Scanned items: Postcards from My Collection
This Category: Trolley Related, has a total of 41 images, as of 20.08.2018 (11:35:27).
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Cripple Creek, Colorado.backside of Cripple Creek, Colorado.
Media Info Last Updated:
15.08.2018 (08:45:18)
Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek, Colorado.
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1901-03: I see rails on the Short Line grade on Gold Hill, which was laid around March 1901.
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1903-09; This as the abandonment of the original High Line seen in the foreground of this view dates to September 1903.
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00634 [#924]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#924
Description:
This view and variations of it is among the very top most used views when it comes to postcards and images in books and other printed sources to show the town of Cripple Creek, or even the District itself. The stage/scene is Gold Hill, with Mt. Pisgah in the background/distance, just left of the sideway center.
graphic for visual presentation of text In foreground left, about 1/3 up from bottom and about 1/7 in from left-hand side is the surface structures of the Moon-Anchor mine, with the roadbed of the High Line electric, and the Short Line railroad, in this side of the structure, not the best view to pick those out though.
Sorting Categories:
Cripple Creek Town   Short Line Related   High Line   
Mining Enties visible:
Moon Anchor - 56   
I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
30.08.2015 at USD 2.511.06.2018 at USD 0.19
Birds-Eye View of Elkton, Colo.backside of Birds-Eye View of Elkton, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
08.08.2018 (16:34:26)
Title (on) Image:
Birds-Eye View of Elkton, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

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

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03287 [#5704]
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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A View at the Ore House of the Index Mining & Milling Companybackside of A View at the Ore House of the Index Mining & Milling Company
Media Info Last Updated:
01.08.2018 (11:09:58)
Title (on) Image:
A View at the Ore House of the Index Mining & Milling Company
Photographer [Date]:

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

Published By:

