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Cripple Creek

Added by yongli on 12/19/2016 - 15:15, last changed on 04/20/2021 - 12:09

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...

Cripple Creek Fires of 1896

Added by yongli on 02/16/2021 - 13:37, last changed on 02/16/2021 - 13:37
In April 1896, the mining town of Cripple Creek was devastated by two fires within four days. Frigid winter winds and scant water supply caused both fires to spread rapidly and created difficulty for volunteer firefighters who attempted to extinguish them. The fires leveled the central business...

Panic of 1893

Added by yongli on 02/16/2021 - 14:16, last changed on 03/15/2021 - 01:07
The Panic of 1893 touched off a nationwide economic depression that lasted for at least three years, threw millions out of work, and caused banks and businesses to fail across the country. In Colorado and other silver-mining states, the panic was tied to the abrupt collapse of the silver industry...

Teller County

Added by yongli on 08/16/2016 - 10:40, last changed on 01/29/2021 - 17:28
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...

Western Federation of Miners

Added by yongli on 01/21/2021 - 15:17, last changed on 06/17/2021 - 07:33
Founded in 1893, the Western Federation of Miners (WFM) was one of the largest and most active labor unions in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American West. The union was involved in some of the most important labor disputes in Colorado and American history, including the 1894...
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