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Birdseye View of Cripple Creek, Colorado

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Title

Birdseye View of Cripple Creek, Colorado

Description

This stereo card gives an aerial view of Cripple Creek, Colorado. The town begins in the foreground with scattered houses and trees and extends towards the mountains in the background.

Language

English

Type

Stereocard

Identifier

SC-TM 4

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Card Title

Birdseye View of Cripple Creek, Colorado

Printed Text (Front)

1247. Birdseye of Cripple Creek, Colorado.

Printed Text (Back)

No 1247 Bird's Eye View of Cripple Creek, Colorado

About 46 miles by railroad from Colorado Springs, just inside the eastern edge of this wonderful mountain region, at an elevation of 9,800 feet, 3,600 feet higher than Colorado Springs, lies Cripple Creek, the most noted mining camp of the day. The trip to Cripple Creek affords a singular attractiveness in its views of scenery and the engineering achievements connected with the construction of the railway. It winds around the rim of the canons curving in astonishing loops and sudden turns, and passing through nine tunnels. The train ascends along the edge of North Cheyenne Canon to Point Sublime, affording five views of the canon, Colorado Springs, Crescent Lake and the beautiful Silver Cascade Falls. Then it passes over to South Cheyenne Canon with its wonderful falls, descending 500 feet in seven leaps to Summit, where the view is magnificent. Mountain streams full of trout are seen here on all sides. At Clyde we get a glimpse of Cathedral Park with fantastic rock formations and a cavern of perpetual ice, and then we rapidly descend to Cripple Creek, which was a cattle ranch in 1891 and produces now up to $22,000,000.00 in gold anually.

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Archivist's Comment

JG 4/1/2016

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Citation

“Birdseye View of Cripple Creek, Colorado ,” FSU Card Archive, accessed January 17, 2018, http://fsucardarchive.org/items/show/4720.

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