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

I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
15.06.2018 at USD 34.33
Mary McKinney Minebackside of Mary McKinney Mine
Media Info Last Updated:
29.07.2018 (13:23:39)
Title (on) Image:
Mary McKinney Mine
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03770 [#6430]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6430
Description:
This card was even better then I though it was when I fought hard for it on eBay as it was clearer in the background part from what I had expected, which I am glad for as this came at a hefty price-tag! If I should complain about anything it is the part that the structure is not straight on the card but at an angle, so it feels like the photographer is either falling or was just lazy with the camera…
graphic for visual presentation of text Main focus is the massive Shaft Structure of the Mary McKinney Mine, here marked as Mary McKinney Mining Company, but one also see part of their Coal House at the right-hand side and even their Office can be glimpsed at the right-hand edge with its darker sidewall and a single window visible. Looking at the structure it has had some years to it as the roof is starting to look not that nice.
graphic for visual presentation of text Of other things to mentioned, the Ore-House of the Anaconda Mine is visible about 1/7 in from right-hand side and about halfway up from bottom, with the until not too many years ago still standing Blacksmith Structure partly visible behind it and covered much by the smokestack of the Coal House of the Mary McKinney.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Roadbed of the Midland Terminal is also just behind the Anaconda Orehouse, while the Low Line roadbed can be seen about 1/5 down from the top in upper right area. The High Line/Short Line grade up Gold Hill is also partly visible almost into the sky area, also in upper right area. In the foreground some M.T. railroad Gondola cars are visible, but the only one I feel I see number off is the one most to the left which is numbered 171, which appeared quite nice on my 1200dpi scan.
Extra Image Links:
Mary McKinney Mine {Large Pixels 1200dpi(Scaled down); Cropped; Enhanced; Straightened}   
Sorting Categories:
Anaconda Townsite   Short Line Related   High Line   Low Line   
Mining Enties visible:
Mary McKinney - 136   Anaconda Mine - 92   
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Cripple Creek District - Cripple Creek Short Linebackside of Cripple Creek District - Cripple Creek Short Line
Media Info Last Updated:
28.07.2018 (09:45:26)
Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek District - Cripple Creek Short Line
Photographer [Date]:
Louis Charles McClure
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1900-09-09; This day the Low Line Started Regular Services, and as part of its roadbed at Squaw Mountain is visible, it can be earlier.
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1907-01-29; As by early morning the next day, the Mill burned down and never got rebuilt.
Published By:
Homemade; Pasted Brochure Image on Postcard
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03797 [#6457]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6457
Description:
This turned out to NOT be a regular postcard, which I thought it to be, bought with 7 other cards, where they all came from a Cripple Creek Short Line Brochure where there are views on one side and maps and info text on the other side, and where the image parts have been cut and pasted unto some unknown postcard and the saved for posterity in that way.
graphic for visual presentation of text This particular card is pasted unto a postcard marked on the backside as 'The San Diego on Broadway' with details, including a specific Panama-California Exposition San Diego Logo. Also, hand written in a pencil is the number 178. Looking at other cards, I think this was done as a memory of a trip to that specific California Exposition, which was from January 1, 1915 to January 1, 1917.
graphic for visual presentation of text -> View is from western slope of Bull Hill, near the High Line where it passes by the Logan mine, looking down Eclipse Gulch, passed one of the shafts on the Gold Sovereign Mine, with the Cresson Mine seen at the bottom about 1/3 up from bottom and 1/4 in from right-hand side. Further up Raven Hill the Moose Mine is seen about halfway down from top right and about 1/5 in from right-hand side. The train seen on the tracks near upper left is drawn in on the Golden Circle main line circling around Battle Mountain.
Extra Image Links:
Cripple Creek District - Cripple Creek Short Line {Large Pixels 600dpi}   
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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The John A. Logan Mine. Cripple Creek, Colo.backside of The John A. Logan Mine. Cripple Creek, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (15:06:57)
Title (on) Image:
The John A. Logan Mine. Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1908]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1908-01-01; Date is a guestimate due to postcard appearing to have that date on it as a Copyright Applied For entry.
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1908-12-31; Date is a guestimate due to postcard appearing to have that date on it as a Copyright Applied For entry.
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03842 [#6517]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6517
Description:
Date is a guestimate, I have a card where there is written something about Copyright Applied for in bottom right, name Hileman and what appears to be an 8 in front of that, sadly that card is partly messed up in that area so can't read it fully. And this card here seems to have 08 barely visible on the backside where the stamp is, impossible to make out though…
graphic for visual presentation of text The focus is the large shaft House of the John A. Logan Mine, also known as the Logan Shaft of the Stratton Cripple Creek Mining & Development Company. I've often wondered why there was not a spur to the Ore House as the High Line/Short Line branch line to the Blue Bird Mine was just below it, but I never ever seen evidence for such a spur.
graphic for visual presentation of text To show how close they were, the Blue Bird Branch-line is partly seen climbing the hill in lower right, just above the title text of the card, and passing behind the small mine operation with the big trestle work in lower left. The trestle itself crosses the mainline of the High Line track, the two legs at left corner is across the tracks and they dumped their waste down the hill from the west (opposite) side of the Trolley and Steam train used track.
Extra Image Links:
The John A. Logan Mine. Cripple Creek, Colo. {Large Pixels 900dpi; Straightened}   
Sorting Categories:
Short Line Related   High Line   
Mining Enties visible:
John A. Logan - 311   
I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
23.06.2018 at USD 3.0
A View at the Slime Dam East of the Independence Mill, with Bull Hill/Bull Cliffs in the Distancebackside of A View at the Slime Dam East of the Independence Mill, with Bull Hill/Bull Cliffs in the Distance
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (13:47:33)
Title (on) Image:
A View at the Slime Dam East of the Independence Mill, with Bull Hill/Bull Cliffs in the Distance
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03640 [#6297]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6297
Description:
Sadly, not the best quality view, blurred, possible due to the copy nature of this view? The view itself is from the Slime Dam below/east of the Independence Mill, possible by time this view was made, also known as the Portland-Independence Mill – can't tell for sure as I have no date on this view. It is looking up the valley where Wilson Creek ran, Bull Hill/Cliffs in distant background.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The covered Head-Frame of the Vindicator No. 1 Mine appears to be visible about center sideways and about 2/5 down from the top.
graphic for visual presentation of text * Smokestack of the La Bella Powerplant Structure is also seen, just left and below of the before mentioned Vindicator.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The Black Sampler, or Cripple Creek Sampler upon Victor Pass is seen about 2/5 down from the top and about 3/7 in from the right-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The Eagle Sampler is seen also about 2/5 down from the top and about 1/4 in from left-hand side, seen as a whitish structure against the background hill.
graphic for visual presentation of text * I feel I can see both the Golden Circle roadbed and the Short Line/High Line roadbeds in this view, about 5/11 down from top along left-side, there appears to be line-side poles on the lower Short Line grade, with the Golden Circle tracks above it if they still are there when the photo this is based on was made.
Extra Image Links:
A View at the Slime Dam East of the Independence Mill, with Bull Hill/Bull Cliffs in the Distance {Cropped; Enhanced}   
Sorting Categories:
Golden Circle Related   Short Line Related   High Line   
Mining Enties visible:
Eagle Sampler - 256   Vindicator No. 1 - 233   Black Sampler [aka CC Sampler Bull Hill] - 230   Independence Mill [aka Portland Independence]- 921   
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The John A. Logan Minebackside of The John A. Logan Mine
Media Info Last Updated:
16.07.2018 (11:43:37)
Title (on) Image:
The John A. Logan Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1908-01-01; Date is a guestimate due to postcard appearing to have that date on it as a Copyright Applied For entry.
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1908-12-31; Date is a guestimate due to postcard appearing to have that date on it as a Copyright Applied For entry.
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-02498 [#4220]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#4220
Description:
Date is a guestimate, I have a near identical card, almost same angle, and the dumps looks to be the same size. In fact, all looks so alike that at first, I thought they were the same card – except when I put them side by side I suddenly noticed there was one difference in the foreground bottom where the other card had a structure where this card lacks that structure! But, as all rest looks so alike I think those two are photographed not that far apart in time. My other card has some text written with something about Copyright Applied for in bottom right, name Hileman and what appears to be an 8 in front of that, but sadly that card is partly messed up in that area so can't read it fully. Still, it makes me believe this is same year…
graphic for visual presentation of text The focus of the image is the large shaft House of the John A. Logan Mine, also known as the Logan Shaft of the Stratton Cripple Creek Mining & Development Company. I've often wondered why there was not a spur to the Ore House as the High Line/Short Line branch line to the Blue Bird Mine was just below it, but I never ever seen evidence for such a spur.
graphic for visual presentation of text To show how close the Ore-House is to the track, the Blue Bird Branch-line is partly seen climbing the hill in lower right, from about 1/3 in from right-hand side and till the right-hand side and is passing behind the small mine operation with the big trestle work in lower left. The trestle itself crosses the mainline of the High Line track, and they dumped their waste down the hill from the west (opposite) side of the Trolley and Steam train used track, outside this postcard view.
Extra Image Links:
The John A. Logan Mine {Enhanced}   
Sorting Categories:
Short Line Related   High Line   
Mining Enties visible:
John A. Logan - 311   
I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
01.03.2012 at USD 20.0
A View at the Vindicator and Lillie Mines on Bull Hill, with the M.T. Independence Depot in Foreground Rightbackside of A View at the Vindicator and Lillie Mines on Bull Hill, with the M.T. Independence Depot in Foreground Right
Media Info Last Updated:
15.07.2018 (12:14:30)
Title (on) Image:
A View at the Vindicator and Lillie Mines on Bull Hill, with the M.T. Independence Depot in Foreground Right
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

