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Cripple Creek

Added by yongli on 12/19/2016 - 15:15, last changed on 10/25/2022 - 12:44

Cripple Creek

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Cripple Creek was the site of the last and greatest mining boom in Colorado, attracting tens of thousands of people to the western flank of Pikes Peak in the 1890s. After it was destroyed by fire in 1896, the town and surrounding mining district reached peak production and population in the early...

Estella Bergere Leopold

Added by yongli on 09/16/2015 - 14:59, last changed on 10/31/2019 - 11:41
Dr. Estella Leopold is a world-renowned paleobotanist who helped spearhead the 1969 fight to save Florissant Fossil Beds in Florissant, Colorado. She was the recipient of several awards during her career, including Conservationist of the Year (1969) from the Colorado Wildlife Federation, the Keep...

Hornbek House

Added by yongli on 12/19/2016 - 15:58, last changed on 01/30/2021 - 09:52
Built in 1878, the Hornbek House in Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is significant for its association with Adeline Hornbek, a single mother who started a ranch in the Florissant area and lived in the house for twenty-seven years. The large one-and-a-half-story house is also an outstanding...

Manitou Experimental Forest Station

Added by yongli on 03/16/2016 - 13:36, last changed on 01/30/2021 - 09:32
Located about seven miles north of Woodland Park , the Manitou Experimental Forest Station was established in 1936 for the US Forest Service to study resource management in ponderosa pine lands. Along with the Fraser Experimental Forest , it is one of two experimental forests in Colorado. The...

Teller County

Added by yongli on 08/16/2016 - 10:40, last changed on 03/29/2023 - 05:39
Teller County, named for former US senator and railroad mogul Henry M. Teller , covers 559 square miles of the high country west of Pikes Peak in central Colorado. It is bordered by Douglas County to the north, El Paso County to the east, Fremont County to the south, and Park County to the west...


Added by yongli on 04/03/2017 - 15:42, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 20:44
Victor, the “City of Mines,” is located in Teller County on the western side of Pikes Peak . Incorporated in 1894, Victor was part of the Cripple Creek District , site of Colorado’s last significant gold mining boom. The city is situated next to Pike National Forest and overlooks the Wet Mountains...
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