Scanned items: Postcards from My Collection
This Category: Elkton Townsite, has a total of 6 images, as of 05.02.2019 (16:59:02).
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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.
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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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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.
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Source ID, My Collection:
P-03844 [#6519]
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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
Elkton Mine View During Winter, Seen From Northwestbackside of Elkton Mine View During Winter, Seen From Northwest
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (13:50:18)
Title (on) Image:
Elkton Mine View During Winter, Seen From Northwest
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1919-09; As this appears as a fully enclosed structure on an August 1919 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map
Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03642 [#6299]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6299
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A winter view at the partly exposed Head-Frame part of the Elkton Mine on Raven Hill, looking from the north and west side. Snow covers the ground and in the background is the saddle between Battle Mountain on left and Squaw Mountain on right if I am not mistaken.
graphic for visual presentation of text * The Carbonate Queen Head-frame and surface structures are seen in the background left, about center top/down and about 1/5 in from left-hand side. Quite some dumps in that area it seems.
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Elkton Mine View During Winter, Seen From Northwest {Large Pixels 1200dpi(Scaled down); Cropped; Enhanced; Straightened}   
Sorting Categories:
Elkton Townsite   
Mining Enties visible:
Elkton Mine - 156   Carbonate Queen - 192   
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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
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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
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
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

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Source ID, My Collection:
P-00300 [#386]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#386
Description:
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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Sorting Categories:
Elkton Townsite   Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Thompson Mine [aka Thomson lode] - 157   
I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
10.02.2014 at USD 17.5

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