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

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03544 [#6189]
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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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]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#5688
Description:
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]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6279
Description:
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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Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Colo.backside of Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
24.04.2018 (00:02:52)
Title (on) Image:
Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1908]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03335 [#5843]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#5843
Description:
I know by time of this writing [08.04.2018] of 24 uses of the base negative/photo seen here on this painted/colored postcard view, so this view has been a popular one!
graphic for visual presentation of text
graphic for visual presentation of text* 23.04.2018 I saw a note on Facebook with a Newspaper clipping from February 10, 1969 where the writer said the Trolley turned up Third Street from Myers, down Bennett to stop at corner with Second, before down 2md Street to Myers.
Sorting Categories:
Cripple Creek Town   Trolley Related   
Mining Enties visible:

I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
View East on Victor Avenue with Trolley Tracks in Middle of Street, Some Form of Festivities Going on, Possible 4th of Julybackside of View East on Victor Avenue with Trolley Tracks in Middle of Street, Some Form of Festivities Going on, Possible 4th of July
Media Info Last Updated:
15.04.2018 (13:39:57)
Title (on) Image:
View East on Victor Avenue with Trolley Tracks in Middle of Street, Some Form of Festivities Going on, Possible 4th of July
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03575 [#6220]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6220
Description:
The enhanced version of this postcard was made as the original was more sort of dull and this become a better-looking copy of it. Image shows Victor Avenue, Victor, looking east along the single Trolley track in the middle of the street, there are some form of festivities going on – someone wrote 4th of July on the backside of the card but I do not know if that is correct as all those strange-looking banner-like flags hanging down make it feel more like something else.
graphic for visual presentation of text Sadly the image is not very sharp, it did not scan that well, but a look at a higher resolution scan do not give more answers as while there appear to be someone walking for some form of banner along the tracks about 1/3 up from bottom of view, I wonder if that not is a form for flag hanging on some of the wires crossing the street instead, I can't fully make it out but see not clear legs so I don't think it is a person walking. That would make all those people lining the street waiting for something else, I wonder what that else was.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Gold Coin Mine is seen in upper left, with a flag at top of the Shaft House, and that dates this image to be before the mine was tore down at least, but I see no smoke from the huge smokestack, so it may not run, or at least burn something that produces smoke the day this image was made! Sadly, a pole covers the side of the Ore-House, so I can't see of there is any lettering on it, so can't tell if this is marked Granite or not.
Sorting Categories:
Low Line   Victor Town   
Mining Enties visible:
Gold Coin - 288   
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Goldfield, Colo.backside of Goldfield, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
14.04.2018 (11:24:02)
Title (on) Image:
Goldfield, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03336 [#5844]
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Description:
This is a view I Just had to Get!!! Various reason, like for instance, up on Victor Pass in the background is seen the still standing structures of the old Taylor & Brunton Sampler for instance... Sadly the camera-lens used has issued on the left and right hand sides where they are blurred and not very sharp, neither is the background sharp so details are not that easy to pick out.
graphic for visual presentation of text The town of Goldfield is seen in all its glory so to speak, from the church near right-hand side along what is known as Victor Avenue, to the dumps of the Golden Cycle mine on the left-hand side, and the huge structure making up the Jefferson School in foreground left, with its huge high and wide roof and massive chimneys or what those 4 tower-like parts poking up from the roof really was. Independence Avenue is seen running up the valley towards Victor Pass behind the school.
graphic for visual presentation of text Jefferson School was mention as torn down during the timeframe 1928-1929 in the booklet ''Gold Camp Indian Summer'', which would date this image to be taken some time before that, but exact when is an unknown.
Sorting Categories:
Goldfield Townsite   Short Line Related   Trolley Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Gold Knob - 250   T. and B. Sampler (Bull Hill) - 231   
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View of Parade Preparation Along Between 9th & 10th Street on Victor Avenue in Goldfield, Colorado, with City Hall in Background Right & the Roman Catholic Church Front Right.backside of View of Parade Preparation Along Between 9th & 10th Street on Victor Avenue in Goldfield, Colorado, with City Hall in Background Right & the Roman Catholic Church Front Right.
Media Info Last Updated:
14.04.2018 (11:08:42)
Title (on) Image:
View of Parade Preparation Along Between 9th & 10th Street on Victor Avenue in Goldfield, Colorado, with City Hall in Background Right & the Roman Catholic Church Front Right.
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03143 [#5267]
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Description:
This is one Great Card I think! Do not know the occasion but people are gathering preparing for some form of a Parade here in front of the Roman Catholic Church in Goldfield, seen partly at Front Right. This are putting them on Goldfield's Victor Ave., between 9th & 10th Street, in the distance we see the City Hall with the High Line/Short Line grade seen nearly halfway down from top left corner just to the left. Quite much planked walkways visible in this view, love it!
Sorting Categories:
Goldfield Townsite   Short Line Related   Trolley Related   High Line   
Mining Enties visible:

