Scanned items: Postcards from My Collection
This Category: Anaconda Townsite, has a total of 8 images, as of 05.02.2019 (16:59:02).
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Mary McKinney Minebackside of Mary McKinney Mine
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29.07.2018 (13:23:39)
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Mary McKinney Mine
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P-03770 [#6430]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6430
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This card was even better then I though it was when I fought hard for it on eBay as it was clearer in the background part from what I had expected, which I am glad for as this came at a hefty price-tag! If I should complain about anything it is the part that the structure is not straight on the card but at an angle, so it feels like the photographer is either falling or was just lazy with the camera…
graphic for visual presentation of text Main focus is the massive Shaft Structure of the Mary McKinney Mine, here marked as Mary McKinney Mining Company, but one also see part of their Coal House at the right-hand side and even their Office can be glimpsed at the right-hand edge with its darker sidewall and a single window visible. Looking at the structure it has had some years to it as the roof is starting to look not that nice.
graphic for visual presentation of text Of other things to mentioned, the Ore-House of the Anaconda Mine is visible about 1/7 in from right-hand side and about halfway up from bottom, with the until not too many years ago still standing Blacksmith Structure partly visible behind it and covered much by the smokestack of the Coal House of the Mary McKinney.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Roadbed of the Midland Terminal is also just behind the Anaconda Orehouse, while the Low Line roadbed can be seen about 1/5 down from the top in upper right area. The High Line/Short Line grade up Gold Hill is also partly visible almost into the sky area, also in upper right area. In the foreground some M.T. railroad Gondola cars are visible, but the only one I feel I see number off is the one most to the left which is numbered 171, which appeared quite nice on my 1200dpi scan.
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Mary McKinney Mine {Large Pixels 1200dpi(Scaled down); Cropped; Enhanced; Straightened}   
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Anaconda Townsite   Short Line Related   High Line   Low Line   
Mining Enties visible:
Mary McKinney - 136   Anaconda Mine - 92   
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Mary McKinney Mine Cripple Creek Colo.backside of Mary McKinney Mine Cripple Creek Colo.
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21.07.2018 (22:53:26)
Title (on) Image:
Mary McKinney Mine Cripple Creek Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Young
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P-03846 [#6521]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6521
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This is the third crop edition of this photograph by Young, not sure if the source image is of better quality, but this postcard is not the best and the 1200dpi resolution scan kinda shows it as nothing is really sharp.
graphic for visual presentation of text I dare not date this view, but think it might be from the 1940's, the dumps around the Mary McKinney are huge and that massive crib-wall that used to stand along the road – both who been gone for a few years now when this is written in July 2018…
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Mary McKinney Mine Cripple Creek Colo. {Enhanced}   
Sorting Categories:
Anaconda Townsite   
Mining Enties visible:
Mary McKinney - 136   Morning Glory - 138   
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23.06.2018 at USD 3.0
Mary McKinney Mine Cripple Creek Colo.backside of Mary McKinney Mine Cripple Creek Colo.
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21.07.2018 (22:44:52)
Title (on) Image:
Mary McKinney Mine Cripple Creek Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Young
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P-00478 [#577]
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This view of the massive dumps at the Mary McKinney Mine at the former site of Anaconda town I think was photographed from the road to Cripple Creek, but I might be wrong, and it was taken from a hillside closer to the mine dump, hard to tell as all this is gone now.
graphic for visual presentation of text Raven Hill is seen in the background, and I see some mine structures still stand on the hill side. I would guess this view to be from around late 1930's to early 1940s, not sure when the photographer Young was active in the District, and I see no dating help in this view that appears to be a slightly cropped down along three edges postcard.
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Anaconda Townsite   
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Mary McKinney - 136   
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Great slopes filled with old mines and mine dumps at Cripple Creek, Colorado. "The World's Greatest Gold Camp."backside of Great slopes filled with old mines and mine dumps at Cripple Creek, Colorado. "The World's Greatest Gold Camp."
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10.04.2018 (09:40:17)
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Great slopes filled with old mines and mine dumps at Cripple Creek, Colorado. "The World's Greatest Gold Camp."
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Sanborn Souvenir Co., Inc.
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P-00933 [#1314]
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This postcard had the numbers & title text on backside, but even that was not really useful for saying where in the District this view was located. Today this is gone for good, being in Squaw Gulch at the former site of Anaconda town, looking at the saddle between Raven Hill at left and Guyot Hill at right. The former grade of the Florence & Cripple Creek, later the main road between Victor (coming in at right) and Cripple Creek, is seen below the massive Crib-wall of the Mary McKinney mine at the right side of this view.
graphic for visual presentation of text Lots of Gold in these hills, seeing they have open-pitted the whole area in modern day operations…
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Anaconda Townsite   
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18.11.2010 at USD 0.5
Anaconda Scene Showing Main Street & F. & C.C. Trackage | Anaconda 1908backside of Anaconda Scene Showing Main Street & F. & C.C. Trackage | Anaconda 1908
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09.04.2018 (18:39:24)
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Anaconda Scene Showing Main Street & F. & C.C. Trackage | Anaconda 1908
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P-00649 [#946]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#946
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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.
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Anaconda Townsite   Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   
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10.08.2009 at USD 77.0
Mary McKinney Mine, Cripple Creek Districtbackside of Mary McKinney Mine, Cripple Creek District
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04.04.2018 (23:48:30)
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Mary McKinney Mine, Cripple Creek District
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H.H.T. Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00469 [#568]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#568
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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   
I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
12.06.2011 at USD 11.6129.06.2013 at USD 9.99
Anaconda A Mining Town In the Cripple Creek Dist.backside of Anaconda A Mining Town In the Cripple Creek Dist.
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18.03.2018 (16:12:07)
Title (on) Image:
Anaconda A Mining Town In the Cripple Creek Dist.
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1909-08-01; Postage Stamp used was Issued from December 1908, and 190(9?) appears barely to lower right of stamp.
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P-03319 [#5824]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#5824
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This is a GREAT view I JUST had to GET!!! Hopefully this is made of better paper than my 2012 edition of this card, as on that one, lots of small sort of bubbles and scan not so sharp and well. In addition there was alot of reflections in it, and, the image is way dark and do not enhance very well.
graphic for visual presentation of text But, for the view it shows, and the areas I can see it sure beats having no such view at all!! :-)
graphic for visual presentation of text And, this is still the first image I ever seen showing what I believe is the Anaconda Mill up on Gold Hill above the Low Line grade between the Anchoria-Leland and the Mary McKinney mine in this view!
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Anaconda Townsite   Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   Short Line Related   Trolley Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Mary McKinney - 136   Le Claire or Sunset [aka Peggy Mine] - 334   Anaconda Mine - 92   E. Porter Gold King - 65   Anchoria-Leland - 61   
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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.
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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
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P-00339 [#426]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#426
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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

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