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CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO

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Cripple Creek photographs and ledgers

 

Panoramic Albumen Photograph of 

LOOP OF THE FLORENCE & CRIPPLE CREEK RAILROAD, 1895

LOOP OF THE FLORENCE & CRIPPLE CREEK RAILROAD #800, Cripple Creek Gold Mining District, Colorado.  Photographer: H. F. Peirson, Denver, Colorado.  Original albumen print on original cream-colored mat.  Photpograph dimensions: 33 inches by 9-1/4 inches.  Mat dimensions:  38-1/2 inches by 14-1/2 inches.  Photograph condition: near fine tones; no significant damage.  Mat condition: pinholes; light staining and paint spots; otherwise, very good.  Circa 1896.  Albumen.

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Panoramic Albumen Photograph of

STRATTON'S INDEPENDENCE MINE, above Victor, CRIPPLE CREEK GOLD MINING DISTRICT, circa 1900

INDEPENDENCE MINE (located above Victor, Cripple Creek Gold Mining District, Colorado).  A. J. Harlan Photograph, Colorado Springs, Colorado, circa 1900.  Original albumen panoramic photograph; dimensions: 21 inches by 7-1/2 inches.  Mounted on original gray mat; cut down to fit photograph size.  Photograph slightly faded; however, tones are still very good and detail is sharp.  Upper right-hand corner slightly bent but mild crease is barely noticeable.  Overall, a very good photographic image.

Price: $2,950.00

 

Panoramic Albumen Photograph of

VICTOR, CRIPPLE CREEK GOLD MINING DISTRICT, COLORADO, circa 1900

VICTOR, COLORADO (Cripple Creek Gold Mining District), #405.  Photographer: Smith Hassell, Denver.  Circa 1900.  Photograph dimensions: 18-1/4 inches by 7 inches.  Mounted on original cream-colored board; dimensions: 18-1/2 inches by 9-1/2 inches.  Photograph condition: very good plus to near fine tones and details.  Mat condition: very good with some chipping on corners at left side.  Albumen panorama.

Price: $3,500.00

 

RECORD OF MINUTES: THE MARY McKINNIE MINING COMPANY

  1916

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This meeting minutes ledger is completely original and frequently signed by the board of directors of The Mary McKinnie Mining Company throughout the ledger.  Binding is original gray cloth with red leather spine and corners; 75 pages, with inserts, beginning January 1916 through December 8, 1928.  Condition: very good plus to near fine; covers and interior contents.

The Mary McKinney Mine was located in Squaw Gulch in the Cripple Creek Gold Mining District in 1891 by Frank Castello and the Houghton brothers.  Banker and mining baron, David H. Moffat heavily bought into the property and by 1894 was able to turn the property into one of the most productive in the gold mining district.  

Ultimately, the Mary McKinnie Mine produced over 500,000 of gold, and its main shaft was sunk to nearly 1500 feet from an elevation of 10,700 feet.

Among the noted historical Cripple Creek personalities involved with this mining company were: Frank Castello, Charles Castello, D.H. Moffat, John T. Hawkins, W.H. Spurgeon, Daniel Thatcher, and John L. Nichols.

This is a highly detailed record of the board of the Mary McKinnie Mining Company's decisions, as well as the prosecution of those decisions, in relation to the development and production of this very productive Cripple Creek gold mine.

Ledger book produced by the Out West Printing & Stationery Company, Colorado Springs, Colorado, circa 1915.

 

 

THE STRATTON CRIPPLE CREEK MINING AND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY

Company check book

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Steel-engraving of W.S. Stratton on every check.  Printed by the Western Bank Note Company, Chicago.  Four uncut checks per page.  Funds to be drawn on The First National Bank of Cripple Creek, Colorado.  The First check from this ledger, Number 1, was issued May 4, 1903 -- almost 9 months after the Cripple Creek District's most influential gold baron died (September 14, 1902).  Checks in this ledger were issued to January 27, 1925 (#240).  The remaining blank checks are numbered 241 - 496.  Condition: very good plus leather binding; scuffed green boards; near fine interior pages.

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Please take note of the many other historical Cripple Creek artifacts listed on the following web pages:

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