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Jessie & Lon Brockshire Posing at the Depot Along the High Line/Short Line in Goldfield, Coloradobackside of Jessie & Lon Brockshire Posing at the Depot Along the High Line/Short Line in Goldfield, Colorado
Media Info Last Updated:
14.04.2018 (09:38:14)
Title (on) Image:
Jessie & Lon Brockshire Posing at the Depot Along the High Line/Short Line in Goldfield, Colorado
Photographer [Date]:

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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03141 [#5265]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#5265
Description:
When I got a change to get hold of this view I just had to take the opportunity, came at a high cost but it is as dearly to me as I think it was to the couple Jessie & Lon Brockshire who is Posing here at the Goldfield Depot along the High Line/Short Line grade through Goldfield, Colorado.
Sorting Categories:
Goldfield Townsite   Short Line Related   Trolley Related   
Mining Enties visible:

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North Fourth Street Victor Coloradobackside of North Fourth Street Victor Colorado
Media Info Last Updated:
14.04.2018 (09:24:29)
Title (on) Image:
North Fourth Street Victor Colorado
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03138 [#5262]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#5262
Description:
I am pretty sure there is still Trolley tracks in Victor Avenue by the time this photo was taken as there appears to be some visible as the 4th street crosses over Victor Avenue, just above the text giving the title of the postcard view. There are several signs visible, like the one for the 'Monte Carlo Bar' hanging on the Bank Block Structure that is to be Victor Hotel in modern times. There is also a 'H.H. Rosser Pool Cigars' sign and into the view at right, large lettering on side of wall along Diamond Avenue is a lettering saying 'Victor Studio', seen about 1/4 up from bottom.
Sorting Categories:
Trolley Related   Victor Town   
Mining Enties visible:

