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Cripple Creek, 1980s

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Mining declined in the Cripple Creek district throughout the first two-thirds of the twentieth century, leaving only 2,000 people left in the area. At the end of the 1980s, residents turned to gambling as a way to develop the local economy and generate revenue for preservation.

Location: 
Cripple Creek
Place: 
Pikes Peak
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Date: 
1980s

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