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Cripple Creek

Added by yongli on 12/19/2016 - 15:15, last changed on 10/16/2019 - 10:00

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...

Fort Peabody

Added by yongli on 05/25/2016 - 15:03, last changed on 08/31/2019 - 01:07
Built on Imogene Pass during the Western Federation of Miners strike in Telluride in 1903–4, Fort Peabody was a Colorado National Guard post intended to prevent deported union members and activists from returning to Telluride via the pass. Named after Governor James Peabody , who deployed the...

Teller County

Added by yongli on 08/16/2016 - 10:40, last changed on 10/04/2019 - 09:58
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...

“Little Rome”

Added by yongli on 06/02/2017 - 14:13, last changed on 06/18/2019 - 01:07
“Little Rome” was a residential area in Henson, a San Juan mining camp a few miles west of Lake City that peaked in the 1890s. Henson is notable for being the site of an 1899 strike carried out at the Ute Ulay and Hidden Treasure mines by Italians affiliated with the Western Federation of Miners ...
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