I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
01.02.2017 at USD 29.99
Mines in Cripple Creek District | "A Flock of Cripple Creek Mines"backside of Mines in Cripple Creek District | "A Flock of Cripple Creek Mines"
Media Info Last Updated:
10.04.2018 (10:54:52)
Title (on) Image:
Mines in Cripple Creek District | "A Flock of Cripple Creek Mines"
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1908]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1908-01-01
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1908-12-31
Published By:
C.E. Cole
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00989 [#1457]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#1457
Description:
This view is not the best edition of this 1908 photo/negative by Hileman that I've seen, but it is one of the ten I so far has a record of [10.04.2018] and they all share the same view at western Slope of Bull Hill with the railroad cars seen near bottom being at the end of the Gold Sovereign branch/spur off the High Line/Short Line grade seen about 1/3 down from the top. Blue Bird Mine is at the top of the image, against the sky.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further down, to the right, along the Short Line/High Line grade is the Dante operations taking place with two boxcars seen below their Crib-wall, and then about center of view is the Trilby Mine operation and the Trilby Mill seen to the right of the mine.
graphic for visual presentation of text Near bottom left is one of the many Shafts on the gold Sovereign, where I so far have been unable to learn which shaft is where, so I dare not say other then that one of the shafts has been burned and only the left-overs are seen in this view.
Sorting Categories:
Short Line Related   High Line   
Mining Enties visible:
Blue Bird - 209   Dante - 335   Trilby - 333   
I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
06.03.2011 at USD 1.24527.01.2013 at USD 11.6123.04.2014 at USD 6.526.01.2016 at USD 23.5
Poverty Gulch, Cripple Creek District, Colo.backside of Poverty Gulch, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
09.04.2018 (18:39:24)
Title (on) Image:
Poverty Gulch, Cripple Creek District, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
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Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
The Great Western Post Card and Novelty Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00189 [#255]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#255
Description:
I seen this view as five postcards;
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W, dark view, text at bottom partly cut off.
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W, slightly brighter card, one get to see some of the details a little better, but bottom text is even cut more off by a couple of mm.
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W, great quality look, not dark, different kind of paper used I think, and non of the text at the bottom is cut and you even get a little more of a structure shown.
graphic for visual presentation of textColored view, not the best look (this postcard).
graphic for visual presentation of textB/W, kinda dark, looks to be a good quality though, has several mm missing on left side but several more shown on the right side from the other known 4 views. Several mm of view below the bottom text too.
Sorting Categories:
Short Line Related   Trolley Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Abe Lincoln - 52   Lillie [aka Lilly or Lily]; Poverty Gulch - 53   Rebecca Mine - 1000   
I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
29.03.2011 at USD 8.7602.12.2012 at USD 2.9902.03.2013 at USD 5.9921.03.2013 at USD 3.3328.04.2013 at USD 3.99524.11.2014 at USD 15.013.07.2015 at USD 8.507.08.2017 at USD 35.0
Dr. Jackpot Mine. Mary McKinney Mine. Cripple Creek, Colo.backside of Dr. Jackpot Mine. Mary McKinney Mine. Cripple Creek, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
07.04.2018 (17:24:15)
Title (on) Image:
Dr. Jackpot Mine. Mary McKinney Mine. Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
SL & Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01291 [#2013]
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Description:
This view across Squaw Gulch towards Raven Hill Mines starts out with the huge Crib-wall of the Mary McKinney near bottom with two railroad cars on the Florence & Cripple Creek seen below the wall. The Mary McKinney is the huge Shaft-house seen dominating the right-hand side about middle top/down. Further up on same side the grade of the Low Line can be seen about 1/5 down from top, with several smaller Shafts of the Work Company seen spread around the hill.
graphic for visual presentation of text On the left-hand side, about 1/3 down from top the Morning Glory is seen with its big dump out on the hillside with Dr. Jackpot Operations seen further up the hill with an Ore-house about 1/5 down from top and about 1/4 in from left-hand side.
Sorting Categories:
Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Trolley Related   
Mining Enties visible:

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21.09.2011 at USD 35.013.10.2011 at USD 15.007.05.2013 at USD 34.33
Gold Mines in Cripple Creek District.backside of Gold Mines in Cripple Creek District.
Media Info Last Updated:
07.04.2018 (16:54:35)
Title (on) Image:
Gold Mines in Cripple Creek District.
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1908]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
SL & Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-03367 [#5878]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#5878
Description:
This is a clearer edition of the card then my previous buy of this scene from this publisher of this card.
graphic for visual presentation of text This is a scene on western slope of Bull Hill, the more southern part of it, showing how compact the whole scene could be. Sadly, the card is of the darker type so not easy to make it better to look at, but I do have another somewhat better-looking postcard of same scene so overall it is not that important to me that this is not the best view. Actually, the base image was somewhat popular as I've seen it used for 9 postcard editions and at least in one printed source – a picture book for Short Line railroad.
graphic for visual presentation of text There are many mines seen in this view, where the mine just right of center top is the Blue Bird Mine, while Dante Mine is the next mine below with its Number 1 & 2 Shafts if I am not too much mistaken seen about 1/4 down from the top at left and right-hand sides.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Trilby Mine is seen about center top/down and just right of the sideway center, below the Blue Bird, this mine also has a small mill as seen towards the right-hand side. To the left of the Trilby is various Gold Sovereign Mine operations, the main shaft has burned in this view, but one of the other Head Frames are standing near lower left corner, at the end of the siding known as the Gold Sovereign Branch, leaving the High Line/Short Line grade outside this view some distance outside the view at right.
Sorting Categories:
Short Line Related   Trolley Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Blue Bird - 209   Dante - 335   Trilby - 333   
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Gold Mines in Cripple Creek District.backside of Gold Mines in Cripple Creek District.
Media Info Last Updated:
07.04.2018 (16:54:23)
Title (on) Image:
Gold Mines in Cripple Creek District.
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1908]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
SL & Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-01911 [#3292]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#3292
Description:
This is a scene on western slope of Bull Hill, the more southern part of it, showing how compact the whole scene could be. Sadly, the card is of the darker type so not easy to make it better to look at, but I do have another somewhat better-looking postcard of same scene so overall it is not that important to me that this is not the best view. Actually, the base image was somewhat popular as I've seen it used for 9 postcard editions and at least in one printed source – a picture book for Short Line railroad.
graphic for visual presentation of text There are many mines seen in this view, where the mine just right of center top is the Blue Bird Mine, while Dante Mine is the next mine below with its Number 1 & 2 Shafts if I am not too much mistaken seen about 1/4 down from the top at left and right-hand sides.
graphic for visual presentation of text The Trilby Mine is seen about center top/down and just right of the sideway center, below the Blue Bird, this mine also has a small mill as seen towards the right-hand side. To the left of the Trilby is various Gold Sovereign Mine operations, the main shaft has burned in this view, but one of the other Head Frames are standing near lower left corner, at the end of the siding known as the Gold Sovereign Branch, leaving the High Line/Short Line grade outside this view some distance outside the view at right.
Sorting Categories:
Short Line Related   Trolley Related   
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25.09.2016 at USD 6.5
INDEPENDENCE MINE - Issued By the C.C. & G.H. RY. CO.backside of INDEPENDENCE MINE - Issued By the C.C. & G.H. RY. CO.
Media Info Last Updated:
07.04.2018 (14:58:13)
Title (on) Image:
INDEPENDENCE MINE - Issued By the C.C. & G.H. RY. CO.
Photographer [Date]:

