Scanned items: Postcards from My Collection
This Category: Golden Circle Related, has a total of 21 images, as of 20.08.2018 (11:35:27).
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Southwest Slope of Bull Hill, Cripple Creek Districtbackside of Southwest Slope of Bull Hill, Cripple Creek District
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (15:04:19)
Title (on) Image:
Southwest Slope of Bull Hill, Cripple Creek District
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:
1914-01-04; Seen a postcard stamped January 5th, so Day Photographed can't be closer than at least one day earlier.
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03840 [#6515]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6515
Description:
Sadly the paper this postcard is made on is one of those not so good one, and while it scanned useful it is not very good as the dark areas are just dark, and there is some silvery like parts in those darker area, also messing with my scan.
graphic for visual presentation of text The scene itself is an interesting one, as it captures and identifying some of the mines at this area of Bull Hill, also shows the Golden Circle trackage in this area, with lots of small mine operations around on the ground, with homes and houses spread around and growing huge dumps.
graphic for visual presentation of text In upper right corner the American Eagle Shaft House and mine operation is seen marked as 'Eagles' while further down along the right-hand side, the Ore-House of the Shurtloff No. 2 Mine is seen about 2/5 down – this had a side-spur, leaving the mainline of the Golden Circle about halfway up the route around Bull Cliffs on the south side, pieces of that spur is seen in lower foreground just above the word 'Cripple' in the card's title text along the bottom of this postcard view.
Extra Image Links:
Southwest Slope of Bull Hill, Cripple Creek District {Enhanced; Straightened}   
Sorting Categories:
Golden Circle Related   Independence Townsite   
Mining Enties visible:
American Eagle - 312   Findley - 216   Delmonico Mine [Bull Hill] - 1065   Shurtloff No. 2 - 221   
I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
23.06.2018 at USD 35.25
Granite Mine Victor Colobackside of Granite Mine Victor Colo
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (13:51:47)
Title (on) Image:
Granite Mine Victor Colo
Photographer [Date]:
William Henry Lehr [aka Bill Lehr]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03688 [#6345]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6345
Description:
This is one of those 'Had to get it' type of postcards as it helps fill in some of the blanks as to how the area evolved into what is left there today. Not that it is easy anymore as thing has changed drastic from this possible 1930's view to how it looks now in 2018, with the open Pit Operation eating away and dumps been hauled away earlier, I think I would struggle finding this location today.
graphic for visual presentation of text Scene shows the smaller more 'modern' Granite Mine as it was looking at the time of the photo, with the dumps of the Portland No. 2 in upper left and the Lumber Work House of the Portland No. 1 seen about 1/3 down from top and center sideways, while the Head-Frame is seen near right-hand side. The old grade of the Golden Circle ran in the 'cut' seen in lower right quadrangle – having come out from the Steel Tunnel below the Portland No. 1 dumps, part of the crib-walls is still seen in this view.
graphic for visual presentation of text There appears to still be track on the Short Line Ajax branch as well, seen below the Portland No. 2 dumps in upper left, track is seen about 1/3 down from top, from left-hand edge to about 2/5 into the view towards right, where it curves out of out view.
Extra Image Links:
Granite Mine Victor Colo {Enhanced; Straightened}    ⊞ Granite Mine Victor Colo {Cropped; Enhanced; Straightened}   
Sorting Categories:
Golden Circle Related   Short Line Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Portland No. 1 [aka Burns Shaft] - 262   Portland No. 2 - 259   Granite - 261   
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A View at the Slime Dam East of the Independence Mill, with Bull Hill/Bull Cliffs in the Distancebackside of A View at the Slime Dam East of the Independence Mill, with Bull Hill/Bull Cliffs in the Distance
Media Info Last Updated:
23.07.2018 (13:47:33)
Title (on) Image:
A View at the Slime Dam East of the Independence Mill, with Bull Hill/Bull Cliffs in the Distance
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03640 [#6297]
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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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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The Center of The Great Mining District, Cripple Creek, Colo.backside of The Center of The Great Mining District, Cripple Creek, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
09.04.2018 (18:39:24)
Title (on) Image:
The Center of The Great Mining District, Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
H.L. Woehler
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00284 [#354]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#354
Description:
This negative/photo being the base for this card was a popular view, as I've seen it by time of writing this (08.04.2018) a whopping 15 times, used for various postcards folders & postcards, using two different titles; ' The Center of the Great Mining District, Cripple Creek, Colo.' and ' Mines at Goldfield, Cripple Creek, Colo.'
graphic for visual presentation of text I assume I shall find more as time goes by, as for the postcards they really are only two types, this B&W card and a colored/painted one, and then various crop editions of those again, where there are from one to a few millimeters differences on either of the sides, and sometimes also at the bottom – the sky part is impossible to tell so I leave that one out .
graphic for visual presentation of text The view itself is of the town of Goldfield in the foreground, Independence town up the hill in the distance, town of Altman in sideways center against the sky in the distance top, and lots of mines scattered around on what is essential Bull Hill all over. Mines and rails!
Sorting Categories:
Golden Circle Related   Goldfield Townsite   
Mining Enties visible:

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Mines at Goldfield, Cripple Creek, Colo.backside of Mines at Goldfield, Cripple Creek, Colo.
Media Info Last Updated:
08.04.2018 (09:56:22)
Title (on) Image:
Mines at Goldfield, Cripple Creek, Colo.
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03404 [#5916]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#5916
Description:
Slightly different cropped on left side, possible 1mm
Sorting Categories:
Golden Circle Related   Goldfield Townsite   
Mining Enties visible:
Golden Cycle - 244   La Bella Power Plant - 948   
I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
13.11.2017 at USD 0.99
Isabella Mine looking uphill against Victor Mine in backgroundbackside of Isabella Mine looking uphill against Victor Mine in background
Media Info Last Updated:
07.04.2018 (11:10:48)
Title (on) Image:
Isabella Mine looking uphill against Victor Mine in background
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00439 [#537]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#537
Description:

Sorting Categories:
Golden Circle Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Lee Mine [aka Isabella Mine] - 111   
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View East From Upper Independence Town Towards Vindicator Minebackside of View East From Upper Independence Town Towards Vindicator Mine
Media Info Last Updated:
06.04.2018 (16:30:58)
Title (on) Image:
View East From Upper Independence Town Towards Vindicator Mine
Photographer [Date]:

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

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03538 [#6183]
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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The Denver City Troop, Camp Goldfield, Colorado.backside of The Denver City Troop, Camp Goldfield, Colorado.
Media Info Last Updated:
06.04.2018 (16:24:31)
Title (on) Image:
The Denver City Troop, Camp Goldfield, Colorado.
Photographer [Date]:
E.A. Yelton & M.A. Wisda
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-03552 [#6197]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#6197
Description:
While not being a great quality wise card on the image part, it still is an important view as it names the group of soldiers posing for the base negative of this scene, and to me that was important as I have a photograph from a slight different angle, same group of men, and now, thanks to this card, I have a link to who they might have been! Even of there is still confusion as I also know about a photograph of this scene, as found on Denver Public Library website as Call Number CHS.X9304.
graphic for visual presentation of text This card also helped me dig up the name of the Shaft House seen about straight up from the hat of the Officer up front, as that is the Chesapeake Shaft House, while those further back is too hard to make out. Cut off at the top more left, is the bridge carrying the Golden Circle track across the Midland Terminal tracks, and that is the info I have.
Sorting Categories:
Golden Circle Related   Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Chesapeake - 264   
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Cripple Creek Sampler, Blue Hill R.R.Terminal & Eagle Samplerbackside of Cripple Creek Sampler, Blue Hill R.R.Terminal & Eagle Sampler
Media Info Last Updated:
03.04.2018 (11:05:20)
Title (on) Image:
Cripple Creek Sampler, Blue Hill R.R.Terminal & Eagle Sampler
Photographer [Date]:
H. & H. Studio [Hileman & Hill]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:
Noble Inc.
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00312 [#398]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#398
Description:
Part of a small Album of 10 Postcards one could rip out and send to someone.
graphic for visual presentation of text Title of this card is partly very badly written, not sure why. The scene is from Bull Hill, where the climb up from Cameron is ended and the downhill trip towards Victor is starting, I think this area is named Victor Pass in more modern time, at least I think of it as that name.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe Midland Terminal had a wye up here and a small yard, same did Short Line for a time, the yard of Short Line is seen about middle of this view, this side of the structure I know as the Taylor-Brunton Sampler on top of Bull Hill – on this card named as the Eagle Sampler for some unknown reason. M.T. had its yard on the higher side, behind the T. & B. sampler and outside the view at right-hand side.
graphic for visual presentation of textOn left-hand side of this view can be seen the very large Bull Hill works of the Cripple Creek Sampler, and I think at one time it was served by all three railroads with some dual gauge tracks to it.
graphic for visual presentation of textThe spur seen curving near lower left hand corner is part of the Short Line mainline, also High Line tracks for the Trolley, coming down towards Victor through the town of Goldfield, way down left if the photographer had turned towards left in about a 180 degree turn.
Sorting Categories:
Golden Circle Related   Midland Terminal Related   Short Line Related   
Mining Enties visible:
Black Sampler [aka CC Sampler Bull Hill] - 230   T. and B. Sampler (Bull Hill) - 231   
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Drawing Rations, Camp Goldfield, Coloradobackside of Drawing Rations, Camp Goldfield, Colorado
Media Info Last Updated:
01.04.2018 (15:39:15)
Title (on) Image:
Drawing Rations, Camp Goldfield, Colorado
Photographer [Date]:
E.A. Yelton & M.A. Wisda [1903]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:

Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00161 [#223]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#223
Description:
This view, also found at Denver Public Library as a true photograph, of bad quality due to being a printed type of image on a postcard, is credited to been photographed at Camp Goldfield during the Labor War in early 1900's, and being there is dual gauge seen at the junction in front left, this has to be close to the Portland Mine No. 1 as that is the only dual gauge I know of in that area. At a time, there was some dual gauge along part of the M.T. mainline near the original T. & B. Sampler below the Portland and I've heard there where dual gauge at the Eagle Sampler, but all this is close to the Portland Mine in my book.
graphic for visual presentation of text What all this leads to is me saying I can't say exact where this image was photographed! All I can say that is shows several soldiers standing among the tracks, and there is at least two, but I think might be three, cows with them, whereas two of the men seems to try milk one of the cows.
Sorting Categories:
Golden Circle Related   Midland Terminal Related   
Mining Enties visible:

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Gleason Mine 1902backside of Gleason Mine 1902
Media Info Last Updated:
01.04.2018 (11:35:20)
Title (on) Image:
Gleason Mine 1902
Photographer [Date]:
[1902]
Date Guestimates, Earliest:
1902
Date Guess, No Later Than:
1902; as that is what postcard say [or, 1916; As it appears in a book published that year.]
Published By:
Triangle Distributing
Source ID, My Collection:
P-00507 [#608]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#608
Description:
I've used a somewhat enhanced view of this Postcard, as it was then easier to read the handwritings in both top corners where the left one says Wild Horse Shaft and an arrow is pointing down towards what little is shown of the shaft structures at the left-hand edge against the sky. The other one says Gleason Mine and also REAAA Mill if I read it correct and points down towards the Gleason shaft of the Wild Horse mine operations, seen about 3/7 in from right-hand side and about 1/3 down from top. The before mention mill, also known as Wild Horse Mill, is the structure below the Gleason shaft, and was a small cyanide mill. All fenced in behind a large wood fence.
graphic for visual presentation of text This view is from the dump of the Londonderry Mine if I am not mistaken. A tiny, not really visible, part of the Golden Circle Loop at Vista Grande is seen at corner bottom left. While this more modern postcard is marked as Gleason Mine 1902, I can't verify the date of this view, and the postcard itself had no marking to help date it either.
Sorting Categories:
Golden Circle Related   
Mining Enties visible:

I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
21.09.2009 at USD 3.28
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
Findley Mine, Cripple Creek Districtbackside of Findley Mine, Cripple Creek District
Media Info Last Updated:
28.03.2018 (12:37:12)
Title (on) Image:
Findley Mine, Cripple Creek District
Photographer [Date]:

Date Guestimates, Earliest:

Date Guess, No Later Than:
1906-08-03; As card is dated on the front with August 4, 1906 it helps date this image to been taken no later then August of 1906.
Published By:

Source ID, My Collection:
P-00635 [#925]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#925
Description:
I never seen this view as a photograph, only as the printed image used for this postcard and two kind of postcard folders, where there where small images included inside one larger postcard view. This is a nice view of the large operations going down at the Findley Mine, with several smaller dumps seen in the distance, all on Bull Hill, looking westerly.
graphic for visual presentation of text In the foreground several railroad cars on spurs belonging to the Golden Circle 3-foot railroad can be seen, and I would suspect the home seen in lower right is considered to be part of the Independence townsite even if I can't really see the town itself as that is outside the view at bottom.
graphic for visual presentation of text The first two tracks from bottom up is sidings used to collect ore from horse run wagons from the many smaller mines in the area, while the spur just going to the bottom part of the right-hand bottom corner is a spur I've seen being connected to mine named Deadwood No. 2 if I've read images I've seen correctly. While the track going of into the right-hand side of the lower right bottom, that is part of the Golden Circle mainline that used to run passed the Independence Depot and unto the end loop at Vista Grande, sort of outside the view twice the width or so of this card to the right, higher up, behind the hill.
Sorting Categories:
Golden Circle Related   Independence Townsite   
Mining Enties visible:
Findley - 216   
I've seen copies of this Card sell at eBay on/for:
21.05.2012 at USD 39.004.08.2013 at USD 4.5715.02.2014 at USD 18.4508.03.2017 at USD 13.2812.03.2017 at USD 7.49
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]
Shareable Link to PC Info:
www.cripplecreekrailroads.com/04library/scnd_postcards_all.php#3682
Description:
This was the first version of this card I've seen, different crop where there is a little more seen on the right-hand side, in terms of a millimeter or three. Marked as H & H, Cripple Creek, 09 – making this a view by either Hileman or Hill as they worked together at this time. I've also seen a version of this view where the left upper side has some hill visible, but both my cards have that missing in the faded distance.
graphic for visual presentation of text I think the background right is showing part of what was to become Portland Mill on top of Battle Mountain, while the head frame and high tower like structure in background against the sky just right of the center left/right is from what I'm able to gather, the Portland No. 2 Shaft & headframe, as it looks very much like some other views I have of it. I felt it was too visible from this angle, but I've been unsuccessful to find any other mine in that area to fit, so it must be the Portland No. 2 shaft.
graphic for visual presentation of text The railroad track in lower left is the Short Line/High Line roadbed going towards town of Independence and the route down passed Goldfield and into Victor, while the railroad tracks seen nearly buried in the dumps at the Last Dollar mine is the side-spur of the Golden Circle 3-foot track going towards the Vindicator Mines and for a short while the Black Sampler at Victor Pass.
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Golden Circle Related   Short Line Related   Trolley Related   
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Hull City Minebackside of Hull City Mine
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Title (on) Image:
Hull City Mine
Photographer [Date]:
Tomer Jacob Hileman
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P-00919 [#1299]
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25.04.2011 at USD 63.5120.04.2013 at USD 111.51
Gold Mine, Independence, Colo Elev 9800ft. 51 Miles From Colo Springs. [A View at Huge Dumps Around the La Bella Mill/Powerplant and the Golden Cycle Mine]backside of Gold Mine, Independence, Colo Elev 9800ft. 51 Miles From Colo Springs. [A View at Huge Dumps Around the La Bella Mill/Powerplant and the Golden Cycle Mine]
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Title (on) Image:
Gold Mine, Independence, Colo Elev 9800ft. 51 Miles From Colo Springs. [A View at Huge Dumps Around the La Bella Mill/Powerplant and the Golden Cycle Mine]
Photographer [Date]:
Chas. F. Lemic [07.10.1920]
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P-03423 [#5937]
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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 textNB10, 10-7-20 - 50-11 - 11:25 AM M.T. @
graphic for visual presentation of textSTAMPED:
graphic for visual presentation of textChas F. Lemic
graphic for visual presentation of text214 Oregon St.,
graphic for visual presentation of textCorliss Sta., Pittsburgh, Pa.
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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]
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1910-09-21; Postcard is handmarked with Sept. 22 for the note written, hence can't been photographed later than day before due to time to create card.
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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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Vindicator No. 1 - 233   
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Hull City Placerbackside of Hull City Placer
Media Info Last Updated:
14.03.2018 (11:36:51)
Title (on) Image:
Hull City Placer
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P-03505 [#6062]
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This was a new angle to me of the Hull City Mine, was very happy when I got a chance to get hold of this one!
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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]
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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.
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Victor Mine, Isabella Mine and Bull Cliffsbackside of Victor Mine, Isabella Mine and Bull Cliffs
Media Info Last Updated:
14.03.2018 (11:36:09)
Title (on) Image:
Victor Mine, Isabella Mine and Bull Cliffs
Photographer [Date]:
Julia Skolas
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P-03503 [#6060]
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