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7 edition of Strike It Rich in Cripple Creek (American History Through Primary Sources) found in the catalog.

Strike It Rich in Cripple Creek (American History Through Primary Sources)

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Published by Raintree .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • United States - State & Local - General,
  • History,
  • Cripple Creek Region (Colo.),
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Nonfiction,
  • Sources,
  • Children: Grades 4-6,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • History - United States/General,
  • 19th century,
  • Frontier and pioneer life,
  • Gold mines and mining

  • The Physical Object
    FormatLibrary binding
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8428565M
    ISBN 10141092419X
    ISBN 109781410924193
    OCLC/WorldCa63703861

    History The Cripple Creek gold rush began in and spawned numerous towns and cities, most springing up within a twenty-four-square-mile radius. This woman was there in the very early days when this was just a mining camp and gold fever was all over the hills. Brewery Tours Enjoy a guided adventure into the world of craft Beer. Downtown Cripple Creek was destroyed by fires in By the time the company manager learned of the strike, the smelters were closed and the fires extinguished. I could never imagine what it must have been like in its heyday, but it fascinated me endlessly.

    In the Midland Terminal Railway, the last railroad in the district, ceased operations. Beckman had worked undercover as a member of Victor Miners Union No. We had favorite places that we visited year after year, and Cripple Creek was one of them. On June 6,an explosion destroyed the train depot at the nearby town of Independence, killing thirteen nonunion miners and badly injuring many others.

    Peter Carlson describes the "desecrated flag" poster as famous, and "perhaps the most controversial broadside in American history. Stratton located the famous Independence lode, one of the largest gold strikes in history. The new agreement stipulated that miners suspected of theft would be searched by a fellow miner in the presence of a watchman. Jun 27, Ray Justus rated it really liked it Mabs the author's nickname did a fantastic job of describing what it was like growing up in a small Colorado mining community in the shadow of Pike's Peak. But the changes sweeping through Victor and towns like it demonstrate the adaptable character of residents and the ebb and flow of fortune in the mineral-rich American West.


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To any one acquainted with Cripple Creek mining the value of this prospecting will be appreciated. Broyles, vice president, and Mr. Florence is a friendly, hospitable community with a great arts community and antique shops to delight the visitor. An exceptionally large number of veins were discovered and proven by these workings from which a great deal of mineral was shipped and the value of the property demonstrated.

ISBN 13: 9780937080153

The old underground mines are exhausted, but open pit mining has operated since east of Cripple Creek, near its sister city of Victor, Colorado. Republicans opposed the law, and sought an opinion from the Colorado Supreme Court.

Throughthe Cripple Creek district produced about So please, join us for a visit and discover a refreshing Colorado escape.

The gold-bearing area of the Cripple Creek district was the core of an ancient volcano within the central Colorado volcanic field, last active over 30 million years ago during the Oligocene.

The route contains many narrow roads and high wooden bridges. Mar 02, Patty rated it really liked it I really enjoyed this book. First Edition. It is complete with accounts of train wrecks, strikes, and even street fighting. This portion of the road is now closed to vehicular traffic and is popular with bikers and hikers, and vehicular traffic was rerouted to Old Stage Road behind The Broadmoor.

At an elevation of 9, feet and just below tree line, for many years Cripple Creek's high valley was considered no more important than a cattle pasture.

Situated at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, these dunes would seem to be out of place. The line ended in the southwest park of Colorado Springs at Stratton Parkwhich Stratton donated to the city. The Court advised that such a law would be unconstitutional.

Bell responded by declaring that no civil officer would be allowed to serve civil processes to any National Guard officer on duty. Emil Peterson, a worker recruited from Duluth, ran when he realized the purpose of the military escort. Never been climbing before? When the Victor Daily Record, a strong voice of the WFM, erroneously charged that one of the soldiers was an ex-convict, its staff was imprisoned before a retraction could be published.

He promised in his inaugural address to make Colorado safe for investments, if necessary using all the power of the state to accomplish his aims. She managed to enter in order to aid the strike, and she wrote a letter to Governor Peabody saying, "I wish to notify you, governor, that you don't own the state.

She includes 3 short chapters at the end.Being the “happening” spot in the West, Cripple Creek, CO and the surrounding towns were visited and inhabited by many famous people of the early 's. The Cripple Creek Mining District made such a large impression in a short amount of time people from every where in the World came to the area to either strike it rich or visit.

Book Description University of Nebraska Press, United States, Paperback. Condition: New. Reprint. Language: English. Brand new Book. Mabel Barbee Lee has written a rousing tale of early days in Cripple Creek, Colorado.

She speaks with authority because she arrived there as a child inand with wide-eyed wonder saw the whole place /5(93). During Cripple Creek’s heyday, many of the miners joined a union and a significant strike took place in It was one of the rare times when the governor called out the national guard to help protect the miners from violence against unions.

By the yearthe Cripple Creek district has produced more than 20 million troy ounces of gold. Finding Gold in Colorado Book Index: The following index will be included in books published in late 10/ and onward.

It is provided here for those who own the earlier version of the book in an effort to continue to make the book more useful to all.

For those without [ ]. Victor, the “City of Mines,” is located in Teller County on the western side of Pikes hildebrandsguld.comorated inVictor was part of the Cripple Creek District, site of Colorado’s last significant gold mining hildebrandsguld.com city is situated next to Pike National Forest and overlooks the Wet Mountains to the south, while the Mosquito Range is visible to the west.

Cripple Creek offers visitors a wide variety of lodging choices – from rustic cabins to luxurious B&Bs to comfortable hotels.

ISBN 13: 9780803279124

No matter where you stay, you’ll experience the warmth of the Old West, with personalized service from knowledgeable individuals who can recommend the best local tours and attractions, dining, shopping, gaming and more.