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

Published By:
C. C. & G. H. Ry. Co.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00112 [#116]
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www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#116
Description:
This is NOT a good view of the Independence Mine only because of the print process used to make the postcard, as this a very crude looking image. Had it been a photograph it would been a great view as it shows this area before the dumps grow enormous, and before many of the houses seen here gives way to a large mill. All this makes it among the earlier views of the massive structures at the Independence Mine, but photo is from middle February 1903 onward as there is visible trolley line poles meaning the Short Line and the High Line electric is running on the same tracks by time this image was photographed, and as the electrification of that line was done by about middle of February 1903 it can't be earlier.
Sorting Categories:
Short Line Related   High Line   
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I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
18.12.2009 at USD 17.501.07.2011 at USD 33.016.07.2011 at USD 6.0507.04.2018 at USD 16.023.05.2018 at USD 9.95
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]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6183
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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Independence Mine and Battle Mountain, Cripple Creek District.backside of Independence Mine and Battle Mountain, Cripple Creek District.
Media Info Last Updated:
03.04.2018 (11:33:26)
Title (on) Image:
Independence Mine and Battle Mountain, Cripple Creek District.
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-01132 [#1755]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#1755
Description:

Sorting Categories:
Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Short Line Related   Trolley Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Stratton's Independence No. 1 - 270   Ajax - 275   Portland No. 1 [aka Burns Shaft] - 262   Portland No. 2 - 259   
I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
02.06.2012 at USD 0.49518.07.2013 at USD 3.004.08.2013 at USD 2.513.11.2017 at USD 0.99
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
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

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   
Mining Enties visible:

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20.01.2013 at USD 16.4910.10.2013 at USD 3.2505.01.2017 at USD 6.5
Victor, Colo., City of Minesbackside of Victor, Colo., City of Mines
Media Info Last Updated:
31.03.2018 (12:01:53)
Title (on) Image:
Victor, Colo., City of Mines
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00511 [#612]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#612
Description:
This view of Victor town is taking from east, looking west, sometimes after December 1905 as that month saw the sale of the Gold Coin Mine to the Granite Gold Mining Company, which in this photo is now marked as Granite Mine. The mine is seen about 1/5 in from right hand side, and about 1/3 down from the top.
graphic for visual presentation of text Further down from the Gold Coin is seen the tracks of the Short Line/High Line and the Florence & Cripple Creek, and the Golden Circle track is also seen. The Short Line is the left most, on a big fill after crossing the F. & C.C. track outside the view at right lower about 1/4 up from bottom. The yard of the Short Line is seen better in my postcard copy then in this bad print view. The Golden Circle track leaves the F. & C.C. at left of the text reading the title of this view, and is the part first seen under the title text at right hand side of this view.
graphic for visual presentation of text The group of buildings/houses inside the fence in the foreground right is the Stratton's Home when he was staying in the District after making his millions as per Mr. Spell in his book.
graphic for visual presentation of text Somewhere at left of center of the photo is the dump of the Spicer/Rexall mine seen, in my postcard view I can see it a little bit better but not that easy, appears to be a crib wall around it. It would be located just below a line between the Garfield School (the large structure with the tower about 1/4 in from left-hand side and 1/3 from top) and the Gold Coin mine so to speak, about 1/4 on that line towards the Gold Coin.
Sorting Categories:
Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Golden Circle Related   Short Line Related   Trolley Related   Victor Town   
Mining Enties visible:
Gold Coin - 288   Spicer lode [aka Rexall Mine; Victor Town] - 808   
I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
27.10.2011 at USD 36.0
Trolley on Low Line About 1905 [Near the Big Cut on the Low Line North of Anaconda]backside of Trolley on Low Line About 1905 [Near the Big Cut on the Low Line North of Anaconda]
Media Info Last Updated:
30.03.2018 (15:19:17)
Title (on) Image:
Trolley on Low Line About 1905 [Near the Big Cut on the Low Line North of Anaconda]
Photographer [Date]:

