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Creek photographs and ledgers
Albumen Photograph of
OF THE FLORENCE & CRIPPLE CREEK RAILROAD, 1895
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.
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,
Albumen Photograph of
INDEPENDENCE MINE, above Victor, CRIPPLE CREEK GOLD MINING DISTRICT, circa
(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
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
Overall, a very good photographic image.
Albumen Photograph of
CRIPPLE CREEK GOLD MINING DISTRICT, COLORADO, circa 1900
(Cripple Creek Gold Mining District), #405.
Photographer: Smith – Hassell, Denver.
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
Mat condition: very good with some chipping on corners at left
OF MINUTES: THE MARY McKINNIE MINING COMPANY
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
book produced by the Out West Printing & Stationery Company,
Colorado Springs, Colorado, circa 1915.
STRATTON CRIPPLE CREEK MINING AND DEVELOPMENT COMPANY
Company check book
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.