By: E.M. Douglas / USGS
Date: 1904 (published) Washington D.C.
Dimensions: 19.25 x 18.5 inches (49 x 47 cm)
"There's gold in them thar hills!"
An exciting topographic map detailing the Cripple Creek region during the height of its gold rush that saw 22.4 million ounces and $18 million extracted from the area between 1890 and 1910.
The map centers on the area between the mining towns of Cripple Creek and Victor that lie just west of Pike's Peak and Colorado Springs. A total of 337 mines are located and named. Upon closer examination, and with the help of the key at top right, once can identify individual shafts, prospects, mine tunnels, and dumps.
The district is noted for several large and famous mines and is said to have produced 30 millionaires. Winfield Scott Stratton discovered the Independence Mine in 1901 and later sold it for $11 million. The nearby Portland Mine at one time employed 700 miners. The profits from entrepreneur Spencer Penrose’s C. O. D. Mine built the famous Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs.
Condition: Map is in A condition originally folded, now flat without any fold separations or soiling.
Inventory # 11403
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