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

Published By:
Sanborn
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00225 [#291]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#291
Description:
This view of Trolley No. M-105, heading for Cripple Creek on the Low Line, is taking just after passing Alamo Junction where there was a side spur for steam trains up to the Index mine ore house. At one time, there was a plan to extend the track up to a siding along the Moon-Anchor mine, as far as I know this never happen though - only a road ever went there.
graphic for visual presentation of text Up near top of view, above the Trolley, is seen first the shaft house of the Rittenhouse Mine, then the Short Line grade climbing Gold Hill and then the shaft house and orehouse of the E. Porter-Gold King mine, which is seen with its cupola plainly poking up of the roof.
graphic for visual presentation of text Near upper left is seen a bad view of the Lexington Mine – easy to pick up due to the long trestle to the quite large ore house of that operation. A water-tank is seen left of that mine.
Sorting Categories:
Short Line Related   Trolley Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Lexington - 63   E. Porter Gold King - 65   Rittenhouse - 66   
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Parade View on Victor Avenue in Victor. Looking West From the Eastern Trolley Switch at a Fire Truck Leading with a Marching Band Behind it and Lot of People Looking.backside of Parade View on Victor Avenue in Victor. Looking West From the Eastern Trolley Switch at a Fire Truck Leading with a Marching Band Behind it and Lot of People Looking.
Media Info Last Updated:
25.03.2018 (20:19:46)
Title (on) Image:
Parade View on Victor Avenue in Victor. Looking West From the Eastern Trolley Switch at a Fire Truck Leading with a Marching Band Behind it and Lot of People Looking.
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03507 [#6064]
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This view from a non-dated and unknown Parade in Victor shows the Fire Truck leading a Marching Band, many flags are seen, and part of the eastern switch of the Trolley meet track on Victor Avenue is seen to the left of the fire truck, with a clown like person leading an animal with a poster saying ''Chicken Dinner 206 North 4 St.'' Lot of people lining the street, looking, some ladies are poking out the windows of the second level of the brick structure having a sign with something ending with ''Meats''. All the windows on that 2nd level lining the street are cupola type, extending out from the wall a little bit.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the background, several houses are seen west of the F. & C. C. grade, where it crossed what barely could be called West Victor Avenue, as they line the hill south of the street not seen on anything but maps. Background top right is seen a cut along the M.T. tracks.
graphic for visual presentation of text Behind the before mention houses south of W. Victor Ave., the Head Frame of the Golconda Mine is poking up, a large dump is seen partly to the left of that headframe, and some of the Hoist House and Ore House of that mine is seen on the higher DPI scans, but still not a good view of that mine, sadly.
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Sorting Categories:
Low Line   
Mining Enties visible:
Golconda - 287   
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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.
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03319 [#5824]
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This is a GREAT view I JUST had to GET!!! Hopefully this is made of better paper than my 2012 edition of this card, as on that one, lots of small sort of bubbles and scan not so sharp and well. In addition there was alot of reflections in it, and, the image is way dark and do not enhance very well.
graphic for visual presentation of text But, for the view it shows, and the areas I can see it sure beats having no such view at all!! :-)
graphic for visual presentation of text And, this is still the first image I ever seen showing what I believe is the Anaconda Mill up on Gold Hill above the Low Line grade between the Anchoria-Leland and the Mary McKinney mine in this view!
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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Overview South Cripple Creek, Inclusive a Mine Along the Short Line Crossing of M.T.backside of Overview South Cripple Creek, Inclusive a Mine Along the Short Line Crossing of M.T.
Media Info Last Updated:
18.03.2018 (08:17:12)
Title (on) Image:
Overview South Cripple Creek, Inclusive a Mine Along the Short Line Crossing of M.T.
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03378 [#5890]
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The mine in the foreground seems to be located the Red Bird claim, possible spilling over into the Yellow Bird, but it is not on the Admiral Dewey claim as that is a claim that is broken into tiny patches of ground in-between other claims as per a claim plat I've seen. I'm a little unsure which has the part the shaft stands on as while their parallel, reading the map and the image to tell for sure where this one shaft is, is a little bit hard but my feel is that this is located on Red Bird lode claim. But, if this is known as the Red Bird Mine, Yellow Bird Mine, or even as the Mariposa Mine, I can't tell. One of the houses behind the mine, inside the Short Line loop is marked with Mariposa Office on the roof, but my USGS Topo-map from around 1903 has the Mariposa Mine located quite a distance from her, outside the view at right, nearly 90-degree right. National Mining Tunnel and Land Company is reported to have had a large plant of machinery on the Red Bird claim with a value of $10,000. Hence, for now, November 2017, I continue to name and think of this mine as the Red Bird.
graphic for visual presentation of text The tracks just behind the mine in foreground right is the Short Line mainline into Cripple Creek, but it is also the High Line and Low Line tracks of the Electric Trolley System, at least till that bridge barely seen a piece of in lower right corner area – a bridge crossing over the M.T. tracks and then the High & Low lines split where the High Line goes left together with the Short Line mainline to climb Gold hill, while the Low Line goes right to go along Gold Hill, heading towards Victor along the hills and valleys sort of following the F. & C.C. and the M.T. tracks, cutting the hills here and there as it is higher up.
graphic for visual presentation of text If keeping in lower right quadrant, the F. & C.C. Depot is slightly above ¼ up from bottom and about 1/11 in from right-hand side. The Freight house is also seen, together with some of the industries along a side spur breaking of the mainline near left-hand side of this view and ending up just below the Depot where a string of boxcars can be seen.
Sorting Categories:
Cripple Creek Town   Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Short Line Related   Trolley Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Red Bird lode - 420   
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Last Dollar Minebackside of Last Dollar Mine
Media Info Last Updated:
18.03.2018 (08:05:33)
Title (on) Image:
Last Dollar Mine
Photographer [Date]:
H. & H. Studio [Hileman & Hill] [1909]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
H. & H. Studio
Source ID, My Collection:
P-02150 [#3682]
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This was the first version of this card I've seen, different crop where there is a little more seen on the right-hand side, in terms of a millimeter or three. Marked as H & H, Cripple Creek, 09 – making this a view by either Hileman or Hill as they worked together at this time. I've also seen a version of this view where the left upper side has some hill visible, but both my cards have that missing in the faded distance.
graphic for visual presentation of text I think the background right is showing part of what was to become Portland Mill on top of Battle Mountain, while the head frame and high tower like structure in background against the sky just right of the center left/right is from what I'm able to gather, the Portland No. 2 Shaft & headframe, as it looks very much like some other views I have of it. I felt it was too visible from this angle, but I've been unsuccessful to find any other mine in that area to fit, so it must be the Portland No. 2 shaft.
graphic for visual presentation of text The railroad track in lower left is the Short Line/High Line roadbed going towards town of Independence and the route down passed Goldfield and into Victor, while the railroad tracks seen nearly buried in the dumps at the Last Dollar mine is the side-spur of the Golden Circle 3-foot track going towards the Vindicator Mines and for a short while the Black Sampler at Victor Pass.
Sorting Categories:
Golden Circle Related   Short Line Related   Trolley Related   
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The Gold King Mine and High Trestle on High Line, Cripple Creek, Colo.backside of The Gold King Mine and High Trestle on High Line, Cripple Creek, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
17.03.2018 (23:03:09)
Title (on) Image:
The Gold King Mine and High Trestle on High Line, Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1909]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

