [Date]:
[1930]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03510 [#6067]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6067
Description:
This view from western slope of Guyot Hill unto Beacon Hill is taken from just above the Midland Terminal tracks around the hill on the route between Victor (towards left) and Cripple Creek (towards right), looking down to the el Paso Mine structures seen about 1/3 in from left and about 1/4 from the top. The switch; junction; turnout seen on the M.T. track is a little bit puzzling as I was under the impression that M.T. had reused the old F. & C.C. roadbed down to the El Paso, but if I am not mistaken that is shown here as ties only - seen about 2/5 up from bottom on the right-hand side and about center top/down on the left-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text Possible they had their own junction more west and this is the start of the El Paso branch, or this switch here is for something else and the El Paso branch is already closed. No idea, neither do I have a certain date, but someone has handwritten 1930 on the backside of the card; in addition to this text:
graphic for visual presentation of text ''This is between Victor and Cripple Creek - 6 miles apart.
graphic for visual presentation of text There was a car with 4 kids from here went over a 100 foot bank smashed the car all to pieces. Kids all hurt and in hospital.
graphic for visual presentation of text I knew all of them.''
Sorting Categories:
Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:
El Paso - 127   C. K. & N. - 126   
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Hull City Placerbackside of Hull City Placer
Media Info Last Updated:
14.03.2018 (11:36:51)
Title (on) Image:
Hull City Placer
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03505 [#6062]
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Description:
This was a new angle to me of the Hull City Mine, was very happy when I got a chance to get hold of this one!
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Golden Circle Related   Independence Townsite   Midland Terminal Related   
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Hull City placer - 321   
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