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A Quiet Champion

Soon after the founding of Colorado Springs in 1871, a young carpenter from Indiana moved to the bourgeoning town, attracted by the prospect of gainful employment – new home construction depended on woodworking skills. 904 more words

Colorado Springs

THERE’S GOLD ‘N DEM DER HILLS

It all started with Bob Womack, panning in the mountain creeks 18 miles (as the crow flies) west of Colorado Springs. In 1890, he hit pay dirt and the race for gold was on. 390 more words

Colorado

Random Photography: Cripple Creek Valley, Colorado

Hi again, another post in the random photography series.

I took this picture when I was visiting Cripple Creek Colorado. I took the Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad… 88 more words

Outdoors

December Events In & Around Our Local Area

December is here and Cripple Creek, Victor, and Florissant are full of fun things to do with your family this month! From great shows at the Butte, headframe lights, cookie contests, and parades to craft shows and potluck dinners, there is something for everyone. 705 more words

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Train ride to nowhere

We got on train and headed out of Cripple Creek.

Passed all of the exciting sites. The tour guide did have some great stories about the old mining days. 59 more words

Vacation

A lot of history in a little town.

Cripple Creek was exactly what I thought it was going to be. A sleepy little town far from the big city. Except for the big casino that looked brand new.  104 more words

Flowers

Where in the World Wednesday: Cripple Creek, CO

Gold Mining town Cripple Creek Colorado

History

Cripple Creek has such a rich history: In the late 1890’s one of the largest gold strikes in history was discovered by a rancher/prospector Bob Womack and the last great Gold Rush began! 435 more words