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Cripple Creek Fires of 1896

Added by yongli on 02/16/2021 - 13:37, last changed on 08/14/2022 - 21:12
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...


Added by yongli on 04/03/2017 - 15:42, last changed on 11/02/2022 - 20:44

Victor Avenue, 1900

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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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