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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...

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...

Teller County

Added by yongli on 08/16/2016 - 10:40, last changed on 01/31/2023 - 22:41
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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