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Cripple Creek 1900: a Colorado mining camp

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Cripple Creek 1900: a Colorado mining camp

An eyewitness account by Francis Lynde.

Cripple Creek got a later start than most of the West's famous mining camps. In fact, many of its predecessors had already played out by 1891 when the Golconda was uncovered here. Tells how Cripple Creek got its name, gives history of nearby Pikes Peak, explains the mines and their mechanization. Because the industrial revolution was at peak in America in 1900, the technology of railway, electricity, and steam drilling could be applied at Cripple Creek. Reading this account helps us understand how Colorado and other Western states which had mineral resources were able to get a good and early start on their development, albeit at the expense of the Cripple Creeks, which were destined to bust just as they had been destined to boom.

Period illustrations, 20 pages.

ISBN-10: 0-89646-080-0. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-080-5. Order #: VIST0080 paper$3.95

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