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

Sorting Categories:
Short Line Related   Trolley Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Gold King [aka El Paso Gold King] - 27   
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24.08.2015 at USD 11.5
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:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00339 [#426]
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Description:

Sorting Categories:
Anaconda Townsite   Florence & Cripple Creek Related   Midland Terminal Related   Trolley Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Mary McKinney - 136   Anaconda Mine - 92   
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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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Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03424 [#5938]
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Backside has stamped what I think is the name of the photographer, and also some handwritten notes:
graphic for visual presentation of textOBv, 10-7-20 - No Record on Negative Index
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graphic for visual presentation of textChas F. Lemic
graphic for visual presentation of text214 Oregon St.,
graphic for visual presentation of textCorliss Sta., Pittsburgh, Pa.
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Cripple Creek Town   Midland Terminal Related   Short Line Related   Trolley Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Moon Anchor - 56   
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Bennett Ave Cripple Creek.backside of Bennett Ave Cripple Creek.
Media Info Last Updated:
14.03.2018 (12:55:25)
Title (on) Image:
Bennett Ave Cripple Creek.
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman [1908]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1908-01-01
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1908-12-31
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00729 [#1077]
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This view here is a popular view, I've seen at least 24 uses for it, mostly in various crops from the source image as postcards, or in postcard folders, but also in some printed publications and as a large poster type of image I also seen it appear.
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene is of Trolley M-201 which rounds the corner off Bennett Avenue onto Second Street as it departs for Victor via what another source say is to be the High Line route. In the distance, at the end of Bennett Avenue, stands the three-story Midland Terminal station, seen about 1/4 down and about 1/3 in from right-hand side.
Sorting Categories:
Cripple Creek Town   Trolley 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.
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03523 [#6091]
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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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Last Dollar Minebackside of Last Dollar Mine
Media Info Last Updated:
14.03.2018 (11:36:32)
Title (on) Image:
Last Dollar Mine
Photographer [Date]:
H. & H. Studio [Hileman & Hill]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03504 [#6061]
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This is the second version of this card I've seen, different crop where there is a little more seen at the bottom and on the left-hand side, in terms of a millimeter or three. Marked as H & H, Cripple Creek, 09 – making this a view by either Hileman or Hill as they worked together at this time. I've also seen a version of this view where the left upper side has some hill visible, but both my cards have that missing in the faded distance.
graphic for visual presentation of text I think the background right is showing part of what was to become Portland Mill on top of Battle Mountain, while the head frame and high tower like structure in background against the sky just right of the center left/right is from what I'm able to gather, the Portland No. 2 Shaft & headframe, as it looks very much like some other views I have of it. I felt it was too visible from this angle, but I've been unsuccessful to find any other mine in that area to fit, so it must be the Portland No. 2 shaft.
graphic for visual presentation of text The railroad track in lower left is the Short Line/High Line roadbed going towards town of Independence and the route down passed Goldfield and into Victor, while the railroad tracks seen nearly buried in the dumps at the Last Dollar mine is the side-spur of the Golden Circle 3-foot track going towards the Vindicator Mines and for a short while the Black Sampler at Victor Pass.
Sorting Categories:
Golden Circle Related   Short Line Related   High Line   
Mining Enties visible:
Last Dollar - 238   Portland No. 2 - 259   Portland Mill [aka Victor Mill; Battle Mnt] - 922   
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