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Teller County

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    Teller County, named for US Senator Henry M. Teller, was formed in 1889 to alleviate tension between wealthy mine owners in Colorado Springs (El Paso County) and working-class miners in Victor and Cripple Creek.
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    Teller County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. The county seat is Cripple Creek, and the most populous city is Woodland Park. Population: 23,275 (2013) County seat: Cripple Creek Area: 1,448 km²
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Arapaho Place Names,” Arapaho Language Archives, University of Colorado Boulder, n.d.

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Beth Dodd, “A Tale of Two Florissants,” Mountain Jackpot, September 20, 2013.

Wayne Heilman, “Cripple Creek gold mine exceeds expectations, lasting 25 years longer than anticipated,” Colorado Springs Gazette, December 13, 2013.

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The Woods Family,” Victor, Colorado, n.d.

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